", In the years since "Saturday Night Live," Hader has also lit up the big screen, appearing as a leading man in movies like "Trainwreck" and in supporting roles in films such as "22 Jump Street" and "It Chapter Two."
Oteri and the new cast that started with her revived the program and gave us some of "Saturday Night Live's" most iconic characters, like Spartan cheerleaders Arianna (Oteri) and Craig (Will Ferrell). Seth Meyers did most of his best work at "Saturday Night Live" in the writer's room, where he started in 2001 and became a head writer in 2006. He has received 18 career Emmy nominations for his work in late night, with a couple for hosting duties from his "SNL" returns.
"Portlandia" aired for eight seasons, from 2011 to 2016, earning Armisen nine Primetime Emmy Award nominations (he has 14 total, including two for "SNL").
Despite leaving "Saturday Night Live" as a main cast member in 2007, Maya Rudolph has proven that she is always game for a return trip such as the time she appeared as Vice President Kamala Harris in 2020. A big movie star, Ferrell has been less active on television than many other "SNL" vets, but he recently played a lead in the Apple TV+ miniseries "The Shrink Next Door."
Poehler's other television credits include "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," and "Kroll Show." On the film side, Meadows has appeared in fare like "Mean Girls," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," "Grown Ups," and "Trainwreck." game show host Diondre Cole, and "Cinema Classics" host Reese De'What. Wilson has not done as much substantial film work, but she has managed to make impressions in smaller roles in films such as "Gone Girl" and "Always Be My Maybe." And while those seem like iffy explanations for a firing, we do agree that Watkins has immense talent something she has proven in the years since her "SNL" firing. Poehler's work in film has been more sporadic, but she has had memorable roles in "Baby Mama" and "Sisters," and as the voice of "Joy" in "Inside Out.". Morgan has also been active in film, with credits such as "Cop Out," "What Men Want," and "Coming 2 America."
Wilson started at "SNL" in 2008, just after the writer's strike, and lasted for just one season. He has also done some voice work, most notably for eight episodes of "Where My Dogs at?" Since then, he has appeared in low-budget films like "Adam & Steve," "Hollywood & Wine," and "Slightly Single in L.A." He has also had minor roles in bigger films such as "Nancy Drew," and voiced characters in fare like "Delgo," and "Hotel Transylvania 2. She co-starred in season one of the FX's "Married," had memorable guest arcs on shows like "Parks and Recreation" and "House of Lies," and is a well-established voice actress, voicing characters in everything from "Big Mouth" to "Bob's Burgers" to "Muppet Babies." Sanz has never established himself as a leading man in film but has popped up in smaller comedic roles from time to time.
Meyers has been nominated for a dozen Primetime Emmy Awards, winning once, for his work on "Saturday Night Live" and its associated specials (out of 27 total nominations). His credits include "Step Brothers," "Bachelorette," and "G.B.F." In addition to his current sitcom, he appeared in films such as "Fat Albert," "Clifford the Big Red Dog," and "Snakes on a Plane," to name a few. "At some point you have to leave, and I can't think of a better reason to leave than for this particular show and this particular cast,"Pedrad toldTV Guideat the time. During his time at "SNL," Samberg and his musical partners created many memorable digital shorts the best of which is, of course, "Dick in a Box" with Justin Timberlake (which won an Emmy). By the time Sudeikis left "SNL" in 2013, his film career had already exploded due to roles in hits like "Hall Pass," "Horrible Bosses," and "We're the Millers." Finally, she has proven herself a fantastic awards show host, emceeing the Golden Globe Awards four times alongside close friend and fellow "SNL" alum Amy Poehler. This included the likes of Robert De Niro, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, and Barry Gibbs. In fact, only Richards and Taran Killam have starred on both programs. Quinn is best known for his stand up, but he has continued to act in the decades since "Saturday Night Live." Most notably, Elliott has appeared as a part of the main ensemble on two sitcoms Bravo's "Odd Mom Out" from 2015 to 2017 and then the one-season NBC series "Indebted" in 2020.
After departing "Saturday Night Live," Ferrell's star skyrocketed with leading roles in films like "Old School," "Elf," and "Kicking & Screaming." He also does a lot of voice work and has voiced characters in everything from "Trolls 2: World Tour" to "The Grinch.".
