Janeane Garofalo

Actor, Comedian, Producer
Stand-up comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo was the poster child for dry and caustically witty women in film and television in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her self-deprecating humor and hipster style endeared her ... Read more »
Born: 09/28/1964 in Newton, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (137)

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Herself)

Modern Love 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nobody Knows Anything 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Bad Situationist 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Little Game 2014 (Movie)

Sarah Kuftinec (Actor)

Bad Parents 2014 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Inside Amy Schumer 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The American Side 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

24 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delocated 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2003, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

General Education 2012 (Movie)

Gale Collins (Actor)

Home Improvement 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2003, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Metalocalypse 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Mighty Fine 2012 (Movie)

Natalie Fine Adult Voice (Voice)

Newsradio 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2003, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sammy 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Saturday Night Live 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Henry Rollins Show 2006 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Barbershop Punk 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Love Hurts 2009 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

Girl's Best Friend 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Guitar 2008 (Movie)

Dr Murray (Actor)

Then She Found Me 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Freak Show (Comedy Central) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Ratatouille 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Colette (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

General Teena MacArthur (Actor)

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Nuclear Powerplant Shift Supervisor Beth Soden (Actor)

Fuck 2006 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The West Wing 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Bridget (Actor)

Duane Hopwood 2005 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2005 (Movie)

Dee Dee (Actor)

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Stay 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Beth Levy (Actor)

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Belzer Connection 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ash Tuesday 2003 (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns 2003 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Heroes Of Comedy: Women On Top 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Martin & Orloff 2003 (Movie)

Hairdresser (Actor)

Wonderland 2003 (Movie)

Joy Miller (Actor)

Big Trouble 2002 (Movie)

Monica Romero (Actor)

Laugh Out Loud: TV's 15 Greatest Comedians 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Manhood 2002 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

There's Something About Ben Stiller 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Strangers With Candy 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Independent 2001 (Movie)

Paloma Fineman (Actor)

The Search for John Gissing 2001 (Movie)

Linda Barnes (Actor)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Rx: Comics Come Home 5 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Intimate Portrait: Natalie Merchant 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Steal This Movie 2000 (Movie)

Anita Hoffman (Actor)

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 (Movie)

Minnie Mogul (Actor)

Titan A.E. 2000 (Movie)

of Stith (Voice)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

Can't Stop Dancing 1999 (Movie)

Belinda Peck (Actor)

Canned Ham: Mystery Man 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dog Park 1999 (Movie)

Jeri (Actor)

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

Clinic Girl (Actor)

Mad About You 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mystery Men 1999 (Movie)

The Bowler (Actor)

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Minus Man 1999 (Movie)

Ferrin (Actor)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

Agent Shelby (Actor)

Comics Come Home 3 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Half Baked 1998 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Kiki's Delivery Service 1998 (Movie)

of Ursula (Voice)

Permanent Midnight 1998 (Movie)

Jana (Actor)

Sweethearts 1998 (Movie)

Jasmine (Actor)

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbara Walters Presents: 6 to Watch 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

Deputy Cindy Betts (Actor)

Janeane Garofalo 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Not Necessarily the Elections 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 (Movie)

Heather (Actor)

The Matchmaker 1997 (Movie)

Marcy (Actor)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

Kathy Worthington (Actor)

Who Makes You Laugh? 2 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Janeane Garofalo 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

I Shot a Man in Vegas 1996 (Movie)

Gale (Actor)

Kicking Aspen: Extreme Comedy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Kids in the Hall BRAIN CANDY 1996 (Movie)

Woman at Party (Actor)

Larger Than Life 1996 (Movie)

Mo (Actor)

Seinfeld 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1996 MTV Movie Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cable Guy 1996 (Movie)

Medieval Waitress (Actor)

The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Truth About Cats and Dogs 1996 (Movie)

Abby Barnes (Actor)

Bye, Bye Love 1995 (Movie)

Lucille (Actor)

Coldblooded 1995 (Movie)

Honey (Actor)

Comedy Product 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Now and Then 1995 (Movie)

Wiladene (Actor)

TV Nation 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Montreal International Comedy Festival '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Reality Bites 1994 (Movie)

Vickie Miner (Actor)

The A-List 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Suspicious 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Laughing Back: Comedy Takes a Stand 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Late For Dinner 1991 (Movie)

Counter Girl (Actor)

Passion 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Broad City (Tv Show)

Actor

Labor Pains (TV Show)

Actor

Nadine in Date Land (TV Show)

Actor

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (TV Show)

Actor

The Laramie Project (TV Show)

Actor

Thick As Thieves (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Sweethearts 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Stand-up comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo was the poster child for dry and caustically witty women in film and television in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her self-deprecating humor and hipster style endeared her to college age audiences, but as her fame grew, Garofalo found it uncomfortable - if not downright impossible - to work within the Hollywood system. She eventually retreated from the mainstream, settling into a variety of roles, including a radio host on the liberal Air America network, where her comments drew considerable fire from the conservative majority.

