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Stephnie Weir stars in FX's series "The Comedians" as Kristen, the anxiety-ridden producer of a late-night comedy sketch show.

Stephnie Weir is most famous for her unforgettable characters — including Anna Nicole Smith and Sharon Osbourne — on the hit show "MADtv," which aired on FOX and Comedy Central. She is an alum of Chicago's famous Second City Theater.

From an early age, Stephnie Weir was interested in acting and pursued traditional theater. She attended Odessa Junior College, where
Stephnie Weir
Stephnie Weir
Stephnie Weir - © Sean Hagwell
she studied Theatre and Broadcast Communication, while working as a mail carrier, and performing in plays including "Oklahoma!" and "The Firebug" at Odessa's Globe Theatre. In 1989 she met and married Sean Benjamin, and together they moved to Edwardsville, Illinois, where Stephnie attended Southern Illinois University and took classes in women's studies and anthropology. It wasn't until 1993 that Stephnie discovered comedy and improvisation. 1993 was also the year that she divorced her first husband, and it wasn't until 1999 that she married Robert Dassie.

Stephnie went through the Second City Training Centre and had the chance to perform and test new works at the ImprovOlympic on teams like "Armando Diaz", the all-female "Jane", two-person improv "Naked" and three-person improv "Trio." Impressed by Stephnie's immense talents, Improv instructors Noah Gregoropoulos and Mick Napier encouraged Weir to audition for the Second City Mainstage. Her audition was successful and Stephnie wrote and performed in a number of Mainstage reviews including "Promise Keepers, Losers Weepers" (1997), "The Psychopath Not Taken" (1998) and "Second City 4.0" (1999). In July 2000, she was invited to audition for "MADtv," and commenced her time on the show as a featured player in episode #607, which originally aired on November 18, 2000. She continued on the series until 2006.

Since then, Stephnie has starred in ABC's comedy series "Big Day" and has appeared in episodes of "Modern Family," "Weeds," "FlashForward," "'Til Death" and "Joey."


How old is Stephnie Weir? Find out here.

Age: 48 years old
Birthday: November 28, 1967
Birthplace: Odessa, TX
Husband: Sean Benjamin (1989-1993)
Robert Dassie (1999)

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