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Andy Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, to Marjorie (Marrow), a teacher, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. With Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, Samberg is one of three Los Angeles, California-based writer-performer-filmmakers–all childhood friends–dubbed The Lonely Island, whose short films were showcased on the popular untelevised television network show and website. Some of their popular shorts included The O.C. (2003) parody “The ‘Bu” and their full-length pilot, “Awesometown.” They met Jimmy Fallon while writing for 2004 MTV Video Music Awards (2004), who then suggested that they audition for Saturday Night Live (1975). Andy was then cast as a featured performer, and Samberg’s Lonely Island cohorts Jorma and Akiva were hired as writers for the show. The group’s most notable contributions include The Lonely Island: Lazy Sunday (2005), The Lonely Island Feat. Justin Timberlake: Dick in a Box (2006), and The Lonely Island Feat. T-Pain: I’m on a Boat (2009).
Interesting Facts about Andy Samberg
- Has two sisters.
- On February 7, 2007, Samberg joined Justin Timberlake at one of Timberlake’s tour concerts in Madison Square Garden to perform their song, “Dick In A Box” (from one of The Lonely Island’s digital shorts for Saturday Night Live (1975)). They both performed in character.
- The Lonely Island’s “Incredibad” was the 8th highest selling Hip Hop album of 2009 in the US.
- As the co-star Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), Samberg found himself working in the very same Los Angeles studio lot where he had once labored earlier in his career as a gofer-like production assistant on Spin City (1996). “And now I have my own parking space.”.
- Went to elementary school with Chelsea Peretti.
- He is of three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish and one quarter Italian (Sicilian) descent. Andy’s paternal grandparents, David P. Samberg and Sylvia Conviser, were both from Russian Jewish/Polish Jewish families, and his grandfather was born in the Russian Empire. Andy’s mother was adopted, and Andy’s adoptive maternal grandfather, Alfred J. Marrow, was an industrial psychologist and philanthropist; Alfred served as an executive chair of the American Jewish Congress. On the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012), Andy discovered his mother’s biological parents, through DNA research and genealogical work. Andy’s biological maternal grandfather, Salvatore “Samuel” Maida, was Italian (Sicilian), from Alimena, while Andy’s maternal grandmother, Ellen Philipsborn, an artist, was a German Jew, from Nowawes, who had come to the U.S. as a refugee in 1938 with her family, because of the Nazi regime. Through his adoptive grandfather, Andy’s third cousin is Tammy Baldwin, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (Andy’s maternal grandfather and Tammy’s maternal grandfather, biochemist David Ezra Green, were first cousins).
- The real Mark Zuckerberg praised his performance as him on SNL.
- Received a Grammy nomination (as member of The Lonely Island) for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the song “I’m on a Boat” (feat. T-Pain) in 2010.
- Is a fan of the BBC mystery, Sherlock (2010).
- Steve Carell was the Saturday Night Live (1975) host for Samberg’s opening appearance on the show.
- In his first season on Saturday Night Live (1975), Samberg appeared on more non-live SNL segments than actual live sketches.
- Engaged to Joanna Newsom [February 25, 2013].
Personal Quotes by Andy Samberg
Class Day is a terrible name for a day when you don’t have to go to any class.- Andy Samberg
Obviously, SNL has a lot of viewers, but the potential for a movie is through the roof.- Andy Samberg
I love Agassi – I really followed him a lot when I was a teenager and remember when guys like him and Michael Chang were just unstoppable. He was really inspiring. Every match was so dramatic and exciting. The guy played with a lot of heart.- Andy Samberg
As is known, I work with my friends quite a bit. It’s just more fun.- Andy Samberg
Well, basically, when you get SNL, everyone wants to take a meeting, just in case you end up being good.- Andy Samberg