Cecily Strong, a 2006 graduate of California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, has been added to the regular cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” producers announced Monday.
Strong, who hails from Oak Park, Ill., graduated from CalArts with a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater before returning to Chicago where she was a member of the Second City National Touring Company.
She debuted on “SNL” in September and apparently made an impression, because the show offered her a contract as a regular cast member for its 38th season.
Joining her are two other Second City alums, Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson. The three replace Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, who have left the show.
In an “SNL” skit, Strong plays Paula Broadwell, the biographer of Gen. David Patraeus.
On the CalArts blog, 24700, faculty member Freddie Sharmini notes that several graduates of the School of Theater have prominent TV roles, among them Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (BFA ‘08), who recently starred in Lifetime’s remake of “Steel Magnolias”; Alison Brie (BFA ‘05), who appears in NBC’s “Community” and AMC’s “Mad Men”; Eliza Coupe (MFA ‘05) on ABC’s “Happy Endings”; Michael Cudlitz (BFA ‘90) – who appeared in HBO’s “Band of Brothers” – now on TNT’s “Southland”.
Also, Sharmini notes that Katey Sagal (’72) from “Married With Children” won a Golden Globe last year for her work in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California.
A majority of ballots counted as of Tuesday evening favored keeping the governor in office as county election officials across the state continued tallying ballots Tuesday night in the election to determine whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Reports of an aircraft crash landing at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic prompted a full response from law enforcement and first responders Tuesday, with initial reports indicating the plane’s occupants were not injured.
In an email sent to parents Tuesday morning, Hart High School Principal Jason d’Autremont called for an end to a destructive social media trend that involves students filming themselves “trashing” school bathrooms.
In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.