Actress and comedian Cheri Oteri had a great start to her career. After her career in the Groundlings comedy troupe, she starred on SNL and several major films. Yet, her time in the spotlight was unfortunately short-lived. Find out what happened to this Hollywood star, whose legacy we still remember today.
Cheri Off To A Great Start
In 1995, Saturday Night Live went through a complete cast overhaul. They fired everyone in their lineup including stars Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, and Mike Myers. For their 21st season, they hired Cheri Oteri among other budding comedians who hadn’t quite made their fame yet. She did so well on SNL that she was hired to play Gail Hailstorm in 2000’s Scary Movie. Unfortunately, her post-Scary Movie luck was not so favorable.
A Unfortunately Poor Recovery After Scary Movie
The Scary Movie producers decided they didn’t need Gail Hailstorm for their subsequent movies, so Oteri had to look for other work. She was lucky enough to get two roles in predicted blockbuster hits, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003), and Southland Taleslanded (2006). These movies did not do as well as expected, so Oteri had to look for other work to maintain her fruitful acting career.
Oteri Gives Voice Acting A Try
When Cheri Oteri’s career seemed to be in a short rut, she turned to a different specialty to sustain herself: voice acting. She very well in this new field, landing gigs in Shrek the Third, The Ant Bully, The Life & Times of Tim, and Glenn Martin DDS. Though Oteri was a phenomenal voice actress, that wasn’t the only reason she started taking these jobs.
Plastic Surgery Changes Oteri’s Career
With so much pressure on Hollywood actresses to look young and attractive, it’s no surprise that Cheri Oteri might have had some work done to maintain her appearance. However, the plastic surgery has changed her appearance so much that she is not recognizable for her SNL career anymore. This could be a factor as to why she isn’t seen on T.V. as much. However, her talent was still enough to land her several great roles and opportunities to produce.
What Is Cheri Doing Now?
Since her SNL days, Cheri has primarily worked in voice acting and performing as a guest in episodes for popular T.V. series. However, Cheri has more projects in store for 2019. She and Rob Hoegee are working on Abby Hatcher, Fuzzy Catcher, an animated T.V. series in which she will voice Abby Hatcher.
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