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Birth Name: Paula Poundstone
Born: 12/29/1959
Birth Place: Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Born in Huntsville, Alabama but raised in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Poundstone began her career at "open mike" nights in Boston while still in her teens. Eschewing college, the aspiring performer headed to San Francisco and bused tables while waiting for her big break. After nearly a decade of nightclub appearances (many at The Other Cafe), Poundstone was ready for primetime and made her TV performing debut on Showtime's "Just for Laughs" in 1987. That same year, she was tapped to appear on HBO's "Women of the Night". After a stint as a consultant on the Showtime series "Poison" (1988), Poundstone made the first of numerous appearances on the annual "Comic Relief" HBO specials in 1989 and cros... Continue Bio >>

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Popular Television:
2012 Why We Laugh: Funny Women
2011 Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
2006 Funny Girls
2006 Paula Poundstone Standup Comedy Special
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