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Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began doing improv and mime at the age of 15.
After high school she studied mime in Paris with Marcel Marceau: a fact her comedian friends find hi-larious.
She attended the Theatre School at Cal Arts for 3 months but left to join another improv workshop that soon became the Groundlings. In 1973 Lorne Michaels cast her in a Lily Tomlin Special he was producing and later hired her for what he promised would only be a 13 week commitment: Saturday Night Live.
Subsequent to SNL, Laraine has enjoyed a thriving animation career and can currently be heard regularly on Fairly Odd Parents, Winx, DocMcStuffins, Garfield and Metalocalypse.
Laraine is also a contributing editor for the online food magazine OneForTheTable, has written for Esquire, the LA Times Magazine, the Jewish Journal, Worst Laid Plans, Strays, Huffington Post, McSweeneys and The Believer. Her full list of credits can be found at larainenewman.com.