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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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Mystery Men
Mystery Men Bowler
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 2017/II Submission
Magda Moynahan
 2017 Sandy Wexler
 2017 Speech & Debate
 2016 The Happys
 2016 Little Boxes
Helena Wisdom-Finkelstein
 2016 The American Side
Agent Barry
 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 Bad Parents
 2012 General Education
Gale Collins
 2012 Mighty Fine
Older Natalie (voice)
 2009/I Love Hurts
Hannah Rosenbloom
 2009 Labor Pains
Claire the Vista Host
 2008 The Guitar
Dr. Murray
 2007 Ratatouille
Colette (voice)
 2007 The Ten
Nuclear Powerplant Shift Supervisor Beth Soden
 2006 Southland Tales
General Teena MacArthur
 2006 The Wild
Bridget (voice)
 2005/I Stay
Dr. Beth Levy
 2005 Duane Hopwood
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Dee Dee
 2003 Nobody Knows Anything!
 2003 Wonderland
Joy Miller
 2003 Ash Tuesday
 2003 Manhood
 2002 Big Trouble
Police Officer Monica Romero
 2002 Martin & Orloff
 2001 The Search for John Gissing
Linda Barnes
 2000 Titan A.E.
Stith (voice)
 2000 The Independent
Paloma Fineman
 2000 Steal This Movie
Anita Hoffman
 2000 What Planet Are You From?
Nervous Woman (uncredited)
 1999 The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
Dr. Harriman / Handyman
 1999 Mystery Men
 1999 Dogma
 1999 200 Cigarettes
 1999 Thick as Thieves
 1999 The Minus Man
 1999 Can't Stop Dancing
Belinda Peck
 1998 The Thin Pink Line
Joyce Wintergarden-Dingle
 1998 Clay Pigeons
Agent Dale Shelby
 1998 Dog Park
 1998 Permanent Midnight
Jana Farmer
 1998 Half Baked
I'm Only Creative When I Smoke Smoker (uncredited)
 1997 Sweethearts
 1997 The MatchMaker
Marcy Tizard
 1997 Cop Land
Deputy Cindy Betts
 1997 Touch
Kathy Worthington
 1996 Larger Than Life
 1996 The Cable Guy
Medieval Times Waitress
 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
 1995 Coldblooded
 1994 Reality Bites
Vickie Miner
 1991 Late for Dinner
Counter Girl
 1989 Kiki's Delivery Service
Ursula (English version, voice)
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Other Works:

TV Nation (1994) - special correspondent. See more »

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

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(2007, on The Ben Stiller Show (1992)) I remember every single thing about that, and miss that year of my life terribly, because everything was so new and exciting. The only downside was that it was such a good experience in television, and I didn't understand that most experiences in television are not like that. That show and Larry Sanders completely spoiled me. It was the opposite of baptism ... See more »


Returning to her roots as a stand-up comedian, appearing at the Gilded Balloon Theatre in August for the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. See more »


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