Biography

Cecily Legler Strong (born February 8, 1984) is an American actress and comedian who has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2012. She was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, an inner ring suburb of Chicago.She is the daughter of Penelope and William "Bill" Strong, who worked as an Associated Press bureau chief and is now managing partner at a Chicago public relations firm.Strong's parents are divorced.Strong grew up adoring SNL as a child, reenacting sketches with her friend and watching old SNL commercials on VHS. "I had a tape of the best commercials, and I wore it out, every day." She has stated that she was inspired by Phil Hartman.

She attended Oak Park and River Forest High School before transferring for her senior year to the Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she graduated in 2002.She then studied acting at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), graduating in 2006 with a BFA in theatre. After graduating from CalArts, Strong returned to Chicago, where she studied at the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago.

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Cecily Legler Strong (born February 8, 1984) is an American actress and comedian who has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2012. She was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, an inner ring suburb of Chicago.She is the daughter of Penelope and William "Bill" Strong, who worked as an Associated Press bureau chief and is now managing partner at a Chicago public relations firm.Strong's parents are divorced.Strong grew up adoring SNL as a child, reenacting sketches with her friend and watching old SNL commercials on VHS. "I had a tape of the best commercials, and I wore it out, every day." She has stated that she was inspired by Phil Hartman.

She attended Oak Park and River Forest High School before transferring for her senior year to the Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she graduated in 2002.She then studied acting at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), graduating in 2006 with a BFA in theatre. After graduating from CalArts, Strong returned to Chicago, where she studied at the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 14

Birthday 1984-02-08

Place of Birth Springfield, Illinois, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Plus One as Summer
2018 Love, Gilda as Herself
2017 Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs as Herself
2017 The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special
2017 The Female Brain as Zoe
2016 Ghostbusters as Jennifer Lynch
2016 The Boss as Dana Dandridge
2016 The Meddler as Jillian
2016 The Bronze as Janice Townsend
2015 Scream Queens(1 episode) as Catherine Hobart
2015 Staten Island Summer as Mary Ellen
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Herself
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode) as Megan Matheston
1975 Saturday Night Live(116 episodes) as Various

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