A member of the comedy music band The Lonely Island who has earned a name for himself in the Hollywood Industry is no other person than Andy Samberg. Funny and talented Samberg has not been limited only to comedy but has spread his talents to other uses which have turned out to be quite rewarding.
The comedian was born David Andrew J. Samberg on 18 August 1978 in Berkeley, California, United States. He was a student of Berkeley High School where he developed an interest in writing and upon graduation in 1996, he proceeded to the University of California, Santa Cruz but later switched over to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts from where he completed his studies in 2000 with a major in experimental films.
In 2001, Samberg and his friends, Taccone and Schaffer formed the comedy group The Lonely Island and they got a contract to be writing for the popular show Saturday Night Live. When YouTube was created in 2005, most of the comedian’s videos alongside the other two were uploaded which propelled their rise to becoming internet sensations and they released their first album titled Incredibad in 2009. The talented comedian also landed jobs with various commercial agencies, was booked to make appearances in music videos and hosted events like the 2009 Movie Awards by MTV. He was also the host of the Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2015 where he was said to have made some controversial remarks about Donald Trump being a racist and Bernie Sanders who was also running for the presidency as being tattered in his appearance.
As an actor, he made his film debut in Hot Rod released in 2007 in which he played the role of Rod Kimble but prior to that he has been making appearances in television series like The Bu, House of Cosbys, Arrested Development, Human Giant, American Dad, he was in the series Cuckoo and the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine which landed him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2014. Other films he has starred in include: I Love You, Man released 2009, That’s My Boy in which he starred alongside actor Adam Sandler, Celeste and Jesse Forever and Hotel Transylvania in 2012. He was also in Hotel Transylvania 2 released 2015, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping which he co-produced and Storks in 2016. In 2017 he was in the movie Take the 10 as Johnny and Brigsby Bear as Eric and was also the producer.
Andy Samberg Family, Wife, Kids
Samberg’s parents are Mr Joe Samberg who is a photographer by profession and Marjorie Marrow, a teacher who is of Jewish ancestry. He has two lovely sisters named Darrow Samberg and Johanna Samberg whom he is said to be very close to and they have been very supportive towards the growth of his career.
He is happily married to singer Joanna Newsom. Samberg had revealed that he was a huge fan of the singer and it was at one of her musical concerts that they met and they were in a steady relationship for about 5 years. He finally popped the question to Joanna in February 2013 and by September that same year, the lovebirds got married in Big Sur, California and their groomsman was Seth Meyers, a colleague of Samberg on the Saturday Night Live show.
The couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl in 2017 but kept the pregnancy and the baby’s arrival a secret and have not yet released details about the child except for her gender.
Is He Gay?
The comedian turned actor and producer is not in any bit gay as he is happily married to singer Joanna Newsom. In fact, the two were in a romantic relationship for five years before tying the knot. In other words, there’s no way that he is gay, at least from the much we know.
Andy Samberg Net Worth
The actor, comedian and producer over the years have earned himself comfortable sums that have placed his net worth around $16 million currently. No wonder he is said to have bought the Moorcrest Estate in Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles and also a house located in West Village, Manhattan, New York.
Andy Samberg Height And Other Body Statistics
The multi-talented comedian and actor is not just a geek but he also has some good features that are shared below:
Height: 5 ft 9.5 inches or 177 cm
Weight: 77 kg or 170 pounds
Eye colour: Hazel colour
Hair Color: Brown
Chest: 40 inches
Biceps: 14.6 inches
Body Build: Average