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Maria Bamford

Biography

Stand-up comedian from California known on her behalf quirky style and vocal impressions. She celebrities in the Netflix series Woman Dynamite and can be a well-known tone of voice actress for cartoon series like Experience Period. She was an associate from the improv humor group Improverts in her early 20’s. She was an integral part of the all-star humor tour The Comedians of Humor, which spawned a 2005 documentary from the same name. Her dad was a health care provider in the U.S. Navy. She and Patton Oswalt had been two from the comedians presented within the Comedians of Humor tour.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth September 3, 1970
Place Of Birth Port Hueneme, CA
Height 1.68 m
Profession Comedian
Education University of Minnesota, Bates College, University of Edinburgh, Marshall High School
Nationality American
Spouse Scott Marvel Cassidy
Parents Marilyn Bamford, Joel Bamford
Siblings Sarah Bamford Seidelman
Movies Denial, Lucky Numbers, Stuart Little 2, Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure, The Comedians of Comedy, Barnyard, Held Up, Muffin Top: A Love Story, Hell and Back, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, Just for Laughs: Stand-Up: Vol. 2: On the Edge, Taxation Nation, We the Economy: Role of Gov 1: Taxation Nation
TV Shows Lady Dynamite, Adventure Time, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, WordGirl, CatDog, Benched, The Legend of Korra, Back at the Barnyard, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Golan the Insatiable, Talking Tom and Friends, Ugly Americans, The Trouble with Normal, Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island, Unsupervised, Ask My Mom, Arrested Development, BoJack Horseman, Sit Down, Shut Up, The Tom Show, Hey Monie!, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Comedians of Comedy
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#Fact
1 Before getting into comedy, she worked as an office secretary.
2 Los Angeles, California [August 2002]
3 Both of her parents and her sister are doctors.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Are Nothing 2016 TV Series post-production Narrator (2016)
WordGirl 2007-2016 TV Series Mrs. Botsford / Violet / Leslie / ...
Pig Goat Banana Cricket 2015-2016 TV Series B.A.R.F. / Delooney Hamshank / Ma Hamshank / ...
Star vs. the Forces of Evil 2016 TV Series Additional Voices
TripTank 2014-2016 TV Series Nancy / Karen / Baby / ...
Take My Wife 2016 TV Series Maria
BoJack Horseman 2014-2016 TV Series Kelsey Jannings Debra Roller Rink DJ ...
The Adventures of Puss in Boots 2015-2016 TV Series The Duchess Feejee Duchess
Talking Tom and Friends 2014-2016 TV Series Ginger / Ginger, Sitcom Actress / Ginger, Reporter / ...
Lady Dynamite 2016 TV Series Maria Bamford / Blossom / Blueberry / ...
Adventure Time 2010-2016 TV Series Additional Voices / Slime Princess / Wildberry Princess / ...
Fresh Off the Boat 2015-2016 TV Series Principal Thomas
HG Chicken and the Chronological Order 2016 TV Short Kristal
Ugly Mutt 2015 TV Movie Mom, Baby, Goat
Hell and Back 2015 Gloria (voice)
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero 2015 TV Series Additional Voices / Nug / Additional voices / ...
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game Manfried / Old Lady (voice)
