Cecily Strong

Cecily Strong

Cecily Legler Strong is an American actress and comedian who has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2012. She was hired for SNL while doing improv at The Second City in Chicago, where she moved after graduating from CalArts. She was the co-anchor of the Weekend Update segment during her second year and returned to the cast without the anchor duties the next year. Her other roles include voice work on The Awesomes (2013–2015), supporting roles in films like Ghostbusters, The Meddler, and The Female Brain. She hosted the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2015. She starred in and produced Apple TV+ musical comedy series Schmigadoon! (2021). Her first book, a memoir titled This Will All Be Over Soon, was published in 2021. For her work on Saturday Night Live, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 72nd and 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.