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Vanessa Bayer | Repertory Player
Bayer joined the cast of SNL from iO Chicago, The Annoyance, and The Second City, having trained in the Chicago area and performed as an understudy for The Second City's Mainstage and Touring companies. She starred in the acerbic puppet show "Felt" and the improv team "Revolver" at iO Chicago, wrote and performed in the Annoyance Theatre's "Swear Jar," and performed stand-up at Zanies.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bayer received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. While in college, she interned at "Sesame Street" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and was a member of "Bloomers," a storied all-female comedy troupe.
Bayer currently resides in New York City. Her birthday is November 14.