Ana Kristina Gasteyer
May 4, 1967
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Ana Kristina Gasteyer (born May 4, 1967) is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2002. She has since starred in such sitcoms as ABC's Suburgatory, Netflix's Lady Dynamite, and TBS's People of Earth. She starred as Tree in the second season of The Masked Singer.
Gasteyer was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Mariana Roumell-Gasteyer, an artist, and Phil Gasteyer, a lobbyist who later became the mayor of Corrales, New Mexico. Gasteyer grew up on Capitol Hill, 3 blocks from the Capitol. Her maternal grandparents were Romanian and Greek. She graduated from Sidwell Friends School. She enrolled as a music major at Northwestern University, and graduated from Northwestern University School of Communication in 1989.
Gasteyer developed comedy experience with the Los Angeles improv – sketch comedy group The Groundlings. She played small roles on Seinfeld (as a doomed customer of The Soup Nazi) as well as on the shows Party of Five, Frasier, Hope & Gloria, and NYPD Blue. In 1996, Gasteyer joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Among her most popular characters were high school music teacher Bobbie Mohan-Culp, National Public Radio Delicious Dish host Margaret Jo McCullen, Lilith Fair feminist singer Cinder Calhoun, and her impressions of Martha Stewart and Celine Dion. In 2000, she and Chris Parnell auditioned to succeed Colin Quinn as co-anchors of the news parody segment Weekend Update, but the positions ultimately went to Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon.
After six seasons, Gasteyer left SNL in 2002. Subsequently, she appeared in various television programs, films and stage productions. In 2004, Gasteyer played the mother of the main character Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) in the feature film Mean Girls, written by SNL castmate Tina Fey. The film also featured other former SNL castmates, including Fey, Tim Meadows, and Amy Poehler. Gasteyer appeared in the 2005 Showtime movie musical Reefer Madness as Mae, the doomed girlfriend of Jack and owner of the Reefer Den.
On June 24, 2005, Gasteyer originated the role of Elphaba in the Chicago sit-down production of the musical Wicked, alongside Kate Reinders as Glinda. The production opened July 13, 2005. Gasteyer was nominated for a Jefferson Award for her performance. She played her final performance on January 22, 2006, replaced by her standby Kristy Cates. She later reprised the role in the Broadway production from October 10, 2006, through January 7, 2007, replacing Eden Espinosa.
On April 12, 2007, the media announced that Gasteyer had joined the cast of the then-new musical Writing Arthur for the 2007 New Works Festival for TheatreWorks in California, which ran from April 14 to April 22. Gasteyer performed in Chicago in the Stephen Sondheim musical Passion at Chicago Shakespeare Theater from October 2, 2007, through November 11, 2007.
She was originally cast as Gloria in the 2008 Encores! Summer Series production of Damn Yankees, but due to injury during rehearsals, she was replaced by Megan Lawrence. Gasteyer took part in the reading of the Broadway musical version of The First Wives Club in January 2009.
She 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. The show concluded its run on December 13, 2009. Gasteyer also starred as Frisco Kate Fothergill in the City Centers Encores! production of Girl Crazy, running from November 19 to November 22, 2009.
In 2014, taking advantage of her training as a singer, Gasteyer recorded and released I'm Hip, an album of jazz standards including "One Mint Julep". In 2015, she played Mimi Schwinn in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Broadway revival of the musical A New Brain, also appearing on the cast recording.
In October 2019, she released the holiday album Sugar & Booze which was later accompanied by an Audible Original comedy piece titled Holiday Greetings from Sugar and Booze, featuring Gasteyer along with Maya Rudolph, Oscar Nunez, and Patti LuPone. 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.
In February 2020, it was announced that Gasteyer will play Katherine Hastings in the NBC comedy pilot American Auto, written by Justin Spitzer. The show's production was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now scheduled to premiere in the 2021–2022 broadcast season. In September and October 2020, she voiced a red panda named Nut in an adult animated series titled Magical Girl Friendship Squad.
Gasteyer is married to Charlie McKittrick. They have two children.
