Jan Hooks was born in Decatur, Georgia and lived in Atlanta until her family moved to Florida during her high school years. While in high school, her attention turned from cheerleading to school theater productions. She attended the University of West Florida and became active in regional and…more
Was formerly part of the improv group the Groundlings.
Originally turned down for a regular spot on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) in 1985 because they thought at age 28, she was too old; so they hired her the next year, when she was 29.