Vanessa Bayer


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Vanessa Bayer was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Orange High School. She is best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975). In 2004, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. During her college career, she worked as an intern for Sesame Street (1969) and Late Night ... See full bio »

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Trainwreck Nikki
(2015)
(2016)
Saturday Night Live Various / Miley Cyrus / Jacob / Brecky / Gretchen Carlson / Kourtney Kardashian / Hillary Clinton / Laura Parsons / Elisabeth Hasselbeck / Miss Meadows / Rebecca Stern-Marcowitz-san / Rosa / Vice-Principal / Dawn Lazarus / Elf / Ivanka Trump / Pippa / Reporter / Sophia Grace Brownlee / Toni / Vanessa Bayer / 9th Circuit Court Judge / Addi 'News Flash' Sweeney / Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Shannon / Amelia Earhart / Artemis / Auto Shop Customer / Baby Jessica / Barbara Walters / Betsy Ross / Book Buyer / Bridget / Brookie / Christine / Cindy / Daisy Rose / Dat Snatch / Diane / Diane Keaton / Donna Hamilton / Dr. Debbie Wasserstein / Dunkin' Donuts Customer / Elise / Emily / Felicity Porter / Fox News Anchor / Gilly from Game of Thrones / Girl in CVS Ad / Grandma / Gretl von Trapp / Haley / Heather / Infinity + 5 / Jackie / Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy / Jacqueline Bisset / Janine / Jen Jen Binks / Jennifer Lawrence / Jesse Kerk-Fatone / Jessica / Jingle Barack Woman / Joan of Arc / Kaddafi's Best Friend from Growing Up / Karen / Kelsey / Kim Jong-un's Best Friend from Growing Up / Lady Gaga / Lex Murphy / Luna Lovegood / Maggie Margaret Bond / Maid / Margaret Thatcher / Maria Hill / Mary Louise-Parker / Mary Pat / Merck Executive / Michelle Adelson / Miss Moldova / Miss Trash Vermont / Molly Ringwald / Mrs. Greene / Nadine / Officer / Perfume Ad Woman / Putin's Best Friends from Growing Up / Putin's Friend / Quinn Fabray / Rachel / Rachel Dolezal / Rachel Green / Rachel from Friends / Rebeccah / Rita Pat Carrey / Sarah / Sasha / Shondra's Friend / Shoshanna Shapiro / Snow White / Spencer's Gifts Employee / Steve's Co-Worker / Student Theatre Audience / Susan Lucci / Tara Henry / Target Narrator / Tawna / Terry's Friend / Thanksgiving Mom / The Christmas Candle Giver / Tony / Totino Woman / Tour Visitor / Tourist / Trump Fan's Date / Vanessa / Veronica / Victoria Douglas / Wall Street Journal Reporter / Whatever / White Annie / Woman / Zosia Mamet
(2010-2021)
(2016)

