More Janeane Garofalo Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Wonderland)Actress/Comedienne Janeane Garofalo has been consistently working in film and television. Recent projects include Disney's BIG TROUBLE (also starring Rene Russo and Tim Allen) and WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, which was showcased at The Sundance Film Festival in February 2003 and will be released in August. She can also be seen in her memorable and critically acclaimed roles in THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS, STEAL THIS MOVIE, MYSTERY MEN, DOG PARK, PERMANENT MIDNIGHT CLAY PIGEONS, THE MINUS MAN and DOGMA. In addition to a demanding shooting schedule, Janeane continues to perform stand-up around the country.
Her earlier work includes COPLAND, ROMY AND MICHELLE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, REALITY BITES, BYE BYE LOVE, LARGER THAN LIFE, TOUCH, and THE CABLE GUY, directed by her friend Ben Stiller. Ben and Janeane also co-authored the best seller Feel This Book (Ballantine, May 1999).
Janeane was a series regular on The Larry Sanders Show, for which she received an Emmy nomination in 1997 and two Cable Ace nominations. Some of Janeane's other television work includes two specials for HBO and the series finale of Mad About You. She also hosted Indie Outing, a music based show for MTV. During the fall of 1994 she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Janeane was also a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show.
Janeane attended Providence College in Rhode Island and began performing stand-up in her senior year. Shortly after graduating with a degree in American Studies and History, she moved to Los Angeles and made her national television debut on The Dennis Miller Show. Among her earliest television stand-up appearances are FOX's Comic Strip Live and MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour. Janeane can also be spotted doing sets at several of the alternative comedy shows and major comedy club venues in New York and Los Angeles.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "Wonderland" (05-Oct-2003)