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Janeane Garofalo

Janeane, the petite woman with the acerbic wit, was born in Newton, New Jersey, in 1964, to Joan, a secretary, and Carmine Garofalo, an Exxon executive. She is of Italian and Irish descent. Janeane had many jobs before breaking into show biz. She worked as a bike messenger, a shoe salesperson, waitress and temp secretary. Watching David Letterman ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Ratatouille Colette
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 2017/II Submission (post-production)
Magda Moynahan
 2017 Sandy Wexler
 2017 Speech & Debate
 2016 The Happys
 2016 Little Boxes
Helena Wisdom-Finkelstein
 2016 Werewolf Bitches from Outer Space
Art Gallery Owner
 2015 3rd Street Blackout
June Sherman
 2014 Free the Nipple
 2014 A Little Game
Sarah Kuftinec
 2013 Satan, Hold My Hand
 2012 Mighty Fine
Older Natalie (voice)
 2009 Labor Pains
Claire the Vista Host
 2007 Ratatouille
Colette (voice)
 2006 The Wild
Bridget (voice)
 2005/I Stay
Dr. Beth Levy
 2005 Duane Hopwood
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Dee Dee
 2003 Wonderland
Joy Miller
 2003 Ash Tuesday
 2003 Manhood
 2001 The Search for John Gissing
Linda Barnes
 2000 Titan A.E.
Stith (voice)
 2000 The Independent
Paloma Fineman
 2000 What Planet Are You From?
Nervous Woman (uncredited)
 1999 The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
Dr. Harriman / Handyman
 1999 Dogma
 1999 Thick as Thieves
 1999 The Minus Man
 1998 Dog Park
 1998 Permanent Midnight
Jana Farmer
 1997 Sweethearts
 1997 The MatchMaker
Marcy Tizard
 1997 Touch
Kathy Worthington
 1996 Larger Than Life
 1996 Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
Woman at party (scenes deleted)
 1995 Now and Then
 1995 I Shot a Man in Vegas
 1995 Bye Bye Love
 1991 Late for Dinner
Counter Girl
 1989 Kiki's Delivery Service
Ursula (English version, voice)
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Other Works:

HBO Comedy Hour: Janeane Garofalo (1997) - stand-up comedy special. See more »

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3 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 5 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Beverly Center | Jeaneane Garofalo


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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I don't know that there's many people who really do know me that much anymore. I think for a brief time during the Team America: World Police (2004) era, when that movie came out, I guess I was known more for it, because they made a puppet of me and blew its head off. That's the most famous I've ever been, by the way; that I would be in the company of George Clooney's puppet. They gave me far too... See more »


Garofalo, barely five feet tall, sometimes had to stand on a box just to be in the same frame with 6-foot co-star Uma Thurman in The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996). See more »


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