Simpson and Tiger Woods, as well as his recurring character Leon Phelps, a horny talk show host known as "The Ladies Man." On the film side, Dratch's credits include parts in "I Hate Valentine's Day," "Sisters," and "The Week Of." Other television credits include six episodes of "The Spoils Before Dying" and two episodes of "Drunk History," both of which he co-produces. Redd was previously a performer at Chicagos Second City. Hader is also the co-creator of the Emmy-nominated "Documentary Now!," and has voiced characters for shows like "The Awesomes," "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," and "Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. His sidesplitting impressions were wide-ranging, from Janet Reno to Alex Trebek to Fidel Castro. She then went on to appear on the show in a series of smaller parts and has continued to find work in smaller roles in television and film in the years since. His character Doug Butabi was popular enough that he and Will Ferrell (who played his brother Steve) were given their own spin-off film, "A Night at the Roxbury." In 1998, Chris Parnell was invited to join the cast of "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player.
He also voices the titular character on the Comedy Central animated program "Loafy," a program he also created, writes, and directs. Bill Hader joined "Saturday Night Live" in 2005 and spent eight seasons on the show before his 2013 departure. As of this writing, his next role will be in Charlie Day's "El Tonto," a comedic film about an accidental celebrity. She also had her fair share of completely ridiculous original characters, such as Spokesmodel Shonda (opposite Kristen Wiig) and Jodi Dietz, co-host of "Bronx Beat" (opposite Amy Poehler). "Mulaney" lasted only 13 episodes, but Pedrad has bounced back and is currently the creator, writer, and star of TBS's "Chad.
In 2002, he hosted "The Colin Quinn Show" for a moment on NBC, and then went on to host Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" for two seasons. I have no idea how [SNL creator] Lorne [Michaels] felt about me. These included takes on Colin Powell, 50 Cent, R. Kelly, and Venus Williams. Slate has also started working in film since her time at "SNL," both in voice roles and in front of the camera. "The week before, my NBC ID came off of my key chain and I had this premonition. For the last two dozen seasons, new "Saturday Night Live" cast members have started as featured players before being promoted to full cast status, known as repertory players. She has appeared onscreen in most of the show's she writes/produces and has also made appearances on a number of other series, including "Only Murders in the Building" and "Modern Love."
As a voice actor, Ferrell has appeared in "The Lego Movie" and "Megamind," both giant films with massive box officesuccess. Slate's other film credits include "Hotel Artemis," "Venom," and 2022's "I Want You Back. Ferrell had more recurring characters on "Saturday Night Live" than we could possibly fit here, but the standouts included Mr. Ed's twin brother Ned, Spartan cheerleader Craig Buchanan, and high school music teacher Marty Culp. ", After "Saturday Night Live," Mitchell continued to find work in Hollywood, both as a stand-up and in front of the camera. ", With all of her return guest appearances as Sarah Palin, it may feel like Tina Fey was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for at least a decade, but it was actually only six years. Bobby Moynihan spent nine years on "Saturday Night Live," appearing as a cast member from 2008 through 2017. Since many "SNL" fans are of the belief that the 2000s were some of the strongest years of the show, and since many alums of that era are dominating in Hollywood, we thought it would be nice to check in on the current whereabouts of the 35 cast members who appeared for at least one season between 2000 and 2009. Though "SNL" has kept him busy for decades, Thompson has continued to appear in other projects at the same time. Moynihan is currently a cast member on the sitcom "Mr. Mayor," which was co-created by "SNL" alums Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (Carlock was a writer, Fey a writer and performer). ", Kattan's most high-profile role after "SNL" was as a recurring character on the sitcom "The Middle," in which he played Bob Weaver in more than 5 episodes.
We won't go so far as to say we saved the best for last, but we certainly saved the most committed for last, as Kenan Thompson is the all-time longest running cast member "Saturday Night Live" has ever seen. Ex-marine Riggle has since found fame and fortune, starting with his commentator position on "The Daily Show" from 2006 to 2008. Though he is not one of the most famous 2000s-era "Saturday Night Live" alums, Meadows has been steadily working in the two decades since his departure. Minor had only a few screen credits prior to being hired by "SNL," and though he has continued to find steady work in the decades since, he has a relatively low profile for an "SNL" alum. He also hosted "Weekend Update" for four years, from 2000 to the end of his tenure, alongside Tina Fey. In addition to many television guest roles, he has appeared as a main character on numerous series including "The Michael Richards Show," "The Bill Engvall Show," and "Schooled." He has had much success outside of this character, such as his Emmy-nominated leading role in the sitcom "The Last Man on Earth," and appearances on a bevy of other shows including "Up All Night" and "The League." ", Rob Riggle is a masterful comedian who simply never found his place during his one season on "Saturday Night Live." Others included "Motherlover," "3-Way: The Golden Rule," "I Just Had Sex," "Jack Sparrow," and "Shy Ronnie," all of which earned Primetime Emmy Award nominations. The HBO comedy has aired two seasons and earned Hader numerous accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards for Lead Actor in a Comedy.
