Ana Gasteyer

D.O.B: May 04, 1967 |  Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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Ana Gasteyer is best-known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live (1975). 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, Céline Dion and Hillary Clinton.

Biography

Ana Gasteyer is best-known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live (1975). 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, Céline Dion and Hillary Clinton. She returned to SNL as Margaret Jo in NPRS 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 Joseph 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 Enslers acclaimed off-Broadway hit, The Vagina Monologues, and Manhattan Theatre Clubs hit production of Kimberly Akimbo, by celebrated playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ana also starred as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Gasteyer starred to rave reviews as Fosca in Gary Griffins production of Stephen Sondheims Passion at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, earning a Joseph 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 Actors 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.