Relationships

Craig Bierko Actor

Companion
Appeared together in 1999 short "The Cherry Picker" Split 2000

Pete Caldes

Companion
Drummer with the Boston rock band The Gravel Pit No longer together

Robert Cohen Co-Executive Producer

Husband
Married Aug. 16, 1992 in Las Vegas, NV; claimed it was intended as a joke Later separated, but did not divorce until 2012

Carmine Garofalo

Father
Lived in Houston, TX; worked for Exxon worked for Exxon

Joan Garofalo

Mother
Lived in Madison, NJ

Bob Odenkirk Actor

Companion
No longer together

Mitch Rouse Actor

Companion
Appeared together in "Truth About Cats and Dogs" (1996) and "Sweethearts" (1997) Split spring 1997

Ben Stiller Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in early 1990s He directed her in "Reality Bites" (1992) and co-starred in "Mystery Men" (1999) No longer together

EDUCATION

James E Taylor High School

Houston , Texas

Providence College

Providence , Rhode Island 1986

Providence College

Providence , Rhode Island 1986

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in Richard Kelly's ensemble film, "Southland Tales"

2007

Cast in the animated Pixar feature, "Ratatouille"

2007

Joined the seventh season of Fox's "24" as a government agent

2005

Joined the cast of the NBC drama "The West Wing," as a media strategist hired by Democratic presidential hopeful Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits)

2005

Starred opposite Martin Short in the comedy "Jiminy Glick in La La Wood"

2004

Co-hosted the Air America Radio's show "The Majority Report," alongside Sam Seder

2004

Starred opposite David Schwimmer in the drama "Duane Hopwood"; screened at Sundance

2003

Cast in the film "Wonderland" based on the brutal murders which involved legendary porn star John Holmes

2002

Starred in "The Laramie Project," (HBO) a true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard

2001

Appeared in "Wet Hot American Summer"

2000

Portrayed Anita Hoffman opposite Vincent D'Onofrio in the biopic "Steal This Movie," about 1960s radical Abbie Hoffman

2000

Cast as Minnie Mogul in "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"

1999

Appeared as a postal worker with romantic designs on a new co-worker who happens to be a serial killer in "The Minus Man"

1999

Played The Bowler in the comic book-inspired "The Mystery Men"

1999

Had supporting roles in indie films "Dogma" and "200 Cigarettes"

1998

Cast as an FBI agent investigating a serial killer in "Clay Pigeons"

1998

Played an agent opposite Ben Stiller in "Permanent Midnight"

1998

Provided the character voice of Sally on the series "Felicity" (The WB); Garofalo did not take onscreen credit for the role

1997

Starred in the romantic comedy "The Matchmaker"

1997

Delivered a dramatic turn as a deputy in "Cop Land"

1997

Debut as feature producer "Sweethearts"; also starred

1997

Offered fine support as a chain-smoking cynical classmate in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"

1996

First feature lead as radio host Abby Barnes in "The Truth About Cats and Dogs"

1996

Memorable cameo appearance, playing a waitress at a medieval-themed restaurant in "The Cable Guy," directed by Ben Stiller

1996

Offered dramatic turn in a two-part episode of NBC's "Law & Order"

1995

Served as special correspondent on Michael Moore's series "TV Nation" (NBC)

1995

Headlined her own "HBO Comedy Half-Hour"

1995

Breakthrough screen role as Randy Quaid's 'blind date-from-hell' in "Bye Bye, Love"

1995

Hosted the stand-up showcase, "Comedy Product" (Comedy Central); also co-produced

1994

Briefly joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

1994

First major film role, "Reality Bites," directed by Stiller; also sang on the soundtrack

1991

Film debut in small role in "Late for Dinner"

1991

TV acting debut, "Passion," an unsold comedy pilot

1989

Relocated to Los Angeles

1986

Spent three years performing in clubs, primarily in Boston and Houston but also on the road

1985

While an undergraduate, began appearing at "open mike" nights at clubs in Boston

TV series debut, in the ensemble of "The Ben Stiller Show" (Fox)

Appeared on several TV comedy shows including MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour"

Played the booking agent on "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO)

Won a cable TV contest to find the funniest person in Rhode Island

Raised in Madison, New Jersey until her last year of high school when she moved to Houston

Met Ben Stiller

Bonus Trivia

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Garofalo has "think" tatooed on her wrist.

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