She has, however, continued to find steady work in both television and film. Redd is an actor, writer, stand-up comic and rapper. Since becoming the announcer in 2014, Hammond has popped up in the occasional skit, but his main time in front of the camera occurred between the years of 1995 and 2009. He has also guested on many other programs and done a fair amount of voiceover work. "I don't know if I kind of gave up and quit on myself and let that attitude come out on the show," he told theDaily Beastin 2018. Like most long-term cast members, Moynihan had a roster of recurring characters, which included erroneous reporter Anthony Crispino, elementary school student Liam, and "Drunk Uncle," who popped up on "Weekend Update." She will have a main role in 2022's "I Love That for You," co-created by fellow "Saturday Night Live" vet Vanessa Bayer. After "Saturday Night Live," Minor tried out a couple of other sketch shows, including "Mr. Show" and "Cedric the Entertainer Presents." In 2021, Wiig co-starred in the "MacGruber" TV series, based upon the "SNL" sketch with Will Forte. As a producer, he has also worked on everything from "Succession" to "Dead to Me.". Thompson began his "Saturday Night Live" career in 2003 and is still going strong.
By using the site, you consent to these cookies. He can be seen in Judd Apatow's "The Bubble," in April 2022, and has a few other projects in the works. She also made a mark with impressions of Barbara Walters, Monica Lewinsky, and other celebrities. Simply put, things just did not seem to click for her at "Saturday Night Live.". "I didn't do a good job, I didn't click. Aside from "Mulaney" and "Chad," Pedrad's resume has a few other post-"SNL" highlights.
Gasteyer has been actively working since her "SNL" years, and we don't just mean her very fun appearance as the Christmas tree on "The Masked Singer." He has continued to appear in movies in the years since "Booksmart," "Mother's Day," and "Driven," to name a few but has returned to television full time as the co-creator, writer, executive producer, and star of "Ted Lasso.". Shannon's other standout characters included frisky Sally O'Malley, "joyologist" Helen Madden, and "Delicious Dish" co-host Terri Rialto. Unfortunately for Richards, his choice to leave "SNL" so quickly in pursuit of film work backfired, and he has had a relatively modest career in comparison to his contemporaries. Dratch was famously let go from pal Tina Fey's "30 Rock" after her performance in the pilot elicited negative reviews from fans (viaHuffington Post). Will Forte spent eight years of his life on "Saturday Night Live," appearing as a cast member from 2002 until 2010.
Her high-profile film roles have included parts in "Bridesmaids," "Grown Ups," and 2021's "Licorice Pizza," written and directed by husband Paul Thomas Anderson. Outside of "SNL," Hammond has continued to appear on television, both in comedic roles on series like "Are We There Yet?" Three of her nine Primetime Emmy Awards are for her work on "Saturday Night Live.". The comedian joined "SNL" in 1996, establishing himself with a roster of recurring characters like gibberish speaking lawyer Suel Forrester, unruly primate Mr. Peepers, and exotic dancer Mango. He also writes films, such as "Step Brothers" and the "Anchorman" films, which he starred in, and produces others, such as "Booksmart" and "Hustlers." The actress expressed shock at her dismissal, telling Entertainment Weekly that all Lorne Michaels told her was that "he felt deep down that I should have my own show" and that "it had nothing to do with talent." She has had series regular roles on "Suburgatory," "People of Earth," and "American Auto."
Though deserving, Oteri surprisingly never got her own sitcom or headlined any major movies in her years after "Saturday Night Live." His characters included vulgar cartoonist Jasper Hahn and Boston teen Frankie Hilbert, but Sanz was perhaps best known for cracking up during skits alongside his buddy Jimmy Fallon. It's an unbelievable pace and pressure and I got to a point where I didn't even know what was funny anymore by the end of the season.".
