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Cecily Strong
Date of Birth: February 8, 1984
Years on SNL: 2012-present
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]



  1. Animal Nurse
  2. Cathy Ann
  3. Councilor
  4. Dana
  5. Donna Fingerneck
  6. Jemma
  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


  1. Alanis Morissette
  2. Allison Williams (as Peter Pan)
  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. Huma Abedin
  16. Ivana Trump
  17. Jeanine Pirro
  18. Jill Kelley
  19. Karen Santorum
  20. Khloé Kardashian
  21. Kendall Jenner
  22. Lana Del Rey
  23. Lara Stone
  24. Lin-Manuel Miranda
  25. Liza Minnelli
  26. Lydia Callis
  27. Malia Zimmerman
  28. Maria Bartiromo
  29. Marilyn Milian
  30. Marion Cotillard
  31. Martha Raddatz
  32. Megyn Kelly
  33. Melania Trump
  34. Michele Tafoya
  35. Michelle Rodriguez
  36. Paula Broadwell
  37. Rachel Maddow
  38. Rosie Perez
  39. Sarah Koenig
  40. Scottie Nell Hughes
  41. Sheri Dillon
  42. Sofia Vergara
  43. Star Burton
  44. Tara Lipinski

SNL CareerEdit

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


  • 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 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.



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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