Andy Samberg Net Worth

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What is Andy Samberg Net Worth and Salary?

Andy Samberg is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician who has a net worth of $25 million. He is best known for his television acting work on Saturday Night Live and Brooklyn Nine Nine and for his work with the musical comedy troupe The Lonely Island.


Andy Samberg was born David AJ Samberg on August 18, 1978 in Berkeley, California. At the age of five, he told his parents that he wanted to change his name to Andy. He was raised Jewish, but he knows himself to be non-religious. His mother, Marjorie, is an elementary school teacher and his father, Joe, is a photographer. He has two sisters. He attended elementary school with Chelsea Peretti, who would later become his “Brooklyn Nine Nine” co-star.

As a child, he discovered “Saturday Night Live” and developed an obsession and passion for comedy. Samberg attended Willard High School in Berkeley, where he met future The Lonely Island collaborators Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. After graduating from Berkeley High School in 1996, Samberg attended the University of Santa Cruz for two years before transferring to the Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, where he majored in experimental film.

The Lonely Island

Andy’s career began in 2001 when he and his roommates formed a three-piece comedy band called The Lonely Island. The three had moved to Los Angeles together with the goal of becoming filmmakers, but struggled to find work. They named the group after the nickname they gave their apartment. They soon started making comedy shorts for their website and their digital shorts like “White Power”, “Regarding Andy” and “Awesometown” gained them notoriety.

The popularity of the videos eventually led to a writing job for the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, a gig that landed them their next jobs on Saturday Night Live. While still on SNL, they released their first studio album, “Incredibad” in February 2009. In the early 2010s, Schaffer, Taccone, and Samberg retired from SNL, but still make occasional cameos. They went on to release several albums: 2011’s Turtleneck & Chain, 2013’s The Wack Album, a soundtrack to 2016’s Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and 2019’s The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience, a Netflix special that was promoted as a “visual poem” to go along with a new rap album of the same name.

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Saturday Night Live and Beyond

Jimmy Fallon, who hosted the MTV Movie Awards the year Lonely Island was on the writing staff, recommended him to Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. All three members were each hired for a writing position, with Samberg also landing a job as a cast member. Their first episode aired on 1 October 2005. The trio recorded their own songs and sketches and sent them to the pitch team, bypassing the process of verbally presenting the skits. Although Samberg was not included in many live sketches in his first year, he was featured in commercial parodies and a number of other pre-recorded sketches. Three of the many viral videos the trio has produced for SNL include “Lazy Sunday,” a hip hop song about trying to see “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Dick in A Box,”

The following year, Samberg was cast in the lead role of Jake Peralta in the Fox (later NBC) comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a show he also produced. Samberg starred in Sleater-Kinney’s 2015 video for “No Cities to Love” alongside Fred Armisen, Norman Reedus and Ellen Page. He is also known for his hosting duties, which include the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 2015, and co-hosting the 76th edition of the Golden Globe Awards with Sandra Oh on January 6, 2019.


While starring in Brooklyn 99, Andy earned $125,000 per episode. As the show’s creator, he will likely earn tens of millions over his lifetime from the sale of the show’s 130+ episodes in syndication. For syndication, a show must be broadcast usually 100 episodes.

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Film career

Samberg’s first film role was in the 2007 film ‘Hot Rod’. After that, he won roles in ‘I Love You, Man’, ‘Friends With Benefits’ and appeared alongside Adam Sandler in ‘That’s My Boy’ . ” from 2012. He is also known for his voice work, which can be heard in the “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and “Hotel Transylvania” franchises. In 2016, Samberg produced, wrote and starred in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, a spoof comedy film directed by Schaffer and Taccone, which received mostly favorable reviews.


Samberg’s work has been nominated for Emmys, Teen Choice Awards, and People’s Choice Awards, among others. In 2014, Brooklyn Nine-Nine won a Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy. Samberg also won Golden Globe and People’s Choice Awards for Best Actor. His duet with Timberlake, “Dick in a Box” won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Music and Lyrics. “I’m on a Boat” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Rap/Sung Collection. In 2012, Samberg gave the Class Day speech at Harvard University.

Personal life

Samberg married musician Joanna Newsom in Big Sur, California on September 21, 2013. The two met at one of her concerts, as Samberg was a self-proclaimed “superfan”. They dated for five years before getting engaged in February 2013. SNL co-star Seth Meyers was a groomsman at their wedding. The two have a daughter, born in August 2017. The family lives primarily in Los Angeles and also has a home in New York City’s West Village. Their Los Angeles home was listed for $6.25 million in July 2014. It is located in the Beachwood Canyon area.

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