Comic actress Janeane Garofalo has got a problem. Who does the five-foot-one-inch brunette firecracker think she is that she plays the frump in films like The Truth About Cats and Dogs (1996)? What keeps plush and pert Garofalo from seeing that her face is a fetching blend of sass and sex appeal? Why must she pretend that her voluptuous curves and full-grown Italian ass are the baggage of a dumpy broad? Janeane started out overtly eroticized, snapping her chest forward as she snapped out one-liners on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show. She played a sexually voracious young lady in Reality Bites (1994) and raised no credibility issues as a woman capable of attracting hundreds of men. As well as an acerbic comedienne, Janeane is a gifted dramatist, but we’re not buying this frumpy-broad act.
24 (2001-2008) - as Janis Gold
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2014-2017) - as Guest Co-Host
Felicity (1998-2002) - as Sally Reardon (voice)
The Larry Sanders Show (1995) - as Paula
TV Nation - as Correspondent
Saturday Night Live (1976-) - as Herself
The Ben Stiller Show - as Regular Performer