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also known as Jacqueline Laura Hoffman

comedian , Actress

Jacqueline Laura Hoffman (born November 29, 1960), known as Jackie Hoffman, is an American actress and stand-up comedian known for her facially-contorting expressions, and one-woman shows of Jewish-themed original songs and monologues.She is a veteran of Chicago's famed The Second City comedy improv group.


She has acted in the movies, Kissing Jessica Stein, Mo' Money, Garden State, Down, Queer Duck: The Movie, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, and A Dirty Shame and was the voice of the Water Cooler in Robots.

In addition to cameoing on the television show Curb Your Enthusiasm, she has appeared in many series, including Strangers with Candy, Hope and Faith, Ed, Starved, Cosby, 30 Rock, One Life to Live and was the voice of Dilmom on Dilbert.

Hoffman provided the voice of "Mary Phillips, the Talk Radio host", in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Despite her frequent stage banter on her dislike of children, Hoffman did a surprising turn as the voices of the Gate to Fairy-tale Land and the Witch's Magic Wand in the Dora the Explorer movie Dora's Fairytale Adventure. She has also been a frequent guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.


  • Won the Joseph Jefferson Award, Chicago's version of the Tony, which she won during her eight-year stint in the Windy City's famed Second City improv group.

  • Won an Obie Award (Off Broadway) in 2001 for playing-of-several-roles in her good friend Amy Sedaris's hilarious "The Book of Liz".

  • She was a 2003 Theatre World Award winner for "Hairspray".

  • She was awarded the 1993 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Disgruntled Employee Picnic or the Postman Always" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

  • She was nominated for a 1994 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been Mellow?" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.