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ON WHOSAY SINCE: Mar 28, 2013

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 hich Gasteyer created and wrote.

Ana can currently be seen as "Sheila Shay" on ABC's hit new hit comedy SUBURGATORY and she recently appeared opposite Larry David in the latest season of HBO's CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

On stage, she made her triumphant Broadway debut as Columbia in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.

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 riffin'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, WHAT'S THE WORST 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 KILBORN, LIVE WITH REGIS and THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW.

Upcoming, she will be seen in three films: the Tyler Perry produced film WE THE PEEPLES opposite Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles and Diahann Carroll; the Lionsgate film RAPTUREPALOOZA with Anna Kendrick and Rob Corddry; and Paramount's FUN SIZE with Johnny Knoxville, Victoria Justica and Chelsea Handler for director Josh Schwartz.

Ana is the brand ambassador for Weight Watchers Online.