SNL Appearance Made Cheri Oteri a Millionaire; Her Net Worth

Cheri Oteri smiling at the camera as she looks beautiful with her brown hair and green eyes.

Cheri Oteri smiling at the camera as she looks beautiful with her brown hair and green eyes.
Born Name Cheryl Ann Oteri
Birth Place Upper Darby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 5 feet 2 inches
Eye Color Green
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 million
Age 57 years old
Sibling Tommi Jr. Oteri, Denise OTeri, and Brian Oteri
Parents Gaetano Thomas Oteri and Patricia Breen Pteri

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Many of you might know her as a former regular cast of Saturday Night Live while some might see her as Gail Hailstorm, the sexy reporter from Scary Movie. Yes, we’re talking about Cheri Oteri!

Whatever you guys know her for, Cheri has undoubtedly created a lot of buzz in the media during her peak days. Let’s see what she’s up to nowadays and what she’s made from her long showbiz career.

SNL Appearance Made Cheri Oteri a Millionaire

As we all know, the SNL star Cheri Oteri, who appeared in the show for around 5 years, has an estimated total net worth of about $2 million as of 2019. Her primary source of income is her acting career while she also made cash from her voice roles and other professions.

Before SNL

The lady started her career at the age of 25 years old, following her move to Los Angeles. During her first few years, she worked at the A&M Records as a co-ordinator in the promotion department. She was there for four long years, and while there, she made as much as $53 thousand per year.

Prior to being cast in the Saturday Night Live, Oteri was a part of the comedy troupe, The Groundlings alongside Will Ferrell. But, later on, Cheri left the troupe and joined the SNL members.

SNL Casting; What’s Next?

In 1995, the SNL producers wanted to cast Chris Kattan from The Groundlings so, they attended one of their performances. While it was time for Kattan to change, Oteri took to the stage to perform a monologue, and that was it!

YouTube: Spartan Cheerleaders featuring Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri

SNL producers cast Oteri and Kattan alongside Magnus Paulin Ferrell‘s father. The comedian took over the role of a Repertory performer and hence, was the face of SNL for 5 long years till 2000.

Quick Fact: Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz came only in the 1998/99 season, meaning, Oteri is older to them in context of the show.

Movie Appearances and More

While she was in the SNL cast since 1995, her career in the movie industry began two years later since 1997. Her debut movie was Liar Liar as Jane.

One of her critically acclaimed movies was Scary Movie in 2000 where she appeared as the TV reporter Gail Hailstorm. Overall, the lady has appeared in as much as 69 films and TV shows.

YouTube: Cheri Oteri in Scary Movie

Another one of her remarkable appearances was in 2016 when she appeared as Cathy Goodman in Those Who Can’t. She was in the show for around seven episodes.

Besides her appearance in movies, she’s also offered her voice to animated films and TV series. She was cast on the Fox animated series, Sit Down, Shut Up in 2009. She voiced Helen Klench for around 13 episodes.

Even before, in 2006, she was a part of The Ant Bully. Likewise, she was also a part of the animation, Shrek the Third. Here, she portrays the character of the Sleeping Beauty.

YouTube: Shrek the Third featuring Cheri Oteri

Recently, Oteri appears as Esther in the new animated TV series, Puppy Dog Pals. She’s had 14 episodes to her name.

Let’s have a look at some of her movie box office earnings.

Movies Budget Box Office Collection
Grown Ups 2 (2013) $80 million $247 million
Shrek The Third (2007) $160 million $807.33 million
Southland Tales (2006) $15 million $374 thousand
The Ant Bully (2006) $50 million $55.2 million 
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) $19 million $39.3 million
Scary Movie (2000) $19 million $277.2 million
Inspector Gadget (1999) $75 million $134.4 million
Liar Liar (1997) $45 million $302.7 million

Just recently, in 2019, Cheri Oteri has finished filming for four movies, Turkey’s Done (Short), Drama Drama, The Adventures of Bunny Bravo, and Give or Take.

Got to take home the Best Actress award at the Burbank International Film Festival for our Short Film Turkey’s Done🤗 woo hoo‼️

Posted by Cheri Oteri on Monday, September 9, 2019

Quick Fact: For her new short movie, Turkey’s Done, she received the Best Actress Award at the Burbank International Film Festival.

Quick Facts: Cheri Oteri

  • Rita Delvecchio, Cheri’s Saturday Night Live character is based upon her grandmother.
  • She usually plays optimistic, cheerful, or energetic characters.
  • Oteri was cast in two TV pilots, Loomis and With You in Spirit; however, she didn’t make it on-air.

Here’s a link to Cheri Oteri’s dating affairs, if you wanna know more about her.

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