Andy Samberg

Andy Samberg

Infobox Comedian
name = Andy Samberg

imagesize =
caption = Andy Samberg, 2007
birth_name = David Andrew Samberg
birth_date = birth date and age|1978|08|18
birth_place = Berkeley, California, United States
death_date =
death_place =
medium = Internet, Stand-up, television, film
nationality = American
active =
genre = Sketch comedy
Situational comedy
subject =
influences =
influenced =
spouse =
notable_work= Various in
"Saturday Night Live";
Various in
"Awesometown"Rod Kimble in "Hot Rod"

website = []
footnotes =
emmyawards = Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
2007 "Dick in a Box" from "Saturday Night Live"

David Andrew "Andy" Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American stand-up comic, and member of comedy group The Lonely Island. He is a repertory player on "Saturday Night Live" and has appeared on "Premium Blend" and "Arrested Development", as well as "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", the "Daily Show With Jon Stewart", and the "Late Show with David Letterman". Samberg played the lead role in the 2007 film "Hot Rod". He also provides the voice of Ham III in the 2008 animated film "Space Chimps".

Early life

Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, the son of Marjorie (née Marrow), an elementary school teacher, and a photographer father.cite news|last=Grant|first=Lee|coauthors=|title=The three amigos|pages=|publisher=SignOnSanDiego|date=2007-08-03|url=|accessdate=2007-08-06] He is Jewish, and his maternal grandfather, Alfred J. Marrow, served as the executive chair of the American Jewish Congress.cite news|last=Bloom|first=Nate|coauthors=|title=Celebrity Jews|pages=|publisher=j.|date=2007-08-02|url=|accessdate=2007-08-06] Samberg attended Willard Middle School, Berkeley High School, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where he majored in film, and the University of California, Santa CruzFact|date=July 2008.


The Lonely Island

The Lonely Island (which also includes Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) has a popular website where sketches and music are available for download. Samberg played the role of Jesse Miller in "The O.C." parody "The 'Bu", the group's popular contribution to Channel 101. They also made a pilot for FOX called "Awesometown" and have written for various award shows, most notably the 2004 and 2005 MTV Movie Awards.

aturday Night Live

On September 13, 2005, the Lonely Island website confirmed that Samberg would be joining "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player, while Schaffer and Taccone would join the show's writing staff. While his live sketch roles were limited in his first year, he has appeared in many non-live sketches, including commercial parodies and various other filmed segments. For the December 17, 2005 show, he and Chris Parnell starred in the Digital Short "Lazy Sunday," a rap performed by two white Manhattanites on a quest to see "" film. The short quickly became an Internet phenomenon and garnered Samberg significant media and public attention, as did "Dick in a Box," a duet with Justin Timberlake that won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. []

Samberg was promoted to repertory status at the beginning of "SNL"'s 32nd season (September 30, 2006).

Recurring characters on SNL

*Jim Jam Jones, professional rollerblader and sex addict.
*Kuato, the mutant from "Total Recall" who lives in Danny's (Bill Hader) stomach.
*T Shane, new co-host of "Deep House Dish" (replacing Rachel Dratch's character Tiara Z).
*Blizzard Man, a supposed hardcore white rapper who dresses in clothing styles from the early 1990s. He delivers his lines in an over-the-top, upbeat, crooner-based style, rapping about hardcore things in a naïve and matter-of-fact fashion.
*Admiral Spaceship, Laser Cats
*The Egg man, "Bill Hader as Jose the Mule" going about stealing chickens from innocent hobos.

Celebrity impersonations

Samberg's celebrity characters include Carl Levin, Jimmy Fallon, Jack Johnson, Prince Harry, Conor Oberst, David Blaine, James Blunt, David Bryan, Michael Sessions, Chuck Norris, Ken Mehlman, Kevin Federline, Dustin Diamond, Howard K. Stern, Aaron Carter, The Muppets' Swedish Chef, Dylan Sprouse from the Disney sitcom "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" (Dylan's brother, Cole, was played by host Shia LaBeouf), Josh Drimmer (the naked guy from Times Square), Sanjaya Malakar, Zac Efron, Matthew Lesko, Diablo Cody, Juliette Lewis, Mark Wahlberg, Thomas Beatie (the pregnant man), and Cathy (from the comic strip Cathy).

Movie appearances

Samberg most recently starred as Rod Kimble in "Hot Rod" (2007). He provides a voice for the animated film "Space Chimps" and has a small cameo as a homeless person in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. He will also co-star in the 2009 comedy "I Love You, Man", and voice a main character in the big-screen adaptation of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" set for release in 2010.

Television commercials

Samberg appeared in a Super Bowl XLII Pepsi commercial featuring Justin Timberlake. He played a transvestite wearing a blonde wig in the window as Timberlake is being dragged up the side of the building. [ [] ]

Personal life

Samberg has allegedly dated actress Kirsten Dunst and subsequently actress Natalie Portman in 2006 [cite news | first=| last=| title=Natalie Portman and Andy Samberg Sharing More Than Laughs | date=2007-05-23 | url= | work=Us Magazine | accessdate=2008-06-29] and is currently dating musician Joanna Newsom. [cite news | first=| last=| title=BACK TO NYC AND ANDY | date=2008-02-05 | url= | work=New York Post | accessdate=2008-06-29] [cite web|url=|title=Joanna Newsom Glistens at BAM, Loves Obama| The New York Observer]


External links

*imdb name|id=1676221|name=Andy Samberg
* [ The Lonely Island]
* [ Blender Hot Report 2007] Andy Samberg makes number 1
* [ Short Movies with Andy Samberg] at [ Channel 101] , including "The 'Bu"
* [ Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake] "Dick in a Box" video on SNL
* [ The Lonely Island Revs Up Hot Rod]

NAME = Samberg, Andy
ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Samberg, David Andrew J.
SHORT DESCRIPTION = American comedian
DATE OF BIRTH = August 18, 1978
PLACE OF BIRTH = Berkeley, California, United States

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