Filmography

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 2022 DC League of Super-Pets
PB (voice)
 2022 Alice's Wonderland Bakery (TV Series short)
Tweedle Do / Daff
 2022 I Love That for You (TV Series)
Joanna Gold
- Shop Cancer's Ass (2022) ... Joanna Gold
- Point of No Returns (2022) ... Joanna Gold
- Crystal Buddiez (2022) ... Joanna Gold
- Daddy's Lil' Cookies (2022) ... Joanna Gold
- Impeccable She Casuals (2022) ... Joanna Gold
 2022 Barry (TV Series)
Morgan Dawn-Cherry
- 710N (2022) ... Morgan Dawn-Cherry
 2022 Lem Can Help (Podcast Series)
 2019-2020 Single Parents (TV Series)
Mia
- Oh Dip, She's Having a Baby (2020) ... Mia
 2018-2020 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Friday / Amy
- Broadway Boundaries (2020) ... Friday
- Filthy Phil, Part II (2020) ... Friday
- Bi-Plane (2020) ... Friday
- The Grief Panda (2019) ... Friday
- The Chick and the Egg Donor (2019) ... Amy
 2020 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Officer Debbie Fogle
- Debbie (2020) ... Officer Debbie Fogle
- The Jimmy Jab Games II (2020) ... Officer Debbie Fogle
- Manhunter (2020) ... Officer Debbie Fogle
 2020 Wander Darkly
Maggie
 2020 Shrill (TV Series)
Justine
- WAHAM (2020) ... Justine
 2019 Helpsters (TV Series)
Rita Reader
- Rita Reader / Cody Gets a Cold (2019) ... Rita Reader
 2019 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (TV Series short)
Baha
- Troll Playing Game/Finn Cascade (2019) ... Baha (voice)
 2016-2019 Drunk History (TV Series)
Martha the Mouth / Mary Gillespie / Carrie Nation
- Whistleblowers (2019) ... Martha the Mouth
- Drunk Mystery (2018) ... Mary Gillespie
- Bar Fights (2016) ... Carrie Nation
 2019 I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (TV Series)
Brenda
- Has This Ever Happened to You? (2019) ... Brenda
 2019 What We Do in the Shadows (TV Series)
Evie
- Werewolf Feud (2019) ... Evie
 2018 Ibiza
Nikki
 2018 Love (TV Series)
Sarah
- Sarah from College (2018) ... Sarah
 2010-2017 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Miley Cyrus / Jacob / ...
- Dwayne Johnson/Katy Perry (2017) ... Dat Snatch / Dawn Lazarus / Various
- Melissa McCarthy/Haim (2017) ... Various
- Chris Pine/LCD Soundsystem (2017) ... Nadine / Dawn Lazarus / Auto Shop Customer / ...
- Jimmy Fallon/Harry Styles (2017) ... Haley / Jacob / Sasha
- Louis C.K./The Chainsmokers (2017) ... Various
 2017 Crashing (TV Series)
Vanessa Bayer
- Julie (2017) ... Vanessa Bayer
 2017 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dr. Clarity Hoffman-Roth
- A Father's Watch (2017) ... Dr. Clarity Hoffman-Roth (voice)
 2017 The Polka King
Bitsy Bear
 2014-2017 Portlandia (TV Series)
Ms. Praeger / Speaker System Customer / Wife / ...
- The Storytellers (2017) ... Ms. Praeger
- You Can Call Me Al (2015) ... Speaker System Customer
- Late in Life Drug Use (2014) ... Wife
- Sharing Finances (2014) ... Bank Clerk
 2016 Modern Family (TV Series)
Marjorie
- Snow Ball (2016) ... Marjorie
 2016 Office Christmas Party
Allison
 2013-2016 Saturday Night Live: Cut for Time (TV Series)
Goddess / Daisy / Bank Clerk / ...
- Goddesses of Creation (2016) ... Goddess
- Alan (2015)
- Grandpa (2015)
- Dance of the Daisies (2015) ... Daisy
- Inner White Girl (2015) ... Bank Clerk
 2016 Carrie Pilby
Tara
 2015 Uber for Jen (Short)
Pregnant Wife
 2015 The Awesomes (TV Series)
Dr. Jill Stein-Awesome-Kaplan
- The Final Showdown (2015) ... Dr. Jill Stein-Awesome-Kaplan
- Super(Hero) Tuesday (2015) ... Dr. Jill Stein-Awesome-Kaplan (voice)
- The Dames of Danger (2015) ... Dr. Jill Stein-Awesome-Kaplan (voice)
- Awesomes for Hire (2015) ... Dr. Jill Stein-Awesome-Kaplan (voice)
 2013-2015 Sound Advice (TV Series)
Janessa Slater
- Modest Mouse (2015) ... Janessa Slater
- Ingrid Michaelson (2015) ... Janessa Slater
- Blues Traveler (2015) ... Janessa Slater
- HAIM 2 (2015) ... Janessa Slater
- The Madden Brothers (2015) ... Janessa Slater
 2015 Trainwreck
Nikki
 2015 Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me (Music Video)
Gilded Gal / Phyllis Nefler
 2015 Prom Queen (Short)
Mrs. Osterberg
 2015 Man Seeking Woman (TV Series)
Laura Ferber
- Traib (2015) ... Laura Ferber
- Lizard (2015) ... Laura Ferber
 2014 Grow a Guy (Short)
Friend
 2014 Haim Feat. A$AP Ferg: My Song 5 (Music Video)
Vanessa Bayer
 2014 Above Average Presents (TV Series)
Janessa Slater
- Sound Advice Season 2 Trailer (2014) ... Janessa Slater
 2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Susan Armhold
 2014 TripTank (TV Series)
Cheryl / Baby Momma
- Candy Van Finger Bang (2014) ... Cheryl (voice)
- Crossing the Line (2014) ... Baby Momma (voice)
 2014 Wallykazam! (TV Series)
Rockelle
- The Rock Can Talk (2014) ... Rockelle (voice)
 2013 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Mary
- Sk8er Man (2013) ... Mary
 2013 Despicable Me 2
Flight Attendant (voice)
 2012 Sugarboy (TV Mini Series short)
Chip's Wife
 2012 Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (TV Series)
Voter / Gretchen Carlson / Woman
- Episode #3.2 (2012) ... Voter
- Episode #3.1 (2012) ... Gretchen Carlson / Woman
 2012 Adventures in the Sin Bin
Superdawg Waitress
 2011 I Wanna Have Your Baby (TV Series)
Corrine
- Corrine & Jerry (2011) ... Corrine
 2010 Stages of Emily (Short)
Jocelyn
 2009 Off the Cuff
Kate Clark
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (34 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of her book, "How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear?".

Publicity Listings:

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Instagram | Twitter

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Parents:

Polster, Carolyn | Bayer, Todd
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Personal Quote:

I've been watching a lot of A&E's 'Intervention.' I know that's sort of depressing, but I love watching it. See more »

Trivia:

Vanessa currently holds the record of the longest-tenured female cast member on Saturday Night Live, as she had been a cast member for 149 episodes, over the span of 7 seasons (2010-2017), as compared to Maya Rudolph, who stayed on the show for 9 seasons, but only appeared for 146 episodes. See more »

Trademark:

Red hair. See more »

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