Born September 28,1964, American comedienne, actress, and the quintessential Gen X chick. Often cited as the real-life Daria.[1]

A stand up comic by trade, she was first discovered during a comedy talent search by Showtime. Her TV debut was on The Ben Stiller Show (the second one), which resulted in Garofalo and Ben Stiller getting cozy for a while. A lucky break landed her the role of Paula on The Larry Sanders Show, netting her two Emmy nominations.

Garofalo joined SNL during the 1994-95 season, where she incurred much the same fate as Sarah Silverman (typecast as Bit Characters and rocking the boat too much) and quit mid-season.

Her other notable 90's roles include Jerry's Distaff Counterpart on Seinfeld, a snarky Gap manager in Reality Bites, and starring alongside Uma Thurman in The Truth About Cats and Dogs. She continues to act on television.

In the 2000's, her acting has largely taken a backseat to her current work as a liberal political pundit, most prominently as host of her own show on the short-lived Air America Radio.

Janeane Garofalo provides examples of:

Notable film roles:

 [deadpan] "There were no utensils in medieval times, hence there are no utensils at Medieval Times™. Would you like a refill of that Pepsi?"

Notable television roles:


  1. Contrary to common assumption, she did not provide the character's voice.
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