Natasha Leggero

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Natasha Leggero
Born(1974-03-26) March 26, 1974 (age 39)[1]
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Years active2000–present
Websitewww.natashaleggero.com
 
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Natasha Leggero
Born(1974-03-26) March 26, 1974 (age 39)[1]
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Years active2000–present
Websitewww.natashaleggero.com

Natasha Leggero (born March 26, 1974) is an American actress and comedian from Rockford, Illinois.

Life and career[edit]

Leggero was born in Rockford, Illinois, of Italian descent.[2] She began performing at age 10, in several plays in Chicago. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York City to study at the Stella Adler Conservatory. While there, she also attended Hunter College and received her B.A. in theater criticism, and moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduation.

Leggero is a frequent roundtable panelist on friend Chelsea Handler's late-night talk show Chelsea Lately.[3]

Her stand-up television appearances include performances on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly, and she has appeared on multiple Comedy Central stand-up programs, as well as their animated show Ugly Americans, where she voiced Callie Maggotbone.

She has performed at such festivals as SXSW, the Sasquatch Music Festival and the Montreal Comedy Festival.

Leggero shot an unaired pilot called, The Strip, for NBC, with Tom Lennon and Ben Garant from Reno 911! She was a judge, alongside Andy Kindler and Greg Giraldo, on the 2010 season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, hosted by Craig Robinson.[4] Leggero played Emma in NBC's 2011 sitcom Free Agents. From 2010 to January 2012, Leggero co-hosted The Lavender Hour podcast with her boyfriend at the time—comedian Duncan Trussell.

On February 17, 2012, she appeared on The Adam Carolla Show.

In 2012, Leggero appeared in six episodes of NBC's Are You There, Chelsea? as Nikki, Rick, the bar manager's ex-girlfriend. Leggero was featured in every first-season episode starting with the second episode, "Sloane's Ex."[5] In 2012, she also played the sex-obsessed Haley in the web series Burning Love, a spoof of the TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. In 2013, Leggero appeared in an episode of the Drunk History television series on Comedy Central.

On September 2, 2013, Leggero participated in the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco as one of the Roasters.

On September 3, 2013 Brickleberry premiered in its second season. Leggero voiced the busty ranger Ethel in place of Kaitlin Olson, who was in the first season only.

On December 31, 2013, Leggero was criticised for remarks she made during NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, where, in response to a controversial tweet posted by SpaghettiOs on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, she quipped that "it sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew." Her remarks were met with an immediate backlash over social media; in response, Leggero posted in a blog entry that she did not think that "the amazing courage of American veterans and specifically those who survived Pearl Harbor is in any way diminished by a comedian making a joke about dentures on television. Do we really believe that the people who fought and defended our freedom against Nazis and the Axis powers will find a joke about Spaghetti O's too much to bear? Sorry, I have more respect for Veterans than to think their honor can be impugned by a glamorous, charming comedian in a fur hat." She also called on those offended by the remarks to donate to Disabled American Veterans.[6][7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Exorcist Chronicles, TheThe Exorcist ChroniclesLeah
2009He's Just Not That Into YouAmber Gnech
2013Dealin' with IdiotsTipsy Jessica
2014Claire's CambodiaPost-production
2014Better You, AA Better YouTamaraPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Joe Schmo Show, TheThe Joe Schmo ShowRita "The Drunk"2 episodes
2005MTV's The 70s HouseDawnHost; 10 episodes
2005–2008Reno 911!Various3 episodes
2005Comedy Central Roast of Pamela AndersonHerself (red carpet interviewer)Uncredited; television special
2005Premium BlendHerselfEpisode: "Johnny Lampert, Roy Wood Jr., Natasha Leggero and Stephen Rannazzisi"
2006It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaStripper #1Episode: "Charlie Gets Crippled"
2007'Til DeathMindyEpisode: "Performance Anxiety"
2007Red Eye w/Greg GutfeldHerselfGuest panelist; episode dated December 8, 2007
2008–presentChelsea LatelyHerselfGuest panelist; various episodes
2008Samantha Who?Woman customerEpisode: "The Gallery Show"
2008SuperNews!Hillary Clinton (voice)Episode: "Super Short"
2008SuperNews!Sarah Palin (voice)Episode: "Top Gov"
2008Sarah Silverman Program, TheThe Sarah Silverman ProgramDr. LeggeroEpisode: "Vow Wow"
2008Worst WeekLizEpisode: "The Gift"
2009Aqua Teen Hunger ForceComputer technician (voice)Episode: "Fry Legs"
2009–2010Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest..., TheThe Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest...HerselfCommentator; 28 episodes
2010'Til DeathSandyEpisode: "Snore Loser"
2010–2012Ugly AmericansCallie Maggotbone (voice)Main cast; 31 episodes
2010Last Comic StandingHerselfJudge (season 7); 10 episodes
2010–2011Nick Swardson's Pretend TimeVarious5 episodes
2011Comedy Central PresentsHerselfEpisode: "Natasha Leggero"
2011After LatelyHerself2 episodes
2011Free AgentsEmma ParkerMain cast; 8 episodes
2012Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of TimFemale Rodney (voice)2 episodes
2012Are You There, Chelsea?Nikki Natoli6 episodes
2012China, ILJen (voice)Episode: "Frankensteve"
2012Regular ShowLadonna/girl in lineEpisode: "Access Denied"
2012–2013Burn with Jeff Ross, TheThe Burn with Jeff RossHerself2 episodes
2012NTSF:SD:SUV::Mona LisaEpisode: "Time Angels"
2013WhitneyDanielleEpisode: "Lost in Transition"
2013CommunityMystiEpisode: "Heroic Origins"
2013Arrested DevelopmentJackieEpisode: "Borderline Personalities"
2013Drunk HistoryHerselfNarrator; episode: "San Francisco"
2013High School USA!Rachel Lewis (voice)Episode: "Adoption"
2013Comedy Central Roast of James FrancoHerself (roaster)Television special
2013BrickleberryEthel Anderson (voice)Main cast (season 2); 12 episodes
2013League, TheThe LeagueStand-up teacherEpisode: "The Bringer Show"
2013-present@midnightHerself4 episodes
2013Comedy Bang! Bang!Judy ElevenudaEpisode: "Andy Dick Wears a Black Suit Jacket & Skinny Tie"
2013–2014BetasBrenda3 episodes
2013–presentLucas Bros. Moving Co.Natasha (voice)Main cast
2013Key & PeeleWhite woman #2Episode: "The Power of Wings"
2013Birthday Boys, TheThe Birthday BoysSuperintendentEpisode: "Going All the Way"
2014–presentSuburgatoryNora3 episodes
Web
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Fire GuysBlack Ladder Team leaderEpisode 3
2012–2013Burning LoveHaley14 episodes
2012Escape My LifeSkylar Browning8 episodes
2013Ghost GhirlsSissyEpisode: "Hooker with a Heart of Ghoul"

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