Judy Lynn Tenuta (born November 7, 1956) is an American comedian. She is noted for her brash onstage persona, alternating insult comedy with self-promotion as the "Love Goddess".
Tenuta gained notoriety as a wisecracking, accordion-wielding, self-proclaimed "Petite Flower and Love Goddess" during the mid 1980s. She has been featured in several productions of "Weird Al" Yankovic's, including The Weird Al Show as well as the music videos for "Headline News" and "White & Nerdy". She has also appeared on game shows such as Hollywood Squares, Street Smarts, and the 1998–1999 revival of Match Game. She did a series of TV ads for MTV and Diet Dr Pepper in the late 1980s, as well as her HBO, Showtime, and Lifetime specials that became popular and gained her a loyal following. She is also well known for her often quoted catch phrase "It could happen!"Her use of voice in her act has lent itself to voice-over work in several animated programs. This includes doing the voice of Edna on Duckman, Munch Kelly on Cow and Chicken in the banned episode "Buffalo Gals", Black Widow on Space Ghost Coast to Coast, and as herself in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. 1986: Tenuta appeared on British TV comedy show Saturday Live. 1986–1990: She made several guest appearances on the show of her favorite comedian, Joan Rivers. 1987: She became nationally known in her first HBO special Women of the Night, costarring Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, and Rita Rudner. 1988: She won Best Female Stand-Up Comic at The American Comedy Awards 1987–1988: She toured across the country with another of her favorite comedians, comedy legend George Carlin. 1988–1995: Frequent guest on morning radio show "Howard Stern" 1988: She became the "Spokes-Goddess" for a series of "Diet Dr. Pepper" commercials, and also filmed her second HBO special. 1991: She published her first book, The Power of Judyism, following up with an audio CD version in 1999. 1994: She was nominated for her first Grammy, for her comedy CD Attention Butt Pirates and Lesbetarians. 1995: Tenuta was nominated for her second Grammy, for her comedy CD In Goddess We Trust. 1996: Tenuta appeared as a drill sergeant, Sam Rottweiler, training gay men to defend themselves against bullies in the film Butch Camp. 1998: She conceived, produced, and starred in the film Desperation Boulevard, which was directed and written by Greg Glienna of Meet the Parents fame. 2001: Tenuta appeared on The View, dishing with Joy Behar, Star Jones, and Barbara Walters. 2005: Tenuta appeared in 2005 film Flirting with Anthony, as Jayleen the Motel Lady. 2007: She made a guest appearance as Mrs. Holler, the librarian, on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. She also had a pivotal role as "Margo the Cat Lady" in the Hilary Duff film Material Girls. 2011: She played Zinnia, a menacing, aging actress, in the independent film Going Down in LA-LA Land, and the Mother Nun in the independent horror comedy Sister Mary. She would go on to be nominated for Best Actress at the 2012 Laugh or Die Comedy Fest for her performance.
Início de Vida
One of nine siblings, Tenuta was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on November 7, 1956, into a Catholic family to a Polish mother, Joann, and an Italian father, Caesar.
Películas y Series de TV
Garlic and Gunpowder
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Scales: Mermaids Are Real
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I Am Sam Kinison
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1 Serie de TV
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Monsters on Main Street
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Why We Laugh: Funny Women
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Going Down in La-La Land
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1 Serie de TV
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1 Serie de TV
I Love the New Millennium
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1 Serie de TV
Cory en la Casa Blanca
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Flirting with Anthony
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1 Serie de TV
Manual de supervivencia escolar de Ned
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Comedia que parodia principalmente el popular film de Quentin Tarantino "Pulp Fiction", además de otros títulos famosos como "Reservoir Dogs", "Natural Born Killers", "Clerks" o "Nell".
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh?
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An ex-child star (Judy Tenuta) tries to reclaim her former fame.
1 Serie de TV
The Weird Al Show
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1 Serie de TV
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
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Circuitry Man II: Plughead Rewired
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El fantasma del Espacio de costa a costa
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Un vampiro en mi cama
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Negligee and Underpants Party
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Deep Throat Part II
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