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Melissa Villaseñor

Melissa Villaseñor

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Season 8, Episode 5: Mexican Roots

Melissa Villaseñor is an actress, artist, musician and stand-up comedian. In 2021 she returns for her sixth season on “Saturday Night Live” where she has entertained viewers with her standout impressions of Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Melissa made her hosting debut for the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards, and in 2021, after her cross-country stand-up tour, California Girl, she filmed a comedy special for Netflix’s The Stand Ups, premiering late 2021. Previously Villaseñor was featured on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” and appeared in the feature film “Hubie Halloween,” as well as television shows “Barry” and “Crashing.” She has lent her voice to animated projects such as “Toy Story 4,” Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and in Disney+ upcoming “Kung Fu Panda.”

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Episode Guide

Finding Your Roots Season Eight

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families. Meet 21 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience. Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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