Who is Cheri Oteri? Everything you need to know – citiMuzik

Cheri Oteri catapulted to stardom in the 1990s when she joined the regular comedy cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL). During her remarkable five-year run on SNL, Cheri gained a loyal fan base through her uncanny celebrity impressions, including notables like Ross Perot and Debbie Reynolds.

Cheri Oteri Profile Summary
Full name Cheryl Ann Oteri
Old 61 years
birth date September 19, 1962
Place of birth Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
ancestry Italian
nationality American
Height 5 feet 2 inches
Weight 52 kilograms
Father Gaetano Thomas Oteri
Mother Patricia Breen Oteri
Siblings Denise, Brian and Tommy Jr.
Profession Actress, comedian, impressionist

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Early life and educational background

Cheri was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in September 1962 and grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Interestingly, Upper Darby is also the hometown of her SNL castmate Tina Fey.

She attended Archbishop Prendergast High School, where she spent her school years with her siblings Denise, Brian and Tommy Junior. At the age of 25, Cheri moved to Los Angeles, where she took on the role of promotional coordinator at A&M Records.

Cheri Oteri’s career

After arriving in Los Angeles at the age of 25, Oteri began a four-year journey at A&M Records. She then became part of the respected comedy ensemble The Groundlings. It was in 1995 that Saturday Night Live (SNL) producers attended one of the Groundlings’ performances, initially with the aim of auditioning their castmate Chris Kattan.

During one of Kattan’s costume changes, Oteri seized the moment and delivered a captivating monologue that caught the attention of SNL producers. This impromptu performance earned her an invitation to audition for SNL alongside Kattan and another Groundling, Will Ferrell.

In September 1995, she officially joined SNL as a cast member, becoming part of an almost entirely new cast assembled to revitalize the show after the difficult 1994–1995 season.

Cheri was also an impression celebrity

Celebrities Oteri has portrayed:

  1. Alanis Morissette
  2. Barbara Walters
  3. Cyndi Lauper
  4. Mariah Carey
  5. Marla Maples
  6. Debbie Reynolds
  7. Jennifer Lopez
  8. Ross Perot
  9. Jennifer Tilly
  10. Paula Jones
  11. Tori spelling
  12. Melanie Chisholm
  13. Robin Byrd
  14. Jessica Simpson
  15. Jennifer Aniston
  16. Fran Drescher
  17. Amy Fisher
  18. Downtown by Julie Brown
  19. Kristin Davis
  20. Lacey Chabert
  21. Marisa Tomei
  22. Katie Couric
Filmography and television


Year title role Remarks
1997 Liar liar Jane
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Air Stewardess Uncredited
1998 Little soldiers Globotech telephone operator Uncredited
1999 Inspector Gadget Mayor Wilson
2000 Love & Sex Maria
Curled innocence Molly
Scary movie Gail Hailstorm
2003 Sol Goode Bernadette Best
Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd Ms. Heller
2004 Survive Eden Maria Villanova
2005 Smile Linda
2006 Southland Stories Zora Charmichaels
park Claire
The ant tyrant Doreen Nickle (voice)
2007 Shrek the third Sleeping Beauty / Actress (voices)
2008 surveillance mummy
Private Valentine: Blonde and dangerous Private jet
2011 And they are gone Dee
2012 Bad parents Melissa
2013 Adults 2 penny
2014 Wishes and hopes Sister Dymphna
2017 F the prom Christine Datner
2019 Benjamin Clarice
Drama-drama Miss Macy
2022 Outside of the house Janet TV movie
Give or take Patty King


Year title role Remarks
1995-2000 Saturday Night Live Different Main cast
1997-1999 Just shoot me! Cindy 2 episodes
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
1998 Hercules Princess Lavina (voice) Episode: “Hercules and the Jilt Trip”
2000 Strangers with candy Hillary Episode: “The Last Temptation of Blank”
2001 Ally McBeal Melissa Episode: “Cloudy Skies, Chance for a Parade”
2002 Curb your enthusiasm Martine Episode: “The Nanny from Hell”
2003 With you in spirit Montana TV movie
2005 Stephen’s life Director Ainsley TV movie
2008 Boston Legal Martha Headly Episode: “Kill, Baby, Kill”
2008-2010 The Life and Times of Tim Blobsnark 2 episodes
2008-2012 Easy to assemble Gigi 4 episodes
2009 Sit down, shut up Helen Klench / Parrot (voices) 13 episodes
2010 Glory Daze Joel’s mother Episode: “Pilot”
Glenn Martin, DDS Kristy Episode: “Camp”
2012 Dan vs. Honey O’Houlihan (voice) Episode: “The Cat Burglar”
The new normal Carla 2 episodes
2012 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Guest judge 1 episode
2013 Jessie Ms. Falkenberg Episode: “The Plague of the Teacher”
Christmas in Conway Gayle Matthews TV movie
2014 Hot in Cleveland Dr. Deb Episode: “Evil George Clooney”
2014-2016 The 7D Gingersnaps (voice) 2 episodes
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Madeline Ferrari Episode: “Strange Al Yankovic Wears a Different Hawaiian Shirt”
Miles from Tomorrowland Dibblex (voice) Episode: “Unexpected Ally/Skyrise”
The HOA Montana Molone TV movie
Not safe for work Misty Ridgeport
2016 Bad Internet The Rachel Episode: “Which of the ‘Friends’ Are You?”
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Pauline Pappernacky 2 episodes
2016-2017 The rather strange parents Connie Carmichael (voice) 5 episodes
2016 Scream Queens Sheila Baumgartner Episode: “Handidates”
2016 Those who can’t Cathy Goodman 7 episodes
2017-2023 Doggy friends Esther / Mouse (voices) 62 episodes
2017 Bunsen is a beast Miss Flapp (voice) 11 episodes
2018 9JKL Patty Episode: “Stalker Status”
2018 Animals Nurse Deb (voice) Episode: “Dogs”
2019 Crazy ex-girlfriend Connie Episode: “I Find My Happiness”
2019-2021 Big city greens Gwendolyn Zapp (voice) 5 episodes
2019 New Year’s Eve Live Barbara Walters
2020 The Boss Baby: Back in business Multi-Multi-Task CEO Baby (voice) Episode: “Halloween”
2021-2022 Inside Job Dupli-Kate (voice)
2021 Scooby-Doo, where are you now!
Cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic enhancement procedures are becoming increasingly common in the entertainment industry these days, and Cheri Oteri is among the celebrities who have opted for such treatments.

Over time, she has undergone various procedures to maintain her youthful appearance. In fact, her transformation is so significant that some of her longtime fans from her SNL days may have trouble recognizing her today.

This change could contribute to her being less visible in on-screen roles, as she has switched predominantly to dubbing in many of her recent projects.


DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: devancole@dailynationtoday.com.

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