Nora Eloise Dunn (born April 29, 1952) is an American actress and comedian, known for her work on the NBC sketch variety TV series Saturday Night Live. She portrays Janet Smythe on Best Friends Whenever.
Dunn was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Margaret (née East), a nurse, and John Dunn, a musician and poet. Her brother is actor Kevin Dunn. She was raised in a Catholic family, and has Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. Dunn attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1970 to 1972, San Francisco City College, and the Academy of Fine Arts.
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