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Sandra Bernhard

Performer

About this Artist

For the past 25 years, SANDRA BERNHARD has been delighting fans and critics alike. Inspired by everything from rock 'n' roll to '60s musicals, Laura Nyro to Burt Bacharach, Bernhard blends it all into a body of work defined by her iconoclastic style and ironic look at the world.

Her television credits include a six-year stint on Roseanne, her own talk show (The Sandra Bernhard Experience) on A&E, and a variety of guest appearances. She currently plays recurring roles on NBC's Crossing Jordan and Showtime's The L Word. Bernhard has acted, appeared as herself in, or contributed voiceovers to dozens of films. Her riveting performance as an obsessed fan in Martin Scorsese's King of Comedy (1983) earned the award for Best Supporting Actress from the National Society of Film Critics.

Bernhard's solo stage performances showcase the full range of her talents. She has been a headlining attraction for more than two decades, mounting U.S. and foreign tours as well as multi-night stands; in 1998 she debuted on Broadway with I'm Still Here ... Damn It!, which was filmed as an HBO special.

Bernhard has recorded several albums - I'm Your Woman (Mercury, 1985), Without You I'm Nothing (Enigma, 1989), Excuses For Bad Behavior (550/Epic, 1994) - and her solo shows have always spotlighted her singing.

Since Bernhard writes all of her own stage material, it's not surprising that she has authored three books - Confessions of a Pretty Lady (1988), Love, Love, and Love (1993), and May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra? (1998) - as well as contributing pieces to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Traveler, Interview, Elle, Allure, and Spy.

For further information, go to sandrabernhard.com.