Andy Samberg of The Lonely Island was born on August 18, 1978, in Berkeley, California. He developed a liking to Saturday Night Live when he was just a young boy, sneaking around his parents to watch it. He eventually graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts having majored in experimental film. Unlike many who long to be on SNL, Andy Samberg of The Lonely Island's dream actually came true...
The beginnings until today: Andy Samberg The Lonely Island
Andy Samberg of The Lonely Island got accepted into the prestigious SNL cast after videos on his comedy website, TheLonelyIsland.com, went viral. The Lonely Island consists of Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, all of whom are still successful and releasing new music to this day.
In 2007, Andy won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for his performance with The Lonely Island. Since then, he's been nominated for seven other Emmy Awards!
Samberg then landed the role of detective "Jake Peralta" in the hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which earned him his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Over the years, Andy has been in several popular films (especially in animated films!), including:
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel
- Hotel Transylvania film series
- Take the 10
- Brigsby Bear
One of his newest films premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, called Palm Springs. The romantic comedy includes Cristin Milioti, Peter Gallagher, J. K. Simmons, and Camila Mendes and can be seen on the streaming site Hulu!
Samberg also did a cameo voice-over in the hit Netflix series Never Have I Ever and has made a recent appearance in Seth Meyers' Mapleworth Murders.
In his personal life, Andy has been married to musician Joanna Newsom since 2013, where Seth Meyers was his groomsman! The pair have a daughter together who was born in 2017.
We wish them the best!