Jamie Lee (comedian)

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Jamie Lee
Born Jamie Amanda Lee
(1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 35)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin
Occupation Comedian, actress, writer
Years active 2010–present
Television Girl Code
I Love...
Crashing
Spouse(s)
Dan Black (m. 2016)

Jamie Amanda Lee (born March 15, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer best known for Girl Code, Crashing, I Love... and Ridiculousness. She is the author of the 2016 book Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride.

Early life and education[edit]

Lee was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas in Austin, Texas where she studied film, theatre, and screenwriting. After graduating, she relocated to New York City where she began her career in stand up comedy, writing, and acting.

She cites her comedic influences as David Cross, Todd Barry, Margaret Cho, Nick Swardson, Joan Rivers, Ellen, Roseanne, and Miss Piggy.[1]

Career[edit]

While in New York City, Lee worked in the publicity department at Comedy Central before leaving to focus on stand-up comedy. She then served as a writer's assistant for Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Papa, Jeff Cesario, and Chuck Martin on The Marriage Ref. In 2010, Lee got her career break when she made it to the semi-finals on season 7 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She then booked college tours, a slot on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, a recurring guest place at Chelsea Handler's roundtable on Chelsea Lately, and in 2011, a position as a writer on MTV's Ridiculousness.[2] In 2012, Lee was selected as a New Face in Just For Laughs at the Montreal comedy festival.[3][4][5]

Lee is best known for her role as a core cast member on the popular MTV show Girl Code.[6] She stated in an interview: "I love, hopefully, being a voice for girls and also connecting and making them feel heard and saying things that resonate with them. That's very important to me and there's no part of me that feels shame or like I'm somehow denying the other sex by speaking as a woman, to women. Because I think the more specific you can be about your experience, just as a human being, the more it appeals to everybody of both genders."[7]

She has appeared as a stand-up comedian on Late Night with Conan O'Brien,[8] The Late Late Show with James Corden,[9][10] Last Call with Carson Daly, Chelsea Lately, and @midnight.[11] She is the host of the TruTV series 10 Things[12][13] and the Entertainment Weekly online series Polished.[14]

In December 2016, Lee released her debut book Weddiculous: The Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride after marrying her husband, comedian Dan Black, in April of that year.[15][16] She co-authored the book with comedian Jaqueline Novak.[17][18][19][20] It was named #1 on Bustle Magazine's list of best wedding books in April 2017.[21] The book also garnered praise from James Corden, Nikki Glasser, Pete Holmes, Conan O'Brien, and Phoebe Robinson.[22] The Laugh Button stated: "What Amy Sedaris has done for hospitality and crafting, Jamie Lee now does for weddings."[23]

In 2017, Elle Magazine named her as one of the top 11 comedians to watch that year.[24] She has also been named as one of the "Top Five Comedians Who Should Be Movie Stars" by Nerve,[25] the "Top 18 Women You Should Be Following on Twitter" by The Huffington Post,[26] and the "52 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need to Know" by Refinery29.[27]

In 2018, she was the female lead on the second season of the HBO series Crashing, for which she was a writer on the first season.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Goosey's Big Movie Newscaster 1 Short film
Paradise Evangelist
2014 Dan Klein: This Is Comedy Herself TV movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Last Comic Standing Herself (Comedian) 2 episodes

Semi-finalist

Undateable Herself TV mini-series

2 episodes

2011 Ridiculousness Writer 8 episodes
Caroline's Comedy Club Herself (Comedian)
100 Greatest Songs of the 00's Herself (Comedian) Episode: September 10, 2011
2012–17 Conan Herself (Guest) / Herself (Comic Guest) 2 episodes
2013 The Morning After Actress Episode: "Doctor's Appointment feat. Jamie Lee"
Big Morning Buzz Live Herself (Panelist) 2 episodes
Gotham Comedy Live Herself (Comedian) Episode: "Maz Jobrani"
Money From Strangers Herself 4 episodes
New York Stand-Up Show Herself Episode: #4.8
2014 Love's a Bitch Allison / Veronica 12 episodes
The Pete Holmes Show Writer 8 episodes
Ridiculousness Herself Episode: "Jamie Lee"
@midnight Herself Episode: #2.14
2013–14 Chelsea Lately Herself (Round Table) 5 episodes
2015 Rent Control Amanda Episode: "Labor Day"
World's Funniest Falls Herself (Panelist) 2 episodes
Last Call with Carson Daly Herself (Comedian) Episode: "Morgan Spurlock/Jamie Lee/Above & Beyond"
2013–15 Girl Code Herself 75 episodes
2016 Comedy Knockout Actress Episode: "All Shaft"
The Late Late Show with James Corden Herself Episode: "Sarah Silverman/Taylor Kinney/Alicia Vikander/Jamie Lee"
10 Things Herself (Host) Episode: "10 Things You Didn't Know About America"
The Guest List Herself Episode: "Michelle Buteau, Jamie Lee and More"
Guy Code vs. Girl Code Herself
2017–present Crashing Ali Reissen 10 episodes (also writer)
2017
Talk Show the Game Show Writer 3 episodes
Watch Party: The Bachelor Herself
Poop Talk Herself

