Sasheer Zamata is an American actress, comedian, and writer popularly known as the former cast member on Saturday Night Live (from January 2014 to May 2017).
Likewise, as an actress, she has appeared in movies such as; Michelle Obama’s Breaking Point, Tyra Bank Exclusive 2010, Subway Rush, and White Powder amongst many.
Wiki: Age, Height & More
The talented actress Sasheer Zamata stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters). Her birth sign is Taurus.
She was born on 6 May 1986 with her real name Sasheer Moore. Her father, Ivory Steward, was a lieutenant in the Air Force. Likewise, her mother, Henry Moore, is from Indianapolis, Indiana.
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She attended Pike High School. Later in 2009, she graduated with a degree in drama from the University of Virginia.
Onscreen Boyfriend- The Weekend
In May 2019, Sasheer played a role in The Weekend, a romantic comedy movie directed by Stella Meghie.
Sasheer Zamata with onscreen boyfriend in the movie The Weekend (Photo: media.dream13.com)
In the film, she played a comedian, who ends up taking a weekend trip to her parent's bed-and-breakfast with her ex-boyfriend, Tone Bell.
Departure From SNL
Sasheer bid farewell from the comedy show Saturday Night Live in 2017 after the season finale of season 42. She left the show after receiving extensive criticism for the lack of ethnic diversity on the show because the cast was made up almost exclusively of white comedians. Sasheer, who embraces African ethnicity, was hired in the middle of the show.
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After the departure from the show, she was interviewed by the Associated Press, where she shared that the intense scrutiny surrounding lacked diversity and that her hiring was intimidating. In the interview, she also said:
The public attention surrounding her hiring] stressed me out. I kind of just stayed at home a lot. People knew too much. People would text me and be like, ‘What’s the process like?’ ‘What’s Lorne Michaels like?’ I was like, ‘This shouldn’t even be your business.'
Although she was appreciated for her skills and unique humor, her talents were greatly underutilized during her tenure on the show as she was rarely on the focal point of the show, unlike her fellow members Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the American actress has accumulated a total net worth of $1.5 Million.
Interesting Facts On Sasheer Zamata
- Sasheer is a great tattoo enthusiast; has five tattoos altogether. She has inked her hand with an image of a tiger, which was done by her little brother.
- She was born in the Tiger year.
- Her childhood crush is Patrick Stewart from Star Trek, The Next Generation.
- Five songs on the Sasheer's playlist are Redbone by Childish Gambino, Diva by Beyonce, Flawless by Beyonce, Fame by Kanye West, and Cute by Big Baby D.R.A.M.
- In 2015, Sasheer served as a celebrity ambassador to the American Civil Liberties Union.