Golan the Insatiable 2013-2015 TV Series Carole Beekler / Carole, Carole's Vestigial Twin
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell 2015 TV Series
Axe Cop 2015 TV Series Anita / Newscaster
Maron 2015 TV Series Maria Bamford
Clarence 2015 TV Series Dillis
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 TV Series Claire Coulter
Loiter Squad 2015 TV Series Warrior Princess
Benched 2014 TV Series Cheryl
The Legend of Korra 2012-2014 TV Series Pema / Ryu's Mom / Additional Voices / ...
Muffin Top: A Love Story 2014 Angelique
The Program 2014 TV Series Peace
Dead End 2014 TV Movie Pauline (voice)
Super-Pets 2013-2014 TV Series Robin Robin / Bat Cow
Bravest Warriors 2012-2014 TV Series Pixel / Grub / Princess Dysentery / ...
Chozen 2014 TV Series
Timms Valley 2013 TV Movie Genia Myers
Tales of Metropolis 2013 TV Series Lois Lane
Arrested Development 2013 TV Series Debrie Bardeaux
Kroll Show 2013 TV Series Denise / Denise Ryan
Unsupervised 2012 TV Series Megan's Mom / Rachel / Andrew's Mom / ...
Super F***ers 2012 TV Series Princess Sunshine
Louie 2012 TV Series Maria
Lucifer's Crewcut 2011 Short Elks Lodge Announcer
Major Lazer 2011 TV Movie Zola
Pretend Time 2011 TV Series Linda Martin
A Day in the Life of a Female Comedian 2011 Short Teacher
Bob's Burgers 2011 TV Series
Ugly Americans 2010 TV Series Galen / Various / Dolores
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 2010 TV Series Jackie
Held Up 2010 Video Rachel Gonzales
Crackdown 2 2010 Video Game voice
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule 2010 TV Series Cynthia Driscoll
The Sarah Silverman Program. 2010 TV Series May Kadoody
Sit Down Shut Up 2009 TV Series Marie Dembowitz / Mrs. Grohe / Actress in School Play
Back at the Barnyard 2007-2009 TV Series Mrs. Beady Woman #1C Lady C ...
The Steamer 2009 Short Maria
Held Up 2008 TV Movie Rachel Gonzales
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2007-2008 TV Series Maria the Cat Specialist / Candy Tails Commercial Announcer / TV Host
The McCaingels 2008 TV Series Wedding Planner
American Dad! 2007 TV Series Randy's Mother
The Right Now! Show 2007 TV Movie Various
Diggs Tailwagger 2007 TV Movie Alien-Ett / Crew Member / Public Announcer (voice)
Shorty McShorts' Shorts 2006 TV Series
Barnyard 2006 Mrs. Beady (voice)
Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island! 2005 TV Series Melody / The Waiting Lady
CatDog 1998-2005 TV Series Shriek / Tallulah / Girl / ...
Tom Goes to the Mayor 2005 TV Series Home Shopping Woman / Sandy
Home Movies 1999-2004 TV Series Erik's Girlfriend / Journal-Writing Instructor
Stella's Search for Sanity 2003 Short Lynn
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure 2003 Video Aranea / Button / Additional Voices (voice)
Hey Monie! 2003 TV Series Sex Education Teacher
Stuart Little 2 2002 Teacher
The Trouble with Normal 2000-2001 TV Series Dora
Escape from Monkey Island 2000 Video Game Brittany the Bank Teller (voice)
Lucky Numbers 2000 Wendy the Waitress
Men in Black: The Series 2000 TV Series
Hairballs 2000 TV Short voice
Hey Arnold! 1998-1999 TV Series Mayor Dixie / Stinky's Grandmother / Iggy's Mother
Dharma & Greg 1999 TV Series Sandy
Denial 1998/II Newscaster
The Tom Show 1998 TV Series Christy
Second City Headlines & News 1997 TV Series Cheryl Smith

