Cecily Strong

Cecily Legler Strong (born February 8, 1984) is an American actress and comedian who has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2012. She was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, an inner ring suburb of Chicago.She is the daughter of Penelope and William "Bill" Strong, who worked as an Associated Press bureau chief and is now managing partner at a Chicago public relations firm.Strong's parents are divorced.Strong grew up adoring SNL as a child, reenacting sketches with her friend and watching old SNL commercials on VHS. "I had a tape of the best commercials, and I wore it out, every day." She has stated that she was inspired by Phil Hartman. She attended Oak Park and River Forest High School before transferring for her senior year to the Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she graduated in 2002.She then studied acting at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), graduating in 2006 with a BFA in theatre. After graduating from CalArts, Strong returned to Chicago, where she studied at the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cecily Strong, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Ghostbusters (2016)

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Kate McKinnon  •  Leslie Jones

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Kate McKinnon  •  Leslie Jones

The Bronze (2016)

In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women's gymnastics team. Today, she's still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Buckley
CAST:  Melissa Rauch  •  Gary Cole  •  Haley Lu Richardson  •  Thomas Middleditch

In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women's gymnastics team. Today, she's still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Buckley
CAST:  Melissa Rauch  •  Gary Cole  •  Haley Lu Richardson  •  Thomas Middleditch

The Boss (2016)

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Falcone
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Kristen Bell  •  Kathy Bates

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Falcone
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Kristen Bell  •  Kathy Bates

The Meddler (2016)

With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorene Scafaria
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Rose Byrne  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Jason Ritter

With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorene Scafaria
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Rose Byrne  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Jason Ritter

Staten Island Summer (2015)

Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rhys Thomas
CAST:  Graham Phillips  •  Zack Pearlman  •  Ashley Greene  •  Kate Walsh

Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rhys Thomas
CAST:  Graham Phillips  •  Zack Pearlman  •  Ashley Greene  •  Kate Walsh

Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs (2017)

Jon Stewart returns to television to host a live show presented from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Benefiting NEXT for Autism, the special features stand-up performances, sketches and short films.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jon Stewart  •  Adam Sandler  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Steve Carell

Jon Stewart returns to television to host a live show presented from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Benefiting NEXT for Autism, the special features stand-up performances, sketches and short films.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jon Stewart  •  Adam Sandler  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Steve Carell

The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special (2017)

Set in a small suburban town on All Hallows' Eve, the special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roy King
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Mikey Day  •  Bobby Moynihan

Set in a small suburban town on All Hallows' Eve, the special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roy King
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Mikey Day  •  Bobby Moynihan

The Female Brain (2017)

The neurological inner workings of romantic relationships between men and women are studied for science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Whitney Cummings
CAST:  Whitney Cummings  •  Sofía Vergara  •  Toby Kebbell  •  James Marsden

The neurological inner workings of romantic relationships between men and women are studied for science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Whitney Cummings
CAST:  Whitney Cummings  •  Sofía Vergara  •  Toby Kebbell  •  James Marsden

Love, Gilda (2018)

Diaries, audiotapes, videotapes and testimonies from friends and colleagues offer insight into the life and career of Gilda Radner -- the beloved comic and actress who became an icon on Saturday Night Live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa D’Apolito
CAST:  Gilda Radner  •  Chevy Chase  •  Amy Poehler  •  Bill Hader

Diaries, audiotapes, videotapes and testimonies from friends and colleagues offer insight into the life and career of Gilda Radner -- the beloved comic and actress who became an icon on Saturday Night Live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa D’Apolito
CAST:  Gilda Radner  •  Chevy Chase  •  Amy Poehler  •  Bill Hader

Nature Cat: A Nature Carol (2019)

In the tradition of the Dickens holiday classic, Nature Cat is bursting with what he thinks is “Christmas spirit,” and wants to celebrate with lots of presents for himself, and by decorating the woods with bright lights and loud festive music for everyone. Fa-la-la ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Daye
CAST:  Taran Killam  •  Bobby Moynihan  •  Kate Micucci  •  Kate McKinnon

In the tradition of the Dickens holiday classic, Nature Cat is bursting with what he thinks is “Christmas spirit,” and wants to celebrate with lots of presents for himself, and by decorating the woods with bright lights and loud festive music for everyone. Fa-la-la ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Daye
CAST:  Taran Killam  •  Bobby Moynihan  •  Kate Micucci  •  Kate McKinnon

The Garfield Movie (2024)

Garfield, the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Harvey Guillén

Garfield, the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Harvey Guillén

Sparring Partner (2022)

When a long flirtation between two co-workers comes to a head during a revealing lunch break in the park, who gets to walk away with their head held high?  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Kandel
CAST:  Cecily Strong  •  KeiLyn Durrel Jones

When a long flirtation between two co-workers comes to a head during a revealing lunch break in the park, who gets to walk away with their head held high?  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Kandel
CAST:  Cecily Strong  •  KeiLyn Durrel Jones

Leo (2023)

Jaded 74-year-old lizard Leo has been stuck in the same Florida classroom for decades with his terrarium-mate turtle. When he learns he only has one year left to live, he plans to escape to experience life on the outside but instead gets caught up in the problems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Smigel  •  Robert Marianetti  •  David Wachtenheim
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Bill Burr  •  Cecily Strong  •  Jason Alexander

Jaded 74-year-old lizard Leo has been stuck in the same Florida classroom for decades with his terrarium-mate turtle. When he learns he only has one year left to live, he plans to escape to experience life on the outside but instead gets caught up in the problems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Smigel  •  Robert Marianetti  •  David Wachtenheim
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Bill Burr  •  Cecily Strong  •  Jason Alexander

Plus One

Rachel ends a relationship and realizes that all of her female friends have gotten married. Except for Summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Brice
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Cecily Strong

Rachel ends a relationship and realizes that all of her female friends have gotten married. Except for Summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Brice
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Cecily Strong