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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lead Man Andy Samberg: Seven Facts Surrounding His Marriage & Career

Shrijan Published On Wed Jan 29 2020   Modified On Thu Feb 06 2020
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lead Man Andy Samberg: Seven Facts Surrounding His Marriage & Career

There are perhaps only a few people who haven't heard of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and fewer still who haven't heard of Andy Samberg. He is a Golden Globe Award-winner for his work as Jake Peralta in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Here are seven facts about Andy Samberg:

7. Golden Globe Award-winning Lead of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Andy Samberg plays Jake Peralta in the police procedural comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The two-time Creative Arts Emmy Award-winning sitcom also has an ensemble cast that includes Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, and Chelsea Peretti, among others.  

The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Source: Radio Times

For his portrayal of Jake Peralta, Samberg was awarded the Golden Globe Award in the Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy category in 2014.

6. Father of Daughter with Wife Joanna Newsom

Andy Samberg is a self-professed superfan of the musician Joanna Newsom. They met when Samberg attended a concert in which Joanna was performing. Things gradually progressed to dating, and when Samberg proposed marriage in February 2013 after five years of dating, Joanna said "Yes!"

Andy Samberg with his wife, Joanna Newsom
Andy Samberg with his wife, Joanna Newsom
Source: Elite Daily

They got married on September 21, 2013, in a ceremony in Big Sur, California. Among the in-attendants was one Seth Meyers- of SNL fame. 

They were blessed with a daughter, born in August 2017. Secretive as they are, the name of their daughter has not been disclosed.

5. Debuted in the Big Screen with 2007's Hot Rod

Talk about making a big splash in your feature film debut!

Andy Samberg debuted on the silver screen as the lead, Rod Kimble, with the 2007 comedy movie, Hot Rod. 

Despite being panned by critics and bombing at the box-office, Samberg's performance solidified him as the next big thing in comedy and in acting.

4. Founding Member of the Comedy Troupe The Lonely Island

Before he became an established name in the industry, Samberg was an aspiring comedian cutting his teeth in the online comedy market with his friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. They eventually formed the comedy trio, The Lonely Island, of which Andy is still a member. 

The Lonely Island started uploading comedy sketches on YouTube around the time the platform blew up and gained an online cult following.

Their material was used in the sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live!, helping Andy get in a foot through the door. They also became a movie production agency and produced Samberg's debut movie, Hot Rod.

3. Had a Tenured Stint with Saturday Night Live!

For his work with The Lonely Island, Andy was offered a featured role in Saturday Night Live! 

His Lonely Island cohorts worked backstage as writers.

Andy Samberg's comedy skit on SNL! with Nicolas Cage
Andy Samberg's comedy skit on SNL! with Nicolas Cage

Andy worked for SNL for seven years before departing from the show in 2012 to work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

2. Voiced of "Baby" Brent McHale in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Jonathan "Johnny" Loughran in Hotel Transylvania

Andy Samberg has a distinct and very recognizable voice that makes him ideal for voice-over work.

His most notable voice work includes his role as "Baby" Brent McHale in the 2009 animated comedy movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. 

He also played Jonathan "Johnny" Loughran in the 2012 animated comedy movie, Hotel Transylvania.

1. Has a Net Worth of $16 Million

Andy Samberg's net worth is reported to be $16 million as of 2020. The comedian-turned-actor is most known as the lead on the police procedural comedy series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

He took home a Golden Globe for his part in the sitcom. His salary per episode for Brooklyn Nine-Nine was revealed to be $125k, which explains his whopping net worth.

Samberg is also a comedy movie staple, with appearances in movies like I Love You, Man, Grown Ups 2, Friends with Benefits, and Neighbors, to name a few.