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Janeane Garofalo is a Actor and Producer American born on 28 september 1964 at Newton (USA)

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo
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Birth name Janeane Marie Garofalo
Nationality USA
Birth 28 september 1964 (58 years) at Newton (USA)

Janeane Garofalo (/dʒəˈniːn ɡəˈrɒfəloʊ/; born September 28, 1964) is an American film actress, stand-up comedian, liberal political activist, and writer.

Garofalo began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member on the Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and Saturday Night Live, then appeared in more than 50 movies, with leading or major roles in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, The Matchmaker, Reality Bites, Steal This Movie!, Clay Pigeons, Sweethearts, Mystery Men, and The Independent, among numerous others. She stars with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd in a 2015 Netflix eight-episode prequel to Wet Hot American Summer featuring most of the cast playing their original roles from the 2001 movie.

Garofalo is an outspoken progressive and feminist activist. From March 2004 to July 2006, she hosted Air America Radio's The Majority Report with Sam Seder.


Garofalo married Robert Cohen, who was then a writer for The Ben Stiller Show, in Las Vegas in 1991. She later explained it was intended to be a joke, not thinking it was legal unless it had been filed at a local courthouse. It was discovered later, when Cohen tried to actually marry someone else, that the marriage was indeed legal. The marriage was dissolved in 2012. On April 4, 2015 Garofalo married Brody Tate.

In Garofalo's 2010 stand-up show If You Will, she says "I don't have a fear of intimacy, I have sort of a genuine lack of interest", adding jokingly, "which is not good for my boyfriend of ten years".

Best films

Ratatouille (2007)
The Wild (2006)
Titan A.E. (2000)

Usually with

David Wain
David Wain
(3 films)
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(5 films)
Lina Esco
Lina Esco
(2 films)
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Janeane Garofalo (65 films)

