Andrea Savage was born on February 20, 1973 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Andrea Kristen Savage. She is an actress and writer, known for I'm Sorry (2017), Veep (2012) and Step Brothers (2008).
Graduated from Cornell University. Majored in political science and Spanish with a minor in law studies.
Has lived in Seville, Spain for one year.
Is an alumna of the prestigious Groundlings Theatre.
Performs stand-up comedy at the Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House and numerous smaller venues around Los Angeles.
Was in a relationship with Chris Hardwick in 2002-2003.
Has one child (b.2009) with her husband.
She is of three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish and one quarter Greek descent (her maternal grandfather was of Greek origin).
She admits her concept for her TV series "I'm Sorry" is largely autobiographical.
She studied Spanish in school and used the "fluent accent" for her character as the Brazilian exchange student Renata Vargas on "Sweet Valley High".
Writes and performs regularly for the web show "Live Funny or Die!".
Personal Quotes (5)
I don't think I'm nearly as awkward in real life. These [characters and skits she plays] are all based on real situations, but I usually don't go that extra step like happens in the pilot. But I definitely like to push the envelope in life and in situations to be funny and say somewhat inappropriate stuff to, a lot of time, shock my husband or friends.
[on her being the only true creative force for the show "I'm Sorry]: I truly am the only chef in the kitchen. If it works? Great. If it doesn't, I do not have anyone to blame. This has pretty much been my vision, top to bottom and everyone has just supported it. It's nice to have to some pretty good comedy cred behind you.
I had an idea for wanting to do one of those single point-of-view shows that was like kind of playing a version of yourself and based on your life. I developed a lot of shows over the years and script development and . . . I really was just getting a little weary of the mom roles that were coming to me as I was approaching 40 and was like, "Why does every mom role have to be married and sexless and boring, or a terrible mother? I was like, I'm a mom, but I also do a lot of other things, and I'm layered and nuanced. I have funny stories that have to do with parenting but also have nothing to do with parenting. I wanted to show a female character on TV that I had never seen before.
Oh, my God, I always say if I'm being nice to you, I probably don't like you.
[on production of "I'm Sorry"]: The things I thought were going to be the hardest, like 'Oh my God, I'm in every scene. How am I going to know all of these lines? I also have to do rewrites! All that stuff ended up easier than being in charge of a hundred people and the dynamics that go with that and the personalities and just making sure departments were getting along and feeling listened to. All of that was so much of my day. All of a sudden, you're like the CEO of a company, which is a lot."