- Date of Birth:
- November 17, 1944
- 5' 7"
Lorne Michaels (born Lorne Lipowitz in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 17, 1944) is a Canadian-American producer, writer and actor. He is best known for creating Saturday Night Live, and currently acts as the show’s producer. Saturday Night Live recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and aired a special that 23.1 million people tuned into.
Best Known For:
Lorne Michaels is best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live. He has also executive produced the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 30 Rock, Portlandia, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Kids in the Hall, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Up All Night, among others. He has also been involved in a variety of movies that were spinoffs of SNL sketches such as Wayne’s World, Coneheads and MacGruber.
In 1987, Michaels became a United States citizen. He was married to SNL writer Rosie Shuster before they divorced in 1980. He then married and later divorced model Susan Forristal. His third marriage is to his former assistant Alice Barry. Michaels has three children: Edward, Henry and Sophie. He is the inspiration for the character Jack Donaghy, who is portrayed by Alec Baldwin, on 30 Rock.