|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Profession||United States of America|
|Date of Birth||Feb 8, 1984 (38 years old)|
Cecily Strong Net Worth:
What is the net worth of Cecily Strong?
American actress, comedian, writer, and producer Cecily Strong has a net worth of $4 million. Strong is best known as a member of the cast of the NBC sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” (2012–present). In 2021, Cecily portrayed Melissa Gimble on the Apple TV+ musical comedy series “Schmigadoon!” and also executive produced the series. She has appeared in the films “Staten Island Summer” (2015), “The Boss” (2016), and “Ghostbusters” (2016), as well as the animated television series “The Awesomes” (2013–2015), “The Simpsons” (2018), and “Nature Cat” (2018). Cecily hosted the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner and released “This Will All Be Over Soon” in 2021.
Cecily Strong was born in Springfield, Illinois on February 8, 1984 as Cecily Legler Strong. She was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, by her parents, Penelope and Bill (a former Associated Press bureau chief). Cecily’s parents are divorced; Penelope is a nurse practitioner, and Bill is the owner of a public relations agency. As a youngster, Strong and a friend played out routines from “Saturday Night Live” and regularly saw a video of the show’s finest ads. Due to her uncle’s profession as a Broadway producer, she frequently saw Broadway performances as a child and occasionally met the casts. Cecily was expelled from Oak Park and River Forest High School during her sophomore year for taking cannabis onto school property. She attended a private Catholic school until her final year, when she switched to the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Strong enrolled in the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre in 2006. She subsequently relocated to Chicago and received training at iO Chicago and the Second City Conservatory. Cecily made her television debut as a preteen in the 1996 documentary “Reflections from the Heart of a Child.”
Strong performed at various festivals, including Chicago Just for Laughs, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the New York Sketchfest. In 2012, she starred in the short film “How to Sponsor a Uterus” and became a featured player on “Saturday Night Live.” The next season, Cecily became a full cast member and co-anchored “Weekend Update” with Seth Meyers and, eventually, Colin Jost. In September 2014, she was replaced by Michael Che on “Weekend Update,” in part because she wanted to focus on performing sketches. Strong has impersonated celebrities and political personalities such as Judge Jeanine Pirro, Melania Trump, Rachel Maddow, Kate Middleton, Liz Cheney, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Liza Minnelli on “Saturday Night Live.”
Cecily featured in “The Bronze,” “Slow Learners,” and “The Meddler” in 2015, and she also hosted the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She also starred in the 2015 comedy “Staten Island Summer,” written by Colin Jost and starring former “Saturday Night Live” cast members Bobby Moynihan, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, and Mike O’Brien. In 2016, she appeared alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones in “The Boss” and “Ghostbusters,” respectively. Strong also appeared as a guest star on “Angie Tribeca,” “Netflix Presents: The Characters,” “Superstore,” “Maya & Marty,” and “Scream Queens” in 2016, with “Man Seeking Woman,” “Detroiters,” and “Great News” following in 2017. In 2019, she guest-starred on “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson” and served as a guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” In 2021, Cecily featured as Melissa Gimble on “Schmigadoon!” opposite Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, and Aaron Tveit. She also appeared on the HBO Max series “That Damn Michael Che” in 2021. Strong will feature in a production of Jane Wagner’s “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” at The Griffin Theater in Manhattan, it was announced in October 2021.
Salary for “Saturday Night Live”
There are typically 21 episodes of “SNL” every season. Cast members in their first year get $7,000 each episode, or $147,000 per season. Cast members in their second year get $8,000 per episode, or $168,000 per season. A cast member who has reached their fifth season earns $15,000 every episode, or $315,000 per season. The highest possible wage at “SNL” is reserved for those who have been there the longest or are the most vital to the program. They get $25,000 every episode, totaling $525,000 annually. Due to her duration, it is probable that Cecily is in this upper income tier.
Cecily was close to her younger cousin, Owen Strong, who passed suddenly in January 2020 due to brain cancer. She discussed the grieving process for Owen’s death in an April 2020 piece for “Vulture” and in her 2021 book “This Will All Be Over Soon.” At Owen’s funeral ceremony, Strong delivered a lovely eulogy in which she referred to him as her hero and claimed that although he was battling cancer, he showed his family and friends how to fight, smile, and “remain full of love.” In both the essay and the book, Cecily discussed her 2019 relationship with Jack, whom she met at a Christmas party. Jack contracted COVID-19 early in the epidemic, and Strong documented her emotions at the time “I am terrified of Jack. I’m quite terrified. He has had a severe fever for the past week. Yesterday, he did not answer his phone. A medical buddy of mine proposes a police welfare check via text message. I have suffered from anxiety and sadness since my high school years. I take Wellbutrin. I’ve attended treatment for years. I take Xanax as necessary. Currently, mental health is in a dire state.” In November 2021, Cecily appeared on “Weekend Update” as Goober the Clown to speak out against Texas’ “heartbeat bill,” which would restrict abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. She was motivated by her own abortion experience. In a subsequent Instagram post, Strong said, “I didn’t tell my own amazing and loving mother for years, but on Saturday I did so on live television.”
Honors and Candidatures
In 2020 and 2021, Strong received nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “Saturday Night Live.” In addition, the program has garnered her a nomination for the Gold Derby Award for Comedy Supporting Actress (2021) and three nominations for the Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Female Performance in a Fiction Program (2014) and Best Female Performance in a Variety Program (2014). (2019 and 2020). “Schmigadoon!” has been nominated for the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Grammy in 2022.
According to a 2018 story in “People” magazine, Cecily spends the majority of the year in New York City, where she resides in an apartment with “a bed in the kitchen.” She also has a house in Los Angeles. In the spring of 2018, she moved into her newly renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom home, which she had renovated with the assistance of designer Nicole Palczynski.