TV's underrated stars of 2012: Zap2it's Year in Review
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Jessica Pare, 'Mad Men'( AMC )
You know her as: Don Draper's second wife, aspiring actress Megan Draper (née Calvet)
Why we like her: It's tough joining the well-established world of a beloved show. After a few fleeting appearances in Season 4 as an SCDP receptionist turned Don's personal secretary, Pare got quite a bump in Season 5 when she officially became Mrs. Draper. She received so much screen time she understandably submitted herself as a lead actress contender for Emmy consideration. But just like Don's first wife, Betty, Megan wasn't universally loved by the fans. It's a mystery why, however, since Pare nailed everything from Megan's knack for writing ad copy to her complicated relationship with a not entirely supportive mother (Julia Ormond) to a sexy serenade of "Zou Bisou Bisou" at Don's birthday party.
Where else you've seen her: She's worked steadily in films throughout the 2000s, mostly in her native Canada, but was previously best known to TV viewers for her supporting role in cult favorite family drama "Jack and Bobby."
-- Geoff Berkshire, Zap2it