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Lea DeLaria


Lea DeLaria was born on May 23, 1958 in Belleville, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Edge of Seventeen (1998), The First Wives Club (1996) and Orange Is the New Black (2013). See full bio »

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 2014 Awkward. (TV Series)
Tattooist
- After Hours (2014) ... Tattooist
 2013 Dear Dumb Diary (TV Movie)
Ms. Bruntford
 2012 Submissions Only (TV Series)
Auditioner #4
- Another Interruption (2012) ... Auditioner #4
 2012 Californication (TV Series)
Debbie
- Raw (2012) ... Debbie
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Frankie
- Transitions (2009) ... Frankie
 2006 Fat Rose and Squeaky
Fat Rose
 2004 Mercury in Retrograde (Short)
Betsy Brick
 2003 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Nurse Carver
- Swimming from Cambodia (2003) ... Nurse Carver (as Lea deLaria)
 2002 The Job (TV Series)
Kiki
- Gina (2002) ... Kiki
 2001 The Oblongs (TV Series)
Helga Phugly
- My Name Is Robbie (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
- Please Be Genital (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
- Pickles' Little Amazons (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
- Disfigured Debbie (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
- Milo Interrupted (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
 2001 Further Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Willie Omiak
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
Kathy Speck
 1998 Homo Heights
Clementine
 1998 In Through the Out Door (TV Movie)
Various characters
 1997 Plump Fiction
Mr. Purple
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Jewel
- Drewstock (1997) ... Jewel
 1996 Rescuing Desire
Sadie
 1996 The First Wives Club
Elise's Fan (as Lea De Laria)
 1996 Friends (TV Series)
Woman
 1995 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)
Miss Hearst
- Ryan's Worst Nightmare (1995) ... Miss Hearst
 1995 OP Center (TV Movie)
Capt. White
 1994-1995 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Loreli / Lorelei
- Wrestling Matches (1995) ... Loreli
- A Dark and Stormy Night (1994) ... Lorelei
 1994 Matlock (TV Series)
Det. Pat Poletti / Det. Pat Jordan
- Dead Air (1994) ... Det. Pat Poletti (as Lea De Laria)
- The Murder Game (1994) ... Det. Pat Jordan
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (22 credits)

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Other Works:

"Little Fish," original musical; music, lyrics, and book by Michael John LaChiusa; suggested by the stories of Deborah Eisenberg; directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele; musical direction by Dan Lipton; with Lea DeLaria (portraying Cinder); Jesse Tyler Ferguson (portraying Marco); Marcy Harriell (portraying Kathy); ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lea De Laria | Lea Delaria | Lea deLaria
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Personal Quote:

My idea as far as comedy goes has always been able to push the limits of what's acceptable for a woman to do or say or be. My hero in that would be Lenny Bruce, who teaches us that words have no meaning. It's the intent behind them is that is what's important. See more »

Trivia:

Famously controversial for her irreverent commentary, DeLaria was the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier with her 1993 appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show". See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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