Sandra Bernhard Biography (1955-)

Born June 6, 1955, in Flint, MI; daughter of Jerome (a proctologist) and Jeanette (a painter) Bernhard; children: Cicely Yasin. Addresses: Agent: Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA90069.; Publicist: Baker Winokur Ryder NY, 909 Third Ave., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10022; Untitled Entertainment, 23 East 22 St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY10010.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, comedienne, music producer, singer
Birth Details
June 6, 1955
Flint, Michigan

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Voice, Shogun Assassin, Universal, 1980
  • Angie, Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (also known as Nice Dreams), Columbia, 1981
  • Marsha, The King of Comedy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • (Uncredited) The Muppets Take Manhattan, TriStar, 1984
  • Angel Dutton, The House of God, 1984
  • Grouch waitress, Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (also known as Follow That Bird), Warner Bros., 1985
  • Perfect, Columbia, 1985
  • (Uncredited) The Whoopee Boys, Paramount, 1986
  • Nurse Stein, Track 29, Island, 1988
  • Actress/comedienne, Heavy Petting, Academy Entertainment, 1988
  • (Uncredited) Casual Sex?, Universal, 1988
  • Without You I'm Nothing, Management Company Entertainment Group, 1990
  • Minerva Mayflower, Hudson Hawk, TriStar, 1991
  • Madonna: Truth or Dare (also known as In Bed with Madonna and Truth or Dare), Miramax, 1991
  • Imogene, Inside Monkey Zetterland (also known as Monkey Zetterland), IRS Releasing, 1992
  • Herself, Sandra Bernhard: Confessions of a Pretty Lady (documentary), BBC Enterprises, 1993
  • Dallas Adair, Dallas Doll, Artistic License Films, 1994
  • Herself, Catwalk (documentary), Arrow Releasing, 1995
  • The Reggae Movie (documentary), Trimedia, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Unzipped, Miramax, 1995
  • La premiere queteuse, Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinema (alsoknown as Les cent et une nuits, A Hundred and One Nights of Simon Cinema, and A Hundred and One Nights), 1995
  • Bunny Roberts, Plump Fiction, Rhino, 1996
  • Marci Guerra, Lover Girl (also known as Lover Girls), Peninsula Films/Dream Entertainment, 1997
  • Ann Glover, Burn, Hollywood, Burn: An Alan Smithee Film (also known as An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn), Hollywood Pictures/Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Betty, Somewhere in the City, 1998
  • Sandy Sands, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (also known as Ed Wood's I Woke Up Early the Day I Died), Muse Productions, 1998
  • Dr. Fridley, Wrongfully Accused (also known as Leslie Nielsen Ist Sehr Verdaechtig, Sehr Verdaechtig, and Unter Falschem V), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Voice of God, One Hell of a Guy, 1998
  • Janet, Expose, 1998
  • Voice of Cassandra, Hercules: Zero to Hero (animated), 1999
  • Jennifer Freely, Dinner Rush, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Bibi Carlson, Playing Mona Lisa, Buena Vista, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Zoolander, Paramount, 2001
  • Herself, Shot at the Top: The Making of "The King of Comedy" (documentary short film), 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2002
  • Ola, The Third Date, Trio, 2003
  • Sherry Dansen, Searching for Bobby D, 2004
  • Film Music Producer
  • Without You I'm Nothing, Management Company Entertainment Group, 1990
  • Stage Appearances
  • Sandra Bernhard: Without You I'm Nothing (solo show), Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Giving Till It Hurts, 1992
  • I'm Still Here ... Damn It! (solo show), Orpheum Theatre, 1998-1999
  • The Love Machine, Jane Street Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Inshallah, Joe's Pub, New York City, 2001
  • Excuses Part II, Ars Nova Theater, New York City, 2003
  • Major Tours
  • I'm Still Here ... Damn It! (solo show), U.S. cities, 1998-1999
  • Hero Worship, U.S. cities, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Nancy Bartlett Thomas, a recurring role, Roseanne, ABC, 1991-1997
  • Cohost, The A-List, Comedy Central, 1992-1993
