STAGE TUBE: Jackie Hoffman Visits THEATER TALK
Jackie Hoffman has acted in such films as Kissing Jessica Stein, Garden State, Queer Duck: The Movie, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, and A Dirty Shame, and voiced the Water Cooler in Robots. In addition to cameoing on Curb Your Enthusiasm, she has appeared on many TV series, including Strangers with Candy, Hope and Faith, Ed, Starved, Cosby, 30 Rock, One Life to Live, and was the voice of Dilmom on Dilbert. She was also a frequent guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Hoffman won an Obie Award for performing numerous roles in David and Amy Sedaris's The Book of Liz. Other theatrical credits include The Sisters Rosensweig, Straightjacket, Incident at Cobbler's Knob, and One Woman Shoe, for which she won a Jeff Award.
In 2002, Hoffman played multiple roles in the Broadway musical Hairspray, for which she won the 2003 Theatre World Award. She co-starred as Calliope in the rock musical Xanadu on Broadway, from
July 2007 to September 2008. She just finished a two-year run in the Broadway musical The Addams Family, in which she originated the role of Grandma.
Jackie Hoffman can be heard on the original Broadway cast recordings of Hairspray, Xanadu, and The Addams Family, and the PS Classics recording of her original songs and stand-up, Jackie Hoffman: Live at Joe's Pub.