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From Orange High School to SNL

Bayer grew up in Greater Cleveland
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An Orange High School graduate making it big! Vanessa Bayer just wrapped up her fourth season on Saturday Night Live and started filming a movie this week in New York City.

The Moreland Hills native was graduated from Orange High School in 2000 where she was voted most likely to succeed. A 2004 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Bayer moved to Chicago where she dove into stand-up and improv comedy.

She was a member of the iO Chicago theater outlet, that counts Tina Fey, Mike Meyers, Chris Farley, Amy Poehler and other SNL veterans as alumni.

Her comedic roots though started right here at home with her father Todd.

He would often do impressions of sports and newscasters at home which Vanessa says planted a seed for performing.

Her favorite people to copy--Miley Cyrus and Jacob the Bar Mitzvah boy which she jokes many of her friends think she modeled after her brother.

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