Cecily Legler Strong (born February 8, 1984) is an American actress and comedienne who is currently a cast member of Saturday Night Live, starting in September 2012. Raised in Oak Park, IL, Strong graduated from the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Strong attended California Institute for the Arts graduating with a BFA in theater. After college, she received training and experience working with The Groundlings, Second City, and Improv Olympic. 

Prior to the start of season 39, it was announced that she would become coanchor of Weekend Update, beside existing anchor Seth Meyers, who was slated to leave the show around Christmas break of that season. Colin Jost premiered on Weekend Update on March 1, 2014.[1] Strong has been romantically linked to writer and former-cast member Mike O'Brien.[2]

Characters/Impressions[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

  1. Animal Nurse
  2. Cathy Ann
  3. Councilor
  4. Dana
  5. Donna Fingerneck
  6. Gemma
  7. The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party
  8. Gracelynn Chisholm
  9. Heather (One-Dimensional Female Character from a Male-Driven Comedy)
  10. Janet Johnson-Luna
  11. Joelle LaRue
  12. Kyra
  13. Model (Ex-Porn Star)
  14. Oceana
  15. Sharon

Impressions[edit | edit source]

  1. Alanis Morissette
  2. Allison Williams
  3. Anjelica Huston
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Ava Gardner
  6. Brooke Baldwin
  7. Carly Fiorina
  8. Christina Aguilera
  9. Diana DeGette
  10. Dianne Feinstein
  11. Erin Burnett
  12. Fran Drescher
  13. Gloria Borger
  14. Gloria Estefan
  15. Hope Hicks
  16. Huma Abedin
  17. Ivana Trump
  18. Jeanine Pirro
  19. Jill Kelley
  20. Karen Santorum
  21. Khloé Kardashian
  22. Kendall Jenner
  23. Lana Del Rey
  24. Lara Stone
  25. Lin-Manuel Miranda
  26. Liza Minnelli
  27. Lydia Callis
  28. Malia Zimmerman
  29. Maria Bartiromo
  30. Marilyn Milian
  31. Marion Cotillard
  32. Martha Raddatz
  33. Megyn Kelly
  34. Melania Trump
  35. Michele Tafoya
  36. Michelle Rodriguez
  37. Olivia Colman
  38. Paula Broadwell
  39. Rachel Maddow
  40. Rosie Perez
  41. Sarah Koenig
  42. Scottie Nell Hughes
  43. Sheri Dillon
  44. Sofia Vergara
  45. Star Burton
  46. Stormy Daniels
  47. Susie Essman
  48. Tara Lipinski

SNL Career[edit | edit source]

  • 2012-2013: Featured Player
  • 2013-Present: Repertory Player
  • 2013-2014: Weekend Update Anchor

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The dog seen with her during the Season 40's opening credits (also used for Season 41 and Season 42) is actually her dog Lucy. Her original credits for Season 43 did not include Lucy, but she was added back in later episodes.
  • She hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2015.
  • A home video of her at age 13 was shown during one of the SNL Mothers Day monologues.
  • Her mother appeared on the SNL Mothers Day monologue 2015.
  • A new opening credits sequence for announcing the actors was taped before season 44. During the premiere episode, the announcement of Cecily Strong's name was accidentally omitted, her "cast clip" was silently shown, and then followed by the announcement of "Kyle Mooney", however this error was fixed by the next episode.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Preceded by:
Seth Meyers alone
Weekend Update anchor with Seth Meyers
(September 28, 2013 - February 1, 2014)
Followed by:
with Colin Jost
Preceded by:
with Seth Meyers
Weekend Update anchor with Colin Jost
(March 8, 2014 - May 17, 2014)
Followed by:
Michael Che and Colin Jost
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