Laraine Newman

Highest Rated: 92% Ponyo (2009)
Lowest Rated: 7% Problem Child 2 (1991)
Birthday: Mar 2, 1952
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
A student of mime artist Marcel Marceau, LA-born Laraine Newman utilized her artistic training in the cause of comedy. In 1972, she joined the Groundlings improvisational troupe (spawning ground for such major comic talents as Phil Hartman and Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens), making her film debut with several fellow improvvers in the 1975 pastiche Tunnelvision. She went on to work as an ensemble player on the 1975 summer-replacement TV variety series Manhattan Transfer. From 1975 through 1980, Laraine was a regular on the ground-breaking weekend comedy series Saturday Night Live. While her contributions were always well-received, Laraine tended to play third banana to the other SNL ladies Gilda Radner and Jane Curtin, reportedly because of her acute shyness. Her best moments on the series occurred when she played alien teenager Laarta in the "Coneheads" sketches; her particular low point was the time she nearly drowned during a "witch-hunt" sketch starring Steve Martin. Free of her SNL duties in 1980, Laraine played a supporting role in Woody Allen's Stardust Memories, and was featured in such "comedy salads" (Ms. Newman's own term for feature films overloaded with TV comedians) as Wholly Moses (1980) and Yellowbeard (1982). The world first saw Ms. Newman's new nose job when she co-starred in the 1985 John Travolta-Jamie Lee Curtis starrer Perfect. The following year, Laraine hosted a syndicated "bad movie" TV anthology, Canned Film Festival. Laraine Newman's screen appearances of the 1990s have included the role of Susan Rock in 1993's The Flintstones and a revival of Laarta in the like-vintage The Coneheads.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
89% Love, Gilda Actor 2018
73% Sing Meena's Grandmother $270.4M 2016
20% The Late Bloomer Actor 2016
25% Nerdland Mrs. McCullers 2016
56% Minions Additional Voices $278M 2015
53% Live From New York! Actor 2015
76% The Boxtrolls Female Townsfolk 1 and 2 $52.1M 2014
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon Actor 2014
53% Dr Seuss' The Lorax Additional Voices $214M 2012
No Score Yet Tom And Jerry & The Wizard Of Oz The Wicked Witch of The West/Miss Gulch 2011
89% Tangled Additional Voices $200.9M 2010
86% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Actor $124.9M 2009
92% Ponyo Additional Voices $15.2M 2009
No Score Yet Immigrants Actor 2008
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Glummox Mom $154.4M 2008
79% Surf's Up Actor $58.9M 2007
22% Barnyard Snotty Boy's Friend No. 1 $72.7M 2006
62% The Ant Bully Ant Mom No. 1 $28.2M 2006
74% Cars Actor $244.1M 2006
19% The Wild Actor $37.4M 2006
No Score Yet Oswald - On-the-Go Oswald Actor 2004
No Score Yet Charlotte's Web 2 - Wilbur's Great Adventure Gwen 2003
No Score Yet Oswald - Welcome to the Big City! Actor 2003
75% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius Hostess $80.9M 2001
40% I'm Losing You Casting Director $13.2K 1999
No Score Yet The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer Aunt Polly 1999
No Score Yet Rusty: A Dog's Tale Bertha Bimini 1998
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Frog-Eyed Woman 1998
15% Jingle All the Way First Lady 1997
No Score Yet Alone in the Woods Sherry Rogers 1997
No Score Yet Demolition University Professor Harris 1997
No Score Yet Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Actor 1995
22% The Flintstones Susan Rock 1994
No Score Yet Plane Fear Carol 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of the Coneheads Actor 1994
33% Coneheads Laarta 1993
No Score Yet Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway Elaine 1993
7% Problem Child 2 Lawanda Dumore 1991
36% Invaders from Mars Ellen Gardner 1986
91% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird Mommy Dodo 1985
19% Perfect Linda 1985
No Score Yet Bob and Ray & Jane, Laraine and Gilda Actor 1983
No Score Yet Her Life as a Man Actor 1983
14% Wholly Moses! Zoey / Zerelda 1980
No Score Yet Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Actor 1979
No Score Yet American Hot Wax Teenage Louise 1978

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
2018
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Adventures of Puss in Boots
2015
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Milo Murphy's Law
2016
Voice
  • 2016
74% Trophy Wife
2013-2014
Juniper
  • 2014
18% How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
2013
Deirdre
  • 2013
100% The Birthday Boys
2013-2014
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Metalocalypse
2006-2013
Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Goode Family
2009
Voice Mo/Isabelle
  • 2009
66% Entourage
2004-2011
  • 2007
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Lyla
  • 2007
  • 2006
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Rosina Glass
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
Officer Elkin
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2003
  • 2000
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Director
  • 2000
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Director
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 1998
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Jane
  • 1987
  • 1982
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Sheba
  • 1982
No Score Yet Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
2000-2018
Voice
No Score Yet Trollhunters
2016-2018

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