Best known as a former cast member of Saturday Night Live, actress and singer Ana Gasteyer is a trained vocalist with a bent toward jazz standards.
A native of Washington, D.C., Gasteyer studied violin as a child and later majored in voice and theater while attending Northwestern University. After graduating in 1989, she joined the Los Angeles improv group the Groundlings. This experience led to acting jobs on such shows Seinfeld, Frasier, and NYPD Blue. From 1996 to 2002, Gasteyer was a regular member of the cast of NBC's comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live, where she gained attention playing such characters as music teacher Bobbie Mohan-Culp, NPR Delicious Dish-host Margaret Jo McCullen, and her impersonations of home-making guru Martha Stewart and singer Celine Dion
. Since leaving SNL, Gasteyer has split her time between acting on-stage (in both on-and-off-Broadway productions), in film, and television. Since 2011, she has appeared regularly as Sheila Shay on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. In 2014, Gasteyer released her debut full-length album of jazz standards, I'm Hip. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi