Korzen, Annie

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Korzen, Annie

PERSONAL

Born in the Bronx, New York, NY; daughter of Abie (a tailor) and Sonia Drazen; married Benni Korzen (a producer and writer); children: Jonathan. Education: Attended the High School of the Performing Arts, New York City; graduated from Bard College.

Addresses:

Agent—Michael Slessinger and Associates, 8730 Sunset Blvd., Suite 270, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career:

Actress, writer, and public speaker. Worked as a piano teacher.

Member:

Screen Actor Guild (member of committee challenging the stereotyping of Jewish women).

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Paula Ben–Gurion, The Return, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1989–90.

Sit 'n' Spin (showcase for various performers), Hudson Guild Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2003.

Yenta: Straight from the Mouth! (solo show; also known as Annie Korzen: Straight from the Mouth!), Acme Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles, 2005–2006.

Major Tours:

Yenta Unplugged—Excuse Me, I'm Talking! (solo show; also known as Excuse Me, I'm Talking and Yenta Unplugged), various productions, including the exhibition Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities, Arm and Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997, the Jewish American Film Festival, Durham, NC, c. 1999, and the Jewish Repertory Theatre, Duke Theatre on Forty–Second Street, New York City, 2001.

Toured in The Good Yenta: A Humorous Celebration of Jewish Women (solo production; also known as The Good Yenta and The Good Yenta: Challenging the Stereotypes).

Film Appearances:

Lady in street, Fore Play (also known as Foreplay and The President's Women), Cinema National, 1975.

Woman in ice cream parlor, Stardust Memories, United Artists, 1980.

Autograph hound, Tootsie (also known as Would I Lie to You?), Columbia, 1982.

Marissa Hall, Alone in the Dark, New Line Cinema, 1982.

Roz, Ringers (short film), 1982.

Nancy Junger, Rent Control, Group S, 1984.

Miss Gersh, The Gig, Castle Hill, 1985.

Mrs. Weinstein, Sweet Lorraine, Angelika Films, 1987.

Lady of the night, The Misfit Brigade (also known as Wheels of Terror), Trans World Entertainment, 1988.

Professor Lucci, Nobody's Perfect, Moviestore Entertainment, 1990.

Enid Wilson, Always Say Goodbye, Indican Pictures, 1996.

Film Work:

Automated dialogue replacement performer, Kabuto (also known as Shogun Warrior and Shogun Mayeda), Rocket Pictures, 1991, also released in Japan.

Television Appearances; Series:

Doris Klompus, Seinfeld, NBC, 1991–96.

Mrs. Heller, Oliver Beene, Fox, 2003–2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dr. Diane Kravitz, "Bang … Zoom … Zap," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Nurse, "Tarnished Angel," The Fanelli Boys, NBC, 1990.

First woman, "Proms and Prams," Life Goes On (also known as Glenbrook), ABC, 1991.

Customer, "White Christmas," A Different World, NBC, 1992.

Rose Stepanoff, "The Green, Green Grass of Home," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Florence, "Close Encounters of the Worst Kind," Coach, ABC, 1995.

Fritzi Frank, "Two Tickets to Paradise," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1995.

Esther, "Love, Death, and Soda," The Home Court, NBC, 1996.

Jody Wagner, Getting Personal (also known as Personal Days and The Way We Work), Fox, 1998.

Mrs. Grunwald, "Viable Options," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000.

Estelle, "Men Behaving Sadly," The Random Years, UPN, 2002.

Concierge, "Werewolves of Hartford," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

Guest in The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated; appeared as Sylvia, The Second Half, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mrs. Heller, "Fallout (Pilot)," Oliver Beene, Fox, 2004.

Radio Appearances:

Appeared frequently in Morning Edition, National Public Radio.

WRITINGS

Writings for the Stage:

Yenta Unplugged—Excuse Me, I'm Talking! (solo show; also known as Excuse Me, I'm Talking and Yenta Unplugged), various productions, including the exhibition Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities, Arm and Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997, the Jewish American Film Festival, Durham, NC, c. 1999, and the Jewish Repertory Theatre, Duke Theatre on Forty–Second Street, New York City, 2001.

Sit 'n' Spin (showcase for various performers), Hudson Guild Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2003.

Yenta: Straight from the Mouth! (solo show; also known as Annie Korzen: Straight from the Mouth!), Acme Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles, 2005–2006.

Toured in The Good Yenta: A Humorous Celebration of Jewish Women (solo production; also known as The Good Yenta and The Good Yenta: Challenging the Stereotypes).

Screenplays:

Nobody's Perfect, Moviestore Entertainment, 1990.

Nonfiction:

Contributor to periodicals, including Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Orange County Jewish Life, and online periodicals.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Jerusalem Report, June 20, 1998.

Electronic:

AnnieKorzen.com,http://www.anniekorzen.com, April 16, 2006.

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