Natasha Leggero is a renowned American comedian who passed through a series of life challenges before making it to the list of famous female entertainers. From working at a grocery store to delivering newspaper and many more menial jobs to survive, she still got the best of education and ventured into showbiz that brought her to the spotlight.
Aside comedy, she is an actress, a writer, and television personality, known for her role in MTV’s reality show titled The 70s House. Read on to learn how she made it into her glory land, who her husband is and other interesting facts.
Natasha Leggero Bio and Age
March 26, 1974, saw the birth of Natasha Leggero in Rockford, Illinois, the United States, into a devout Roman Catholic family. She has mixed Italian-Swedish descent backed with a DNA affirmed test of 6% Sub-Saharan African ancestry in her bloodline.
Born into a conventional middle-class family without a silver spoon, her father sold used cars while her mother worked as a bookkeeper in a locksmith shop, they divorced before Natasha grew into a full-fledged lady. Thus, without a catering father around, she started working early to fend for herself. Some of the jobs she did include; mowing of lawns, working at a grocery store, she also distributed newspapers and worked in a catering place outfit.
Circumstances of life didn’t keep her eyes away from her destiny. At the young age of 10, she had started performing in plays in Chicago. She attended Rockford East High School before going to Illinois State University (I.S.U). While in I.S.U, she attended an audition for the Stella Adler Conservatory in Chicago, an acting school founded by the legendary Stella Adler. Natasha was successful and got accepted into the theatre program. She was with the school for 2 years and acquired more knowledge.
Still not satisfied with the level of knowledge already acquired, she proceeded to attend Hunter College where she bagged a B.A in Theatre Criticism in the year 2000 before finally relocating to Los Angeles.
While it is on record that Natasha Leggero started performing at age 10, she, alongside Tom Lennon and Ben Garant, shot an unaired pilot titled The Strip for NBC from 911! She, alongside Andy Kindler and Greg Giraldo, came through as judges on the 2010 season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing which was hosted by Craig Robinson. In the NBC’s 2011 sitcom titled Free Agents, she played Emma and anchored The Lavender Hour with Duncan Trussell as the co-host from 2000 to January of 2012.
Additionally, she voiced Callie Maggotbone on the animated series titled Ugly Americans from 2010 to 2012, she would also feature on the 2012 NBC’s Are You There, Chelsea? where she played the role of Nikki. In the web series titled Burning love, she played the role of sex-obsessed Haley. In the year 2013, in a Television series on Comedy central known as Drunk History, she appeared in one episode.
Known for her observational brand of comedy, where she would often make a satiric comment on social issues with special attention on celebrity, class, and culture, she has appeared in several comedy shows. In August of 2015, Live at Bimbo’s, her own Comedy Central stand-up special hit the airwaves. It was originally titled Diamond Pussy. She, alongside Riki Lindhome, created yet another Comedy Central known as Another Period in which they starred in and premiered on June 23, 2015. It ran for three seasons.
Since her breakthrough in the early 2000s, the Rockford-born entertainer has secured her position in the entertainment industry, going from strength to strength but not without controversies. With well over 60 film and television works, as well as web series to her credit, she has been smiling to the bank and won’t stop anytime soon. Her Net worth is estimated at $2 million.
What to know about her Husband
Natasha Leggero is a proud wife and mother; she is married to a fellow comedian named Moshe Kasher. They dated briefly before tying the knot on October 11, 2015.
Kasher was born Mark Moshe Kasher on July 6, 1,979 in Queens, New York. He is an American stand-up comedian who also extends his craft to writing, and acting. He went to the University of California, Santa Barbara where he graduated with a degree in Religious Studies and minored in Jewish Studies. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 2001 with impressive works to his credit.
Their union has produced a daughter. She was born on 24th February 2018. The couple has been enjoying a stable marriage totally devoid of controversies and matrimonial infidelities.
Height And Other Facts
1. One unique thing about Natasha is her shape; many have described it as “hourglass”, with a moderate height that presents her as a curvy beautiful entertainer. She stands at 5 ft 1 (1.55m) and weighs 50 kg.
2. Before Natasha Leggero got married, she dated a comedian Duncan Trussell between 2011 and 2012. She co-hosted the podcast, The Lavender Hour with him.
3. Although Natasha Leggero was raised in a Catholic background; after her marriage, she converted from Christian Catholic faith to Judaism.
4. She was a victim of cyber attacks on December 31, 2013, after her joke during NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly. Of course, her stance and position on the matter riled a lot of people and thus, the backlash on her person. “She has made several appearances in Chelsea Handler’s program, titled Chelsea Lately.
5. Natasha was once told by an agent that her height of 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) was too short to ever become an actress. She was bordered, thinking the agent was right, but at last, she is not just an actress but an accomplished one, proving wrong that opinion. That’s the power of determination.