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Amy Lamé.

Amy Lamé (born January 21, 1971) is an American born, British radio and television presenter, comedienne, model, club promoter, and writer.

Lamé was born in 1971 and raised in New Jersey. She attended Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and moved to London in 1992. Having worked at First Out, a London lesbian and gay café, Amy became prominent in London's alternative lesbian and gay scene when she launched a club night called Duckie with Simon Strange in 1995 at the Vauxhall Tavern, a pub in Vauxhall, South London. Duckie continues to run every Saturday, and under the direction of Strange and Lamé. The Duckie brand has also included larger-scale club night projects and award-winning theatre events.

Lamé works as a radio presenter with Danny Baker on BBC London 94.9 and appeared on his podcast, the All Day Breakfast Show. She also appeared in the second UK series of Celebrity Fit Club and has made regular appearances on the programmes Loose Women and Richard & Judy. Early in her career, she appeared (uncredited) on TFI Friday in their Fat Lookalikes feature as a fat Pam Ayres, and has appeared in a video for Oasis.

Lame also developed a semi-fictional stage show, The Mama Cass Family Singers, which she performed at the Edinburgh Festival and for a short run at the Soho Theatre in London.

Lamé has a distinctive look. She is a large woman with trademark fly-away black-rimmed spectacles and an ironic take on the 1950s American housewife style. She takes occasional modelling work, and her face used to be seen on packets of Hula Hoops.

On 6 March 2009, Lamé had a civil partnership with her British partner Jenny, usually referred to as "the Strawberry Blonde", in Pimlico.[1][2] She became a British citizen in early 2007.[1]

After receiving a pink knitted breast from I Knit London on the opening night of her show, "The Mama Cass Family Singers", at the Soho Theatre, she learnt to knit and crochet. She can regularly be seen crocheting on stage at her Saturday night club night, Duckie, at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. In November 2007 Amy appeared at their UK Stitch 'n Bitch Day launching her project Pom-Pom International, described on the website as 'a global phenomenon of yarny art!' She has subsequently held pom-pom making parties at Duckie and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2008 and will return to I Knit London's I Knit Day in September 2008.
Amy took part in ITV2's CelebAir, in which celebrities trained as air stewards/stewardesses, finishing second.

References

  1. ^ a b "Famous Gay & Lesbian Celebrities". QueerAttitude.com. http://www.queerattitude.com/society/famous.php. Retrieved 2008-01-04.  
  2. ^ Sims, Fiona (2007-11-14). "Amy Lamé". Decanter.com. http://www.decanter.com/archive/article.php?id=155660. Retrieved 2008-01-04.  

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