Cecily Strong Biography
Cecily Strong whose full name is Cecily Legler Strong is an American actress and comedian best known for his appearance on Saturday Night Live since 2012 and also stars in the television series Schmigadoon!. She got the job at SNL while performing improv at The Second City in Chicago, where she went after graduating from CalArts. She co-anchored the Weekend Update section her second year and returned to the cast the following year without the anchor duties. Her other credits include voicing characters on The Awesomes (2013–2015) and supporting appearances in films such as Ghostbusters, The Meddler, and The Female Brain.
Cecily Strong Age
Strong is 37 years old as of 2021. She was born February 8, 1984, in Springfield, Illinois, U.S. She celebrates her birthday on 8th February every year.
Cecily Strong Height
Strong stands at a height of 1.73 m.
Cecily Strong Family
Strong was born in Springfield, Illinois, and grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, a Chicago inner-ring neighborhood. She is the daughter of Penelope and William “Bill” Strong, a former Associated Press bureau chief who now owns his public relations agency. Penny Legler Strong is a nurse practitioner who has vast experience working at neighborhood hospitals. Strong’s parents have separated. As a child, Strong adored SNL, reenacting sketches with a pal and watching classic SNL advertisements on VHS. “I had a tape of the best advertisements that I wore every day.” She has mentioned that Phil Hartman inspired her.
Cecily Strong Boyfriend
Strong is engaged to be married to a man named Jack. They started dating in December 2019 and were together for two months before going public with their romance. There is virtually little information regarding her latest boyfriend’s identity other than his last name. We do know that he is a New Yorker and an international traveler who has done business in nations such as Cuba.
Cecily Strong Daughter
Strong has no daughter.
Cecily Strong Mike O’Brien Split
Cecily dated former SNL cast member Mike O’Brien in 2014 but their relationship did not last for long as they split shortly after.
Cecily Strong Net Worth
Strong has an estimated net worth of $1 Million which she has earned through her career as an actress and comedian.
Cecily Strong Salary
Details of her annual salary are still under review.
Cecily Strong Education
She went to Oak Park and River Forest High Schools until her sophomore year when she was expelled for bringing marijuana to school. She subsequently went to a private Catholic school until her final year, when she transferred to the Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she graduated in 2002. She went on to study acting at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she earned a BFA in theatre in 2006. Strong returned to Chicago after graduation to study at the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago.
Cecily Strong Career
Strong was a regular performer at The Second City and iO Chicago. For four months, Strong and other Second City members performed on a cruise ship. She performed at Chicago Sketch Fest, Chicago Just for Laughs, New York Sketchfest, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Goodman Theater, Bailiwick Theater, Mercury Theater, and with the all-female improv team Virgin Daiquiri.
Cecily Strong Saturday Night Live
On September 15, 2012, Strong made his Saturday Night Live debut as a featured player. Beginning with the season 39 premiere, Strong became a repertory player and co-anchored the recurrent Weekend Update segment with Seth Meyers. Strong eventually co-anchored with Colin Jost and was replaced on Weekend Update by writer Michael Che beginning with the season 40 debut in September 2014, partly at her desire to focus on doing sketches as a regular cast member. For her participation in the program, Strong was nominated for her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series in 2020. In 2021, she was nominated again. At the 12th Critics’ Choice Television Awards, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Cecily Strong SNL Abortion
Strong received positive feedback from critics for her role as “Goober the Clown Who Had An Abortion When She Was 23” in a “Weekend Update” segment on the November 6, 2021 program. The sketch came after the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging a Texas abortion limit of six weeks. Strong later stated on Instagram that the sketch was a reference to her abortion.
Cecily Strong Book
Her debut book, This Will All Be Over Soon, a memoir, was released on August 10, 2021. The book discusses “the difficulties of starting a relationship during the pandemic; the anguish of losing relatives and friends; the crucial events in her life that changed her; and the significance of being grateful for each passing day.” It grew out of an essay she wrote on her cousin Owen’s death from brain cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was first published on Vulture.com in 2020.
Cecily Strong Michael Che Engaged
Strong appeared in HBO Max’s six-part comedy series That Damn Michael Che, which starred SNL castmate Michael Che, in 2021. They were however never engaged.
Cecily Strong Partner Kevin
Strong also mocked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) marathon speech opposing the Build Back Better bill and slammed President Biden’s recent colonoscopy as “socialized butt play paid for with your tax dollars.” Cecily has had at least one previous relationship. They began dating in 2013.
Cecily Strong Ghostbusters
Strong was cast in Ghostbusters in 2016 as Jennifer Lynch.
Cecily Strong Movies
- 2012 How to Sponsor a Uterus
- 2015 The Bronze
- 2015 Slow Learners
- 2015 The Meddler
- 2015 Staten Island Summer
- 2016 The Boss
- 2016 Ghostbusters
- 2018 The Female Brain
Cecily Strong TV Shows
- 2012–present Saturday Night Live
- 2012 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
- 2013–2015 The Awesomes
- 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
- 2016 Angie Tribeca
- 2016 Years of Living Dangerously
- 2016 Netflix Presents: The Characters
- 2016 Superstore
- 2016 Maya & Marty
- 2016 Scream Queens
- 2017 Man Seeking Woman
- 2017 Detroiters
- 2017 Great News
- 2018 The Simpsons
- 2018 Nature Cat
- 2019 RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars
- 2019 I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
- 2020 Loafy
- 2021 That Damn Michael Che
- 2021 Schmigadoon!