Cecily Strong


Why I'm Involved

I like the idea of this show, because it humanizes climate change, and it makes it something that I can understand.

Cecily Strong

About Cecily Strong

Cecily Strong earned rave reviews for her Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” character “The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation with at a Party,” which Rolling Stone hailed as an “instant classic.” Her recurring character of a ditzy porn star-turned-aspiring-pitchwoman she plays alongside Vanessa Bayer also quickly became an audience favorite. Strong has co-hosted “Weekend Update” alongside both Seth Meyers and Colin Jost.

In Chicago, Strong improvised regularly at iO and served as an understudy for the Second City Main Stage and E.T.C. shows. She performed as a member of the Second City national touring company and has also appeared at the Chicago SketchFest, Chicago Just for Laughs, the New York Sketch Fest and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Strong was recently seen in “The Boss,” “Ghostbusters,” “The Bronze,” and “The Meddler.” Additionally, Strong headlined the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

Strong was raised in Oak Park, Ill., and has a BFA in theater from the California Institute of the Arts.

Cecily Strong joins YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY season 2 as the correspondent for “Blocking the Sun.”