Vanessa Bayer is returning for her third season of "Saturday Night Live." Bayer burst onto the scene during her debut season with her impersonation of Miley Cyrus in the wildly popular sketch, "The Miley Cyrus Show." She has continued to wow audiences with her impression of "Fox and Friends" host Gretchen Carlson and her recurring Weekend Update segment alongside Fred Armisen as one of Moammar Khaddafys childhood best friends.
Bayer joined the cast of SNL from iO Chicago, The Annoyance, and The Second City, having trained in the Chicago area and performed as an understudy for The Second Citys Mainstage and touring company. She starred in the acerbic puppet show "Felt" and the improv team "Revolver" at iO Chicago, wrote and performed in the Annoyance Theatres "Swear Jar", and performed stand-up at Zanies.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bayer received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. While in college, she interned at "Sesame Street" and "Late Night with Conan OBrien" and was a member of "Bloomers" - a storied all-female comedy troupe. Most recently, she played the role of 'Nikki' in the new comedy film, "Trainwreck," alongside Amy Schumer.