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July 24, 1973 |
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, writer|
|John Ross Bowie (m. 2004)|
Jamie Denbo (born July 24, 1973) is an American actress and comedian best known as part of the comedy duo Ronna and Beverly with Jessica Chaffin. She's also known for co-starring in the FX series Terriers and appearing in films such as Spy, The Heat and Ghostbusters (2016).
Denbo was born and raised in suburban Boston, in Swampscott, Massachusetts. She is an only child. Her mother is from Montreal, and her father is from New Jersey near Philadelphia; both parents were raised in Orthodox Jewish households. Jamie attended a Jewish day school from kindergarten to sixth grade. Several of Jamie's summers were spent at Camp Tel Noar in Hampstead, New Hampshire where she starred as Wendy in "Peter Pan" among several other plays.
Early in her career, Denbo performed comedy at the Comedy Warehouse at Disney World's Pleasure Island in Orlando, Florida. She eventually moved to New York City where she began performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB), where she continues to perform, now at the UCB's Los Angeles division, often performing with her husband John Ross Bowie and her comedy partner Jessica Chaffin. She also teaches classes there. She performed stand-up comedy for Just For Laughs in Montreal and Aspen Comedy Festival. She and Chaffin were slated to star in a comedy film after their success as supporting characters in the comedy feature The Heat.
Denbo was one of the stars of the sitcom Happy Hour, playing the role of Tina Difabio. She also played Susan Jones on the Goodnight Burbank video podcast. On August 5, 2007 she returned as co-anchor on the show. Her pilot Ronna & Beverly (based on the popular stage show she performs with Jessica Chaffin at the UCB) aired as a comedy special on the Showtime network in December 2009. In 2011, Denbo and Chaffin started the Ronna and Beverly comedy podcast where they interview different celebrities each week.
In 2010, she co-starred as Maggie Lefferts on the FX series Terriers. She has frequently appeared in comedy segments on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She has made guest appearances on shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Happy Endings, The Life & Times of Tim, Reno 911!, Suburgatory, Bad Judge, Mike & Molly, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Mighty Med, Mulaney, Speechless and The Real O'Neals.
In December 2011, Denbo and Kerri Kenney-Silver made a pilot for Comedy Central called Dame Delilah's Rabbit Hole Ranch based on a web-series they previously created and starred in. Her screenplay for Best Buds was sold to Vendome Pictures in 2010 with Natalie Portman attached to produce and star. Denbo is also a contributing writer for The Huffington Post.
|1997||Last Night at Eddie's||Allison|
|2004||Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story||Jill Watson|
|2005||Must Love Dogs||Bertha|
|2009||Ronna & Beverly||Beverly Kahn-Ginsberg||TV Movie|
|2013||Dark Minions||Carly||TV Movie|
|2016||Get a Job||Sam's Mom|
|2013||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Hillary||Episode: "Christmas"|
|2013||Family Guy||Episode: "Boopa-dee Bappa-dee"|
|2013||Wendell & Vinnie||Cammie||Episode: "Of Mothers & Gardens"|
|2012-2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Maura Isles / Cindy Linderman||2 episodes|
|2013||Sam & Cat||Sharon||1 episode|
|2014||Mulaney||Sharisse||Episode: "Motif & the City"|
|2014||Mystery Girls||Rose Brack||Episode: "Death Rose"|
|2014||The Hotwives of Orlando||Whör Store Employee||Episode: "Pimps and Hoo-Ha's"|
|2014||Chasing Life||Psychic||Episode: "The Family That Lies Together"|
|2014||Hot in Cleveland||Julie||Episode: "Undercover Lovers"|
|2014||Bulimia: The Musical||Mother||Short|
|2014||Just for Laughs: All-Access||Ronna & Beverly||Episode: "Bobby Moynihan & Taran Killam"|
|2014||Trophy Wife||Iris||Episode: "The Minutes"|
|2014||About a Boy||Fiona's Female Boss||Episode: "About a Buble"|
|2014||The Crazy Ones||Katherine||Episode: "March Madness"|
|2014||Kroll Show||Dana Hawke / Reporter||2 episodes: "Bounce", "Oh Armond"|
|2015||Bad Judge||Carla Myers||Episode: "Case Closed"|
|2014-2015||Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Cleo Stevens||2 Episodes: "Rule #33: When in Doubt, Run Away", "Rule #21: Leave Childishness to the Children"|
|2016||Born Again Virgin||1 episode|
|2016||The Real O'Neals||Sam|
|2016||Sofia the First||Queen Everly / Sassofras||2 episodes|
|2016||Serious Music||Pamela||2 episodes: "Parody Vs. Plagiarism", "Kiss the Rings"|
|2016||Those Who Can't||Kathleen Donovan|
|2016||Mike & Molly||Officer Stoltz||Episode: "Cops on the Rocks"|
|2016||Difficult People||Rizzo||Episode: "Italian Pinata"|
|2016||The Good Place||Chef Patricia||Episode: "Jason Mendoza"|
|2014-2017||Orange is the New Black||Shelly Ginsberg||7 episodes|
|2017||Return of the Mac||Sam Kandor||7 episodes|
|2017||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Podcast Host||Episode: "Who Is Josh's Soup Fairy?"|
|2017||Speechless||Janet||Episode: "H-E-R-- HERO"|
|2017||Wrecked||Greta Liebowitz||Episode: "Poison"|
|2017||Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later||Bickering Wife||Episode: "Tigerclaw"|
|2017||I'm Sorry||Caroline||Episode: "Butt Bumpers"|