With her mega-watt smile and sparkling eyes, Carolann DiPirro will tell you, with pride, that she is a New Yorker at heart. Born and raised in Westhamption Beach, Carolann began her professional career in high school and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College. She continued her education at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the British American Drama Academy in London before returning to the Big Apple where she honed her stage craft.
The diverse characters she portrays on the small screen showcase her comedic and dramatic abilities. Credits include six seasons on Saturday Night Live and guest spots on The Sopranos, American Dreams, and Beyond Chance. On stage, Carolann has starred in numerous Off-Broadway productions at such venues as Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, La Mama, Bay Street Theatre Festival, and the St. James Theater. She also performs regularly in original pieces at various Los Angeles theaters. Carolann appeared in the film The Confession with Alec Baldwin and worked with him again in the Buena Vista Pictures feature The Last Shot. Recently she appeared in Midnight, a Project Greenlight finalist.
When not in front of the camera, Carolann works as the Dialogue Coach for the NBC drama American Dreams. She also lends her support to a variety of charitable causes including Rescue Me and the Foothill AIDs Project. She performed in and produced a reward-based dog training DVD and serves on the Board of Directors for Raise with Praise, Inc.
"Words cannot express how proud I am to have Carolann DiPirro working with us on The Vagina Monologues this year. She is down-to-earth and her enthusiasm for acting with an infectious sense of humor make her an absolute joy to work with. Carolann is always professional, always giving and above all concerned with making this planet a better place for all of us. In the short time we have known each other my life has been enriched immensely. Thank you, Carolann, for all you do!"
Victoria Leigh Russell, Organizer / Producer