Janeane Garofalo biography

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Netflix)

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


Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Netflix)

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  30 min.
Release Date: July 31, 2015 - July 31, 2015 - Netflix

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Cast: Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Banks, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Rich Sommer, Lake Bell, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino

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