Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, on August 18, 1978. His mother, "Margi" (Marrow), is an elementary school teacher, and his father, Joe, is a photographer. He has two sisters, Johanna and Darrow. At age 5, he told his parents that he wanted to change his name to Andy. Samberg was raised in a Jewish family, and describes himself as "not particularly religious. "