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Janeane Garofalo

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Janeane Garofalo has turned in a variety of memorable comedic and dramatic performances in film and on television.

She made her television debut on the syndicated "The Dennis Miller Show," followed by appearances on the Fox Network's "Comic Strip Live" and MTV's "Half-Hour Comedy Hour." She first gained national attention as a regular on the Emmy Award-winning "The Ben Stiller Show."

Garofalo received two consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1996, 1997) for her continuing role as Paula on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show." She was also a member of the repertory company of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" during the 1994-95 season; and a correspondent for Michael Moore's "TV Nation," during its NBC run.

She has guest-starred on such top television series as NBC's "Seinfeld," "Mad About You," and "Law & Order"; ABC's "Home Improvement"; and HBO's "The Sopranos." She was animated for episodes of the Fox Network's "The Simpsons" and Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist."

Beginning with W.D. Richter's "Late for Dinner" (1991), she has appeared in over 35 feature films. These include starring roles in "Reality Bites" (directed by and costarring Ben Stiller), Michael Lehmann's "The Truth About Cats & Dogs," Kinka Usher's "Mystery Men" (again costarring with Stiller), Mark Joffe's "The Matchmaker," David Dobkin's "Clay Pigeons," Hampton Fancher's "The Minus Man," Bruce McCulloch's "Dog Park," Kevin Smith's "Dogma," and Robert Greenwald's "Steal This Movie!" (as Abbie Hoffman's wife Anita).

Garofalo has also been seen on-screen in, among other films, Kelly Makin's "Kids in the Hall Brain Candy," Ben Stiller's "The Cable Guy," James Mangold's "Cop Land," David Veloz' "Permanent Midnight" (again costarring with Stiller), Risa Bramon Garcia's "200 Cigarettes," and Des McAnuff's "The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle."

She most recently completed work on Mike Binder's independent feature "The Search for John Gissing" and Barry Sonnenfeld's soon-to-be-released "Big Trouble"; and is currently at work on Moises Kaufman's "The Laramie Project" (for HBO).

Garofalo also co-authored the best-seller Feel This Book, with longtime friend Ben Stiller.

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