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Cheri Oteri Biography

Birth Name:
Cheryl Ann O'Teari
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Actor, comedienne, producer, writer, singer, voice-over actor

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Brian Oteri -- Brother
  • Tom Oteri -- Brother
  • Gaetano Thomas Oteri -- Father
  • Denise Oteri -- Sister