19 Facts About Michaela Watkins


Michaela Watkins has had recurring roles on other television series, such as The New Adventures of Old Christine, Catastrophe, Enlightened and Search Party and appeared in films such as The Back-up Plan, Wanderlust, Enough Said and Sword of Trust.


Michaela Watkins has two sisters, Rebecca Kent and Sarah Fitts.


Michaela Watkins was raised in DeWitt, New York, a suburb of Syracuse, in a Jewish family.


Michaela Watkins attended Moses DeWitt Elementary School and Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Michaela Watkins graduated from Boston University, where she studied theater and acting.


Michaela Watkins auditioned for a part in a British farce at a community theater when she was 15, and got the part.


Michaela Watkins traveled around the country doing regional theater, then decided to move to Los Angeles.


Michaela Watkins was active in Los Angeles Theatre for many years, taking on roles with Circle X Theatre and 2100 Square Feet.


Michaela Watkins became a regular performer at The Groundlings, where she was discovered by Saturday Night Live.


Michaela Watkins said the appeal of sketch work is that she can write her own material.


In November 2008, Michaela Watkins joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.


Michaela Watkins said that she was the oldest woman they ever hired.


Michaela Watkins has since been surpassed by Leslie Jones, who was 47 when she joined SNL.


Michaela Watkins recurred as Lucy opposite Hamish Linklater in the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, as well as appearing in recurring roles in the comedy programs Enlightened, New Girl, and Anger Management.


Michaela Watkins starred alongside Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, and Marcia Gay Harden in the short-lived, but well-received ABC sitcom Trophy Wife.


Michaela Watkins co-created the short-lived 2014 USA Network comedy series Benched.


Michaela Watkins has appeared in supporting roles in films such as Enough Said, In a World.


In 2020, Michaela Watkins appeared in the supporting role of Irene O'Connor in the musical podcast In Strange Woods.


Michaela Watkins is married to Fred Kramer, who is a founding partner of Reason Ventures and General Manager of Critical Mass Studios, Inc Kramer used to be Executive Director of the Jewish World Watch organization, a Los Angeles-based anti-genocide non-profit, focused on the situations in Sudan and Congo.