Meet the special guests of Teen Line’s Virtual Celebration!

Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents on television and the silver screen.  

Shannon spent six seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O’Malley.  She is also praised for her parodies of Courtney Love, Liza Minnelli, Helen Madden, and Terry Rialto. In 2000, she received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.”  Prior to joining “SNL,” Shannon appeared at The Up Front Comedy Theater in Los Angeles in “The Rob and Molly Show,” Molly was awarded the 2017 Independent Spirit Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her performance in the highly acclaimed drama Other People, receiving rave reviews for her portrayal of a mother who is struggling with terminal cancer whose son moves home to take care of her.

Shannon recently starred in the hilarious comedy, “The Other Two,” which was picked up for a second season by Comedy Central. Molly plays a Hollywood hungry stage mom to an overnight internet star and his two older siblings who suddenly find themselves in his shadow. Molly was recently seen on the final season of the popular HBO comedy, “Divorce,” opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church. Shannon recently reprised her role of Val Bassett on NBC’s revival of “Will & Grace.” Her performance resulted in an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” She also voiced the character of Murna in the Netflix animated series, “Spy Kids: Mission Critical.” 

Molly can also be seen in the Netflix drama, Horse Girl, alongside Alison Brie, as well as recently making a hilarious cameo role in the film, Jay, and Silent Bob Reboot. She will next be seen in the crime drama, Promising Young Woman, with Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham. Shannon also starred as the titular role in the independent comedy, Wild Nights with Emily, Molly was also seen in the Netflix original film, Private Life alongside Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn. She reprised her role as Wanda in the animated comedy, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and was recently seen on the Netflix comedy film Sextuplets. Shannon was recently cast to star in Showtime’s upcoming pilot, Big Deal

Additional television credits include the “Wet Hot American Summer” a prequel to the cult comedy classic film of the same name (that Shannon also starred in); a guest arc on the HBO series, “Enlightened” for which she received an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.’ She also made several guest appearances on “Raising Hope,” CBS’s “Life in Pieces,” HBO’s comedy “Getting On,” the ABC Rebel Wilson comedy, “Super Fun Night,” the IFC mini-series “The Spoils of Babylon” “Up All Night,” “The Middle;” Lisa Kudrow’s “Web Therapy;” a recurring guest starring role on the Fox hit “Glee,” the TBS animated series “Neighbors from Hell,” the U.S. version of the popular Australian sitcom “Kath and Kim,” as well as “Cracking Up,” “Will & Grace,” “Sex and the City,” “Seinfeld,” “Pushing Daisies,” and “30 Rock,” among many others.  Her television movies include “More of Me,” “12 Days of Christmas Eve” and “The Music Man.” 

Molly’s film credits include the Life After Beth; the 5th installment of the popular Scary Movie franchise;  Hotel Transylvania and the sequel Hotel Transylvania 2; Bad TeacherSuperstar, portraying everybody’s favorite Catholic schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher; Marie AntoinetteYear of the DogTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyEvan AlmightyIgorLittle ManScary Movie 4How the Grinch Stole ChristmasA Night at the RoxburyAnalyze ThisHappinessNever Been KissedThe Good Boy!; Serendipity; Osmosis Jones; The Santa Clause 2 and Wet Hot American Summer.

In 2011, Molly’s first children’s picture book, Tilly the Trickster was released. The book tells the tale of Tilly, “a mischief maker of the best kind—one who learns her lesson but never lets the reader stop having fun.”  In 2010, Shannon made her Broadway debut replacing Tony Award winner Katie Finneran in the hit musical “Promises, Promises” alongside Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. 

Shannon teamed up with Will Ferrell to provide commentary on the 2018 Rose Parade in character as eccentric broadcasters, Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan. Presented by Funny or Die, the parody, The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish was live streamed on Amazon Prime Video. The duo returned to cover Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials with The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish! which aired on HBO and this year, they covered the Rose Parade for the second year in a row. 

Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Molly earned a BFA in drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She currently lives in California with her husband and two children. 

David Spade

Nominated in 1999 for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on “Just Shoot Me,” David Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”  He was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 2000 and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his work on NBC’s “Just Shoot Me.” Spade continues to be a box office draw and continues to do stand-up tours nationwide.

Most recently, Spade starred in the Netflix original comedy, THE WRONG MISSY, which was the number one movie on Netflix in the days following its release on May 13th, 2020. In July 2019, Spade began hosting a late-night series “Lights Out with David Spade” on Comedy Central. The series followed “The Daily Show” at 11:30PM and featured Spade’s signature take on pop culture news of the day while incorporating field segments that mirror his popular Instagram stories. Next up, he is signed on to star in Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman’s half-hour comedy which is currently in development at HBO.

In March 2019, Spade released “A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World” exclusively on Audible. The audio book was a New York Times best-seller and was well received by critics and fans. Spade was also seen in the Netflix original comedy, FATHER OF THE YEAR which was one of the highest streamed films globally on Netflix. Prior to that, Spade starred in the Netflix original comedy THE DO-OVER, opposite Adam Sandler and Paula Patton which is one of Netflix’s biggest original film releases. 

In 2015, Spade reprised his role as the hilarious and endearing “white trash” misfit, Joe Dirt, in the sequel to the cult classic, JOE DIRT 2: BEAUTIFUL LOSER, directed by Fred Wolf, with whom he also co-wrote the script.  The film has been streamed over two million times, making it Crackle’s most watched original movie to date.  Later that same year, Spade also released his memoir, Almost Interesting, through Dey Street Books, which went on to become a New York Times Bestseller.   

