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Liz Feldman

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Liz Feldman
Born (1977-05-21) May 21, 1977 (age 42)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, comedian, writer, producer
Spouse(s)
Rachael Cantu (m. 2013)

Liz Feldman (born May 21, 1977) is an American comedian, actress, producer and writer. [1] She created the Netflix dark comedy series Dead to Me which premiered on May 3, 2019. [2]

Comedian person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh

A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience by making them laugh. This might take many forms including jokes, satirical observations, amusing situations, acting foolish or employing prop comedy. A comedian who addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comedian. Other practises include the sitcom, sketch comedy and improv genres.

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Career

Feldman is a comedian, writer, actress and producer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is the creator and executive producer of the Netflix dark comedy series Dead To Me, executive produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. [3]

<i>Dead to Me</i> (TV series) American dark comedy web television series

Dead to Me is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman that premiered on May 3, 2019 on Netflix. The series stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini and is executive produced by Feldman, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum. The first season received positive reviews upon its release.

Will Ferrell American actor, comedian, producer, writer and businessman

John William Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), all but one of which he co-wrote with his comedy partner Adam McKay. The two also founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Other film roles include Elf, Old School, Blades of Glory (2007), Daddy's Home (2015), and the animated films Megamind (2010) and The Lego Movie (2014).

Adam McKay American actor, comedian and director

Adam McKay is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and actor. McKay served as head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for two seasons. He directed Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), all of which he co-wrote with his creative partner Will Ferrell. Together McKay and Ferrell have co-written and produced numerous TV series and films, and produced their comedy website Funny or Die and HBO's Eastbound & Down through their company Gary Sanchez Productions.

Feldman began her career as a stand up comic at the age of 16 and made her TV debut as a performer and writer for All That on Nickelodeon in 1995. She is a graduate of Boston University and an alumna of The Second City and The Groundlings. She went on to write for Blue Collar TV, Hot in Cleveland , The 79th, 86th and 87th Academy Awards, 2 Broke Girls and The Ellen DeGeneres Show , for which she won four Emmy awards. She created the NBC sitcom One Big Happy starring Elisha Cuthbert, executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres.

<i>All That</i> American sketch comedy television series

All That is an American sketch comedy television series created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. The series originally aired on Nickelodeon from April 16, 1994 to October 22, 2005, lasting ten seasons, and was produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions. The pilot episode was originally shown as a special "sneak peek", with the show officially debuting a regular series on December 24, 1994.

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Since 2008, Liz has been the host of This Just Out , a YouTube talk show that celebrates lesbian culture. The “gay positive” show is filmed at Liz’s kitchen table and features LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly actors, comedians, writers and musicians. Liz has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights. In 2008, her joke about same-sex marriage (“It’s very dear to me, the issue of gay marriage, or as I like to call it ‘marriage,’ you know, because I had lunch this afternoon, not gay lunch. I park my car, I didn’t gay park it.”) went viral, recreated thousands of times across various platforms in the campaign against Prop 8, which sought to outlaw same sex marriage. In 2012, Liz was named one of The Advocate’s “40 Under 40.”

<i>The Advocate</i> (LGBT magazine) monthly American magazine covering LGBT-interest topics

The Advocate is an American LGBT-interest magazine, printed bi-monthly and available by subscription. The Advocate brand also includes a website. Both magazine and website have an editorial focus on news, politics, opinion, and arts and entertainment of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people. The magazine, established in 1967, is the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the United States and the only surviving one of its kind that was founded before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, an incident that is generally credited as the beginning of the LGBT rights movement.

In 2016, Liz signed a multi-year overall deal with CBS Studios to develop new projects.

CBS Television Studios American television production company

CBS Studios, Inc., doing business as CBS Television Studios (CTS) is an American television production company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation as CBS Paramount Television, merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions. It is the television production arm of the CBS network, and, alongside Warner Bros. Television, it is also the television production arm of The CW.

Personal life

Liz Feldman is openly lesbian. In 2013, Liz married musician Rachael Cantu. They live in Los Angeles, California.

Lesbian Homosexual woman

A lesbian is a homosexual woman. The word lesbian is also used for women in relation to their sexual identity or sexual behavior regardless of sexual orientation, or as an adjective to characterize or associate nouns with female homosexuality or same-sex attraction.

Rachael Cantu is an American singer-songwriter. She was born and grew up in Orange County, California. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles City in California

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References

  1. Liz Feldman on IMDb
  2. Sippell, Margeaux (May 3, 2019). "'Dead to Me': Creator Liz Feldman Tells the Deeply Personal Story That Inspired Netflix's Dark Comedy". The Wrap. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  3. Andreeva, Nellie (April 5, 2018). "Netflix Orders Dark Comedy Series 'Dead To Me' From Liz Feldman, Gloria Sanchez Prods. & CBS TV Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 3, 2019.