Cheri Oteri

Actor, Comedian, Writer
From the onset of her first appearances on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), Cheri Oteri fully explored her gifts for provoking laugher. Her spot-on mimicry of celebrities such as Barbara Walters and Judge Judy ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Bad Parents 2014 (Movie)

Melissa (Actor)

Christmas in Conway 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Penny (Actor)

Jessie 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Gets the Last Laugh? 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Normal 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

And They're Off 2011 (Movie)

Dee Johanssen (Actor)

The Women of SNL 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1995 - 2002, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1995 - 2002, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 1995 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Glory Daze 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 1995 - 2002, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous 2009 (Movie)

Pvt. Jeter (Actor)

Sit Down, Shut Up 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

Surveillance 2009 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Boston Legal 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Tim 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Park 2007 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Sleeping Beauty (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Zora Charmichaels (Actor)

Surviving Eden 2006 (Movie)

Marie Villanova (Actor)

The Ant Bully 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Doreen Nickle (Actor)

Smile 2005 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 (Movie)

Mrs Heller (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Guest

On the Spot 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sol Goode 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Judge Judy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Colin Quinn Show 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Strangers With Candy 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Love and Sex 2000 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 2000 (Movie)

Gail Hailstorm (Actor)

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

Actor

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

Mayor Wilson (Actor)

Just Shoot Me 1997, 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Liar Liar 1997 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Wishin' and Hopin' (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

From the onset of her first appearances on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), Cheri Oteri fully explored her gifts for provoking laugher. Her spot-on mimicry of celebrities such as Barbara Walters and Judge Judy Sheindlin, along with a wide range of bawdy and perky originals - including cheerleader Arianna, feisty Rita Del Vecchio and talk show host Cass Van Rye - helped the petite comedy dynamo anchor the show's late 1990s resurgence, stirring viewer adulation and kick-starting her big screen career.

Relationships

Gaetano Oteri

Father
Stabbed to death April 26, 2008 by his roommate and longtime music associate, country songwriter Richard Fagan

Barbara Pietsch Set Decorator

Aunt

EDUCATION

Archbishop Prendergast High School

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Milestones

2007

Voiced Sleeping Beauty in "Shrek the Third"

2007

Co-starred in Richard Kelly's ensemble film, "Southland Tales"

2006

Cast in the computer-animated "The Ant Bully" directed by John Davis

2006

Cast as a professional dog-killer in the mockumentary "Surviving Eden"

2001

Reteamed with Favreau and Janssen for the mob comedy "Made"

2000

Appeared in the romantic comedy "Love & Sex" opposite Jon Favreau and Famke Janssen

2000

Played the Courtney Cox character in the popular "Scream" spoof "Scary Movie"

2000

Reprised guest role on NBC's "Just Shoot Me"; received Emmy nomination

2000

Signed development deal with CBS for own sitcom

1999

Had featured role as the mayor in comic caper "Inspector Gadget"

1997

Made a memorable guest appearance as an incompetent assistant in the hit NBC sitcom "Just Shoot Me"

1997

Played Jim Carrey's wacky receptionist in the blockbuster comedy "Liar, Liar"

1995

Joined the cast of NBC sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live"; left at the end of the 1999-2000 season

1990

Worked as coordinator for the promotions department of A&M Records

1989

Moved to LA

Raised in Philadelphia, PA

Was a member of the Groundlings comedy troupe; first collaboration with Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan

Bonus Trivia

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Cheri Oteri refuses to divulge her age in interviews, stating that she loves playing characters of all ages.

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"When I was a kid, I used to just study people. Now, as an adult, I'm being everybody I ever watched." - Oteri to Rolling Stone magazine, Nov. 27, 1997

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"I totally existed in my imagination. When I woke up in the morning, the curtain went up! When I went to sleep, it went down. I took my bow, and I got into my bottom bunk. There are kids who entertain themselves. It's a form of escape, to make yourself laugh. My mom probably thought, 'I don't know whether Cheri's masturbating or what the hell she's doing in there.'" - Oteri to Us Weekly, July 17, 2000

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"I've been going to the movies by myself forever. The only problem is sharing the experience. To this day, if something makes me laugh, I always hit the person next to me. They look at me like, 'Yeah, I saw it. Keep your hands to yourself.'" - Oteri to Us Weekly, July 17, 2000

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