Liz Cackowski is an American comedy writer and actress. After beginning her comedy career working at The Second City in Chicago, she was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live in 2003 where she stayed until 2006. In 2007, she wrote, produced, and starred in several episodes of the online faux talk show, "The Jeannie Tate Show". In 2008, she appeared as "Liz Bretter" in the movie, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. In early 2009, Cackowski wrote and acted in the short-lived ABC sitcom, In the Motherhood. She was hired later that year to be a writer and story editor on Community during its first season. She not only wrote two episodes ("Social Psychology" and "Comparative Religion"), but also appeared onscreen as a Greendale guidance counselor in the episode "The Politics of Human Sexuality." She later moved on to working on another NBC sitcom, Up All Night. She is married to Saturday Night Live writer Akiva Schaffer, with whom she has two children, and is the sister of Craig Cackowski, who plays the recurring role of Officer Cackowski on Community.