Amy Sedaris (born March 29, 1961) is an actress and comedian, best known as Jerri Blank on the cult TV series ''Series/StrangersWithCandy''. She has also written a book called ''I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence''.

She is the younger sister of the humorist and ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' contributor Creator/DavidSedaris. Despite being the ButtMonkey in several of his tales of the Sedaris family, they are said to be very close friends as adults; they're certainly close enough to write plays together as "The Talent Family".
!!This actress provides examples of:
* BeautyInversion: Sedaris wanted to avert HollywoodHomely for her character in ''Strangers With Candy'', so she made the character into TheGrotesque.
* {{Irony}}: She is currently appearing in a TV advert for a washing machine additive, and is dressed as the perfect Stepford Wife in fifties clothes and hairdo. It is obvious she's exaggerating the stereotype for laughs; and the pose becomes hilarious when you discover she is ''also'' Jeri Blank...
* OlderThanTheyLook
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She stands at only five feet tall.
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Averted- Even though she's one of the best living arguments against the whole "Women can't be funny or strong" claim, she's often seen dressed like a Fairy Princess Homemaker.
* RefugeInAudacity: If you've seen her show, you know what we're talking about.
* SesameStreetCred