actor bio/ Susie Essman

Susie Essman's streetwise vernacular is perfectly suited to her life in Manhattan where she has been a veteran of the world of standup comedy for twenty-five years. She has appeared in her own half-hour HBO comedy special, made numerous appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The View and Crank Yankers, to name just a few of her many television credits. She has also acted in numerous films - most recently costarring with John Travolta in the Disney animated movie Bolt.

And now, Essman adds published author to her list of accomplishments. In the fall of 2009, her book What Would Susie Say? Bullshit Wisdom About Love, Life and Comedy was published by Simon & Schuster.

Essman divides her time between New York City and upstate New York where she lives with her husband, four step-children and two dogs.