Paula Pell

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Paula Pell
Born (1963-04-15) April 15, 1963 (age 51)[1]

Paula Pell (born April 15, 1963) is an American comedy writer, producer, and actress, best known for her work writing for the sketch series Saturday Night Live.[2][3][4]


Pell has been a writer for Saturday Night Live since 1995. She also was a producer and writer for the sitcom 30 Rock, and is credited for writing the episodes "Argus" and "Floyd". In 2006, a pilot she wrote, Thick and Thin, was picked up by NBC for 13 episodes, with Pell as executive producer.[2] Pell has worked with Judd Apatow providing additional writing for the films Bridesmaids and This is 40.[2][3]

As an actress, Pell appeared in several episodes of 30 Rock as the wife of Pete Hornberger, and played the mother of Ron Swanson in a 2011 episode of Parks and Recreation.[3] She has also appeared as an extra or in bit parts in dozens of SNL sketches. Pell voices Gadget Gal in the Hulu original series The Awesomes.[5]

In February 2013, it was reported that Tina Fey would be producing and starring in Pell's first feature screenplay, Sisters.[6]

She has a small cameo in the 2013 comedy film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

She is writing for the web series Hudson Valley Ballers.


  1. ^ Bendix, Trish (October 24, 2013). "Paula Pell on being out in the "SNL" writers' room and her new web series -". Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Paula Pell". Here's The Thing. NPR. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Longwell, Todd (2 December 2011). "Pell: 'SNL' scribe plays for bigscreen laughs". Variety. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Evans, Bradford (8 January 2013). "Talking to Paula Pell About Working at 'SNL' for 17 Years, Writing with Apatow, and Other Stuff". Splitsider. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Walker, Allison (September 23, 2014). "SNL's Paula Pell 'waiting for the action figure'". News 13. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (4 February 2013). "'Pitch Perfect' Helmer Jason Moore In Tune With Tina Fey For Uni Comedy 'The Nest'". Deadline. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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