Lennon Parham

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Lennon Parham
Born (1976-10-26) October 26, 1976 (age 39)
Lilburn, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actress, comedienne, writer
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Javier Guzman
Children 1

Lennon Parham (born October 26, 1976) is an American actress and improvisational comedienne from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. With frequent collaborator Jessica St. Clair, she created and co-starred in NBC's Best Friends Forever and USA Network's Playing House. She also co-starred in the CBS sitcom Accidentally on Purpose from 2009 to 2010.

Early life[edit]

Parham was born in Marietta, Georgia. She attended Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia, and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Theatre from the University of Evansville. Following college, she taught French for two years at T. L. Weston High School in Greenville, Mississippi, as part of the Teach For America program.[1]


After her stint as a French teacher, Parham began performing comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. During this time, she starred in the two-person show, The Adventures of Lock & Kay, and the one-woman show, She Tried to be Normal. In the fall of 2009, Parham began a supporting role in the comedy Accidentally on Purpose.

Parham and frequent collaborator Jessica St. Clair created and starred in the NBC comedy Best Friends Forever, which ran for one season in 2012. Their second sitcom, Playing House, premiered on USA on April 29, 2014 and aired for two seasons. In 2015, Parham and St. Clair spun-off their Comedy Bang! Bang! characters Wompler and Listler for a new Earwolf podcast called WOMP It Up!, with St. Clair as host Marissa Wompler and Parham co-hosting as Marissa's teacher Charlotte Listler. Frequent guests on the podcast include Brian Huskey as Marissa's stepdad "Seth" and Jason Mantzoukas as Marissa's former flame Eric "Gutterballs" Gutterman.

Parham has made appearances on television programs such as Veep, Parks and Recreation, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Bad Judge, Arrested Development, Review and Mad Men. Her notable work in film includes Confessions of a Shopaholic, Splinterheads, and Horrible Bosses 2.

Personal life[edit]

Parham is married to Dutch cabaratier Javier Guzman. Their daughter Saraya was born on April 21, 2013.[2]

In 2015, Jessica St. Clair said she and Parham had learned Transcendental Meditation.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Pretty Bird Woman at Gas Station
2008 Transferants The girl Short film
2009 Strangers Woman
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Joyce
2009 Hysterical Psycho Deaf Mute Sister
2009 Splinterheads Wyoming
2011 Volcano Girl Job Counselor Short film
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Roz
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Boldly Going Nowhere Joyce TV movie
2009 Parks and Recreation Kate Spevack Episode: "Canvassing"
2009 Attack Cardio Video short
2009–2010 Accidentally on Purpose Abby Chase 18 episodes
2010 Big Lake Janet Episode: "Chris Moves In"
2011 How I Met Your Mother Bev Episode: "Desperation Day"
2011 Funny or Die Presents... Jablonsky 4 episodes
2011 Childrens Hospital Pharmacist Episode: "Stryker Bites the Dust"
2012 Best Friends Forever Lennon White TV series, main role
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Stephanie Episode: "The NTSF: SD: SUV: HISS Infomercial"
2013 Mad Men Ginny Hunt Episode: "The Flood"
2013 Arrested Development Therapist Sandy Episode: "Off The Hook"
2014–present Playing House Maggie Caruso Creator/Star
2014 The Birthday Boys Doctor Episode: "Women Are Funny"
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Gabby Episode: "Chris Hardwick Wears a Black Polo & Weathered Boots"
2014 Bad Judge Regina Bullock Episode: "Face Mask Mom"
2015 Veep Karen Collins 3 episodes
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! DJ Forsythia Episode: "Skylar Astin Wears Blue Jeans and Weathered Brown Desert Boots"
2015 Review Mrs. Greenfield 2 episodes


  1. ^ "UCB Theater • Lennon Parham". Upright Citizens Brigade. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham Bond Over Baby Girls – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  3. ^ Corridan, Kara (2015). "A Convo with Two Really Cool Moms". Parents. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015. Lennon’s husband worked at a school where they taught transcendental meditation and took time out of the school day to meditate. Seeing the change in the students' lives, we thought it would be useful to us as well. So Lennon and I learned meditation from a phenomenal teacher, Lynn Kaplan, through the David Lynch Foundation, and we try and meditate at least once a day. 

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