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Nora Dunn

Birth Date: April 29, 1952 / Age: 65
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Biography: Nora got her start working at the infamous Second City comedy troupe where she was eventually spotted by Saturday Night Live casting directors and then joined the SNL cast in 1985. The 1985 season proved a critical and ratings disaster, and she was one of only three cast members who weren't fired at its end (the others were Jon Lovitz and Dennis Miller).
As part of the 1986 cast including Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks and others, Dunn would be part of what was considered the show's second golden age. Although she never became one of its breakout stars, she was known backstage as a dependable supporting player. Her characters included one half of "The Sweeney Sisters" alongside Hooks, as well as talkshow host Pat Stevens and film buff Ashley Ashley.
In addition to her roles on television and film, Dunn performs her critically acclaimed 'one woman' show in theaters around the country. She recently completed a screenplay that she will direct and is the author of a book, Nobody's Rib.


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Sisters (1991) ... Norma Lear (1993-1996)

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Boycotted a "Saturday Night Live" (1975) episode in May 1990 because controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay was hosting the show.

She was a graduate from the Art institute of Chicago and also studied at the Jean Sheldon Acting Workshop in San Francisco.

Dunn made headlines in 1990 by boycotting an episode which was hosted by comedian Andrew Dice Clay (she found his misogynistic humor offensive) and left the show soon after.

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