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Michaela Watkins

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Michaela Suzanne Watkins (born December 14, 1971) is an American comedic actress best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2008–2009 and for her recurring role as Lucy in the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. She currently co-stars in the ABC comedy Trophy Wife. --- Watkins was born in Syracuse, New York, the daughter of Myrna and Mark Watkins. She is of Jewish heritage. She went to Jamesville-Dewitt -Moses-Dewitt Elementary School and Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Michaela is a graduate of Boston University, where she studied theater and acting. Watkins lived in Portland, Oregon from 1996–2000. She built a theatrical career there, appearing onstage with Portland Center Stage and the defunct improv group Toad City Productions. Subsequently she became active in Los Angeles Theatre for many years, taking on roles with Circle X Theatre and 2100 Square Feet. In November 2008, Watkins joined the cast of Saturday Night Live along with Abby Elliott. Watkins made her first major appearance on the show as Arianna Huffington on the November 22nd Weekend Update. Watkins remained on SNL as a featured player throughout the rest of the 2008-2009 season, up to the season finale on May 16, 2009. However while SNL was on summer hiatus, the news broke in early September 2009, that Watkins, along with fellow castmate Casey Wilson, were both to be let go from the show and would not be returning for the 2009-2010 season. In a statement, Watkins said: "I will say to you now, though, that I had a GREAT time there. Met some of the most truly talented and fantastic people, had the most exciting job and I honestly can say I don't have any regrets I can think of right now. Although it seems kinda crazy right now, this may shake out to make sense to everyone. Lorne isn't known for indulging in any lip-service and I feel very encouraged by his words last week. I'm working on something I'm very excited about now, so... the journey continues, and I feel so lucky I got to stop off at 30 Rock. It was awesome." --- Watkins is married to Fred Kramer, who is the executive director of the Jewish World Watch organization. They married in July 2013.

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Michaela Suzanne Watkins
December 14, 1971 (age 52)
Fred Kramer
Myrna Watkins, Mark Watkins
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