Janeane Garofalo

American comedian and actress

Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964) is an American political activist, stand up comedian and actress. She was co-host on the radio show The Majority Report.

Janeane Garofalo
Garofalo on the cover of Ms. magazine in 2003
Born (1964-09-28) September 28, 1964 (age 59)
Newton, New Jersey, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film, radio
Years active1988–present
GenresAlternative comedy
Subject(s)American politics, celebrities, feminism, body image
Robert Cohen
(m. 1992⁠–⁠2012)

Garofalo is of Italian and Irish descent. Her father is a former executive at Exxon.[1][2] Garofalo was raised as a conservative Catholic.[3] Garofalo now describes herself as an atheist.[4]

She had two Emmy Award[5] nominations for her role on The Larry Sanders Show.


  1. Westbook, Bruce (June 22, 2007). "Garofalo talks politics, 'evil oil empire' and life in Houston". Houston Chronicle.
  2. Westbrook, Bruce (June 24, 2007). "The world according to Janeane Garofalo". Zest Magazine, Houston Chronicle. p. 10. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  3. Span, Paula (2005-04-27). "And Don't Even Get Her Started on the War". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  4. Michael Janusonis (2007-07-06). "Just the right spice". projo.com. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
  5. Janeane Garofalo Emmy Nominated

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