Janeane Garofalo biography

The Wild

Janeane Garofalo

Date of Birth: September 28, 1964

The name of her own production company -- I Hate Myself Productions -- kinda says it all about this queen of self-deprecation. Born in Newton, New Jersey, Garofalo is very funny, extremely quick-witted and almost always quick to take a shot at herself.

Once a member of the Saturday Night Live cast and later a regular on The Larry Sanders Show (for which she received two Emmy Award nominations), Garofalo has carved out a feature film career as the girl who sometimes gets the guy even though she never expects to.

She says "I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that happened because I've never been considered an outwardly funny person." But her comedy specials and stand-up act belie that self-impression.

As for that somewhat negative self-image, she says: "I don't hate myself, as a general rule. I'd say the best way to describe it is that I have moments of self-loathing at fairly regular intervals."

Garofalo received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 Slamdunk Film Festival. She married Rob Cohen in 1991 and although their relationship has since ended, they have not yet divorced.

Janeane Garofalo Filmography


The Wild

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Family
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: April 14, 2006
DVD: September 12, 2006

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Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo, William Shatner, Richard Kind, Greg Cipes