|Born||Stephnie Carmel Weir
November 28, 1967
Odessa, Texas, USA
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Robert Dassie (2001-present)|
Stephnie Carmel Weir (born November 28, 1967) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best known as a cast member on MADtv from 2000–2006.
Life and career
Stephnie Weir was born in Odessa, Texas. She attended Odessa College where she majored in theater and broadcasting. Weir then transferred to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she majored in anthropology and women's studies. After moving to Chicago, Stephnie Weir began performing at the ImprovOlympic and later on The Second City's main stage and the Goodman Theatre. Weir teamed up with her husband, Robert Dassie, to form the comedy duo WeirDass.
Weir joined the cast of MADtv in 2000 as a feature performer, for the 6th season. However, she was later promoted to a repertory performer status the following season.
Weir left MADtv in January 2006, midway through her 6th season of the show. Weir had announced in 2005 (season 10) that she would be leaving. However, fellow cast members Aries Spears and Paul Vogt would leave as well, and Ron Pederson would be let go by Fox due to budget cuts, so in order for the viewers to feel a sense of continuity, Weir was persuaded to stay on the show until half way through season 11. Some of her famous characters included Angela Wright, Dr. Kylie, Dorothy Lanier, Leona Campbell and Dot Goddard. Weir also gained notoriety for her offbeat impersonations of Anna Nicole Smith (with whom she shared her birth date), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Laura Bush, and Marcia Cross.
Weir also has a YouTube channel called WeirDass, where she has a comedy short sketch titled "Eleven Year Itch." She is currently starring in FX's mockumentary style sitcom The Comedians alongside Billy Crystal and Josh Gad created by Larry Charles of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame.
- New Port South (2001)
- 50 First Dates (2004)
- Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
- Ping Pong Playa (2007)
- The Other Side of the Tracks (2008)