Twitter Reacts to ‘SNL’s’ First African-American Female Cast Member in Six Years

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By Jordan Chariton 

“Saturday Night Live” announced the hiring of Sasheer Zamata yesterday, and entertainment and TV’s biggest stars reacted favorably to the first female African-American cast member hired in six years.

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington also congratulated Zamata, telling her to have fun.

“Girls” creator Lena Dunham noticed Zamata toward the end of last year, giving her a shoutout on Twitter.

Zamata was previously with the Upright Citizens Brigade.