Crista Flanagan

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Crista Flanagan
Born (1976-02-24) February 24, 1976 (age 38)
Mount Vernon, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress/Comedienne
Years active 2003–present

Crista Flanagan (born February 24, 1976) is an American comedic actress best known for her work as a cast member on the FOX sketch comedy series MADtv from 2005 to 2009 and for her recurring role as Lois Sadler on the AMC series Mad Men.

Early life[edit]

Flanagan was born in Mount Vernon, Illinois, the daughter of Bonnie Jerdon and David Flanagan.[1] She received a Bachelor of Science in Theatre from the University of Evansville. Flanagan received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine where she sharpened her theatrical skills in plays including Fool for Love, The Time of Our Life, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Marriage of Figaro and Oklahoma!. Her extensive background in theater led to the development of Flanagan's one-person show titled But wait…I have Impressions!. Flanagan currently lives in Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

MADtv[edit]

Flanagan officially joined the cast of MADtv in 2005 as a feature performer, for the tenth season, then became a repertory cast member at the beginning of the following season. Her frequent impersonations were of Alex Hooser, Ellen Pompeo, Heidi Klum, Patricia Arquette (as Allison DuBois from Medium), Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, and Miley Cyrus (as herself and as Hannah Montana from the Disney Channel show of the same name).

Crista had a long standing gag with fellow cast member Bobby Lee, where their behind scenes characters had a love/hate relationship. This relationship can be seen in the Secret Santa skit, where Bobby proposes to Crista, to which she replies "I cannot marry someone I have a restraining order against." This can also be seen in the celebrity Triathlon skit, where Crista slams the door after Bobby asks for her help where she makes reference to not helping him dig up a dead body, but reluctantly agrees to help him train.

Characters[edit]

Character Sketch Season of First Appearance Catch Phrase Notes
Christie QVC: Quacker Factory
Denise Jazzed for Crafts
Luann Lockhart Luann Lockhart, Stand-Up Comedian Season 10, 2005 "I recently broke up with my boyfriend, but that's okay because he hit me! I went to a party and he said, 'Yuck, I thought I smelled you here.'"
(to the audience) "Will you talk to me?'"
Nippy Clownin' and Krumpin'
Sally Sesame Street
Peggy Partane Peggy Partane, the Roller Skating Champ "Dangit!"
Wendy Walker 3 Minute Meal "Just stop that ticking!"
"Okay, let's get this 3 minute meal going!"
"Will you stop that clock while I look for my finger?!"

Impressions[edit]

After MADtv[edit]

After MADtv, Flanagan's most notable television role was the recurring role of Lois Sadler on the drama series Mad Men, on which she appeared for the first three seasons from 2007 to 2009. She has also appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Practice, ER, and a recurring role on You've Got a Friend. She partnered up with the team behind Ask a Ninja to create a video podcast called Hope is Emo. Flanagan played the role of Hermione Granger in the 2007 film, Epic Movie. She later appeared as Ugly Betty/Oracle in the "sequel" Meet the Spartans, and in Disaster Movie played Juney, a parody of Juno, and Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. She also appeared in Seltzer and Friedberg's 2010 project, Vampires Suck, as 'Eden Sullen'. She posed nude in the August 2010 issue of Playboy.[2] She has recently appeared in an episode of Big Time Rush as an evil producer named Kennedy.

Crista plays the title character in Hope Is Emo, an Internet comedy podcast that satires the life of a struggling emo girl named Hope. The series was created by Crista and the Ask a Ninja team at Beatbox Giant Productions.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Outpost Sonia Video short
2007 Epic Movie Hermione Granger
2008 Other Plans Beth Short film
2008 Disaster Movie Juney / Hannah Montana
2010 Vampires Suck Eden
2012 Buried Treasure Waitress Short film
2013 Happy and You Know It Alexis Short film
2013 Best Night Ever Janet

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 ER Pam Episode: "Finders Keepers"
2003 Practice, TheThe Practice Marcia Episode: "Les Is More"
2005-2009 MADtv Various Regular role (82 episodes)
2007-2009 Mad Men Lois Salder Recurring role (9 episodes)
2009 New Adventures of Old Christine, TheThe New Adventures of Old Christine Andrea Episode: "Honey, I Ran Over the Kid"
2009 Hank Dawn Episodes: "Yard Sale", "Hanksgiving"
2010 Hank Dawn Episode: "Hank's Got a Friend"
2010 Brothers & Sisters Stacy Hodges Episode: "The Pasadena Primary"
2010 Big Time Rush Kennedy Episode: "Big Time Live"
2011 Cougar Town Destiny Episode: "Damaged by Love"
2012 Beautiful People Lisa TV film
2013 Last Man Standing Miss Clevenger Episode: "The Fight"
2013 2 Broke Girls Catherine Episode: "And the Kitty Kitty Spank Spank"
2013 Key & Peele Margot Episode: "3.8"
2013 You're Whole Donna Episode: "Lemonade/Fishing/Cupcakes"
2013 Hello Ladies Marion Episodes: "The Limo", "Long Beach", "The Drive"
2013 Garden Apartments Crista TV film
2013 Trophy Wife Ms. Wickersham Episode: "Russ Bradley Morrison"
2014 Trophy Wife Ms. Wickersham Episode: "The Punisher"
2014 Hello Ladies: The Movie Marion TV film, filming
2015 Buzzy's Rhonda Doyle Episode: "Pilot"
???? Sticks, TheThe Sticks Rita The Prostitute TV film, filming

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