Melissa Villasenor is a comedian, voice impressionist, and singer originally from Whittier, California. At 12 years old, she realized she could do singing impressions, her first being Britney Spears. She enjoyed making her peers at school laugh, so she performed singing impressions in the talent show. After that performance, she felt a tremendous change in her life and knew in her heart that she wanted to be a comedian. A year prior to competing on AGT Villasenor played the role of Sarah in the film 'The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It'.
Melissa soon found herself performing at the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for kids and made a full-time commitment to her journey by performing as a stand-up comedian. Melissa currently is a cast member on Saturday Night Live 1, having been in the cast since 2016.
Melissa Villasenor's audition in Episode 602 consisted of imitating the voices of Barbara Walters, Natalie Portman, Miley Cyrus, Kathy Griffin, and Christina Aguilera. Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending her to the Vegas Round.
Melissa Villasenor's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 619 consisted of imitating the voices of Drew Barrymore, Owen Wilson, Sharon Osbourne, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and Judy Garland. She finished in either fourth or fifth place in America's Vote in Episode 620. In the Judge's Choice, although Piers Morgan did not vote for the act, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel both voted for her, sending her to the Semifinals instead of Charles Peachock.
Melissa Villasenor's Semifinals performance in Episode 625 consisted of imitating the voices of Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, Shakira, and Christina Aguilera. The act did not receive enough votes to finish in at least sixth place in America's Vote, eliminating her from the competition in Episode 626 along with Kevin Colis, instead of Miami All Stars.
After the Show
In 2012 she voiced a one time character named Nora Ephron in the Family Guy episode 'Tom Tucker: The Man And His Dream'. Between 2012 & 2016 she portrayed various additional voices in 'Adventure Time'. Between 2014 & 2016 she portrayed various voices in 'Trip Tank'. In 2015 she voiced Darla in an episode of Pickle & Peanut.
Melissa has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2016, joining the show in it's 42nd season. Within the same year she was a contestant on the game show 'First Impressions', and portrayed Ms. Hopkins in the film 'Laid In America'.
In 2017 she portrayed various voices on 'The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special'. Between 2017 & 2019 she portrayed various voices in 'OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes'. In 2018 she played herself in 'Crashing' and a waitress in 'Barry'. Additionally in 2018 she replaced Mindy Kaling as the voice of Taffyta Muttonfudge in 'Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet'. Between 2018 & 2019 she portrayed additional voices on 'American Dad!'. In 2019 she portrayed herself in 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' and voiced Karen Beverly in Toy Story 4.
In 2020 she played a performer in 'Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens' and voiced a psychic in an episode of 'Summer Camp Island'. Within the same year she played Cat Owner Karen in the film Hubie Halloween.
In 2021 she hosted the '36th Independent Spirit Awards', portrayed Toothy in an episode of 'Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here', portrayed Jennifer Lopez in an episode of 'Crank Yankers', voiced Ally in two episodes of Disney TV Show 'Amphibia', & provided various voices in ten episodes of 'Q-Force'. Alongside the above, she also provided voicework in the 2021 HBO Max animated series Jellystone!