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Janeane Garofalo
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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 standup 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 in 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 (1994) stint, 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. Fans love Janeane.

Janeane Garofalo stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Late for Dinner 1991 Don't Remember
Now and Then 1994 Suzy and Hanna Digital ***
Reality Bites 1994 Don't Remember ***
The Truth About Cats and Dogs 1996 DVD *** 1/2
The Matchmaker 1997 At home on DVD ** 1/2
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 On pay-per-view in LA ** 1/2
Mystery Men 1999 Hoyts Branford 1/2 *
Dogma 1999 at Showcase Orange Digital ****
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle 2000 On the plane from England ** 1/2
Wet Hot American Summer 2001 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Big Trouble 2002 w/ Suzy at Branford Hoyts Digital ** 1/2
The Wild 2006 Hanna & Suzy * 1/2
Ratatouille 2007 family at Destina Middletown Digital ***