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Get to Know SNL's New Black Female Cast Member

After enduring lots of criticism for not having had any black female cast members for the last few years, Saturday Night Live has just added a new cast member: Sasheer Zamata. The New York-based comedian fits the bill, but there's much more to Zamata than just her physical description. Before she makes her debut on SNL's Jan. 18 return, get to know the show's newest personality.

She's From the Upright Citizens Brigade

Comedy troupe UCB has turned out famous alums (and former SNL cast members) Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz, so Zamata has a strong comedy foundation. Check her out in this UCB short, "How to Politely React to Your Friend's Terrible Engagement."

She's Appeared on Inside Amy Schumer

Zamata has had small roles on comedy sketch shows like Inside Amy Schumer — check her out in the skit "Urban Fitters."

She Has a Hilarious Web Series

Along with fellow comedian Nicole Byer, Zamata stars in the web series Pursuit of Sexiness. Watch them get sexy (sort of) on the subway.

Even Lena Dunham Is a Fan

And She's Extremely Active on Social Media

Zamata blogs, tweets, and populates her website with hilarious musings — just check out this, and note how obsessed with Beyoncé she is, too.

Source: Sasheer.com
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