On stage, McClurg wrote and performed a one woman show, Whirley June: A Midwestern Woman. She starred in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune at Timothy Busfield's B Street Theatre in Sacramento, and made Los Angeles dramatic stage debut in Never in My Lifetime. She was a founding member of the Groundlings in Hollywood. In the late 1980s, McClurg studied with the mother creator of all improvisational comedy, Viola Spolin, and continues to improvise satiric comedy with the Second City Alumni.
Earlier in her career, McClurg performed with the Pitschel Players in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and did a stint as a stand-up comedienne at The Comedy Store. She earned a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University, worked as a disc jockey, news reporter and producer for NPR, and taught radio at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for eight years.
McClurg won the Best Actress award from the Chicago Alternative Film Festival playing Ted Kaczynski's mother in Ted. She also received recognition from the Association for Retarded Citizens for her performance in Bill: On His Own opposite Mickey Rooney for CBS.
Edie McClurg Facts
|Birthday||July 23, 1951 (68)|
|Birthplace||Kansas City, Missouri, USA|