Amy Sedaris

Actor, Playwright, TV series creator
Like many other great comic talents, writer/actress/author Amy Sedaris honed her skills at Chicago's famed Second City Theater before making her mark as a comedienne. Her bizarre role on Comedy Central's cult favorite ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1961 in Endicott, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

BoJack Horseman 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Hits 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kevin From Work 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Heart, She Holler 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn 1998 - 2005, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Broad City 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chef 2014 (Movie)

Jen (Actor)

Goodbye to All That 2014 (Movie)

Holly (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Lil Bub's Special Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Ping-Pong Summer 2014 (Movie)

Aunt Peggy (Actor)

Raising Hope 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2008 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Alpha House 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Necessary Roughness 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beware the Gonzo 2011 (Movie)

Diane Gilman (Actor)

Bob's Burgers 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hot in Cleveland 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legends of Bikini Bottom 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Voice

Puss In Boots 2011 (Movie)

Jill (Voice)

Royal Pains 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

SpongeBob SquarePants 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tanner Hall 2011 (Movie)

Mrs. Middlewood (Actor)

The Best and the Brightest 2011 (Movie)

Sue Lemon (Actor)

The Middle 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

Ms Cameltoe (Actor)

Gym Teacher 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Jennifer's Body 2009 (Movie)

Needy's Mom (Actor)

Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Narrator

Old Dogs 2009 (Movie)

Condo Woman (Actor)

The Closer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full Grown Men 2008 (Movie)

Trina (Actor)

Snow Angels 2008 (Movie)

Barb Petite (Actor)

Space Buddies 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Gravity (Actor)

Dedication 2007 (Movie)

Cassidy's Mom (Actor)

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2007 (Movie)

Ms. Clark (Actor)

Rescue Me 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

Frances (Actor)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Cinderella (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strangers with Candy 2006 (Movie)

Jerri Blank (Actor)

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

Gladys Kravitz (Actor)

Chicken Little 2005 (Movie)

Foxy Loxy (Voice)

Stay 2005 (Movie)

Toni (Actor)

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Cracking Up 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ed 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

Annabelle (Actor)

Elf 2003 (Movie)

Deb (Actor)

Monk 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

School of Rock 2003 (Movie)

Mrs Haynish (Actor)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

Rachel Hoffberg (Actor)

Sex and the City 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jump Tomorrow 2001 (Movie)

Other Student in Class (Actor)

Just Shoot Me 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strangers With Candy 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Days, Seven Nights 1998 (Movie)

Robin's Secretary (Actor)

Commandments 1997 (Movie)

Scholar (Actor)

Exit 57 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Deals 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Strangers with Candy 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Like many other great comic talents, writer/actress/author Amy Sedaris honed her skills at Chicago's famed Second City Theater before making her mark as a comedienne. Her bizarre role on Comedy Central's cult favorite, "Strangers with Candy" (1999-2000) became the defining role of her career. Although many of her other roles demonstrated her range and allowed her to "dial down the crazy" a bit, her "Candy" character of Jerri Blank best exemplified her own eccentric personality and endeared her to the masses by its sheer oddity.

Relationships

Paul Sedaris

Brother

Gretchen Sedaris

Sister

Lisa Sedaris

Sister

Tiffany Sedaris

Sister

David Sedaris Guest

Brother

Lou Sedaris

Father

Sharon Sedaris

Mother

David Sedaris

Brother
Formed the theater company The Talent Family with sister Amy

Alan Tudyk Actor

Companion

Milestones

2011

Voiced the animated character Jill (opposite Billy Bob Thornton's Jack) in the "Shrek" spin-off "Puss in Boots"

2009

Acted in the horror feature "Jennifer's Body," written by Diablo Cody

2009

Cast opposite John Travolta and Robin Williams in "Old Dogs"

2008

Appeared in the Sundance screened "Snow Angels"

2008

Featured in David Munro's "Full Grown Men"

2007

Voiced Cinderella in "Shrek the Third"

2006

Appeared in Jeff Garlin's feature directing debut "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with"

2006

Starred in the big-screen version of "Strangers with Candy," a prequel to the taboo-bashing series, which she co-created with Colbert and Dinello

2005

Voiced Foxy Loxy in the animated feature "Chicken Little"

2005

Cast opposite Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell in the remake of the classic 60's TV show "Bewitched"

2004

Guest-hosted CBS' "The Late Late Show" to fill in for the departed Craig Kilborn

2004

Appeared in the comedy "My Baby's Daddy"

2002

Cast in a recurring role on USA's quirky detective series "Monk"

2002

Played a wealthy hotel guest in "Maid in Manhattan"

2002

Had recurring role as a book publisher on the HBO sitcom "Sex and the City"

2001

Played multiple roles in the off-Broadway comedy "Wonder of the World"

2001

Wrote and starred in "The Book of Liz" on stage

2001

Had recurring role on the NBC sitcom "Just Shoot Me"

1999

Breakthrough TV role as Jerri Blank in the Comedy Central sitcom "Strangers with Candy"; co-created with Colbert and Dinello

1998

Originated a role in the play "The Country Club" in New Haven; recreated part off-Broadway in 1999

1998

Co-wrote and co-starred in the short film "Wheels of Fury," directed by Paul Dinello, Dan Dinello and Mitch Rouse

1998

Was featured in Paul Rudnick's off-Broadway play "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told"

1998

Appeared on the big screen in "Six Days, Seven Nights"

1997

Film debut in small role in "Commandments"

1995

Starred on stage in "One Woman Shoe"

1995

Co-created (also performed) the Comedy Central series "Exit 57"; worked with Second City alums Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello and Mitch Rouse

1993

Acted on stage in "Jamboree, Stump the Host"

Began performing with brother David at the famed improv troupe Second City

Raised in North Carolina

In the 1980s, moved to Chicago

In early 1990s, relocated to NYC

Bonus Trivia

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When not acting in movies, Sedaris ran a cupcake and cheese ball business out of her Greenwich Village apartment, and occasionally waited tables at Mary's Fish Camp in NYC's West Village.

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"I'm drawn to depression. It's what inspires me. But I'm pretty content and good-natured myself." – Sedaris to Whoopi Goldberg, quoted in Interview magazine, July 2006

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