Susie Essman Biography
Susie Essman Essman is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and television producer. She is best known for her role as Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm and the voice of Mittens in Bolt.she was born in The Bronx, New York City, and was raised in the middle-class New York City “suburb of Mount Vernon”.
Susie Essman Age
She was born on 31st May 1955 in the Bronx, New York City, NY, She is 63 years old as for 2018.
Susie Essman Husband | Susie EssmaDaughter
She is married to Jim Harder(a commercial real estate broker)on September 2008. She also has stepdaughter called Cyndi
Susie Essman Parents
Susie was born and raised by her parents Leonard Essman (father) who died on 25/08/2001 at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville and Zora (taught Russian at Sarah Lawrence College).
Susie Essman Height
The actress has a height of 5′ 2″
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Susie Essman Net Worth
The Comedian has a net worth of $8 million as of 2018.
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Don’t raise your voice to me, missy! I’m the person who taught you to insert a diaphragm, so let’s just show a little respect!” Susie Essman screamed at Fran Drescher November 8th on ‘Broad City.’
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Susie Essman Curb Your Enthusiasm
Susie Essman Bolt
Susie Essman: Mitten
Mittens : [about people] They pretend they’re going to always be there for you, and one day they pack up and move away and take their love with them, then and leave their declawed cat to fend for herself! They leave her, wondering what she did wrong).
Bolt : [Bolt and Rhino have gone searching for Mittens in an Animal Shelter. Bolt locates her in a cage in the back] Mittens?
Mittens : [turns around] Bolt? Wh – wha – what are you doing here?
Bolt: I’m busting you out.
Mittens: You – you came all the way back here… for me?
Mittens: But how’d you…? I mean… You don’t have any superpowers!
Bolt: I know.
Mittens: Wow. Crazy day for ya, huh?
Bolt: It’s been a lot, yes, it has.
[pauses, looks up]
Bolt: Are you ready for this?
Bolt: Me neither.
[opens her cage]
Bolt: What is this red liquid coming from my paw?
Mittens: It’s called blood, hero!
Bolt: Do I need it?
Mittens: Yes, so if you want to keep it inside your body, where it belongs, you should stop jumping off trucks doing eighty on the interstate!
Rhino : [after seeing UFOs in an episode of “Bolt”] That is totally unrealistic.
Bolt: Absolutely ridonculous.
Mittens: You can say that again.
Mittens: How do you say “No way I’m doing this” in crazy?
Louie: Mark my words, Mittens. One day, someone’s gonna stand up to you! Someone’s gonna teach you a lesson!
Mittens: Yeah, I’m really scared now-
[Bolt jumps in and pins her to a garbage can]
Bolt: You should be!
Mittens: Aaah! Okay! You…!
Bolt: Where is she?
Mittens: Aaah… Who?
Bolt: You know why I’m here!
Bolt: Where is she?
Mittens: Okay, okay! Look, buddy, I- I don’t know what you’re getting at, but…
[she looks up and sees Joey, Bobby, and Vinnie laughing on a telephone wire]
Vinnie: Come on, Mittens. Just tell the guy where she is. Tell the dog, make him happy.
Bobby: Yeah, yeah, come on, Mittens! Tell him!
Mittens : [chuckles briefly] Joey, Vinnie, Bobby, my boys! Would you tell the crazy canine that he’s got the wrong cat?
Vinnie : [pause] You got her, pal!
Joey: That’s her!
Vinnie: She’s the one!
Joey: That is definitely the right cat!
[Mittens looks back at Bolt and laughs nervously]
Bolt: Looks like we’re gonna do this the hard way.
[cuts to Bolt hanging Mittens over a busy highway]
Mittens: Whoa! Aaah! You’re crazy, man!
[cuts to the pigeons, looking shocked]
Vinnie: Hey Joey, did we go to far on this?
Joey: You kidding? This is the best day of my life.
Rhino: If Bolt’s taught me anything, it’s that you never abandon a friend at a time of need!
[starts rolling down the alley]
Rhino: When your teammate’s in trouble, you go! Not caring what dangers you may face, you go! Not knowing if you’re coming back dead or alive…
[rolls out of sight]
Mittens: He went the other way.
Rhino : [rolls back] You go! Knowing how deeply the shrapnel’s going to pierce your hide, you go…!
Bolt: Hmm… padlock.
[stares intensely at the lock while Mittens tries to get away]
Mittens: Listen Cujo, I got some pretty wicked claws under these mitts, do not, I beg of you, do not make me bring out these bad boys! It gets ugly!
