Danielle Schneider

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Danielle Caroline Schneider[1] is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is the star and co-creator of the Hulu series The Hotwives of Orlando.

Life and career[edit]

Schneider is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and before moving to Boca Raton, Florida when she was 13.[1][2] She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Schneider appeared regularly as a panelist on Best Week Ever and various other VH1 commentary programs. She has played a Paris Hilton-like debutante on Fox's My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss, she starred in Trio's The Pop Culture Round-Up: White Noise, Comedy Central's Contest Searchlight with Denis Leary, was a cast member of VH1's prank show Sledgehammer, guest-starred on NBC's Happy Family and Comedy Central's Crossballs. Schneider has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and voiced various characters on MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch and the PBS Kids GO! series WordGirl. She most recently co-starred as Krista in the Spike TV improvised comedy series Players in 2010.

Schneider is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has been a performer and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in New York City and Los Angeles, where she was a member of one of UCB's original improvisational comedy troupes Respecto Montalban. In 2002, her two-woman sketch show Eye Candy, which she wrote and starred in with her creative partner Dannah Phirman, was selected for HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. She has since collaborated with Phirman on other sketch shows such as Let's Get Awkward and Dead Heiresses at the Los Angeles UCB. Dead Heiresses was also developed as a pilot for Comedy Central in 2007.

Schneider and Phirman wrote the screenplay for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and are currently working on scripts for the upcoming movies Catfight for New Line Cinema and Boys Are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them for Universal.

Schneider and Phirman most recently created the Hulu original series The Hotwives of Orlando and are currently writers on the upcoming NBC sitcom Marry Me.[1] Schneider will also appear on Marry Me with the recurring role of Cassie, Gil's (John Gemberling) ex-wife.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Schneider lives in Los Angeles and is married to comedian Matt Besser.[4] Their first child, a daughter Sidney Diane Besser, was born on July 29, 2013.

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