Janeane Garofalo Biography

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Born: September 28, 1964

JANEANE GAROFALO

Date of Birth: September 28, 1964

The name of her own production company -- I Hate Myself Productions -- kinda says it all about this queen of self-deprecation. Born in Newton, New Jersey, Garofalo is very funny, extremely quick-witted and almost always quick to take a shot at herself.

Once a member of the Saturday Night Live cast and later a regular on The Larry Sanders Show (for which she received two Emmy Award nominations), Garofalo has carved out a feature film career as the girl who sometimes gets the guy even though she never expects to.

She says "I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that happened because I've never been considered an outwardly funny person." But her comedy specials and stand-up act belie that self-impression.

As for that somewhat negative self-image, she says: "I don't hate myself, as a general rule. I'd say the best way to describe it is that I have moments of self-loathing at fairly regular intervals."

Garofalo received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 Slamdunk Film Festival. She married Rob Cohen in 1991 and although their relationship has since ended, they have not yet divorced.

Filmography:

The Guitar(2008)
Ratatouille(2007)
Southland Tales(2006)
The Wild (2006) (voice)
Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (2005)
Stay(2005)
Nobody Knows Anything (2003)
Wonderland(2003)
Manhood (2003)
Big Trouble(2002)
The Search for John Gissing (2001)
Wet Hot American Summer(2001)
Nobody Knows Anything (2000)
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle(2000)
Titan A.E. (2000) (voice)
The Independent (2000)
Steal This Movie! (2000)
What Planet Are You From? (2000) (uncredited)
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (2000)
200 Cigarettes(1999)
Can't Stop Dancing (1999)
Dogma(1999)
The Minus Man(1999)
Mystery Men(1999)
Thick as Thieves (1999)
Half Baked (1998) (uncredited)
Clay Pigeons(1998)
Dog Park (1998)
Permanent Midnight(1998)
The MatchMaker(1997)
Cop Land (1997)
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Touch (1997/I)
I Shot a Man in Vegas (1996)
Larger Than Life (1996)
The Cable Guy(1996)
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy(1996)
Sweethearts (1996)
Now and Then (1995)
Coldblooded (1995)
Bye Bye, Love (1995)
Reality Bites(1994)
Suspicious (1994)
Late for Dinner (1991)
Majo no takkyubin (1989) (voice)

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