With his popular parodies of music videos and TV commercials, Samberg has become a bright spot on Saturday Night Live.

A native of Berkeley and the son of a photographer, Samberg graduated from NYU before moving to LA with a couple of pals, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, in 2001 where the three started filming short digital comedy videos under the moniker The Lonely Island. Pilots for Fox and MTV never made it to TV screens, but the trio did score a gig writing for the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, and met host Jimmy Fallon. He introduced them to Lorne Michaels and they joined Saturday Night Live in fall 2005-Samberg as a cast member and Taccone and Schaffer as writers. Tapped to bring back a much-needed younger demographic to the show and proved themselves with viral hits like "Lazy Sunday" and "Dick in a Box." He's since branched out to films, with small parts in I Love You, Man and Friends with Benefits. Samberg, a rare SNL cast member with sex appeal, has been linked to Kirsten Dunst and Natalie Portman; he's currently seeing folky singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom. [Image via Getty]