  • Host, Reel Wild Cinema with Sarah Bernhard (also known as Film-Zilla with Sarah Bernhard, Reel Wild Cinema, and Reel Wild Sinema with Sarah Bernhard), USA Network, 1996
  • Voice of Cassandra, Disney's Hercules (animated; also known as Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • Host, The Sandra Bernhard Experience, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Movies
  • Frieda Debny, "Freaky Friday," The ABC Family Movie (also known asDisney Family Films), ABC, 1995
  • Herself, The Late Shift, HBO, 1996
  • J. T. Wayne, Apocalypse, Sci-Fi Channel, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Sheila Fontana, Silver Lake, UPN, 2004
  • Specials
  • "Just for Laughs" (also known as "Juste pour rire"), Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1987
  • The Prince's Trust Gala, TBS, 1989
  • Decade (also known as MTV's Decade), MTV, 1989
  • Save the Planet: A CBS/Hard Rock Cafe Special (also known as The Hard Rock Cafe Presents Save the Planet), CBS, 1990
  • Host, Living in America, VH1, 1990
  • First Person with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1990
  • Host, "Women of the Night III," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1991
  • Host, Sandra after Dark, with Your Hostess, Sandra Bernhard, HBO,1992
  • The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday, NBC, 1992
  • Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2, HBO, 1992
  • Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (documentary), HBO, 1993
  • Freaks, Nerds, and Weirdos: An MTV News Special Report, MTV, 1994
  • Extreme Comedy, ABC, 1996
  • Kitty Price, "Museum of Love" (also known as "Anything for Love"), Directed By, Showtime, 1996
  • "Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO,1997
  • Host, Comedy Central's Hi-Fi Party, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Sandra Bernhard: I'm Still Here ... Damn It!, HBO, 1998
  • Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Herself, FY2K: Graham Norton Live, 1999
  • Narrator, Angie Dickinson: Tinseltown's Classiest Broad (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Voice of Bluebird, Rip Van Winkle: An Animated Special from "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" Series (animated), HBO, 2000
  • Sandra Bernhard: Giving Them Up (documentary), 2001
  • Herself, The Comedy Store: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Herself, 100 Sexiest Artists (also known as VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists), VH1, 2002
  • Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen (documentary), 2003
  • Herself, Jerry Lewis: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Herself, Totally Gay! (documentary; also known as VH1's TotallyGay!), 2003
  • Presenter, The 2003 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert DeNiro, USA Network, 2003
  • Introducing Graham Norton, Comedy Central, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Honoree, 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,Comedy Central, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 16th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1995
  • The 23rd Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1996
  • Host, The 9th Annual Gotham Awards, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Herself, "The Richard Pryor Special?," The Richard Pryor Show, 1977
  • Punk Monk, America 2-Night, 1978
  • The Midnight Special, 1980
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Karen, "The Night Caller," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1985
  • Rat, "O.D. Feelin'," The Hitchhiker, 1986
  • Herself, The Full Wax, 1991
  • Sheila, "Top Billing," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1991
  • Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated, 1991
  • Herself, The Howard Stern Show, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1994, 1988
  • Herself, Clive Anderson Talks Back, 1994
  • Herself, "Arthur after Hours," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995
  • Herself, "Larry's on Vacation," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995
  • Herself, "Jerk," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network, 1995
  • Sheila Truitt, "Right to Life," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Celebrity contestant, Jeopardy!, syndicated, 1996
