Last Updated on March 8, 2022
Who Is Andy Samberg?
Andy Samberg (born David A. J. Samberg) is an American actor, comedian, film producer, television producer & director, screenwriter, and musician.
Samberg is a member of the comedy music group ‘The Lonely Island. He was also a cast member of the award-winning late-night comedy sketch series ‘Saturday Night Live’ from 2005 to 2012. During his days at Saturday Night Live, Samberg and his fellow group members of ‘The Lonely Island’ are credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts.
As an actor, Andy Samberg has appeared in numerous films, including Hot Rod (2007), That’s My Boy (2012), and Palm Springs (2020). He also appeared in I Love You, Man (2009), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016).
Andy Samberg’s acting career also includes accepting several voice acting roles. Samberg lent his role to the movie Space Chimps (2008). He also had lead voice roles in the ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ and the ‘Hotel Transylvania’ film series.
On television, Andy Samberg is most noted for portraying Jake Peralta in the police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine from 2013 to 2021. Besides starring in the series, Samberg also served as its producer.
|Full Name:||Andy Samberg (born David A. J. Samberg)|
|Popular Name:||Andy Samberg|
|Birth Date:||August 18, 1978|
|Parents:||Joe Samberg and Marjorie “Margi” Marrow Samberg|
|Siblings:||Johanna Samberg and Darrow Samberg|
|Birth Place:||Berkeley, California, United States|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed (Jewish, German, and Italian)|
|Education:||Chabot Elementary School, Berkeley High School, the University of California – Santa Cruz, and The New York University (NYU)’s Tisch School of the Arts|
|Net Worth:||USD 25 million (as of January 1, 2022)|
|Source of Wealth:||Acting, Comedy, Film Production, Television Production & Directing, Screenwriting, Music, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 10″ (1.77 m)|
|Weight:||79 kg; In pounds: 174 lbs.|
Andy Samberg (born David A. J. Samberg) was born on August 18, 1978, in Berkeley, California, United States, to Joe Samberg and Marjorie “Margi” Marrow Samberg. His father is a photographer, whereas his mother is a retired teacher who taught at John Muir Elementary School.
At the age of 5 years, David A. J. Samberg asked his parents to change his name to Andy.
Andy Samberg attended Chabot Elementary School and later Berkeley High School. He graduated from high school in 1996.
Samberg subsequently enrolled at the University of California – Santa Cruz and schooled at the institution for two years before transferring to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU). He eventually graduated from NYU in 2000.
Film and Television Career
Andy Samberg took an interest in creative writing while attending Berkeley High School.
After completing his studies, Samberg gained initial recognition uploading his own comedy videos on the website TheLonelyIsland.com, along with his friends Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. He garnered widespread attention by uploading the same videos on YouTube.
Samberg made his television debut in a 2003 series of The ‘Bu. He subsequently appeared in Arrested Development and House of Cosbys, all in 2005.
In 2005, Andy Samberg, alongside Taccone and Schaffer, began writing for Saturday Night Live. The trio was hired as part of The Lonely Island music group. Samberg left Saturday Night Live in 2012 after contributing in a total of 139 episodes.
In 2007, Samberg made his film debut in the movie Hot Rod. The following year, he landed roles in the films ‘Space Chimps,’ Extreme Movie,’ and ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,’ in addition to appearances in four episodes of Human Giant.
In 2009, Samberg was cast in the movies ‘I Love You, Man’ and ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.’ He also hosted the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, in addition to accepting voice roles in American Dad!
Samberg appeared in several acclaimed movies over the next couple of years. Examples include Friends with Benefits (2011), That’s My Boy (2012), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), The To Do List (2013), and Hotel Transylvania (2012 and 2015; as a voice actor). He also made numerous television appearances over the same period, including on the series Parks and Recreation (2010), 30 Rock (2012), Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012 – 2016), and The Awesomes (2013).
In 2013, Andy Samberg joined the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, playing the lead role of Jake Peralta. He maintained his role in the series until 2021, while also serving as producer.
In 2014, Samberg hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. The following year, he voiced Dr. Nerd in 2 episodes of Major Lazer. He also appeared in and served as executive producer for 7 Days in Hell, in addition to hosting the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.
In 2017, Andy Samberg appeared and also produced the film Brigsby Bear. He also accepted a number of voice roles, including in the movie Puppy! and the television series Master of None. The following year, Samberg lent his voice to the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and the television series Bob’s Burgers.
In 2018, Andy Samberg co-hosted the 76th Golden Globe Awards and also lent his voice to the series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. He subsequently appeared in the 2020 film Palm Springs and the series Mapleworth Murders. More recently, Samberg is noted for hosting the television series Baking It.
Andy Samberg has dabbled in music over the years, mostly as a member of The Lonely Island. The group released their debut album in 2009, title Incredibad.
Awards and Recognitions
Samberg has received a number of prestigious awards for his contribution to the entertainment industry.
Notable ones include:
• 1 American Comedy Award
• 1 Critics’ Choice Movie Award
• 1 Critics’ Choice Super Award
• 1 Golden Globe Award
• 1 Poppy Award
• 1 Primetime Emmy Award
Andy Samberg’s Net Worth
As of January 1, 2022, Andy Samberg had a net worth of $25 million. Samberg has earned his million-dollar fortune from his various engagements in the entertainment industry.
Samberg earned $125,000 per episode for his starring role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Considering that he was also the show’s creator, it wouldn’t be farfetched to say that he has earned millions from the now-syndicated show.
Lessons from Andy Samberg
1. It’s okay to change your identity
At the age of five, Samberg (born David A. J. Samberg) reportedly asked his parents to change his name from David to Andy. Whatever his motivations were, it appears Samberg was happier with the name Andy than David.
2. Forge meaningful friendship
Samberg has been great buddies with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone for years. The trio has mainly engaged as members of the comedy troupe ‘The Lonely Island.’
3. There’s more fun in partnering with others than going it alone
Andy Samberg’s successful collaboration with Schaffer and Taccone is proof of his incredible team spirit. Samberg once said, “As is known, I work with my friends quite a bit. It’s just more fun.”
Famous Quotes by Andy Samberg
• A sign now of success with a certain audience when you do a short comedy piece, anywhere, is that it gets on YouTube and gets around. It’s always something you’re thinking about unconsciously.
• No matter how much it’s growing, the Internet still is a pretty specific demographic. It doesn’t necessarily represent the general populace.
• Since there have been men and women, there have been funny women.
• These damn smartphones have enabled us to do far more than we were ever meant to all at once.
• You get into comedy because you are insecure, and you communicate with the world through comedy to sort of alleviate the tension of those insecurities and to find a way to make people like you other than the way you look or how good you are at sports. I don’t think that really goes away.
Andy Samberg is a celebrated actor and comedian with a net worth of $25 million. Samberg earned his wealth from his numerous ventures in the entertainment industry, which include acting, comedy, screenwriting, and singing.