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Lori Hammel was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is known for her work on Burn After Reading (2008), Master of None (2017) and 30 Rock (2007). She grew up in North Dakota.

Film work includes playing a morning show host in Ethan and Joel Coen's feature film "Burn After Reading"; "Puzzle" (2018 Sundance); "An Invisible Sign"; "She's Lost Control" (2014 Berlin Film Festival, SXSW); "Burning Up!" (2014 Katra Festival) and playing the title role in "Coney Island Queen" (2014 Cannes Shorts Corner).

Lori's TV appearances include "30 Rock", "Master of None:", "The Colbert Report", "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", "The Following" and "The Today Show".

Lori was thrilled to work on camera with Tina Fey, Michael Hitchcock ("Glee"), Julie Klausner, Rob Riggle ("The Daily Show") and The Whitest Kids U' Know in the Comedy Central pilot "Boyfriendz" directed by Ryan McFaul ("Inside Amy Schumer").

Lori made her Broadway debut in the international hit "Mamma Mia". A deft and nuanced comedienne, Lori performed in such stage shows as the Tony Award®-winning "Forbidden Broadway", as Ethel Mertz in the national tour of "I Love Lucy Live" and Carol Brady with a Lady Macbeth twist in the Off Broadway mash up "The Bardy Bunch".

Lori's improvisational skills are delightfully apparent as recurring political pundit Leslie Hillerman on the Onion News Network series "In The Know" and in "Margo Rose Reports", a successful web series Lori created, produced and starred in as the voraciously clueless NY2 Broadway reporter Margo Rose Ferderer.

Lori showed her serious side as a dramatic actress in the Off Broadway world premieres of the family drama "Unbroken Circle" (2013) and "Unraveled" (2018). In the world premiere of the drama "Handicapped People in their Formal Attire" by Kathryn Grant she gave a "heartbreakingly honest performance" (Curtain Up) as the conflicted, bitter sister playing opposite Rachel Pickup.

She was given an Excellence in Acting Award at the New York International Fringe Festival for her performance in Gary Apple's "Hell is for Real". Other acting awards include "Forbidden Hollywood" (Jeff Award & After Dark Award), "Little Me" (Jeff nomination) and "Singin' in the Rain" (Jeff nomination & After Dark Award).

She is the 2014 recipient of the SAG-AFTRA Joseph C. Riley Service Award. She co-authored the critically acclaimed guidebook Minding The Edge: Strategies for a Fulfilling, Successful Career as an Actor (Waveland Press) and is a contributing author for Acting for the Stage (Focal Press).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. J. Phillips

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