Birthday: Dec 14, Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA Although many comedy stars were launched from "Saturday Night Live," Michaela Watkins is a rare example of an actress and comedian whose best work came after she was fired from her short tenure on the show. She was let go after only a season on SNL, and then went on to work steadily in both film and television before landing a co-starring role on the sitcom Michaela Watkins Wife.
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After graduating from Boston University, Watkins worked in regional theater, primarily in the Pacific Northwest, before moving to Los Angeles. Her first film role came in the indie comedy-drama "Inconceivable"an ensemble work about couples having fertility issues.
While in Los Angeles, Watkins began studying with the storied improv comedy troupe The Groundlings and worked regularly in local theater. During this era, she made occasional appearances in guest roles on TV series ranging from the procedural drama "Without A Trace" CBS to the raucous family sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle" Fox Inshe made her first tentative step into regular TV work, shooting a pilot for an American adaptation of the popular Michaela Watkins sketch comedy series "Man Stroke Woman" BBC Threebut the Michaela Watkins was not picked up.
Later that year, she was hired for the 34th season of "Saturday Night Live" NBC as a new addition to the Michaela Watkins junior Featured Players rotation, alongside third-generation comedian Abby Elliott.
Her first major movie role came in the hit romantic comedy "The Back-Up Plan"in which she played the sardonic friend of main character Zoe Jennifer Lopez. This was followed by a Michaela Watkins role in the ensemble comedy "Wanderlust" starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston and written and directed by comedy veteran David Wain. Highest rated movies.