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Susie Essman stars as the venomous Susie Greene in the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy series "Curb Your Enthusiasm. "Susie (Greene, not Essman) is the no-nonsense wife of Larry David's rotund, cheerful agent Jeff Greene (Jeff Garlin). Mrs. Greene will not suffer a fool or overlook the slightest slight; she invariably sees through every one of Larry and Jeff's lies and mischievous ploys and rips into them. These hilarious bouts of withering sarcasm and uninhibited insults have become her character's
Susie Essman on "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Susie Essman Curb Your Enthusiasm
trademark and helped her to become one of the most popular players on the show.

Robert B. Weide, Executive producer (and director of half of the show's thirty episodes) says "What I love about the character Susie Greene is that no matter how much Larry thinks he's in control of a given situation, Susie just walks in and cuts him off at the knees. It's like "King Kong Versus Godzilla." Kong is a pretty formidable character, but once Godzilla shoots her laser fire breath at him, all he can do is recoil in agony. He's helpless against her wrath. She alone has the power to devastate him. It's a thing of beauty."

The New York Observer (which calls her "fantastic") says "she's taken female cursing to longshoreman levels, pummeling her bumbling, barrel-bodied husband with potty-mouthed invectives like 'You fat f***!'" Susie Essman's streetwise vernacular also suggests the contrast between the show's L.A. setting and her real life preferred location—New York. The Manhattan-based Susie Essman is a veteran of the world of standup comedy, logging thousands of performances on the Gotham comedy circuit. Susie Essman has appeared in her own half-hour HBO comedy special, hosted the American Comedy Awards, and performed on Comedy Central's "The Friar's Roast of Jerry Stiller", "Politically Incorrect" and "The Tonight Show." Susie Essman's other television credits include appearances on "Law and Order', "The King Of Queens", and "Baby Boom." Susie Essman has appeared in the films "Keeping The Faith", "The Siege", "Volcano" and "Punchline."

Susie Essman's talent and audacity made her a natural choice to perform off-Broadway in the play "The Vagina Monologues." Susie Essman was the voice of Helen Higgins in the puppet animation/crank call series "Crank Yankers" on Comedy Central; she also appeared in the seen in the movie "The Man". " If you live in the New York area you can catch Susie Essman regularly at Carolines or Stand Up NY.




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SUSIE ESSMAN: FACTS

How old is Susie Essman? Find out here.

Age: 61 years old
Birthday: May 31, 1955
Birthplace: Mt. Vernon, NY
Husband: Jim Harder





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