Danielle Caroline Schneider is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is the star and co-creator of the Hulu reality TV parody series The Hotwives. She also co-hosts (alongside Casey Wilson) the Earwolf podcast Bitch Sesh, which discusses the The Real Housewives franchise.
Life and career
Schneider appeared regularly as a panelist on Best Week Ever and various other VH1 commentary programs. She has played a Paris Hilton-like debutante on Fox's My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss, she starred in Trio's The Pop Culture Round-Up: White Noise, Comedy Central's Contest Searchlight with Denis Leary, was a cast member of VH1's prank show Sledgehammer, guest-starred on NBC's Happy Family and Comedy Central's Crossballs. Schneider has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and voiced various characters on MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch and the PBS Kids GO! series WordGirl. She also co-starred as Krista in the Spike TV improvised comedy series Players in 2010.
Schneider is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has been a performer and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in New York City and Los Angeles, where she was a member of one of UCB's original improvisational comedy troupes Respecto Montalban. In 2002, her two-woman sketch show Eye Candy, which she wrote and starred in with her creative partner Dannah Phirman, was selected for HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. She has since collaborated with Phirman on other sketch shows such as Let's Get Awkward and Dead Heiresses at the Los Angeles UCB. Dead Heiresses was also developed as a pilot for Comedy Central in 2007.
Schneider and Phirman wrote the screenplay for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and are currently working on scripts for the upcoming movies Catfight for New Line Cinema and Boys Are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them for Universal.
Schneider and Phirman also created and starred in the Hulu reality TV parody series The Hotwives and wrote on the NBC sitcom Marry Me. Schneider also recurred on Marry Me playing the role of Cassie, Gil's (John Gemberling) ex-wife. Schneider and Phirman later worked as writers and story editors on NBC's Telenovela and USA Network's Playing House.
On December 2, 2015, Schneider and Casey Wilson began hosting the Earwolf podcast Bitch Sesh, where they and a guest discuss the previous night's episode of The Real Housewives. Guests have included June Diane Raphael, Jerry O'Connell, Matt Besser, Jessica St. Clair, Adam Pally, and Retta. Paul Scheer first announced the show on his podcast How Did This Get Made? and released a special preview episode, describing it as a "sister podcast" to his show, with a focus on discussing reality television instead of movies.
- "Danielle Schneider on Who Charted". Earwolf. July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- UCB Training Center featured in Los Angeles Magazine