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Amy Sedaris

Lowest Rated:   4% My Baby's Daddy (2004)
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Comedianne Amy Sedaris confronts vulgarity with a daring innocence to create her wickedly absurd characters. You may best remember her as America's most lovable skank, Jerri Blank, from the hyper-irreverent series Strangers With Candy. Raised in North Carolina, Sedaris got her start at Second City in Chicago before moving to N.Y.C. to write plays with her brother, author David Sedaris, who has hilariously documented their family's history in many of his novels. Calling themselves "The Talent Family," they wrote, directed, and starred in numerous plays in N.Y.C., winning some Obie and Drama Desk awards. Along with fellow Second City vets Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, she wrote and starred in the sketch show Exit 57, which ran on Comedy Central.Sedaris has made a few small appearances on the big screen, from minor roles in major studio releases like Six Days, Seven Nights and Maid in Manhattan to short films like Bad Bosses Go to Hell; however, her breakthrough performance was in the TV series Strangers With Candy. An absurdist satire of afterschool specials, the show only ran from April 1999 to October 2000 on Comedy Central. Sedaris wrote it with her old cohorts from Second City, and also birthed the character of Jerri Blank, the ex-junkie and former prostitute who goes back to high school at age 46. In its 30-episode run, the show gained her a devoted following and several other television appearances. Though cancelled, sales of the show's DVD sets proved profitable enough to warrant a feature, and in 2006 Sedaris and company transferred their skewed worldview to the big screen, with a feature-length installment of Strangers With Candy. Packed with star cameos and even-cruder-than-cable-allows humor, the movie seemed destined to become a cult hit.Sedaris continues to work in the theater, while also running a cupcake and cheeseball business out of her West Village home, collecting taxidermied animals, and sometimes appearing on Sex and the City and Just Shoot Me. In collaboration with Dinello and Colbert, she is also co-author of the book Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette)
  • Aunt Ida
2017
13% Ghost Team
  • Victoria
2016
62% Goodbye to All That
  • Holly
2014
58% Ping Pong Summer
  • Aunt Peggy
2014
86% Chef
  • Jen
2014
84% Puss in Boots
  • Jill
2011
44% Beware the Gonzo
  • Diane Gilman
2011
12% Tanner Hall
  • Mrs. Middlewood
2011
26% The Best and the Brightest
  • Sue Lemon
2011
5% Old Dogs
  • Condo Woman
2009
43% Jennifer's Body
  • Needy's Mom
2009
18% Dance Flick
  • Ms. Cameltoe
2009
No Score Yet Space Buddies
  • Gravity
2009
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Gym Teacher: The Movie
  • Abby Hoffman
2008
39% Full Grown Men
  • Trina
2008
No Score Yet Comedy Central's Home Grown
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America
  • Actor
2008
40% Dedication
  • Cassidy's Mom
2007
54% Romance & Cigarettes
  • Frances
2007
41% Shrek the Third
  • Cinderella
2007
68% Snow Angels
  • Barb Petite
2007
73% I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
  • Ms. Clark
2006
36% Chicken Little
  • Foxy Loxy
2005
27% Stay
  • Toni
2005
25% Bewitched
  • Gladys Kravitz
2005
52% Strangers with Candy
  • Screenwriter
  • Jerri Blank
2005
4% My Baby's Daddy
  • Annabelle
2004
84% Elf
  • Deb
2003
92% School of Rock
  • Mrs. Haynish
2003
40% Maid in Manhattan
  • Rachel
2002
81% Jump Tomorrow
  • Other Student in Class
2001
36% Six Days, Seven Nights
  • Robin's Secretary
1998
19% Commandments
  • Scholar
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009
  • Nan Noonan
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
85% BoJack Horseman
2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
55% Kevin From Work
2015
  • Julia
72% Alpha House
2013-2014
  • Louise Laffer
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Alpha House #DEL
2013-2014
  • Louise
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Claire Howard
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Stacie Hall Stacie Stahl Stacy Hall
No Score Yet Rescue Me
2004-2011
  • Beth
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Heather
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Frances
SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
  • Voice
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
Monk
2002-2009
  • Gail Fleming
92% Difficult People
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Need to Know
2010-2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Delilah
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Abby
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
  • Jane Crosetti

Quotes from Amy Sedaris' Characters