Sasheer Zamata has made an impact on the Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast and staff ever since she made history by becoming the first black woman hired on the show in 2014 following Maya Rudolph’s departure after the 33rd season in 2007.
The comedic actress has gained a large following thanks to her impersonations of a wide range of famous women posted on her YouTube channel, in addition to her stellar work on Saturday Night Live. She decided to leave the show on May 20, 2017, and several theories as to why have since surfaced in the media. To find out more about this actress, read the article below.
Who is Sasheer Zamata and when did she first debut?
The alien flower-like crystal from the Star Trek episode By Any Other Name inspired the name of the former Saturday Night Live (SNL) star. She was born on May 6, 1986, in Indianapolis to her mother, Ivory steward, and father, Henry Moore. Her dad is an Air Force lieutenant colonel. She holds an American Nationality yet comes from African American ancestry.
She earned her BA in the arts from the University of Virginia. During her days in college, she was amongst the first pioneers of the school’s long-form improv comedy ensemble known as Amuse Bouche. Also, she had various roles in the Disney College program during those days.
Zamata joined the Upright Citizens Brigade in 2009 after making waves in academia and she immediately distinguished herself. After that she received a role in the ABC News series, Primetime: Would You Fall for That? She has had roles in the MTV series Hey Girl and the sketch show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Inside Amy Schumer. Subsequently, she graced her audience with her outstanding performances on the web series; Pursuit of S*xiness. Sasheer Zamata has also made famous appearing in a sketch for the College Humor.
In addition to her success on SNL, Sasheer Zamata has amassed a sizable fan base because of her impersonations of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and other well-known women on her youtube channel. She has impersonated various celebrities including the popular hip-hop artist Rihanna on one of the programs hosted by the musician Drake. Many people noticed her after that performance and promoted her to repertory player.
More so, she has acted in a few movies where she played behind the scene and voiced in them. It was her alluring voice that was featured in the film Zombie Mode from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2017).
As a producer and writer, Zamata has written and acted in numerous short films including Beyonce As A Mommy (2011), Tyra Banks Exclusive (2010), Subway Rush (2011), White Powder (2012), Black Superheroes (2013), UCB Comedy Originals (2013), Tie (2013), Michelle Obama’s Breaking Point (2009), Best Buy Real Home Theater Experience, Fodder, Storytime (2013), The Crumb of It (2014), The Jay Z Story (2015) and Sleight (2016) to mention a few. Pursuit of S*xiness, her short film on YouTube, was one of the most popular Web Series of 2013.
Sasheer Zamata made waves on SNL since her enlistment in 2014, but she abruptly quit the show on May 2 without saying goodbye to her fans. A lot of controversies have been created when she departed the show. She reportedly underperformed on the show and was replaced with Leslie Jones.
The comedic actress hasn’t won many honors for her work, but she was at the top of her game during her career and was appointed an ACLU celebrity advocate in 2015. (ACLU). After receiving the award, she became involved in the Women’s Rights Initiative. She is currently featured as the main character in the NBC comedy series So Close. With Tone Bell and Dewanda Wise, she is set to appear in The Weekend, a film set for release in 2019.
Sasheer’s Relationships with Boyfriends and Husbands
Unarguably, Sassheer Zamata’s beauty is one to behold. She is dark-skinned with an hourglass form. Since her rise to fame, she has managed to keep her private life just that: private. Not only has she not been seen with anyone of the opposite s*x but she hasn’t even been associated with any one of the same s*x either.
Despite these, rumors surfaced last year suggesting the black actress had a previous marriage to a white man. Whether this is a reality or hearsay is unknown to us. She’s also hinted that she might be actually single in social media posts.
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