Natasha Leggero at ComicCon.
March 26, 1974 |
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Hunter College|
|Spouse(s)||Moshe Kasher (m. 2015)|
Her stand-up television appearances include performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and she has appeared on multiple Comedy Central stand-up programs as well as their animated show Ugly Americans, wherein she voiced Callie Maggotbone. She currently stars alongside Riki Lindhome in the Comedy Central series Another Period.
Early life and education
Leggero was born in Rockford, Illinois and is of mainly Italian descent. She has stated that a DNA test revealed 6% Sub-Saharan African ancestry. Leggero was raised Roman Catholic but converted to Judaism as an adult. She began performing at age 10, in plays in Chicago. After graduating from Rockford East High School, she moved to New York City to study at the Stella Adler Conservatory. While there, she also attended Hunter College and received her B.A. in Theater criticism; she moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduation, having spent some time in Sydney, Australia, in about 1995.
Leggero shot an unaired pilot called The Strip for NBC, with Tom Lennon and Ben Garant from Reno 911!. Alongside Andy Kindler and Greg Giraldo, she was a judge on the 2010 season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, hosted by Craig Robinson. Leggero played Emma in NBC's 2011 sitcom Free Agents. From 2010 to January 2012, Leggero co-hosted The Lavender Hour podcast with comedian Duncan Trussell.
On February 17, 2012, she appeared on The Adam Carolla Show.
In 2012, Leggero appeared in six episodes of NBC's Are You There, Chelsea? as Nikki, who was Rick's (the bar manager's) ex-girlfriend. Leggero was featured in every first-season episode starting with the second episode, "Sloane's Ex." In 2012, she also played the sex-obsessed Haley in the web series Burning Love, a spoof of the TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. In 2013, Leggero appeared in an episode of the Drunk History television series on Comedy Central.
New Year's Eve incident
On December 31, 2013, Leggero was criticized for a joke she made during NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, when, in response to a controversial tweet posted by SpaghettiOs on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, she quipped: "It sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew." Her remarks were met with a backlash over social media; in response, Leggero posted in a blog entry that she did not feel that "the amazing courage of American veterans and specifically those who survived Pearl Harbor is in any way diminished by a comedian making a joke about dentures on television. Do we really believe that the people who fought and defended our freedom against Nazis and the Axis powers will find a joke about Spaghetti O's too much to bear? Sorry, I have more respect for Veterans than to think their honor can be impugned by a glamorous, charming comedian in a fur hat." She also called on those offended by the remarks to donate to Disabled American Veterans.
|2007||The Exorcist Chronicles||Leah|
|2009||He's Just Not That Into You||Amber Gnech|
|2013||Tome of the Unknown||Beatrice||Short film; pilot for the miniseries Over the Garden Wall|
|2013||Dealin' with Idiots||Tipsy Jessica|
|2014||Let's Be Cops||Annie|
|2015||The Breakup Girl||Kim|
|2015||A Better You||Tamara|
|2004||The Joe Schmo Show||Rita "The Drunk"||2 episodes|
|2005||MTV's The 70s House||Dawn||Host; 10 episodes|
|2005–2008||Reno 911!||Various||3 episodes|
|2005||Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson||Herself (red carpet interviewer)||Uncredited; television special|
|2005||Premium Blend||Herself||Episode: "Johnny Lampert, Roy Wood Jr., Natasha Leggero and Stephen Rannazzisi"|
|2006||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Stripper #1||Episode: "Charlie Gets Crippled"|
|2007||'Til Death||Mindy||Episode: "Performance Anxiety"|
|2007||Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld||Herself||Guest panelist; episode dated December 8, 2007|
|2008–2014||Chelsea Lately||Herself||Guest panelist; various episodes|
|2008||Samantha Who?||Woman customer||Episode: "The Gallery Show"|
|2008||SuperNews!||Hillary Clinton (voice)||Episode: "Super Short"|
|2008||SuperNews!||Sarah Palin (voice)||Episode: "Top Gov"|
|2008||Sarah Silverman Program, TheThe Sarah Silverman Program||Dr. Leggero||Episode: "Vow Wow"|
|2008||Worst Week||Liz||Episode: "The Gift"|
|2009||Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Computer technician (voice)||Episode: "Fry Legs"|
|2009–2010||Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest..., TheThe Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest...||Herself||Commentator; 28 episodes|
