Cecily Strong

Cecily Strong Biography

Cecily Strong (born February 8, 1984) is an American actress, voice artist and comedian. She is a featured player on Saturday Night Live, beginning in season 38.

Early life

Strong was born in Springfield, Illinois and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. Her father, Bill Strong, was an Associated Press bureau chief. She attended Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) before eventually transferring to the Chicago Academy for the Arts where she graduated in 2002. After high school she attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where she graduated in 2006 with a BFA in Theatre. After graduating from CalArts, she returned to Chicago where she studied at the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago.


Strong performs regularly at The Second City, ImprovOlympic and iO Chicago, as well as appearing at the Chicago Sketch Fest, Chicago Just for Laughs, New York Sketchfest, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In Chicago, Strong has also performed at the Goodman Theater, Bailiwick Theater, Mercury Theater, and with the all-female improv troupe Virgin Daiquiri.

Saturday Night Live

On September 15, 2012, Strong made her debut as a featured player on Saturday Night Live. On September 15, 2013, Lorne Michaels announced that Strong would be co-anchoring Weekend Update with Seth Meyers beginning with the season 39 premiere.

Celebrity impressions

Recurring characters

  • The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party
  • Kyra, co-host of the Girlfriends Talk Show
  • Dana, a retail worker who, along with Niff (Bobby Moynihan) always insults co-workers whenever they fear they're going to get fired.
  • The Other Woman, a "not a porn star anymore" unnamed woman ("I'm in witness protection") who, along with Brecky (Vanessa Bayer) and a man, played by the host -- film a barely coherent commercial for a glamorous product. So far, there's been Moet Chandon, Hermes Handbags, Swarovski Crystals, and Manolo Blahnik.

Personal life

Strong is an avid Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox fan. She grew up adoring SNL as a child, watching old SNL commercials on VHS frequently, "I had a tape of the best commercials, and I wore it out, every day." She has stated that she was inspired by Phil Hartman.



Year Title Role Other Notes
2012 How to Sponsor a Uterus Karen Rigsby Short film


Year Title Role Other Notes
2012-present Saturday Night Live Herself, Various
2012 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Various 2 episodes
2013 The Awesomes Tim's Mom, Various Voice Role; 9 episodes

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