Amy Sedaris (born March 29, 1961) is an American actress, author and comedienne. She is perhaps best known for playing the character Jerri Blank in the Comedy Central television series Strangers with Candy. Sedaris regularly collaborates with her older brother, humorist and author David Sedaris. She is recognized as a frequent guest on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Amy Sedaris was born in Endicott, New York, daughter of Sharon and Lou Sedaris, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is of half Greek descent; her father was Greek Orthodox and her mother was Protestant, and she remains Greek Orthodox.
Amy Sedaris lives in Greenwich Village, New York City, with her Mini Rex rabbit Dusty and is very involved with the House Rabbit Society. As part of a running joke during public appearances, she frequently alludes to her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky. During an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman (October 6, 2006), she claimed Ricky had been murdered and she now lives with Ricky's ghost. In an appearance on May 21, 2009, she spoke of a recent marriage to her husband, Glenn.
A former member of Chicago-based Second City and Annoyance Theatre comedy troupes, her first