Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on SATURDAY NIGHTLIVE. During her six year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
She recently returned to SNL as Margaret Jo in "NPR'S Delicious Dish" and the now infamous "Muffin Top" sketch with Betty White, which Gasteyer created and wrote.
On stage, she made her triumphant Broadway debut as Columbia in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Since then, Gasteyer earned raves as Elphaba in WICKED on Broadway, and originated the role for the Chicago production, earning a Jefferson Award nomination.
Other New York theater credits include the Tony-nominated Broadway productions of THE ROYAL FAMILY directed by Doug Hughes, THE THREEPENNY OPERA with Alan Cumming and Jim Dale, Eve Ensler's acclaimed Off-Broadway hit THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, and Manhattan Theatre Club's hit production of KIMBERLY AKIMBO by celebrated playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ana also she starred as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
Recently, Gasteyer starred to rave reviews as Fosca in Gary Griffin's production of Sondheim's PASSION at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, earning a Jefferson Award nomination for her performance.
She also co-starred in the one-night-only star-studded Actors Fund benefit concerts of FUNNY GIRL, HAIR, and A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF FRANK LOESSER.
Ana can be heard on the Actor's Fund Recording of Hair and the Reefer Madness Soundtrack.
Other theatrical credits include the national tour of THE REAL LIVE BRADY BUNCH, as well as productions of THE ODYSSEY and THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI, both directed by Mary Zimmerman.
Prior to joining SNL, Gasteyer honed her comedy skills at THE GROUNDLINGS, the famed Los Angeles improv-sketch comedy group.
On film, Ana has been seen in DARE, MEAN GIRLS, THE WOMEN, WHAT WOMEN WANT, WOMAN ON TOP, DICK, and WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Other television credits include THE GOOD WIFE, CHUCK, Showtime's REEFER MADNESS, FRASIER, JUST SHOOT ME, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, NYPD BLUE, MAD ABOUT YOU, LAW & ORDER, PARTY OF FIVE, SEINFELD (the "Soup Nazi" episode), as well as guest hosting THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG KILBORN, LIVE WITH REGIS and THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW.
Upcoming, she will be seen in the Tyler Perry produced film WE THE PEEPLES opposite Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles and Diahann Carroll, and in the next season of HBO's hit series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM opposite Larry David.