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Cecily Strong

5 out of 5

Actress, Comedian, Former "Saturday Night Live" Cast Member & Former Co-Anchor of "Weekend Update"

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 Cecily Strong Biography

Cecily Strong is an actress and comedian who has been a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" from 2012 to 2019. Strong was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, an inner ring suburb of Chicago. She is the daughter of Penelope and William "Bill" Strong, who worked as an Associated Press bureau chief and is now managing partner at a Chicago public relations firm. Penny Legler Strong is a nurse practitioner, having worked extensively at area hospitals. Strong's parents are divorced. Strong grew up adoring SNL as a child, reenacting sketches with her friend and watching old SNL commercials on VHS.

She attended Oak Park and River Forest High School before transferring for her senior year to the Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she graduated in 2002. She then studied acting at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), graduating in 2006 with a BFA in theatre. After graduating from CalArts, Strong returned to Chicago, where she studied at the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago.

Strong performed regularly at The Second City and iO Chicago. Strong also performed on a cruise ship with fellow Second City members for four months. She appeared at the Chicago Sketch Fest, Chicago Just for Laughs, the New York Sketchfest, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Goodman Theater, the Bailiwick Theater, the Mercury Theater, and with the all-female improv troupe Virgin Daiquiri. Strong then debuted as a featured player on "Saturday Night Live" on September 15, 2012. The next season, Strong became a repertory player and co-anchored the recurring "Weekend Update" segment with Seth Meyers, beginning with the season 39 premiere. Strong later co-anchored with Colin Jost, and was replaced on "Weekend Update" with writer Michael Che, beginning with the season 40 premiere in September 2014, partly at her own request to focus on doing sketches as a part of the regular cast.

Strong was the featured entertainer at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. She took digs at the various news organizations in attendance, politicians of all persuasions, and President Obama. She also took shots at the US Secret Service, host location the Washington Hilton, Brian Williams, Sarah Koenig and the state of Indiana. In 2016, she appeared in a commercial for Old Navy, alongside other SNL cast members Nasim Pedrad and Jay Pharoah. That year, Strong also joined the climate change documentary show Years of Living Dangerously as a celebrity correspondent. In 2016, she guest starred as Samantha Stevens in TBS's Angie Tribeca and Catherine Hobart in Fox's Scream Queens. She appeared in a series of commercials for Triscuit in 2017.

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    Booking fees for Cecily Strong, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cecily Strong, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cecily Strong for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cecily Strong for your next private or corporate function.
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Cecily Strong

5 out of 5

Actress, Comedian, Former "Saturday Night Live" Cast Member & Former Co-Anchor of "Weekend Update"

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Cecily Strong Biography

Cecily Strong is an actress and comedian who has been a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" from 2012 to 2019. Strong was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, an inner ring suburb of Chicago. She is the daughter of Penelope and William "Bill" Strong, who worked as an Associated Press bureau chief and is now managing partner at a Chicago public relations firm. Penny Legler Strong is a nurse practitioner, having worked extensively at area hospitals. Strong's parents are divorced. Strong grew up adoring SNL as a child, reenacting sketches with her friend and watching old SNL commercials on VHS.

She attended Oak Park and River Forest High School before transferring for her senior year to the Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she graduated in 2002. She then studied acting at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), graduating in 2006 with a BFA in theatre. After graduating from CalArts, Strong returned to Chicago, where she studied at the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago.

Strong performed regularly at The Second City and iO Chicago. Strong also performed on a cruise ship with fellow Second City members for four months. She appeared at the Chicago Sketch Fest, Chicago Just for Laughs, the New York Sketchfest, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Goodman Theater, the Bailiwick Theater, the Mercury Theater, and with the all-female improv troupe Virgin Daiquiri. Strong then debuted as a featured player on "Saturday Night Live" on September 15, 2012. The next season, Strong became a repertory player and co-anchored the recurring "Weekend Update" segment with Seth Meyers, beginning with the season 39 premiere. Strong later co-anchored with Colin Jost, and was replaced on "Weekend Update" with writer Michael Che, beginning with the season 40 premiere in September 2014, partly at her own request to focus on doing sketches as a part of the regular cast.

Strong was the featured entertainer at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. She took digs at the various news organizations in attendance, politicians of all persuasions, and President Obama. She also took shots at the US Secret Service, host location the Washington Hilton, Brian Williams, Sarah Koenig and the state of Indiana. In 2016, she appeared in a commercial for Old Navy, alongside other SNL cast members Nasim Pedrad and Jay Pharoah. That year, Strong also joined the climate change documentary show Years of Living Dangerously as a celebrity correspondent. In 2016, she guest starred as Samantha Stevens in TBS's Angie Tribeca and Catherine Hobart in Fox's Scream Queens. She appeared in a series of commercials for Triscuit in 2017.

Cecily Strong Videos

  • Cecily Strong Is Convinced Melania Trump Is Sending Her Secret Messages
    Cecily Strong and Jimmy look back at footage of an SNL sketch they did that didn't make it to air, and Cecily shares why she thinks FLOTUS is...
  • Reality Stars - SNL
    Robyn (Cecily Strong) and Dane (Will Ferrell) surprise their friends (Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett, Mikey Day) with how much they've...
  • Gemma & Ricky - SNL
    Ricky Diamonds (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his girlfriend Gemma (Cecily Strong) crash a couple's (Vanessa Bayer, Kenan Thompson) date night in...

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  • How to book Cecily Strong?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cecily Strong for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Cecily Strong, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cecily Strong or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cecily Strong?

    Booking fees for Cecily Strong, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cecily Strong, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cecily Strong?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cecily Strong for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cecily Strong for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cecily Strong or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cecily Strong or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cecily Strong is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Cecily Strong for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Cecily Strong generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vanessa Bayer, Colin Jost, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams and Aasif Mandvi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cecily Strong for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Cecily Strong Speaker Videos

  • Cecily Strong Is Convinced Melania Trump Is Sending Her Secret Messages
    Cecily Strong and Jimmy look back at footage of an SNL sketch they did that didn't make it to air, and Cecily shares why she thinks FLOTUS is definitely sending secret inspiration for her Melania...
    Reality Stars - SNL
    Robyn (Cecily Strong) and Dane (Will Ferrell) surprise their friends (Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett, Mikey Day) with how much they've changed.
  • Gemma & Ricky - SNL
    Ricky Diamonds (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his girlfriend Gemma (Cecily Strong) crash a couple's (Vanessa Bayer, Kenan Thompson) date night in Atlantic City.
    Cecily Strong remarks at 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner (C-SPAN)
    From C-SPAN coverage, Cecily Strong remarks at the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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