21 Facts About Ana Gasteyer


Ana Kristina Gasteyer is an American actress, comedian, and singer.


Ana Gasteyer has since starred in such sitcoms as ABC's Suburgatory, TBS's People of Earth, NBC's American Auto, and the film Mean Girls.


Ana Gasteyer grew up on Capitol Hill, three blocks from the Capitol.


Ana Gasteyer enrolled as a music major at Northwestern University, and graduated from Northwestern University School of Communication in 1989.


In 1996, Ana Gasteyer joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.


In 2004, Ana Gasteyer played the mother of the main character Cady Heron in the feature film Mean Girls, written by SNL castmate Tina Fey.


Ana Gasteyer appeared in the 2005 Showtime movie musical Reefer Madness as Mae, the doomed girlfriend of Jack and owner of the Reefer Den.


Ana Gasteyer starred in a revival of The Threepenny Opera on Broadway as Mrs Peachum, along with Jim Dale, Alan Cumming, and Cyndi Lauper.


On June 24,2005, Ana Gasteyer originated the role of Elphaba in the Chicago sit-down production of the musical Wicked, alongside Kate Reinders as Glinda.


Ana Gasteyer was nominated for a Jefferson Award for her performance.


Ana Gasteyer played her final performance on January 22,2006, replaced by her standby Kristy Cates.


Ana Gasteyer later reprised the role in the Broadway production from October 10,2006, through January 7,2007, replacing Eden Espinosa.


Ana Gasteyer performed in Chicago in the Stephen Sondheim musical Passion at Chicago Shakespeare Theater from October 2,2007, through November 11,2007.


Ana Gasteyer took part in the reading of the Broadway musical version of The First Wives Club in January 2009.


Ana Gasteyer starred as Kitty Dean in the Broadway play The Royal Family which began performances at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre on September 15,2009, and officially opened on October 8,2009.


Ana Gasteyer returned to Saturday Night Live for a special Mother's Day episode on May 8,2010, and for another Mother's Day episode on May 11,2012.


Ana Gasteyer appeared in season eight of Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's girlfriend.


From 2011 to 2014, Ana Gasteyer co-starred as Sheila Shay on the ABC comedy series Suburgatory, and, as of March 2013, she was a spokeswoman for the Weight Watchers diet plan.


In 2014, taking advantage of her training as a singer, Ana Gasteyer recorded and released I'm Hip, an album of jazz standards including "One Mint Julep".


From 2016 to 2017, Ana Gasteyer had a starring role on TBS's cult hit People of Earth as the leader of an alien abductee support group.


Ana Gasteyer later appeared as a contestant on the second season of The Masked Singer under the guise of "Tree", ultimately finishing the competition in sixth place.