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Sasheer Zamata

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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• Was hit by a car while in college, and credits the accident with her decision to pursue happiness.

• Revived the University of Virginia's African-American theater troupe after it had been defunct for 10 years.

• Moved to New York City and started performing with Upright Citizens Brigade in 2009.

• Began her stint as a featured Saturday Night Live performer in January 2014.

• Is the sketch-comedy series' first black female cast member since 2007, when Maya Rudolph left the show.

• Repertoire of impersonations include Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks and Beyonce.