Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo stars as Lyla in Bravo's first original scripted series, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.

Since bursting onto the scene in 1992, actress and comedian Garofalo has had many memorable and critically-acclaimed roles in films including The Truth About Cats and DogsWet Hot American SummerRatatouille, Steal This Movie, Reality Bites, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Mystery Men, The Ten and The Cable Guy. She also co-authored with Ben Stiller The New York Times best seller Feel This Book.

She received an Emmy nomination for her role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker on The Larry Sanders Show and also was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show. During the fall of 1994 she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Some of Garofalo's other television work includes two specials for HBO, 24, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Mad About You, and the final season of The West Wing, where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.

In addition to acting in film and television, Garofalo is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, The Majority Report. A lightning rod for controversy, her well-informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.