Cecily Strong: What’s in My Bag?

Cecily Strong
Strong attends the Hospital for Special Surgery 32nd annual tribute dinner in 2015. Noam Galai/WireImage

“My mother is a nurse practitioner, so I’m like a pharmacy,” admits Cecily Strong, whose film The Bronze is out in theaters now. “I’ve got a bottle of Aleve, heartburn pills, cough drops — there’s something for everything!” The single Saturday Night Live comedian, 32, gives Us a dose of the essentials in her Coach carryall.

Off the Record

“I write tons of notes on my iPhone 6s. I’ve got pitches, scene ideas, script lists … I’d feel so violated if someone went into my notes app.”

Family Money

“My grandfather was a coin collector, and when he passed, my grandma put a hole through a coin and made it into a necklace. I always keep it with me. It’s my lucky charm.”

Sticky Situation

“I’m mildly hypoglycemic, so I always have different Kind bars that open and crumble. I’ll have to clean melted peanut butter off my jewelry. I’m a gross person.”



Cecily Strong


No Common Scents

“I carry Secret deodorant and perfume. I like Marc Jacobs Daisy, but I use anything hard-core.”

Lip Service

“I get chapped lips all the time because I don’t drink enough water. So I overcompensate with lip balm. I love Burt’s Bees and Jack Black.”

Also in Strong’s bag? A light pink and brown Fossil wallet, an Etsy phone case with a painting of Strong’s dog, a small Moleskine notebook, a keychain with a painting of a dog, Tampax Pearl tampons, a Bobbi Brown makeup bag, black hair ties, a J. Crew card, an Anthropologie card, an Actor’s Equity card, an old Target gift card, Dahlia & Vines perfume, Versace ‘Yellow Diamond’ perfume, MAKE UP FOR EVER lip gloss, Bobbi Brown lip gloss, Buxom lip-plumping lip glosses in nude colors, melted peanut butter, a Platinum AmEx, a Priority Pass card, a Walgreens/Duane Reade rewards card, a Social Security card, a metro card, Everything That I Never Told You by Celeste Ng on an iPad, World of Games magazine and a new gold MacBook.

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