March 26, 1974 |
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Natasha Leggero (born March 26, 1974) is an American actress and comedian from Rockford, Illinois. Leggero is a frequent roundtable panelist on friend Chelsea Handler's late-night talk show Chelsea Lately.
Her stand-up television appearances include performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The 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.
Early life and education
Leggero was born in Rockford, Illinois, of Italian descent. 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 shot an unaired pilot called, The Strip, for NBC, with Tom Lennon and Ben Garant from Reno 911!. Alongside Andy Kindler and Greg Giraldo, she was a judge on the 2010 season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, hosted by Craig Robinson. Leggero played Emma in NBC's 2011 sitcom Free Agents. From 2010 to January 2012, Leggero co-hosted The Lavender Hour podcast with comedian Duncan Trussell, who was also her boyfriend at the time.
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." 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 December 31, 2013, Leggero was criticized 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.
|2007||Exorcist Chronicles, TheThe Exorcist Chronicles||Leah|
|2009||He's Just Not That Into You||Amber Gnech|
|2013||Dealin' with Idiots||Tipsy Jessica|
|2014||Let's Be Cops||Annie|
|2014||Better You, AA Better You||Tamara||Post-production|
|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||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Judy Elevenuda||Episode: "Andy Dick Wears a Black Suit Jacket & Skinny Tie"|
|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||Garfunkel & Oates||Vivian||Episode: "The Fadeaway"|
|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"|
- Coke Money (2011)
- Natasha Leggero Biography
- Retrieved on 2009-04-07
- Adam Carolla Show: Natasha Leggero - The Adam Carolla Show — gpodder.net
- Retrieved on 2010-06-06
- Hughes, Jason (January 19, 2012). "Natasha Leggero Plays Rick's Rude Ex On 'Are You There, Chelsea?'". Huffington Post.
- Natasha Leggero. YouTube. Retrieved on 2014-06-05.
- "TV highlights: Networks compete for most entertaining New Year’s show". Washington Post. December 30, 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
- "Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to controversy over World War II veteran joke: 'I'm not sorry". New York Daily News. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
- "Comedian Natasha Leggero is Sorry/Not-Sorry About SpaghettiO-Gate". New York Observer. Retrieved 6 January 2014.