Lennon Parham

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Lennon Parham
Parham in 2009
Lennon Kathleen Parham

(1975-10-26) October 26, 1975 (age 47)
Alma materUniversity of Evansville (BS)
Occupation(s)Actress, comedian, writer
Years active2001–present
Javier Guzman
(m. 2006)

Lennon Kathleen Parham (born October 26, 1975)[1] is an American actress and improvisational comedian 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. More recently, she has appeared in the HBO Max series Minx.

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.[2]


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 lasted three 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, Lady Dynamite, Review, and Mad Men. In 2019 and 2020, she was a main cast member of the ABC sitcom, Bless This Mess, starring Lake Bell and Dax Shepard. Her notable work in film includes Confessions of a Shopaholic, Splinterheads, and Horrible Bosses 2.

Parham was a guest on The Big Alakens Big Lake marathon fundraiser episode of The George Lucas Talk Show.

Personal life[edit]

Parham is married to Javier Guzman. Their daughter Saraya was born on April 21, 2013.[3] Their second child was born in October 2016.[4]


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
2016 Other People Vicki
2017 The House Martha
2019 Bombshell Beth's Employee
Year Title Role Notes
2007 UCB Comedy Originals Herself TV series
2009 Boldly Going Nowhere Joyce TV movie
2009 Parks and Recreation Kate Speevack 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 Lead role (6 episodes); also co-creator, writer, executive producer
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 In Bed with Joan Herself Episode: "Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair"
2014–2017 Playing House Maggie Caruso Lead role (26 episodes); also co-creator, writer, director, executive producer
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"
2015–2019 Veep Karen Collins 7 episodes
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! DJ Forsythia Episode: "Skylar Astin Wears Blue Jeans and Weathered Brown Desert Boots"
2015 Review Mrs. Greenfield 2 episodes
2015 EastSiders Carmella Fredrick Episode: "Open Bar"
2016 New Girl Carol Episode: "Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt"
2016–2017 Animals Ashley / Charly (voice) 2 episodes
2016–2017 Lady Dynamite Larissa 12 episodes
2016 Documentary Now! Ramona Episode: "Parker Gail's Location Is Everything"
2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Carla Sutcliffe Episode: "Amir vs Dean"
2016–2017 Adventure Time Dr. Gross (voice) 3 episodes
2017–2020 Bob's Burgers Janine / Marsha (voice) 3 episodes
2017 Ghosted Deidre Episode: "Ghost Studz"
2018 Speechless Sarah Episode: "The H-u-s-Hustle"
2018 Little Big Awesome Various voices 4 episodes
2018 Teachers C.F. Blinky Episode: "The Book Challenge"
2018 A Million Little Things Gail Episode: "The Game of Your Life"
2019 I'm Sorry Beth 4 episodes
2019–2020 Schooled Liz Flemming 12 episodes
2019 American Dad! Crony Girl (voice) Episode: "Top of the Steve"
2019 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Apothecarry Sherry (voice) Episode: "Yada Yada Berries/Down by the River"
2019–2020 Bless This Mess Kay Bowman 26 episodes
2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Randi Episode: "Happy New Year"
2020 Robbie Rooney Switt Episode: "Robbie vs. Rooney"
2020 Close Enough Toluca Lake (voice) Episode: "Robot Tutor/Golden Gamer"
2020 The George Lucas Talk Show Herself Episode: "The Big Alakens Marathon"
2021 M.O.D.O.K. Doris / Mrs. Horgan (voice) 2 episodes
2021–2022 Tuca & Bertie (voice) 2 episodes
2021 Star Trek: Lower Decks Shari Yn Yem (voice) Episode: "I, Excretus"
2022 Big City Greens Janice (voice) Episode: "Papaganda"
2022 The Great North Marie (voice) Episode: "Beef Mommas House Adventure"
2022–present Minx Shelly Main cast
2022 Better Things Paige 2 episodes
2022 Little Demon Darlene (voice) 8 episodes
2023 History of the World, Part II Wallpecker Episode: "VIII"


  1. ^ "History for Oct. 26".
  2. ^ "UCB Theater • Lennon Parham". Upright Citizens Brigade. Archived from the original on 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  3. ^ "Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham Bond Over Baby Girls". People. May 31, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  4. ^ lennonparham (November 28, 2016). "Jamming in my car with my 6 week old and a little "Celebrate Me Home". Thanks @kennyloggins & @kost1035fm #babys1stKenny". No. 803337008714104832.

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