Annabelle Gurwitch is an American comedic actress, activist, and author. She is best known as hostess of TBS's Dinner and a Movie, commentator on NPR, host of Planet Green's Wa$ted!, and news anchor of HBO's Award-winning, satirical, Not Necessarily the News.
Annabelle’s many television appearances include Real Time with Bill Maher, CBS This Morning, Queen Latifah Show, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Fox and Friends, Show Biz Tonight, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Theatre credits include the critically acclaimed, Joe and Betty, as Betty, and listed 'Top Ten Performances of the Year' for two consecutive years by The New York Times and Los Angeles Times (Jose Quintero Theatre). Other theatre credits include Annabelle's one-woman show, I See You Made an Effort (Skylight Theatre); The Dew Point (Theatre Row); Uncommon Women and Others (2econd Stage Theatre); and as Mrs. Abramowitz in A Coney Island Christmas (Geffen Playhouse).
Gurwitch’s New York Times Bestseller, I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50, was also a New York Times Book of Style Selection and named one of Kirkus Reviews’ 10 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh. Her book, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, a self-hurt marital memoir, co-written with her Emmy Award-winning husband, Jeff Kahn, was adapted for theater.
Gurwitch turned being fired by Woody Allen into her book, Fired! Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed. Her acclaimed documentary has played everywhere―from Showtime to the Labor Department on Capitol Hill. Fired! and Gurwitch were featured in TIME Magazine's cover story, “Ten Ideas that are Changing the World.”