Produced on December 4, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Fred Armisen pursued a job as a musician before which makes it big in humor, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. He became known for his wide ranging impersonations on the show while concurrently working in movie on jobs like The Rocker, Deck the Halls and Easy A. He’s also created and starred to the IFC show Portlandia. In 2014, it had been disclosed that Armisen could function as bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
The youthful Armisen grew up on Long Island, having traveled to Brazil too, and finally attended the School of Visual Arts in Nyc, where he focused on movie production.
Music was another love of Armisen’s, as well as in the ’90s, he joined the Chicago-based punk band Trenchmouth.
Armisen’s work created buzz, and he became an on air character for the HBO music show Reverb, also showcasing his comedic ability between network programming. Round the turn of the century, he was appearing on late night variety shows and reaching the comedy circuit, after becoming known for characters such as the drum-playing Fericito.
As time passes, he garnered a reputation for powerful impersonations, describing a broad variety of amounts that have contained President Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth, Martin Scorsese, Tony Danza and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He also appeared on other comedic show including The Sarah Silverman Program and 30 Rock.
Armisen started to come up with a vocation on the big screen too, appearing in many movies during the initial decade of the 2000s.
The two collaborated with director and co-writer Jonathan Krisel to create and star about the IFC show Portlandia, featuring witty, hilarious skits set in Portland, Oregon.
Following its third season in 2013, Portlandia, a critical smash, was given a fourth season. Armisen, Brownstein and Krisel were also nominated for 2012 and 2013 composing Emmy Awards for his or her work.
On the heels of his successful show, Armisen was named the bandleader of Late Night with Seth Meyers. Meyers made the statement in February of 2014 on Twitter. Already a seasoned drummer—having fought Questlove of the Origins and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to a drumoff—the Portlandia star will still head the group, even when away shooting his award winning show. But, the comedic musician is not going to be playing the drums within the group, rather taking on the role of lead vocalist and guitarist.
Entering his second union, Armisen wed Mad Men celebrity Elisabeth Moss in October of 2009, although two would divorce in May 2011. Moss talked very briefly concerning the issue of the union, with Armisen discussing in a Howard Stern interview of his pulling away. He’s also been romantically linked to former SNL costar Abbey Elliott.
In August of the exact same year, Armisen continued his behind the scenes work by leading a live concert webcast of the group King of Leon.