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comediennes talk ageism in hollywood

This roundtable discussion was featured on the website forThe Hollywood Reporter(THR.com) in 2009. It highlights successful female comedic actresses – including Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Amy Poehler and Christina Applegate, among others – discussing the ways that their age has impacted the types of roles for which they are considered (or, quite often, not considered) in Hollywood.


Do you think that male comedic actors experience the same type of constraints that female comedic actors do? Why or why not?

The actresses featured in this video are some of the most successful in television and film – how do you think their experience is similar or different from actresses who have had less success in the industry?

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