Abby Elliott
Birth Date:
June 16, 1987
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Abby Elliott is an American actress and comedian. She is famous for her four season stint on the popular sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” from November 2008 to May 2012. She becomes the youngest female cast member of “SNL,” joining the show at the age of 21. Abby had a small but memorable role as Joy in  Ivan Reitman's comedy film, “No Strings Attached” (2011).

Abby reportedly dated fellow “Saturday Night Live” cast member Fred Armisen from August 2010 until September 2011.

Chris's Daughter

Childhood and Family:

Abigail Elliott was born on June 16, 1987, in New York City. She was raised in Wilton, Connecticut. Abby is the daughter of actor/comedian Chris Elliott and Paula Niedert, a talent coordinator. Her grandfather is veteran comic Bob Elliott from the “Bob and Ray Show”. She has a sister named Bridey Elliott.

Abby was educated at Our Lady of Fatima School in Wilton and Immaculate High School in Danbury, Connecticut. During her school days, she enjoyed playing in school plays and musicals. In 2005, Abby attended  Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, but dropped out during the first semester.  

No Strings Attached


After taking comedy classes at The Groundlings, Abby Elliott started her career as a member of the comedy troupe Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre (UCBT) in Los Angeles. While at UCBT, she often performed with The Midnight Show sketch troupe. She has also sometimes performed comedy with her younger sister Bridey. In 2006, Abby appeared with her father Chris Elliott in the comedy pilots “You've Reached the Elliotts” and “Chrissy: Plain & Simple.” She lent her voice for episodes of “Minoriteam” (2006) and “King of the Hill” (2008).

Abby's big break came when she joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” midway through the 2008-2009 season (season 34) in November 2008, after Amy Poehler departed the show. She becomes the third generation of her family to have been featured on “SNL.” Her father was a “SNL” cast member during the 1994-1995 season (season 20), while her grandfather co-starred on a Christmas episode in the 1978–1979 season (season 4). She quit after four seasons. During her tenure, Abby expertly impersonated many celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Anna Faris, Chloe Sevigny, Joan Cusack, Jamie Lynn Spears, Kristin Cavallari, Marie Osmond, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Grace.

While working on “SNL,” Abby took other gigs, like appearing in many of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” sketches during 2009-2011. She also made her feature film debut as Joy in “No Strings Attached” (2011), a romantic comedy flick starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher and directed by Ivan Reitman. The same year, she played the supporting role of Monica in the independent comedy “High Road,” which won the prize for Best Director at the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival. She appeared as Channon in the episode “Balls! The Music Video” (2011) of “CollegeHumor Originals.”


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