Spade was also seen in Sony Pictures’ GROWN UPS 2 alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Kevin James.  The film was a follow up to the 2010 hit comedy about a group of childhood friends who reunite years later.  Both movies were a financial success, each earning over $200 million dollars worldwide at the box office.  In 2012, Spade was heard as the voice of Griffin the Invisible Man in the animated feature, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA alongside Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg, among others.  He reprised his role in the film’s sequel, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, and returned for the third instalment HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION.  

Other popular film credits include Sony Pictures’ BENCHWARMERS and Paramount Pictures’ DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR, the latter which he co-wrote with Fred Wolf.  Both opened number one at the box office and enjoyed critical and commercial success.  Spade also co-starred with SNL alumnus Chris Farley in the films TOMMY BOY and BLACKSHEEP, the former for which the pair won a 1996 MTV Movie Award for “Best On-Screen Duo.”  He has also appeared in REALITY BITES, LIGHT SLEEPER, CONEHEADS, and LOST & FOUND (which he also co-wrote the screenplay). 

On the small screen, Spade starred in the CBS comedy “Rules of Engagement”  which centered around three men in different stages of their relationships: married, engaged, and single.  The series enjoyed excellent ratings and critical success throughout all of its seven seasons.  He also appeared in “The Showbiz Show” for Comedy Central, which aired from 2005-2007. Spade created, executive produced, hosted and wrote the show along with pal and former SNL writer Hugh Fink. He also had a memorable guest starring role on the critically acclaimed “The Larry Sanders Show” and appeared in HBO’s “13thAnnual Young Comedians Special.” Spade has also had several well-received standup comedy specials, most recently the Comedy Central special “David Spade: My Fake Problems.” 

Born in Birmingham, Michigan, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spade began his career by performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country.  He made his television debut on SNL and was soon after named the “Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year” by Rolling Stone Magazine.  As a writer and a performer on SNL for five years, he is best known for his memorable characters including the sarcastic “Hollywood Minute” reporter on “Weekend Update” and catch phrases like “And you are…?” and “Buh-Bye!”

Jeremy Sisto

In a career that has moved effortlessly between film, television and theater, Jeremy Sisto has become an iconic presence in entertainment.  Eight years after wrapping an acclaimed three-season role on LAW & ORDER as Detective Cyrus Lupo, Sisto reteamed with prolific creator/producer Dick Wolf on the CBS drama, F.B.I. which is now in its second season.   The show follows a group of agents in New York fighting terrorism, organized crime, and counterintelligence to keep America safe.  

Sisto made his first major impression on television audiences as bipolar artist Billy Chenowith on Alan Ball’s SIX FEET UNDER, a role which Ball wrote for him.  In its five-year run, the HBO series earned three Golden Globes, three Primetime Emmys and 25 Emmy nominations.

Recently seen in National Geographic’s miniseries THE LONG ROAD HOME, Sisto portrayed Staff Sgt. Robert Miltenberger, braving a heroic fight for survival in Bagdad when American troops were ambushed on April 4, 2004, a day that came to be known as “Black Sunday.”  Other past television credits include ICE (Audience), WICKED CITY (ABC) and the drama series THE RETURNED (A&E), based on the acclaimed French series of the same title.  Sisto was also the lead in the short-lived yet critically acclaimed show KIDNAPPED and had a three-season run starring on the hit ABC comedy series SUBURGATORY.

Sisto’s extensive film credits include the 1995 classic CLUELESS with Alicia Silverstone; the tennis comedy BREAK POINT, which he co-wrote and produced; Fox International’s THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR; and HANGMAN, which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival.  Sisto recently lent his voice to the Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated animated FERDINAND.  His other eclectic film roles include those in GRAND CANYON, HIDEAWAY, ROBOT AND FRANK, MOONLIGHT AND VALENTINO, WHITE SQUALL, WITHOUT LIMITS, SUICIDE KINGS, THIRTEEN, WRONG TURN and WAITRESS.Sisto’s Los Angeles theater credits include “Take Me Out,” which earned him a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance, Sidney Kingsley’s “Dead End” at the Ahmanson Theater, and the one-man show “Sanguine” at the 2nd Stage.  In New York, he made his Broadway debut in “Festen,” a stage adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s film THE CELEBRATION.  He also starred in Beau Willimon’s “Spirit Control” at the Manhattan Theater Club, about a man’s 30-year struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Honoring LA County Supervisor, Sheila Kuehl

Supervisor Sheila James Kuehl was first elected to represent Los Angeles County’s Third District on November 4, 2014 and was reelected to her second term on November 6, 2018.  As a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and past Chair of the Board, she has led the way and worked on a great many initiatives and motions to improve people’s lives and reform systems in the County. Some of these efforts include increasing the minimum wage, creating a Sherriff’s Oversight Commission, creating oversight of the Probation Department, increasing services for foster youth, bringing a focus in County departments on how to better serve LGBTQ+ foster youth, kicking off a Women and Girls Initiative, emphasizing and enhancing “second chance” and anti-recidivism programs, as well as moving policy forward to break down barriers to service for those who need physical health, mental health, and substance abuse treatment.

Before her service on the Board, Supervisor Kuehl served eight years in the California State Senate and six years in the California State Assembly. She was the first woman in California history to be named Speaker Pro Tempore of the Assembly, and the first openly gay or lesbian person to be elected to the California Legislature where she authored 171 bills that were signed into law. 

Prior to serving in the Legislature, as a public-interest attorney, Supervisor Kuehl drafted and fought to get into law more than 40 pieces of legislation relating to children, families, women, and domestic violence.

Supervisor Kuehl graduated from Harvard Law School in 1978. In her youth, she was known for her portrayal of the irrepressible Zelda Gilroy in the television series, “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.”


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