Biography

Comedian-turned-actress Stephanie Courtney established herself as a performer within the framework of the famed Groundlings comedy troupe -- the same ensemble responsible for kick-starting the careers of such comedic geniuses as Jan Hooks, Phil Hartman, Will Ferrell, and scores of other Hollywood notables. It marked an auspicious beginning, and Courtney soon traveled the same route as many of her famous Groundlings predecessors, segueing into film roles alongside then-current and former Saturday Night Live cast members in such features as Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), The Brothers Solomon (2007), and Blades of Glory. The key difference is that unlike, say, Will Ferrell or Will Arnett, Courtney bypassed the SNL stage before taking her feature bow. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi