Andy Samberg Wikipedia

Andy Samberg
Samberg at the Time 100 Gala, May 4, 2010
Birth nameDavid A. J. Samberg
Born(1978-08-18) August 18, 1978 (age 35)

Berkeley, California, U.S.
MediumInternet, stand-up, music, television, film
Years active2001–present
GenresSketch comedy, Situational comedy, Comedy hip hop
InfluencesMel Brooks, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler
SpouseJoanna Newsom (m. 2013)
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

2007 Saturday Night Live
Golden Globe Awards
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy

2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
David A. J. "Andy" Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American actor, comedian, writer, and member of the comedy group The Lonely Island. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2012), where he and his fellow group members have been credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts. He also starred in Hot Rod, I Love You, Man, That's My Boy, Celeste and Jesse Forever and Hotel Transylvania. He currently stars in the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, for which he won a Golden Globe in 2014.


      Early life

      Samberg was born in Berkeley, California. His mother, Marjorie "Margi" (née Marrow), is an elementary school teacher, and his father, Joe, is a photographer. He has two sisters, Johanna and Darrow. His family is Jewish, and his maternal grandfather, industrial psychologist and philanthropist Alfred J. Marrow, served as the executive chair of the American Jewish Congress. Samberg has described himself as "not particularly religious" and is a third cousin of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin (their maternal grandfathers were first). Samberg discovered Saturday Night Live as a child, while sneaking past his parents to watch professional wrestling on television. He became obsessed with the show and his devotion to comedy was frustrating to teachers who felt he was unfocused on his schoolwork. Samberg graduated from Berkeley High School in 1996, where he became interested in creative writing and has stated: "[Writing classes] were the ones that I put all my effort into... that's what I cared about and that's what I ended up doing." He attended college at University of California, Santa Cruz, for two years before transferring to New York University, from which he graduated in 2000.


      He majored in experimental film, where he starred as "Monkey" in the music video for James Kochalka's song "Monkey vs. Robot". Before joining the late night comedy show SNL, Samberg was a YouTube and internet star who made his own comedy videos with his two friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. When YouTube was created in 2005, the streaming of their videos became much more widespread over the internet. He became a featured player on the show in part because of the work he'd done on his own sketch comedy website that helped them land an agent and eventually get hired at SNL. Prior to joining its cast, Samberg was (and remains) a member of the comedy troupe The Lonely Island (along with Taccone and Schaffer). The trio began writing for Saturday Night Live in 2005 and released their debut album, Incredibad, in 2009. Samberg has appeared in numerous theatrical films, commercials, music videos and has hosted special events, including the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. In 2012, Samberg delivered the Class Day speech at Harvard University and starred with Adam Sandler twice in That's My Boy and Hotel Transylvania. In September 2012, Samberg played Dale Ashbrick in a BBC Three's, Cuckoo and detective Jake Peralta in FOX's police sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine which first aired on September 17, 2013.

      Saturday Night Live

      Samberg in 2007
      In September 2005, Samberg joined SNL as a featured player along with his two friends as the show's writing staff. Though his live sketch roles were limited in his first year, he appeared in many prerecorded sketches including commercial parodies and various other filmed segments. On December 17, 2005, he and Chris Parnell starred in the Digital Short show "Lazy Sunday", a hip hop song performed by two Manhattanites on a quest to see the film The Chronicles of Narnia. The short quickly became an Internet phenomenon and garnered Samberg significant media and public attention, as did "Dick in a Box," a duet with Justin Timberlake that won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. His comedy troupe's collaboration with T-Pain, the "I'm on a Boat" music video, had over 56 million views on YouTube after debuting on February 7, 2009, and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Another digital short, "Motherlover" (also featuring Timberlake), was released on May 10, 2009 (to commemorate Mother's Day), and is a sequel of "Dick in a Box." Outside of his prerecorded segments, he also participated in recurring live segments, such as his Blizzard Man sketch. On June 1, 2012, Samberg's spokesperson announced that he had left the show. He returned to the show as the host on the Season 39 finale in 2014.

