Jane Curtin

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Jane Therese Curtin
  • Birth Place: Cambridge, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/06/1947, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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Jane Curtin Fast Facts:
  • Got her show-business start with an improv group called the Proposition.
  • Auditioned for the ABC variety show Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell; beat out Mimi Kennedy for a slot on NBC's SNL.
  • Had been the only female anchor of SNL's Weekend Update until Tina Fey took the gig in 2000.
  • Made her movie debut in the 1980 comedy How to Beat the High Cost of Living with future Kate & Allie costar Susan Saint James.
  • Reunited with SNL costar Dan Aykroyd in 1993's Coneheads and 1998's Antz.
  • Performed in the 2002 Broadway revival of Our Town alongside Paul Newman.
  • Is active in fund-raising for UNICEF. She served as the celebrity chairperson for 1987's National UNICEF Day, and in 1994, as a national ambassador for the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. In 2010, she was a finalist in the Jeopardy Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational and won $250,000 on behalf of UNICEF.
  • Jane Curtin Relationships:
  • Valerie Curtin - Cousin
  • Mary Constance Farrell Curtin - Mother
  • John Joseph Curtin - Father
  • Patrick F. Lynch - Husband
  • Tess Lynch - Daughter
  • Jane Curtin Awards:
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Elizabeth Seton Junior College, New York, NY (AA, 1967); attended Northeastern University, Boston, MA

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