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Janeane Garofalo


Janeane, the petite woman with the acerbic wit, was born in Newton, New Jersey, in 1964, to Joan, a secretary, and Carmine Garofalo, an Exxon executive. She is of Italian and Irish descent. Janeane had many jobs before breaking into show biz. She worked as a bike messenger, a shoe salesperson, waitress and temp secretary. Watching David Letterman ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ratatouille
Ratatouille Colette
(2007)
Mystery Men
Mystery Men Bowler
(1999)
Dogma
Dogma Liz
(1999)

Filmography

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 2017/II Submission
Magda Moynahan
 2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (TV Series)
Beth
- End Summer Night's Dream (2017) ... Beth
- Dance (2017) ... Beth
- Rain (2017) ... Beth
- King of Camp (2017) ... Beth
- Tigerclaw (2017) ... Beth
 2017 Sandy Wexler
Testimonial
 2017 Gap Year (TV Series)
Sam
- Nepal: The End (2017) ... Sam
- China - The Wall (2017) ... Sam
 2017 Speech & Debate
Marie
 2016 Nightcap (TV Series)
Janeane Garofalo
- The Horny Host (2016) ... Janeane Garofalo
 2016 The Happys
Luann
 2016 Night Train with Wyatt Cenac (TV Series)
- Food & Whine (2016)
 2016 Little Boxes
Helena Wisdom-Finkelstein
 2016 The American Side
Agent Barry
 2016 Werewolf Bitches from Outer Space
Art Gallery Owner
 2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Series)
Eve
- Wonderful (2015) ... Eve
- Superdad (2015) ... Eve
- Super Great Daddy Day (2015) ... Eve
 2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Series)
Beth
- Day Is Done (2015) ... Beth
- Electro/City (2015) ... Beth
- Dinner (2015) ... Beth
- Auditions (2015) ... Beth
- Activities (2015) ... Beth
 2015 3rd Street Blackout
June Sherman
 2014-2015 Broad City (TV Series)
Monica
- The Matrix (2015) ... Monica
- Working Girls (2014) ... Monica
 2015 International Ghost Investigators (TV Series)
Janeane Garofalo
- Janeane Garofalo (2015) ... Janeane Garofalo
 2014 Lovesick Fool - Love in the Age of Like (Short)
Natalie (voice)
 2014 Free the Nipple
Anouk
 2014 American Viral (TV Series)
Karen Dare
- Bullied Balls (2014) ... Karen Dare
 2014 F to 7th (TV Series short)
Dr. Mills
- Nature (2014) ... Dr. Mills
 2014 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Sharon Overwood
- Slow Your Roll (2014) ... Sharon Overwood
 2014 A Little Game
Sarah Kuftinec
 2013 Paulie (TV Movie)
June
 2013/II The Assistant (Short)
Joanna Morton
 2013 Satan, Hold My Hand
Sheryl
 2012-2013 Delocated (TV Series)
Susan Shapiro
- The Frrt Identity (2013) ... Susan Shapiro
- Reunion Show (2012) ... Susan Shapiro
- Jon Done Gone Nuts (2012) ... Susan Shapiro
- TB's Mom (2012) ... Susan Shapiro
- Friend (2012) ... Susan Shapiro
 2012 Bad Parents
Kathy
 2012 General Education
Gale Collins
 2012 Metalocalypse (TV Series)
Abigail Remeltindrinc
- Church of the Black Klok (2012) ... Abigail Remeltindrinc (voice)
- Breakup Klok (2012) ... Abigail Remeltindrinc (voice)
- Dethdinner (2012) ... Abigail Remeltindrinc (voice)
- Going Downklok (2012) ... Abigail Remeltindrinc (voice)
- Writersklok (2012) ... Abigail Remeltindrinc (voice)
 2012 Departure Date (Short)
Marie
 2012 Mighty Fine
Older Natalie (voice)
 2012 Ugly Americans (TV Series)
- The Dork Knight (2012)
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - House of Corpses (Video short)
Beth Griffith
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Inside the Red Cell (Video short)
Beth Griffith
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Loved Ones (Video short)
Beth Griffith
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - The Profiler (Video short)
Beth Griffith
 2010-2011 Ideal (TV Series)
Tilly
- The Red King (2011) ... Tilly
- The Love (2011) ... Tilly
- The Paintings (2011) ... Tilly
- The Brothel (2011) ... Tilly
- The Debtors (2011) ... Tilly
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series)
Beth Griffith
- Death by a Thousand Cuts (2011) ... Beth Griffith
- The Girl in the Blue Mask (2011) ... Beth Griffith
- Strays (2011) ... Beth Griffith
- The Time Is Now (2011) ... Beth Griffith
- Smother (2011) ... Beth Griffith
 2011 Paul the Male Matchmaker (TV Series)
Sandi
