Amy Sedaris

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Amy Sedaris (born March 29, 1961 in New York City) is an American actress and comedian. A former member of Chicago-based Second City and Annoyance Theatre comedy troupes, she is best known for her role as "Jerri Blank" in the television series Strangers with Candy.

Sedaris has appeared in the movies Elf, The School of Rock, and Maid in Manhattan, and is soon to star in the film adaptation of Strangers with Candy as Jerri Blank, and in the film version of Bewitched as nosy neighbor Gladys Kravitz. Sedaris also hosts the series Film Fanatic on Trio. She coauthored the text-and-picture novel Wigfield with Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, published in 2003. As of 2005, Sedaris writes a monthly advice column in The Believer.

Amy Sedaris lives with her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, in Greenwich Village, though on a recent episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, she claimed Ricky had "died."

Her brother is author David Sedaris.

External links

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  • November 2001 interview (http://www.papermag.com/paperdaily/paperclips/01paperclips/amy_sedaris/) from Paper magazine
  • Detailed biography (http://www.jerriblank.com/swcabout.html) from a fan's website
  • A biography (http://www.comedycentral.com/tv_shows/strangerswithcandy/thesbians.jhtml) and video interview at Comedy Central's website
  • Amy Sedaris Fan Site (http://www.amysedarisrocks.com), a fan site featuring photos, audio downloads, bizarre biographical trivia and interview transcripts from Amy's appearances on Conan O'Brien and Letterman


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