David A. J. Samberg
August 18, 1978
Berkeley, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University (BA)|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer, producer, musician|
|Relatives||Alfred J. Marrow (adoptive grandfather)|
Tammy Baldwin (third cousin)
|Medium||Film, Internet, music, television|
|Genres||Improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, physical comedy, anti-humor, musical comedy|
Andy Samberg (born David A. J. Samberg; August 18, 1978) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician. He is a member of the comedy music group the Lonely Island and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012, where he and his fellow group members are credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts.
Samberg has starred in several films, including Hot Rod (2007), I Love You, Man (2009), That's My Boy (2012), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), and Palm Springs (2020). Samberg has had lead voice roles in Space Chimps (2008), the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs film series (2009–2013), the Hotel Transylvania film series (2012–present), and Storks (2016).
From 2013 to 2021, he starred as Jake Peralta in the Fox, and later NBC, police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine for which he also produced. For his work on the show, he was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2013.
... he was born, as David A.J. Samberg—he changed it to Andy at the age of five ...