Lori Beth Denberg
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Denberg in 2011
Born (1976-02-02) February 2, 1976 (age 46)
OccupationActress, comedian
Years active1994–present

Lori Beth Denberg (born February 2, 1976)[1] is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her work as an original cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That and for her role as Lydia Liza Gutman on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show.

Early life

Denberg was born February 2, 1976, in the Northridge section of Los Angeles, California.[2][3]


She began her career appearing on Nickelodeon's All That (from 1994 to 1998), the first three seasons of Figure It Out as a regular panelist (from 1997 to 1998), and then The WB's The Steve Harvey Show (from 1998 to 2002).

On Figure It Out, Denberg had a knack for guessing the correct answer just before the contestant could win the grand prize, often even before the end of the second round, as her questions and guesses were more serious and better thought out, as opposed to the sillier questions and guesses that other panelists (particularly Kevin Kopelow and Danny Tamberelli) would give.

She appeared in the 1997 film Good Burger with fellow All That castmates Josh Server, Kenan Thompson, and Kel Mitchell. She had a minor role in the film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story in 2004, playing cheerleader Martha Johnstone. Denberg reunited with her All That cast members for the 2011 Comikaze Expo. She joked at the expo that she was now "living out her old age." She made a brief cameo in a 2012 episode of Workaholics as herself.[4]

In February 2018, she joined fellow All That castmates for a semi-reunion on the MTV show Wild 'N Out, which aired the following month. She also appeared in an episode of Double Dare that pit Thompson against Mitchell to assist in the demonstration of physical challenges.

In December 2018, Denberg appeared in “Discontinued”, a special hosted by YouTube star Andre Meadows. The special looks at the rise and fall of the world's most famous discontinued foods, toys, customs, and businesses.[5]

Denberg returned as a recurring guest star in the 2019 revival of All That, reprising her Loud Librarian role and "passing the torch" as the host of Vital Information to new cast member Reece Caddell.[6][7]

She competes on the twenty-fourth season of Worst Cooks in America, the show's seventh celebrity edition titled That's So '90s, airing in April and May 2022.[8]



1997Good BurgerConnie Muldoon
2004Dodgeball: A True Underdog StoryMartha JohnstoneCredited as LB Denberg
200618 Fingers of Death!Shirley House
2018Ham on RyeUno Queen
2019Lost Treasure of the ValleyMollyShort film; also served as executive producer


1994–1998; 2019–2020All ThatVarious rolesMain role (seasons 1-4); recurring (season 11)
1997–1998Figure It OutHerself/panelistSeason 1-3
1998–2002The Steve Harvey ShowLydia Liza GutmanRecurring season 3, series regular seasons 4-6
1998The Mystery Files of Shelby WooTrishEpisode: "The UFO Mystery"
2004Malcolm in the MiddleRonnieEpisode: "Dirty Magazine"
2012WorkaholicsHerselfEpisode: "True Dromance"
2016Double Dare Anniversary SpecialHerselfContestant in first game filmed at San Diego Comic-Con
2017Hollywood DarlingsHerselfEpisode: "She's Not All That"
201790's HouseHerselfEpisode: "The One With the Sitcom"
2018Wild 'n OutHerselfEpisode: "All That Takeover" [9]
2018Double DareHerself"Team Kel vs. Team Kenan" (Season 1, Episode 33)[10]
2022Worst Cooks in AmericaHerselfContestant (season 24)


  1. ^ Holland, Steve (1998). All That: Fresh Out the Box. Pocket Books. p. 11. ISBN 9780671019587.
  2. ^ Spencer, Ashley (January 17, 2020). "What Happened to Lori Beth Denberg?". Vice.com. Vice. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Clare, Erin (April 9, 2014). "Did you know they were in this?". Washington Jewish Week. Archived from the original on February 4, 2021.
  4. ^ Vitcavage, Adam (June 6, 2012). "Workaholics Review: "True Dromance" (Episode 3.02)". Paste. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Yang, Rachel (2018-11-28). "TV News Roundup: ABC Sets Premiere Date for 'Goldbergs' Spinoff 'Schooled'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  6. ^ Anderton, Ethan (June 14, 2019). "'All That' Is Back: Watch the Return of 'Good Burger' and Lori Beth Denberg's Loud Librarian". /Film. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  7. ^ "Vital Information: Lori Beth Passes Desk on to Reece Caddell - All That". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22.
  8. ^ Knolle, Sharon; Lash, Jolie (March 16, 2022). "Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition: That's So 90s Cast". TheWrap. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  9. ^ Matthews, Liam (February 12, 2018). "Kenan and Kel Reunited with Other All That Alums on Wild 'n Out". TV Guide. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  10. ^ Lawrence, Derek (June 25, 2018). "Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell reuniting to compete on special episode of Double Dare". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 26, 2018.

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