[Bolt continues to stare at the padlock]
Mittens: What are you doing?
Bolt: Stay back! If I stare at the lock really hard, it’ll burst into flames and melt.
[Mittens stares at him for a second]
Mittens: Now I’m concerned on a number of levels.
Mittens : [Bolt is leaving the studio lot after witnessing his owner working with another dog due to his absence] Hey Wags!
Bolt: Mittens? What are you doing here?
Mittens: Eh, long story short I was tied to a delusional dog and dragged across the country, but that is not important. Now the real question is, what are you doing here and why aren’t you in there?
Bolt: You were right about her, Mittens, she, uh, well… it wasn’t real.
Mittens: No, Bolt, it is real, I was in there just now, I saw her face after you left. She’s brokenhearted, she doesn’t want just any dog, she loves you. She’s your person, Bolt, and you are her dog.
Rhino: I’m Rhino.
Mittens: Rhino, the hamster?
Rhino: Well, you know, my ancestry isn’t all hamster. I’m a one-sixteenth wolf with, you know, a little wolverine in there somewhere…
Bolt: But what do dogs do?
Mittens: Slobber, sleep, chase tails, chew shoes… You don’t exactly need a master’s degree.
Mittens : [to Bolt] The real world hurts, doesn’t it? But you wouldn’t know anything about that, would you?
Mittens : [refering to the animal shelter they’re being taken to] They always pick the cute ones, the ones that look like you, Bolt, but the rest of us never come back out.
Mittens: Look, genius, you’re part of a TV show. You know what that is, television? It’s entertainment for people. It’s fake! Nothing you think is real is real!
Bolt: That’s preposterous!
Mittens: Think about it, Bolt: since you got lost, none of your superpowers are working, are they? For the first time, you’re hungry, you’re bleeding… I mean, do you really think that you were born with a birthmark in the exact shape of a lighting bolt?
Bolt: It’s my mark of power, cat.
Mittens: It’s the mark of a makeup artist, dog!
Bolt: You’re ridiculous. Now get down here!
Mittens : [ties her leash tighter to the branch she’s on] No!
Bolt: Mittens, so help me, I will super-bark you out of that tree!
Mittens: Yeah, go nuts. Let’s see how that works out for ya.
Bolt: You leave me no choice.
[Barks; nothing happens0
Mittens : [dryly] Oh, the super-bark. Scary, scary. Yeah, that’s really, really super.
[as debris begins to collapse inside the door of the burning studio]
Rhino: Coming through!
[He runs into the doorway and wedges his ball underneath the debris]
Rhino : [“holding up” his ball] It’s a good day to die!
Mittens : [plucks him out] Not on my watch, rodent!
Mittens: Louie, what is this?
Louie: It was a slow week. I mean, that’s half of what I got.
Mittens : [stomach growls]
Mittens: You hear this, Louie? I’m starving here. And when the old stomach starts talking, it’s not talking to me. It’s talking to… the claws!
Louie: Not the claws! Please!
Mittens: I’m holding these bad boys back as best as I can, but the thing is it’s not up to me. The stomach’s got a direct line to these babies, and I’m picking up a lot of chatter! So, I’ll talk to the claws, but in exchange, next week, all your food comes to me.
Louie: But that’s not our deal! I bring you half, you give me protection! That’s our deal.
Mittens: Yeah, well, the deal just expired. Now, get lost.
[Bolt’s stomach growls]
Bolt: Ah! What is that?
Bolt : [stomach growls again] That! Okay, you have two seconds to tell me what you’ve implanted in me, cat! Poison? A parasite? Poison? Wait, I just said that, didn’t I? See, I’m all discombobulated! I can’t think straight!
Mittens : [in disgust] Oh, I don’t believe this. You’re hungry!
[Bolt’s stomach growls a third time]
Bolt : [jumps on Mittens] Where is the antidote?
Mittens: Okay, okay! Alright!
[Mittens shows Bolt a trailer park]
Mittens: There’s your antidote: food.
Mittens: Look, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret, okay? A little-known cat secret. Do you know why we hate dogs? ‘Cause we wanna be dogs! We have dog complexes.
Mittens: Go on, use the dog face. This is gonna be beautiful.
Bolt : [looks confused]
Mittens: You know, beg.
Bolt : [further confused]
Mittens: Do the dog face!
Bolt: What? The dog face? What does that mean?
Mittens : [sighs] Figures, I’m tied to the one dog on Earth who doesn’t know how to beg.
