Andrew David Samberg
Berkeley, California, United States
Andy Samberg went to the Berkeley High School and graduated in 1996.
He then got enrolled at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He studied there for two years before moving to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He finally graduated from the university in 2000 with a major in experimental film.
Actor, filmmaker, musician, comedian
- Father – Joe Samberg (Photographer)
- Mother – Majorie Samberg (Elementary School Teacher)
- Siblings – Johanna Samberg (Sister), Darrow Samberg (Sister)
- Others – Paul D. Samberg (Paternal Grandfather), Fanny R. Wilinsky (Paternal Grandmother), Alfred J. Marrow (Maternal Grandfather) (Industrial Psychologist, philanthropist and former executive chair of the American Jewish Congress), Monette Courod (Maternal Grandmother), Tammy Baldwin (Third Cousin) (US Senator from Wisconsin)
Andy Samberg is represented by ID Public Relations.
Comedy, hip hop
5 ft 9½ in or 177 cm
77 kg or 170 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Andy Samberg has dated
- Kirsten Dunst (2006) – Andy Samberg was linked up with actress Kirsten Dunst in July 2006. It was reported that she had fallen for his humor while shooting for Spiderman 3 in New York City.
- Natalie Portman (2007) – Andy was reported to be in a relationship with actress Natalie Portman in 2007. It was claimed that he was helping her get over her ex-boyfriend Gael García Bernal. They had met a year before when she had hosted TV show, Saturday Night Live. They had even collaborated for a spoof rap video that took a satirical aim at her ‘Little Miss Perfect’ reputation.
- Joanna Newsom (2008-Present) – Andy was Joanna Newsom’s big fan well before they started dating. He was regular at her concerts. Fortunately, they had mutual friends who introduced them and they started dating in 2008. After dating for nearly 5 years, Andy proposed to her in February 2013. In September 2013, they got married in a lavish wedding held in Big Sur. In March 2014, they bought the iconic Moorcrest estate, which was one owned by the legendary Charlie Chaplin, in Beachwood Canyon locality of Los Angeles.
Race / Ethnicity
Andy has a Lithuanian Jewish, Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish ancestry.
- Shaggy and slightly curly hair
- Big smile
His body specifications may be –
- Chest – 41 in or 104 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
- Waist – 34 in or 86 cm
Andy has been seen in adverts for
- Windows Phone (2012)
- Hulu TV
His religious views aren’t known.
Best Known For
- Having been a cast member of the popular comedy show, Saturday Night Live, for nearly 7 years until his exit in 2012.
- Being cast in the leading role in Fox police sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He managed to win a Golden Globe for his work in the TV show in 2014.
As a Singer
As a member of the three-piece comedy group, The Lonely Island, Andy has released a series of music albums. Their debut studio album, Incredibad, was released in February 2009 and went on to become the 8th best-selling hip hop album of that year.
In 2007, Andy made his first film appearance in a leading role in the comedy movie, Hot Rod.
First TV Show
From 2003 to 2004, Andy appeared in the role of Aaron in the drama series, The ‘Bu. He also served as a writer for the TV show.
As his age has started to creep on him, Andy has got serious about working out. He makes sure that he is working out regularly. Andy even tries to find space for exercising in his cramped schedules.
He has also started to watch what he is eating and has cut back on drinks. Even for snacking, he prefers to go for healthy options such as celery and carrots dipped in almond butter.
Andy Samberg Favorite Things
- Food – Sandwiches
- Contemporary Comedy TV Shows – Portlandia, Key & Peele, Comedy Bang Bang, and Kroll Show
- Music Album – Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
Source – Huffington Post, Nylon.com, IMDb
Andy Samberg Facts
- Andy discovered Saturday Night Live as a child while trying to watch professional wrestling behind his parents’ back. He became obsessed with it ever since and in 2005, he finally fulfilled his childhood dream after being cast in the show.
- Due to the work he had done for the sketch comedy website, TheLonelyIsland.com, he was able to get the opportunity to work on Saturday Night Live. The work on the website also helped him bag an agent.
- Andy and other members of The Lonely Island had known each other since junior year. They regrouped after completing their respective college studies and formally established their group in Los Angeles.
- His comedy group have launched their exclusive merchandise and have even sold customized T-shirts with Andy’s name emblazoned on the front.
- Join him on Instagram and Twitter.