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Jan Hooks

Highest Rated:   89% Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Lowest Rated:   13% Wildcats (1986)
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Born in Georgia, comedian Jan Hooks perfected her exaggerated Southern accent and carved a niche for herself satirizing the eccentric wives of prominent politicians and public figures. After making her film debut as Tina, the Alamo tour guide in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Starting in 1986, she created over-the-top characterizations for Nancy Reagan, Kitty Dukakis, Ivana Trump, Tammy Faye Bakker, and Hillary Clinton. She left the show in 1991 and put her Southern accent permanently on display for Designing Women as Carlene, the naïve sister of Charlene (Jean Smart). Movie roles were usually small yet quirky, like the image consultant in Batman Returns or the driving student in Coneheads. In 1994, she joined a team of hard-working comedians at the The Martin Short Show, who she would later work with on the Comedy Central program Primetime Glick. She was ideal for the role of Dixie Glick, the wife of the 300-pound celebrity talk show host Jiminy Glick (Martin Short). While making regular appearances as Vicki Dubcek on 3rd Rock From the Sun and as Apu's wife Manjula on The Simpsons, she reprised her role of Dixie Glick for the feature-length movie La La Wood in 2003. In 2010, she played Jenna Maroney's mother on 30 Rock. Hooks passed away in 2014, at age 57.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
  • Dixie Glick
$26.2k 2005
44% Simon Birch
  • Miss Leavey
1998
67% A Dangerous Woman
  • Makeup Girl
1993
33% Coneheads
  • Gladys
1993
No Score Yet Frosty Returns
  • Actor
1992
81% Batman Returns
  • Jen
1992
No Score Yet Funland
  • Shelly Willingham/Orientation Lady
1988
13% Wildcats
  • Stephanie
1986
89% Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Tina
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Verna
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet Futurama
1999
  • Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Performer
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986

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