Kightlinger, Laura 1969–

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KIGHTLINGER, Laura 1969–


Born June 13, 1969, in Jamestown, NY. Education: Attended Emerson College.

Addresses: Agent—Endeavor Talent Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Principato Young Management, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress, writer, producer, director, and comedienne. Stand–up comic, 1990—. Member of the sketch group This Is Pathetic, Emerson College.

Awards, Honors: International Festival of Cinema and Technology Award, best new director, Black Maria Film and Video Festival Award, director's citation, and International Festival of Cinema and Technology Award runner–up, best comedic short, all 2002, for Dependable People; Boston Film Festival and Empire State Film Festival, both best documentary, c. 2003, for 60 Spins around the Sun.


Television Appearances; Series:

Various characters, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1994–95.

Host, Stand–Up Stand–Up, Comedy Central, beginning c. 1995.

Saturday Night Special, Fox, 1996.

Herself, Comics on Delivery (also known as C.O.D.), Comedy Central, 1997.

Cohost, Loveline, MTV, beginning c. 1997.

Correspondent, The Daily Show (also known as The

Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, beginning c. 1998.

Backstage Betty, Tenacious D, HBO, 1999–2000.

Voice of Midge, "Bitchy Bits," X–Chromosome (animated), Oxygen, beginning 1999.

Nurse Sheila, Will & Grace, NBC, 2000–2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Herself, Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top (documentary), Comedy Central and Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Women of the Night 3, HBO, 1991.

Retaining Laughter, Lifetime, 1991.

Six Comics in Search of a Generation, Lifetime, 1992.

Comics Come Home, Comedy Central, 1995.

Weinerville Chanukah Special, Nickelodeon, 1995.

Various characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley, NBC, 1998.

Canned Ham: Dirty Work, Comedy Central, 1998.

Canned Ham: The Wedding Singer, Comedy Central, 1998.

Comics Come Home 4, Comedy Central, 1998.

Countdown to Comic Relief 8, Comedy Central, 1998.

Host, Comedy Central Presents Behind–the–Scenes at the American Comedy Awards (documentary), Comedy Central, 1999.

X–Chromosomes Animating Women (documentary), 2000.

Herself, The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2001, 2001.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Marge, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Roseanne, ABC, 1994.

Miss Finch, "The Acorn Fell Far, Far from the Tree," Tom, CBS, 1994.

Voice of Laura, "Cholesterol," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1995.

HBO Comedy Half–Hour: Laura Kightlinger (also known as HBO Comedy Half–Hour), HBO, 1996.

Kiki Hanson, "Samson, He Denied Her," The Nanny, CBS, 1997.

Stepfairy godmother, "A White Man Set Them Free," Mr. Show (also known as Mr. Show with Bob and David), HBO, 1997.

Pulp Comics: Laura Kightlinger (also known as Pulp Comedy), Comedy Central, 1997.

Herself, "Ping–Pong," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1998.

Secretary number eighty–nine, "The Last Temptation of Murphy," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1998.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999.

Herself, Late Friday, NBC, 2001.

Herself, Comic Remix, Comedy Central, multiple episodes in 2002.

VH1 the Greatest, VH1, 2003.

Herself, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

Shorties Watchin' Shorties (live action and animated), Comedy Central, 2004.

(Uncredited) Woman in Vioxx advertisement, Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The Near Future, HBO, 2000.

Hell on Wheels, Independent Film Channel, 2005.

Television Work; Series:

Consulting producer and creative consultant, Will &

Grace, NBC, 1998.

Creative consultant, Random Play, VH1, 1999.

Script consultant, X–Chromosome, Oxygen, beginning 1999.

Writing consultant, Will & Grace, NBC, 1999—.

Television Work; Pilots:

Creator and executive producer, Hell on Wheels, Independent Film Channel, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Radio newsperson, Burnzy's Last Call, The Asylum, 1995.

Gwenn, Who's the Caboose?, Pilot Season Productions, 1997.

Amber Jean Rose, The Thin Pink Line, Tokyo Theaters Company, 1998.

Diana, The Independent, New City Releasing, 2000.

Anchor person, Pootie Tang, Paramount, 2001.

Jen, Shallow Hal (also known as Schwer verliebt), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.

Birthday woman, Run Ronnie Run (also known as Run Ronnie Run! The Ronnie Dobbs Story: A Mr. Show Movie), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Laura, Melvin Goes to Dinner, Arrival Pictures, 2003.

Receptionist, Down with Love (also known as Down with Love—Zum Teufel mit der Liebe!), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Sheila, Daddy Day Care, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003.

(Scenes deleted) Lloyd's adoptive mother, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (also known as Dumb & Dumberer, Dumb & Dumber 2, Dumb & Dumbest, and When Harry Met Lloyd: Dumb and Dumberer), New Line Cinema, 2003.

Cinderella, DysEnchanted (short film), 2004.

Donna, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (also known as Action News, Action Newsman, and Anchorman), DreamWorks, 2004.

Donna, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (also known as Anchorman: Wake–Up Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2004.

Donna, Kicking & Screaming, Universal, 2005.

Film Director and Coproducer:

Dependable People (short film), c. 2002.

60 Spins around the Sun (documentary), Pandemic Pictures, 2003.


Teleplays; Episodic:

(With others) Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1994–95.

Saturday Night Special, Fox, 1996.

"This Year's Model," Daria (animated), MTV, 1997.

Will & Grace, NBC, episodes from 2000–2005.


60 Spins around the Sun (documentary), Pandemic Pictures, 2003.


Quick Shots of False Hope, Spike/Avon, 1999.