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Savage at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Andrea Kristen Savage|
February 20, 1973
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, writer|
Andrea Kristen Savage (born February 20, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, and writer known for her roles in projects such as Step Brothers, the Comedy Central mockumentary series Dog Bites Man, the HBO comedy Veep, and Hulu's reality TV parody series The Hotwives. She currently stars in the TruTV comedy series I'm Sorry, which she also created.
Savage was born in Woodland Hills, California, the daughter of Sharon Lee (Chrystie) and Richard Savage. She is of three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish and one quarter Greek descent (her maternal grandfather was of Greek origin). In her senior year of high school, she played Mame in Mame. She graduated from Cornell University with a Major in government and a minor in law studies. She has performed stand-up comedy at The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House and other venues around Los Angeles.
Savage began her acting career playing Renata Vargas, a Brazilian exchange student on Sweet Valley High. Soon after she joined The Groundlings theater, performing weekly in their company. Savage received starring roles in Significant Others as Chelsea and in cult favorite Dog Bites Man as Tillie Sullivan. Soon after, she starred in Step Brothers opposite Will Ferrell, following that with a comedy tour with Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Demetri Martin, and Nick Swardson. She also appeared with Woody Harrelson in The Grand (2008).
After taking time off to have her first child, in 2010 Savage reappeared in the film Dinner For Schmucks opposite Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. She also filmed two television pilots: The Strip created by Tom Lennon and Ben Garant for NBC and Wilfred, a dark Australian comedy being redone for FX. In addition, Savage created and starred in a series of shorts for the HBO show Funny or Die Presents about a very pregnant woman trying to engage in some casual sex, as well as a series entitled "Reenactments of Actual Conversations from the Ladies Rooms of Hollywood." She was also seen in the cult hit Party Down for Starz (Savage was originally cast as Casey Klein in the unaired pilot. Because she was pregnant, Lizzy Caplan took the role when the show went into production). Soon after, she wrote television pilots for Comedy Central, FOX studios, and NBC (produced by Jay Roach) as well as the screenplay Girls Weekend for Castle Rock Films. She also filmed opposite Hilary Swank in the film You're Not You. Her directorial debut was in 2012 when she shot her satirical PSA Republicans, Get in My Vagina! which she wrote and also stars in, alongside Kate Beckinsale and Judy Greer. This premiered on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO and is one of Funny Or Die's most successful video shorts of all time.
In 2013, Andrea wrote a TV pilot for ABC/Sony produced by Jamie Tarses as well as another pilot for Comedy Central, River Dogs, produced by Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions. She also acted opposite John Leguizamo as "Juicy" in an untitled John Leguizamo pilot for ABC.
Savage's other television credits include starring roles in the FOX pilot Rebounding and Lies & The Wives We Tell Them To on NBC. Additionally, she has recently guest-starred on other popular comedies such as Modern Family, House of Lies, and The League.
Savage also starred alongside Danielle Schneider, Tymberlee Hill, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, and Casey Wilson in the Hulu original series The Hotwives. The series is a parody of the reality television franchise The Real Housewives on Bravo. Season one (The Hotwives of Orlando) focused on Orlando, while season two (now titled The Hotwives of Vegas) took place in Las Vegas with the same cast playing new characters.
In 2016, she began appearing as Senator (and later President) Laura Montez on Veep, who first appears as the running mate of the titular Veep's opponent, before ultimately becoming president in a complex manipulation of Constitutional procedure.
|1995||Song of the Sea||Gertie Fitzpatrick||Short film|
|2008||The Grand||Renee Jensen|
|2009||I Love You, Beth Cooper||Dr. Gleason|
|2010||Dinner for Schmucks||Robin|
|2012||Republicans, Get in My Vagina||Woman #1||Video short|
|2013||You're Not You||Alyssa|
|2015||Sleeping with Other People||Naomi|
|1996-1998||Sweet Valley High||Renata Vargas||22 episodes|
|1997||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Stacey Fink||Episode: "Sabrina Gets Her License: Part 2"|
|1998||Suddenly Susan||Episode: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Susan's Party"|
|1999||Stark Raving Mad||Missy||Episode: "He's Gotta Have It"|
|2001||Inside Schwartz||Alexa||Episode: "Event Night"|
|2002||Good Morning, Miami||Cindy||Episode: "The Way to Dylan's Heart"|
|2002||In-Laws||Sarah||Episode: "Crown Vic"|
|2003||The West Wing||Heidi Choat||Episode: "Privateers"|
|2004||Significant Others||Chelsea||12 episodes|
|2004-2005||The King of Queens||Kate||2 episodes|
|2005||Cold Case||Lindsay (1982)||Episode: "Schadenfreude"|
|2005||Stacked||Barbara||Episode: "A Fan for All Seasons"|
|2006||Dog Bites Man||Tillie Sullivan||Series regular|
|2007||Two and a Half Men||Lena||Episode: "Mr. McGlue's Feedbag"|
|2007||The Winner||Donna||Episode: "What Happens in Albany, Stays in Albany"|
|2008||The Cleaner||Nicole||Episode: "Let It Ride"|
|2009||Glenn Martin DDS||Kid (voice)||Episode: "A Bromantic Getaway"|
|2010||The Strip||Jackie||TV movie|
|2010||Party Down||Annie LeGros||Episode: "Precious Lights Pre-School Auction"|
|2010-2011||Funny or Die Presents||Various||7 episodes|
|2011||Modern Family||Holly||Episode: "Go Bullfrogs!"|
|2011||The Life & Times of Tim||Nurse (voice)||Episode: "Percey Davis Boulevard/Cool Uncle Stu Balls"|
|2012||The Life & Times of Tim||Julie (voice)||3 episodes|
|2012||American Judy||Gail||TV pilot|
|2012||House of Lies||Brenda||Episode: "Bareback Town"|
|2012-2014||The League||Gail||2 episodes|
|2013||Newsreaders||Dr. Valerie Vesser||Episode: "Pubic Hair Crisis"|
|2014||Kroll Show||Julie Francois||Episode: "#canadiansafesex"|
|2014||American Dad!||Sex Ed Teacher (voice)||Episode: "News Glances with Genevieve Vavance"|
|2014||The Hotwives of Orlando||Veronica Von Vandervon||Series regular|
|2015||Episodes||Helen Basch||8 episodes; series regular (season 4)|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Samantha||Episode: "Karen Gillan Wears a Black and White Striped Pullover and Coral Skirt"|
|2015||The Hotwives of Las Vegas||Ivanka Silversan||Series regular|
|2016-2017||iZombie||Vivian Stoll||Recurring role (seasons 2-3)|
|2016-2017||Veep||Senator / President Laura Montez||7 episodes|
|2016||Drunk History||Addie Cherry||Episode: "Shit Shows"|
|2017-present||I'm Sorry||Andrea||Series regular; also creator|
|2017||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Rhonda||Episode: "The Accidental Text on Purpose"|