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Shasheer Zamata

Shasheer Zamata

Shasheer Zamata is featured in:

Season 6, Episode 3: Homecomings

Sasheer Zamata, comedian, actress and featured participant, is well known for spending four seasons on SNL. She is currently in Atlanta shooting the upcoming Comedy Central show ROBBIE opposite Rory Scovell and Beau Bridges. She also just wrapped the lead opposite Joe Keery in Eugene Kotlyarenko's independent feature SPREE. Recently, Sasheer starred in Stella Meghie's THE WEEKEND opposite Dewanda Wise, which went to TIFF, SXSW and Tribeca, and which will have a theatrical release later this year. Sasheer is also a well-known and widely respected stand-up comedian. She received improv and sketch training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and performs stand-up at colleges and clubs across the country. Additional TV credits include HISTORICAL ROASTS (Rosa Parks), CORPORATE, TRANSPARENT, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and PEOPLE OF EARTH, among many others. She’s told stories for THIS AMERICAN LIFE. She co-created and co-starred in the webseries PURSUIT OF SEXINESS, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety and was part of Glamour’s 7 Web Series We Can’t Stop Watching in 2015. She’s been listed in Cosmopolitan’s 13 Funny Women to Watch, Time Out New York’s Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC, Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn and Complex magazine’s Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now. She’s performed stand-up at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Vodafone Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Great American Comedy Festival and Women in Comedy Festival. She can be seen on the big screen in I FEEL PRETTY, YOGA HOSERS, SLEIGHT, THE OUTDOORSMAN and DEIDRE AND LANEY ROB A TRAIN. She’s done voiceovers for CALL OF DUTY, LUCAS BROS. MOVING CO. and ALBERT (Nickelodeon). She also serves as ACLU’s Celebrity Ambassador for Women’s Rights.

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Finding Your Roots Season Six

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