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comedian Jamie Lee Talks '10 Things', Twitter, and Writing a Satirical Wedding Planning Book – VIVA GLAM MAGAZINE". vivaglammagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  2. ^ "Jamie Lee's True Hollywood Story". EW.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  3. ^ "Montreal Just for Laughs Fest Reveals 2012 New Faces of Comedy". Backstage.com. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  4. ^ "New Faces to Join Chelsea Handler, Aziz Ansari at Just For Laughs Comedy Fest". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  5. ^ "Just For Laughs Chooses its New Faces". Splitsider. July 23, 2012. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  6. ^ "Girl Code TV Series Cast Members | MTV". MTV. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  7. ^ "Ten Things You Don't Know About Jamie Lee". Splitsider. December 15, 2015. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  8. ^ Team Coco (January 11, 2017), Jamie Lee Wanted A Husband Because All Her Friends Had One – CONAN on TBS, retrieved 2017-11-10
  9. ^ The Late Late Show with James Corden (January 5, 2016), Jamie Lee Stand-Up, retrieved 2017-11-10
  10. ^ Desk, TV News. "VIDEO: Comedian Jamie Lee Performs on LATE LATE SHOW". Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  11. ^ Comedy Central (January 7, 2016), Jamie Lee, Chris Cubs, Doug Benson – There's Waldo – @midnight with Chris Hardwick, retrieved 2017-11-10
  12. ^ Team, The Deadline (November 18, 2015). "TruTV Orders Three New Series, Extends 'The Carbonaro Effect' & 'Hack My Life'". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  13. ^ "Comedian Jamie Lee Talks Girl Crushes, Feeling Sexy, and the Worst Joke She's Ever Heard". Maxim. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  14. ^ "Watch the first episode of 'Polished,' EW's new series with Jamie Lee". EW.com. October 8, 2014. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  15. ^ Lee, Jamie (December 27, 2016). Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062455581.
  16. ^ "Jamie Lee Found Hilarity in the Insanity of Wedding Planning with 'Weddiculous'". Splitsider. January 6, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  17. ^ "JAMIE LEE | WEDDICULOUS – a book by Jamie Lee". www.weddiculousbook.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  18. ^ Long, Stephanie Topacio. "The 13 Best Nonfiction Books Due Out in December 2016". Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  19. ^ "7 Wedding Details That Do Not Matter at All". Cosmopolitan. December 22, 2016. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  20. ^ "Why One Hollywood Comedian Is Done with the Word "Bridezilla"". Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  21. ^ Trombetta, Sadie. "7 Helpful Books For Brides-To-Be To Read Before The Big Day". Bustle. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  22. ^ "Comedian Jamie Lee Wants to Save All Women... From Big Bridal – The Interrobang". The Interrobang. January 25, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  23. ^ "Comedian Jamie Lee will take care of all your wedding woes in new book "Weddiculous" -". thelaughbutton.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  24. ^ "11 Need-to-Know-Now Women in Comedy". ELLE. June 16, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  25. ^ "Five Young Stand-Up Comedians Who Should Become Movie Stars – Nerve". www.nerve.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  26. ^ "Jamie Lee | HuffPost". www.huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  27. ^ "Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need To Know". Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  28. ^ Limbachia, Dixie (August 3, 2017). "TV News Roundup: Viola Davis' Husband to Guest Star on 'How to Get Away With Murder'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  29. ^ "Jamie Lee". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-11-10.

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