Bridget Everett

Bridget Everett

Date Of BirthApril 21, 1972
Age52 years 1 months 30 days
Day of BirthFriday
Place Of BirthManhattan, Kansas, United States
Zodiac SignTaurus
ProfessionsComedian , Actress , Dancer , Singer
Full Name Bridget Jean Everett

Personal Information
Residence New York City, New York, United States
Religion Christianity
Languages Spanish , English
Star SignTaurus
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Famous For Patti Cake$(2017) (2017 Drama comedy movie) , Inside Amy Schumer (a Comedy Central show)
Body Features & Measurements
Height183 CM
6 Feet 0 Inches
Eye colorLight Blue
Hair color Blonde
Weight80 KG
176 lbs
Figure TypeOval (Now) , Hourglass (in youth)
Body Type Athletic
Family Information
Father Donn James Everett
Mother Frederica Everett
Brothers Brock Everett (Elder)
Brinton Everett
Brad Everett
Brian Everett
Sister Alice Everett
Nieces Lauren Everett
Kathryna Everett
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Sex and the City (2008)
Years Active 1995-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesKaraoke
Piano
Favorite Singer Freddie Mercury (She considers him her dream partner for a duet)
Favorite SportSoftball
Favorite Song You Oughta Know (by Alanis Morissette)
Favorite Artist Amy Schumer (Comedian)
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileBridget Everett Facebook Profile
Official WebsiteBridget Everett Official Website
Instagram ProfileBridget Everett Instagram Profile
More Information
Friends Richard Simmons
Neal Medlyn
Rachel Feinstein
Adam Horovitz (Singer, part of the band)
Amy Schumer (Comedian)
Net worth$1 Million
Celebrity Crush Barry Manilow (Childhood Crush, still remains her crush)

Biography

Bridget Everett is an American actress, comedian, singer & writer. She is known for playing the lead role of Sam in "Somebody Somewhere", for playing Judy in "Twleve Forever", Melanie in "Fun Mom Dinner"(2017), Barb in "Patti Cake$", Dagmar in "Lady Dynamite", Harry in "Camping" among others.

Her recent appearances include Leah Norton in "Breaking News in Yuba County", Teresa in "At Home with Amy Sedaris". She has voiced characters in "Rumble", "Bob's Burgers".

Childhood

Bridget Jean Everett was born on 21st April 1972 in Manhattan, Kansas.

Her father Donn James Everett (1929-2007) was a lawyer, Korean war veteran and a republican politician who served in the Kansas State Senate and Kansas House of Repreesntatives from 1969-1978. [5]

Young Bridget Everett with Dad Donn James Everett

[Young Bridget Everett with Dad Donn James Everett]

Her mother Frederica Everett (Frederica Voiland; married in 1956) a music teacher. Bridget learnt piano from her mother in childhood. [2] [5]

Her parents separated when she was young and divorced when she was 8 year old. She and her siblings were brought up by their mother.

She has five older siblings, she is the last child of her parents. Her siblings (listed alphabetically) are:

  • Alice Everett [7]
  • Brad Everett [8]
  • Brian Everett  [8]
  • Brinton Everett [7]
  • Brock Everett [7]

 

Bridget Everett Family: Mom, Dad, siblings

[Bridget Everett Family: Mom, Dad, siblings]

 

Bridget Everett Family: Mother Freddie Everett & siblings, (brother Brock Everett & others)

[Bridget Everett Family: Mother Freddie Everett & siblings]

 

Education

Bridget was a competitive swimmer at school. She was also part of the choir at school.

  • Arizona State University: She studied at the 'Arizona State University' on a full scholarship, she studied music and opera at the college.

Young Bridget Everett

[Young Bridget Everett]

 

Career

Bridget worked in the restaurants for about 25 years while seeking her dream as an entertainer, she worked at Ruby Foo's on the Upper West Side for 10 years [9]. It was finally in 2015 that she finalyl quit everything else and worked full time as an entertainer.

 

Sex and the City (2008): She appeared in the role of Cathy, a drunk in the movie. She was a huge fan of the TV series herself and she was surprised to find out that Sarah Jessica Parker knew her work and was a fan.

 

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer changed my life. - Bridget Everett [6]

Bridget first met Amy at the 2009 "Just for Laughs" comedy festival. Bridget was opening the show for Amy on her tours since 2012. As Bridget's shows started getting more and more applause, Amy chose to Bridget to close her shows. 

