Friday, November 21, 2008

Two new featured players on SNL: Michaela Watkins & Abby Elliott

What with Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey having left... then Maya Rudolph... and now Amy Poehler... SNL has been finding the funny females, starting with Casey Wilson (she hasn't made me laugh yet, though). Add another two ladies, including the daughter of SNL alumni, Chris Elliott!!! That puts the lady count back up to four, with Kristen, Casey, Michaela, and Abby.

Michaela (37) is on the left, and Abby (21) is on the right:

Abby logged time in Upright Citizen's Brigade (Amy Poehler, Bobby Moynihan), and Michaela is an alumni from the Groundlings (Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman, Kristen Wiig).

On November 15, 2008, SNL added two new featured players. Let's take a look-see...

Michaela Watkins

Bigger image:

Michaela Suzanne Watkins (born December 14, 1971) is an American actress, perhaps most known for her various comedic roles in the Groundlings Company (Los Angeles); and as the role of "Lucy" in the 4th season of The New Adventures of Old Christine. In November 15, 2008, she became the newest member of Saturday Night Live cast with Abby Elliott. Other guest star appearances include: Eli Stone, Californication, Grey's Anatomy, Without A Trace, Malcolm in the Middle, Charmed, Medium, and others.

Watkins was born in Syracuse, New York, the youngest of three daughters, to Myrna (née Seidband) and Mark Watkins, a Mathematics Professor at Syracuse University. Michaela is a graduate of Boston University, where she studied theater and acting. Watkins has been active in Los Angeles Theatre for many years, taking on roles with Circle X Theatre and 2100 Square Feet.

Starting on November 15, 2008, she became a featured cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Abby Elliott

Bigger image:

Abby Elliott (born June 16, 1987) is an American actress and comedian who currently is a featured player on Saturday Night Live. She is the third generation of her family to have been featured on the show; her father is actor and comedian Chris Elliott who was also briefly an SNL cast member and her grandfather is Bob Elliott of the popular comedy duo Bob & Ray who co-starred in a SNL special in 1979. She also has been on King of The Hill.

She's only 21 years old!!

'SNL' taps Abby Elliott, Michaela Watkins

After a months-long casting process, Abby Elliott and Michaela Watkins have been tapped as featured players on NBC's late-night sketch comedy "Saturday Night Live."

Debuting on this week's edition, the two are expected to at least partly fill the void left by the recent departure of Amy Poehler.

Elliott is a second generation "SNL" player. Her dad, actor Chris Elliott, was on the show during the 1994-95 season.

Upright Citizens Brigate/Groundlings performer Abby Elliott is repped by Innovative and manager Tom Demko.

Watkins, also of The Groundlings, recurs on CBS" "The New Adventures of Old Christine" this season. She is repped by APA and Flutie Entertainment.


So will either of these lovely ladies play well with Andy? Newcomer Bobby Moynihan already seems to be hitting it off with Andy. Let's see what the future holds!!!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gosh, there is so much effective material here!

Popular Andy Samberg Posts - This Month

Tags (by frequency)

News_SNL_09 News_SNL_10 Images_07 Videos_FanMade_08 News_Web_09 News SNL 11 Videos_SNL_09-10 Videos SNL 2010-2011 Images_09 News_SNL_08 Videos_FanMade_09 Videos_Movies_07 Images_08 News_Web_08 Videos_FanMade_07 Videos_SNL_08-09 Videos SNL 2011-2012 News Movies 11 Photos 11 Videos_LonelyIsland News_Romance News_TV_09 MTV Movie Awards 09 News_Web_07 Videos_TV_09 Videos_Interviews_09 CD - Incredibad CD - Turtleneck and Chain Videos_SNL_07-08 Joanna Newsom Images_06 Audio Blog Updates News TV 11 Photos 10 Videos_SNL_06-07 Videos_TV_07 News_TV_10 Videos SNL Promos Videos_Live_07 Jorma Taccone Videos_SNL_05-06 News - Sitings 10 Text_Interviews_09 EDitorial_09 Ask Andy Samberg Blog EDitorial_08 News_Movies_07 News_Web_10 Movies - Donny's Boy MusicVideos_SNL News_Movies_08 News_Movies_10 Videos_TV_08 News_Movies_09 News_SNL_07 Text_Interviews_07 EDitorial_10 Videos Interviews 11 Featured Player Update Images_05 Products 09 Videos TV 11 Movies - I Hate You Dad News Web 11 Videos_Live_08 EDitorial 11 SNL Episodes 08-09 Akiva Schaffer Videos TV 10 Videos_Live_09 Digital Shorts 2010-2011 News - CDs Videos_Interviews_07 SNL Episodes 09-10 Videos_FanMade_06 News Sitings 11 News_Web_06 Hot Rod Images - Fan-Made Magazines MusicVideos_LonelyIsland Products 08 Videos Interviews 10 Digital Shorts 08-09 Digital Shorts 09-10 Text Interviews 11 Text_Interviews_08 Videos Web 11 Videos_Movies_08 Icons SNL Impressions Justin Timberlake Videogames Videos_Interviews_08 Digital Shorts 2011-2012 FAQ Videos_TV_06 EDitorial_07 News_CDs_09 News_SNL_06 Text Interviews 10 Videos Live 11 SNL Recap 07-08 Videos Weekend Update Videos_FanMade_10 Videos_Movies_09 Videos_TV_05 News SNL 12 SNL Statistics 08-09 Twitter Update thelonelyislandfan Animated GIF Classic Andy Comic Con 09 Drawings Images_04 SNL Recap 05-06 SNL Recap 08-09 SNL Recap 10-11 Videos - Justin Timberlake EDitorial 12 News TV 12 Studio News Videos Cold Open Videos_TV_04 Wallpapers Caption Andy Costumes Discussion Merchandise 11 Movies - Celeste and Jesse Forever News - Sitings 09 Products 10 Text_Interviews_06 Videos Fan-Made 11 Videos Movies 11 Videos_Live_06 Bill Hader Rokk Vodka SNL Lessons SNL Transcripts 08-09 Videos Movies 10 Videos_Live_10