Cheri Oteri

  • 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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  • 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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