Janeane Garofalo Biography

Birthday: 1964-09-28
Place of Birth: Newton, New Jersey USA
Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m)
Wiki Biography: Janeane, the petite woman with the acerbic wit, was born in Newton, New Jersey, in 1964, and had many jobs before breaking into show biz. She worked as a bike messenger, a shoe salesperson (no doubt with Al Bundy's disposition), waitress and temp secretary. Watching David Letterman on TV inspired her to write comedy, and by 1985 she was doing stand up comedy. As such, Janeane has become a cult figure, giving a voice to a generation, venting her frustration at TV, dating, relationships, life in general and anything that ticks her off in particular. Janeane did sketches on "The Ben Stiller Show" (1992) (an Emmy winning, but canceled show). She would continue to collaborate with Ben Stiller in future projects. Janeane received 2 Emmy nominations for her work on "The Larry Sanders Show" (1992), developing her signature character: a smart, cynical woman with a razor wit. She was not happy with her "Saturday Night Live" (1975) stint in 1994, and was vocal about it (of course). Transferring her persona from TV to the big screen, she moved on to movies, basically playing the character she had defined for herself. In Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) she portrayed a smart, cynical, successful businesswomen with a razor wit, and this time with swear words (in the movie she had developed a brand of cigarettes with fast-burning paper, for the gal on the go; in real life it is alleged she smokes Marlboros). Janeane continues to work in TV and movies, often collaborating with Ben Stiller in a number of movies like Mystery Men (1999), his easygoing style being a counterpoint to her caustic nature.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Larry Sanders Show Paula 1992 Comedy
The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 2010 Comedy
Now And Then 1995 Comedy
The Larry Sanders Show Paula 1998 Comedy
Shorties Watchin' Shorties Herself 2004 Comedy
Ideal Tilly 2005 -
Freak Show The Bearded Clam 2006 - 2006
Girl's Best Friend Mary 2008 Drama
Labor Pains Claire the Vista Host 2009 Comedy
The Rok Adventure Minnie Mogul 2011
Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior Beth Griffith 2011 Crime
The Ben Show Various Characters 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Sweethearts 1938
The Matchmaker 1958 0
Kiki's Delivery Service Ursula 1989
Late for Dinner Counter Girl 1991 Drama
Reality Bites Vickie Miner 1994 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Bye Bye, Love Lucille 1995
Bye Bye Love Lucille 1995
Coldblooded 1995 Action, Comedy, Thriller
Now and Then 1995 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Truth About Cats & Dogs Abby 1996 Comedy, Romance
The Cable Guy Medieval Times Waitress 1996 Comedy, Drama
I Shot a Man in Vegas Gale 1996 Drama
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Heather 1997
Cop Land Deputy Cindy Betts 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Sweethearts Jasmine 1997 Comedy, Drama
Clay Pigeons Agent Dale Shelby 1998 Comedy, 0, Game Show
Dog Park Jeri 1998 Biography
The Minus Man 1999 Game Show, 0
Can't Stop Dancing Belinda Peck 1999 Comedy
200 Cigarettes Ellie 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Mystery Men The Bowler 1999 Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Dogma Liz 1999 Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway 2000 Drama, Romance
Titan A.E. Stith 2000 Sport, 0, Drama
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Minnie Mogul 2000 Adventure, Comedy
The Search for John Gissing 2001
The Independent 2001
Wet Hot American Summer Beth 2002 Comedy, Romance
Steal This Movie! Anita Hoffman 2002 Drama, Romance
When Stand Up Stood Out 2003
Manhood 2003
Ash Tuesday Liz 2003 Comedy, Drama
Nobody Knows Anything! Patty 2003 Comedy
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 0
Duane Hopwood 2005
Ratatouille Colette 2007 Animation, Comedy, Family
Labor Pains 2009 0
Love Hurts 2009 0
General Education Gale Collins 2012
Departure Date Marie 2012 Comedy
Bad Parents Kathy 2012 Comedy, Drama
Satan, Hold My Hand Sheryl 2013 Comedy, Horror
A Little Game Sarah Kuftinec 2014 Adventure, Family
3rd Street Blackout June Sherman 2015 Comedy, Romance
Nowhere Ever After Helena 2016 Drama
The American Side Agent Barry 2016 Game Show
Stay Dr. Beth Levy 2017