Colin Jost Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Aug, 2018
Facts of Colin Jost
Date of Birth: 1982 , June-29
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Colin Jost
Birth Name Colin Kelly Jost
Father Daniel A. Jost
Mother Kerry Kelly
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Staten Island, New York City, New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $1.5 million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 86 KG
Famous for Actor, comedian, screenwriter
Education Harvard University
Awards WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series - Television
Movies Staten Island Summer, How to Be Single, Jon Hamm and Coldplay
TV Show Saturday Night Live, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
Siblings Casey Jost
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Colin Kelly Jost, an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter is known for his work on Saturday Night Live (SNL). He there has served as a writer since 2005 and "Weekend Update" co-hosts since 2014 alongside Leslie JonesPete Davidson, and Michael Che. He also served as one of the show's co-head writers from 2012 to 2015, and it was announced that he would come back as one of the show’s head writers in December 2017.

It was confirmed in December 2017 that Jost had begun a relationship with actress Scarlett Johansson.

Early Life And Education Of Colin Jost

Colin Kelly Jost was born and raised on Staten Island in New York. He was born on June 29, 1982. His father, Daniel A. Jost is a former teacher at Staten Island Technical High School. His mother, Kerry J. Kelly, is the chief medical officer for the New York City Fire Department and a physician on Staten Island.

He also has a brother, Casey Jost, who is also a writer and producer of TV shows such as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Some guys are bigger than others and Impractical Jokers. He was raised in a roman catholic community.

Colin Jost graduated from Regis High School in Manhattan in 2000, where he did speech and debates, and graduated from the Harvard University in 2004.

He studied “the History and Literature of Russia and Britain” at Harvard. He was also the president of the Harvard Lampoon, the university’s humor publication. This is where he honed comedic writing chops.

Colin Jost's Career

Jost started his career in comedy in 2005. Shortly after graduating from Harvard, Jost was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live. He was 22 years old at the time.

He later became the writing supervisor for the show from 2009-2012. He is known for often collaborating with Rob Klein, a fellow SNL co-head.

On the request of producer Lorne Michaels, he replaced Meyers in Late Night with Seth Meyers on March 1, 2014, after Seth Meyers left. During that time, he did the “Weekend Update” feature. He takes Norm McDonald and Tina Fey as his influences for his “Update” anchor work.

He has appeared as a stand-up comedian on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as on TBS and HBO networks. He has also appeared several times on Chicago Just for Laughs festival and Montreal Festival.

He has written and published three “Shouts and Murmurs” pieces in The New Yorker Magazine. In addition to this, he has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The Huffington Post, the Staten Island Advance, and Radar.

In 2015, he wrote the screenplay of a comedy film “Staten Island Summer”. He has also played a minor role in the movie. He also played a minor role in the 2016 romantic comedy film “How to be Single” as Paul.

Jost has received a Peabody Award and three Writers Guild Awards for his work on Saturday Night Life. He was named a Breakout Artist by Carolines on Broadway in 2011. He has also been nominated for five Emmy Awards. More info about him can be found in his bio and wiki.

He not only writes for the Saturday Night Live but has also done stand-up on Late Night, TBS and HBO as well as various comedy festivals. He is also well known for his works on Staten Island Summer and Paul Rudd Pitches Harvey Weinstein.

Colin Jost's Net Worth And Body Measurements

The SNL star, Colin Jost's net worth is around to be $1.5 million at present. Being the host of SNL, his annual income is increasing now. He receives annually over $1 million from the SNL. He is 5. 10'' tall and he has a perfect body measurement size.  

Colin Jost's Personal Life

Colin Jost is currently unmarried. He is allegedly dating beautiful actress Scarlett Johanson since July 2017. Johnson previously married to Roman Dauriac from 2014-2017. Recently, Jost was seen together with her in London. However, the couple has not revealed their relationship publicly.

He previously was in a relationship with Rashida Jones, the star of famous American sitcom “Parks and Recreation”. He also tours around to different cities and performs standup comedy wherever he goes.

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