 

Somebody Somewhere(2022)

Bridget produced the series "Somebody Somewhere" where she stars in the lead role of "Sam". Sam is middle aged woman living in a small farming town, trying to keep her family together. To keep her sister's marriage unbroken, her mother's addiction controlled, help her family deal with the death of the family member (her sister character).

It was created by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen and starred- Jeff Hiller, Mary Catherine Garrison, Danny McCarthy, Mike Hagerty, Murray Hill, Jane Drake Brody, Jon Hudson Odom, Heidi Johanningmeier and others.

The story of the series was inspired by her own life. "It’s inspired by if I’d never moved to New York, what my life might be like. And the other parts that are in concert with my real life are the grief of losing a sister and then also the complex relationship I have with music and singing and what it means to me and how it informs my life and who I am" said Bridget in an interview with Variety Magazine. [3]

It was chosen as one of AFI’s Top TV Programs of the Year.

 

Music and Stage Preformance

Singing and Cabaret

She started her career as a singer in mid 30s, she has been performing for a decade.  She likes Karaoke, she started singing because of Karaoke. She likes 'Sing Sing' Karaoke in New York City which she frequently visits. Joe's pub, another of her favorites.

Singing at the Cabarets is one of her talents. 

  • 2014 Bonnaroo Music Festival: She performed at the festival and participated in the show Down n Dirty.
  • Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder(2015)- She has had her own one hour comedy cabaret show aired on Comedy Central.

The Tender Moments

She is part of the musical band named 'The Tender Moments', Adam Horovitz & Carmine Covelli are the other members of the group.

Pound It!(2014): She released an album of 12 songs with the Tender Moments.

 

Music videos:

  • "What I Gotta Do" (2014): A funny music video starring Bridget Everett, Directed by Gregory Kramer and Timothy Reukauf.
  • "T*tties" (2014): A funny song about types of t*tties
  • Betty vs the NYPD (2014): she made an appearance in the The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album video, It was directed by Michael Lavine.
  • "Eat It" (2016)
  • "P*ssy Grabs Back" (2017)

Interesting Facts

  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: She appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show on 1st August 2017 where she sang the song 'Piece of my Heart'
  • Fun Mom Dinner: She appeared on the comedy theater titled 'Fun Mom Dinner' where she appeared with Toni Collette, Paul Rudd and others.
  • Her favorite Gig: playing with her band at the pubs (Joe's Pub). Singing and do whatever she wants.
  • She likes pets and has a cat which she takes everywhere, she also has a Pomeranian pet dog named 'Poppy'. She rescued Poppy and adopted her.
  • Miss Fag Hag Pageant: She participated in the show.
  • She has a motto- DDHD: Dreams Don't have Dead Lines.
  • She worked as a waitress in her initial career days when she was trying to establish herself.
  • Her secret talent: Make her breasts go round and round, her mom likes it.
  • Larry King Show: She appeared on it in August 2017.
  • Person she would trade places with for a day: Anthony Bourdain.
  • Guilty pleasure: Stay home on Saturday nights and drink wine and watch documentaries with her dog Poppy. 
  • Best piece of advice she ever got: Jump off the cliff and take a chance on yourself.
  • Worst piece of advice she got: You are silly, stupid, Don't listen to yourself.
  • Her go to Karaoke Song: You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette.
  • She wishes she was better at- Golfing.
  • Best compliment she received- Her mom watched her show once, she said 'Her show was freedom in motion'.
  • Alt-cabaret provocateur: She describes herself as "alt-cabaret provocateur". [4]
  • Her brand of music is rich with- Bawdy humor, self-empowerment.
  • She studied Opera in school, she got into college because of that and even got scholarship.
  • She worked in the restaurants for 25 years as a waitress.
  • In 2014, Village Voice magazine called her- the Most Exciting Performer in New York City. Time Out called her 'One of the Funniest People in New York'. New York Times called her 'Raw & Riotus'
  • She criticizes Donald Trump's presidency candidacy, she released music titled 'Pussy Grabs Back' and also T-shirts with the Phrase and her face.
  • She wears the necklace which has letters- P O P P Y, which is same as the name of her pet dog.
  • Amy Schumer: She met Amy at 'Just For Laughs' comedy festival in 2009. Amy offered her join her troupe which was touring the country at that time.
  • Her mother had breast cancer and recovered from it.
  • Through Sundance she met actor Robert Redford.
  • When she was first offered a major role in the movie Pattie Cakes$, she rejected it fearing she won't be up for it, she eventually did it and did it good.
  • Singing in the Carnegie hall was one of her dreams, she has sung there twice.
  • Social Causes:
    • Animal rescue: IT is a cause she really cares about. [3]
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Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2021 Rumble  Lady Mayhen (voice)  
2021 Breaking News in Yuba County  Leah Norton  
2020 The Stand In  Bridget Everett  
2017 Love You More  Karen Best TV Movie; co-executive producer and writer
2017 Little Evil  Al Uncredited
2017 Fun Mom Dinner  Melanie  
2017 Patti Cake$  Barb  
2017 Saving a Legend  Alice Dugan  
2015 Trainwreck  Kat  
2014 The Opposite Sex  Stella  
2014 Are You Joking?  Waitress  
2012 Gayby  Bridget  
2008 Sex and the City  Drunk Party Girl  

