Stephanie Courtney

Stephanie Courtney

Highest Rated: 100% Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% Fred: The Movie (2010)

Birthday: Feb 08, 1970

Birthplace: Stony Point, New York, USA

Best known as Flo, the chirpy insurance saleswoman in a years-long series of TV and online ads for an insurance company, Stephanie Courtney was a comedian and actress whose comic gifts advertisements, TV series, and indie films. Courtney was born in Stony Point, NY in 1970. The youngest of three children, Courtney attended college at Binghamton University in upstate New York. After graduating in 1992, she moved to New York City to work and study acting. She later moved to Los Angeles, where she roomed with her sister and fellow aspiring actress Jennifer. The two created the sketch show "Those Courtney Girls," which they performed in L.A. Courtney also joined the improv comedy troupe The Groundlings, where she met her husband, lighting director Scott Kolanach. She made guest appearances on shows like the supernatural detective drama "Angel" (TNT 1999-2004) and classic family comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS 1996-2005). On the big screen, she made her debut as the female lead in the Bob Odenkirk-directed indie comedy "Melvin Goes to Dinner" (2003), a film that met with some critical success but remained obscure. Her next film role came courtesy of another major player in American comedy, Christopher Guest, playing a film crew member in his Hollywood satire "For Your Consideration" (2006). Her first steady TV work came with the premiere of the offbeat animated series "Tom Goes to the Mayor" (Adult Swim 2004-06), the first TV effort by cult comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim; Courtney played both of the show's main female characters, Tom's antagonistic wife and the Mayor's receptionist. In her first major onscreen TV role, Courtney played cynical switchboard operator Marge on the first season of "Mad Men" (AMC 2007- ). Though she appeared in a variety of advertisements over the years, her breakthrough came in 2008 when she first began playing comical, peppy insurance saleswoman Flo in a long-running series of ads for Progressive Insurance. Though she continued playing small roles on TV and in film throughout the next several years, Flo remained her best known comic creation.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
43% 37% Girlfriend's Day Cathy Gile (Character) - 2017
0% 38% Fred: The Movie Kevin's Mom (Character) - 2010
100% 80% Melvin Goes to Dinner Alex (Character) - 2003

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 84% The Goldbergs Essie Karp (Guest Star) 2018-2021
73% No Score Yet Nobodies Stephanie Courtney (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2017
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 58% 2 Broke Girls Eleanor (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 74% The Looney Tunes Show Emma Webster (Guest Voice) 2011
90% 96% House Claire (Guest Star) 2010
33% 40% Sons of Tucson Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
85% 84% United States of Tara Beth (Guest Star) 2009
94% 96% Mad Men Marge (Guest Star) 2007
80% No Score Yet Tom Goes to the Mayor Unknown (Voice) 2004-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovespring International Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
25% No Score Yet Courting Alex Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 77% Everybody Loves Raymond Woman (Guest Star) 2002
100% 87% Mr. Show With Bob and David Unknown (Guest Star) 1998

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