Ana Gasteyer Biography

Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Wiki Biography: Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on "Saturday Night Live". During her six year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton. She returned to SNL as Margaret Jo in "NPR'S Delicious Dish" and the infamous "Muffin Top" sketch with Betty White, which Gasteyer created and wrote. On stage, she made her triumphant Broadway debut as Columbia in "The Rocky Horror Show." Since then, Gasteyer earned raves as Elphaba in "Wicked" on Broadway & originated the role for the Chicago production, earning a Jefferson Award nomination. Other New York theater credits include the Tony-nominated Broadway productions of "The Royal Family" directed by Doug Hughes, "The Threepenny Opera" with Alan Cumming and Jim Dale, Eve Ensler's acclaimed Off-Broadway hit "The Vagina Monologues" and Manhattan Theatre Club's hit production of "Kimberly Akimbo" by celebrated playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ana also she starred as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Gasteyer starred to rave reviews as Fosca in Gary Griffin's production of Sondheim's "Passion" at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, earning a Jefferson Award nomination for her performance. She also co-starred in the one-night-only star-studded Actors Fund benefit concerts of "Funny Girl," "Hair," and "A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser." Ana can be heard on the Actor's Fund Recording of Hair and the Reefer Madness Soundtrack. Other theatrical credits include the national tour of "The Real Live Brady Bunch," as well as productions of "The Odyssey" and "The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci," both directed by Mary Zimmerman. Prior to joining SNL, Gasteyer honed her comedy skills at The Groundlings, the famed Los Angeles improv-sketch comedy group. On film, Ana has been seen in "Dare," "Mean Girls," "The Women," "What Women Want," "Woman On Top," "Dick," and "What's The Worse That Could Happen?" Other television credits include "The Good Wife," "Chuck," Showtime's "Reefer Madness," "Frasier," "Just Shoot Me," "3rd Rock From The Sun," "NYPD Blue," "Mad About You," "Law & Order," "Party of Five," "Seinfeld" (the "Soup Nazi" episode), as well as guest hosting "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Live With Regis" and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." Upcoming, she will be seen in the Tyler Perry produced film "We The Peeples" opposite Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles and Diahann Carroll and in the next season of HBO's hit series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" opposite Larry David.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Suburgatory 2011 - 2012 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Courting Courtney Rosemary Colletti 1997 Comedy
Meet the Deedles 1998 Comedy, Family
What Women Want 2000 Biography, 0
Geppetto 2000 Family, Musical, Fantasy
Woman on Top 2000 Comedy, Romance
Mean Girls Cady's Mom 2004 0
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical Mae Coleman 2006 Comedy, Musical
The Women Pat 2008 Comedy, Drama
Dare Ruth Berger 2009 0, Biography
Finn on the Fly Dr. Madsen 2009 0
Fully Loaded Jane 2011 Comedy
Robot & Frank Shoplady 2012 Sport, 0, 0
Geography Club Mrs. Toles 2013 Comedy
Peeples Mayor Hodge 2013 Comedy, Romance
Rapture-Palooza Mrs. Lewis 2013 Comedy, Fantasy