News | 13 January 2014

UCSC alumni glow in TV spotlight


It’s been a hot week in Hollywood for two former students at UC Santa Cruz.

Last night, former Saturday Night Live cast member—and now TV star–Andy Samberg picked up a 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy for his new show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Samberg spent his first two years of college at UC Santa Cruz in 1996-98, during which he worked as a ticket-taker at the old Del Mar movie theater in downtown Santa Cruz.

In addition to Samberg’s Golden GlobeThe premiere of True Detective on HBO aired last night. The show is directed by UC Santa Cruz alumnus Cary Fukunaga—and starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey (who also picked up a Golden Globe last night for best actor in a drama for Dallas Buyers Club).

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