Never has a comedian worked an expletive with such finesse as Susie Essman has on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, now in it’s fifth season. As Susie Greene, Essman regularly serves up a tray of “You fat f$@#!” to her Curb husband, Jeff (played by Jeff Garlin). Essman favors playing abrasive characters and also plays tough as Lt. Carbone in the feature film, The Man. While the noxious Susie Greene aims herself at anyone who crosses her, the warm and fuzzy side of Essman was always reserved for her beautiful Shih Tzu, Maggie, who, sadly, departed Essman’s life recently.
Essman grew up in Mount Vernon, New York and became a favorite on the stand-up comedy circuit. Maggie came about when comedienne Joy Behar