Susie Essman

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/31/1955, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; TV host
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Susie Essman 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.
  • Susie Essman Relationships:
  • Jimmy Harder - Husband
  • Leonard Essman - Father
  • Zora Essman - Mother
  • Susie Essman 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
  • College:
  • Purchase College, Purchase, NY (BA, 1977)

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