Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Abby Elliott Biography

Abby Elliott

Abigail "Abby" Elliott born June 16, 1987 is an American actress and comedian. Since November 2008, she has appeared as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Abby Elliott
Life and career
Elliott was born in New York City and raised in Wilton, Connecticut, the daughter of Paula Niedert, a talent coordinator, and actor/comedian Chris Elliott. As a child, she enjoyed acting in school plays at Our Lady of Fatima School in Wilton, and decided that she wanted to pursue acting as a career from an early age. She attended high school at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Connecticut. There she had a lot of success acting in school plays and musicals. After graduating from Immaculate High School in 2005, she attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City but dropped out during the first semester after her dormitory became infested with mice, one of which she believes to have urinated in her eye and consequently given her conjunctivitis.

She is the third generation of her family to have been featured on SNL (and the second to be hired as a cast member). Her father is actor and comedian Chris Elliott, who was an SNL cast member during the 1994–1995 season (season 20) and her grandfather is Bob Elliott of the popular comedy duo Bob & Ray, who co-starred on a Christmas episode in the 1978–1979 season (fourth season).

Abby Elliott
Before joining SNL, Elliott took comedy classes at The Groundlings and eventually began training and performing sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in Los Angeles. In 2006, Elliott appeared with small roles in the comedy pilots "You've Reached The Elliotts" and "Chrissy: Plain & Simple", both pilots starring her father, Chris Elliott. While at UCBT, she frequently performed with The Midnight Show sketch troupe. She has also occasionally performed comedy with her younger sister Bridey. Elliott joined the cast of SNL midway through the 2008–2009 season, in November 2008, following the departure of Amy Poehler. Before joining SNL, Elliott had also done guest voices roles on King of The Hill and Minoriteam. She has also been featured in a number of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon sketches such as Jersey Floor and 6-Bee.

Abby Elliott
In August 2010, media outlets reported Elliott was dating fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen. According to the Us Weekly website, Elliott and Armisen ended their relationship in September 2011.

Abby Elliott
In 2011, Elliott made her film debut with a small role in No Strings Attached and had a supporting role in the indie-comedy High Road in 2012.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abby_Elliott


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