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Abby Elliot bio
Abby Elliott (born June 16, 1987 as Abigail Elliott) is an American Actress and Comedian best known for her four seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2008 to 2012. She currently stars on Odd Mom Out. She is the daughter of Comedian Chris Elliott.
Elliott took comedy classes at The Groundlings and eventually began training and performing in various sketch comedy shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in Los Angeles.
In 2006, Elliott appeared with supporting roles for the pilots You’ve Reached The Elliotts and Chrissy: Plain & Simple, both sitcom that star her father, Chris Elliott. While at UCBT, she frequently performed with The Midnight Show sketch troupe. She has also occasionally performed comedy with her younger sister Bridey. Before joining the cast of SNL, Elliott had also done guest voices roles on King of The Hill and Minoriteam. She has also been featured in a number of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon sketches such as “Jersey Floor” and “Studio 6-Bee”. Elliott made her film debut with a small role in No Strings Attached and has since had supporting roles in the films High Road and Fun Size.
Since leaving SNL in 2012, Elliott has made guest appearances on television programs such as 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, and Inside Amy Schumer. She also co-stars in the upcoming Bravo series Odd Mom Out, premiering in June 2015.
Saturday Night Live
Elliott joined the cast of SNL midway through the 2008–2009 season (season 34), in November 2008, following the departure of Amy Poehler. She is the third generation of her family to have been featured on SNL (the second to be hired as a cast member, and her tenure on the show was longer than both her father and grandfather). Her father Chris Elliott was an SNL cast member during the 1994–1995 season (season 20) and her grandfather Bob Elliott was one half of the popular comedy duo Bob & Ray. Bob Elliott co-starred on a Christmas episode in the 1978–1979 season (fourth season).
After four seasons on SNL, Elliott was let go from the show prior to its 38th season.
Recurring characters on SNL
Shirley, one of the singing sisters on The Lawrence Welk ShowOne of the French girls in “Les Jeunes de Paris”Fur Coat Rhonda, one of the comedians in “The Original Kings of Catchphrase Comedy”Paula, one of Gilly’s classmates that always tattles on her.
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