Cheri Oteri was born on 19th September 1962, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, graduating from Archbishop Prendergast High School, then moved to Los Angeles when she was 25, where she worked in Promotions for A&M records for 4 years, and joined up with the Groundlings, an improv-sketch based comedy group. One night, a "Saturday Night Live" (1975) rep was in the audience and liked her, so she flew down to New York to audition, made it, and debuted on Sept. 9, 1995. Since then, she has appeared in four films, has been in numerous magazines.IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Often plays characters who are upbeat, perky, or hyper
Known for her role on SNL as Arianna, the Spartans cheerleader wanna-be, who cheers with Craig, the male Spartans cheerleader wanna-be
Worked as a Co-ordinator in the Promotion Department of A & M Records [1990-1994]
Cheri is most known for her role on NBC'S "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
Presented at the 2000 GLAAD Media Awards to honor films and TV shows that accurately portray gay and lesbian people.
Her SNL character Rita Delvechio is based on her grandmother.
Cheri is the niece of production designer Barbara Pietsch.
Siblings are Denise, Brian and Tommy Jr.
Her father, Gaetano Thomas "Tommy" Oteri was a record producer in Nashville. He was allegedly murdered on April 26, 2008 by his friend/roommate, songwriter Richard Fagan. Oteri died from a "significant laceration" to his wrist caused by Fagan's pocket knife.
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