Initially an independent film, it became a studio movie when Thurman was signed.
The film was a modest hit, but Garofalo disparaged it back in 2003, saying: "I think it's soft and corny, and the soundtrack makes you want to puke, and everybody's dressed in Banana Republic clothing.
In 1998, Garofalo performed her first voice-acting job playing Ursula the Artist in Disney's English dub of Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service and briefly appeared in Permanent Midnight.
She stars with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd in a 2015 Netflix eight-episode prequel to Wet Hot American Summer featuring most of the cast playing their original roles from the 2001 movie.From March 2004 to July 2006, she hosted Air America Radio's The Majority Report with Sam Seder.She stars with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd in a 2015 Netflix eight-episode prequel to Wet Hot American Summer featuring most of the cast playing their original roles from the 2001 movie. From March 2004 to July 2006, she hosted Air America Radio's The Majority Report with Sam Seder.Garofalo was born in Newton, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan and Carmine Garofalo. She grew up in various places, including Ontario, California; Madison, New Jersey; and Katy, Texas.Garofalo began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member on the Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and Saturday Night Live, then appeared in more than 50 movies, with leading or major roles in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, The Matchmaker, Reality Bites, Steal This Movie!
, Clay Pigeons, Sweethearts, Mystery Men, and The Independent, among numerous others.
Yes, the eternal bachelor, Henry Rollins, has a girlfriend and has recently had to meet her parents.
Garofalo was initially known as a stand-up comedian, making numerous stand-up appearances on television and in live clubs and larger venues beginning in the 1990s and continuing today.
The original script and the original intent was very different than what it wound up being when it became a studio commercial film.
It was originally supposed to be a small-budget independent film where there would be much more complexity to all the characters, and Abby and the guy don't wind up together at the end." Based on the success of this film, a producer then offered her the leading lady role in Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise if she could lose weight; after trimming down, however, she learned that Renée Zellweger had won the part instead.
Garofalo was born in Newton, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan and Carmine Garofalo.