- NAME: Fred Armisen
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Drummer
- BIRTH DATE: December 04, 1966 (Age: 47)
- Did You Know?: Fred Armisen got his start as a drummer, even performing with the acclaimed Blue Man Group, before joining the cast of 'SNL.'
- EDUCATION: School of Visual Arts
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
- Full Name: Fred Armisen
- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
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Fred Armisen is an Emmy Award-nominated writer, musician and actor known for his roles on Saturday Night Live and Portlandia.
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Following its third season in 2013, Portlandia, a critical smash, was awarded a fourth season. Armisen, Brownstein and Krisel were also nominated for 2012 and 2013 writing Emmy Awards for their work.
On the heels of his successful series, Armisen was named the bandleader of Late Night with Seth Meyers. Meyers made the announcement in February of 2014 on Twitter. Already an experienced drummer—having battled Questlove of the Roots and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to a drumoff—the Portlandia star will still head the band, even when off shooting his award-winning series. However, the comedic musician will not be playing the drums as part of the band, instead taking on the role of lead vocalist and guitarist.
Entering his second marriage, Armisen wed Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss in October of 2009, though the two would divorce in May 2011. Moss spoke very briefly about the difficulty of the marriage, with Armisen speaking in a Howard Stern interview of his pulling away. He has also been romantically linked to former SNL co-star Abbey Elliott.
In 2013, Armisen had his final season with SNL after 11 years. In August of the same year, Armisen continued his behind-the-scenes work by directing a live concert webcast of the band King of Leon.
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