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Overview (3)

Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameAna Kristina Gasteyer
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Prior to joining SNL, Gasteyer honed her comedy skills at The Groundlings, the famed Los Angeles improv-sketch comedy group.

She can currently be seen in Maria Bamford's Netflix series Lady Dynamite as foul-mouthed Hollywood agent 'Karen Grisham,' and in TBS's acclaimed series People Of Earth as 'Gina Morrison.'

On stage, Gasteyer has starred in a range of theater productions since her triumphant Broadway debut in the revival of The Rocky Horror Show. In 2006, Gasteyer starred in Wicked on Broadway as 'Elphaba' and originated that role for the Chicago production, which earned her a Jefferson Award nomination. Her credits also include Tony-nominated Broadway productions of The Royal Family and The Threepenny Opera; Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, and Manhattan Theatre Club's Kimberly Akimbo. Gasteyer starred in Funny Girl at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and in Passion at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, which earned her a Jefferson Award nomination. She has performed in musical acts Elegant Songs from a Handsome Woman and Let It Rip, and lent her voice to the Actor's Fund benefit recordings of Hair and Reefer Madness.

She recorded her debut album I'M HIP which is now available on iTunes and continues to tour the country with her live show.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Charles E McKittrick III (9 November 1996 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (21)

Graduated from Northwestern University. Was a member of The Groundlings comedy troup.
Graduate of Sidwell Friends High School (alma mater of Chelsea Clinton).
Portrayed Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live (1975).
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]
She has Greek, Romanian, German, and English ancestry.

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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