CAST
Vanessa Bayer
Repertory Player
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Taran Killam
Repertory Player
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Jay Pharoah
Repertory Player
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Repertory Player
Featured Player
Michael Che
Weekend Update Co-Anchor
Pete Davidson
Featured Player
Leslie Jones
Featured Player
Colin Jost
Head Writer / Weekend Update Co-Anchor
Jon Rudnitsky
Featured Player
Sasheer Zamata
Featured Player
Lorne Michaels
Creator

Cecily Strong

Repertory Player

Cecily Strong returns to "SNL" for her fourth season.

Strong earned rave reviews for her "Weekend Update" character "The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation with at a Party," which Rolling Stone hailed as an "instant classic." Her recurring character of a ditzy porn star-turned-aspiring-pitchwoman that she plays alongside Vanessa Bayer also quickly became an audience favorite. Strong has co-hosted "Weekend Update" alongside both Seth Meyers and Colin Jost.

In Chicago, Strong improvised regularly at iO and served as an understudy for the Second City Main Stage and E.T.C. shows. She performed as a member of the Second City national touring company and has also appeared at the Chicago SketchFest, Chicago Just for Laughs, the New York Sketch Fest and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Strong can next be seen in the upcoming films "Ghostbusters," "The Bronze," "Michelle Darnell" and "The Meddler." Additionally, Strong headlined the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

Strong was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, and has a BFA in theater from the California Institute of the Arts.