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Savage at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
February 20, 1973 |
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Andrea Kristen Savage (born February 20, 1973) is an American comedic actress, writer and producer known for her comedic roles in Step Brothers, Comedy Central's mockumentary series Dog Bites Man, the HBO sketch comedy program Funny or Die Presents, and currently on the Hulu reality TV parody series The Hotwives.
Savage was born in Santa Monica, California. She graduated from Cornell University where she majored in Political Science with a minor in law studies. She was a member of the Groundlings Theatre. She has performed stand-up comedy at The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House and other venues around Los Angeles.
Savage began her acting career playing Renata Vargas, the Brazilian exchange student on Sweet Valley High who befriends Jessica and Lila, while eventually dating Todd Wilkins. Soon after she joined The Groundlings theater, performing weekly in their company. Savage received starring roles in Significant Others as Chelsea and in cult favorite Dog Bites Man as Tillie Sullivan. Soon after she starred in Step Brothers opposite Will Ferrell, following that with a comedy tour with Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Demetri Martin, and Nick Swardson. She also appeared with Woody Harrelson in The Grand (2008).
After taking off time to have her first child, in 2010 Andrea reappeared in the film Dinner For Schmucks opposite Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. She also filmed two television pilots: The Strip created by Tom Lennon and Ben Garant for NBC and Wilfred, a dark Australian comedy being redone for FX. In addition, Andrea created and starred in a series of shorts for the HBO show Funny or Die Presents about a very pregnant woman trying to engage in some casual sex, as well as a series entitled "Reenactments of Actual Conversations from the Ladies Rooms of Hollywood." She was also seen in the cult hit Party Down for Starz (Savage was originally cast as Casey Klein in the unaired pilot. Because she was pregnant, Lizzy Caplan took the role when the show went into production). Soon after she wrote television pilots for Comedy Central, FOX studios, and NBC (produced by Jay Roach) as well as the screenplay Girls Weekend for Castle Rock Films. She also filmed opposite Hilary Swank in the film You're Not You. Her directorial debut was in 2012 when she shot her fake PSA Republicans Get in My Vagina! which she wrote and also stars in, alongside Kate Beckinsale and Judy Greer. This premiered on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO and is one of Funny Or Die's most successful video shorts of all time.
In 2013, Andrea wrote a TV pilot for ABC/Sony produced by Jamie Tarses as well as another pilot for Comedy Central, River Dogs, produced by Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions. She also acted opposite John Leguizamo as "Juicy" in an untitled John Leguizamo pilot for ABC.
Savage's other television credits include starring roles in the FOX pilot Rebounding and Lies & The Wives We Tell Them To on NBC. Additionally, she has recently guest-starred on other popular comedies such as Modern Family, House of Lies, and The League. She currently stars alongside Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, and Kristen Schaal in the Hulu reality TV parody series The Hotwives.
|1995||Song of the Sea||Gertie Fitzpatrick||Short film|
|2008||The Grand||Renee Jensen|
|2009||I Love You, Beth Cooper||Dr. Gleason|
|2010||Dinner for Schmucks||Robin|
|2012||Republicans, Get in My Vagina||Woman #1||Video short|
|2013||You're Not You|
|2015||Sleeping with Other People||Filming|
|1996–1998||Sweet Valley High||Renata Vargas||22 episodes|
|1997||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Stacey Fink||Episode: "Sabrina Gets Her License: Part 2"|
|1998||Suddenly Susan||Episode: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Susan's Party"|
|1999||Stark Raving Mad||Missy||Episode: "He's Gotta Have It"|
|2001||Inside Schwartz||Alexa||Episode: "Event Night"|
|2002||Good Morning, Miami||Cindy||Episode: "The Way to Dylan's Heart"|
|2002||In-Laws||Sarah||Episode: "Crown Vic"|
|2003||West Wing, TheThe West Wing||Heidi Choat||Episode: "Privateers"|
|2004||Significant Others||Chelsea||12 episodes|
|2004–2005||King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens||Kate||2 episodes|
|2005||Cold Case||Lindsay (1982)||Episode: "Schadenfreude"|
|2005||Stacked||Barbara||Episode: "A Fan for All Seasons"|
|2006||Dog Bites Man||Tillie Sullivan||Series regular|
|2007||Two and a Half Men||Lena||Episode: "Mr. McGlue's Feedbag"|
|2007||Winner, TheThe Winner||Donna||Episode: "What Happens in Albany, Stays in Albany"|
|2008||Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner||Nicole||Episode: "Let It Ride"
|2009||Glenn Martin DDS||Kid (voice)||Episode: "A Bromantic Getaway"|
|2010||Strip, TheThe Strip||Jackie||TV movie|
|2010||Party Down||Annie LeGros||Episode: "Precious Lights Pre-School Auction"|
|2010–2011||Funny or Die Presents||Various||7 episodes|
|2011||Modern Family||Holly||Episode: "Go Bullfrogs!"|
|2011||Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim||Nurse (voice)||Episode: "Percey Davis Boulevard/Cool Uncle Stu Balls"|
|2012||Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim||Julie (voice)||3 episodes|
|2012||American Judy||Gail||TV pilot|
|2012||House of Lies||Brenda||Episode: "Bareback Town"|
|2012–2014||The League||Gail||2 episodes|
|2013||Newsreaders||Dr. Valerie Vesser||Episode: "Pubic Hair Crisis"|
|2014||Kroll Show||Julie Francois||Episode: "#canadiansafesex"|
|2014||American Dad||Sex Ed Teacher (voice)||Episode: "News Glances with Genevieve Vavance"|
|2014||The Hotwives of Orlando||Veronica Von Vandervon||Series regular|
|2015||Episodes||Helen Basch||Series regular (season 4)|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Samantha||Episode: "Karen Gillan Wears a Black and White Striped Pullover and Coral Skirt"|