Andrea Savage

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Andrea Savage
Andrea Savage TFF 2007 Shankbone.jpg
Savage at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Andrea Kristen Savage[1]
(1973-02-20) February 20, 1973 (age 44)
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Alma mater Cornell University
Occupation Actress, comedian, writer
Years active 1995–present
Children 1 (born 2009)

Andrea Kristen Savage (born February 20, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, and writer known for her roles in projects such as Step Brothers, the Comedy Central mockumentary series Dog Bites Man, the HBO comedy Veep, and Hulu's reality TV parody series The Hotwives. She currently stars in the TruTV comedy series I'm Sorry, which she also created.

Early life[edit]

Savage was born in Woodland Hills, California. Andrea is the daughter of Sharon Lee (Chrystie) and Richard Savage. Andrea’s paternal grandparents were Leonard Jay/James Savage and Florence Jane Kaplan (the daughter of Dorothy Silver). The surname “Savage” was originally “Shubkin”. Dorothy was the daughter of Barney Silver. Andrea’s maternal grandfather was Harry C. Chrystie (the son of Christo Chrystie and Slavrorila Yasilikos). Harry was born in Valtesiniko, Arcadia, Greece. Andrea’s maternal grandmother was Tillie/Lillie Groffman (the daughter of Isaac/Isaic Groffman/Grofman and Lillian Leah Solomon). Tillie was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Poland. Lillian was the daughter of Moishe Menke “Mordechai” Soloveitchik and Chaia Sarah. She is of three quarters Ashkenazi Jew and one quarter Greek descent (her maternal grandfather was of Greek origin). In her senior year of high school, she played Mame in Mame.[2] She graduated from Cornell University where she majored in government with a minor in law studies.[3] She has performed stand-up comedy at The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House and other venues around Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

Savage began her acting career playing Renata Vargas, a Brazilian exchange student on Sweet Valley High. Soon after she joined The Groundlings theater,[4][5] 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.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] She also appeared with Woody Harrelson in The Grand (2008).

After taking time off to have her first child, in 2010 Savage 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, Savage created and starred in a series of shorts for the HBO show Funny or Die Presents[14] about a very pregnant woman trying to engage in some casual sex,[15][16][17] as well as a series entitled "Reenactments of Actual Conversations from the Ladies Rooms of Hollywood."[18][19][20][21][22][23] 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 satirical PSA Republicans, Get in My Vagina![24][25][26][27] 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.[citation needed]

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.

Savage also starred alongside Danielle Schneider, Tymberlee Hill, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, and Casey Wilson in the Hulu original series The Hotwives. The series is a parody of the reality television franchise The Real Housewives on Bravo. Season one (The Hotwives of Orlando) focused on Orlando, while season two (now titled The Hotwives of Vegas) took place in Las Vegas with the same cast playing new characters.

In 2016, she began appearing as Senator (and later President) Laura Montez on Veep, who first appears as the running mate of the titular Veep's opponent, before ultimately becoming president in a complex manipulation of Constitutional procedure.[28]

In 2017, she created the semi-autobiographical TruTV comedy I'm Sorry, which she also stars in. The series premiered on July 12, 2017.[29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Song of the Sea Gertie Fitzpatrick Short film
2008 The Grand Renee Jensen
2008 Step Brothers Denise
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Dr. Gleason
2009 Lashisse Video short
2010 Dinner for Schmucks Robin
2011 L!fe Happens Patti
2012 Republicans, Get in My Vagina Woman #1 Video short
2013 You're Not You Alyssa
2015 Sleeping with Other People Naomi
2017 The House Laura
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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"
Episode: "Rebecca"
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 Rebounding Amanda TV pilot
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 8 episodes; series regular (season 4)[37]
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Samantha Episode: "Karen Gillan Wears a Black and White Striped Pullover and Coral Skirt"
2015 The Hotwives of Las Vegas Ivanka Silversan Series regular
2016–2017 iZombie Vivian Stoll Recurring role (seasons 2–3)
2016–2017 Veep Senator / President Laura Montez 7 episodes
2016 Drunk History Addie Cherry Episode: "Shit Shows"
2017–present I'm Sorry Andrea Series regular; also creator
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Rhonda Episode: "The Accidental Text on Purpose"

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Printing - Andrea Savage - Interview Magazine". www.interviewmagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
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  10. ^ "Ask Will Anything: Boston College", Funny or Die, retrieved 2017-08-17 
  11. ^ "Ask Will Anything: Michigan State", Funny or Die, retrieved 2017-08-17 
  12. ^ "Ask Will Anything: Ohio State", Funny or Die, retrieved 2017-08-17 
  13. ^ "Ask Will Anything: Kansas State", Funny or Die, retrieved 2017-08-17 
  14. ^ "Andrea Savage Comedy Videos & Articles | Funny Or Die". Funny Or Die. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  15. ^ "Pregnant Andrea Savage Tries to Practice 'Casual Sex' - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  16. ^ "whoratoo". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  17. ^ "Eharmony Videos, Articles, Pictures | Funny Or Die". www.funnyordie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
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  21. ^ https://vimeo.com/13523054
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  24. ^ Funny Or Die (2012-05-22), Republicans, Get In My Vagina!, retrieved 2017-08-17 
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  26. ^ Funny Or Die (2012-11-23), The Undecided Ohio Voters, retrieved 2017-08-17 
  27. ^ "Funny or Die: Donald Decoded - Crash the Economy". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
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  30. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2011-10-26). "NBC Buys Comedy Written By & Starring Andrea Savage And Produced By Jay Roach". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  31. ^ Barton, Chris. "'I'm Sorry' reflects life of co-starring actress Andrea Savage". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  32. ^ "I'M SORRY - SPONSORED BY TRUTV - Vulture Festival". Vulture Festival. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  33. ^ Petski, Denise (September 14, 2016). "Andrea Savage Comedy Pilot Picked Up To Series By TruTV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  34. ^ Evans, Greg (April 27, 2017). "TruTV's Andrea Savage Comedy 'I'm Sorry' Casts Up With Kathy Baker, Martin Mull". Deadline. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  35. ^ Keene, Allison (July 12, 2017). "'I'm Sorry' Review: Andrea Savage Is a Mouthy Mom in truTV's New Comedy Series". Collider. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  36. ^ http://nyc-shows.brooklynvegan.com/events/2017/5/20/vulture-festival-im-sorry-sponsored-by-trutv
  37. ^ "Andrea Savage Joins Showtime Comedy 'Episodes'". Deadline. August 18, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 

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