      Celebrity Impressions
      • Aaron Carter
      • Adam Duritz
      • Andy Lewis
      • Billy Bob Thornton
      • Chuck Norris
      • David Blaine
      • David Bryan
      • Diablo Cody
      • Crispin Glover
      • Dustin Diamond
      • Dylan Sprouse
      • Elton John
      • Jack Johnson
      • James Blunt
      • Jimmy Fallon
      • John Stockton
      • Juliette Lewis
      • Keanu Reeves
      • Ken Mehlman
      • Kevin Federline
      • Mark Spitz
      • Mark Wahlberg
      • Mark Zuckerberg
      • Matthew Lesko
      • Matt Prater
      • Mayim Bialik
      • Michael Sessions
      • Nicolas Cage
      • Prince William
      • Rahm Emanuel
      • Rick Santorum
      • Robert Smith
      • Sanjaya Malakar
      • Taboo
      • Thomas Beatie
      • Zac Efron
      • Zooey Deschanel

      Personal life

      After five years of dating, Samberg announced his engagement to musician Joanna Newsom in February 2013 and they married on September 21, 2013 in Big Sur, California. Samberg describes himself as a "superfan" of Newsom's music, and they first met at one of her concerts.



      2007Hot RodRod Kimble
      2008Nick and Norah's Infinite PlaylistHomeless Man
      2008Space ChimpsHam III (voice)
      2008Extreme MovieCo-writer
      2009I Love You, ManRobbie Klaven
      2009Cloudy With a Chance of MeatballsBrent McHale (voice)
      2010Freaknik: The MusicalChad (voice)Television film
      2011What's Your Number?Gerry Perry
      2011Friends with BenefitsQuincy
      2012That's My BoyTodd Peterson/Han Solo BergerNominated – Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Adam Sandler)
      2012The WatchCasual Wanker #1Cameo
      2012Celeste and Jesse ForeverJesse Abrams
      2012Hotel TransylvaniaJonathan (voice)
      2013Grown Ups 2Male Cheerleader
      2013The To Do ListVan King
      2013Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2Brent McHale (voice)
      2014NeighborsToga #1Cameo


      2003–2004The 'BuAaron7 episodes; Also writer
      2004Channel 101Johnny RicePilot
      2005Arrested DevelopmentStage ManagerEpisode: "Righteous Brothers"
      2005House of CosbysToothpaste (voice)2 episodes
      2005–2012Saturday Night LiveVarious roles139 episodes; Also writer

      Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for "Dick In A Box") (2007)

      Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite Web Celeb (2010)

      Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for "Motherlover") (2009)

      Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for "Shy Ronnie") (2010)

      Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for "Jack Sparrow) (2011)

      Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for "3 Way (The Golden Rule)") (2011)

      Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for "I Just Had Sex") (2011)

      Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian (2009)

      Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Web Star (2009)

      Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian (2011)

      Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Other Comedian (2012)
      2008Human GiantJonathan4 episodes
      2009–2011American Dad!Ricky the Raptor / Antichrist (voices)2 episodes
      2010The Sarah Silverman ProgramTroy BulletinboardEpisode: "Smellin' of Troy"
      2010Parks and RecreationCarl LorthnerEpisode: "Park Safety"
      2011, 2014Adventure TimeParty Pat / Bear #1 (voices)2 episodes
      2012PortlandiaAndyEpisode: "Mixology"
      201230 RockHimselfEpisode: "The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell"
      2012Spongebob SquarepantsColonel Carper (voice)Episode: "Hello Bikini Bottom!"
      2012CuckooDale Ashbrick/Cuckoo6 episodes
      201328th Independent Spirit AwardsHostTV special
      2013The AwesomesKid Crab (voice)Episode: "Pilot: Part 2"
      2013–presentBrooklyn Nine-NineJake PeraltaAlso producer

      Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy (2014)

      Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2014)

      Nominated – People's Choice Award for Best Actor in a New TV Series (2014)

      Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy (2014)
      2014Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "Andy Samberg/St. Vincent"

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