Hi! [pause for you to say hi back.]
I’m a Comedian, Cartoonist, Actor, Writer and Mom.
I grew up in Wisconsin, and have been cartooning (and acting out) since I was five. In high school (or while skipping out of it) my best friend, Juli, and I started creating comedy bits. And let me tell you, they were brilliant!
In 1987, Wayne Cotter's set on Late Night with David Letterman made me want to be a comic. I graduated with a degree in theatre from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, then went on to study improv and sketch comedy at The Second City in Chicago.
I now live n Los Angeles (but Wisconsin sounds funnier). As an actor, I've appeared on shows including Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, Friends (oh my God, I was on Friends?!!), The West Wing, and David Spade's Fameless. I've also hosted several TV shows, such as World Cup Comedy and Faux Pause. My film roles include Flightplan with Jodie Foster and How Do You Know with Reese Witherspoon.
And now I'm creating my own shows...And I created a person: my daughter, who is awesome! I make children's books (myfriendmary.com) drink coffee, love trees, dogs, and whales, and dream of riding a scooter around Europe (the dry land parts).
Thanks for visiting my site!