Heidi Gardner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Heidi Gardner
Born Heidi Lynn Gardner
(1983-07-27) July 27, 1983 (age 35)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • comedian
Years active 2009–present

Heidi Lynn Gardner[1] (born July 27, 1983) is an American actress, comedian, and voice actress, who currently works as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. She also voices the anthropomorphic cat Cooch on the Crackle series SuperMansion which was later broadcast under a secondary license by U.S. cable network Adult Swim.

Early life[edit]

Gardner hails from Kansas City, Missouri, where she graduated from the all-girls Catholic high school Notre Dame de Sion in 2002.[2]

She attended the University of Kansas for two years and the University of Missouri for a semester before heading to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a hairstylist.[3]

Career[edit]

Starting in 2009, Gardner began taking classes at The Groundlings theatre in Los Angeles. In 2014, she joined the Sunday Company, and a year later she was promoted to the Main Company. During that time, she became a voice actress,[4] regularly appearing on animated series such as Bratz, SuperMansion, and Mike Tyson Mysteries.[5]

On September 26, 2017, it was announced that Gardner would be a cast member on Saturday Night Live for its forty-third season.

In 2018, she played the supporting role of Leonor in the Ben Falcone-directed film Life of the Party, alongside Melissa McCarthy.

Celebrity impressions on SNL[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Dibs! Erica
2018 Life of the Party Leonor
2018 Making Babies Meg
2019 Otherhood Erin Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Bratz Yasmin (voice) 8 episodes
2015-17 SuperMansion Various voices 25 episodes
2017 Mike Tyson Mysteries Old Woman (voice) Episode: "Love Letters"
2017–present Saturday Night Live Various 21 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the SuperMansion Cast with New Character Posters – SuperHeroHype". 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Kansas City native Heidi Gardner joining cast of Saturday Night Live".
  3. ^ "The 'SNL' Angel who's wickedly funny? She's Kansas City's Heidi Gardner". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  4. ^ Bradley, Nina (September 26, 2017). "Who Is Heidi Gardner? The New 'SNL' Cast Member Is Someone You Should Get To Know ASAP". Bustle.
  5. ^ Hatchett, Keisha (October 13, 2016). "TMS Interviews the SuperMansion Cast About Santa's Existential Crisis and Jordan Peele's Get Out". The Mary Sue. Retrieved September 26, 2017.

External links[edit]