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Thea Vidale


November 20, 1957 (age 53)
Washington, D.C.


Comedian, Actress

Thea Vidale (born November 20, 1957, in Washington, D.C.), is an American stand-up comedian and actress.

She began her career doing stand-up comedy in comic clubs in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles. As an actress, she has made numerous guest appearances on sitcoms, including Ellen, The Wayans Bros., The Drew Carey Show, and My Wife and Kids. She may be best known for her portrayal of "Thea" on the short-lived sitcom Thea for which she was nominated for a People's Choice Award as Favorite Female in a New Series. She has also starred in the Master P comedy Repos.

In 1999, promoted by Scott Sherman of Atlantic Entertainment Group, Vidale appeared at the Philadelphia GLBT Pride Fest, her first GLBT event, with comic Etta May. Both were honored by the city's mayor, who officially named the day simultaneously "Thea Vidale Day" & "Etta May Day".

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