Andy Samberg is an American actor and comedian. He is part of the comedy musical trio The Lonely Island, who released four albums so far, with the most recent being the soundtrack to the movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), starred by Samberg himself. He’s also been part of the main cast for Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012 and to this day still makes appearances. He also stars in the comedy TV series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which has been renewed for a fourth season.
Samberg is Jewish but doesn’t seem to be too concerned with religious practice. Funnily enough, his grandfather was American Jewish Congress’s executive chair.
Andy is a huge fan of comedy and music, being no surprise those were the two areas he went to work on. His music taste is even what got he to eventually meet his now wife, after going to one of her concerts.
Samberg hasn’t directly talked about politics much, but his 2016 Emmy speech might give some indication to his political leanings. “Donald Trump, of course, is running for president, to the delight of uncles everywhere. But I’ve gotta say, sure, Donald Trump seems racist. (pause) What else?” Regarding Bernie Sanders, he said “Is it just me or does he always look like his flight is delayed? The guy’s a mess.” He made no comments about Clinton during his speech. The “racist” remark directed at Trump and the lighthearted Sanders joke seems to imply the comedian would rather vote Democrat, at least this time around.
First only a fan of her music, he went on to marry musician Joanna Newsom on September 21, 2013. Together they own at least two homes together, which indicates the couple is really committed to their relationship.
He got interested in comedy from a young age, after getting obsessed with SNL. But not everyone in his life was happy with his comedic inclinations, with teachers in school telling him his interest for comedy wouldn’t lead him anywhere. Can’t say they’ve been right so far.