Andrea Savage

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Andrea Savage
Andrea Savage TFF 2007 Shankbone.jpg
Savage at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1973-02-20) February 20, 1973 (age 43)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Alma mater Cornell University
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 1995–present
Children 1 (born 2009)

Andrea Kristen Savage 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.

Early life[edit]

Savage was born in Santa Monica, California. She graduated from Cornell University where she majored in government 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.

Since 2014, Savage has 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, and Hulu has since announced that a second season (now titled The Hotwives of Vegas) will premiere on August 18, 2015 and take place in Las Vegas with the same cast playing new characters.


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
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 9 episodes; series regular (season 4)[1]
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 iZombie Vivian Stoll Episode: "Dead Beat" & "Salivation Army"
2016 Veep Senator / President Laura Montez Episodes: "Nev-AD-a", "The Eagle", "Inauguration"
2016 Drunk History Addie Cherry Episode: "Shit Shows"


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