Saturday Night Live characters
- Bobbie Mohan-Culp, the operatic-voiced high school music teacher (with Will Ferrell)
- Margaret Jo McCullen, co-host of the NPR radio show Delicious Dish (with Molly Shannon)
- Gemini's Twin singer Jonette (with Maya Rudolph)
- Cinder Calhoun, a politically correct Lilith Fair singer
- Fast-talking MTV VJ Kincaid
- Daytime talk show hostess of Pretty Living, Gayle Gleeson
- Martha Stewart
- Céline Dion (on The Celine Dion Show)
- Katherine Harris
- Joy Behar
- Joan Rivers
- Sally Jesse Raphael
- Elizabeth Dole
- Kathy Griffin
- Carrie Donovan (Vogue style editor featured in the Old Navy commercials)
- Bea Arthur
- Barbra Streisand (auditioning for Star Wars)
- Helen Thomas
- Hillary Clinton
- Mia Farrow
- Victoria Beckham
- Geri Halliwell
- Christina Aguilera
- Laura Schlessinger
- Debbie Matenopoulos
- Elizabeth Hurley
- Lynda Lopez
|1996||A Small Domain||Mother|
|1997||Courting Courtney||Rosemary Colletti|
|1998||Meet the Deedles||Mel|
|1999||Dick||Rose Mary Woods|
|2000||Woman on Top||Claudia Hunter|
|What Women Want||Sue Cranston|
|2001||What's the Worst That Could Happen?||Ann Marie|
|2004||Mean Girls||Betsy Heron|
|2005||Reefer Madness: The Musical||Mae Coleman|
|2008||Finn on the Fly||Dr. Madsen|
|2012||Robot & Frank||Shop Lady|
|That's My Boy||Mrs. Ravensdale|
|Fun Size||Jackie Leroux|
|2013||Geography Club||Mrs. Toles|
|2015||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||Mrs. Gundermutt|
|2020||Happiest Season||Harry Levin|
|2021||A Clüsterfünke Christmas||Hildy Clüsterfünke|
|1995||Seinfeld||Woman||Episode: "The Soup Nazi"|
|1996–2002||Saturday Night Live||Various||Main role; 121 episodes|
|1996||Hope and Gloria||Girl||Episode: "The Man Upstairs"|
|Party of Five||Emcee||Episode: "Valentine's Day"|
|NYPD Blue||Angie||Episode: "A Death in the Family"|
|1998||Law & Order||Monica's Social Worker||Episode: "Bad Girl"|
|Just Shoot Me!||April||Episode: "What the Teddy Bear Saw"|
|Mad About You||Yoga Woman||Episode: "Season Opener"|
|2000||3rd Rock from the Sun||Dr. Brand||Episode: "Dick Puts the 'Id' in Cupid"|
|3rd Rock from the Sun||Herself||2 episodes|
|Geppetto||Sra. Giovanni||TV musical|
|2000–2001||TV Funhouse||Various voices||3 episodes|
|2001||The West Wing||Butterball Hotline Operator (uncredited)||Episode: "The Indians in the Lobby"|
|2002||Frasier||Trish Haney||Episode: "Bristle While You Work"|
|2003||I'm with Her||Bonnie||Episode: "Alex Misses the Boat"|
|2009||Valentine||Mona McAllister||Episode: "Hound Dog"|
|The Electric Company||Sandy Scrambler||Episode: "Friends or Aunts"|
|2010||Chuck||Dasha||Episode: "Chuck Verses the First Fight"|
|Running Wilde||Anna Lowry||Episode: "It's a Trade-Off"|
|2010–2014||The Good Wife||Judge Patrice Lessner||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2011||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Jennifer||2 episodes|
|2011–2014||Suburgatory||Sheila Shay||Series regular; 42 episodes|
|2014||Family Guy||Speed Dater (voice)||Episode: "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin"|
|2014–2020||The Goldbergs||Miss (Susan) Cinoman||Recurring character; 13 episodes|
|2015||The Mindy Project||Barb Gurglar||Episode: "Stanford"|
|Girls||Melanie Shapiro||Episode: "Iowa"|
|Younger||Meredith Montgomery||Episode: "The Boy with the Dragon Tattoo"|
|2015–2016||Harvey Beaks||Tara / Elderly Woman (voice)||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2015||Difficult People||Woman at Cafe||Episode: "Even Later"|
|2015–2016||Dawn of the Croods||Meep (voice)||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2015||Celebrity Name Game||Herself (celebrity guest)||Episode: "Ana Gasteyer vs. Billy Gardell"|
|2016||Grease: Live||Principal McGee||TV special|
|Mike Tyson Mysteries||Genevieve (voice)||Episode: "The Bard's Curse"|
|Maya & Marty||Scientist||Episode: "Will Forte, Amy Poehler, Jerry Seinfeld"|
|2016–2019||The Lion Guard||Reirei (voice)||Recurring role; 12 episodes|
|2016–2017||Lady Dynamite||Karen Grisham||Recurring role; 17 episodes|
|2016||The $100,000 Pyramid||Herself (celebrity guest)||Episode: "Ana Gasteyer vs. Rachel Dratch"|
|2016–2017||People of Earth||Gina Morrison||Series regular|
|2017||Great News||Kelly||Episode: "Snowmagedon of the Century"|
|2017||A Christmas Story Live!||Mrs. Schwartz||Live televised performance|
|2018||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Krolia (voice)||Recurring character; 9 episodes|
|2019||Schooled||Miss (Susan) Cinoman||Recurring character; 3 episodes|
|The Masked Singer||Tree||Contestant; 5 episodes|
|Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures||Wilhelmina the Royal Courtier (voice)||Episode: Princess Clarabelle|
|2020||Prodigal Son||Tilda Carp||Episode: Death's Door|
|Duncanville||Janine (voice)||Episode: "Fridgy"|
|2016–2020||Match Game||Herself (celebrity guest)||Episode: "Joel McHale, Amanda Seales, Ron Funches, Ana Gasteyer, Ron Huebel, Nikki Glaser"|
|2020||Magical Girl Friendship Squad||Nut (voice)||Main role|
|2021||American Auto||Katherine Hastings||-|
|2000||The Rocky Horror Show||Usherette; Columbia|
|2002||Funny Girl||Fanny Brice|
|2006||The Threepenny Opera||Mrs. Peachum|
|2009||The Royal Family||Kitty Dean|
|2015–present||Going There with Ana Gasteyer||Herself||9|
- Moore, David R. (2005). The Address Directory of Celebrities in Entertainment, Sports, Business & Politics. Americana Group Publishing. p. 223. ISBN 9780975956908.
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