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The hilarious Susie Essman plays the venomous Susie Greene in the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Susie (Greene, not Essman) is the no-nonsense wife of Larry David’s rotund, cheerful agent Jeff Greene, played by Jeff Garlin. The New York Observer (which calls her “fantastic”) says “she’s taken female cursing to longshoreman levels, pummeling her bumbling, barrel-bodied husband with potty-mouthed invectives like ‘You fat fuck!’” Essman’s streetwise vernacular also suggests the contrast between the show’s L.A. setting and her real life preferred location–New York. The Manhattan-based Essman is a veteran of the world of standup comedy, logging thousands of performances on the Gotham comedy circuit. She has appeared in her own half-hour HBO comedy special, hosted the American Comedy Awards, and performed on Comedy Central’s “The Friar’s Roast of Jerry Stiller”, “Politically Incorrect” and “The Tonight Show”. Her other television credits include appearances on “Law and Order’, “The King Of Queens”, and “Baby Boom.” Essman has appeared in the films “Keeping The Faith”, “The Siege”, “Volcano” and “Punchline.” Her talent and audacity made her a natural choice to perform off-Broadway in the play “The Vagina Monologues.” Susie was the voice of Helen Higgins in the puppet animation/crank call series “Crank Yankers” on Comedy Central; she also appeared in the seen in the movie “The Man”.