Mittens: I don’t know what’s going on here, but I’m just a little bit concerned about the number of lunatics on this trip. My limit is *one.*
Mittens : [Being dragged by Bolt] Slow down! You’re scraping the fur off my…
[crashes into mailbox]
Bolt: I’ll release you, a cat when we find Penny.
Mittens: Excuse me? That wasn’t the deal! We had a deal!
Bolt: Your deal just expired.
Louie: She said that to me not ten minutes ago. The irony!
Rhino: Would you relax? Every time he did this on the magic box it was awesome.
Mittens: Magic what?
Rhino: You know, the magic box people stare at.
Mittens: Wait a minute! Does this magic box have moving pictures on it?
Rhino: Yeah, and Bolt’s pictures are the best!
Mittens: Bolt’s pictures. Of course! He’s from a…
Mittens : [now looking very obese] Hey! Look! My stomach’s distended! How great is that?
Susie Essman and Larry David
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Susie Essma Books
The Actress and a comedian, who is also a writer has the following list of books:
- What Would Susie Say
- Bullshit Wisdom About Love
- Life and Comedy,
The books were published in October 2009 by Simon and Schuster
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Essman Explains Why (Curb Your Enthusiasm) Still Feels So Relevant.
What is it that keeps it from getting stale or feeling formulaic? Well, first of all, it’s really funny. It’s still just really funny because I think that it’s very honest and true. It’s out there saying things that people want to say, but just feel like they can’t. It’s a voice for people, whether it’s Larry being totally politically incorrect, or whether it’s Susie’s comfort with her anger, which seems to be so free for so many women. There’s a universality to it. In a certain way, it feels like a very New York, Jewish sensibility, but anecdotally, I’ve traveled all over the world, and I’ve had people of every ethnicity tell me, “You’re exactly like my mother! You’re exactly like my friend’s wife!” So I think that we’ve all tapped into some kind of collective unconscious, if I may be Jungian for a moment, something that Curb has tapped into that.
You play a character on the show with the same first name, but from everything I know about you, you don’t really share a lot in common with her in terms of attitude. Is it weird that people confuse you with her? Does it bother you? Yeah, but you know, I guess we all do that with whoever we see on TV. Even rock stars, or whoever it is. You confuse them with the characters that they play. We’re a little more confusing because Larry David’s name is really Larry David, and Ted Danson is supposedly really playing Ted Danson, but what I could say about that is we’re all acting. People get confused, and I think it has to do with things like, are the Kardashians playing the Kardashians? It’s the reality TV thing that’s confusing people.
Playing a character like this, is there a point at which you did pick up something from her? Well, there are things I greatly admire about her. I admire her strength, and she’s very loyal and she’s a solid person. I mean, if you say, “Can you do something for me?” and she says she’ll do it, she’ll do it. And she’ll protect you and your children, and she’ll even protect Larry. She’s even loyal to Larry. So she’s a very solid person. She has a tremendous sense of social mores and social cues in a way that I don’t. She doesn’t have any neuroses. She’s very sure of herself, which I enjoy playing because it’s the opposite of me. I’m totally, like, neurotic and insecure, because I’m a comic. So, I didn’t want to play myself. I wanted to create this character who seemed to never question, just be reactive.
And she’s very honest. Very honest. Very, very honest. So is Larry. And it’s one of the reasons why I think that they clash, and it’s one of the reasons why I think they always make up.
They really respect each other at the end of the day. I think they do. I think they do.
I think you see that even in the premiere. It was very fun to see her pop up in the office and a couple of different places you don’t normally see her. Though she seemed a moment away from exploding at Jeff. Well, she does live with Jeff, he’s her husband. There’s a higher expectation for Jeff than for Larry, just his idiot friend. Jeff is her means of support, and her livelihood and everything, so the expectation’s way higher for Jeff than Larry. Larry just comes in and out.
Before filming, do you do anything to prepare for the improv? What I do is I put on the outfits and I become her. I work from the outside in—some actors work from the inside out. I could do that too, but with Susie, I work from the outside in. I put on the outfits, I become her. When I have scenes where I’m angry, I do have to get into a certain headspace. I do have to focus a little bit and just get to that place, which is not that difficult because I’ve been doing it for so long I know where to go, but it does take a little focus.
Susie launches a soap business in the premiere. How many businesses has she had at this point? Well, she had the sweatshirts. She had another business too, what was that one? Do you remember? I don’t remember…But it’s not really about making money. It’s more, what’s she gonna do with her life? Sammi’s grown, she’s getting married, she needs her raison d’etre.
