Stephnie Weir

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Stephanie Weir
Born Stephnie Carmel Weir
(1967-11-28) November 28, 1967 (age 50)
Odessa, Texas, United States
Occupation Actress, comedian, writer
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s)
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[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 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 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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 On Becoming Blonde Judy Short
2000 Too Much Flesh Connie
2001 New Port South Librarian
2002 Streetriffs Hooker Mentor
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Deborah 'Debbie' Peterson
2006 Moonpie Candy Peterson
2007 Jesus People Cynthia Sambells Short
2007 Ping Pong Playa Cheryl Davis
2008 The Other Side of the Tracks Ann
2010 Eden Court Barb
2012 Manhattan Mixup Meredith Short
2013 Red Lodge Web Psychic
2017 Fist Fight Suzie
2017 Room for Rent Betty Baldwin
2017 Wild Honey Esther
20?? Standby Betty Announced

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"
1999 Neutrino Various TV series
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 Lady Dynamite Janice "Pilot"'
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

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