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Saturday Night's Children: Ellen Cleghorne (1991-1995)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

A minority within a minority, so to speak, black women on SNL have been scarce, and only two have managed to stay on the show past a single season. While Yvonne Hudson and Danitra Vance sputtered out before they could gain appreciation and Maya Rudolph (biracial and all-around awesome) was able to outsing most of the singers she impersonated and burst into a comedy [...]