June 16, 1987
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Immaculate High School|
|Alma mater||Marymount Manhattan College|
|Home town||Wilton, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Relatives||Bob Elliott (grandfather)|
Abigail "Abby" Elliott (born June 16, 1987) is an American actress and comedian best known for her four seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2008 to 2012. She is the daughter of comedian Chris Elliott.
Elliott was born in New York City, the elder of two children. She is the daughter of Paula Niedert, a talent coordinator, and actor/comedian Chris Elliott. Her grandfather is radio comedian Bob Elliott. Elliott and her younger sister Bridget (nicknamed "Bridey") were raised in Wilton, Connecticut. She attended high school at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Connecticut, where she acted in school plays and musicals. After graduating from Immaculate High School in 2005, she attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City but dropped out during the first semester.
In 2006, Elliott appeared with supporting roles for the pilots You've Reached The Elliotts and Chrissy: Plain & Simple, both sitcom that star her father, Chris Elliott. While at UCBT, she frequently performed with The Midnight Show sketch troupe. She has also occasionally performed comedy with her younger sister Bridey. Before joining the cast of SNL, Elliott had also done guest voices roles on King of The Hill and Minoriteam. She has also been featured in a number of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon sketches such as "Jersey Floor" and "Studio 6-Bee". Elliott made her film debut with a small role in No Strings Attached and has since had supporting roles in the films High Road and Fun Size.
Since leaving SNL in 2012, Elliott has made guest appearances on television programs such as 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, and Inside Amy Schumer. She also co-stars in the upcoming Bravo series Odd Mom Out, premiering in June 2015.
Saturday Night Live
Elliott joined the cast of SNL midway through the 2008–2009 season (season 34), in November 2008, following the departure of Amy Poehler. She is the third generation of her family to have been featured on SNL (the second to be hired as a cast member, and her tenure on the show was longer than both her father and grandfather). Her father Chris Elliott was an SNL cast member during the 1994–1995 season (season 20) and her grandfather Bob Elliott was one half of the popular comedy duo Bob & Ray. Bob Elliott co-starred on a Christmas episode in the 1978–1979 season (fourth season).
Celebrity impressions on SNL
Elliott's many celebrity impressions during her tenure on SNL included Christina Aguilera, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry, Angelina Jolie, Joan Cusack, Anna Faris, Khloé Kardashian, Laura Linney (as Cathy Jamison in The Big C), Rachel Maddow, Sarah McLachlan, Marilyn Monroe, Brittany Murphy (whose sole appearance as her was removed from all reruns following Murphy's death in December 2009), Ke$ha, Rosie Pope, Leah Remini, Chloë Sevigny, Meryl Streep, Jamie Lynn Spears, Zooey Deschanel, Jewel, Lea Michele (as Rachel Berry from Glee), and Jennifer Lawrence (as Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games).
Recurring characters on SNL
- Shirley, one of the singing sisters on The Lawrence Welk Show
- One of the French girls in "Les Jeunes de Paris"
- Fur Coat Rhonda, one of the comedians in "The Original Kings of Catchphrase Comedy"
- Paula, one of Gilly's classmates that always tattles on her.
|2011||No Strings Attached||Joy|
|2011||My Animie Girlfriend||Yuruki||Short film|
|2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Taylor|
|2006||Minoriteam||Computer (voice)||Episode: "The Internet 2.0"|
|2008–2012||Saturday Night Live||Herself / Various||81 episodes|
|2008||King of the Hill||Various voices||4 episodes|
|2009||Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday||Kristen Cavallari||Episode: "2.2"|
|2012||Ugly Americans||Emily (voice)||Episode: "Journey to the Center of Twayne"|
|2012||2 Broke Girls||Ruth||Episode: "And the New Boss"|
|2013–2014||How I Met Your Mother||Jeanette Peterson||5 episodes|
|2013||Happy Endings||Katie||Episode: "The Straight Dope"|
|2013–2014||Inside Amy Schumer||Bree / Joselyn||2 episodes|
|2014||Garfunkel & Oates||Chevrolet||Episode: "Rule 34"|
|2015||Odd Mom Out||Brooke||Main cast|
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