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Janeane Garofalo

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Janeane Garofalo

American stand-up comedian, actress, liberal political activist and writer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1964.

Countries: United States (67%), Washington (9%), California (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Wet Hot American Summer

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Providence College, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Tea Party protests




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Janeane Garofalo was born in 1964 add something


Garofalo began her career in stand-up comedy in the late 1980s during the pre-grunge era add something


Garofalo's big break came in 1990 after meeting Ben Stiller at Canter's Deli in Los Angeles, where they were hanging out with stand-up friends add something


She was part of the alternative comedy scene in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, appearing at Un-Cabaret and other venues and co-created the Eating It comedy series which ran at Luna Lounge on the Lower East Side of New York City between 1995 and 2005 add something


Marc Maron - He frequently appeared in the live alternative stand up series he'd organized with Janeane Garofalo called "Eating It," which used the rock bar Luna Lounge in New York's Lower East Side as its venue from the 1990s until the building was razed in 2005


David Letterman - Subsequently, while still recovering from surgery, Letterman revived the late night tradition that had virtually disappeared on network television during the 1990s of 'guest hosts' by allowing Bill Cosby, Kathie Lee Gifford , Dana Carvey, Janeane Garofalo, and others to host new episodes of "The Late Show"


Garofalo married then-boyfriend Robert Cohen, a writer for "The Ben Stiller Show", in Las Vegas in 1991 add something


Her television series debut was on the short-lived " Ben Stiller Show" on Fox in 1992, on which she was a cast member alongside longtime friends Bob Odenkirk and Andy Dick add something


Garofalo's breakthrough into film came in 1994's "Reality Bites" as Winona Ryder's Gap-managing best friend Vickie add something


She left "SNL" in March 1995 after only six months, saying that the experience left her "anxious and depressed" and that a sexist attitude pervaded the show and she called many of the sketches "juvenile and homophobic" add something


Molly Shannon - Shannon's major break came in February 1995, when she was hired as a featured player on "Saturday Night Live" to replace Janeane Garofalo after Garofalo left mid-season due to creative differences


In 1996, Garofalo earned a starring role in the critically acclaimed "The Truth About Cats & Dogs", a variation on "Cyrano de Bergerac" which featured Uma Thurman in the lead role as a beautiful but dim-witted model, while Garofalo played Abby, a highly intelligent radio host add something


Uma Thurman - Thurman starred opposite Janeane Garofalo in the moderately successful 1996 romantic comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs as a ditzy blonde model.


Garofalo played the leading role in the "The MatchMaker", a 1997 film about the misadventures of a cynical American woman who reluctantly visits Ireland add something


In 1998 Garofalo starred in her first voice-acting job playing Ursula the Artist in Disney's English dub of Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service add something


In 1999, she starred as "The Bowler" in the film Mystery Men; an underdog group of super heroes in the not too distant future add something


Anita Hoffman - Her life was dramatized in the 2000 film "Steal This Movie", in which she was portrayed by Janeane Garofalo


Morgan J. Freeman - In 2000, Freeman wrote and directed "The Cherry Picker" for Showtime starring Janeane Garofalo


Wet Hot American Summer - "'Wet Hot American Summer"' is a 2001 satirical comedy film written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, directed by David Wain, and starring Janeane Garofalo, David_Hyde_Pierce, Michael Showalter , Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Zak Orth and A.D. Miles


In 2002, she played Catherine Connolly in "The Laramie Project" add something


Prior to the 2003 Iraq War, she took a position on the threat posed by Saddam Hussein add something


Two television pilots starring Garofalo, the 2003 ABC show "Slice O'Life" about a reporter consigned to sappy human interest stories appearing at the end of news broadcasts, and the 2005 NBC program "All In", based on the life of poker star Annie Duke, were not picked up by their respective networks add something


In March 2003, she took part in the Code Pink anti-war march in Washington, D.C. That fall, she served as emcee at several stops on the "Tell Us the Truth" tour, a political-themed concert series featuring Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Tom Morello, and others add something


In late March 2004, Garofalo became a co-host for Air America Radio's new show "The Majority Report" alongside Sam Seder add something


In 2006, she provided the voice for the animated character "Bearded Clam" on Comedy Central's "Freak Show" add something


Garofalo had a segment in several episodes of the 2007 season of "The Henry Rollins Show" add something


In 2007, she wrote a dedication for the mini-book included in the six-DVD box-set of the 1994 cult series "My So-Called Life" add something


Reality Bites - When asked in 2007 how well "Reality Bites" had aged, Janeane Garofalo replied, "I think it means a lot more to people younger than me


Michael Showalter - In March 2007 Showalter briefly toured as the opening act for Janeane Garofalo


She made cameo appearances in "The Guitar" in 2008 and "Labor Pains" in 2009 add something


Brian Posehn - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Posehn participated in the Comedy Lineup of the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which included Louis C.K., Janeane Garofalo and Zach Galifianakis


In 2009, Garofalo joined the cast of "24", where she starred as Janis Gold add something


In April 2009, Garofalo drew criticism when she denounced the Tea Party protests, calling them racist add something


In 2010, Garofalo joined the cast of "Ideal" as Tilly add something


She did a one-hour stand-up special, "If You Will," at Seattle's Moore Theatre, that aired on "Epix" in June 2010 and was released on DVD in September 2010 add something


Wet Hot American Summer - In 2015, she will star alongside most of the original cast in the Netflix eight-episode sequel to the 2001 comedy film "Wet Hot American Summer", including Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler add something


She stars in the upcoming 2015 film "3rd Street Blackout", currently in post-production add something


She stars with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd in an upcoming 2015 Netflix eight-episode sequel to "Wet Hot American Summer" featuring most of the cast playing their original roles from the 2001 movie add something


Garofalo appeared on Ken Reid 's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on August 12, 2015 add something


Wet Hot American Summer - Netflix will produce an eight-episode prequel in 2015 starring most of the original cast members, including Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Paul_Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and David Hyde-Pierce, among numerous others


Garofolo is touring during Winter, 2016; her schedule includes a gig January 14 at the popular 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia; followed by two shows at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, January 15 add something


In 2017, Garofalo starred in E4's comedy-drama series Gap Year add something