Melissa Villaseñor Biography
Melissa Anne Villaseñor is an American stand-up comedian, actress, impressionist, writer, musician, and artist. Anne gained famous for her stand-up shows and impressions after being employed as cast in the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live ahead of the show’s 42nd season in 2016. She then departed SNL at the end of the 47th season in 2022, after six seasons as a cast member.
Born and raised in Whittier, California, United States. Anne attended the Catholic Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, California. she started performing stand-up comedy at the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp in Hollywood at an age of 15. Melissa furthered her education at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California where she graduated with a degree. Villaseñor made a name for herself on America’s Got Talent season six after doing an impression and one of her most popular YouTube videos “Melissa Villasenor’s Impressions!” earned more than 1 million views after it was posted in January 2011.
Prior to this, she was part of the New Faces lineup at 2010 Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. Moreover, Melissa has worked for animated voice shows like Adventure Time, Family Guy, and TripTank. Besides that, she has appeared in the second season of HBO’s Crashing. In 2009, she went for an audition for the late-night sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live but she was not hired. She returned back in 2016 during the show’s 47th season of Saturday Night Live together with Mikey Day and Alex Moffat.
Villaseñor is the second Latina cast member after Noël Wells, who is a quarter Mexican, and the first Latina to be promoted to repertory status. She was promoted to the cast’s repertory players in season 44 in 2018. Villaseñor left the show at the end of the 47th season in 2022, after six years as a cast member. On top of that, Villaseñor was featured in a popular series comedian called Cars Getting Coffee. In October 2019, she released her debut album, Dreamer, a pop-punk/power pop-influenced work.
Apart from that, She is also an illustrator. Melissa hosted the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards, and voiced Robin in the radio drama podcast Batman: The Audio Adventures. Prior, Villaseñor helped Rob Cantor create his viral “29 Celebrity Impressions, to promote his album Not a Trampoline, in which she sings impressions of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Björk.
Melissa Villaseñor Age
How old is Mellisa Villasenor? Mellissa is 35 years old as of 2023. She was born on October 9, 1987, in Whittier, California, United States. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on October 9 every year.
Melissa Villaseñor Husband
Villaseñor has managed to hide her personal life from the limelight and seems to focus on her career. Therefore, it is unknown whether she is married or in a relationship.
Melissa Villaseñor Family
Villaseñor was born in Whittier, California, in Los Angeles County. She is the daughter of Mexican parents Guadalupe “Lupe” Peralta and Miguel “Michael” Humberto Villaseñor. Melissa is of Spanish, Basque, and indigenous Mexican descent, with roots in Jalisco and Aguascalientes, Mexico. She grew up in Tacoma, Washington, alongside her brother Andrew Villasenor, and a sister whose identity is undisclosed.
Melissa Villaseñor Net Worth
Melissa has an estimated net worth ranging between $ 1.5 million to $ 2 million dollars. She has attributed her wealth to her job as a stand-up comedian, actress, impressionist, writer, musician, and artist.