- Began taking improv comedy classes at the age of 8 in a local teacher's backyard.
- Was voted Most Likely to Be Famous during her senior year of high school.
- At the age of 18, dropped out of college after one semester and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy.
- Was a member of the renown sketch-comedy troupe The Groundlings.
- Auditioned to be a cast member of Saturday Night Live, but was rejected and offered a job as a writer for the show instead.