- Full name: Janeane Garofalo
- Birth (09/28/1964)
- Place of birth: Newton, New Jersey
- Occupation: film and TV actress, movie producer,
comedian, radio presenter, voice over work,
and political activist.
- Marital status: married, and this time she
knows she is married (see below for an explanation).
Janeane Garofalo net worth history
Janeane Garofalo is a woman that is never still, she has made her $10 million net worth by doing a variety of activities, but her work in the movies has probably contributed the most to that total. She is a woman with strong political opinions, countered by her ability to make most people laugh at her material.
Her role model and a man she greatly admires is the newly retired David Letterman. Janeane Garofalo has distinctly left of center political views as well as being a feminist. Further more, just like David Letterman she has found herself inspired to write sharp and punchy comedy, most of it with unmistakable political undertones attached to it. Left wing and liberal political opinions plus feminism were particularly influential on the earlier comedy material she wrote and performed.
Stand up comedy was originally her thing, and she was quite popular, especially with more liberal or feminist minded audiences. Throughout the 1980’s she made appearances on Saturday Night Live, and enjoyed her experiences on that iconic program. One of the comics she worked with on Saturday Night Live was Ben Stiller.
It was through her friendship with Ben Stiller that Janeane Garofalo made her career breakthrough and met the man that was her first husband even though neither of them knew they were actually married. The Ben Stiller Show was key to making him really rich and successful, plus it was the first regular and reliable TV work that Garofalo was able to secure. The Ben Stiller Show was a series of different sketches in which Stiller and his supporting cast played different characters in differing situations. One of the shows involved filming on location in Las Vegas . After filming Garofalo and the show’s director Robert Cohen got married as a joke.
Been on the Ben Stiller Show raised her public profile, and it meant that she found it easier to get acting work, and earn more money. Garofalo has had roles in over 50 movies, usually in a comic role. She has been in movies such as Jimmy Glick in Lalawood, Wet Hot American Summer, Manhood, and The Thin Pink Line. Garofalo seems to be working all of the time, which is a good thing in terms of increasing her net worth.
About Janeane Garofalo
So over the years Janeane Garofalo has certainly led a busy and varied career in entertainment. Further more she became a millionaire in the course of doing things that she really loves doing.
She only discovered that her 1992 joke marriage to Robert Cohen was a real marriage in 2012 when Cohen could not get married to another woman. The marriage was dissolved shortly afterwards.
In 2015 she got married for real to Brody Tate.