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Program 2014 TV Series 2 episodes
Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special! 2012
The Right Now! Show 2007 TV Movie
Comedy Central Presents 2001-2007 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The Comedians of Comedy 2005 Documentary
The Martin Short Show 1999-2000 TV Series writer - 63 episodes
Second City Headlines & News TV Series staff writer - 30 episodes, 1997 contributing writer - 4 episodes, 1996

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lady Dynamite 2016 TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
The Program 2014 TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special! 2012 executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1994 TV Series fiddler - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Louise Log 2011 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stand Up Face the Fear 2008 Documentary
2008 Breakout Comedians 2008 TV Movie Herself
Jon & Kate Plus 8 2008 TV Series Herself
Heckler 2007 Documentary Herself
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at The Troubadour 2007 Video Herself
The Comedy Can Television Series 2007 TV Movie Herself
Comedy Central Presents 2001-2007 TV Series documentary Herself
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the El Rey 2006 Video Herself
The Ointment 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Comedians of Comedy 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Just for Laughs 2005 TV Series Herself
The Glass House 2004-2005 TV Series Herself
Rove Live 2005 TV Series Herself
The Comedians of Comedy 2005 Documentary Herself
Comedy Factory 2005 TV Series Herself
Stand Up! 2004 TV Series Herself
Funny Money 2003 TV Series Herself
The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2003 2003 TV Special Herself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Premium Blend 2002 TV Series Stand-up
Comic Remix 2002 TV Series Herself
Late Friday 2001-2002 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001 TV Series Herself
Win Ben Stein's Money 2001 TV Series Herself
The Test 2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999-2000 TV Series Herself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Herself
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail 2014-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
A Little of Your Time with Quinn Marcus 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Herself
Chelsea 2016 TV Series Herself
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser 2016 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2016 TV Series Herself - Comic
The Chris Gethard Show 2016 TV Series Herself
Flophouse 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
The Guest List: Live at the Barrel House 2016 TV Series Herself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself - Comedian
@midnight 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Contestant
The Art Of 2015 TV Series Herself
Misery Loves Comedy 2015 Documentary Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2015 TV Series Herself - Comedian / Herself - Guest / Herself - Guest Comic / ...
This Is Not Happening 2015 TV Series Herself
Like Me 2014 Documentary Herself
Women Aren't Funny 2014 Herself
No, You Shut Up! 2014 TV Series Herself
NickMom Night Out 2014 TV Series Herself - Comedian
American Comedy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Winner
Just for Laughs: All-Access 2014 TV Series Herself
I Am Road Comic 2014 Documentary Herself
Comics Unleashed 2006-2014 TV Series Herself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
All Growz Up with Melinda Hill 2013 TV Series Herself (host)
The Nerdist 2013 TV Series Herself
Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special! 2012 Herself
Stand Down: True Tales from Stand-Up Comedy 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
From Nothing, Something: A Documentary on the Creative Process 2012 Documentary Herself
Santa Election 2012 2011 Short Herself
AM Northwest 2011 TV Series Herself
Conan 2011 TV Series Herself - Comedian
Hellacious 2011 TV Movie Herself
Good News Week 2011 TV Series Herself
New York Stand-Up Show 2010-2011 TV Series Herself
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself
Comedy.TV 2011 TV Series Herself
Global Comedians 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
We Are the World 25.75 2010 Video short Herself
A-List Awards 2009 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend of Korra: The Re-telling of Korra's Journey 2013 TV Short Pema (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role Pig Goat Banana Cricket (2015)
2014 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Adventure Time with Finn & Jake (2010) · Jeremy Shada
· John DiMaggio
· Hynden Walch
· Tom Kenny
· Olivia Olson
· Niki Yang
· Pendleton Ward
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Jessica DiCicco
2013 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series The Legend of Korra (2012) · Janet Varney
· J.K. Simmons
· David Faustino
· P.J. Byrne
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Mindy Sterling
· Steve Blum
· Seychelle Gabriel
· Lance Henriksen
· Kiernan Shipka
· Darcy Rose Byrnes
· Logan Wells
· Daniel Dae Kim
· Jeff Bennett
2013 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series The Legend of Korra (2012) · Janet Varney
· J.K. Simmons
· David Faustino
· P.J. Byrne
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Mindy Sterling
· Steve Blum
· Seychelle Gabriel
· Lance Henriksen
· Kiernan Shipka
· Darcy Rose Byrnes
· Logan Wells
· Daniel Dae Kim
· Jeff Bennett

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Voice Actress of the Year
2016 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Hell and Back (2015) · Nick Swardson
· T.J. Miller
· Bob Odenkirk
· Mila Kunis
· Rob Riggle
· Susan Sarandon
· Danny McBride
· David Koechner
· J.B. Smoove
2016 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014)
2014 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Adventure Time with Finn & Jake (2010) · Jeremy Shada
· John DiMaggio
· Hynden Walch
· Tom Kenny
· Olivia Olson
· Niki Yang
· Pendleton Ward
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Jessica DiCicco


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#Trademark
1 Portraying the rabid Target Black Friday Shopper in the ads.
2 Wide vocal range

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