Fast Facts

  • Was hit by a car while in college, and credits the accident with her decision to pursue happiness.
  • Revived the University of Virginia's African-American theater troupe after it had been defunct for 10 years.
  • Moved to New York City and started performing with Upright Citizens Brigade in 2009.
  • Began her stint as a featured Saturday Night Live performer in January 2014.
  • Is the sketch-comedy series' first black female cast member since 2007, when Maya Rudolph left the show.
  • Repertoire of impersonations include Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks and Beyonce.


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States (BA in Drama, 2008)

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  • Birth Name: Sasheer Zamata Moore
  • Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian

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