Jackie Hoffman

actress Jackie Hoffman

Jacqueline Laura Hoffman, known as Jackie Hoffman, is an American actress and stand-up comedian known for her facially-contorting expressions, and one-woman shows of Jewish-themed original songs and monologues. She is a veteran of Chicago's famed The Second City comedy improv group.
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Jackie Hoffman Gave An Emmy-Worthy Performance When She Lost To Laura Dern
Huffington Post - 5 months
The actress screamed, “Damn it!” when she lost to Dern at Sunday’s award show.
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What I Love: Jackie Hoffman on the Place Where She Hangs Her Hat
NYTimes - 9 months
For the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” actress, home is where the sirens blare. And she’s staying put.
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'Feud's' Jackie Hoffman shares Mamacita tidbits you never knew you wanted
LATimes - 9 months
Jackie Hoffman, who embodied Hollywood legend Joan Crawford’s long-suffering maid Mamacita in FX’s “Feud,” shared a few more details about the frowning fräulein who stole scene after scene in Ryan Murphy’s miniseries. “There wasn’t much out there and what little that was out there — that was sent...
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Jackie Hoffman on 'Feud: Bette and Joan'
Wall Street Journal - 10 months
Veteran actress Jackie Hoffman joins Tanya Rivero to talk about her show-stealing role as Mamacita on Ryan Murphy's new anthology series "Feud." The first season is entitled "Bette and Joan," delving into Bette Davis and Joan Crawford's infamous feud while filming the cult classic "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane."
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On the Culture Front: Jerry Seinfeld, <i>Fiddler On the Roof</i> and More
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Jerry Seinfeld took the stage last night at the Beacon Theatre for the first time in a long time. The excitement coursing through the audience was palpable. I found myself giddy with anticipation and when he appeared onstage after a theatrical post-opener blackout, it was hard to believe that he was there in the flesh - knowing him from my well-worn copy of the Seinfeld DVD set and his more recent webisode series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." He alluded to the familiarity that we felt with him with a gracious "we know each other" and then thanked us for coming out. This turned out to not just be a social convention but the beginning of one of the strongest bits of the night on the hassles and undue preparations of "going out." Whether he was talking about the dilemma of whether to get dinner before the show or after the show or simply in deciding what restaurant to go to, an existential current pulsed below as it does in all of his best material. What are we doing here? How are ...
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Theater: <i>Once Upon</i> a Fairy Tale; <i>Color Purple</i> Glows
Huffington Post - about 2 years
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS ** 1/2 out of **** ABRON ARTS CENTER THE COLOR PURPLE ** 1/2 out of **** BERNARD B. JACOBS THEATRE Both of these musicals have a lot in common. Both are pretty weak, with Purple especially weak in the score and Mattress weak in the book. But both are elevated by outstanding casts. We'll probably never see a better production of The Color Purple; this one is so good it almost tricks you into thinking the show itself is worthwhile. Mattress can be harmless fun with the right pros on board and the right attitude -- Transport Group's production happily has both. First, the little show that could. Once Upon A Mattress was a memorable success for composer Mary Rodgers. It takes the old fairy tale of "The Princess And The Pea" and expands that into pleasing entertainment. The show is so old school you might believe it's winkingly retro rather than just traditional down to its toes. Genially overstuffed, it has a solo showcase for a hoofer (a fleet, fit Co...
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First Nighter: Hoffman, Epperson Make Merry in 'Once Upon a Mattress'
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Bah humbug! to anyone who goes to the Transport Group Theatre Company's Once Upon a Mattress, at the Abrons Arts Center, and doesn't have a thoroughly entertaining time. Only Ebenezer Scrooge would leave dissatisfied. Most of us know the leading role of Princess Winifred was initially performed by Carol Burnett, who seemed born to play it and thereby became a star. But she hasn't been the only one who fits it glove-like. Right now, we have Jackie Hoffman, who with a belt as strong as the north wind, is making the princess of the swamps her own. Fairy tales are forever, and fractured fairy tales are, too--as is this one with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Barer. Here, a minstrel (Hunter Ryan Herdlicka) explains that, as it's usually recounted, the tale of the princess, the pea and disturbed sleep isn't quite accurate. According to him, the princess--that would be Winifred (Fred for short)--was beauty-challenged. Neither...
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Review: In ‘Once Upon a Mattress,’ Jackie Hoffman as Paradoxical Charmer
NYTimes - about 2 years
Ms. Hoffman, in the role Carol Burnett originated in 1959, is a vocal slapstick artist of both speech and song, shifting registers and styles with madcap virtuosity.
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Jackie Hoffman Kvetches Her Way to Royalty in ‘Once Upon a Mattress’
NYTimes - over 2 years
The actress, known for her tart comebacks and acerbic perspective, steps into her first lead role, as Princess Winnifred in a revival of “Once Upon a Mattress.”
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Buzz: Jack Hoffman doing great
Fox News - over 4 years
The young, canecer-stricken fan stole our hearts when he...
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Nebraska Cornhuskers fan gets amazing Jack Hoffman tattoo
USA Today - over 4 years
Jack's special moment.
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Regina Weinreich: Tom Hanks Tears Up at the Theatre World Awards
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Courtney P. Vance couldn't get over it. He was presenting a Theatre World Award to Tom Hanks, not only a two-time Oscar winner and beloved star of many movies, making an award-worthy debut on Broadway in Lucky Guy. Every night, he said, West 44 Street looks like Mardi Gras; people from other shows wanting to catch a glimpse of this star. The annual award, now in its 69th year, is meant for first timers on Broadway, or a very special standout performance, and Hanks graciously accepted, emphasizing that he is a "lucky guy," speaking the late Nora Ephron's words 8 times a week. She came to New York knowing she wanted to write for newspapers, but what she really wanted was to write for theater. This award is second best to her being here, he said, his voice cracking. This impassioned speech was one of many in Monday night's ceremony at The Music Box Theater, the current home of Pippin. As an opener, Ben Vereen reprised his song, "There is magic to do, just for you," bringing ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jackie Hoffman
  • 2011
    Age 50
    In 2011 Hoffman appeared as a cameo in "The Sitter" as Mrs. Sapperstein.
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  • 2010
    Age 49
    Hoffman most recently starred as Grandmama in the Broadway musical The Addams Family, which opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010 and closed on December 31, 2011.
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  • 2007
    Age 46
    She co-starred as Calliope, muse of epic poetry, in the rock musical Xanadu on Broadway, from July 2007 to September 2008.
  • 2003
    Age 42
    She won the 2003 Theatre World Award for her performance.
  • 2002
    Age 41
    In 2002, Hoffman was cast in the musical Hairspray on Broadway, playing the roles of Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron and Denizen of Baltimore.
  • 2001
    Age 40
    She performed numerous roles in David and Amy Sedaris' 2001 comic play, The Book of Liz, winning an Obie Award.
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  • 1960
    Born on November 29, 1960.
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