She has been a series regular on television programs such as Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, 24, and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
Garofalo was born in Newton, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan and Carmine Garofalo. She grew up in various places, including Ontario, California, Madison, New Jersey, and Katy, Texas.
Janeane Garofalo is known for biting standup, stints on SNL, The Larry Sanders Show and The West Wing, and her pioneering contributions to Air America Radio. Garofalo also continues her standup routine, performing five shows on April 17-19, at Comix (“Don’t let the name fool you. Recently, I spoke with her by phone at 8AM; only at the end of the interview did we realize that we were both on the west coast and had both woken early just to be courteous. Like ‘I went through all this, so here are my demands’? At first I passed on it because of the right-wing nature of a couple of the writers.
But it was her 2003 opposition to the Iraq War that converted Garofalo into a high-profile target for right-wing nut jobs nationwide. You suffered unimaginable right-wing abuse and death-threats in 2003. But then I realized A) I’m not being me, B) I was unemployed, and C) a very good friend of mine is on it, Mary Lynn Rajskub. There’s only one or two right wingers in the whole show, in the writer’s room.
He’s good friends with Rush Limbaugh, good friends with Lynne Cheney; part of it is brand loyalty.
“We were married for 20 years until this evening,” Garofalo said.So it sounds like your relationship was closer to the playful back and forth banter of Patricia Heaton and Peter Boyle on the Everybody Loves Raymond set and less of a Nancy Kulp / Buddy Ebsen antagonism where you eventually run for political office and he takes out ads against you. I didn’t want to make a scene out of it and not even go meet them in front of people. When somebody came to me privately and said ‘do you want to meet them’, I said absolutely not. That would be ridiculous to think that she knew who I was. We were married, and apparently now that [Rob] is getting married for real, his lawyer dug up something.” We’re told Cohen, whose credits include HBO’s “The Life & Times of Tim,” is engaged to Jill Leiderman, a producer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” While Wikipedia had described Garofalo and Cohen as married, they apparently thought it was all part of the two-decade joke.At the reunion, called “Oddly Familiar,” at the Paley Center for Media, director Judd Apatow asked the unwitting exes Garofalo and Cohen if either had benefitted financially from the split, which Garofalo said was notarized at a TD Bank in Midtown. ” Cohen joked, referring to Garofalo’s 1994 Ethan Hawke–Winona Ryder Generation X drama, which grossed million.