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Jane Therese Curtin
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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
Had been the only female anchor of
'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
Kate & Allie
costar Susan Saint James.
costar Dan Aykroyd in 1993's
Performed in the 2002 Broadway revival of
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:
John Joseph Curtin - Father
Patrick F. Lynch - Husband
Tess Lynch - Daughter
Valerie Curtin - Cousin
Mary Constance Farrell Curtin - Mother
Jane Curtin Awards:
1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1985 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music - Nominee
1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1997 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
1979 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program - Nominee
1984 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
Elizabeth Seton Junior College, New York, NY (AA, 1967); attended Northeastern University, Boston, MA
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