Susie Essman was born May 31, 1955 in New York. She grew up in the New York City suburb of Mount Vernon. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from SUNY Purchase College in 1977.
During her career as an entertainer, she has experienced success both on screen and on the stage. Essman's standup career spans more than two decades. She began by working in the comedy clubs of New York City, and she later made the transition to television and film. She has been featured in several television programs, including Baby Boom, Kate & Allie, The King of Queens, Crank Yankers, Law and Order, American Dad!, Women Aloud, True Colors and Blue Bloods. She is a two-time SAG nominee, both of which she earned for her work on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
She has appeared in several feature films as well. Her movie credits include Crocodile Dundee, Punchline, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Volcano, Keeping the Faith and Putzel. She also provided the voice of Mittens in the Disney animated feature Bolt.
In addition to her career as a comedian and actor, she is also an author and wrote What Would Susie Say? Bullsh*t Wisdom About Love, Life and Comedy in 2009.
Susie Greene is the often unpleasant, foul-mouthed wife of Jeff, Larry's manager. Her explosive temper means she has no patience when dealing with Jeff and Larry's schemes. She and Jeff have a daughter named Sammi.