An alumna of the Second City and Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Runs a cupcake and cheeseball business out of her Greenwich Village apartment when she is not acting.
Occasionally works as a waitress at Mary's Fish Camp in the West Village.
Wrote the play, "The Book of Liz", with her older brother, David Sedaris.
She uses the money she gets for appearing on "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) to buy a new pair of shoes for her next appearance.
Amy keeps a free-roaming mini-rex rabbit named Dusty, which she adopted from a rabbit rescue. Dusty's "bunny condo" was designed by her friend, designer Todd Oldham. Amy named her baked-goods business after her first rabbit, Tattletail, a Netherlandish dwarf. ("Tattletail Industries" has since become "Amy's Cupcakes.") She is active in a NYC rabbit rescue and shelter, and is an honorary educator of the House Rabbit Society.
Failed first grade.
Idolized her brother David Sedaris when she was a child.
Of all her relatives, she was closest to her father.
Enjoys playing characters who "like themselves".
Is of Greek descent.
Collects decorative cupcake picks.
She is best known for her grotesque yet strangely endearing character "Jerri" from "Strangers with Candy" (1999).
Raised Greek Orthodox.
She was nominated for a 1993 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Truth, Justice or the American Way" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
If I'm creating something for myself, then I want to have fun. I like to play unattractive people who think they're pretty. You can do what you want, but I prefer to look interesting.
I'm drawn to people who look different. I'm not exploiting. I'm not making fun of them. I'm drawn to them. We're all used to seeing pretty people. I want to see real people.
(2006) Release of her book, "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence".
(2002) Release of the book "The Book of Liz," by Amy and her brother, David Sedaris.
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