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Biography

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Overview (2)

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Laura Kightlinger is a writer, stand-up comic, and actor. Her comedic roles include self-obsessed mom, Deb Taylor, in "PEN15" on Hulu, and Nurse Shelia in the re-upped "Will&Grace", (which she played in the original series). She's been a consulting producer on "Will&Grace" since its inception. Laura created and starred in her own critically acclaimed TV show on IFC, "The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman." And was a series regular on HBO's "Lucky Louie". She has voiced several characters in "Lego Batman", "Ninjago", and is the voice of Dr. Scott in "Dr. Katz: The Audio Files". As a stand-up comic she's had several half-hour specials on Comedy Central and HBO. At the recent JFL Comedy Festival, Kightlinger was heralded in the Montreal Gazette as "a femme fatale deadpan who took risks leading the audience into hilariously unexpected territory."

Her book, Quick Shots of False Hope, described by the New York Times Book Review as a "memorable, disturbing, and darkly comic debut" is being adapted for film and television.

"Sixty Spins Around the Sun", the documentary Kightlinger directed, chronicling activist, Randy Credico's fight to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws, won 'Best Documentary' in the Boston, Empire State, Black Maria, and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. Laura won 'Best Director' for her first short film, "Dependable People", at the Black Maria Film Festival. Other shorts she's written and directed include: "Cat Demon: Re-Exhumed", "American Heroine", "Roy Fabcock: Legendary Lover", "Exposition 7", "Laura Gets Adopted", the three-episode short series: "Cat Guys" starring Frank Conniff and Eddie Pepitone, and the stop-motion thriller, "The Scrap County Murders".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Laura Kightlinger

Trivia (4)

Hosted Stand-Up Stand-Up (1992) for Comedy Central (a show showing clips of different stand-up comedians).
Has won three Best Documentary Awards (Boston Film Fest., Beverly Hills Film Fest. and Empire Film Fest.) for the documentary she directed and produced about the Rockefeller Drug Laws: 60 Spins Around the Sun (2003).
Was engaged to actor and comedian Jack Black and was with him from 1997 until 2005.
Education: Emerson College (1986).

Personal Quotes (3)

I used to think drinking was the only way to be happy. Now I know there is no way to be happy.
I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress like me in parades when I'm dead.
I guess I just feel bad that I'm still going on bad dates when I should really be in a bad marriage by now.

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