Stephanie Girard Photography
Hey, Guys! [pause for you to say hi back.]
I’m a Writer, Actor, Cartoonist and Comedian. ( I'm a WACC ! )
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 in Los Angeles (but Wisconsin sounds funnier). As an actor, I've appeared on shows like Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, Friends (oh my God, I was on Friends?!!), The West Wing, David Spade's Fameless, and The Terrance Howard Fright Club on Fox. I've also hosted several TV shows, such as World Cup Comedy and Faux Pause on Game Show Network.. My film roles include Flightplan with Jodie Foster and How Do You Know with Reese Witherspoon. In 2018, I had my stand up national debut (thanks to Jessica Pilot and my incredible manager Kurt Patino) on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (I flew my daughter to the taping and we jumped on the bed until 3am…Sorry, Dream Hotel). My second TV set premieres on Amazon Prime’s Laugh After Dark along with a new Netflix TV series, both debuting in 2019! It’s The Year of The Pig and I love pigs. I collected them as a child.
These days I'm writing scripts and I also make children's books (myfriendmary.com). I love coffee, trees, dogs and whales, and dream of riding a scooter around Europe (the dry land parts). I’ve been a Beatles fan since I was a kid, and now my daughter is one, too. What more is there?
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