Who is Andrea Savage?
American actress, screenwriter and comedienne Andrea Kristen Savage, was born in Santa Monica, California USA, on 20 February 1973, making Pisces her zodiac sign. She’s appeared in 67 movies and TV series, and is perhaps known best for starring in all 20 episodes of the series “I’m Sorry”, which she also created. Olive Petrucci and Tom Everett Scott starred alongside Andrea in this comedy about the life of a wife, mother and comedienne, which aired from 2017 through 2019, and won a 2018 ReFrame Stamp for Television.
Andrea’s currently shooting for the upcoming movie “Chosen Family”.
Education and early life
Andrea was raised in Santa Monica alongside her brother and sister, by their father Richard Savage and mother Sharon Lee (nee Chrystle); she can rarely be heard speaking about her family in public, because she respects their privacy. Andrea’s one quarter Greek and three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish.
She became interested in acting after starring as Mame in her high school’s production of the musical “Mame”, based on the book by Robert Edwin Lee and Jerome Lawrence; she was also into dancing and playing volleyball during her teenage years.
Andrea matriculated in 1991, and then enrolled at Cornell University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in political science in 1995; she then focused on acting, rather than pursuing a career in her field of studies.
Roles in movies
Andrea’s debut film role was playing Gertie Fitzpatrick in the 1995 short musical “Song of the Sea”, then spent the following 12 years focused on appearing solely in TV series.
Andrea’s following film role was playing Renee Jensen in the 2007 comedy “The Grand”, which starred Woody Harrelson and David Cross, and was written and directed by Zak Penn; it follows a group of people competing in a poker tournament. Some of Andrea’s following roles were in the 2008 comedy “Step Brothers”, the 2009 romantic comedy “I Love You, Beth Cooper” and the short comedy “Lashisse” also in 2009.
The year 2010 saw her play Robin in the comedy “Dinner for Schmucks”, which starred Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, and was directed by Jay Roach. It follows a rising executive who’s just learned that his superiors are hosting a dinner in celebration of their special guests’ idiocy – the movie was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Steve Carell). Andrea could then have been seen appearing in the 2011 comedy “Life Happens, and in 2012 the short comedy “Republicans, Get in My Vagina”, and the comedy “Rebounding”.
In 2014, she played Alyssa in the critically acclaimed drama “You’re Not You”, which starred Emmy Rossum and Hilary Swank, and was directed by George C. Wolfe. It follows a successful classical pianist who’s now been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aka ALS) and the movie was nominated for a 2016 Jupiter Award for Best International Actress (Hilary Swank).
On the set of "You're Not You" with Frances Fisher, Emmy Rossum, and Andrea Savage. Inspiring ladies.
In 2017, Andrea portrayed Laura in the crime comedy “The House”, which starred Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell, and was written and directed by Andrew Jay Cohen. It follows a couple who’ve started an illegal casino at their friend’s house, and the film won a Golden Trailer Award for Best Comedy.
Some of Andrea’s most recent film roles have been in the animated science fiction comedy “Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe” (voice role) and the romantic comedy “Look Both Ways” both in 2022, and the romantic comedy “You People” in 2023.
Roles in TV series
Andrea’s debut TV series role was playing Renata Vargas in 22 episodes (1996-1997) of the comedy “Sweet Valley High”, which starred Brittany Daniel and Cynthia Daniel, and was created by Josh Goldstein. It follows the lives of Wakefield twins, the series aired from 1994 through 1998, and won one of its two award nominations.
The following years saw Andrea make an appearance in an episode of many series, such as the comedies “Suddenly Susan”, “Stark Raving Mad” and “Inside Schwartz”, and in 2004, she played Chelsea in the comedy “Significant Others”, starring alongside Herschel Bleefeld and Faith Salie; it follows the lives of several couples. Some of Andrea’s appearances in the remainder of the decade were in the crime mystery “Cold Case”, the comedy “Dog Bites Man” and another comedy “Stacked”.
In 2016 and 2017, she portrayed Vivian Stoll in six episodes of the hit crime comedy “iZombie”, which starred Rose McIver and Malcolm Goodwin, and was created by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright. It follows a zombie woman as she’s helping the police solve cases; the series aired from 2015 through 2019, and won seven of the 28 awards for which it was nominated.
Some of Andrea’s most recent TV series roles have been in eight episodes of the 2021 animated adventure comedy “The Freak Brothers” (voice role), nine episodes of the 2023 crime drama “Tulsa King” and two episodes of the animated comedy “The Great North” (voice role), also in 2023.
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— Andrea Savage (@andreasavage) May 6, 2022
Andrea wrote and produced the 2006 comedy series “Dog Bites Man”, and the 2009 comedy series “Funny or Die Presents…”
She received special thanks for the 2023 sports comedy movie “Champions”, which has won one of its three award nominations.
Andrea’s performed comedy with The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Ice House.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Drew Barrymore Show”, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “CBS Mornings”.
Awards and nominations
Andrea’s been nominated for only a single award: a 2015 Streamy for Best Ensemble Cast, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “The Hotwives of Orlando”.
Love life and husband
Andrea shies away from sharing the details of her love life with her fans, but it’s known that she’s today married to American producer and manager Jeremy Plager.
The two exchanged vows sometime in the 2000s, but have been successful at keeping the exact date of the wedding hidden from media; Jeremy’s only recently become a film producer, with his debut having been the 2023 sports comedy “Champions”, while he’s currently working on the upcoming movies “Brother from Another Mother”, “Last Breath” and “Suncoast”. In 2009, Andrea gave birth to their daughter whose name remains undisclosed.
There’s only one other man whom Andrea’s been with, that her fans know about: in 2002 and 2003, she dated American actor and comedian Chris Hardwick.
Andrea’s married to Jeremy Plager as of June 2023, and they have a daughter together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Andrea’s revealed that her series “I’m Sorry” is autobiographical.
Her maternal grandfather was from Greece.
Andrea once spent a year living in Seville, Spain; she’s fluent in Spanish.
She’s quite popular on Instagram, as nearly 150,000 people are following her on the social media network, while she’s posted more than 750 pictures and videos; most of these taken during her everyday life.
Andrea enjoys working with charity organizations which aim to help underprivileged youth.
She’s been to a number of African, European and Asian countries, and her favorite city to visit is Paris, France.
One of Andrea’s favorite actresses is Julia Roberts, and some of her favorite movies include “Wonder”, “Mirror Mirror” and “Mona Lisa Smile”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Andrea’s age is 50. She has brown hair and eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 120lbs (54kgs).
Andrea’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of June 2023.