Nora Dunn

  • Birth Name: Nora Eloise Dunn
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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Fast Facts

  • Is one of six children.
  • Originally wanted to be a painter.
  • Brother and fellow actor Kevin Dunn auditioned for Saturday Night Live and told them they needed to meet his sister; Nora was later hired but Kevin was not.
  • Was one of three cast members asked to return to Saturday Night Live following a poor 1985-86 season (Jon Lovitz and Dennis Miller were the other two).
  • Boycotted a 1990 Saturday Night Live episode hosted by comedian Andrew Dice Clay because she found his act offensive; left the show shortly afterward.
  • In 1991, authored a book titled Nobody's Rib.
  • Filmed scenes as a real-estate agent for the movie Father of the Bride Part II, but the part was cut from the final version of the film.

Relationships

  • John Dunn — Father
  • Margaret Dunn — Mother
  • Jack Dunn — Nephew
  • Kevin Dunn — Brother
  • Ray Hutcherson — Ex-husband
  • Sean McGarry — Husband

College

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States (1972); attended City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

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