Since setting the record as the first black woman to be employed on the Saturday Night Live (SNL) show in 2014 after Maya Rudolph left the show’s 33rd season in 2007, Sasheer Zamata has made a difference with the crew. Apart from her remarkable performances on SNL, the comic actress has gathered a lot of fans impersonating most female celebrated persons on her YouTube channel. On May 20, 2017, she opted out of the show and a lot of whys have popped up the media. To find out more about this actress, read the article below.
Who is Sasheer Zamata of SNL?
The former Saturday Night Live (SNL) star was named after the alien flower-like crystal shown in the Star Trek episode; By Any Other Name. She was born on May 6, 1986, in Indianapolis to mother, Ivory steward, and father, Henry Moore. Her father works as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. She holds an American Nationality but is from an African American heritage.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of Virginia. During her days at college, she was amongst the first pioneers of the school’s long-form improv comedy troupe known as Amuse Bouche. Also, she played several roles in the Disney College program during those days.
After making history during her days at college, Zamata joined the Upright Citizens Brigade in 2009 and like always, she stood out amongst her peers. After that, she landed a role in the ABC News series, Primetime: Would You Fall for That? She was also cast on the MTV series, Hey Girl and later featured in the sketches; 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 Sexiness. Sasheer Zamata has also made fame appearing on a sketch for the College Humor.
Apart from gaining prominence on the SNL show, Zamata has gone ahead to create a large audience on her youtube channel where she impersonates the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, and a lot more female celebrated persons. Amongst her many performances on impersonation, her display impersonating the famous hip-hop singer Rihanna was done on one of the shows the rapper Drake hosted. That display was acknowledged by many and she was also promoted to be a repertory player.
More so, she has acted in a few movies where she played behind the scene and voiced in them. Her sweet enticing voice could be heard in the movie; Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Zombie Mode (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. Her short movie on YouTube; Pursuit of Sexiness aired from 2013 until 2015 topped as one of the top Web Series in 2013.
After making head waves on the SNL show since her recruitment in 2014, Sasheer Zamata left the show without saying byes to her fans on the 2nd of May 2014. A lot of controversies have been raised after she left the show. Records say that she didn’t leave up to expectations on the show and lost her role to Leslie Jones.
The comic actress is not one who has received a lot of awards because of her performances on set but she was at her best while in the industry and in 2015, she was named as a celebrity ambassador for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). After she was honored, she joined the Women’s Rights Project. Currently, she plays a lead role in the NBC Comedy series, So Close. Come 2019, she is billed to play a role in the upcoming movie, The Weekend alongside Tone Bell and Dewanda Wise.
Family Life – The Boyfriend or Husband
Unarguably, Sassheer Zamata’s beauty is one to behold. She is dark skinned with an hourglass shape. Ever since she gained fame, she has succeeded in keeping her personal life private. Also, she has neither been linked or spotted with the opposite sex or with the same sex. Irrespective of these, sometime last year, it was rumored that the black-skinned actress was once married to a white guy. We do not know how true it is whether be it rumor or a fact. She has also gone ahead to make comments on her social media platform that insinuates that she may be truly single.