More Amy Sedaris Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Shrek the Third)Amy Sedaris is a 5'0" Grecian spitfire who hails from North Carolina and studied and performed with Chicago's Second City. Her New York theatre credits include Wonder of the World (Lucille Lortel Award Nomination); The Country Club (Drama Dept); The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told; Talent Family Plays (written by David and Amy Sedaris); Jamboree; Stump the Host, Stitches; One Woman Shoe (Obie Award); The Little Frieda Mysteries (Encore Award); Incident at Cobble Knob (Lincoln Center); and most recently, The Book of Liz (Drama Dept). Her regional theater work includes The Country Club (Long Wharf).
Sedaris was a regular on Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy (both Comedy Central) and had recurring roles on Just Shoot Me, Sex and the City, Monk and Cracking Up. Her latest film projects include Bewitched, Strangers With Candy -- The Movie, Chicken Little, Full Grown Men, Romance & Cigarettes (directed by John Turturro), Maid in Manhattan, School of Rock and Elf.
In October 2006, Sedaris' best-selling book I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, was released. Amy works to support her cupcake and cheeseball business.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Shrek the Third" (10-Jun-2007)
Biography #3 (for Maid in Manhattan)Amy Sedaris first felt the tug of the stage when she moved from her native North Carolina to join her brother David in Chicago, where she took classes at the famed Second City, and was soon on their Main Stage. She then moved to New York, where she teamed up with fellow Second City alums Stephanie Colbert and Paul Dinello, and others, to develop a half-hour sketch-comedy series called Exit 57, for HBO Downtown Productions. The series, which ran for two seasons on Comedy Central, received five Cable ACE nominations for Best Writing, Best Performance and Best Comedy Series. Sedaris once again teamed up with Dinello and Colbert to create Comedy Central's first live-action comedy series, Strangers with Candy, a twisted take on the classic and typically moralistic after-school specials.
A favorite guest of Conan O'Brien, Sedaris starred in When I Grow Up, a pilot from Glenn Gordon Caron, the creator of Moonlighting, and was recently seen on NBC's hit comedy Just Shoot Me, as well as three episodes of HBO's hit Sex and the City.
In addition to many plays she and her brother have written and produced, including the 1996 Obie Award-winning One-Woman Shoe, Sedaris has added Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Douglas Carter Beane's Country Club to her ever-expanding resume. Sedaris and her brother staged their 1997 critically acclaimed collaboration, The Little Frieda Mysteries in Seattle. In 2001 they staged The Book of Liz, and this past fall Sedaris shared the stage with Sarah Jessica Parker in The Wonders of the World, at the Manhattan Theater Club.
Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "Maid in Manhattan" (22-Dec-2002)