Stephnie Weir

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Stephnie Weir
Born Stephnie Carmel Weir
(1967-11-28) November 28, 1967 (age 50)
Odessa, Texas, USA
Occupation Actress, comedian, writer
Years active 1992–present
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[edit]

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. She was promoted to a repertory performer status the following season. Weir announced she would leave "MadTv" in 2005 (season 10). Fellow cast members Aries Spears and Paul Vogt would leave as well, and Ron Pederson was let go by Fox due to budget cuts. In order for the viewers to feel a sense of continuity, Weir was persuaded to stay on the show until halfway through season 11.

Some of Weir's most famous recurring characters on "MADtv" 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 writes and produces for television, most recently for the sitcoms Raising Hope and The Millers.

Weir also has a YouTube channel called WeirDass, where she has a comedy short sketch titled "Eleven Year Itch." She starred 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.

Counter Culture[edit]

Counter Culture is a comedy series created by Stephnie Weir that was in development for ABC. The pilot follows three aging sisters running their family diner together in West Texas. ABC ordered the pilot on January 30, 2012.[1] The ensemble cast includes Kerri Kenney, Delta Burke and Emmy Award winning actresses Margo Martindale and Doris Roberts.[2] The pilot was directed by Ted Wass.[3] The pilot was not picked up for production by ABC for the 2012–13 TV schedule.


Movie appearances[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Too Much Flesh Connie
2001 New Port South Librarian
2002 Streetriffs Hooker mentor
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Debbie Peterson
2006 Moonpie Candy Peterson
2007 Ping Pong Playa Cheryl Davis
2008 The Other Side of the Tracks Ann
2013 Red Lodge Web Psychic
2016 Eden Court Barb
2017 Fist Fight Suzie

Television appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Unsolved Mysteries Hotel Resident 1 episode
1999 Cupid Priscilla 2 episodes
2005 King of the Hill Nureen 1 episode
2000-2006 MADtv Various 121 episodes
2006 Joey Maureen 1 episode
2006-2007 Big Day Lorna 12 episodes
2007 'Til Death Gretchen 1 episode
2009 FlashForward Didi Gibbons 1 episode
2010 Weeds Patricia Davies 1 episode
2011 Modern Family Mrs. Hoffman 1 episode
2014 Eleven Year Itch Stephnie 1 episode
2015 Childrens Hospital Rhonda 1 episode
2015 The Comedians Kristen Laybourne 13 episodes
2015 Key and Peele Savannah 1 episode
2015 Playing House Jeanine Willcall 1 episode
2015 Castle Mia Laszlo 1 episode
2015 Life in Pieces Bernadette 2 episodes
2015–present Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Karen 6 episodes
2016 Crowded Ann 1 episode
2016 Lady Dynamite Janice 1 episode
2016 Veep Penny Nickerson 1 episode
2017 The Guest Book Marcia 1 episode
2018 Grace & Frankie Mindy 1 episode

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