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Sasheer Zamata Debuts As First Black Female 'saturday Night Live' Castmember In 6 Years

Zamata stars <a href=site internet in a skit with Kenan Thompson (center) and rapper Drake.' style='float:left;padding:5px' /> As luck would have it, the first words teen mom uttered by the first black female Saturday Night Live castmember in six years were Mazel Tov. RELATED: 'SNL' PERFORMANCE IS A-ROD ENHANCED Sasheer Zamata was featured in numerous sketches during the NBC show Saturday night, making her debut in a skit about the bar mitzvah of host and musical guest Drake. She played the girlfriend of the rappers uncle and appeared as songstress Rihanna and as a girl hosting a pajama party. Zamata stars in a skit with Kenan Thompson (center) and rapper Drake. RELATED: LORNE RANGER RIDES AGAIN AT GLOBES Zamata, 27, is the first black woman to be cast on the show since Maya Rudolph left in 2007. The midseason hire came amid criticism that prompted producers to hold nationwide showcases for black comediennes. Zamata is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has been a performer with the Upright Citizens Brigade two institutions that helped propel Tina Fey to superstardom. Shes very much like Tina, says UVA Prof. Richard Warner, who taught both women.
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