Natasha Leggero

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Natasha Leggero
Born (1974-03-26) March 26, 1974 (age 40)[1]
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Years active 2000–present
Website www.natashaleggero.com

Natasha Leggero (born March 26, 1974) is an American actress and comedian from Rockford, Illinois.

Life and career[edit]

Leggero was born in Rockford, Illinois, of Italian descent.[2] She began performing at age 10, in several plays in Chicago. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York City to study at the Stella Adler Conservatory. While there, she also attended Hunter College and received her B.A. in theater criticism, and moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduation.

Leggero is a frequent roundtable panelist on friend Chelsea Handler's late-night talk show Chelsea Lately.[3]

Her stand-up television appearances include performances on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly, and she has appeared on multiple Comedy Central stand-up programs, as well as their animated show Ugly Americans, where she voiced Callie Maggotbone.

She has performed at such festivals as SXSW, the Sasquatch Music Festival and the Montreal Comedy Festival.

Leggero shot an unaired pilot called, The Strip, for NBC, with Tom Lennon and Ben Garant from Reno 911! She was a judge, alongside Andy Kindler and Greg Giraldo, on the 2010 season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, hosted by Craig Robinson.[4] Leggero played Emma in NBC's 2011 sitcom Free Agents. From 2010 to January 2012, Leggero co-hosted The Lavender Hour podcast with her boyfriend at the time—comedian Duncan Trussell.

On February 17, 2012, she appeared on The Adam Carolla Show.

In 2012, Leggero appeared in six episodes of NBC's Are You There, Chelsea? as Nikki, who was Rick's (the bar manager's) ex-girlfriend. Leggero was featured in every first-season episode starting with the second episode, "Sloane's Ex."[5] In 2012, she also played the sex-obsessed Haley in the web series Burning Love, a spoof of the TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. In 2013, Leggero appeared in an episode of the Drunk History television series on Comedy Central.

On September 2, 2013, Leggero participated in the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco as one of the Roasters.

On September 3, 2013 Brickleberry premiered in its second season. Leggero voiced the busty ranger Ethel in place of Kaitlin Olson, who was in the first season only.

Tubbin' with Tash debuted on October 2, 2013 on Leggero's YouTube channel. The premise of the show is Natasha Leggero interviewing guests while in a hot tub.[6]

On December 31, 2013, Leggero was criticised for remarks she made during NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, where, in response to a controversial tweet posted by SpaghettiOs on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, she quipped that "it sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew." Her remarks were met with an immediate backlash over social media; in response, Leggero posted in a blog entry that she did not think that "the amazing courage of American veterans and specifically those who survived Pearl Harbor is in any way diminished by a comedian making a joke about dentures on television. Do we really believe that the people who fought and defended our freedom against Nazis and the Axis powers will find a joke about Spaghetti O's too much to bear? Sorry, I have more respect for Veterans than to think their honor can be impugned by a glamorous, charming comedian in a fur hat." She also called on those offended by the remarks to donate to Disabled American Veterans.[7][8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Exorcist Chronicles, TheThe Exorcist Chronicles Leah
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Amber Gnech
2013 Dealin' with Idiots Tipsy Jessica
2014 Neighbors Street Prostitute
2014 Let's Be Cops Annie
2014 Better You, AA Better You Tamara Post-production
2014 Claire's Cambodia Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Joe Schmo Show, TheThe Joe Schmo Show Rita "The Drunk" 2 episodes
2005 MTV's The 70s House Dawn Host; 10 episodes
2005–2008 Reno 911! Various 3 episodes
2005 Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Herself (red carpet interviewer) Uncredited; television special
2005 Premium Blend Herself Episode: "Johnny Lampert, Roy Wood Jr., Natasha Leggero and Stephen Rannazzisi"
2006 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Stripper #1 Episode: "Charlie Gets Crippled"
2007 'Til Death Mindy Episode: "Performance Anxiety"
2007 Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld Herself Guest panelist; episode dated December 8, 2007
2008–present Chelsea Lately Herself Guest panelist; various episodes
2008 Samantha Who? Woman customer Episode: "The Gallery Show"
2008 SuperNews! Hillary Clinton (voice) Episode: "Super Short"
2008 SuperNews! Sarah Palin (voice) Episode: "Top Gov"
2008 Sarah Silverman Program, TheThe Sarah Silverman Program Dr. Leggero Episode: "Vow Wow"
2008 Worst Week Liz Episode: "The Gift"
2009 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Computer technician (voice) Episode: "Fry Legs"
2009–2010 Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest..., TheThe Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... Herself Commentator; 28 episodes
2010 'Til Death Sandy Episode: "Snore Loser"
2010–2012 Ugly Americans Callie Maggotbone (voice) Main cast; 31 episodes
2010 Last Comic Standing Herself Judge (season 7); 10 episodes
2010–2011 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Various 5 episodes
2011 Comedy Central Presents Herself Episode: "Natasha Leggero"
2011 After Lately Herself 2 episodes
2011 Free Agents Emma Parker Main cast; 8 episodes
2012 Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim Female Rodney (voice) 2 episodes
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? Nikki Natoli 6 episodes
2012 China, IL Jen (voice) Episode: "Frankensteve"
2012 Regular Show Ladonna/girl in line Episode: "Access Denied"
2012–2013 Burn with Jeff Ross, TheThe Burn with Jeff Ross Herself 2 episodes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Mona Lisa Episode: "Time Angels"
2013 Whitney Danielle Episode: "Lost in Transition"
2013 Community Mysti Episode: "Heroic Origins"
2013 Arrested Development Jackie Episode: "Borderline Personalities"
2013 Drunk History Herself Narrator; episode: "San Francisco"
2013 The Jeselnik Offensive Panelist 1 Episode
2013 High School USA! Rachel Lewis (voice) Episode: "Adoption"
2013 Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Herself (roaster) Television special
2013–present Brickleberry Ethel (voice) Main cast (season 2–present)
2013 League, TheThe League Stand-up teacher Episode: "The Bringer Show"
2013–present @midnight Herself 4 episodes
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Judy Elevenuda Episode: "Andy Dick Wears a Black Suit Jacket & Skinny Tie"
2013–2014 Betas Brenda 3 episodes
2013–present Lucas Bros. Moving Co. Natasha (voice) Main cast
2013 Key & Peele White woman #2 Episode: "The Power of Wings"
2013 Birthday Boys, TheThe Birthday Boys Superintendent Episode: "Going All the Way"
2014 Suburgatory Nora 4 episodes
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fire Guys Black Ladder Team leader Episode 3
2012–2013 Burning Love Haley 14 episodes
2012 Escape My Life Skylar Browning 8 episodes
2013 Ghost Ghirls Sissy Episode: "Hooker with a Heart of Ghoul"

Discography[edit]

  • Coke Money (2011)

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