Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
A member of the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe The Groundlings, Hooks first auditioned for SNL in 1985 but was turned down (mostly because, at age 28, she was thought to be too old for the show). After the 1985 season proved a ratings disaster, she was offered a contract in 1986 and helped to pull the show out of its slump along with Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, and others.
Hooks left SNL in 1991 to join the cast of the sitcom Designing Women. Since then she has made appearances in several movies, done voice work on The Simpsons, and starred as Dixie Glick in the series Primetime Glick .
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details