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Janeane Garofalo Fast Facts:
Named the Funniest Person in Rhode Island in a Showtime-sponsored comedian search while she was still in college.
Worked as a Boston bike messenger during the early days of her stand-up career.
Married her then-boyfriend, writer Robert Cohen, in 1991 in Las Vegas as a joke; the relationship ended soon after, but they didn't bother to get divorced until 2012.
Early TV work was on the sketch comedies the
Ben Stiller Show
Saturday Night Live
Played Mabel, the grown-up daughter of Helen Hunt's and Paul Reiser's characters, in the 1999 finale of NBC sitcom
Mad About You
Hosted a talk show on the now-defunct progressive radio network Air America Radio.
Moved into more dramatic TV roles with one-season stints on
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Named her entertainment company I Hate Myself Productions.
Has several tattoos, including the word "Think" inked on her forearm.
Janeane Garofalo Relationships:
Joan Garofalo - Mother
Mitch Rouse - Ex-significant Other
Robert Cohen - Ex-husband
Craig Bierko - Ex-significant Other
Carmine Garofalo - Father
Janeane Garofalo Awards:
1996 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Comedy Series - Nominee
1997 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
Providence College, Providence, RI (BA in History, 1986)
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