 

TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2022 Somebody Somewhere  Sam  7 episodes; also as executive producer
2021 Bob's Burgers  Officer Bridget (voice) 1 Episode
2019-2020 At Home with Amy Sedaris  Crystal Dangles 2 episodes
2020 AJ and the Queen  Anna 1 Episode
2019  The Coop  Detective Sally 1 Episode
2019  Living with Yourself  Weinrod 1 Episode
2019 Unbelievable  Colleen Doggett 3 episodes
2019 Twelve Forever  Judy 8 episodes
2019 Historical Roasts  Goddess Isis 1 Episode
2018 Camping  Harry 5 episodes
2018 Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters  Mermaid 1 Episode
2018 Another Period  Mrs. Slagsby 1 Episode
2017  No Activity  Special Agent Bonnie Lehman 1 Episode
2016-2017 Lady Dynamite Dagmar 12 Episodes
2013-2017 Inside Amy Schumer  Bridget Everett (as herself) 5 episodes
2016 Girls  Bebe 1 Episode
2016 UCB Comedy Originals   1 Episode
2015 Difficult People  Bridget Everett 1 Episode
2012 2 Broke Girls  Shonda 1 Episode
2012 Funny as Hell    as writer; 1 Episode

 

 Quotes

  • Singing is the only thing I'm good at, If I was good at anything else I wouldn't be doing this, because it is heart wrenching, but it also takes you to the highest highs.
  • The kind of stuff I do on stage is not for everybody, occasionally someone walks out of the audience.
  • They are going to love you or hate you, luckily there are enough people who are going to love you. I'm doing just fine, there are going to be people who don't get what you are doing.
  • My mom always made me feel like I'm the best and special person in the world.
  • I often take my clothes off on stage, it is not like I plan such things, when you are on the stage it spontaneously happens, like letting the beast out. Ultimately what I'm saying on stage is- 'This is what I'm'.
  • I'm an open book, there are no secrets.
  • I'm the happiest when I'm drinking and doing Karaoke, so I found a career doing both.
  • I may never play Madison Square Garden... but I AM going to sit on your face.
  • Even though I had a lot of friends when I was growing up, I always felt like an outsider I was a little too blue, in terms of my comedy, and a little raunchy. [3]

 

Awards

 

Year: Award: Won? Category
2023: Independent Spirit Award: Nomination
"Somebody Somewhere"
Film Independent Spirit Awards
Best Lead Performance in a New Scripted SeriesSources

2022: Dorian Award: Nomination

"Somebody Somewhere"

Dorian TV Awards

Best TV Musical Performance (Shared with Jeff Hiller)

2022: Dorian Award: Nomination

"Somebody Somewhere"

Dorian TV Awards

Best TV Performance

2022: Gotham Independent Film Award: Nomination

"Somebody Somewhere"

Gotham Awards

Breakthrough Series - Shortform

2022: HCA Award: Nomination

"Somebody Somewhere"

Hollywood Critics Association Television Awards

Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy

2022: Pena de Prata: Nomination

"Somebody Somewhere"

Pena de Prata

Breakthrough Performance in a Comedy Series

2022: Pena de Prata: Nomination

"Somebody Somewhere"

Pena de Prata

Best Lead Acting in a Comedy Series

2022: TCA Award: Nomination

"Somebody Somewhere"

Television Critics Association Awards

Individual Achievement in Comedy

2018: Athena List Winner: Win

Athena Film Festival

Athena Breakthrough

2017: Lost Weekend Award: Win

"Patti Cake$"

Film Club's The Lost Weekend

Best Supporting Actress

 

Sources

  1. Bridget Everett on wikipedia
  2. Bridget Everett IMDB Bio
  3. Variety Magazine interview
  4. Village Voice interview
  5. Donn Everett on wikipedia
  6. Bridget Everett on Larry King
  7. Brock Everest's instagram posts 1, 2, 3, 4
  8. Bridget Everett Siblings info
  9. Bridget Everett on NPR
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