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Laraine Newman

Highest Rated:   92% Ponyo (2009)
Lowest Rated:   7% Problem Child 2 (1991)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
73% Sing
  • Meena's Grandmother
2016
20% The Late Bloomer
  • Actor
2016
27% Nerdland
  • Mrs. McCullers
2016
56% Minions
  • Additional Voices
2015
51% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
75% The Boxtrolls
  • Female Townsfolk 1 and 2
2014
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon
  • Actor
2014
53% Dr Seuss' The Lorax
  • Additional Voices
2012
No Score Yet Tom And Jerry & The Wizard Of Oz
  • The Wicked Witch of The West/Miss Gulch
2011
89% Tangled
  • Additional Voices
2010
87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Actor
2009
92% Ponyo
  • Additional Voices
2009
No Score Yet Immigrants
  • Actor
2008
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
  • Glummox Mom
2008
78% Surf's Up
  • Actor
2007
22% Barnyard
  • Snotty Boy's Friend No. 1
2006
63% The Ant Bully
  • Ant Mom No. 1
2006
74% Cars
  • Actor
2006
20% The Wild
  • Actor
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 - Outdoors with Oswald
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Oswald - Best Buddies
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Oswald - Welcome to the Big City!
  • Actor
2003
75% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius
  • Hostess
2001
40% I'm Losing You
  • Casting Director
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
17% 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 Tunnel Vision (Tunnelvision)
  • Sonja
1995
No Score Yet Problem Child 3: Junior in Love
  • Actor
1995
21% The Flintstones
  • Susan Rock
1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of the Coneheads
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Plane Fear
  • Carol
1994
33% Coneheads
  • Laarta
1993
No Score Yet Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway
  • Elaine
1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Presidential Bash
  • Actor
1992
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 Her Life as a Man
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Bob and Ray & Jane, Laraine and Gilda
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Wholly Moses!
  • Zoey / Zerelda
1980
No Score Yet Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet American Hot Wax
  • Teenage Louise
1978
No Score Yet Best of Saturday Night Live: The 70s
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Lyla
73% Trophy Wife
2013-2014
  • Juniper
18% How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
2013
  • Deirdre
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Director
93% Trollhunters
2016
  • Actor
100% The Birthday Boys
2013-2014
  • Appearing
Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Director
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Performer

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