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Lori Beth Denberg is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her work as an original cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That (where she was replaced by Nick Cannon) and for her role as Lydia Liza Gutman on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show.

Lori Beth Denberg
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Denberg in May 2011
OccupationActress/Comedian
Years active1994–present

CareerEdit

Denberg has starred on American TV shows such as Nickelodeon's All That (from 1994 to 1998), the first three seasons of Figure It Out as a regular panelist (from 1997 to 1998), and then The WB's The Steve Harvey Show (from 1998 to 2002).

On Figure It Out, Denberg had a knack for guessing the correct answer just before the contestant could win the grand prize, often even before the end of the second round, as her questions and guesses were more serious and better thought out, as opposed to the sillier questions and guesses that other panelists (particularly Kevin Kopelow and Danny Tamberelli) would give.

She appeared in the 1997 film Good Burger with fellow All That castmates Josh Server, Kenan Thompson, and Kel Mitchell. She had a minor role in the film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story in 2004, playing cheerleader Martha Johnstone.

Denberg reunited with her All That cast members for the 2011 Comikaze Expo. She joked at the expo that she was now "living out her old age." She made a brief cameo in a 2012 episode of Workaholics as herself.[1]

In February 2018 she joined fellow All That castmates for a semi-reunion on the MTV show Wild 'N Out, which aired the following month. She also appeared in an episode of Double Dare that pit Thompson against Mitchell to assist in the demonstration of physical challenges.

In December 2018, Denberg appeared in “Discontinued”, a special hosted by YouTube star Andre Meadows. The special looks at the rise and fall of the world’s most famous discontinued foods, toys, customs, and businesses.[2]

Denberg is a recurring guest star in the 2019 revival of All That, reprising her Loud Librarian role and "passing the torch" as the host of Vital Information to new cast member Reece Caddell.[3][4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Good Burger Connie Muldoon
2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Martha Johnstone Credited as LB Denberg
2006 18 Fingers of Death! Shirley House
2018 Ham on Rye Uno Queen
2019 Lost Treasure of the Valley Molly Short film; also served as executive producer

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994-1998; 2019 All That Various roles Main role; recurring in 2019 revival
1997-1998 Figure It Out Herself/panelist
1998-2002 The Steve Harvey Show Lydia Liza Gutman Recurring season 3, series regular seasons 4-6
1998 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Trish Episode: "The UFO Mystery"
2004 Malcolm in the Middle Ronnie Episode: "Dirty Magazine"
2012 Workaholics Herself Episode: "True Dromance"
2016 Double Dare Anniversary Special Herself Contestant in first game filmed at San Diego Comic-Con
2017 Hollywood Darlings Herself Episode: "She's Not All That"
2017 90's House Herself Episode: "The One With the Sitcom"
2018 Wild 'n Out Herself Episode: "All That Takeover" [5]
2018 Double Dare Herself "Team Kel vs. Team Kenan" (Season 1, Episode 33)[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vitcavage, Adam (June 6, 2012). "Workaholics Review: "True Dromance" (Episode 3.02)". Paste. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Yang, Rachel; Yang, Rachel (2018-11-28). "TV News Roundup: ABC Sets Premiere Date for 'Goldbergs' Spinoff 'Schooled'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  3. ^ Anderton, Ethan. "'All That' Is Back: Watch the Return of 'Good Burger' and Lori Beth Denberg's Loud Librarian". Slashfilm. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Vital Information: Lori Beth Passes Desk on to Reece Caddell - All That". YouTube.
  5. ^ Matthews, Liam (February 12, 2018). "Kenan and Kel Reunited with Other All That Alums on Wild 'n Out". TV Guide. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  6. ^ Lawrence, Derek (June 25, 2018). "Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell reuniting to compete on special episode of Double Dare". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 26, 2018.

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