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Edelstein, Garofalo to star in new Bravo series

Edelstein, Garofalo to star in new Bravo series

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Lisa Edelstein, Janeane Garofalo and Beau Garrett are to star in Bravo's first original scripted U.S. series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce."

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
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Janeane Garofalo and Rob Cohen unwittingly wed for 20 years

Janeane Garofalo and Rob Cohen unwittingly wed for 20 years

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Actress Janeane Garofalo says she didn't realize she and producer Rob Cohen were legally wed after drunkenly swapping vows in Las Vegas 20 years ago.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
By United Press International
Off-Broadway's 'Love, Loss' set to close

Off-Broadway's 'Love, Loss' set to close

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Off-Broadway production of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is to close next month after more than 1,000 performances, producer Daryl Roth said Tuesday.
Mathis, Hoty to star in 'Love, Loss'

Mathis, Hoty to star in 'Love, Loss'

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Dee Hoty, Samantha Mathis and Concetta Tomei are set to lead the next cast of the off-Broadway show "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," the play's producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
By United Press International
CBS sets air date for 'Minds' spinoff

CBS sets air date for 'Minds' spinoff

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- CBS says it will begin airing "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," a U.S. crime drama starring Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo, in February.
Schiff cast in 'Criminal Minds' spinoff

Schiff cast in 'Criminal Minds' spinoff

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Richard Schiff has landed a recurring role on TV's "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," a CBS representative told TVGuide.com.
Garofalo may join cast of 'Minds' spinoff

Garofalo may join cast of 'Minds' spinoff

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Janeane Garofalo's publicist has confirmed the U.S. comic and actress is in talks for a role in CBS's upcoming "Criminal Minds" spinoff.
Jon Voight to play new '24' villain

Jon Voight to play new '24' villain

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- Actor Jon Voight has signed on to play the newest villain to threaten the innocent in the popular action TV series "24," The Hollywood Reporter says.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 28, 2007.
By United Press International

Garofalo to play agent on TV's '24'

LOS ANGELES , Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo has signed on to appear in the acclaimed real-time Fox TV drama, “24,” the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

Benjamin King joins 'The Wedding Planners'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Benjamin King has joined the Fox series "The Wedding Planners," alongside Teri Polo, Sarah Jones and KaDee Strickland.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2006 with 94 to follow.
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Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo poses for pictures at the premiere of "Big Fish" at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on December 4, 2003. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Janeane Garofalo (pronounced /dʒəˈniːn ɡəˈrɒfəloʊ/; born September 28, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, political activist and writer. She is the former co-host on the now defunct Air America Radio's The Majority Report. Garofalo continues to circulate regularly within New York City's local comedy and performance art scene.

Garofalo was born in Newton, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan and Carmine Garofalo. Her mother was a secretary, in the petrochemical industry, who died of cancer when Janeane was 24. Her father is a former executive at Exxon. Garofalo was raised as a conservative Catholic and is of Italian and Irish descent. She grew up in various places, including Ontario, California; Madison, New Jersey; and Katy, Texas, where she graduated from James E. Taylor High School. Garofalo is quoted as having disliked life in Houston because of the heat and humidity and the emphasis on prettiness and sports in high school.

While studying History at Providence College, Garofalo entered a comedy talent search sponsored by the Showtime cable network, winning the title of "Funniest Person in Rhode Island." Her original gimmick was to read off her hand, which was not successful in subsequent performances. Dreaming of earning a slot on the writing staff of the TV show Late Night With David Letterman, she became a professional standup upon graduating from college with degrees in History and American Studies. She struggled for a number of years, even working briefly as a bike messenger in Boston.

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