Cecily Strong joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in the Fall of 2012. She was just featured in ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE in which they referred to her as “the breakout rookie” on the show.
Previous to SNL, Cecily performed as a member of the Second City National Touring Company and served as an understudy for the Second City Main Stage and ETC shows in Chicago. She also improvised regularly at iO in Chicago.
She studied improvisation at both Second City and ImprovOlympic in Chicago, and she appeared at the Chicago Sketchfest, Chicago Just for Laughs, the New York Sketch Fest, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Cecily Strong has a BFA in Theatre from the California Institute of the Arts, and she was raised in Oak Park, Illinois.