14 Facts About Andy Samberg


Andy Samberg is a member of the comedy music group The Lonely Island and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012, where he and his fellow group members are credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts.

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Andy Samberg's mother, Marjorie "Margi", is a retired teacher, who taught at John Muir Elementary School, and his father, Joe Samberg, is a photographer.

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Andy Samberg attended Chabot Elementary School with his future Brooklyn Nine Nine co-star Chelsea Peretti.

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Andy Samberg became an online star and made his own comedy videos with his friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

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Andy Samberg became a featured player on Saturday Night Live in part because of the work he had done on his sketch comedy website TheLonelyIsland.

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Andy Samberg appeared in numerous theatrical films, commercials, music videos, and hosted special events, including the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.

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In 2012, Andy Samberg delivered the Class Day speech at Harvard University, and he starred with Adam Sandler in That's My Boy.

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In September 2012, Andy Samberg played Cuckoo in the BAFTA nominated BBC Three series Cuckoo; and, in 2013, he landed the role of Detective Jake Peralta in Fox's police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which first aired on September 17 of the same year.

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Andy Samberg won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2014 for his role as Peralta.

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Andy Samberg starred in Sleater-Kinney's "No Cities to Love" video along with other actors such as Fred Armisen, Elliot Page, and Norman Reedus.

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In September 2005, Andy Samberg joined Saturday Night Live as a featured player and writer.

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Andy Samberg returned to the show to host the Season 39 finale in 2014 and to host the 40th anniversary special's Digital Short.

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Andy Samberg once described himself as a "superfan", and they met at one of her concerts.

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Andy Samberg, who grew up in the East Bay, is a fan of the Oakland Athletics and the Golden State Warriors.

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