|2010||'Til Death||Sandy||Episode: "Snore Loser"|
|2010–2012||Ugly Americans||Callie Maggotbone (voice)||Main cast; 31 episodes|
|2010||Last Comic Standing||Herself||Judge (season 7); 10 episodes|
|2010–2011||Nick Swardson's Pretend Time||Various||5 episodes|
|2011||Comedy Central Presents||Herself||Episode: "Natasha Leggero"|
|2011||After Lately||Herself||2 episodes|
|2011||Free Agents||Emma Parker||Main cast; 8 episodes|
|2012||Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim||Female Rodney (voice)||2 episodes|
|2012||Are You There, Chelsea?||Nikki Natoli||6 episodes|
|2012||China, IL||Jen (voice)||Episode: "Frankensteve"|
|2012||Regular Show||Ladonna/girl in line||Episode: "Access Denied"|
|2012–2013||Burn with Jeff Ross, TheThe Burn with Jeff Ross||Herself||2 episodes|
|2012||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Mona Lisa||Episode: "Time Angels"|
|2013–2014||Brickleberry||Ethel (voice)||Main cast (season 2–season 3)|
|2013||Whitney||Danielle||Episode: "Lost in Transition"|
|2013||The Jeselnik Offensive||Panelist||1 Episode|
|2013||Community||Mysti||Episode: "Heroic Origins"|
|2013||Ghost ghirls||Sissy||Episode: "Hooker With A Heart of Ghoul"|
|2013||Arrested Development||Jackie||Episode: "Borderline Personalities"|
|2013||Drunk History||Herself||Narrator; episode: "San Francisco"|
|2013||High School USA!||Rachel Lewis (voice)||Episode: "Adoption"|
|2013||Comedy Central Roast of James Franco||Herself (roaster)||Television special|
|2013||League, TheThe League||Stand-up teacher||Episode: "The Bringer Show"|
|2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Judy Elevenuda||Episode: "Andy Dick Wears a Black Suit Jacket & Skinny Tie"|
|2013–present||Lucas Bros. Moving Co.||Natasha (voice)||Main cast|
|2013||Key & Peele||White woman #2||Episode: "The Power of Wings"|
|2013||Birthday Boys, TheThe Birthday Boys||Superintendent||Episode: "Going All the Way"|
|2014||Inside Amy Schumer||Mia||Episode: "Slut-Shaming"|
|2014||Garfunkel & Oates||Vivian||3 episodes: "The Fadeaway", "Eggs" and "Maturity".|
|2015–present||Another Period||Lillian Bellacourt||Main cast; also creator|
|2015||Mulaney||Rodeo||Episode: "Life is a Series of Different Apartments"|
|2015||Modern Family||Dana||Episode: "Fight or Flight"|
|2015||The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber||Herself||One night television special|
|2015||Drunk History||Elizabeth Bisland||Episode: "Journalism"|
|2006||Fire Guys||Black Ladder Team leader||Episode 3|
|2012–2013||Burning Love||Haley||14 episodes|
|2012||Escape My Life||Skylar Browning||8 episodes|
|2013||Ghost Girls||Sissy||Episode: "Hooker with a Heart of Ghoul"|
|2015||Joe Rogan Experience||Herself||Podcast Episode 653|
|2015||The Adam Carolla Show||Herself||Podcast May 31|
|2015||Limbo||Lucy / Lucifer||Independent short film|
|2016||WTF with Mark Maron||Herself||Episode 707|
- Coke Money (2011)
- Live at Bimbo's (2015)
- Natasha Leggero Biography
- "Chelsea Lately". TV.com. E!. Retrieved April 7, 2009.
- Adam Carolla Show: Natasha Leggero - The Adam Carolla Show — gpodder.net
- "The Nightly Show". cc.com. Comedy Central. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
- "Joe Rogan Experience #653". YouTube. May 27, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
- "'Abortions cool' in Judaism, says newly Jewish comedian". The Times of Israel. June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
- "Kevin Haas: Rockford East grad Natasha Leggero revives 9-year-old Taco Bell vote in comedy special". rrstar.com. August 25, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
- "Late Show with Stephen Colbert". 20 Jun 2016. Retrieved 27 Jun 2016.
- "Pilot Season 2010-2011". Archived from the original on February 23, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
- Hughes, Jason (January 19, 2012). "Natasha Leggero Plays Rick's Rude Ex On 'Are You There, Chelsea?'". The Huffington Post.
- Natasha Leggero. YouTube. Retrieved on June 5, 2014.
- Rachel Lubitz (December 30, 2013). "TV highlights: Networks compete for most entertaining New Year's show". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
- Margaret Eby (January 4, 2014). "Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to controversy over World War II veteran joke: 'I'm not sorry". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
- Drew Grant. "Comedian Natasha Leggero is Sorry/Not-Sorry About SpaghettiO-Gate". The New York Observer. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
- "Natasha Leggero Doesn't Want To Plan Her Wedding". YouTube. July 29, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
- "Comedian Natasha Leggero Talks Getting High on YouTube Plus, the highbrow TV drama that always puts her to sleep". AdWeek. June 23, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.