Comedienne born June 16, 1987, was the youngest female cast member on Saturday Night Live note
, and is the first SNL
cast member who is the child of a former cast member (see Generation Xerox
below). She also appeared in the movie No Strings Attached
, and lending her voice to the last couple of seasons of King of the Hill
After four years on SNL
(2008 to 2012), Abby Elliott announced that she wouldn't come back for another season. Elliott was the youngest female cast member on the show, but was only the youngest overall cast member until 2011, when Jay Pharoah (also born in 1987, but he was born in October, making Elliott older than Pharoah by four months). Currently, the youngest female cast member is Aidy Bryant, who was born a month before Abby Elliott and still
manages to be older than Jay Pharoah (only Bryant is older than Pharoah by five months).
- The Cast Showoff: Made use of her singing skills by playing pop stars (most notably Christina Aguilera, but she's played other pop singers too, like Melissa Etheridge, Ke$ha note , Katy Perry, K.D. Lang, Sarah McLachlan, and Jewel) on SNL. She had a recurring bit as Zooey Deschanel, and manages to mimic her voice rather successfully.
- Cute but Cacophonic: Her portrayals of Khloe Kardashian, Anna Faris, and Joan Cusack (especially Anna Faris, who sounds eerily like the real Faris, and Joan Cusack, who doesn't sound like Cusack at all).
- Generation Xerox: Her dad is Chris Elliott, from the short-lived FOX sitcom Get A Life. He also was a cast member on SNL during its 20th season, which, like seasons six and eleven, was despised by fans and critics for being bad (this makes Abby Elliot the first SNL cast member to be the child of another — and, now that she's left the show, the only child of a former SNL cast member to last longer on the show and have more fan appeal than the parent). Her grandfather is a famous comedian too and cameoed on a 1978 Christmas episode of SNL hosted by Elliott Gould, making Abby Elliott a third-generation SNL performer.