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Jan Hooks in 1988
Jan Hooks in 1988

Jan Hooks (born April 23, 1957 in Decatur, Georgia) is an American actress and comedian best known for her work on NBC's Saturday Night Live, on which she appeared from 1986 to 1991. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (550x1024, 270 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jan Hooks User:Garion96/Images ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (550x1024, 270 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jan Hooks User:Garion96/Images ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Decatur is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC nearly every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ...


Hooks began her career as a member of the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe The Groundlings. She was first considered for SNL in 1985 but the show's producers chose Joan Cusack instead (mostly because, at age 28, Hooks was thought to be too old for the show). After the 1985 season proved to be a ratings disaster, she was offered a contract and helped to pull the show out of its slump along with Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, and others. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Groundlings is an improvisational comedy troupe based in Los Angeles, California, USA. The troupe was formed by Gary Austin in 1974 and uses an improv format influenced by Viola Spolin to produce sketches and improvised scenes. ... Joan Cusack (born October 11, 1962 in New York City) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedienne. ... Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955 in Missoula, Montana) is an American actor and comedian best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the spin-off movie Waynes World. ... Phil Hartman (Birthname: Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American graphic artist, writer, actor, voice artist, and comedian // Biography Philip Edward Hartmann was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Rupert and Doris Hartmann; the family was of German Catholic descent. ...


Her characters included one half of "The Sweeney Sisters" with Nora Dunn, as well as impressions of Nancy Reagan, SinĂ©ad O'Connor, Elizabeth Dole, and Hillary Clinton. Her five-year stint on Saturday Night Live is all the more amazing because she has admitted to having extreme stage fright. Nora Dunn (born April 29, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Irish-American] actress and comedienne best known for her work on NBCs Saturday Night Live. ... White House portrait Nancy Davis Reagan (born July 6, 1921) is the widow of President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (born December 8, 1966) is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole (born July 29, 1936) was elected to the United States Senate in 2002 to represent North Carolina for a term ending in 2009. ... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ...


Hooks left SNL in 1991 to join the cast of the sitcom Designing Women, where she played the role of Carlene Dobber for two seasons. Since then, she has made appearances in several movies, done voice work on The Simpsons as Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon, and starred as Dixie Glick in the series Primetime Glick. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Designing Women was a U.S. television sitcom that centered around the working and personal lives of four women in an interior design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Carlene Frazier Dobber is a character on the television series, Designing Women. ... The Simpsons is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Network, becoming one of the first hits for the network, and is one of the most successful television shows ever produced. ... // Akira Akira the Waiter As one of Springfields most prominent Japanese American citizens, Akira is the owner of a karate dojo (which Bart briefly attended) and also works at The Happy Sumo sushi restaurant. ... Jiminy Glick is a fictional character portrayed by Martin Short in the TV series Primetime Glick. ...


Hooks also had a recurring role as the trashy Vicki Dubcek on 3rd Rock from the Sun. 3rd Rock from the Sun was an American television situation comedy that ran from 1996 until 2001. ...


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Jan Hooks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
Jan Hooks (born April 23, 1957 in Decatur, Georgia) is an American actress and comedian best known for her work on NBC's Saturday Night Live, on which she appeared from 1986 to 1991.
Hooks began her career as a member of the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe The Groundlings.
Hooks left SNL in 1991 to join the cast of the sitcom Designing Women, where she played the role of Carlene Dobber for two seasons.
Jan Hooks Remembers Hartman (870 words)
Watching that coverage, Hooks saw the same thing - and every clip reminded her of what a fine talent and good man Hartman was, and what fond memories she had of him, and how she owed it to him to share some of those memories.
Hartman and Hooks, with their similarly realistic performing styles, were paired on "SNL" so often from 1986 until Hooks' departure in 1991 (Hartman left three years later) that even Hartman's wife noticed.
More recently, Hooks saw her former "SNL" colleague a little more than a month ago, when they both guest-starred on the season finale of NBC's "3rd Rock From the Sun." She played Vicki Dubchek; he, in an equally gregarious and funny role, played her jealous ex-boyfriend, Randy.
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