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Date Of BirthJune 13, 1969
FactWas engaged to actor and comedian Jack Black and was with him from 1997 until 2005.

Laura Kightlinger is an American comedian, actress, writer, and producer. She is known for her work on television shows such as Saturday Night Live, Will & Grace, and The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman.

Kightlinger was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 13, 1965. Her parents are both from working-class families of Irish descent. Kightlinger has two older sisters. She was raised in a Catholic household and attended Catholic schools.

Kightlinger began her career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1990s. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Politically Incorrect. She has also had roles in films such as Black Sheep and Superstar.

In 2006, Kightlinger created, wrote, and starred in The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, a comedy series about a struggling actress in Hollywood. The show aired for two seasons on the Independent Film Channel.

Kightlinger is divorced and has no children. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Full NameLaura Kightlinger
Date Of BirthJune 13, 1969
Height1.72 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Presenter, Comedian, Voice Actor, Film director
EducationSouthwestern Central High School, Emerson College


PartnerJack Black


NominationsSatellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy
MoviesShallow Hal, Daddy Day Care, Kung Fu Panda, Kicking & Screaming, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Pootie Tang, Must Love Dogs, DysEnchanted, Who's the Caboose?, Rebound, Mama's Boy, Run Ronnie Run!, Melvin Goes to Dinner, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, The Truth About Lies, The Thin Pi...
TV ShowsThe Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, Lucky Louie, Tenacious D, Take My Wife

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1I guess I just feel bad that I'm still going on bad dates when I should really be in a bad marriage by now.
2I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress like me in parades when I'm dead.
3I used to think drinking was the only way to be happy. Now I know there is no way to be happy.


1Was engaged to actor and comedian Jack Black and was with him from 1997 until 2005.
2Has won three Best Documentary Awards (Boston Film Fest., Beverly Hills Film Fest. and Empire Film Fest.) for the documentary she directed and produced about the Rockefeller Drug Laws: 60 Spins Around the Sun (2003).
3Hosted Stand-Up Stand-Up (1992) for Comedy Central (a show showing clips of different stand-up comedians).




Laura Gets Adopted2015Short executive producer completed
2 Broke Girls2011-2015TV Series consulting producer - 67 episodes
Undateable2014TV Series consulting producer - 1 episode
Super Fun Night2014TV Series consulting producer - 1 episode
Drunk & Disorderly2012TV Movie executive producer
$#*! My Dad Says2010-2011TV Series consulting producer - 14 episodes
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman2006-2007TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes
Will & GraceTV Series consulting producer - 120 episodes, 2000 - 2006 co-producer - 1 episode, 2001
Dependable People2001Short producer