She has also appeared in a number of variety shows and specials, including one with Martin Short (produced by Lorne Michaels) called "Maya & Marty," and voices numerous characters on Netflix's "Big Mouth." Few characters have left the lasting legacy of Shannon's Mary Catherine Gallagher, a character so fantastically ridiculous that she even got her own movie, "Superstar."
Samberg also maintained a presence on the show with celebrity impressions like Mark Zuckerberg and original characters, such as awful rapper Blizzard Man and Hollywood accountant Mort Mort Feingold. As of this writing, Sanz has one upcoming project the coming-of-age dramady "Camp.". Rudolph started on "SNL" in 2000, and she quickly made a name for herself with hilarious celebrity impressions, including iconic takes on Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, and Donatella Versace. While she has been much more active in television, Watkins also has a considerable number of film credits including "Ibiza" and "The Way Back." Not only was Jerry Minor only on "Saturday Night Live" for a year, from 2000 to 2001, but he is also one of the least well-known cast members the show has ever had. Edwards also took over for Eddie Murphy as the voice of Donkey in a couple of "Shrek" shorts in 2010 and 2011. While not all featured players make it beyond those two initial years, the majority of cast members are able to prove their worth and enter the repertoire.
"By the way, everyone always thinks I got fired for saying f**k: I didn't, that's not why I got fired.
All I know is, it didn't work for me, and I got fired. According to an interview he did on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Morgan beat out Colbert for a spot on the cast in the final audition rounds. While he is still actively working in Hollywood, We won't go so far as to say we saved the best for last, but we certainly saved the most committed for last, as. His other standout characters included 1980s singer Ocean Billy and Officer Sikorsky in the" Scared Straight" sketches, as well as appearances as the extremely affable devil in a number of "Weekend Update" segments. Post-"SNL," Hader has had much success on television, namely with his sitcom "Barry," which he co-created, writes, produces, and stars in. The funny lady started on the show in 1995, and she remained on the cast for five seasons, until 2000.
Elliott has been less active in film, where her credits include smaller films like "Sex Ed," "Better Off Single," and "Clara's Ghost.". He has produced much content, as well, from "Alone Together" to "I'm Sorry" to the Emmy-nominated "PEN15.". He was promoted to full cast member the following year, and he remained on the program through 2006. On the show, Mitchell had one recurring character with Starkisha but was better known for his celebrity impressions. Her film credits include "Scary Movie," "Grown Ups 2," and "Benjamin." The younger Elliott lasted longer than her dad, joining the show in 2008 and remaining on the cast for four seasons. According to Indiewire, Forte who was at the time a writer on "That '70s Show" originally turned down "SNL" before realizing it was something he could not pass up. ", Finesse Mitchell began as a featured player in 2003, and "Saturday Night Live" elevated him to repertory cast member two years later.
The affable comedian started on "SNL" in 1998, where he remained for six seasons before his 2004 departure. It is not entirely surprising that he loves it, given that Thompson got his start in Hollywood by appearing in the kids' sketch show "All That." He has been similarly active on the big screen, appearing in films like "Booksmart," "Good Boys," and "Nebraska," for which he won Best Supporting Actor from the National Board of Review. Jenny Slate had a rough go of things on "Saturday Night Live," infamously dropping an F-bomb during her first sketch on her very first episode of the show in 2009. Morgan has returned to "SNL" as both a guest and a host, and even earned an Emmy nomination for hosting in 2016. She has also done some theater, hosted a truTV sketch show, and published a humorous memoir. He also appeared in four episodes of "Space Force," and reprised his recurring role as Jonathan Glascott on "The Goldbergs.". He is also a masterful impressionist, portraying celebrities like Al Pacino, Dave Matthews, and Ryan Seacrest. She has also had recurring roles on "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Assistant," and has voiced roles for the likes of "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" and "Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh." Nasim Pedrad was a "Saturday Night Live" cast member for five seasons, from 2009 to 2014, which is a fair amount of time, but we were still sad when she decided to leave the show to further her acting career. On the television side of things, Rudolph has had series regular roles in "Up All Night" and "Bless the Harts," as well as memorable recurring parts on "Kath & Kim" and "The Good Place." He is not one of the giant names to come out of the show but has established a fan following over the years. I took it as a sign, and I'm not a 'sign' person," she said in an interview with the magazine. For eight seasons, Amy Poehler tickled our funny bones as a cast member and perhaps one of the best utilized ones on "Saturday Night Live." His other notable impressions have included Donald Trump, Sean Connery, and Dick Cheney. "Merv the Perv") and boy bander Jeph. Meadows joined the show as a cast member in 1991, and he left in 2000, which was the longest tenure for a cast member at the time of his departure. Poehler joined the show in 2001, and eventually started hosting "Weekend Update," first alongside Tina Fey and then Seth Meyers. Additionally, Armisen has appeared in small roles in a number of films, from "Battle of the Sexes" to "Zoolander 2," and voiced animated characters like Brainy Smurf in the "Smurf" movies and Speedy Gonzalez in "Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run." He also appears in the Emmy-nominated mockumentary show, "Documentary Now!," which he created with a number of other show alums. Pedrad was a key player during her years at "SNL," and it was a true loss to see her go something she did in order to appear on the sitcom "Mulaney." Even then, not including the "Saturday Night Live" band and announcer Don Pardo, Hammond has the honor of appearing in the most "Saturday Night Live" episodes overall, with over 400 appearances under his belt including his voice gigs (he is the current announcer). Cookies help us deliver our Services. Forte is also an accomplished voice actor, giving voice to characters in "The Cleveland Show," "Allen Gregory," and more.
