Stephnie Carmel Weir (born November 28, 1967) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best known as a cast member on MADtv from 2000–2006.
|Born||Stephnie Carmel Weir
November 28, 1967
Odessa, Texas, USA
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Robert Dassie (2001-present)|
Life and careerEdit
Stephnie Weir was born in Odessa, Texas. She attended Odessa College where she majored in theater and broadcasting. Weir then transferred to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she majored in anthropology and women's studies. After moving to Chicago, Stephnie Weir began performing at the ImprovOlympic and later on The Second City's main stage and the Goodman Theatre. Weir teamed up with her husband, Robert Dassie, to form the comedy duo WeirDass.
Weir joined the cast of MADtv in 2000 as a feature performer. She was promoted to a repertory performer status the following season. Weir announced she would leave "MadTv" in 2005 (season 10). Fellow cast members Aries Spears and Paul Vogt would leave as well, and Ron Pederson was let go by Fox due to budget cuts. In order for the viewers to feel a sense of continuity, Weir was persuaded to stay on the show until halfway through season 11.
Some of Weir's most famous recurring characters on "MADtv" included Angela Wright, Dr. Kylie, Dorothy Lanier, Leona Campbell and Dot Goddard. Weir also gained notoriety for her offbeat impersonations of Anna Nicole Smith (with whom she shared her birth date), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Laura Bush, and Marcia Cross.
Weir also has a YouTube channel called WeirDass, where she has a comedy short sketch titled "Eleven Year Itch." She starred in FX's mockumentary style sitcom The Comedians alongside Billy Crystal and Josh Gad created by Larry Charles of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame.
Counter Culture is a comedy series created by Stephnie Weir that was in development for ABC. The pilot follows three aging sisters running their family diner together in West Texas. ABC ordered the pilot on January 30, 2012. The ensemble cast includes Kerri Kenney, Delta Burke and Emmy Award winning actresses Margo Martindale and Doris Roberts. The pilot was directed by Ted Wass. The pilot was not picked up for production by ABC for the 2012–13 TV schedule.
|2000||Too Much Flesh||Connie|
|2001||New Port South||Librarian|
|2005||Fun with Dick and Jane||Debbie Peterson|
|2007||Ping Pong Playa||Cheryl Davis|
|2008||The Other Side of the Tracks||Ann|
|2013||Red Lodge||Web Psychic|
|1991||Unsolved Mysteries||Hotel Resident||1 episode|
|2005||King of the Hill||Nureen||1 episode|
|2006-2007||Big Day||Lorna||12 episodes|
|2007||'Til Death||Gretchen||1 episode|
|2009||FlashForward||Didi Gibbons||1 episode|
|2010||Weeds||Patricia Davies||1 episode|
|2011||Modern Family||Mrs. Hoffman||1 episode|
|2014||Eleven Year Itch||Stephnie||1 episode|
|2015||Childrens Hospital||Rhonda||1 episode|
|2015||The Comedians||Kristen Laybourne||13 episodes|
|2015||Key and Peele||Savannah||1 episode|
|2015||Playing House||Jeanine Willcall||1 episode|
|2015||Castle||Mia Laszlo||1 episode|
|2015||Life in Pieces||Bernadette||2 episodes|
|2015–present||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Karen||6 episodes|
|2016||Lady Dynamite||Janice||1 episode|
|2016||Veep||Penny Nickerson||1 episode|
|2017||The Guest Book||Marcia||1 episode|
|2018||Grace & Frankie||Mindy||1 episode|
- TEAM TVLINE (February 1, 2012). "Pilot Season Lingo Guide (Including the 'Scary' Second Position), Plus a List of Picked-Up Pilots". TV Line. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
- Lesley Goldberg (February 25, 2012). "'Everybody Loves Raymond's' Doris Roberts Joins ABC's 'Counter Culture'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
- Lesley Goldberg (February 23, 2012). "Ted Wass will helm a pair of comedies as the Disney-owned network finalizes its pilot directors". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 1, 2012.