Andrea Savage

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Andrea Savage
Andrea Savage TFF 2007 Shankbone.jpg
Savage at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1973-02-20) February 20, 1973 (age 42)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 1995–present

Andrea Kristen Savage (born February 20, 1973) is an American comedic actress, writer and producer known for her comedic roles in Step Brothers, Comedy Central's mockumentary series Dog Bites Man, the HBO sketch comedy program Funny or Die Presents, and currently on the Hulu comedy series The Hotwives of Orlando.

Early life[edit]

Savage was born in Santa Monica, California. She graduated from Cornell University where she majored in Political Science with a minor in law studies. She was a member of the Groundlings Theatre. She has performed stand-up comedy at The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House and other venues around Los Angeles.


Andrea began her acting career playing Renata Vargas, the Brazilian exchange student on Sweet Valley High who befriends Jessica and Lila, while eventually dating Todd Wilkins. Soon after she joined The Groundlings theater, performing weekly in their company. Andrea used her improvisational skills to get her starring roles in both "Significant Others" as Chelsea and in cult favorite "Dog Bites Man" as Tillie Sullivan. Soon after she starred in Step Brothers opposite Will Ferrell, following that with a comedy tour with Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Demetri Martin, and Nick Swardson. She also appeared with Woody Harrelson in The Grand (2008).

After taking off time to have her first child, in 2010 Andrea reappeared in the film Dinner For Schmucks opposite Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. She also filmed two television pilots: The Strip created by Tom Lennon and Ben Garant for NBC and Wilfred, a dark Australian comedy being redone for FX. In addition, Andrea created and starred in a series of shorts for the HBO show Funny or Die Presents about a very pregnant woman trying to engage in some casual sex, as well as a series entitled "Reenactments of Actual Conversations from the Ladies Rooms of Hollywood." She was also seen in the cult hit Party Down for Starz (Savage was originally cast as Casey Klein in the unaired pilot. Because she was pregnant, she had to let Lizzy Caplan take the role when the show went into production). Soon after she wrote television pilots for Comedy Central, FOX studios, and NBC (produced by Jay Roach) as well as the screenplay "Girls Weekend" for Castlerock Films. She recently finished filming opposite Hilary Swank in the film "You're Not You." Her directorial debut was in 2012 when she shot her fake PSA "Republicans Get in My Vagina!" which she wrote and also stars in, alongside Kate Beckinsale and Judy Greer. This premiered on "The Bill Maher Show" on HBO and is one of Funny Or Die's most successful video shorts of all time.

In 2013, Andrea is currently writing a TV pilot for ABC/Sony, produced by Jamie Tarses as well as another pilot for Comedy Central, River Dogs, produced by Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions. She is acting opposite John Leguizamo as "Juicy" in the "Untitled John Leguizamo" pilot for ABC.

Savage's other television credits include starring roles in the FOX pilot "Rebounding" and Lies & The Wives We Tell Them To on NBC. Additionally, she has recently guest-starred on other popular comedies such as Modern Family, House of Lies, and The League. She currently stars alongside Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, and Kristen Schaal in the Hulu series The Hotwives of Orlando, premiering on July 15, 2014.


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Song of the Sea Gertie Fitzpatrick Short film
2008 The Grand Renee Jensen
2008 Step Brothers Denise
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Dr. Gleason
2009 Lashisse Video short
2010 Dinner for Schmucks Robin
2011 L!fe Happens Patti
2012 Republicans, Get in My Vagina Woman #1 Video short
2013 You're Not You Post-production
2015 Sleeping with Other People Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1996-1998 Sweet Valley High Renata Vargas 22 episodes
1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Stacey Fink Episode: "Sabrina Gets Her License: Part 2"
1998 Suddenly Susan Episode: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Susan's Party"
1999 Stark Raving Mad Missy Episode: "He's Gotta Have It"
2001 Inside Schwartz Alexa Episode: "Event Night"
2002 Good Morning, Miami Cindy Episode: "The Way to Dylan's Heart"
2002 In-Laws Sarah Episode: "Crown Vic"
2003 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Heidi Choat Episode: "Privateers"
2004 Significant Others Chelsea 12 episodes
2004-2005 King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens Kate Episode: "Tank Heaven"
Episode: "Cologne Ranger"
2005 Cold Case Lindsay (1982) Episode: "Schadenfreude"
2005 Stacked Barbara Episode: "A Fan for All Seasons"
2006 Dog Bites Man Tillie Sullivan Series regular
2007 Two and a Half Men Lena Episode: "Mr. McGlue's Feedbag"
2007 Winner, TheThe Winner Donna Episode: "What Happens in Albany, Stays in Albany"
2008 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Nicole Episode: "Let It Ride"
Episode: "Rebecca"
2009 Glenn Martin DDS Kid (voice) Episode: "A Bromantic Getaway"
2010 Strip, TheThe Strip Jackie TV movie
2010 Party Down Annie LeGros Episode: "Precious Lights Pre-School Auction"
2010-2011 Funny or Die Presents Various 7 episodes
2011 Modern Family Holly Episode: "Go Bullfrogs!"
2011 Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim Nurse (voice) Episode: "Percey Davis Boulevard/Cool Uncle Stu Balls"
2012 Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim Julie (voice) 3 episodes
2012 American Judy Gail TV Pilot
2012 House of Lies Brenda Episode: "Bareback Town"
2012 Rebounding Amanda TV Pilot
2012 The League Gail Episode: "The Breastalyzer"
2014 The Hotwives of Orlando Veronica Von Vandervon Series regular
2014 The League Gail Episode: "Epi-Sexy"
2015 Episodes[1] Helen Bash Series regular


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