David Andrew "Andy" Samberg[1] (born August 18, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, rapper and writer best known as a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island and as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. On Saturday Night Live, he has been credited with popularizing Emmy-winning SNL Digital Shorts, which are comical short films often in song form.[2] As a film actor, Samberg has appeared in Hot Rod, Space Chimps, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, I Love You, Man, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Early life

Samberg was born in Mill Valley, California to Margi (née Marrow), an elementary school teacher who taught at Old Mill School, and Joe Samberg, a photographer.[3] He grew up in a Jewish household and his maternal grandfather, Alfred J. Marrow, served as the executive chair of the American Jewish Congress.[4] He was "weaned" on Jewish comedy as a child, in particular, Mel Brooks.[5]

He went to college at UC Santa Cruz for two years before transferring to NYU for film school. He majored in experimental film, where he created the short film entitled Monkey vs. Robot.[6][7]


Samberg is a member of the comedy troupe The Lonely Island (along with Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) whose debut album Incredibad was released in 2009, and is currently a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Samberg also appeared in a Super Bowl XLII Pepsi commercial featuring Justin Timberlake. He also hosted the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.[8]

Saturday Night Live

In September 2005, The Lonely Island confirmed that Samberg would be joining Saturday Night Live as a featured player and his fellow members of The Lonely Island would join the show's writing staff. While his live sketch roles were limited in his first year, he appeared in many non-live sketches, including commercial parodies and various other filmed segments.

For the December 17, 2005, show, he and Chris Parnell starred in the Digital Short "Lazy Sunday", a nerdcore hip hop song performed by two Manhattanites on a quest to see the film The Chronicles of Narnia. The short quickly became an Internet phenomenon and garnered Samberg significant media and public attention, as did "Dick in a Box", a duet with Justin Timberlake that won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.[9] Samberg has found success with the song "Jizz in My Pants", which has garnered over 88 million views on YouTube.[10] His comedy troupe's recent collaboration with T-Pain, the "I'm on a Boat" music video, has had over 45 million views on YouTube after debuting on February 7, 2009, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009. Another digital short, "Motherlover" (also featuring Timberlake), was released on May 10, 2009 (to commemorate Mother's Day) and is a sequel to "Dick in a Box". [11]

Personal life

Samberg is currently dating singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom.[12] They often are seen in Nevada City, California together.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Premium Blend Himself TV
2005 Arrested Development Stage Manager TV
2005–Present Saturday Night Live Various Roles TV
2007 Scarred Himself TV
Hot Rod Rod Kimble Movie
2008 Space Chimps Ham III Voice; Movie
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Homeless Guy Movie
2009 I Love You, Man Robbie Klaven Movie
2009 MTV Movie Awards Host TV
Boomerang (TV network) Lou the Directer Boy TV Presenter in Boomerang (TV network)
Bollywood Hero Himself TV
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Baby Brent/Chicken Brent Voice; Movie
Yo Gabba Gabba! Himself TV
2010 Space Chimps 2 Ham III Voice; Movie
Freaknik: The Musical Chad Voice; TV
The Sarah Silverman Program Troy TV
Parks and Recreation Carl TV
18th ESPY Awards Paul The Octopus TV


  1. According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
  2. "2007 Emmy Winners: The complete list". Daily News (New York). 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  3. Grant, Lee (2007-08-03). "The three amigos". SignOnSanDiego. Retrieved 2007-08-06. 
  4. Bloom, Nate (2007-08-02). "Celebrity Jews". Retrieved 2007-08-06. 
  5. schmooze (9 November 2008), "Q&A with Andy Samberg: Meet the creative genius" schmoozemag.com (Retrieved on 2009-05-14)
  6. "The Daily Northwestern"
  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_QsCXm1vrk
  8. Pepsi. commercial
  9. "2007 Emmy Winners: The complete list". Daily News (New York). 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  10. S.F. Weekly blogsite
  11. http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/digital-short-motherlover/1099491/ SNL video
  12. http://www.celebritysmackblog.com/2009/10/27/andy-samberg-girlfriend-joanna-newsom-in-ny/

External links

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Preceded by
Mike Myers
MTV Movie Awards host
Succeeded by
Aziz Ansari

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