Carol Leifer

  • Birth Place: East Williston, New York, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Producer, Comedian
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Fast Facts

  • A former girlfriend of Jerry Seinfeld, she's rumored to be one of the inspirations for the Elaine character on Seinfeld.
  • Was discovered by David Letterman—who caught her act in a comedy club—and has performed on his late-night show many times.
  • Is a vegan. 
  • Author of the essay collection When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win (2009).
  • Bought the handwritten note believed to be used by Michael Vick during his public apology after he pleaded guilty to dogfighting.
  • Was the first contestant to be fired in the 2010 installment of Celebrity Apprentice.

Awards

  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2019, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ritch Shydner — Ex-husband
  • Bruno Leifer-Wolf — Son
  • Jerry Seinfeld — Ex-significant Other
  • Jane — Sister
  • Anna Leifer — Mother
  • Seymour Leifer — Father
  • Marvin — Brother
  • Paul Reiser — Ex-significant Other
  • Lori Wolf — Wife

College

  • Attended State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, United States; attended City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, New York, United States

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