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Maya Rudolph will return to NBC for her own variety show special

Maya Rudolph will return to NBC for her own variety show special

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Maya Rudolph will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and others on her new variety show special, "The Maya Rudolph Show."
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2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

March 13 (UPI) -- Performers and presenters have been announced for the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg on March 29.
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Jimmy Fallon signs off 'Late Night' with Muppets

Jimmy Fallon signs off 'Late Night' with Muppets

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon concluded his run on "Late Night" by playing drums with the Muppets to The Band's "The Weight."
Seth Meyers gets emotional in final 'Weekend Update' sketch [VIDEO]

Seth Meyers gets emotional in final 'Weekend Update' sketch [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Seth Meyers' old pals, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader wish him a fond farewell on final "Saturday Night Live" episode.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' wins best television comedy Golden Globe

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' wins best television comedy Golden Globe

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" beat out several favorites and was named the winner of Sunday night's Golden Globe for best comedy series.
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Andy Samberg, 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' win Golden Globes

Andy Samberg, 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' win Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The freshman police sitcom "Brooklyn Nine Nine" was declared the Best TV Comedy Series at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Adam Sandler to guest star on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Adam Sandler to guest star on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is to appear in an upcoming episode of the freshman sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," E! News reported.
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Girls" were nominated for the Best Comedy Series Golden Globe Award in Los Angeles Thursday.

Andy Samberg, Joanna Newsom marry

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" alum Andy Samberg married his girlfriend of five years, musician Joanna Newsom, a rep for the actor said.
Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom get engaged

Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom get engaged

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Andy Samberg's publicist says the U.S. actor and writer is engaged to musician and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom, his girlfriend of five years.
'Silver Linings Playbook' wins Spirit Awards for Best Feature, Actress and Director

'Silver Linings Playbook' wins Spirit Awards for Best Feature, Actress and Director

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- "Silver Linings Playbook" scored the Best Feature prize at Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
Fox green lights Samberg pilot

Fox green lights Samberg pilot

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Fox has given the green light for a pilot of an as-yet untitled comedy about New York detectives starring comedian Andy Samberg, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Andy Samberg to host Independent Spirit Awards

Andy Samberg to host Independent Spirit Awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Comic actor-writer Andy Samberg is to serve as host of the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., IFC announced Tuesday.
Timberlake jumps for joy in wedding photo

Timberlake jumps for joy in wedding photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Justin Timberlake says he wrote a song and sang it to his bride, actress Jessica Biel, on their wedding day.
Pharoah to play Obama on 'SNL'

Pharoah to play Obama on 'SNL'

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels says Jay Pharoah will play U.S. President Barack Obama on the new season of the sketch comedy show.
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David Andrew "Andy" Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, rapper and writer best known as a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island and as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. On Saturday Night Live, he and The Lonely Island have been credited with popularizing the Emmy-winning SNL Digital Shorts, the comical short films and music videos starring Samberg and other members of the SNL cast. As a film actor, Samberg has appeared in Hot Rod, Space Chimps, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, I Love You, Man and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Samberg was born to Margi (née Marrow), an elementary school teacher who taught at Old Mill School, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. He was born in Mill Valley, California, and grew up in a Jewish household. His maternal grandfather, Alfred J. Marrow, served as the executive chair of the American Jewish Congress, although Samberg describes himself as "not particularly religious".

He was "weaned" on Jewish comedy as a child, in particular, Mel Brooks. As a child, Samberg discovered Saturday Night Live while sneaking past his parents to watch professional wrestling on television. He became "obsessed" with the show, and his devotion to comedy became frustrating to teachers who felt he was unfocused on his schoolwork. In high school, Samberg became interested in creative writing; he says that his writing classes "were the ones that I put all my effort into...that's what I cared about and that's what I ended up doing." Samberg graduated from Berkeley High School in 1996. He went to college at UC Santa Cruz for two years before transferring to NYU for film school. He majored in experimental film, where he starred as "Monkey" in the short film entitled Monkey vs. Robot.

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