The Outdoorsman2017post-productionKerry
Laura Gets Adopted2015Short completed
The Comedy Show Show2016TV Series
The Truth About Lies2016Ms. Harris
Take My Wife2016TV SeriesFrances
Filthy Preppy Teen$2015TV SeriesParker's Mom
2 Broke Girls2015TV SeriesVeronica
TripTank2014TV SeriesLaura Kightlinger
Drunk & Disorderly2012TV MovieGina Girardi
The Life & Times of Tim2012TV SeriesAmy Gravitt
Pretend Time2010-2011TV SeriesEllen's Mother / Southern Woman
Workaholics2011TV SeriesSharon
Some Guy Who Kills People2011Coach Faxon
$#*! My Dad Says2011TV SeriesNancy
Talking Hedz2011Short
American Heroine2011TV SeriesJune
Welcome to the Jungle Gym2010ShortMrs. James
Cougar 1012009/IIVideo shortCougar
Kung Fu Panda2008Awed Ninja (voice)
Mama's Boy2007Mert's Secretary
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman2006-2007TV SeriesJackie Woodman
Lucky Louie2006-2007TV SeriesTina
Will & Grace2000-2006TV SeriesNurse Sheila / Sheila / Nurse
The Shaggy Dog2006Ms. Foster - Teacher
Must Love Dogs2005Marcia
Rebound2005Car Re-Po Lady
Kicking & Screaming2005Donna Jones
Man with a Van2004TV MovieMeridith
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie2004VideoDonna
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004Donna
Down with Love2003Receptionist
Daddy Day Care2003Sheila
Melvin Goes to Dinner2003Laura
Run Ronnie Run2002Birthday Woman
The Lewis Lectures2002TV MovieWinky (voice)
Dependable People2001Short
Shallow Hal2001Jen
Pootie Tang2001Anchor Woman
The Independent2000Diana
X-Chromosome1999TV SeriesBitchy Bitch (voice)
Who's the Caboose?1999Gwenn
The Thin Pink Line1998Amber Jean Rose
Murphy Brown1998TV SeriesSecretary #89
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works1997TV SeriesGroupie
Mr. Show with Bob and David1995-1997TV SeriesStep-Fairy Godmother / Audience member
The Nanny1997TV SeriesKiki Hanson
Get Serious: Seven Deadly Sins1996TV Mini-Series
Saturday Night Special1996TV SeriesVarious
Burnzy's Last Call1995Radio Newswoman (voice)
The Weinerville Chanukah Special1995TV MovieFemale Shopper
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1995TV SeriesLaura
Saturday Night Live1994-1995TV SeriesVarious Connie Chung Mary Hart ...
Tom1994TV SeriesMiss Finch
Roseanne1994TV SeriesMarge
Ice Cream1993ShortWoman
Caesar's Salad1990Short


Saturday Night SpecialTV Series 4 episodes, 1996 writer - 2 episodes, 1996
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1995TV Series additional material - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1994-1995TV Series writer - 20 episodes
Laura Gets Adopted2015Short writer completed
Gay Skit Happens2016TV Series
2 Broke GirlsTV Series written by - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Drunk & Disorderly2012TV Movie creator
Pretend Time2010TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Les chats2010Video short
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman2006-2007TV Series writer - 16 episodes
Will & Grace2000-2005TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Comedy Central Presents2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dependable People2001Short
Daria1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pulp Comics: Laura Kightlinger1997TV Special documentary
Get Serious: Seven Deadly Sins1996TV Mini-Series 1 episode


The Crazy Ones2013-2014TV Series creative consultant - 14 episodes
X-Chromosome1999TV Series script consultant
Random Play1999TV Series creative consultant - 3 episodes


Laura Gets Adopted2015Short completed
Les chats2010Video short
60 Spins Around the Sun2003Documentary
Dependable People2001Short


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004special thanks


TripTank2014TV SeriesHerself (voice)
All Growz Up with Melinda Hill2013TV SeriesHerself
Real Time with Bill Maher2005-2009TV SeriesNadya Suleman / Woman in Vioxx ad
Lucky Louie: A Week in the Life2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHerself
Just for Laughs2005TV SeriesHerself
Dinner for Five2004TV SeriesHerself
Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks2003Video documentaryBackstage Betty (HBO shorts)
Comedy Central Presents2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 20012001TV SpecialHerself
Late Friday2001TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-2001TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show1999-2000TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Correspondent
Random Play1999TV SeriesHerself
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1998TV SeriesHerself
Comics Come Home 41998TV MovieHerself
Pulp Comedy1997TV SeriesHerself
Comics on Delivery1997TV SeriesHerself
Pulp Comics: Laura Kightlinger1997TV Special documentaryHerself
Loveline1996TV SeriesHerself / Co-Host (1997)
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1996TV SeriesHerself
HBO Comedy Showcase1995TV Series
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesHimself
Comics Come Home1995TV MovieHerself
United States of Television1994TV Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
Stand-Up Stand-Up1992TV Series documentaryHost
Women of the Night 31991TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny!2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryQuiz Kings Assistant (uncredited)


Won Awards

2005Jury AwardBeverly Hills Film FestivalBest Documentary60 Spins Around the Sun (2003)

Nominated Awards

2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalThe Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesWill & Grace (1998)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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