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Why The Stars In Verizon's Apple One Commercial Look So Familiar

Just about every person in the world is not only linked to their smartphone but the service provider contract that goes with it, as well. With that being the case, it's no surprise that the "cell phone wars" are still going strong. And with advertising being the number one weapon to boost the bottom line, the commercials they produce must be a step above the competition. This could mean the thirty-second spot includes impressive visuals, a funny storyline, or even celebrity appearances.

This newly-released commercial kicks off with a man and woman sitting on a giant Verizon sign. Starting the dialogue with a solid pun is never a bad plan, with the woman stating, "wow, we're on Verizon now," clearly meaning that they are now part of the service's new plan. Shortly after, the man explains why they have made this certain service change to "One Unlimited," which includes access to multiple Apple One media outlets. 

Well, Verizon isn't holding back when it comes to checking all the boxes — you got nice scenery, a clever script, and, if you didn't realize it yet, a couple of celebrities. That duo is Cecily Strong and Adam Scott. Clearly, even based on these short 30 seconds, they've got the chops to be on-screen, but if you're wondering where you've seen them both before, that answer may be longer than you expect.

Strong and Scott started off small

For Cecily Strong, the comedic actress got her first acting credit in 1996 with a role in the short TV movie "Reflections from the Heart of a Child," which starred "30 Rock" alumni Scott Adsit. At this time, if you happen to be in the Chicago area, she was making a name for herself as a comedy expert at the famous Second City and IO Chicago theaters, two of the top sketch and improv comedy houses in the country.

As for Adam Scott, his career began to come to life in the mid-90s, as well, grabbing a small roll on an episode of "ER." After that, Scott was able to find some consistency as he appeared in multiple episodes of the series "Boy Meets World," where he plays the role of a bully transfer student, as well as the reassuring character of Sidney Schneider in the series "Murder One." This surely got the ball rolling for Scott's career, as he continued to pop up in TV and films, including the defiant comm-officer in the film "Star Trek: First Contact."

It was time to face DiCaprio

At the turn of the millennia, Adam Scott continued to add to his credit list, popping up in a few lesser-known films, before he landed an ongoing role in the series "Party of Five," playing Josh Macon, one of Julie's friends in college, as well as her crush. But, it wasn't too long until he found himself sitting at a 1920s dinner table with Jude Law, Kate Blanchett, and Leonardo DiCaprio when he landed a part in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator." If that isn't a sign you've hit a new Hollywood level then nothing is.

For Cecily Strong, around this time, you may have caught her face on screen with the sports comedy-drama film "The Bronze." In this film, she plays the mom of an Olympic gymnastics hopeful training in Toronto. However, this film came and went, just as in "Staten Island Summer," written by Colin Jost, a movie where Strong got to present her comedy chops once again.

Taking their seats at the table of episodic royalty

With all those mentioned credits, plus more, there's a chance you had recognized Cecily Strong and Adam Scott from their earlier work. However, most likely, it's what they've been part of recently that sparked your recognition. For Cecily Strong, there's one credit on her résumé that has lasted an impressive amount of time, especially compared to her previous work.

Strong joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 2012, most known for her weekly segment on the show's Weekend Update. While teaming up with Seth Meyers, the duo crushed the news every week, becoming one of the show's best comedic commentary conductors ever. Strong worked her way into the sketch segments (deservedly), becoming one of the most featured cast members on the show. Her popularity helped her continue to join other outside projects, including the reboot of "Ghostbusters."

As for Adam Scott, single-camera sitcom fans will most likely recognize him from either starring in the series "Party Down," where he played a struggling actor making ends meet in a catering business, or as Leslie Knope's love interest in the hit series, "Parks and Recreations." However, if those options haven't sparked any familiarity, then his new show, "Severance," most likely will. The award-winning drama series, ironically, streams on Apple TV, one of the very perks he and Cecily are enjoying with their new Verizon plan!