Susie Essman

Actress, Comedian
A tough-as-nails New York stand-up comedienne, Susie Essman broke into showbiz with a small role in "Punchline" (1988), for which she also served as a comedy advisor. Notching memorable cameos onscreen and building a ... Read more »
Born: 05/30/1955 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Broad City 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Daily Show 1996 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Comedy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Adventure Time With Finn and Jake 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Good Afternoon America 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Ned and Stacey 1995 - 1996, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Putzel 2012 (Movie)

Gilda (Actor)

The Smoking Gun TV 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Make My Day 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bolt 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Mittens (Actor)

Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Password 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Better Half 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Legends: Rodney Dangerfield 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man 2005 (Movie)

Rita Carbone (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Presents Hef's Pre-Roast Party 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Keeping the Faith 2000 (Movie)

Ellen Friedman (Actor)

The Siege 1998 (Movie)

Protest Speaker (Actor)

Comics on Delivery (C.O.D.) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Volcano 1997 (Movie)

Anita (Actor)

What's Your Sign? 1997 (Movie)

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Hardcore TV 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Aloud 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Hardcore TV 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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London Underground 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

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One-Night Stand 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The World of Jewish Humor 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Boom 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Sally Field & Tom Hanks' Punchline Party 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

Tour Guide (Actor)

Punchline 1988 (Movie)

Lilah's Hairdresser (Actor)

Women of the Night II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Loving Leah (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A tough-as-nails New York stand-up comedienne, Susie Essman broke into showbiz with a small role in "Punchline" (1988), for which she also served as a comedy advisor. Notching memorable cameos onscreen and building a reputation as a sharp-tongued, quick-witted comic on the stage, Essman finally achieved stardom as Susie Greene, Jeff Garlin's foul-mouthed wife on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ). With her unique ability to turn her character's expletive-laden, devastatingly caustic rants into hilariously profane brilliance, Essman stole all her scenes and emerged as one of the long-running show's most popular characters. She furthered her career with turns on the prank-call comedy show "Crank Yankers" (Comedy Central, 2002-05; MTV2, 2007) and by voicing the streetwise cat Mittens in Disney's animated superdog hit "Bolt" (2008). A proud alumna of multiple comedy specials and celebrity roasts, Essman also penned an autobiographical book of comedic essays, What Would Susie Say? Bullsh*t Wisdom about Love, Life and Comedy. Although she may not have become a household name per se, Susie Essman enjoyed a reputation as a respected, talented comedienne who electrified any project with her dangerous and abrasive sense of humor.

Relationships

Leonard Essman

Father
Died in 2001

Zora Essman

Mother
Taught Russian at Sarah Lawrence College in New York

Elliot Essman

Brother

Jim Harder

Husband
Married boyfriend of five years on Sept. 13, 2008 at the Friars Club in Manhattan

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Purchase

Purchase , New York 1977

Milestones

2009

Penned the steamy memoir, What Would Susie Say: Bulls**t Wisdom About Love, Life and Comedy

2008

Lent her voice to the animated feature "Bolt"

2005

Appeared opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy in the comedy "The Man"

2002

Provided the voice of Helen Higgins on the Comedy Central series "Crank Yankers"

2000

Cast as Susie Greene, wife of Larry David's manager in the acclaimed HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

2000

Performed off-Broadway in the play "The Vagina Monologues"

1999

Performed on the Comedy Central special "The Friar's Roast of Jerry Stiller"

1992

Appeared in the half-hour HBO comedy special, "HBO's One Night Stand"

1988

Played Charlotte Elkman on the short-lived NBC series "Baby Boom"

Began doing stand up in Manhattan, along with other up-and-coming comedians like Chris Rock, Colin Quinn and Mario Cantone

Bonus Trivia

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Website is www.susieessman.com

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