Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa Bayer

Highest Rated: 84% Trainwreck (2015)

Lowest Rated: 40% Office Christmas Party (2016)

Birthday: Nov 14, 1981

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Rolling Stone called Vanessa Bayer the secret weapon of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975-). The pixie-ish comedian proved herself a hilarious and versatile actress during her tenure on the show, masterfully impersonating such high-profile celebrities as Miley Cyrus and Hillary Clinton while also creating such oddball characters as the leader of a pair of ex-porn stars (alongside Cecily Strong) making amateurish commercials for luxury products. Vanessa Bayer was born in Orange, Ohio on November 14th, 1981. She was diagnosed with leukemia at a young age and struggled with the disease throughout her childhood. Her senior class at Orange High School voted her "Most Likely to Succeed" and "Best Smile." Bayer attended the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in communications and French and graduating in 2004. While at college, she interned for "Sesame Street" (PBS 1969-) and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC 1993-2009). Bayer then became a part of the Chicago improv scene, studying and performing improvisational comedy at ImprovOlympic (alongside future "SNL" co-worker Paul Britain), Second City, and Annoyance Theater. At Second City, she performed as part of the all Jewish cast of "Jewsical: The Musical," a parody of Jewish life that perhaps inspired Bayer's most famous "SNL" character, Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy. Bayer was hired at "Saturday Night Live" in September of 2010. During this time she also appeared as an incredibly boring date on "The Mindy Project" (Fox/Hulu 2012-17) and as the voice of a flight attendant in the animated children's hit "Despicable Me 2" (2013). Bayer made a bigger impression in supporting roles in the Amy Schumer hit "Trainwreck" (2015), quirky indie comedy "Carrie Pilby" (2016) and broad farce "Office Christmas Party" (2016). In May 2017, Bayer announced that she was leaving "Saturday Night Live" after seven seasons.

Highest rated movies

Trainwreck Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar Wander Darkly Ibiza The Polka King Carrie Pilby Office Christmas Party

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
73% 88% DC League of Super-Pets PB (Voice) $58.2M 2022
80% 58% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar Debbie (Character) - 2021
75% 72% Wander Darkly Maggie (Character) - 2020
67% 39% Ibiza Nikki (Character) - 2018
67% 49% The Polka King Unknown (Character) - 2017
63% 74% Carrie Pilby Tara (Character) $19.0K 2016
40% 40% Office Christmas Party Allison (Character) $54.1M 2016
84% 66% Trainwreck Nikki (Character) - 2015

TV

Credit
80% 96% I Love That for You Joanna Gold (Character),
Creator,
Executive Producer
2022
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2022
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2015 2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015 2018 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012 2014 2016 2018 2021
75% 91% The Cool Kids Mia (Guest Star) 2019-2020
74% 72% Will & Grace Friday (Guest Star) 2018-2020
95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Officer Debbie Fogel (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out With David Spade Guest 2019
No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2016 2018
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 2010-2017
94% 78% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015 2017
85% 89% Modern Family Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2016
No Score Yet 69% The Awesomes Unknown (Guest Voice) 2015
94% 88% Man Seeking Woman Laura (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wallykazam! Rockelle (Guest Voice) 2014
86% 84% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Unknown (Character) 2009 2012