Janeane Garofalo Bio | Wiki
Janeane Garofalo is an American comedian and actress. She is a former co-host on the now-defunct Air America Radio’s The Majority Report. Janeane began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member on The Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and Saturday Night Live.
She later appeared in more than 50 movies, with leading or major roles in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, The Matchmaker, Reality Bites, The Wild, Steal This Movie!, Clay Pigeons, and Sweethearts among numerous others. Janeane has been a series regular on television programs such as Wet Hot American Summer.
Janeane Garofalo Age
Jeneane was born on September 28, 1964, in Newton, New Jersey, United States. She is 58 years old.
Janeane Garofalo Height
She is a woman of short stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 1 in (Approx. 1.55 m).
Janeane Garofalo Family
She was born in Newton, New Jersey, to her parents Joan and Carmine Garofalo. Janeane’s father is a former executive at Exxon. Her mother was a secretary, in the petrochemical industry, who died of cancer when Janeane was 24. She is of Italian/Irish descent. She grew up in various places, including Ontario, California; Madison, New Jersey; and Houston, Texas.
Janeane Garofalo Husband
Janeane is married to her husband Brody Tate. The couple celebrated their wedding in 2015. Previously, she was married to Robert Cohen, who was then a writer for The Ben Stiller Show, in Las Vegas in 1991.
Janeane later explained that it was intended to be a joke, the pair thinking that the marriage was not binding unless it had been filed at a local courthouse. It was discovered later when Cohen tried to marry someone else, that the marriage was indeed legal. The union was dissolved in 2012.
Janeane Garofalo Education
She graduated from James E. Taylor High School in Houston, Texas. While studying history at Providence College, Janeane entered a comedy talent search sponsored by the Showtime cable network, winning the title of “Funniest Person in Rhode Island.” Her original gimmick was to read off her hand, which was not successful in subsequent performances.
Dreaming of earning a slot on the writing staff of the TV show Late Night With David Letterman, Janeane became a professional standup upon graduating from college with degrees in History and American Studies. She struggled for a number of years, even working briefly as a bike messenger in Boston.
Movies With Janeane Garofalo
In addition to her comedy, Janeane has also appeared in many movies. Some of them include:
The American Side
Speech & Debate
A Bread Factory
Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate
Come as You Are
Asking For It
The God Committee
Flora & Ulysses
Janeane Garofalo Seinfeld
After SNL, she appeared in a plethora of guest star roles: the grown-up daughter of the Buchmans on the final episode of Mad About You; Jerry Seinfeld’s female counterpart Jeannie Steinman on Seinfeld; a recurring correspondent on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, and a former girlfriend of Dave Foley’s character on Newsradio.
Janeane Garofalo Billions
In 2021, she played Dawn Winslow in Billions, an American drama television series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. The series premiered on Showtime on January 17, 2016, and has produced six complete seasons to date.
It tells the story of hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), as he accumulates wealth and power in the world of high finance. Axelrod’s aggressive tactics to secure high returns frequently cross over into the illegal—acts that United States Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) attempts to prosecute.
Janeane Garofalo Reality Bites
Janeane’s first movie role, filmed the year before she appeared on national television, was a brief comical appearance as a counter worker in a burger joint in Late for Dinner in 1991. However, her real breakthrough into film came in Reality Bites in 1994 as Winona Ryder’s character’s Gap-managing best friend Vickie.
Janeane Garofalo Ben Stiller
Her 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. They bonded over their “love of SCTV, early Saturday Night Live, and Albert Brooks.”
Janeane’s first 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. She co-wrote a comedic New York Times bestseller with Ben Stiller in 1999, entitled Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy, and Sexual Satisfaction.
Janeane Garofalo Snl
After The Ben Stiller Show was canceled, Janeane joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) for its 1994–95 season. She left SNL in March 1995 (mid-season) after only six months, saying that the experience left her “anxious and depressed”, and that a sexist attitude pervaded the show. She said that many of the sketches were juvenile and homophobic.
Janeane Garofalo Ratatouille
In 2007, she provided the voice of Colette Tatou, a chef in the Pixar/Disney feature film Ratatouille. Janeane affected a pronounced French accent for the role, appropriate for a character based on a French cook described as the world’s best female chef.
Janeane Garofalo Wet Hot American Summer
She was top-billed in Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 cult comedy about an American summer camp, and starred in The Search for John Gissing. In 2015, Janeane starred alongside most of the original cast in the Netflix eight-episode prequel to the 2001 comedy film Wet Hot American Summer. In 2017, she starred in E4’s comedy-drama series Gap Year.
Janeane Garofalo Net Worth
She earns her wealth from her career, therefore, she has amassed a fortune over the years. Jeneane’s estimated net worth is $5 million.
Is Janeane Garofalo Related To Mark Garofalo
No. There is no known relation between Janeane and Mark. They both share the same sir name.
How Old Is Janeane Garofalo
She is 58 years old. Janeane was born on September 28, 1964, in Newton, New Jersey, United States.