My Houzz: Watch Jenna Fischer Secretly Renovate Her Sister's Home
For 20 years, actor Jenna Fischer has lived in Los Angeles, where she became widely known for her role as Pam on The Office. But she’s always called St. Louis home. When she was younger, many Fischer family events took place at her grandparents’ house, which her grandfather designed, and in which her father grew up. Fischer’s sister, Emily, and Emily’s husband, Dwight, bought the home a few years ago and began raising a family there. “We were all really excited that the house was going to stay in the family,” Fischer says.
Recently, Fischer wanted to do something special for her sister, who’s a schoolteacher, tutor and volunteer for Girls on the Run, an organization whose mission includes enhancing the self-esteem of middle school girls. Fischer decided to surprise Emily with a renovation to her home, using Houzz to redesign and furnish the kitchen, living and dining areas.
“It just comes so naturally to her to put herself last,” Fischer says of her sister. “This is all about really giving Emily the type of renovation that will make her life easier and more comfortable.”