Stephnie Carmel Weir|
November 28, 1967
Odessa, Texas, United States
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, writer|
Robert Dassie (m. 2001)
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
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 C. 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 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 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. The ensemble cast includes Kerri Kenney, Delta Burke and Emmy Award winning actresses Margo Martindale and Doris Roberts. The pilot was directed by Ted Wass. The pilot was not picked up for production by ABC for the 2012–13 TV schedule.
|1998||On Becoming Blonde||Judy||Short|
|2000||Too Much Flesh||Connie|
|2001||New Port South||Librarian|
|2005||Fun with Dick and Jane||Deborah 'Debbie' Peterson|
|2007||Jesus People||Cynthia Sambells||Short|
|2007||Ping Pong Playa||Cheryl Davis|
|2008||The Other Side of the Tracks||Ann|
|2013||Red Lodge||Web Psychic|
|2017||Room for Rent||Betty Baldwin|
|1991||Unsolved Mysteries||Hotel Resident||"4.15"|
|1995||The Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny||Various||TV series|
|1999||Cupid||Priscilla||"Botched Makeover", "The Children's Hour"|
|2000–2006||Mad TV||Various||Regular role|
|2005||King of the Hill||Nureen (voice)||"Arlen City Bomber"|
|2006||Joey||Maureen||"Joey and the Actors Studio"|
|2006–07||Big Day||Lorna||Main role|
|2007||'Til Death||Gretchen||"No More Mr. Vice Guy"|
|2009||FlashForward||Didi Gibbons||"White to Play"|
|2010||Weeds||Patricia Davies||"Viking Pride"|
|2011||Modern Family||Mrs. Hoffman||"Our Children, Ourselves"|
|2013||Brenda Forever||Shelley Miller||TV film|
|2014||Eleven Year Itch||Stephnie||TV series|
|2015||Childrens Hospital||Rhonda||"Nils Vildervaan, Professional Interventiomalist"|
|2015||The Comedians||Kristen Laybourne||Main role|
|2015||Key & Peele||Savannah||"Y'all Ready for This?"|
|2015||Playing House||Jeanine Willcall||"Celebrate Me Scones"|
|2015||Castle||Mia Laszlo||"The Nose"|
|2015||Life in Pieces||Bernadette||"Interruptus Date Breast Movin'", "Nanny Tent Earrings Cheeto"|
|2015–2017||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Karen||Recurring role (seasons 1–2)|
|2016||Crowded||Ann||"Amongst the Waves"|
|2016||Veep||Penny Nickerson||"Congressional Ball"|
|2016||Dream Corp, LLC||Diane||"Tijuana Zebra"|
|2017||I Love Dick||Larchmont||"Ilinx", "Cowboys and Nomads"|
|2017||The Guest Book||Marcia||"Story Three"|
|2018||Grace and Frankie||Mindy||"The Expiration Date"|
|2018||High and Tight||Dr. Kern||TV film, post-production|
|2018||Happy Together||Bonnie||"Pilot", pre-production|
- TEAM TVLINE (February 1, 2012). "Pilot Season Lingo Guide (Including the 'Scary' Second Position), Plus a List of Picked-Up Pilots". TV Line. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
- Lesley Goldberg (February 25, 2012). "'Everybody Loves Raymond's' Doris Roberts Joins ABC's 'Counter Culture'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
- Lesley Goldberg (February 23, 2012). "Ted Wass will helm a pair of comedies as the Disney-owned network finalizes its pilot directors". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 1, 2012.