May 7, 1987 |
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
|Alma mater||Columbia College Chicago|
Bryant was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mother, Georganne (née Vinall), owns a boutique called Frances in Phoenix and her father, Tom, is a real estate agent, who comes from the Bryant Family, that owns Lane Bryant (a Plus Size Womens Retail Shop). She has one brother. She graduated from Xavier College Preparatory in 2005, where she did the morning announcements. Bryant developed an interest in performing during middle school theater classes and summer camps, where she learned about improvisation. Her parents took her to improv workshops at the now-defunct Arizona Jewish Theatre Company.
She graduated from the Columbia College in Chicago with a B.A. in 2009. At Columbia College, she participated in the college's comedy studies program, developed by the Theatre Department and The Second City.
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After Bryant graduated from Columbia College, she toured with the musical improv group Baby Wants Candy and was approached by Second City. She has performed with iO Chicago, The Second City and the Annoyance Theatre. She was a writer and ensemble member for both "Sky's the Limit, Weather Permitting" and "We're All In This Room Together" on the Second City e.t.c. Stage.
Bryant made a small cameo appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
In 2014, Bryant, Eli Bruggemann, Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, and Kate McKinnon were nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the "Home for the Holiday (Twin Bed)". The music video sketch aired on December 21, 2013.
Celebrity impressions on SNL
Recurring characters on SNL
- One of the students in the "Shallon" (Nasim Pedrad) sketches
- Morgan, co-host of Girlfriends Talk Show who always gets shunned or ignored by her friend Kyra (Cecily Strong) in favor of the guest
- Tonker Bell, Tinker Bell's half-sister whose father is a fruit fly.
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