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Lauren Weedman

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Lauren Weedman
Weedman in 2015
Born (1969-03-05) March 5, 1969 (age 55)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
  • Television
  • film
  • theater radio
  • books
Years active1997–present
GenresObservational comedy, self-deprecation
SpouseMichael Neff (div. 2003)
Jeff Weatherford
(m. 2012⁠–⁠2013)

Lauren Weedman (born March 5, 1969) is an American actress and comedian, known for her regular role on the HBO television series Looking (2014–2015),[1] and its subsequent series finale television film, Looking: The Movie. She is also known for her roles in films such as Date Night (2010) and The Five-Year Engagement (2012) and for appearing as a guest star on various series such as Hung, New Girl, and 2 Broke Girls. She was also a correspondent on The Daily Show from 2001 to 2002. Weedman has also written and performed several one-woman/spoken word shows, including Homecoming, BUST, and The People's Republic of Portland.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Weedman was adopted and grew up in Indianapolis, moving to Seattle in 1995. Her marriage to Seattle writer Michael Neff ended in 2003.[3] She subsequently moved to Santa Monica, California and gave birth to a son, Leo, in 2010 with her longtime boyfriend, director Jeff Weatherford,[4] whom she married in 2012 and divorced the next year.[5] She details his affair with their 18-year-old nanny in her book Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All From Someone Who Is Not Okay.



Year Title Role
2006 The Ex Alice
2007 The Kitty Landers Show Laurette T. Hinch
2009 Imagine That Rose
2009 Date Night Wendy
2011 50 Greatest Herself
2011 The Five-Year Engagement Chef Sally
2014 The Gambler Banker
2014 Silent Shadows Val
2014 Every Beautiful Thing Magdalene
2016 Joshy Isadora
2017 The Little Hours Francesca
2017 Wilson Cat Lady
2020 Horse Girl Cheryl
2022 Spin Me Round Liz Bence


Year Title Role Notes
2022 Abbott Elementary Kristin Marie
2021 Hacks Madame Mayor Pezzimenti
Euphoria Dr. Mardy Nichols
Special Tonya
2020 Tales from the Loop Kate
2019 Santa Clarita Diet Amanda
2018 Arrested Development Joni Beard
Will & Grace Cheryl
2017 Tarantula Bess (voice)
Playing House Cookie
Graves Bonnie Clegg[6]
2016 Looking: The Movie Doris
2014–2015 Looking Doris Series regular, 16 episodes
2014–2015 Kittens in a Cage Lois
2013 2 Broke Girls Shayne
2013 Dads HR Lady
2013 Masters of Sex Quadruplets' Mother
2013 Arrested Development Twink
2012 New Girl Mysteria
2011 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards Herself
2011 Childrens Hospital Angry Mother
2010 True Blood La Donna
2009–2010 Hung Horny Patty
2009–2010 Our Show
2008 United States of Tara Heidi Sawyer
2000–2007 I Love the New Millennium Herself
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Nurse
2006 Talkshow with Spike Feresten Lauren / Medical Correspondent
2005 I Love Toys Herself
2005 I Love the Holidays Herself
2005 I Love the 80s 3-D Herself
2005 I Love the 90s: Part Deux Herself
2005 World Cup Comedy Herself
2004 Pryor Offenses Jenine
2004 CMT: 20 Merriest Christmas Videos Herself
2004 A2Z Herself
2004 Reno 911! Hysterical Woman
2001–2002 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Herself
2001–2002 Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins Herself
1997–1999 Almost Live! Various


Year Production Location Notes
1996 Pants on Fire The Empty Space Theatre, Seattle, WA NA
1998 Texarkana Waltz The Empty Space Theatre, Seattle, WA NA
1997-2002 Homecoming On the Boards, Seattle; Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle; Off-Broadway Westside Theatre, NY, NY; HBO's U.S.C.A., Aspen, CO; Westbeth Theatre, NY, NY Solo show
1998 Yea, Tho I Walk/Huu ACT Theatre, Seattle, WA; Annex Theatre, Seattle, WA Solo show
1999 If Ornaments Had Lips UCB Theatre, NY, NY; On The Boards, Seattle, WA Music by James Palmer
2000 Amsterdam the Musical The Empty Space Theatre, Seattle, WA; Krane Theatre, NY, NY Solo show
2001 They Got His Mouth Right UCB Theatre, NY, NY; P73 New Work Festival, NY, NY Solo show
2002 Slow Boat to China Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington, IN NA
2003 Rash The Empty Space Theatre, Seattle, WA; Hudson Theatre, LA, CA Solo show
2004 Move Your Meet, Strange Encounters in Public Spaces Los Angeles Performed with Company of Strangers
2007 Bust The Empty Space Theatre, Seattle, WA Solo show
2008 Wreckage Theatre Babylon, Seattle, WA; Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA; REDCAT New Works Festival, LA, CA; Highways Performance, Santa Monica, CA; Tricklock Theatre Festival, Albuquerque, NM; Ars Nova, NY, NY; KEF Productions Solo Festival, Studio Theatre, NY, NY Solo show
2009 No You Shut Up Passage Theatre, NY, NY Solo show
2013, 2015 People's Republic of Portland Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR Solo show
2014 I Think You're Beautiful Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Solo show
2014 Blame It On Boise Boise Contemporary Theater, Boise, ID Solo show
2014 It's Not You It's Me Talbott Street Theater, Indianapolis, IN Example
2014 Good For You Tricklock Theater Company, Albuquerque, NM Solo show

Honors / awards[edit]

  • 2002 Seattle Times Footlight Award, Best New Play, Best Solo Show
  • 2002 The Best Women Playwrights of 2002, editor D.L. Lepidus
  • 2007 Alpert Award for the Arts in Playwriting for Bust
  • 2014 Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series, Looking, Nominated[7]


  • Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All From Someone Who Is Not Okay (2016), Plume publishing
  • A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body: Tales from a Life of Cringe (2007), Sasquatch publishing


  1. ^ "Lauren Weedman finds a niche on Looking". Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. ^ "The People's Republic of Portland". July 2014.
  3. ^ "Time as a jail volunteer is the key to comedian's new 'Bust'" by Joe Adcock. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 22, 2006 [1]
  4. ^ "Lauren Weedman Returns With No, You Shut Up ... Sort Of. Weedman births a kid, re-births a play" by Amy Atkins. Boise Weekly, February 23, 2011 [2]
  5. ^ Evans, Sophie (19 March 2016). "Woman reveals devastation after 'husband cheats with teenage babysitter'". mirror. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (June 13, 2017). "'Graves': Matt Long & Lauren Weedman Join Season 2 Of Epix Series". Deadline. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Critics' Choice Awards | Critics' Choice Television Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2015-09-18.

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