Fast Facts

  • Formed a comedy filmmaking group called The Lonely Island with longtime friends Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer; produced a series of popular online shorts, including The O.C. parody "The 'Bu."
  • Worked as an assistant on the ABC sitcom Spin City.
  • Joined Saturday Night Live in 2005 as a featured player and was promoted to full cast member in 2006.
  • Made his big-screen debut playing stuntman Rod Kimble in the 2007 comedy Hot Rod.
  • Hosted the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
  • Best known on SNL for his Digital Shorts, including "Lazy Sunday," "Dick in a Box,"  "Motherlover" and "Jack Sparrow."


  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Nominee


  • Joe Samberg — Father
  • Margie Samberg — Mother
  • Darrow — Sister
  • Johanna — Sister
  • Joanna Newsom — Wife


  • Attended University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States; New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Place: Berkeley, California, United States
  • Birthday: August 18, 1978, Leo
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

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