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A Bread Factory: Part One, 2h2
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tyne Daly, James Marsters, Janeane Garofalo, Nana Visitor, Brian Murray, Glynnis O'Connor
Roles Jordan
Rating68% 3.4358353.4358353.4358353.4358353.435835
Il y a 40 ans, dans la petite ville de Checkford, Dorothea et Greta ont transformé une usine à pain désaffectée en un espace dédié aux arts : La Bread Factory. Mais un couple célèbre d’artistes-performeurs chinois est arrivé en ville et menace de récupérer les subventions culturelles permettant de faire vivre ce lieu. Non sans humour, les habitants de Checkford tentent de s’adapter aux changements et la Bread Factory de survivre...
Sandy Wexler, 2h11
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn
Roles Testimonial
Rating52% 2.604332.604332.604332.604332.60433
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) est un agent travaillant à Los Angeles dans les années 1990. Ses clients sont parmi les plus excentriques du show-business hollywoodien. Un jour, il tombe amoureux de Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), sa plus récente cliente, une chanteuse extrêmement talentueuse qu'il découvre dans un parc d'attraction.
Free the Nipple
Directed by Lina Esco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Monique Coleman, Zach Grenier, Casey LaBow, Lina Esco, Michael Panes, Lola Kirke
Roles Anouk
Rating39% 1.9676751.9676751.9676751.9676751.967675
An army of passionate women launch a revolution to "Free the Nipple" and decriminalize the female body. Based on a true story, this mass movement of topless women, armed with First Amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national publicity stunts, invade New York City to protest the backwards censorship laws in the USA.
Free the Nipple
Directed by Lina Esco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Casey LaBow, Monique Coleman, Zach Grenier, Lola Kirke, Michael Panes, Lina Esco
Roles Anouk
Rating39% 1.9677251.9677251.9677251.9677251.967725
Led by Liv (Lola Kirke), an army of passionate women launch a revolution to "Free the Nipple" and decriminalize female toplessness. Based on true events, a mass movement of topless women, backed by First Amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national publicity stunts, invade New York City to protest censorship hypocrisies and promote gender equality legally and culturally in the US.
The Muslims Are Coming!, 1h21
Directed by Negin Farsad
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about religion, Films about Islam
Actors Lewis Black, David Cross, Negin Farsad, Janeane Garofalo, Aron Kader, Aasif Mandvi
Roles Himself
Rating62% 3.1021753.1021753.1021753.1021753.102175
The film opens with a montage of television and radio clips of comments from figures such as Frank Gaffney, Herman Cain, Ann Coulter, Bryan Fischer, Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Bill Maher, and Donald Trump expressing fear of Islam, or mistrust of Muslims.
General Education, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Maiara Walsh, Chris Sheffield, Elaine Hendrix, Bobby Campo, Janeane Garofalo, Larry Miller
Roles Gale Collins
Rating44% 2.2174752.2174752.2174752.2174752.217475
Levi Collins, (Chris Sheffield), a high school senior, has been forced all his life by his father Rich, (Larry Miller), to play tennis due to a strong devotion to a family tradition. Levi receives a letter saying he has received a full scholarship to go to college at Forest Wood and play tennis, which makes his father very proud. In addition, Levi gets another letter from Arizona State saying he has been accepted, but his father discards it, encouraging him to go to Forest Wood.
Mighty Fine, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Chazz Palminteri, Andie MacDowell, Jodelle Ferland, Paul Ben-Victor, Janeane Garofalo, Arthur J. Nascarella
Roles Older Natalie (voice)
Rating51% 2.564132.564132.564132.564132.56413
In the 1970s, a Jewish American businessman from Brooklyn, New York, moves his family to New Orleans, Louisiana, where his textile factory is relocated. However, life in the South gets tough as he lives beyond his means and overspends, while a big investor decides to pull out of the deal. Desperate, he takes a loan from the local mob and snaps at his wife and daughters. He sees a psychologist upon his wife's urging, but he assures him he is fine and his wife must be unduly concerned because she is a Holocaust survivor. However, after he attempts to commit suicide, his wife calls the police and they send him to a psychiatric hospital to deal with his anxiety disorder. Meanwhile, his younger daughter wins a US$500-poetry competition sponsored by the Campbell Soup Company. Eventually, she sees her father again when he has recovered from stress.
Bad Parents, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Titus, Michael Boatman, Cheri Oteri, Kristen Johnston, Rebecca Budig
Roles Kathy
Rating34% 1.741421.741421.741421.741421.74142
Une mère de famille de la banlieue inscrit sa fille de sept ans dans l'équipe locale de football. Avant de réaliser le pétrin dans lequel elle s'est mise, Kathy se retrouve au centre d'un monde hyper compétitif de mamans disjonctées. Alors que l'équipe se dirige vers la finale, les parents en deviennent obsédés et seront emportés dans une spirale d'insanité et d'hilarité !
Love Hurts
Love Hurts (2009)
, 1h35
Directed by Barra Grant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Richard E. Grant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Johnny Pacar, Jenna Elfman, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim
Roles Hannah Rosenbloom
Rating56% 2.8011952.8011952.8011952.8011952.801195
Richard E. Grant plays Dr. Ben Bingham, a middle-aged ear, nose, and throat doctor. Carrie-Anne Moss plays Amanda, his vibrant wife. Amanda leaves Ben when the idea of sharing an empty nest with her inattentive husband becomes unbearable. Ben becomes depressed and tries to drown himself in alcohol. He walks around in pajamas until his son Justin (Johnny Pacar) gives his dad a makeover and introduces him to the social scene. Before long, Ben becomes so popular that he is pursued by his nurse, his personal trainer, and karaoke-loving twin sisters. However, things quickly change when Justin finds himself in love. It is now Ben’s turn to teach his son the art of romance and in the process recapture his own wife's love.
Labor Pains, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Lindsay Lohan, Bridgit Mendler, Cheryl Hines, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chris Parnell, Luke Kirby
Roles Claire
Rating48% 2.4102752.4102752.4102752.4102752.410275
Thea Clayhill is about to lose her position as secretary to a very cranky publisher. So she lies about being pregnant to save her job, as she saw on an episode of Law & Order that it is discriminatory to fire a pregnant woman. The plan works, and she gets to keep her job.
Ratatouille, 1h51
Directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about the labor movement, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Daniel Day-Lewis, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole
Roles Colette (voice)
Rating80% 4.0469354.0469354.0469354.0469354.046935
Remy is an idealistic and ambitious young rat, gifted with highly developed senses of taste and smell. Inspired by his idol, the recently deceased chef Auguste Gusteau, Remy dreams of becoming a cook himself. When an old woman sees his clan, they are forced to abandon their home; Remy is separated from them as a result of the woman's gunshots. He ends up in the sewers of Paris and eventually finds himself at a skylight overlooking the kitchen of Gusteau's restaurant.
Southland Tales, 2h25
Directed by Richard Kelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Prinze, Mandy Moore, Miranda Richardson, Wallace Shawn
Roles General Teena MacArthur
Rating52% 2.6490552.6490552.6490552.6490552.649055
On July 4th, 2005, in a fictionalized United States alternate history reality, two towns in Texas: El Paso and Abilene were destroyed by twin nuclear attacks that triggered a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions, sending America into a state of anarchy and hysteria, as well as a Third World War (a fictionalized perspective of what the War on Terror would've escalated to). The PATRIOT Act has extended authority to a new agency known as US-IDent, which keeps constant surveillance on citizens—even to the extent of censoring the Internet and requiring fingerprints to access computers and bank accounts. In response to the recent fuel shortage in the wake of global warfare, the German company Treer designs a generator of inexhaustible energy, which is propelled by the perpetual motion of ocean currents, called "Fluid Karma". However, its inventor Baron von Westphalen and his associates are hiding the fact that the generators alter the ocean's currents and cause the Earth to slow its rotation, and that the transmission of Fluid Karma to portable receivers (via quantum entanglement) is ripping holes in the fabric of space and time.