Heidi Lynn Gardner (born July 27, 1983) is an American actress, comedian, and voice actress who currently works as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. She also voices the anthropomorphic cat Cooch on the Crackle series SuperMansion which was later broadcast under a secondary license by U.S. cable network Adult Swim.
Gardner is from Kansas City, Missouri, where she graduated from the all-girls Catholic high school Notre Dame de Sion in 2002.
She attended the University of Kansas for two years and the University of Missouri for a semester before heading to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a hairstylist.
Starting in 2009, Gardner began taking classes at The Groundlings theatre in Los Angeles. In 2014, she joined the Sunday Company, and a year later she was promoted to the Main Company. During that time, she became a voice actress, regularly appearing on animated series such as Bratz, SuperMansion, and Mike Tyson Mysteries.
In 2017, Gardner joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for its forty-third season.
In 2018, she played the supporting role of Leonor in the Ben Falcone-directed film Life of the Party, alongside Melissa McCarthy.
On August 28, 2019, TVLine reported that Gardner would have a guest role on the NBC comedy series Superstore playing Dina Fox’s nemesis Colleen who is transferred to Store 1217 after Cloud 9’s Bel-Ridge location gets shut down.
In 2019, Gardner made her stage debut at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.
Gardner has been married to Marvel Comics writer Zeb Wells since 2010.