In terms of Susie’s style, do you have much influence over that at all? Oh yes, yes.
Do you go out to like vintage shops and pick out the weirdest things? We had a different wardrobe designer this season because Christina Mongini, who designed for many seasons, was on Silicon Valley, and she couldn’t get away. So we had Leslie Schilling, and Leslie had a different style than Christina. Leslie was not as out there wacky, so Susie’s a little more subdued. But I’ll find Susie Greene things, always when I’m in like Florida. And if I know that we’re shooting, I might pick something up. But generally the wardrobe designer will go out shopping, buy a ton of stuff, and then we’ll have a fitting, and I’ll be like, “yes, no, put this together with that,” so yeah, it’s a collaborative effort.
I will say this: with Christina, I don’t think I ever laughed so hard as when we were doing fittings, putting Susie Greene outfits together. We would just get so hysterical laughing over the outfits we put together. And some of them were too much. There were a couple outfits in those days where I’d walk on set, and Larry would just be, “It’s too much! You look insane! You look like an insane person!” And so then we’d tone it down.
That was a character choice. I just wanted her to just be flamboyant and just be completely okay with it. She believes she has the greatest taste in the world, and that Cheryl is just boring taste. They’re close, especially when it’s them against Larry, but Susie Greene just thinks Cheryl dresses so conservatively—like she’s got a great figure and she’s dressing like this? Susie doesn’t understand it.
Do you find yourself having Curb moments in real life? With petty etiquette arguments or… Well, I’ll have Susie Greene moments. It’s usually like, bad customer service or something, where I’ve just reached the end of the line. With these fucking robo-callers, I have Susie Greene moments all the time, where I’ve just reached the end of it, and I’ll just go Susie Greene on somebody. And for each one of my children, I have at least once gone Susie Greene on them. Really not more than once, but at least once I’ve gone Susie Greene on all of them. For things like having parties in our house, egregious things that they’ve done. And I’ll just lose it and go Susie Greene. But, I do it maybe once a year.
Do you have any particular favorite Curb storylines or plots? Oh God, you know, I was just thinking about that. There are so many. I was just thinking about “Mister Softee” last season. I love that episode because, in my wildest dreams, I never thought that I was gonna be driving through Harlem in a car with Larry having an orgasm. Never in a million years did I think that was gonna happen. But you know, I read those outlines, and I’m like, “Oh God, he gives me the funniest stuff to do.” He just gives me such funny stuff to do.
Everyone I’ve talked to about the new season has been like, “Coming back to the show was so easy, we all fit together again so well.” But is there anything that feels different about this season? Especially since there was such a long break since season eight? Well, the thing that felt different this season, which hopefully doesn’t show on air—it actually doesn’t, I’ve seen the first eight episodes—is that with Jeff doing The Goldbergs and a lot of major guest stars, there was a lot of scheduling difficulty. So we shot things out of sequence, and I didn’t like that. I don’t like shooting out of sequence. It doesn’t have to be exactly in order, but we’re shooting a scene from episode one and then a scene from episode four, and I didn’t like that. That didn’t sit well with me acting-wise. I understand it has to be done, and I don’t think it shows on camera, but that was different. We’ve had that before, but this was extreme this season.
That reminds me a bit of Arrested Development, where they had so many problems in the fourth season just getting everyone in the same room at the same time because everyone was so busy. And it showed, unfortunately. I’ve seen two episodes of the new Curb season, and I had no idea. Yeah, I’ve seen the first eight, and it doesn’t show. But just personally, from my point of view, that’s the only thing that I could think is different. There’s nothing else different. All the relationships are the same. Cheryl’s in it a lot, which I really like, you know, I like having Cheryl there. Everybody’s back, Funkhouser, Louis, Ted, Mary, Leon, Jeff, me.
Do you get any scenes this season with anyone you haven’t worked with previously? Richard Lewis and I talk about this all the time, we’ve never had a scene together. We’ve had scenes at dinner tables, dinner parties, but never just the two of us. And JB and I, we’ve had a few interactions, but we’ve never had a real scene between us. Cheryl and I have, Larry and I have Jeff and I have, so I would love to have a scene with JB. I’d love it.
Oh yeah. The few times you guys have been together, there’s a real spark. There’s electricity between us. Oh yeah, he likes a nasty-mouthed woman. He likes any woman
Susie Essman Movies
|2005||The Man||Lt. Rita Carbone|
|2000||Keeping the Faith||Ellen Friedman|
|1997||What’s Your Sign?||Carla|