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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 May 1967Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameAna Kristina Gasteyer
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 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 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 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 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 Stephen Sondheim's "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 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 (2009), Mean Girls (2004), The Women (2008), What Women Want (2000), Woman on Top (2000), Dick (1999) and What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001).

Other television credits include The Good Wife (2009), Chuck (2007), Showtime's Reefer Madness: Grass Roots (2005), Frasier (1993), Just Shoot Me! (1997), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), NYPD Blue (1993), Mad About You (1992)_, Law & Order (1990), Party of Five (1994), Seinfeld: The Soup Nazi (1995), as well as guest hosting The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005), Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) and The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996).

Upcoming, she will be seen in the Tyler Perry-produced film, Peeples (2013), 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 (1999), opposite Larry David.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Charlie McKittrick (9 November 1996 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (20)

Graduated from Northwestern University. Was a member of The Groundlings comedy troup.
Graduate of Sidwell Friends High School (alma mater of Chelsea Clinton).
Used to be friends with President Jimmy Carter's daughter, Amy Carter, while the Carter family lived in Washington, D.C. She once even played the violin for Anwar Sadat, former president of Egypt.
Her first name is pronounced "On-uh".
She is the first cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975) to be pregnant while on the show.
Ana delivered a 9 pound, 1 ounce baby girl named Frances Mary McKittrick in June 2002.
August 2002: Announced that she would not be returning for a new season of Saturday Night Live (1975). She had been on the show for 6 years.
In Mean Girls (2004), she played a tenured professor at her real-life alma mater, Northwestern University.
Involved in Paul Warshauer's improvisational comedy, "Me-Ow", show at Northwestern University.
Earned her bachelor of science in speech, theater, and performance studies at Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL.
Although she used a mock shrill, off-key singing voice while paired up hilariously with music teacher "husband" Will Ferrell on SNL, Ana actually possesses an incredible vocal instrument and wowed them in a 2005 Chicago production of "Wicked" as the Wicked Witch, and, more recently, as Mrs. Peachum in "The Threepenny Opera" on Broadway.
Her father, Phil Gasteyer, is the mayor of Corrales in New Mexico where he and Ana's mother, Mariana (an artist), moved in their retirement.
Gave birth to a son, Ulysses McKittrick, in March, 2008.
She was nominated for a 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Wicked!", at the Broadway in Chicago-Wicked Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
She was nominated for a 2008 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Passion" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
She revealed in an episode of the National Public Radio program "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" that her audition for Saturday Night Live (1975) included impressions of an NPR talk radio host (similar to the character in the famous "Delicious Dish" sketch), Martha Stewart and Cokie Roberts.
Playing "Mrs. Peachum" in the new Broadway revival of "Threepenny Opera", translated by Wallace Shawn. [March 2006]
Currently starring as Elphaba in the Chicago production of "Wicked". [July 2005]
performing as Elphaba the wicked witch in the Broadway production of "Wicked" [October 2006]

Personal Quotes (2)

I'm a liberal inside a liberal's body.
You know, once somebody knows you can sing Elphaba, it's like being able to sing Evita -- people shut up about it already.

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