Susie Essman Celebrity

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Birth Place: Bronx, NY

Birthday: May 31, 1955, Gemini

Profession: Actor, Comedian, TV host

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Fast Facts

  • First regular TV role came with Baby Boom (1988-89), an adaptation of the 1987 Diane Keaton feature.
  • Began her stand-up career in Manhattan, along with then-fledgling comedians Chris Rock, Mario Cantone and Colin Quinn.
  • Early big-screen roles included Tom Hanks comedy Punchline (1988) and kiddie sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II (1991).
  • Cast without an audition in Larry David's improvisational sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm after David watched her perform at the Friar's Club Roast of Jerry Stiller.
  • Appeared in an off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000.
  • Hosted Bravo's reality-competition series Better Half, in which couples try to teach their mates how to do their jobs.
  • Does not eat meat.

Awards

  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jimmy Harder — Husband
  • Leonard Essman — Father
  • Zora Essman — Mother

College

  • Purchase College, Purchase, NY (BA, 1977)

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