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Laraine Newman is an American actress and voice actress. She voiced Lily in one episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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Lily

Character information: Lily

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Personal life

Newman is the youngest of four children and a twin; her sister Tracy Newman is an Emmy Award-winning television writer. She attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, and married actor, writer, and director Chad Einbinder in 1991. They have two daughters together: Lena, born 1991, and Hannah, born 1995.

Career

She began her comedy career as a founding member of The Groundlings and is best known for being an original cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live, appearing on the show from its inception in 1975 through 1980. She originated the characters of Sheri The Valley Girl and Connie Conehead, among others.

Newman's post-SNL film career has been in supporting roles and as a voice artist in animated features. Newman also works as a writer and editor, contributing to the online magazine One For The Table and occasionally to the Huffington Post. She has also contributed articles for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer, and McSweeney's. She wrote the foreword to the book version of the UCB Production Worst Laid Plans.

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