A comedienne and writer whose personal pain provided a focal point for her acutely perceptive stage and script work, funny lady Judy Toll was groomed for comedy under the wings of the famous Los Angeles comedy troupe the Groundlings. Born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1958, Toll aspired to the entertainment industry early on. A frequent performer at Uncaberet, she contributed her voice to The Brave Little Toaster (1987) and turned up alongside John Ritter in Skin Deep (1989) before taking a satirical stab at uber-macho comedian Andrew Dice Clay in the 1991 comedy special Judy Toll: The Dice Woman -- Lips Only. After performing on-stage throughout much of the mid-'90s, Toll achieved fame as a writer and consultant to such popular television series as Boy Meets World, The Geena Davis Show, and HBO's Sex and the City. In features, Toll was a co-writer of the 1988 comedy Casual Sex? Married to Oscar-winning documentarian Rick Trank, Toll died after an extended struggle with melanoma in early 2002. She was 44.