Oak Park native Cecily Strong makes debut on 38th premiere episode of Saturday Night Live

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By Graham Johnston

Oak Park native Cecily Strong made her debut appearance as a member of the cast of Saturday Night Live. She appeared on the "Weekend Update" segment as Get-Out-The-Vote Volunteer Mimi Morales. Her character had a difficult time being interviewed by Weekend Update host Seth Meyers because she was constantly being interrupted by her overly touchy Dominican boyfriend.

She also appeared in a new cast member video with Kenan Thompson where the pair struggled to come up with a comedy bit on short notice.

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John Butch Murtagh from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: September 18th, 2012 10:23 PM

Cecily was an exceptional breath of fresh air for a troop that was getting a bit stale. Great smile that gave me a chuckle before the bit started. Was amazed with her poise on the first appearance on SNL.


Posted: September 18th, 2012 12:49 AM

She did go to OPRF. I believe class of 2002, but I think she might have graduated early.

Violet Aura  

Posted: September 17th, 2012 8:46 PM

I thought she was great! From what I read, she is adept at accents. Does anyone know whether she went to OPRF and if so, when? I haven't been able to find that out.

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