Janeane Garofalo is a well-established female comedian as well as an actress of the previous generation. She is outspoken and is famously known for her dry wits among her colleagues.
Janeane Garofalo’s Bio, Age, Family, Parents & Brother
Janeane Garofalo, originally Janeane Christine Garofalo, was born on 28th September 1964 in Newton, New Jersey. She is 59 years old. She was born to her father Carmine Garofalo and her mother late Joan Garofalo. Her father is an Exxon executive and her mother, who was a secretary at Conoco-Phillips, died of colon cancer. She belongs to Italian and Irish descent.
She is an Italian and Irish descendant. In addition to this, she has an older brother as well as an older sister. She along with her siblings were brought up in a rather conservative Catholic household as her father was a Catholic and strict Republican and her mother died when she was 24 years old. Her brother’s name is Michael.
Additionally, she was very interested in comedy from an early age and used to listen to the comedy albums of George Carlin, Cheech and Chong, etc. by sneaking to her brother’s room. She had always aspired to write jokes, especially to David Letterman.
High School: Madison High School, Madison, NJ (transferred) High School: James E. Taylor High School, Houston, TX (1982) University: BA History, Providence College, Providence, RI (1986)
Speaking of her educational background, Janeane studied at Madison High School, and later transferred to James E. Taylor High School located in Houston, Texas. She also attended Providence College in Rhode Island where she gained BA History. She graduated in 1986.
Prior to her successful comedy career, Garofalo worked various jobs like a bike messenger, shoe salesperson, waitress, secretary, and many more. Her professional career as a comedian took off after she performed at a local comedy club during her junior year of college, eventually winning the title of ‘Funniest Person in Rhode Island’.
Janeane is known for her signature delivery of jokes and her cynical style. Due to her exceptional talent as a stand-up comedian, Garofalo has been awarded numerous times. She was also featured in ‘Ben Stiller Show’ in 1992 as the only female member among the cast.
Afterward, she also works as a mainstream television host and has several film credits as well. Her most acknowledged films include ‘Reality Bites’ and ‘Wet Hot American Summer’.
Additionally, she also served as an actress as well as a political activist. Furthermore, she is also recognized as the political advocate focusing on various liberal causes of the United States. Also, she is known as the leading voice of dissent to the war in Iraq.
Moreover, she has been co-hosting a political talk show since 31st March of 2004 on the AirAmerica Radio network.
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Janeane Garofalo’s Husband and Boyfriends
Talking about her personal relationships, Janeane has been linked with several personalities in the past. She had been in a relationship with actors Mitch Rose and Craig Bierko as well as actor/director Ben Stiller. Additionally, she was also rumored to have been in relationships with musicians Pete Caldes and Chris Anderson. She was also reported to be in an alleged relationship with fellow comedian, actor, and writer Bob Odenkirk.
Janeane is married to Brody Tate since 2015. He is the Manager of the New Student Program and he is associates with Columbia College.
As a matter of fact, Garofalo was married to writer Rob Cohen for 2 decades. The couple however had married at a chapel in Las Vegas in 1992 as a joke. The couple later dissolved the marriage legally in 2012.
Janeane’s Height, Weight, Measurements, and Tattos
Janeane stands 5 feet 1 inch tall and has several tattoos inked in her body; including “Liberal” inked on her left shoulder. The celebrity however struggled with alcoholism and has successfully remained sober since 2001.
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Janeane Garofalo’s Net Worth
The estimated net worth of the renowned comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo is $5 million, thanks to her career as an actress, comedian, and writer. She has acted in several movies including Mystery Man, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, and Cable Guy.