Andy (I) Samberg filmography and biography
Date of birth: 18 August 1978, Berkeley, California, USA
Andy (I) Samberg biography
A native of Berkeley, California, Samberg is one of three Los Angeles, California-based writer-performer-filmmakers--all childhood friends--dubbed the Lonely Island, whose short films were showcased on the popular untelevised television network show and Web site Channel 101.com. Some of their popular shorts included The O.C. parody "The 'Bu" and their full-length pilot, "Awesometown." They met Jimmy Fallon while writing for MTV Video Music Awards 2004 (2004) (TV), who then suggested that they audition for Saturday Night Live. Andy was then cast as a featured performer, and Samberg's Lonely Island cohorts Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer were hired as writers for the show. Near the end of his first season of "SNL," Andy was cast as the lead role in the film Hot Rod, the first major motion picture by the Lonely Island team, with the production support of Lorne Michaels.
Andy (I) Samberg trivia
- The Lonely Island's "Lazy Sunday" video was downloaded over a million times the day after it aired on Saturday Night Live.
- Has two sisters.
- Graduated from Berkeley High School in 1996.
Andy (I) Samberg quotes
- "I think, in a certain sense, everyone that's new is doing well. I have nothing to compare it to, but it certainly feels like there's been a sense of excitement all through this season." - On the new season of "Saturday Night Live".
- I check it [my IMDB profile] just to make sure I'm still on the show.
- If had a penny for every strange look I've gotten from strangers on the street I'd have about 10 to 15 dollars, which is a lot when you're dealing with pennies.