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Cecily Strong
Date of Birth: February 8, 1984
Years on SNL: 2012-present
Cecily 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 costar Mike O'Brien.[2]



  1. Animal Nurse
  2. Cathy Ann
  3. Councilor
  4. Dana
  5. Donna Fingerneck
  6. The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party
  7. Gracelynn Chisholm
  8. Heather (One-Dimensional Female Character from a Male-Driven Comedy)
  9. Janet Johnson-Luna
  10. Kyra
  11. Jemma
  12. Model (Ex-Porn Star)


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  2. Allison Williams (as Peter Pan)
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  33. Rosie Perez
  34. Sarah Koenig
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  36. Sheri Dillon
  37. Sofia Vergara
  38. Star Burton
  39. 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 is actually her dog, Lucy. This intro is also used as the Season 41's opening credits and the Season 42's opening credits.



  2. O'Brien's Twitter
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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