Carol Leifer


Date Of Birth

July 27, 1956


Comedian Carol Leifer was born on July 27, 1956 in East Williston, New York. She comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and her mother was a psychologist while her father was an optometrist. She took up a degree in theater from Binghamton University and later began performing at New York's Commic Strip. She soon found herself as a writer, producer and actor. She became part of shows like Seinfeld and is credited as the creator of the short-lived The Ellen Show. She also had her own special, titled Carol Doesn't Leifer Anymore. She continued her career as a stand-up comic, even performing on Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. She also had a turn as a writer on Saturday Night Live, in addition to earning praise for her work on Dr. Katz, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Carol Leifer also hosted four seasons of A&E's Caroline's Comedy Hour and starred in the WB sitcom Alright Already. Despite its critical acclaim, it only lasted for one season. Soon, she found herself working on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement. She also became a contestant for NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice but was the first one to be fired from the boardroom. Other credits of hers include a book of humorous essays titled When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win.

Place of Birth

East Williston, New York

Birth Name

Carol Leifer



Fun Facts

- She divorced her husband Ritch Shydner in 1987. She later lived with her partner, Lori Wolf and adopted a son they named Bruno Leifer-Wolf.



2010: Howard Stern on Demand (TV series)
2009: Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV series) - Carol
2007: Bee Movie - Press Person #1 (voice)
2007: Rules of Engagement (TV series) - Other Shopper
2006: Will & Grace (TV series) - Nancy
2003: The Alan Brady Show (TV movie) (voice)
1999: It's Like, You Know... (TV series) - Connie/Facilitator
1997-1998: Alright Already (TV series) - Carol Lerner
1997: The Naked Truth (TV series) - Sissy Daniels-Polonsky
1995-1996: Seinfeld (TV series) - Barbara - Bank Employee/Receptionist/Relative
1995: Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV series) - Carol
1993: Civil Wars (TV series)
1992: Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (TV movie) - Angry Mom
1991: Sibs (TV series)
1991: Dream On (TV series) - Nicki Rosen
1988: Superman 50th Anniversary (TV documentary) - Beth Lewis - Lois Lane's Best Friend
1987: Jerry Seinfeld: Stand-Up Confidential (TV movie) - Cast Member
1985: Desperately Seeking Susan - Party Guest

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