Kerri Kenney-Silver (born January 20, 1970) is an American comedian, actress, singer and writer. She currently stars in Reno 911! as Deputy Trudy Wiegel. Kenney-Silver was born in Westport, Connecticut, U.S., the daughter of Carol and Larry Kenney, an actor who is known for his classic voice-over work. She has a sister, Ashley, and a brother, Tanner. During the early 1990s, Kenney-Silver joined with an improv comedy group The State. The group was picked up for a self-titled sketch comedy show on MTV, The State, which lasted for three seasons between 1993 and 1995. After the show's completion, Kenney-Silver continued working with her fellow troupe members on other projects. In 1996, she co-wrote and starred in Viva Variety, a parody of variety shows that aired on Comedy Central for two seasons.