Andy Samberg Biography
Andrew David "Andy" Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American comedian, writer, and a member of the comedy troupe the Lonely Island. He is a repertory player on Saturday Night Live and has appeared on Premium Blend and Arrested Development, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and the Late Show with David Letterman. Samberg played the lead role in the 2007 film Hot Rod. He also provided the voice of Ham III in the 2008 animated film Space Chimps.
Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, the son of Marjorie (née Marrow), an elementary school teacher, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. Samberg graduated in 1996 from Berkeley High School. He studied film at New York University.
Saturday Night Live
In September 2005, the Lonely Island confirmed that Samberg would be joining Saturday Night Live as a featured player, while Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, 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 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. Recently, Samberg has found the same level of success with the song "Jizz in My Pants". His comedy troupe's recent collaboration with T-Pain "I'm on a Boat" has also proven to be popular; the music video has over 10.4 million views on YouTube after debuting on the site on February 7th, 2009. Samberg is in his 4th season of Saturday Night Live.