Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata

Highest Rated: 92% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017)

Lowest Rated: 24% Yoga Hosers (2016)

Birthday: May 6, 1986

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Sasheer Zamata parlayed success on New York City's highly competitive improv and stand-up comedy scene into a role on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-). Born Sasheer Zamata Moore on May 6, 1986 (she dropped her last name after deciding to pursue a career in comedy), she was raised in Indianapolis by her parents, Ivory Steward and Henry Moore, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Zamata first started making her mark on the comedy world while studying at the University of Virginia, where she helped found the school's first long-form improv comedy troupe, Amuse Bouche. After college, Zamata found herself in New York City, where she studied and performed at the hallowed Upright Citizens Brigade theater, did standup in bars and clubs all over the city, and acted in sketches for CollegeHumor. Zamata got her first big break when she was hired to co-star in the ABC hidden camera prank show "Would You Fall For That?" (ABC, 2013-). But it wasn't long before the comedic big leagues came calling: Zamata made her SNL debut as a featured player on January 18, 2014, during the show's 39th season. She quickly became a favorite for her quietly confident screen presence. in 2016, Zamata was promoted to the repertory company just in time for SNL's 41st season. In addition to her screen work, Zamata became a vocal activist, most notably with the ACLU Women's Rights Project. After the end of her third season on SNL, Zamata quietly announced that she was leaving the show in May 2017.

Highest rated movies

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
The Weekend
Sleight
Spree
I Feel Pretty
Yoga Hosers

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 60% Spree Jessie Adams (Character) $20.5K 2020
87% 44% The Weekend Zadie Barber (Character) - 2018
35% 35% I Feel Pretty Tasha (Character) $48.8M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outdoorsman Mona (Character) - 2017
92% 55% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train Ms. Spencer (Character) - 2017
80% 52% Sleight Georgi (Character) $3.9M 2016
No Score Yet 62% Albert Maisie (Voice) - 2016
24% 34% Yoga Hosers Principal Invincible (Character) - 2016

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 74% Home Economics Denise (Character) 2021-2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022
74% 86% Woke Ayana (Character) 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekend Getaway With Michelle Buteau Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pole Helenor (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robbie Ava (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Historical Roasts Rosa Parks (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Negroes With Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2018
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet 28% Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler Guest 2018
No Score Yet 28% Talk Show the Game Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2017
No Score Yet 100% Desus & Mero Guest 2017
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 2014-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guest List Guest 2017
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2017
No Score Yet 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2017
91% 75% Transparent Asra (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Would You Fall for That? Unknown (Character) 2013