|Date of Birth||July 27, 1956|
|Origin||East Williston, New York, USA|
Carol Leifer is a writer on Devious Maids.
Leifer was born in East Williston, New York, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family, the daughter of Anna, a psychologist, and Seymour Leifer, an optometrist.
While studying for a theater degree at Binghamton University, Leifer accompanied her then boyfriend Paul Reiser to a comedy club to see him perform at the open mic night at Catch A Rising Star. Later she tried performing at New York's Comic Strip and was introduced by emcee Jerry Seinfeld.
Leifer is a stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor and has been involved in such television shows as Seinfeld or It's Like, You Know.... With Mitchell Hurwitz, she is the creator of the short-lived The Ellen Show. In 1988, she had her own special on Cinemax titled Carol Doesn't Leifer Anymore, which was produced by David Letterman. This was shortly followed by several more specials, titled Carol Leifer Comedy Cruise, Really Big Show, and Gaudy, Baudy, and Blue. She was a writer on Saturday Night Live during the 1985/1986 season.
She has performed on Late Night with David Letterman 25 times, but has only been on his show once since 1992. Leifer has also appeared on such television talk show or series as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Dr. Katz or Politically Incorrect. Her hosting duties have included four seasons of A&E's Caroline's Comedy Hour, as well as guest stints on Talk Soup and Later. She has written for the Academy Awards for most of the 21st century.
Leifer starred in, created and executive-produced the WB sitcom Alright Already, called one of the "10 Best New Shows of the New Season" by the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Despite good reviews, the show only ran one season.
Her stand-up experience includes opening for Jerry Seinfeld and Frank Sinatra. Sinatra praised Leifer as "one funny broad!" and "I wish my mother had been that funny – I wouldn't have had to work so hard." She continues working the stand-up circuit and is reportedly writing an original picture for Dreamworks. Additionally, Leifer is a writer and co-executive producer on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.
In September 2007, Leifer won an auction for the handwritten notes used by Michael Vick during his apology for his role in dogfighting.
Leifer began filming as a contestant for the 3rd season of Celebrity Apprentice in October 2009. However, she was the first to be eliminated on the premiere episode which aired on March 14, 2010.
Devious Maids writing credits
The following is a list of episodes of Devious Maids that credit Leifer as their writer.
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