Jane Curtin

Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947)[1] is an American actress and comedian. First coming to prominence as an original cast member on the hit TV comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1975, she went on to win back-to-back Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series on the 1980s sitcom Kate & Allie portraying the role of Allison "Allie" Lowell. Curtin later starred in the hit series 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001), playing the role of Dr. Mary Albright.

Jane Curtin
Curtin in 1989
Born
Jane Therese Curtin

(1947-09-06) September 6, 1947 (age 74)
Alma materElizabeth Seton Junior College (A.A., 1967)
Northeastern University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1971–present
Known forKate & Allie
Spouse(s)
Patrick Lynch
(m. 1975)
Children1
RelativesValerie Curtin (cousin)

Curtin has also appeared in many movie roles, including Charlene in The Librarian series of movies (2004–2008). She reprised one of her Saturday Night Live characters, Prymaat (Clorhone) Conehead, in the 1993 film Coneheads. She is sometimes referred to as the "Queen of Deadpan".[2] The Philadelphia Inquirer once called her a "refreshing drop of acid".[3] She was included on a 1986 list of the "Top Prime Time Actors and Actresses of All Time".[4]


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