Rita Rudner

Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
This wide-eyed brunette comic "speaks softly and carries a big shtick" through an act that combines shrewd observations about life and the world with a soubrette's voice and a demeanor that makes one want to help her ... Read more »
Born: 09/17/1953 in Coconut Grove, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

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

Actor

Thanks 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Hurts 2009 (Movie)

Dr. Lisa Levanthorp (Actor)

Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Ask Rita 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas Live! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

When Stand-Up Comics Ruled The World 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Off-Ramp 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The College of Comedy With Alan King III 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Voice

The Nanny 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Vicki Lawrence Show 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Something So Right 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The World's Greatest Magic III 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Club Superstars 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Rita Rudner: Married Without Children 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball Relief: An All-Star Comedy Salute 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A New York Night -- Live! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

One-Night Stand 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

The 13th Annual ACE Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns' 95th Birthday Party 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Rita Rudner: Born to Be Mild 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rita Rudner Comedy Specials 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Gleaming the Cube 1989 (Movie)

Mrs Yabbo (Actor)

That's Adequate 1989 (Movie)

Frieda Philby (Actor)

The Prince's Trust Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

George Schlatter's Funny People 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Just For Laughs II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Women of the Night 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

A Weekend in the Country (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Writer

Rita Rudner: Married Without Children 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Writer

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Rita Rudner: Married Without Children 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

This wide-eyed brunette comic "speaks softly and carries a big shtick" through an act that combines shrewd observations about life and the world with a soubrette's voice and a demeanor that makes one want to help her across the street. Rita Rudner has conquered the stand-up stage and expanded into writing and performing in films produced by her husband, Martin Bergman.

Relationships

Martin Bergman

Husband
Australian married 1988

Molly Bergman Actor

Daughter
father is Martin Bergman

Abe Rudner

Father

Frances Rudner

Mother
died c. 1969 of cancer

Milestones

2004

Performed stand-up at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

2003

Hosted the syndicated talk show with B-list celebrity guests called "Ask Rita"

1996

Co-wrote and co-starred in "A Weekend in the Country" (USA Network); originally made for theatrical release but later sold to TV

1995

Starred in third solo HBO comedy special "Married Without Children"

1992

Published first book, "Naked Beneath My Clothing: Tales of a Revealing Nature"

1992

Screenwriting debut, "Peter's Friends"; also co-starred

1990

Starred in eponymous TV variety show for BBC

1990

Had second solo HBO comedy special, "Born to Be Mild"

1989

Appeared in first solo HBO comedy special, "One Night Stand: Rita Rudner"

1988

Feature acting debut in the ensemble cast of "The Wrong Guys"

1988

Co-hosted the NBC series "George Schlatter's Funny People"

1987

Had much national exposure through appearances on "The Morning Program" (CBS)

1980

Played Lily in the Broadway musical "Annie"

1979

Appeared as one of a trio of singer-dancers in the Broadway production of "They're Playing Our Song"

1975

Early Broadway appearance, in the chorus of "Mack and Mabel"

1972

Left Florida and moved to NYC in hopes of becoming a dancer

Became stand-up comedian

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