Photos with Darlene Violette
Darlene Violette is a New York City based actor, writer and comedienne. A native of Taunton, MA, she is a graduate of the Trinity Repertory Conservatory in Providence, RI. Darlene's television credits include appearances on Louie, 30 Rock, The Heart, She Holler, Ugly Betty, Wonder Showzen, Delocated, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, and opposite Kate Winslet in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. Read more... Badly directed by Marc Turtletaub. She has also appeared extensively in NYC theater productions, indie films and national commercial and print campaigns. A gifted comedienne, Darlene is a veteran of the stand up circuit where she has performed regularly at venues throughout NYC and up and down the East Coast, including her own shows at Carolines and Don't Tell Mama in NY. She also did warm up comedy for the 10th season of the Ricki Lake Show and the short lived Life and Style starring Jules Asner. She studied playwriting at Trinity Rep Conservatory with Eliza Anderson and at Studio Dante with Francine Volpe. She studied sketch comedy writing at The Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC. As a writer she has written plays, sketches and a web series. She has produced several theatrical productions. She is writing a stage play and a screenplay about the life and career of screen legend Mae West. Some of her all time favorite actors/performers include Anne Bancroft, Mae West and Carroll Burnett.