Then Exxon suddenly transferred her dad to Texas, so the family uprooted itself again and returned to Houston.Up to that point, Garofalo's life had been fairly typical.

But the culture shock in her senior year of high school caused acute depression, and she got fat (5'1", 160 pounds).

After graduation, Garofalo headed off to Providence College in Rhode Island, where she decided to try stand-up comedy, which soon inspired the plump 20-year-old to undergo breast reduction surgery.

It prompted her to lose weight, after which she landed a couple of starring roles, in The Truth About Cats & Dogs and The Match Maker.

Both films were box office disappointments, and Garofalo subsequently landed back in the supporting actor classification.

(2003) · Patty Big Trouble (2-Apr-2002) Martin & Orloff (11-Mar-2002) Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (10-Mar-2002) · Herself The Laramie Project (10-Jan-2002) · Catherine Connolly The Search for John Gissing (11-Nov-2001) Wet Hot American Summer (23-Jan-2001) · Beth The Thin Pink Line (7-Oct-2000) The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (24-Jun-2000) · Minnie Mogul Titan A.

“I always beg my agents or even friends that are working on projects, 'Are there any good male parts?

In 2004, Garofalo began cohosting a daily talk show, The Majority Report, on the liberal Air America Radio network.

She left the network in July 2006, a month after her repeated voicing of support for the Scientology-backed New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project led to her cohost and producer walking out of a broadcast.

What isn't important is how fat I am and my face falling, that I don't have a man in my life, those things magazines waste a lot of time on.”Janeane Garofalo was born on September 28, 1964, in Newton, New Jersey, with her family relocating to Houston, Texas, during her adolescence.

She attended Providence College as an undergrad, majoring in history, and took up comedy as well, winning a Showtime-hosted talent search based in Rhode Island.

After graduating from Providence with a degree in history, Garofalo pursued her standup career in Boston.