A member of the comedy music group The Lonely Island, which has made a name for itself in the Hollywood industry, is none other than Andy Samberg. The witty and talented Samberg has not only limited himself to comedy but has also extended his talents to other areas that have proven to be quite rewarding.
The comedian was born on August 18, 1978, in Berkeley, California, USA, as David Andrew J. Samberg. He was a student at Berkeley High School, where he developed an interest in writing, and after graduating in 1996 he went to the University of California, Santa Cruz, but later moved to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he graduated in 2000 with a major in experimental film.
In 2001, Samberg and his friends Taccone and Schaffer founded the comedy group The Lonely Island and received a contract as authors for the popular show Saturday Night Live. When YouTube was launched in 2005, most of the comedian’s videos were uploaded along with those of the other two comedians, driving their rise to internet sensation, and in 2009 they released their first album, Incredibad. The talented comedian also got jobs at various commercial agencies, was booked to perform in music videos and hosted events such as MTV’s 2009 Movie Awards. He was also the host of the Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2015, where he is said to have made some controversial remarks about Donald Trump as a racist and Bernie Sanders, who was also running for the presidency, as 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. Before that, he has appeared in television series such as The Bu, House of Cosbys, Arrested Development, Human Giant, American Dad, the series Cuckoo, and the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which won him the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – television series musical or comedy. Other movies he has appeared in include I Love You, Man was released in 2009, That’s My Boy, in which he starred alongside actor Adam Sandler, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and Hotel Transylvania in 2012. He also starred in Hotel Transylvania 2, which was released in 2015, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which he co-produced, and Storks in 2016. In 2017, he starred 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 Joe Samberg, a photographer by profession, and Marjorie Marrow, a teacher of Jewish descent. He has two lovely sisters named Darrow Samberg and Johanna Samberg, to whom he is said to be very close, and they have been very supportive of his career.
He is happily married to the singer Joanna Newsom. Samberg had revealed that he is a big fan of the singer and it was at one of her music concerts that they met and they were in a steady relationship for about 5 years. Finally, he asked Joanna the question in February 2013, and in September of the same year the lovebirds got married in Big Sur, California, and their best man was Seth Meyers, a colleague of Samberg’s on the Saturday Night Live Show.
The couple welcomed their first child, a little girl in 2017, but kept the pregnancy and the baby’s arrival a secret and has not yet released any details about the child other than its gender.
Is He Gay?
The comedian, who became an actor and producer, is not gay in any way, as he is happily married to the singer Joanna Newsom. The two of them were in a romantic relationship for five years before they entered into marriage. In other words, he is not gay, at least according to all we know.
Andy Samberg Net Worth
Over the years, the actor, comedian, and producer have earned comfortable sums of money, which his net assets currently amount to around 16 million dollars. No wonder he is said to have bought the Moorcrest Estate in Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles, and also a house in West Village, Manhattan, New York.
Andy Samberg Height And Other Body Statistics
Height: 5 ft 9.5 inches or 177 cm
Weight: 77 kg or 170 pounds
Eye color: Hazel color
Hair Color: Brown
Chest: 40 inches
Biceps: 14.6 inches
Body Build: Average