You Probably Recognize Abby Elliott’s Dad From “Schitt’s Creek” and “Saturday Night Live”
Abby Elliott has come a long way since her “Saturday Night Live” days. Since leaving the sketch comedy series in 2012, Abby has landed the sitcoms “Odd Mom Out” and “Indebted,” as well as films like “Sex Ed” and “Better Off Single.” Currently, she stars in the award-winning series “The Bear.” In the show, Abby plays Natalie “Sugar” Berzatto, who is the coowner of The Beef restaurant. “It’s really exciting to be a part of something that has touched so many people,” Abby said about her involvement on the show during an August 2022 episode of “The Last Laugh” podcast. “[It’s the first time I’ve been a] part of a project that people have really responded to in this sort of way.”
Abby’s success as an actor isn’t surprising since she comes from a family of entertainers. Her father is comedian Chris Elliott, while her mother is actor and talent coordinator Paula Niedert Elliott. Abby is also the granddaughter of radio personality Bob Elliott, who was famous for being one half of the comedy duo Bob and Ray. The talent in the family doesn’t stop there, though, because Abby’s sister, Bridey Elliott, is an actor and comedian as well.
As you can imagine, Abby had an exciting childhood growing up in the entertainment world. Scroll through the slideshow to learn how Abby’s family inspired her to get into acting.