- Know When You Are Too Old (2011) ... Sandi
 2010 Gimme Shelter (TV Movie)
Angel
 2010 Idiots (Video short)
Bartender
 2009/I Love Hurts
Hannah Rosenbloom
 2009 Labor Pains
Claire the Vista Host
 2009 24 (TV Series)
Janis Gold
- Day 7: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2009) ... Janis Gold
- Day 7: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (2009) ... Janis Gold
- Day 7: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (2009) ... Janis Gold
- Day 7: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (2009) ... Janis Gold
- Day 7: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2009) ... Janis Gold
 2009 Greek (TV Series)
Professor Freeman
- Engendered Species (2009) ... Professor Freeman
 2008 Wainy Days (TV Series)
David's Mom
- Angel (2008) ... David's Mom
 2008 A Bad Situationist (Video)
Lenore Stein
 2008 Girl's Best Friend (TV Movie)
Mary
 2008 The Guitar
Dr. Murray
 2007 Law Dogs (TV Movie)
Gloria Fontaine
 2007 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Sharon
- Media Room Slash Dungeon (2007) ... Sharon
 2007 Ratatouille (Video Game)
Colette (voice)
 2007 Ratatouille
Colette (voice)
 2007 The Ten
Nuclear Powerplant Shift Supervisor Beth Soden
 2006 Campus Ladies (TV Series)
 2006 Freak Show (TV Series)
The Bearded Clam
- Mohel-Me-Not: Part 1 (2006) ... The Bearded Clam (voice)
- Mohel-Me-Not: Part 2 (2006) ... The Bearded Clam (voice)
- Elections (2006) ... The Bearded Clam (voice)
- Separate But Equal (2006) ... The Bearded Clam (voice)
- Git to Gitten' (2006) ... The Bearded Clam (voice)
 2006 Southland Tales
General Teena MacArthur
 2005-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Louise Thornton
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... Louise Thornton
- Transition (2006) ... Louise Thornton
- Election Day: Part 2 (2006) ... Louise Thornton
- Election Day: Part 1 (2006) ... Louise Thornton
- Welcome to Wherever You Are (2006) ... Louise Thornton
 2006 The Wild
Bridget (voice)
 2005/I Stay
Dr. Beth Levy
 2005 Stella (TV Series)
Jane Burroughs
- Novel (2005) ... Jane Burroughs
 2005 Nadine in Date Land (TV Movie)
Nadine
 2005 Duane Hopwood
Linda
 2005 Deal (TV Movie)
Annie
 2004 Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series)
Donna
- Hypno-Germ (2004) ... Donna (voice, as Beverly Center)
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Dee Dee
 2004 Pilot Season (TV Mini-Series)
Announcer
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 2004 Junebug and Hurricane (Short)
Chandre
 2004 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Trish
- Cheap Saks (2004) ... Trish
 2003 Nobody Knows Anything!
Patty
 2003 Wonderland
Joy Miller
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Sheila
- Night and Deity (2003) ... Sheila (voice)
 2003 Ash Tuesday
Liz
 2003 Manhood
Jill
 2002 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Gracie Allen: The Better Half (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
 2002 Big Trouble
Police Officer Monica Romero
 2002 Martin & Orloff
Hairdresser
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Catherine Connolly
 2001 Housekeeping (Short)
Hotel Employee (voice)
 2001 The Search for John Gissing
Linda Barnes
 2000 The Cherry Picker (Short)
 2000 Ed (TV Series)
Liz Stevens
- Pilot (2000) ... Liz Stevens
 2000 Strangers with Candy (TV Series)
Cassie Pines
- The Last Temptation of Blank (2000) ... Cassie Pines
- The Goodbye Guy (2000) ... Cassie Pines
 2000 Titan A.E.
Stith (voice)
 2000 The Independent
Paloma Fineman
 2000 Steal This Movie
Anita Hoffman
 2000 What Planet Are You From?
Nervous Woman (uncredited)
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Janeane Garofalo
- D-Girl (2000) ... Janeane Garofalo
 1998-2000 Felicity (TV Series)
Sally Reardon
- Help for the Lovelorn (2000) ... Sally Reardon (voice, uncredited)
- Ancient History (1999) ... Sally Reardon (voice, uncredited)
- Love and Marriage (1999) ... Sally Reardon (voice, uncredited)
- Todd Mulcahy: Part 2 (1999) ... Sally Reardon (voice, uncredited)
- Friends (1999) ... Sally Reardon (voice, uncredited)
 1999 The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
Dr. Harriman / Handyman
 1999 Mystery Men
Bowler
