HOMETOWN- Washington D.C.
RESIDES IN- Los Angeles and New York

Gasteyer portrays such memorable characters as Margaret Jo, co-host of the fictional "Delicious Dish" show on National Public Radio; the musical middle school teacher, Bobbi Moughan-Culp; Cinder Calhoun, a politically correct "Lilith Fair" stand-up comic; and Kincaid, a take-off on MTV's Kennedy. Her impressions include Martha Stewart, Celine Dion, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elizabeth Dole.

After playing Cinder Calhoun with Lilith Fair founder Sarah McLachlan on a November 1997 episode of "SNL," Gasteyer was invited to perform as Cinder at the 1998 Lilith Fair music festival. In addition, Gasteyer was invited to perform "as" Celine Dion "with" Celine Dion during her 1998 Madison Square Garden concert.

Gasteyer will be seen in this summer's Nixon-era comedy "Dick" as Rosemary Woods. Her television credits include NBC's "Just Shoot Me," "Seinfeld," "Law & Order" and "Mad About You," as well as "Party of Five" and "NYPD Blue."

Prior to joining "SNL," Gasteyer was a member of The Groundlings, the Los Angeles-based improv/sketch comedy group where former "SNL" cast members Laraine Newman, Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz began their careers. Other former Groundlings include fellow "SNL" cast members Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Chris Parnell and Cheri Oteri.

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Gasteyer is a graduate of Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, she studied voice in classical music.

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