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Aidy Bryant
Aidy Bryant
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Bryant in June 2015
Born Aiden Mackenzy Bryant
(1987-05-07) May 7, 1987 (age 31)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia College Chicago
Occupation Actress, comedienne
Years active 2012-present
Conner O'Malley (m. 2018)

Aiden Mackenzy "Aidy" Bryant (born May 7, 1987) is an American actress and comedian, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, beginning in season 38.[1]

Early life

Bryant was born on May 7, 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona,[2] the daughter of Georganna (née Vinall) and Tom Bryant.[3] Her mother owns a boutique called Frances in Phoenix.[4] Bryant is of English, Irish and German descent.[5] She has one brother.[6] She graduated from Xavier College Preparatory in 2005, where she made the morning announcements.[4] Bryant developed an interest in performing during middle school theater classes and summer camps, where she learned about improvisation.[7] Her parents took her to improv workshops at the now-defunct Arizona Jewish Theatre Company.[7]

She graduated from the Columbia College in Chicago with a B.A. in 2009.[8][9] At Columbia College, she participated in the college's comedy studies program, developed by the Theatre Department and The Second City.[9]

Career

After Bryant graduated from Columbia College, she toured with the musical improv group Baby Wants Candy and was approached by Second City.[7] She has performed with iO Chicago, The Second City[10] and the Annoyance Theatre. She was a writer and ensemble member for both "Sky's the Limit, Weather Permitting" and "We're All In This Room Together" on the Second City e.t.c. Stage.[8]

Bryant made her debut as a featured player on Saturday Night Live on September 15, 2012.[8][11][12] She was promoted to a repertory player during her second season on the show.

In 2013, Bryant appeared with a recurring role in the second season of IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang!, playing the show's segment producer.[13] Bryant also made an uncredited cameo appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.[14] She has made guest appearances on programs such as Broad City, Documentary Now!, The Awesomes, and Girls. In 2016, Bryant had a recurring role as Alice in the Louis C.K. series Horace and Pete. In 2017, Bryant provided the voice of main character D.D. Danger on the animated series Danger & Eggs.[15]

In 2014, Bryant, Eli Bruggemann, Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, and Kate McKinnon were nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the "Home for the Holiday (Twin Bed)". The music video sketch aired on December 21, 2013.[16] She won the award for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2015 EWwy awards which honor performances that were snubbed by the Emmys.[17]

Celebrity impressions on SNL

Recurring characters on SNL

  • One of the students in the "Shallon" (Nasim Pedrad) sketches
  • Morgan, co-host of Girlfriends Talk Show who always gets shunned or ignored by her friend Kyra (Cecily Strong) in favor of a cooler guest[4]
  • Tonker Bell, Tinker Bell's rude-mannered half-sister whose dad is a house fly
  • One of the actors in a dramatic High School Theater production, who attempt to make broad points about society's issues
  • Li'l Baby Aidy, a characterization of herself in the show's all-female music videos (so called because she was the youngest [the "baby"] of the current female cast)
  • Melanie, a flirtatious young teen with a romantic spark for mature gentlemen--said gentlemen being her friends' fathers
  • An unnamed girl who appears in porno movie scenarios and is oblivious to their sexual nature (in Hot for Teacher 8, she tried to ask her teacher, Miss Dayworth (Amy Schumer), for help on the unspecified assignment; in The Doctor Is In...My Butt 4, she thinks Dr. Rockhard (Adam Driver) is a real doctor, and in Skank Babysitter 17, she thinks her babysitter Miss Jasmine (Heidi Gardner) invited a pizza delivery man (Chance the Rapper) over for dinner).

Personal life

On April 28, 2018, Bryant married comedian Conner O'Malley, who was a former writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers.[18] They met in 2008 as performers at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, and became engaged in 2016.[19]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Statue of Liberty Lady
2014 Kids Sarah Short film
2015 Prom Queen Teacher #1 Short film
2016 Brother Nature Dana Curlman
2017 The Big Sick Mary
2017 The Star Ruth (voice)
2018 I Feel Pretty Vivian

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2012-2014 Shrink Kendra Harnz 3 episodes; also wrote two episodes
2012-present Saturday Night Live Various characters 115 episodes
2012 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Judge / Patron / Woman 2 episodes
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Segment Producer 2 episodes
2014 The Greatest Event in Television History Amy Episode: "Bosom Buddies"
2015 Broad City Allie Episode: "St. Marks"
2015 Documentary Now! Anne Severino Episode: "A Town, a Gangster, a Festival"
2015 The Awesomes Unknown character (voice) 2 episodes
2015-2017 Girls Abigail 4 episodes
2016 Horace and Pete Alice Wittel 4 episodes
2017 Danger & Eggs D.D. Danger (voice) 13 episodes
2017 At Home with Amy Sedaris Episode: "Out of This World"
2018 Portlandia Episode: "Shared Workspace"

References

  1. ^ Metz, Nina (September 10, 2012). "Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, Cecily Strong join cast of 'SNL'". Chicago Tribune. 
  2. ^ Bryant, Tom. "About Us". Tom Bryant. Archived from the original on February 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kenneth A. Vinall". Legacy.com. September 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Bartkowski, Becky (August 22, 2013). "Saturday Night Live's Aidy Bryant on Real Housewives Addiction and How Kristen Wiig's The Best". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ Caldwell-Gilbert, Tamás Flinn (July 28, 2016). "Aidy Bryant". Geni.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "Georganne Bryant: Commit to a family day". azcentral.com. January 28, 2010. Retrieved 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Lawton, Claire (October 2, 2014). "Aidy Bryant's Made It Big on Saturday Night Live, But Phoenix Still Feels Like Home". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c "Cast Bios". Aidy Bryant. NBC. Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Alumna Aidy Bryant Joins SNL Cast". Columbia College Chicago. Archived from the original on November 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  10. ^ Fallon, Kevin (October 31, 2014). "How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite 'Saturday Night Live' Star". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2014. 
  11. ^ Levin, Gary (September 10, 2012). "'Saturday Night Live' adds three new cast members". USA Today. 
  12. ^ "'Saturday Night Live' adds 3 performers for upcoming season after departures of Wiig, Samberg". The Washington Post (The Associated Press). September 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ The A.V. Club
  14. ^ Twitter
  15. ^ https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/pennsylvania/articles/2017-07-23/johnstown-native-brings-egg-citement-to-kids-video
  16. ^ "Aidy Bryant". Television Academy. Retrieved 2014. 
  17. ^ http://ew.com/gallery/2015-ewwy-winners/best-supporting-actress-comedy
  18. ^ Rackl, Lori (January 14, 2014). "'Late Night' heir Seth Meyers: 'I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for Chicago' (VIDEO) - Voices". Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times Media Group. Archived from the original on July 27, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  19. ^ Johnson, Zach. "SNL's Aidy Bryant Marries Conner O'Malley". E!. E! Entertainment Television. Retrieved 2018. 

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