Abby Elliott, who joined the
cast of Saturday Night Live on November 15, 2008, is the
daughter of former SNL cast member Chris Elliott (There's
Something About Mary). And Chris, who performed on the show during the
1994-95 season, is the son of comic actor Bob Elliott, a member of
the comic duo "Bob & Ray," who were most popular in the 1940s and
1950s. Bob played his son's father on the short-lived Fox sitcom Get a
Life! (1990-92). Adding to the family's SNL connections, Bob and
Ray starred in a 1979 NBC special with members of the original "Not Ready
for Primetime Players" entitled Bob & Ray, Jane & Laraine
In 2010, Chris starred in the series Eagleheart.
His other daughter (Abby's sister), Bridey Elliott, worked behind the
scenes as a production assistant and acted in one episode.