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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 6, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, comedian, screenwriter

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A comedian noted for his deadpan delivery, Steven Wright has built up a following, and while he has not followed many of his contemporaries into sitcom or big screen stardom, he did win an Academy Award for the short "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings" (1988). He co-produced, co-wrote and co-starred in the film, playing a man who goes to a psychotherapist and meets with unexpected results.

A comedian noted for his deadpan delivery, Steven Wright has built up a following, and while he has not followed many of his contemporaries into sitcom or big screen stardom, he did win an Academy Award for the short "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings" (1988). He co-produced, co-wrote and co-starred in the film, playing a man who goes to a psychotherapist and meets with unexpected results.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Son of the Mask (2005) Cast
2.
 Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) Himself
3.
 Loser (2000) Panty Hose Customer
4.
 Muse, The (1999) Stan Spielberg
6.
 Half Baked (1998) (Cameo Appearance)
7.
 1999 (1997) Goat Man
9.
 Canadian Bacon (1995) Niagra Mountie
10.
 Swan Princess, The (1994) Voice Of Speed
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Raised in Boston, MA
1982:
Began doing stand-up comedy
:
Made national TV debut on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"
1985:
Starred in first special, "On Location: Steven Wright" (HBO)
1985:
Feature film debut, "Desperately Seeking Susan"
1986:
Released debut album, "I Have a Pony"
1986:
Wrote screenplay for Jim Jarmusch' "Coffee and Cigarettes"; also appeared in film
1988:
Produced the Academy Award-winning short film "The Appointment of Dennis Jennings"; also wrote and co-starred with Rowan Atkinson and Laurie Metcalf
1993:
Had recurring role on "Mad About You" (NBC)
1994:
Appeared in the features "Natural Born Killers", "Mixed Nuts" and "Speechless"
1994:
Voiced the character of Speed the turtle in the animated "The Swan Princess"
1997:
Headlined at Carnegie Hall
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Education

Emerson College: Boston , Massachusetts - 1978

Notes

His 1986 comedy album, "I Have a Pony", earned a Grammy nomination.

"I still love to perform. And I still love to write. It's what I always wanted to do." --Steven Wright in TIMEOUT NEW YORK, June 5-12, 1997

"I don't usually laugh onstage. But it's not a decision I made. I'm just trying to remember my act." --Wright in TIMEOUT NEW YORK, June 5-12, 1997

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mother:
Dolly Wright.

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