Paula Pell (1963 – )

Comedic writer and actress, Paula Pell. Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock. Image found here.


Paula Pell is another Saturday Night Live standout. She was part of SNL for nearly a decade as an actress and went on to become the head writer for the show for another two years. Like her co-workers on the comedic sketch show, Pell has never really stopped working behind the scenes, writing sketches and taking up different positions over the years. Her work also includes other comedic television shows like A.P. Bio (2018-2019) and 30 Rock (2007-2013), and films like Sisters (2015) and Wine Country (2019). And she’s been a part of many of these projects both as a writer and as an actress.


Listed below are just a few of the projects that Paula Pell has been a part of over the years.


  • Wine Country (2019)
  • A.P. Bio (2018-2019)
  • Sisters (2015)
  • Inside Out (2015)
  • Saturday Night Live (television) (1995-2013)

Pell has been nominated several times. Listed below are just a few of her recognitions.


  • Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program (2002)
  • WGA Award for Comedy/Variety – Sketch Series (2017)
  • WGA Award for Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) Series (2007, 2009, 2010)

For more information about Paula Pell’s career, check out her IMDB page here.

For a look at Paula Pell’s SNL career, click here.

Or read our review of her 2015 film, Sisters, here.

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