Janeane Garofalo



  • Birth Place: Newton, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/28/1964, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; writer; radio host
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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 and 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 West Wing, 24 and 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:
  • Craig Bierko - Ex-significant Other
  • Joan Garofalo - Mother
  • Mitch Rouse - Ex-significant Other
  • Robert Cohen - Ex-husband
  • Carmine Garofalo - Father
  • Janeane Garofalo Awards:
  • 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
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Providence College, Providence, RI (BA in History, 1986)


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