Who is Andrea Savage?
American actress, screenwriter and comedian Andrea Kristen Savage was born in Santa Monica, California, United States on February 20, 1973, making Pisces her zodiac sign. She has appeared in 67 films and television series, and is perhaps best known for featured in all 20 episodes of the “I’m Sorry” series, which she also created. Olive Petrucci and Tom Everett Scott starred alongside Andrea in this comedy about the life of a wife, mother and actress, which aired from 2017 to 2019, and won a 2018 ReFrame stamp for television.
Andrea is currently filming for the upcoming film “Chosen Family”.
Education and early life
Andrea was raised in Santa Monica alongside her brother and sister, by their father Richard Savage and mother Sharon Lee (née Chrystle); she is rarely heard talking about her family in public, as she respects their privacy. Andrea is one-quarter Greek and three-quarters Ashkenazi Jew.
She became interested in acting after starring as Mame in her high school production of the musical “Mame”, based on the book by Robert Edwin Lee and Jerome Lawrence; she also enjoyed dancing and playing volleyball during her teenage years.
Andrea graduated in 1991, then enrolled at Cornell University, from which she obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1995; she then focused on acting, rather than pursuing a career in her field of study.
Andrea’s first film role was playing Gertie Fitzpatrick in the 1995 short-lived musical “Song of the Sea,” then spent the next 12 years focusing solely on television series.
Andrea’s next film role was playing Renee Jensen in the 2007 comedy “The Grand,” which starred Woody Harrelson and David Cross, and was written and directed by Zak Penn; it follows a group of people participating in a poker tournament. Some of Andrea’s next roles were in the 2008 comedy “Step Brothers”, the 2009 romantic comedy “I Love You, Beth Cooper” and the short comedy “Lashisse” also in 2009.
The year 2010 I saw her playing Robin in the comedy “Dinner for Schmucks”, which starred Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, and was directed by Jay Roach. It follows a rising executive who has just learned that his superiors are throwing a dinner party to celebrate the idiocy of their special guests – the film was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Steve Carell). Andrea could then have been seen appearing in the comedy “Life Happens” in 2011, and in 2012 the short comedy “Republicans, Get in My Vagina”, and the comedy “Rebounding”.
In 2014, she played Alyssa in the critically acclaimed drama “You’re Not You,” which starred Emmy Rossum and Hilary Swank, and was directed by George C. Wolfe. It follows a successful classical pianist who has now been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aka ALS) and the film has been nominated for a 2016 Jupiter Award for Best International Actress (Hilary Swank).
On the set of “You’re Not You” with Frances Fisher, Emmy Rossum and Andrea Savage. Inspirational ladies.
In 2017, Andrea portrayed Laura in the crime comedy “The House”, which starred Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell, and was written and directed by Andrew Jay Cohen. It follows a couple who opened an illegal casino at their friend’s house, and the film won a Golden Trailer Award for Best Comedy.
Some of Andrea’s most recent film roles have been in the animated sci-fi comedy “Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe” (voice role) and romantic comedy “Look Both Ways” in 2022, and romantic comedy “You People” in 2023.
Roles in television series
Andrea’s first role in the television series was playing Renata Vargas in 22 episodes (1996-1997) of the comedy “Sweet Valley High”, which starred Brittany Daniel and Cynthia Daniel, and was created by Josh Goldstein. It follows the lives of the Wakefield twins, the series aired from 1994 to 1998 and won one of its two nominations.
The following years saw Andrea appear in an episode of numerous series, such as the comedies “Suddenly Susan”, “Stark Raving Mad” and “Inside Schwartz”, and in 2004, she played Chelsea in the comedy “Significant Others”, alongside Herschel Bleefeld and Faith Salie; it follows the lives of several couples. Some of Andrea’s appearances in the rest of the decade were in the crime mystery “Cold Case”, the comedy “Dog Bites Man”, and another comedy “Stacked”.
In 2016 and 2017, she portrayed Vivian Stoll in six episodes of the hit crime comedy “iZombie,” which starred Rose McIver and Malcolm Goodwin, and was created by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright. It follows a female zombie as she helps the police solve cases; the series aired from 2015 to 2019 and won seven of the 28 awards it was nominated for.
Some of Andrea’s most recent roles in TV series have been in eight episodes of 2021’s animated adventure comedy “The Freak Brothers” (voice role), nine episodes of 2023’s crime drama “Tulsa King” and two episodes of 2023’s animated comedy “The Great North” (voice role), also.
Guys, I made a super wild left turn! So excited for this crazy adventure with these talented freaks @TheSlyStallone #TaylorSheridan #TerenceWinter (More info on the comedy soon too, I promise ) @tulsaking https://t.co/zN9WhfYhVd #lifeisfuckingcool
—Andrea Savage (@andreasavage) May 6, 2022
Andrea wrote and produced the 2006 comedy series “Dog Bites Man” and the 2009 comedy series “Funny or Die Presents…”
She received special thanks for the 2023 sports comedy “Champions,” which earned one of her three nominations.
Andrea’s comedy has performed with The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Ice House.
Some of his recent talk show appearances have been on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ and ‘CBS Mornings’.
Awards and nominations
Andrea was nominated for only one award: a 2015 Streamy for Best Ensemble Cast, for her performance and that of her castmates in “The Hotwives of Orlando.”
love life and husband
Andrea is hesitant to share details of her love life with her fans, but it is known that she is now married to American producer and manager Jeremy Plager.
The two exchanged vows in the 2000s, but managed to hide the exact wedding date from the media. Jeremy only recently became a producer, his debut having been the 2023 sports comedy “Champions”, while he is currently working on the upcoming films “Brother from Another Mother”, “Last Breath” and “Suncoast”. In 2009, Andrea gave birth to their daughter whose name remains unknown.
There’s only one other man Andrea has been with that her fans know about: In 2002 and 2003, she dated American actor and comedian Chris Hardwick.
Andrea has been married to Jeremy Plager since June 2023 and they have a daughter together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Andrea has revealed that her “I’m Sorry” series is autobiographical.
His maternal grandfather was from Greece.
Andrea spent a year in Seville, Spain; she is fluent in spanish.
She is very popular on Instagram, as almost 150,000 people follow her on the social network, while she has published more than 750 photos and videos; most of them taken during his daily life.
Andrea enjoys working with charities that aim to help underprivileged young people.
She has visited several African, European and Asian countries, and her favorite city to visit is Paris, France.
One of Andrea’s favorite actresses is Julia Roberts, and some of her favorite movies include ‘Wonder’, ‘Mirror Mirror’ and ‘Mona Lisa Smile’.
Size, eyes and wealth
Andrea is 50 years old. She has brown hair and eyes, is 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) tall and weighs approximately 54 kg (120 lb).
Andrea’s net worth was estimated at more than $4 million, in June 2023.
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