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Jerry Seinfeld
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Birth Name: Jerome Seinfeld
Birthdate: April 29, 1954
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Occupations: Actor, Writer, Comedian, Producer
Quote: On wanting to move back to New York City: "After a while in Los Angeles, you're not going to be funny anymore. I feel like I have a certain amount of oxygen left from being out here, and eventually, I won't be funny. It just slowly ebbs away, because the environment is very unfunny. L.A. is very unfunny. Out here, they exterminate it. In New York, you breed it; it's in the air. The garbagemen have it, the mailmen have it--everybody has it." - Rolling Stone magazine, September 22, 1994
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Claim to Fame: Starred in popular NBC comedy series Seinfeld (1989-1998)

Significant Other(s):
Wife: Jessica Sklar; married December 25, 1999
Jennifer Crittenden, screenwriter; wrote for Seinfeld; dated summer 1998
Shoshanna Lonstein; born 1975; together 1993-1997
Carol Leifer, comedian, screenwriter, producer; reportedly the model for the character of Elaine on Seinfeld

Family:
Father: Kalman Seinfeld; died 1985
Mother: Betty Seinfeld; born 1915
Sister: Carolyn Liebling (née Seinfeld), Seinfeld's business manager; born 1952
Daughter: Sascha Seinfeld; born November 7, 2000

Biography
Wisecracking, deadpan American stand-up comedian whose work has been characterized by the NEW YORK TIMES as "keenly observed, carefully timed, contemplative humor about life's minutiae, people's foibles and mankind's quotidian moments of angst." Typical material for Seinfeld is his signature breakfast cereal routine or his observations on subjects ranging from dry cleaning fluid ("What the hell is dry cleaning fluid? It's not a fluid if it's dry") to scuba diving ("a great activity, where your main goal is not to die"). Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Seinfeld began cutting his show business teeth immediately after graduation from college.

Filmography
Laughing Out Loud, Vol. 5 (2001)
The Concert For New York City (2001)
Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You For the Last Time - Live on Broadway (1999)
Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld (1994)
It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1987)
Playboy Comedy Roast: Tommy Chong (1986)
Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Being Me (1986)
The Ratings Game (1984)

Awards:
1988: American Comedy: Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic
1992: American Comedy: Funniest Actor in a TV Series, Seinfeld
1993: Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series, Seinfeld
1993: Golden Globe: Best Actor in a TV Series (comedy or musical), Seinfeld
1993: Golden Globe: Best Television Series (comedy or musical), Seinfeld
1994: Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Seinfeld
1996: Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Seinfeld
1997: Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Seinfeld
1998: People's Choice: Favorite TV Comedy Series, Seinfeld

Factoids:
Portrayed Martini in Queens College production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Seinfeld has practiced Zen meditation since the early 1970s

Education:
State University of New York at Oswego
Queens College of the City University of New York in Flushing; B.A., theater and communications, 1976

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