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Stephnie Weir

Stephnie Weir Comedian, actress, writer Twitter IMDb
Role: KarenShow debut: "Josh and I Are Good People!"
Family: Father, Sister, Robert Dassie (husband), Sean Benjamin (ex-husband) Other work: "Mad TV "

BioEdit

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Seriously, how good is Stephnie Weir as Karen? She even nailed singing the “The Math of Love Triangles” callback in the closer.
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Stephnie Weir

Stephnie Carmel Weir is an American actress, comedian and writer. She was born on November 28, 1967 in Odessa, Texas. Her father was a car salesman who acted in local theater and inspired her to be a performer as well. After graduating high school she attended Odessa Junior College majoring in theater and broadcasting. While attending school she worked as a mail carriers and began appearing in plays at Odessa's Globe Theatre. Weir married Sean Benjamin in 1989 and they moved to Edwardsville Illinois. It's there she attended Southern Illinois University and took classes in women's studies and anthropology. Weir divorced Benjamin in 1995 and moved to Chicago where she began working as a comedian. She also found work in television and film while honing her craft at the Improv Olympic and The Second City main stage. In 2000 Weir began appearing on the sketch comedy show MADtv eventually becoming a regular. In 2001 she married actor and writer Robert Dassie; together they have a YouTube channel called WeirDass. After leaving MADtv in 2006 more movie and television roles followed as did work behind the scenes as she wrote and produced for several sitcoms. In 2015 she was cast as the recurring character "Karen" in The CW musical comedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend".

RésuméEdit

Film
Year Title Role
2000 Too Much Flesh Connie
2001 New Port South Librarian
2002 Streetriffs Hooker mentor
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Debbie Peterson
2006 Moonpie Candy Peterson
2007 Ping Pong Playa Cheryl Davis
2008 The Other Side of the Tracks Ann
2013 Red Lodge Web Psychic
2016 Eden Court Barb
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Unsolved Mysteries Hotel Resident 1 episode
1999 Cupid Priscilla 2 episodes
2005 King of the Hill Nureen 1 episode
2000-2006 MADtv Various 121 episodes
2006 Joey Maureen 1 episode
2006-2007 Big Day Lorna 12 episodes
2007 'Til Death Gretchen 1 episode
2009 FlashForward Didi Gibbons 1 episode
2010 Weeds Patricia Davies 1 episode
2011 Modern Family Mrs. Hoffman 1 episode
2014 Eleven Year Itch Stephnie 1 episode
2015 Childrens Hospital Rhonda 1 episode
2015 The Comedians Kristen Laybourne 13 episodes
2015 Key and Peele Savannah 1 episode
2015 Playing House Jeanine Willcall 1 episode
2015 Castle Mia Laszlo 1 episode
2015 Life in Pieces Bernadette 2 episodes
2015-present Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Karen 6 episodes
2016 Crowded Ann 1 episode
2016 Lady Dynamite Janice 1 episode
2016 Veep Penny Nickerson 1 episode

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MADtvEdit

Another MADtv alumni whom Weir had worked with on the show was actor/comedian Michael McDonald. He was originally cast in the role of Darryl Whitefeather in the Showtime channel Pilot but was unable to commit to the series after it was picked up to series by The CW network. Both McDonald and Weir had two of the longest tenures on the show. He was a cast member for a decade (1998 - 2008) while Weir was on for six years (2000 - 2006).



Weir and McDonald
McDonald and Weir

External linksEdit

Stephnie Weir Bio

  Cast edit
Main

Rachel Bloom ("Rebecca Bunch") • Donna Lynne Champlin ("Paula Proctor") · Vincent Rodriguez III ("Josh Chan") · Santino Fontana ("Greg Serrano") · Pete Gardner ("Darryl Whitefeather") · Vella Lovell ("Heather Davis") · Gabrielle Ruiz ("Valencia Perez")

Recurring

David Hull ("White Josh") · Rene Gube ("Father Brah") · Erick Lopez ("Hector") · Ava Acres ("Young Rebecca Bunch") · Gina Gallego ("Mrs.Hernandez") · Amy Hill ("Lourdes Chan") · Tess Paras ("Jayma Epstein") · Coryn Mabalot ("Jastinity Chan") · Stephnie Weir ("Karen") · Michael Hyatt ("Dr. Noelle Akopian") · Jacob Guenther ("Chris") · Michael McMillian ("Tim") · Eugene Cordero ("Alex") · Paul Welsh ("Trent Maddock") · Parvesh Cheenah ("Sunil Odhav") · Esther Povitsky ("Maya")

Guest

Tovah Feldshuh ("Naomi Bunch") · Briga Heelan ("Connie Cavanagh") · Nipsey Hussle · Dr.Phil · Brittany Snow ("Anna Hicks") · Rachel Grate ("Audra Levine") · Andrew Arrow ("Hank") · Scott Michael Foster ("Nathaniel") · Patti LuPone ("Rabbi Shari")

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