Ana Gasteyer

Actor, Comedian, Musician
A comedic powerhouse with real vocal talent, Ana Gasteyer springboarded from The Groundlings to "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), where she quickly established herself as a first-rate impersonator, nailing wickedly ... Read more »
Born: 05/03/1967 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Girls 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Goldbergs 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mindy Project 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Suburgatory 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talking Dead 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

The Good Wife 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1995 - 2002, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1995 - 2002, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fish Hooks 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Geography Club 2013 (Movie)

Mrs. Toles (Actor)

Hope & Gloria 1995 - 2002, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1995 - 2002, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1995 - 2002, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peeples 2013 (Movie)

Mayor Hodge (Actor)

Rapture-Paloooza 2013 (Movie)

Mrs. Lewis (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1996 - 2002, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fun Size 2012 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

Mrs. Ravensdale (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women of SNL 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Chuck 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Running Wilde 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dare 2009 (Movie)

Ruth Berger (Actor)

Finn on the Fly 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Valentine 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women 2008 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

Thank God You're Here 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

Betsy Heron, Cady's Mom (Actor)

I'm With Her 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Tales 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Martha Stewart's Christmas Dream 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live: Mothers' Day Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

What's The Worst That Could Happen? 2001 (Movie)

Ann Marie (Actor)

VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

Sue Cranston (Actor)

Woman on Top 2000 (Movie)

Claudia Hunter (Actor)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

Rosemary Woods (Actor)

Home Sweet Hoboken 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

VH1 Divas Live '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Courting Courtney 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just Shoot Me 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet the Deedles 1998 (Movie)

Mel (Actor)

Seinfeld 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Geppetto (TV Show)

Actor

Reefer Madness (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A comedic powerhouse with real vocal talent, Ana Gasteyer springboarded from The Groundlings to "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), where she quickly established herself as a first-rate impersonator, nailing wickedly clever takes on Martha Stewart and Celine Dion. Among her breakout characters included the earnestly awful folk singer Cinder Calhoun, Molly Shannon's soft-spoken NPR "Delicious Dish" co-host, and along with Will Ferrell, a husband-and-wife team of white-bread music teachers who throw themselves into passionate but terrible covers of popular songs. An under-the-radar MVP, Gasteyer parlayed her "SNL" goodwill into small roles in "Dick" (1999), "Woman on Top" (2000) and "What Women Want" (2000), but earned her biggest movie success as the anthropologist mother of Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) in Tina Fey's blockbuster "Mean Girls" (2004). She showed off her amazing pipes in "Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical" (2005), and to greater acclaim as Elphaba in the stage musical "Wicked," a role she reprised on Broadway. She made a cameo in "The Women" (2008) and played a mayor in Tyler Perry's "We the Peeples" (2011). The actress also notched two recurring roles: a quirky judge on "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009- ) and an overbearing suburbanite in "Suburgatory" (ABC, 2011- ). Proving her versatility in musical theater as well as onscreen, Ana Gasteyer earned a stellar reputation as an ace scene-stealer and comedic force who enlivened every project in which she appeared with her unique, offbeat energy.

Relationships

Phil Gasteyer

Father
Mayor of Corrales, NM

Stephen Gasteyer

Brother
Older

Charlie McKittrick

Husband
Attended high school together Married Nov. 9, 1996

Frances McKittrick

Daughter
Born June 2002; father, Charlie McKittrick

Ulysses McKittrick

Son
Born March 2008; father, Charlie McKittrick

Marianna Roumell-Gasteyer

Mother

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois
Switched from voice major in second year

Sidwell Friends High School

Washington , Washington D.C.
Classmates included Amy Carter

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois
Switched from voice major in second year

Milestones

2009

Cast as Kitty Dean in the Broadway play, "The Royal Family"

2009

Cast in "Girl Crazy," a production of Encores! at New York City Center

2007

Performed in the Stephen Sondheim musical "Passion" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater

2006

Starred as Mrs. Peachum in a revival of "The Threepenny Opera" on Broadway

2006

Reprised the role as Elphaba in "Wicked" on Broadway

2005

Co-starred with Steven Weber in Showtime's movie adaptation of "Reefer Madness," an off-Broadway musical that was itself based on a hysterical 1930s film

2005

Starred as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the sit-down production of "Wicked" at the Oriental Theater in Chicago

2004

Played the mother of Lindsay Lohan in the feature film "Mean Girls"; written by SNL castmate Tina Fey

2001

Joined the Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show"; replaced Joan Jett in the role of Columbia

2001

Featured in the comedy "What's the Worst That Could Happen?"

2000

Acted in the comedy feature "What Women Want"

2000

Appeared as herself in a two-episode arc of "3rd Rock From the Sun" (NBC) that takes the out of this world gang to Manhattan

2000

Featured in the independent "Home Sweet Hoboken"; screened at Sundance

1999

Thanks to her memorable impersonation of Celine Dion, was featured in the music special "VH1 Divas Live '99"

1999

Played Nixon's longtime secretary Rosemary Woods in the Watergate comedy "Dick"

1998

Performed as fictional singer-songwriter Cinder Calhoun on the Lilith Fair tour after the character debuted on the "SNL" segment "Weekend Update"

1998

Had a featured supporting role as rodent expert Mel in the live-action Disney comedy "Meet the Deedles"

1996

Was a regular cast member on the long-running sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

1996

Guest starred on the FOX drama "Party of Five"

1995

Feature film debut in the romantic comedy "Courting Courtney" (released 1998)

1995

Was featured in the legendary "Soup Nazi" episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC)

Made stage debut as Alice in the national touring company of "The Real Live Brady Bunch"

Was a member of The Groundlings sketch comedy troupe

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