 1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Mabel Buchman
- The Final Frontier: Part 2 (1999) ... Mabel Buchman
- The Final Frontier: Part 1 (1999) ... Mabel Buchman
 1999 Dogma
Liz
 1999 200 Cigarettes
Ellie
 1999 Thick as Thieves
Anne
 1999 The Minus Man
Ferrin
 1999 Can't Stop Dancing
Belinda Peck
 1998 The Thin Pink Line
Joyce Wintergarden-Dingle
 1998 Clay Pigeons
Agent Dale Shelby
 1998 Dog Park
Jeri
 1998 Permanent Midnight
Jana Farmer
 1998 Half Baked
I'm Only Creative When I Smoke Smoker (uncredited)
 1997 The Chris Rock Show (TV Series)
Girlfriend
- Episode #2.12 (1997) ... Girlfriend (voice, uncredited)
 1997 Sweethearts
Jasmine
 1997 The MatchMaker
Marcy Tizard
 1997 Cop Land
Deputy Cindy Betts
 1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Greta Heiss
- Showtime (1997) ... Greta Heiss
- D-Girl (1997) ... Greta Heiss
 1997 Touch
Kathy Worthington
 1992-1997 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Paula
- Pain Equals Funny (1997) ... Paula
- The Matchmaker (1997) ... Paula
- Larry's on Vacation (1995) ... Paula
- Eight (1995) ... Paula
- 0.409 (1995) ... Paula
 1997 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Tina
- A Funny Valentine (1997) ... Tina
 1996 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Jeannie
- The Foundation (1996) ... Jeannie
- The Invitations (1996) ... Jeannie
 1996 Larger Than Life
Mo
 1996 The Cable Guy
Medieval Times Waitress
 1996 Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
Woman at party (scenes deleted)
 1996 Ellen (TV Series)
Chloe Korban
- Two Mammograms and a Wedding (1996) ... Chloe Korban
 1996 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series)
Janeane
- Drinky the Drunk Guy (1996) ... Janeane (voice)
 1996 Mr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1995 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series)
Wife
- What to Think (1995) ... Wife
 1995 Now and Then
Wiladene
 1995 I Shot a Man in Vegas
Gale
 1995 NewsRadio (TV Series)
Nancy
- Sweeps Week (1995) ... Nancy
 1995 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Moonbeam
- The Germ Turns (1995) ... Moonbeam (voice)
 1995 Bye Bye Love
Lucille
 1994-1995 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Susan Molinari / Jodie Foster / ...
- George Clooney/The Cranberries (1995) ... Various
- Deion Sanders/Bon Jovi (1995) ... Various
- Bob Newhart/Des'ree (1995) ... Various
- David Hyde Pierce/Live (1995) ... Various
- Jeff Daniels/Luscious Jackson (1995) ... Various / Susan Molinari / Jodie Foster / ...
 1995 Coldblooded
Honey
 1994 Suspicious (Short)
Woman
 1994 Small Doses (TV Series)
 1994 Reality Bites
Vickie Miner
 1994 The Adventures of Pete & Pete (TV Series)
Ms. Brackett
- X=WHY? (1994) ... Ms. Brackett
 1993 Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Coppola Woman
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Coppola Woman (credit only)
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Coppola Woman
 1992-1993 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- A Few Good Scouts (1993) ... Various Characters
- At the Beach (1993) ... Various Characters
- With Dennis Miller (1992) ... Various Characters
- With Garry Shandling (1992) ... Various Characters
- With Flea (1992) ... Various Characters
 1992 That's What Women Want (Short)
Jennifer
 1991 Late for Dinner
Counter Girl
 1991 Passion (TV Movie)
Jenny Colomby
 1989 Kiki's Delivery Service
Ursula (English version, voice)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (152 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Beverly Center | Jeaneane Garofalo

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2007, on Reality Bites (1994)) That was my first experience with a studio film. I didn't understand what was going to happen, or why the hours were so long. I know Ben [Stiller] was not thrilled with me there. He also didn't like my attitude during rehearsal, because I hate to rehearse. He sort of fired me, but luckily I was rehired because Winona [Ryder] stepped in on my behalf. Let's put it ... See more »

Trivia:

Has a tattoo on her arm which reads "think". See more »

Trademark:

Deadpan cynicism

Star Sign:

Libra

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