Nora Dunn was born in Chicago in 1952. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago and studied acting in San Francisco. Her first big professional acting experience was with the Chicago comedy troupe Second City. Having established her chops as a comedienne, her big break came with her roles on "Saturday Night Live" in the mid 1980s. She gained notoriety for her impressions of a wide array of leading women, including Imelda Marcos, Ann Landers, and representative Pat Schroeder. Offended by comedian Andrew Dice Clay's attitudes towards women, she "boycotted" a 1990 "Saturday Night Live" episode because he was the guest host. She left to do other television work, with notable roles in "Entourage," "The Nanny," and "Sisters." Her first movie role was in "Working Girl," but her biggest movie role was as a reporter opposite George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in the 1999 "Three Kings." She married Ray Hutcherson, a playwright, in 1987 and divorce in 1995. In 1998, she married Sean McGarry.