Janeane Garofalo

Comedian + Actress + Political Activist + Writer
Born Sep 28, 1964

Janeane Garofalo is an American stand-up comedian, actress, progressive political activist and writer. She is the former co-host on the now defunct Air America Radio's The Majority Report. Garofalo continues to participate regularly in New York City's local comedy and performance art scene.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Janeane Garofalo.


1964 Birth Born on September 28, 1964.


1991 26 Years Old Garofalo married Robert Cohen, who was then a writer for The Ben Stiller Show, in Las Vegas in 1991. … Read More
1992 27 Years Old …  Subsequently, her first television series debut was on the short-lived Ben Stiller Show on Fox in 1992, on which she was a cast member alongside longtime friends Bob Odenkirk and Andy Dick. … Read More


1995 30 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She was part of the alternative comedy scene in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, appearing at Un-Cabaret and other venues, and she co-created the Eating It weekly stand-up comedy series, which ran at the Luna Lounge on the Lower East Side of New York City between 1995 and 2005, frequently hosting the show and appearing as a performer.
1996 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She remained visible from television work and supporting roles in feature films such as Bye Bye Love and Now and Then, and a leading role in I Shot a Man in Vegas, until 1996 when she was cast in the starring role in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs, a variation on Cyrano de Bergerac which featured top-billed Uma Thurman as a beautiful but dim-witted model, while Garofalo played the much larger role of Abby, a highly intelligent radio host. … Read More
1998 - 1999 2 More Events
2000 35 Years Old In 2000, she portrayed Abbie Hoffman's wife Anita Hoffman opposite Vincent D'Onofrio as Hoffman in Steal This Movie!, involving the couple's political activism during the Vietnam War era. … Read More
2001 36 Years Old The following year, Garofalo was top-billed in Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 cult comedy about a Jewish summer camp, and starred in The Search for John Gissing.
2002 37 Years Old In 2002, she played Catherine Connolly in The Laramie Project and in 2003, she starred in Manhood and Ash Tuesday, and appeared in the crime film Wonderland.
2004 39 Years Old 1 More Event
She played a supporting role in Jiminy Glick in Lalawood in 2004.


2005 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, she played the ex-wife of a man coping with the reverberations of a divorce in Duane Hopwood. … Read More
2006 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, she provided the voice for the animated character "Bearded Clam" on Comedy Central's Freak Show.
2007 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, she wrote a dedication for the mini-book included in the six-DVD box-set of the 1994 cult series My So-Called Life.


…  She stars with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd in a 2015 Netflix eight-episode prequel to Wet Hot American Summer featuring most of the cast playing their original roles from the 2001 movie. … Read More
2016 51 Years Old During her filmed stand-up show in Seattle, she proclaimed herself asexual, and brought up her ten-year sexless relationship with her boyfriend. Garofolo is touring during Winter, 2016; her schedule includes a gig January 14 at the popular 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia; followed by two shows at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, January 15.
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