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Amy Sedaris is a well-known American actress who played ‘Jerri Blank’ in the hit Comedy Central series ‘Strangers with Candy.’ She is a prolific writer and comedian in addition to being an actress, and she is linked to her writer-humorist brother, David Sedaris. ‘I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence,’ ‘Wigfield,’ and ‘Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People,’ to name a few, are among her works. Under the name ‘The Talent Family,’ she has also written a number of plays with her brother David, including ‘Stump the Host,’ ‘Stitches,’ and ‘One Woman Shoe.’ She was known for her hippy portrayals of stage and television roles throughout her career. She appeared in a number of popular movies for adults and children alike, including ‘School of Rock’ and ‘Shrek the Third,’ in addition to her print work and the show ‘Strangers with Candy.’ She also appeared in other shows such as ‘Monk,’ ‘Just Shoot Me,’ and ‘Sex and the City,’ and was also cast in a number of popular shows such as ‘Monk,’ ‘Just Shoot Me,’ and ‘Sex and Aside from her work, this stunning actress and writer run a cupcake and cheese ball business in her spare time.

Childhood and Adolescence

Amy Louise Sedaris was born in Endicott, New York, to Sharon and Lou Sedaris. David, Lisa, Gretchen, Tiffany, and Paul, her siblings, raised her in Raleigh, North Carolina.

She worked as a cashier at the ‘Winn-Dixie supermarket when she was a teenager, but she was fired. She later worked as a cocktail waitress at a Chicago comedy club before being fired.

In 1991, she made her television debut as Topas Radulavitch in the film ‘Big Deals.’ She was also a part of ‘The Second City,’ a Chicago-based improvisational troupe, and ‘Annoyance Theatre’ during this time.

The Career of Amy

In 1995, she earned her first break on Comedy Central’s ‘Exit 57,’ which aired for three seasons. She appeared in the films ‘Bad Bosses Go to Hell’ and ‘Commandments’ two years later.

‘One Woman Show,’ ‘Incident at Cobbler’s Knob,’ and ‘The Little Frieda Mysteries’ were among the plays she co-authored with her brother, David Sedaris, until 1997.
She starred in the films Wheels of Fury,’ ‘Strangers with Candy: Retardation, a Celebration,’ and ‘Six Days Seven Nights,’ all of which were released in 1998.

She played the renowned ‘Jerri Blank’ in the blockbuster Comedy Central show ‘Strangers with Candy’ from 1999 to 2000, appearing in 30 episodes. She appeared in the television shows ‘Fling’ and ‘Just Shoot Me’ the following year.

She is a writer as well as an actress. In 2003, she co-wrote the text-and-picture novel “Wigfield” with Steven Colbert and Paul Dinello. She appeared in the films ‘School of Rock’ and ‘Elf’ the same year.

She appeared in the films Neurotica,’ ‘My Baby’s Daddy,’ ‘Strangers with Candy,’ ‘Bewitched,’ ‘Romance & Cigarettes,’ ‘Chicken Little,’ ‘Full Grown Men,’ and ‘I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With’ between 2004 and 2006. She also authored a monthly advice piece for ‘The Believer’ at this time.

During this time, she appeared in the television shows ‘Ed,’ ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ ‘The Colbert Report,’ ‘Sesame Street,’ and ‘My Name is Earl.’ She published ‘I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence’ in 2006.

The actress had a very busy year in 2007, starring in films such as ‘Snow Angels,’ ‘Dedication,’ ‘Shrek the Third,’ and ‘Puberty: The Movie.’ ‘Andy Barker, P.I.’ and ‘Rescue Me’ were two of her television appearances. The following year, she appeared on ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’ as the ‘Tooth Fairy.’

She appeared in the films Gym Teacher: The Movie,’ ‘Space Buddies,’ ‘Tanner Hall,’ ‘Jennifer’s Body,’ ‘The Best and the Brightest,’ and ‘Puss in Boots’ between 2008 and 2011. She also wrote the book ‘Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People!’ around this time.

She also appeared on the sitcoms American Dad!,’ ‘The Middle,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ during this period.
She appeared in more television shows than films from 2012 to 2013, including ’30 Rock’ and ‘The Heart, She Holler.’

Amy’s Major Projects

Her crowning achievement is her portrayal of ‘Jerry Blank,’ the main character on Comedy Central’s ‘Strangers with Candy.’ This is widely considered to be one of her best works. Despite being discontinued after three seasons, the show was placed ‘#30’ on TV Guide’s ‘Top Cult Shows Ever’ list. The show was so popular that it was adapted into a film with the same name.

Personal History and Legacy

Paul Dinello, her ‘Strangers with Candy’ co-star, was in a relationship with her. They were together for eight years before parting ways. They’ve stayed close friends since their breakup, and she’s now the godmother to his son.

She has stated that she is not interested in marrying or starting a family.
Aside from acting, she owns and operates ‘Dusty Food Cupcakes,’ a cupcake and cheeseball business out of her kitchen.
She is a staunch supporter of PETA.

Estimated Net worth

Amy Sedaris is an actor and comedian from the United States with a net worth of $12 million. Amy Sedaris’ net worth is derived from her work as an author, actress, and comedian.

Sedaris is the youngest of six children, having been born in March 1961. She is most recognized for her performance in Comedy Central’s Strangers with Candy, in which she played Jerri Blank, the main character.


This well-known American actress, well known for her role in the film Strangers with Candy,’ also works as a waiter at ‘Mary’s Fish Camp’ on occasion.