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Rose Marie Abdoo, American actor. Nominee Screen Actor's Guild award in motion picture for Good Night & Good Luck, Academy Awards, 2005. Member of Academy television Arts & Sciences (honorary).


Abdoo, Rose Marie was born on November 28, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Mary Abdoo.


Bachelor in Communications, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1984. Master of Fine Arts in Theater with honors, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1986.


She is of Lebanese and Dominican descent. Abdoo's career began in Chicago, where she performed at various improvisational theaters, including the Improv Institute and four years with The Second City. She went on to develop her own one-woman shows, Who Does She Think She Is? and Get to the Part About Me.

She also did a short-lived variety program with Bob Odenkirk and Conan O'Brien called Happy Happy Good Show. Abdoo has a bachelor's degree in communications from Michigan State University, where she was cast in several college theater roles and encouraged by a professor to study improvisation. She went on to move to Chicago, where she joined Second City, performing first in their national touring shows and moving on their E.T.C. troupe.

In March 2008, Abdoo co-starred in the web series The Writers Room on Crackle.


  • As a part of E.T.C., Abdoo won a Joseph Jefferson Award as "Best Actress in a Revue" in 1991 for her role in the production We Made a Mesopotamia, Now You Clean It Up, playing what the Chicago Tribune called "the show's meatiest part: an obnoxious, know-it-all tour bus rider." She went on to co-host the awards ceremony in 1994. She was nominated alongside her castmates for a Best Ensemble Screen Actors Guild award for Good Night, and Good Luck.


  • Other Work

    • Actor: (solo performance) Get To the Part About Me (Female Solo Performer of Year, Los Angeles Weekly, 2000). Guest star Gilmore Girls, CW Network, That's So Raven, Disney Channel.


Member of Academy television Arts & Sciences (honorary).


Life partner John Matta.

Mary Abdoo Abdoo