She has also appeared on Broadway, starring as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" and Elphaba in "Wicked" (amongst other roles), and put out two studio albums. On "SNL," Forte excelled at playing weird and ridiculous, with characters like MacGruber and The Falconer, the former of which became a feature film. By that time, he had already established himself as a solid movie star with roles in "Zoolander" and "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." He has also appeared in films like "Mad Families" and "Barely Lethal," and co-hosted "According to Him + Her.". I just didn't belong there,"she said toInStylein 2019.
She also had the starring role in "Casual," a four-season Hulu series that ran from 2015 to 2018. He was at one point fired by Lorne Michaels due to budget cuts but rehired half a season later (viaVulture). Rudolph has stayed incredibly busy in the years since her "SNL" departure, appearing in both film and television, and in both live action and voice roles. No matter how long she works in Hollywood. She also frequently and expertly parodied Martha Stewart, Hillary Clinton, Celine Dion and more famous faces. Redd can be seen in the comedy films Vampires vs. the Bronx, Deep Murder, The House and A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and the independent horror film Scare Me. Redd starred in the cult-classic series Wet Hot American Summer and was featured in NBCs Will & Grace, Netflixs Love, Comedy Centrals Detroiters and Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. Additionally, Redd was featured as a 2016 Standup New Face at Just for Laughs in Montreal. Fallon is, as if this writing, the host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," which he has been doing since 2014, and before that, hosted "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" for five seasons. The comedian only occasionally appears in film, and the last time he did so was when he starred as Dr. Hall in 2013's "Scary Movie V." You may also recognize him from his commercial work for KFC, where he appeared as Colonel Sanders at one point before rotating out of the role to make room for the next celeb. "I think we all have been in jobs that we know aren't the right fit for us, and so as much as you don't want your ego to take a blow of being let go or fired, it just never felt quite right," she wrote (via USA Today). Oteri is also remembered for her Philadelphia grouch Rita DelVecchio, "Simmer down now" lady Nadeen, and the funniest Barbara Walters impression the show has ever seen. Poehler has become a comedy giant in the years since "SNL," but she is probably best known for her Emmy-winning turn as Leslie Knope in NBC's "Parks and Recreation," which was on the air for seven seasons. He remained on the program until 2006, at which point he was cut alongside a handful of others due to budget cuts (viaThe New York Times). Meadows was known for a variety of impressions, including O.J. He also partnered with Kristen Wiig to craft two unforgettable recurring sketches "The Californians," a soap opera parody where he played Stuart, and "Garth and Kat," where he was part of a woefully unprepared musical duo. As of this writing, she can be seen in the Hulu miniseries "The Dropout," about biotech entrepreneur and convicted fraudster Elizabeth Holmes. Prior to appearing in "Mr. Mayor," Moynihan was a series regular on the series "Me, Myself and I," a CBS sitcom that lasted only a few episodes but was the catalyst for his "SNL" parting (viaEntertainment Weekly). Because of this, she rarely appeared in other sketches, though she did have a few original characters like Bedelia's mother. Alongside fellow comedian Danielle Schneider, Wilson is also co-host of the popular podcast "Bi**h Sesh," a "Real Housewives" breakdown show.