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Also Known As: Susan Essman Died:
Born: May 31, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA Profession: actress, comedian

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A tough-as-nails New York stand-up comedienne, Susie Essman broke into showbiz with a small role in "Punchline" (1988), for which she also served as a comedy advisor. Notching memorable cameos onscreen and building a reputation as a sharp-tongued, quick-witted comic on the stage, Essman finally achieved stardom as Susie Greene, Jeff Garlin's foul-mouthed wife on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ). With her unique ability to turn her character's expletive-laden, devastatingly caustic rants into hilariously profane brilliance, Essman stole all her scenes and emerged as one of the long-running show's most popular characters. She furthered her career with turns on the prank-call comedy show "Crank Yankers" (Comedy Central, 2002-05; MTV2, 2007) and by voicing the streetwise cat Mittens in Disney's animated superdog hit "Bolt" (2008). A proud alumna of multiple comedy specials and celebrity roasts, Essman also penned an autobiographical book of comedic essays, What Would Susie Say? Bullsh*t Wisdom about Love, Life and Comedy. Although she may not have become a household name per se, Susie Essman enjoyed a reputation as a respected, talented comedienne who electrified any project with her...

A tough-as-nails New York stand-up comedienne, Susie Essman broke into showbiz with a small role in "Punchline" (1988), for which she also served as a comedy advisor. Notching memorable cameos onscreen and building a reputation as a sharp-tongued, quick-witted comic on the stage, Essman finally achieved stardom as Susie Greene, Jeff Garlin's foul-mouthed wife on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ). With her unique ability to turn her character's expletive-laden, devastatingly caustic rants into hilariously profane brilliance, Essman stole all her scenes and emerged as one of the long-running show's most popular characters. She furthered her career with turns on the prank-call comedy show "Crank Yankers" (Comedy Central, 2002-05; MTV2, 2007) and by voicing the streetwise cat Mittens in Disney's animated superdog hit "Bolt" (2008). A proud alumna of multiple comedy specials and celebrity roasts, Essman also penned an autobiographical book of comedic essays, What Would Susie Say? Bullsh*t Wisdom about Love, Life and Comedy. Although she may not have become a household name per se, Susie Essman enjoyed a reputation as a respected, talented comedienne who electrified any project with her dangerous and abrasive sense of humor.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Putzel (2012)
2.
 Cop Out (2010)
3.
 Loving Leah (2009)
4.
 Bolt (2008)
5.
 Man, The (2005)
6.
 Keeping the Faith (2000) Ellen Friedman
7.
 Siege, The (1998) Protest Speaker
8.
 Volcano (1997) Anita
9.
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Began doing stand up in Manhattan, along with other up-and-coming comedians like Chris Rock, Colin Quinn and Mario Cantone
1988:
Played Charlotte Elkman on the short-lived NBC series "Baby Boom"
1992:
Appeared in the half-hour HBO comedy special, "HBO's One Night Stand"
1999:
Performed on the Comedy Central special "The Friar's Roast of Jerry Stiller"
2000:
Performed off-Broadway in the play "The Vagina Monologues"
2000:
Cast as Susie Greene, wife of Larry David's manager in the acclaimed HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
2002:
Provided the voice of Helen Higgins on the Comedy Central series "Crank Yankers"
2005:
Appeared opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy in the comedy "The Man"
2008:
Lent her voice to the animated feature "Bolt"
2009:
Penned the steamy memoir, <i>What Would Susie Say: Bulls**t Wisdom About Love, Life and Comedy</i>
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Education

State University of New York at Purchase: Purchase , New York - 1977

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