Noël Wells
Noël Wells

Noël Wells

About Noël Wells

Also recognized as an actress and comedian as well as a writer/director, Noël Wells makes bittersweet, '60s-inflected indie pop as a singer/songwriter. She was a cast member on shows like Master of None and Saturday Night Live in the mid-2010s before releasing her recording debut, It's So Nice!, in 2019.

Born two days before Christmas in 1986, Texas native Noël Wells recorded an EP with her high school pop-punk group, Red Tag, before studying Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas in Austin. While there, she was a member of the vaudeville-inspired theater group Esther's Follies. After graduating in 2010, she moved to Los Angeles and joined a sketch comedy group that performed at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, leading to appearances in a variety of film and web shorts, including some of her own parody videos. In one such comedy-short series, Cover Stories, Wells portrayed pop stars including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and P!nk.

In 2013, amid occasional guest spots on television, she landed a lead role in the indie romantic-comedy Forev. That year, she got to flex her comedy and impersonation skills as a featured player on Saturday Night Live's 39th season (2013-2014). She followed that with voice work on animated series such as Hulu's The Awesomes and Disney XD's Wander Over Yonder, and in 2015, she had a starring role on the first season on the hit Aziz Ansari web series Master of None. She played Ansari's romantic interest, Rachel.

Not one to back away from creating her own material, Wells wrote, directed, and starred in the film comedy Mr. Roosevelt, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2017. She self-released her first solo album, It's So Nice!, in August 2019. A North American tour in support of Sam Fender kicked off a month later.

  • HOMETOWN
    San Antonio, TX
  • BORN
    December 23, 1986

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