LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Molly Shannon, a longtime fixture on NBC's late-night comedy show ``Saturday Night Live,'' has married.

Shannon, 39, married her artist fiance, Fritz Chesnut, in a private ceremony Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Santa Barbara. The couple has an 8-month-old daughter, Stella Shannon Chesnut.

Shannon is known for her trademark sketches on 'SNL' as Mary Katherine Gallagher, the nerdy Catholic school girl, and Helen Madden, a licensed ``joyologist.''

She has also appeared in movies, including ``How the Grinch Stole Christmas,'' ``Shallow Hal,'' ``The Santa Claus 2,'' ``Serendipity'' and ``Osmosis Jones.''