  • Ms. Sorenson, "City Beautification," Clueless, ABC, 1996
  • Carolyn Marsh, "Dramatic License," Highlander, syndicated, 1996
  • Voice of herself, "A Journey for the Betterment of People," Dr. Katz,Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1996
  • Caroline Poop, "Drawing the Lines," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1997
  • Caroline Poop, "The Dirty Joke," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1997
  • Voice of Gsptlsnz, "Msyzpixilated," Superman (animated), 1997
  • Voice of Sarah Baker, "Partners in Danger Chapter 5: Partners," Spider-Man (animated), 1997
  • Voice of warden, "Aged Heat 2: Women in Heat," Duckman (animated),1997
  • Herself, Instant Comedy with the Groundlings, 1998
  • Herself, The Roseanne Show, 1998
  • Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Cora DeFarge, "All You Need Is Val," V.I.P., syndicated, 2000
  • Gina, "D-Girl," The Sopranos, HBO, 2000
  • Herself, "Swimming Pools ... Movie Stars," Will & Grace, NBC,2001
  • Herself, "Someone Old, Someplace New," Will & Grace, NBC, 2002
  • Herself, V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002
  • The View, 2002
  • Alberta Danner, "Well Endowed," L.A. Dragnet, ABC, 2003
  • "VH1's One Hit Wonders Presents: Star Tracks," One Hit Wonders, VH1, 2003
  • Priscilla Chaney, "Desperate," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: S.V.U.), NBC, 2003
  • Herself, "Kinder Gentler Hungrier: Part 2," The Real Roseanne Show, ABC, 2003
  • Marcia, "And Baby Makes Four," Girlfriends, UPN, 2003
  • Herself, NY Graham Norton, 2004
  • Herself, The Graham Norton Effect, 2004
  • Also appeared as Cleopatra, A. J.'s Time Travelers; a beauty contestant, Fernwood 2-Night.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, The Sandra Bernhard Experience, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Specials
  • Coexecutive producer, Sandra after Dark, with Your Hostess, Sandra Bernhard, HBO, 1992
  • Creator and executive producer, Sandra Bernhard: I'm Still Here ... Damn It!, HBO, 1998
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • I'm Your Woman, Mercury, 1985
  • Without You I'm Nothing, Enigma, 1989
  • Excuses for Bad Behavior, Part I, 1994
  • Somewhere in the City, 1998
  • Stormy Weather, 1998
  • I'm Still Here ... Damn It!, 1999
  • The Love Machine, 2001
  • Hero Worship, 2002
  • Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen, 2003
  • Excuses for Bad Behavior, Part 2, 2004
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in Cracker's "Low."
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With John Boskovich) Without You I'm Nothing (based on her solo stage show), Management Company Entertainment Group, 1990
  • Television Specials
  • Sandra Bernhard: I'm Still Here ... Damn It!, HBO, 1998
  • Television Episodes
  • Wrote The Richard Pryor Show; The Sandra Bernhard Experience.
  • Stage Shows
  • Sarah Bernhard: Without You I'm Nothing (solo), produced at Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • The Love Machine, produced at Jane Street Theatre, New York City,2000
  • Books
  • Confessions of a Pretty Lady, Harper, 1988
  • Love, Love, and Love, HarperCollins, 1993
  • May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra?, 1998
  • Coauthor of eight songs for the record album I'm Your Woman, Mercury, 1985. Contributor to magazines, including Interview, Spin,and Vanity Fair.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 137, Gale, 1992
    • Newsmakers 89, Gale, 1989, p. 32-33
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • The Advocate, September 25, 2001, p. 79; March 5, 2002, p. 54
    • Daily News, March 27, 1988; May 29, 1988
    • Harper's Bazaar, October, 1998, p. 278
    • Interview, August, 1989, p. 130; March, 1990, p. 136; August, 1994, p. 96
    • New York, February 21, 1983, p. 36
    • People Weekly, September 10, 1990, p. 67
    • Rolling Stone, November 3, 1988, p. 76
    Electronic
    • Sandra Bernhard Official Site, http://www.sandrabernhard.com, August 6, 2004

    User Contributions:

    Barry Schnare
    Report this comment as inappropriate
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
    Did Sandra every do any studying ( the Arts) in Clevland in the mid to late 60"s?
    Barry

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