Cecily Strong (born February 8, 1984) is an American actress and comedian. She is a featured player on Saturday Night Live, beginning in season 38.
Life and career 
Strong was born in Springfield, Illinois and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She attended Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) before eventually transferring to the Chicago Academy for the Arts where she graduated in 2002. After high school she attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where she graduated in 2006 with a BFA in Theatre. After graduating from CalArts, she returned to Chicago where she has studied at the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago.
Strong performs regularly at Second City, ImprovOlympic and iO Chicago, as well as appearing at the Chicago Sketchfest, Chicago Just for Laughs, New York Sketchfest, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In Chicago, Strong has also performed at the Goodman Theater, Bailiwick Theater, Mercury Theater, and with the all-female improv troupe Virgin Daiquiri.
On September 15, 2012, Strong made her debut as a featured player on Saturday Night Live.
Saturday Night Live 
Celebrity impressions 
Recurring characters 
- ^ http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1665863890/New-SNL-comedian-has-shallow-Springfield-roots
- ^ Birthday Shout Out on Saturday Night Live's official twitter account.
- ^ http://twitter.com/cecilybecily/status/289178745925955584
- ^ Metz, Nina (September 10, 2012). "Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, Cecily Strong join cast of 'SNL'". Chicago Tribune.
- ^ "Chicago Academy for the Arts - Chicago, IL - High School". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- ^ http://scvnews.com/2012/12/11/calarts-grad-cecily-strong-joins-cast-of-snl/
- ^ a b c "Cast Bios". Cecily Strong. NBC. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
- ^ "Cecily Strong". Cecilystrong.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- ^ Levin, Gary (September 10, 2012). "'Saturday Night Live' adds three new cast members". USA Today.
- ^ "‘Saturday Night Live’ adds 3 performers for upcoming season after departures of Wiig, Samberg". The Washington Post (The Associated Press). September 10, 2012.
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