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Andy Samberg
Also known as: David Andrew J. Samberg
Voice Cast • Writer • Actor • Producer • Executive Producer
Born: August 18, 1978 in Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
Born as David A. J. Samberg, Andy Samberg is a popular American TV and film actor and comedian who was part of the cast of Saturday Night Live. While he was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, he along with his group, popularized the SNL Digital Shorts - comedy and often musical video shorts created for Saturday Night Live. Apart from being a successful comic artist on TV, Samberg has also been part of several hit movies such as I Love You, Man (2009), That`s My Boy (2012), Hotel Transylvania (2012), subsequently reviving his role as Johnny in Hotel Transylvania 2 (2016) and Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018).

Samberg was born to Marjorie, an elementary school teacher, and Joe, a photographer. His family is Jewish and he also has two sisters, Johanna and Darrow. Samberg`s maternal grandfather, Alfred J. Marrow, an industrial psychologist and philanthropist, served as the executive chairman of the American Jewish Congress. He is also related to U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin - Samberg is Baldwin`s third cousin; as their maternal grandfathers were first cousins. He was born as David A.J. Samberg, however, at the age of five, he changed his name to Andy.

At an early age, Samberg developed a taste for comedy and particularly liked watching Saturday Night Live. His obsession with the show was frustrating for his parents and teachers who often would find him distracted from his schoolwork.

In 1996, Samberg graduated from the Berkely High School, where he developed an interest in creative writing. He was later enrolled at the University of California, following which he attended New York University`s Tisch School of the Arts and graduating in 2000.

Samberg met the musician Joanna Newsom in a concert and after dating for five years, the couple got married on September 21, 2013, in Big Slur, California. His Saturday Night Live co-star, Seth Meyers, was the groomsman at the wedding.

Samberg became a Youtube and Internet sensation in 2005 after he started making his own comedy videos and uploaded them on Youtube. The videos, which he made with the help of his friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, received international recognition. At the same time Samberg, along with Schaffer and Taccone, was also working on his own comedy website, The Lonely Island, which also was one of the reasons responsible for his popularity. Soon, the trio`s work was noticed and they were hired at Saturday Night Live. During his first year at the show, Samberg had limited sketches and appeared in several prerecorded ones. However, he went on to appear on the show for eight seasons and on June 1, 2012, Samberg`s spokesperson announced that Samberg won`t be a part of the show henceforth. However, in 2014 he returned to the show for the finale of Season 39. While working on Saturday Night Live, Samberg also collaborated with various artists including Chris Parnell, Justin Timberlake, and T-Pain.

In 2012, he appeared in the BBC Three series Cuckoo and also is a part of the NBC police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In 2014, Samberg won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In the following year, he also hosted the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.

While Samberg has had a successful TV career, he has also appeared in several feature films. Some of his most notable movies include I Love You, Man (2009), Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (2009), a guest role in Friends with Benefits (2011), Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), which he also produced, Hotel Transylvania (2012), Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Storks (2016), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2016) and Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018). His 2021 release includes the romantic comedy movie, Palm Springs.
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