34 Facts About Amy Sedaris


Amy Louise Sedaris is an American actress, comedian, and writer.

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Amy Sedaris played Jerri Blank in the Comedy Central comedy series Strangers with Candy and the prequel film Strangers with Candy, which she wrote.

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Amy Sedaris received further critical acclaim as the creator and star of the TruTV surreal comedy series At Home with Amy Sedaris which earned her two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

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Amy Sedaris appeared in various films, including Maid in Manhattan, School of Rock, Elf, Bewitched, Chicken Little, Shrek the Third, Jennifer's Body, Puss in Boots, Chef, Ghost Team, Handsome, and The Lion King.

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Amy Sedaris was born in Endicott, New York to Sharon Elizabeth and Louis Harry "Lou" Amy Sedaris, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina with her five siblings: Lisa, David, Gretchen, Tiffany, and Paul.

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Amy Sedaris's father is of Greek descent and her mother was Anglo-American.

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Amy Sedaris graduated from Jesse O Sanderson High School in Raleigh.

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In 2008, Amy Sedaris starred as Principal Abby Hofman in the Nickelodeon television film Gym Teacher: The Movie, which was directed by her Strangers with Candy co-star and frequent collaborator Paul Dinello.

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That same year, Amy Sedaris appeared in a major recurring role in the Amazon Prime Video political satire series Alpha House, which was written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.

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Amy Sedaris played Louise Laffer, the Mormon wife of Nevada Senator Louis Laffer who lives with three other Republican senators in a town house on Capitol Hill.

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Amy Sedaris later had a recurring role as Pam in the Comedy Central sitcom Broad City, as Rita in the Hulu dark comedy series Difficult People.

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Amy Sedaris co-starred with Chris Elliott in the Sony Crackle family comedy series Thanksgiving.

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Amy Sedaris played numerous characters, including herself, Patty Hogg, Ronnie Vino, and Nutmeg.

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Amy Sedaris had a starring role as Janice Delongpre, a dispatch officer, in the CBS All Access comedy series No Activity appearing in the series from 2017 to 2019.

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Amy Sedaris had guest-starring roles as Cathy in the HBO comedy-drama series Divorce.

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Amy Sedaris has voiced commercials for the discount hair salon chain Supercuts and was WordGirl character Miss Davis for two seasons.

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Amy Sedaris narrated the PBS special Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America, a six-hour documentary on comedians and comedy in American history.

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In film, Amy Sedaris voiced Foxy Loxy in the science fiction comedy Chicken Little, Cinderella in the animated fantasy comedy Shrek the Third, Gravity in the family comedy Space Buddies, Jill in the adventure comedy Puss in Boots, Betty in the fantasy comedy Super Buddies, and Aunt Ida in the English dub of the Academy Award-nominated comedy drama My Life as a Courgette.

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Amy Sedaris voiced the role of Audrey Temple in two seasons of the podcast Homecoming.

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Amy Sedaris' character was portrayed in the series by Hong Chau.

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In 2019, Amy Sedaris voiced a Guinea Fowl in the musical drama film The Lion King, which is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney's 1994 film of the same name.

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Amy Sedaris appeared in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan, the musical comedy School of Rock, the Christmas comedy Elf, and the fantasy comedy Bewitched.

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Amy Sedaris's first leading film role came in the 2005 film adaptation Strangers with Candy, which she co-wrote.

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Amy Sedaris followed this with supporting roles in the comedy-drama film Full Grown Men, the drama film Snow Angels, and the ensemble comedy film Old Dogs.

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Amy Sedaris had a large role in the comedy film The Best and the Brightest, which was released in 2010.

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In 2003, Amy Sedaris co-authored the text-and-picture novel Wigfield alongside collaborators Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert.

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Amy Sedaris has contributed several articles for The Believer magazine since 2005.

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Amy Sedaris has co-written several plays with her brother David, credited only as "The Talent Family": Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, Incident at Cobblers Knob, and The Little Frieda Mysteries.

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Amy Sedaris co-authored the play The Book of Liz which had been performed at regional theaters as a play called No Name Players.

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Amy Sedaris played a role as the Stage Manager in Paul Rudnick's play The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and as Froggy in Douglas Carter Beane's play The Country Club, the latter of which earned her a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.

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Amy Sedaris had a role in David Lindsay-Abaire's play Wonder of the World and the stage adaptation of her book Wigfield, alongside Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert.

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Amy Sedaris was the emcee for Microsoft's 2010 annual employee meeting in Seattle on September 28,2010.

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Amy Sedaris ran a cupcake and cheeseball business, Dusty Food Cupcakes, out of her home kitchen but has since ceased doing so.

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Amy Sedaris has stated in several interviews that she has never desired to marry or have children.

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