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  • Grew up in Upper Darby, PA, which is also the hometown of SNL alum Tina Fey.
  • Moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to better acquaint herself with the music industry; worked for A&M Records from 1990 to '94, where she quickly developed a reputation for making her coworkers laugh and was encouraged to try her hand at comedy.
  • Became a member of Los Angeles's famed improvisational company the Groundlings, where she first caught the eye of SNL boss Lorne Michaels.
  • Became a cast member of NBC's popular sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live in 1995.
  • First major feature-film role was in the 1999 comic caper Inspector Gadget.
  • Debuted her voice-over talents in the 2006 computer-animated flick The Ant Bully.


  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Gaetano Thomas Oteri — Father
  • Denise Oteri — Sister
  • Tom Oteri — Brother
  • Barbara Pietsch — Aunt
  • Brian Oteri — Brother

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  • Birth Name: Cheryl Ann O'Teari
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedienne, Producer, Writer, Singer, Voice-over actor

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BONES:  When an affluent prep school student is found dead Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) proves that it was indeed murder, not suicide in the BONES episode "A Boy In A Tree" airing Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  Also pictured:  David Boreanaz (C).  ™©2005 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Sam Urdank/FOX.
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The Bones series finale!