Ana Gasteyer

Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA

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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 Festival 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. She also appeared in the 2005 Showtime movie musical Reefer Madness as Mae, the doomed girlfriend of Jack and owner of the Reefer Den.

Gasteyer starred in a revival of The Threepenny Opera on Broadway as Mrs. Peachum, along with Jim Dale, Alan Cumming, and Cyndi Lauper. The production ran from March 24 through June 25, 2006.

On June 24, 2005, Gasteyer originated the role of Elphaba in the Chicago sit-down production of the musical Wicked. 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.

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 to November 11, 2007.

She was originally cast as Gloria in the 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."

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.

She returned to Saturday Night Live for a special Mother's Day episode on May 8, 2010, and for another Mother's Day episode on May 11, 2012.

Gasteyer appeared in season eight of Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's girlfriend.

From 2011 to 2014, Gasteyer co-starred as Sheila Shay on the ABC comedy series Suburgatory, and as of March 2013, she was a spokeswoman for the Weight Watchers diet plan.

In 2014, taking advantage of her training as a singer, Gasteyer recorded and released I'm Hip, an album of jazz standards. "One Mint Julep" was one of the selections it included.

Ana Gasteyer Photos


[Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Production, 2018
Miss Hannigan

[Motion Picture]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2017
Mrs. Schwartz

[Motion Picture]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2016
Principal McGee

[New York]
City Center Encores! Off-Center Production, 2015
Mimi Schwinn

Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2009
Kitty Dean

Roundabout Revival, 2006
Mrs. Peachum

Chicago Production, 2005

New York City Opera Revival, 2004

Actors' Fund Concert, 2004

Other Roles


Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba [Replacement]


Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice

Broadway Revival, 2000
Usherette [Replacement]

Columbia [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Ana Gasteyer Movies

[1997]Courting Courtney Rosemary Colletti

[1998]Meet the Deedles Mel

[1999]Dick Rose Mary Woods

[2000]What Women Want Sue Cranston

[2000]Woman on Top Claudia Hunter

[2001]What's the Worst That Could Happen? Ann Marie

[2004]Mean Girls Cady's Mom

[2008]The Women Pat

[2008]Finn on the Fly Dr. Madsen

[2009]Dare Ruth Berger

[2011]Fully Loaded Jane

[2012]Fun Size Jackie

[2012]That's My Boy Mrs. Ravensdale

[2012]Robot & Frank Shop Lady

[2013]Peeples Mayor Hodge

[2013]Rapture-Palooza Mrs. Lewis

[2013]Geography Club Mrs. Toles

[2015]Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Mrs. Gundermutt

[2019]Adam Mom

[2019]Wine Country Catherine

[2020]Happiest Season Harry Levin

Ana Gasteyer TV Shows

American Auto Katherine Hastings

At Home with Amy Sedaris Colleen, Darlene Cornish

Great News Kelly

Lady Dynamite Karen Grisham

People of Earth Gina Morrison

Suburgatory Sheila Shay

The Goldbergs Miss Cinoman, Susan Cinoman

The Good Wife Judge Patrice Lessner

The Lion Guard Reirei

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HOT WHITE HEIST Podcast Starring Bowen Yang, Cynthia Nixon, Jane Lynch & More to Return for Season 2

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Interview: Ana Gasteyer brings 'Sugar & Booze' to A COMPANY CELEBRATION AT POPS

Ana Gasteyer’s hilarious impersonations of everyone from Martha Stewart, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Jane Fonda to music icons Madonna and Celine Dion, not to mention her memorable characters, such as middle-school music teacher Bobbie Moughlan-Culp, made her a break-out star during her six years on “Saturday Night Live.”

Ana Gasteyer & More to Perform at Kean Stage This Holiday Season

Kean Stage presents three Holiday Shows at Kean University. Enjoy a festive lineup of performances at Enlow Recital Hall and Wilkins Theatre in Union, NJ.

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Theatre Aspen to Present First-Ever Winter Season Featuring Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES

Theatre Aspen announces their first-ever winter season, including Seth Rudetsky's 'Broadway Concert Series'. Get ready for an exciting lineup of performances.

Mamie Harris to Return to The Green Room 42 With SURRENDER: AN ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER THRILL RIDE

THE GREEN ROOM 42 presents the return of Mamie Parris in 'SURRENDER: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Thrill Ride' for three encore shows.

Broadway Streaming Guide: Holidays 2023 - Where to Watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL & More

From Hannah Waddingham's new Christmas special to classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol, see which holiday streaming titles are sure to bring any Broadway fan some extra merriment this year. Check out our complete guide to what Broadway fans should be streaming this holiday season on Netflix, Peacock, Disney+, and more now!

NBC Unveils Holiday Season Schedule With Barry Manilow, Dolly Parton & More

Viewers can once again look forward to a robust slate of their favorite specials including the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” and several others. New programming for 2023 includes “Christmas at the Opry,” hosted by Grammy Award-winning country superstar Wynonna Judd, “Christmas at Graceland” and more.

Photos: See Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa & More on the Red Carpet at WICKED's 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Idle Muse Hosts Post-Show Discussion With Playwright Paula Kamen, Representative Kelly M. Cassidy and Jane Members

Idle Muse Theatre Company’s Jeff-Recommended Jane: Abortion and the Underground, written by Paula Kamen and directed by Morgan Manasa, now playing through October 15, at The Edge Off-Broadway Theater, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., hosts a post-show discussion Sunday, Oct. 1 immediately following the 3 p.m. matinee performance. Learn more about how to attend here!

Mamie Parris to Present SURRENDER: AN ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER THRILL RIDE at The Green Room 42

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Photos: First Look At JANE: ABORTION AND THE UNDERGROUND At Idle Muse Theatre Company

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Boston Pops And Keith Lockhart Announce Details Of 2023 Holiday Pops Season

One of New England's most popular Christmastime traditions, the 2023 Holiday Pops season, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, offers 39 evening and matinee concerts, December 1–24, at Symphony Hall, festively decorated for the season.

Chelsea Symphony Reveals New Fellowships

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Idle Muse Theatre Company Reveals Cast and Creative Team for JANE: ABORTION AND THE UNDERGROUND

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Kean Stage Announces 2023-2024 Season

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Ana Gasteyer has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Ana Gasteyer has not appeared in the West End.

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