Before launching her own professional acting career, Jane Galloway Heitz was a casting agent in Chicago. She helped launch the careers of Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Eric Stonestreet and Richard Kind.

Jane sold her casting agency in 1997 to focus on acting full-time.

She was married to Emmy-winning TV producer/director Bill Heitz from 1965 until his death in 2002. They had a daughter, Amie Richardson, and three grandchildren.