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Garry Shandling Biography

Garry Shandling
  • Age: 68 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Birth Sign: Scorpio
  • Name: Garry Shandling
  • Birth Name: Garry Emmanuel Shandling
  • Father: Irving Shandling
  • Mother: Muriel Shandling
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Chicago, Illinois
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Comedian
  • Net Worth: $ 17 million
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Famous for: Stand-up, television, film
  • Affair with: Sarah Silverman
  • Boyfriend: Sarah Silverman
  • Married: Not Yet
  • Education: Palo Verde High School
  • Movies: The Jungle Book
  • TV Show: It's Garry Shandling's Show
  • Siblings: Barry Shandling
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Garry Shandling was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States and he was raised in Tucson, Arizona. Garry was the son of Muriel Estelle and Irving Shandling. His mother was a pet store proprietor and his father was a print shop owner. Garry was born in Jewish family of American descent. Garry died in March 24, 2016 at the age of 66 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Garry was American by his nationality and his ethnicity was white. He had two brothers, among which one of them is Barry Shandling.

Garry Shandling attended Palo Verde High School. And after his high school he joined the University of Arizona at first majoring in electrical engineering. But later he completed a degree in marketing. Garry has also earned postgraduate studies in creative writing.

In the early stage of his career he worked for a long time in an advertising agency. Later he made his TV debut from his own Stand-up special show Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas in 1984. In 1990, he appeared in TV movie Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, where he appeared in the role of Jack. Starting from 1992, Garry appeared in an American television sitcom The Larry Sanders Show where he was featured in 89 episodes of the show. Garry has also worked in several other TV roles.

Garry's first movie role was of the character Mr. Vertisey American romantic comedy film The Night We Never Met in 1993. In 1994, Garry was featured in romantic drama film Love Affair. Same year he also worked in American Christmas comedy film Mixed Nuts.

In 2000 movie What Planet Are You From? He worked as producer and writer of the movie along with his acting. He made his acting presence in an American comedy film Run Ronnie Run. In the role of Senator Stern, he appeared in the hit American superhero film Iron Man 2 in 2010. He appeared in same character in 2014 American superhero film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. 

Garry Shandling had affair with several beautiful ladies in the past and his sexual orientation was straight. Before his death his relational status was single.

Garry had an affair with an American actress and model Linda Doucett. And he shared a long time relation with his girlfriend starting from 1987 and they separated in 1994, they were engaged but actual dating of their engagement is unknown. There were several rumors of his dating with Malika Kinison during 1993.

In 1996, he started dating an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer Sarah Silverman and later after a year they separated. Garry was not married and had no wife and spouse. It seems Garry had no any children. But Garry was a sport man; he had an interest in basketball and boxing. 

Garry had a net worth of 17 million dollars before he was dead and his salary was not disclosed. His bio information is updated in IMDb.

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