Lorne Michaels Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Lorne Michaels Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth November 17, 1944
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Spouse Alice Barry

Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American producer, comedian, screenwriter, and actor who is known as the mastermind behind the longest-running sketch comedy and variety show, Saturday Night Live (1975-1980, 1985-Present).

Born Name

Lorne David Lipowitz

Nick Name

Lorne

Lorne Michaels as seen at the Time 100 gala in 2010
Lorne Michaels as seen at the Time 100 gala in 2010 (David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nationality

Canadian, American

Education

Lorne studied at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute.

In 1966, he graduated with a degree in English from University College of the University of Toronto.

Occupation

Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian

Family

  • Father – Henry Abraham Lipowitz
  • Mother – Florence Becker
  • Siblings – Mark Lipowitz (Younger Brother) (Died), Barbara Lipowitz (Younger Sister)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Lorne has dated –

  1. Rosie Schuster (1967-1980) – Michaels married comedy writer Rosie Schuster on October 5, 1971. But, they got divorced in 1980.
  2. Susan Forristal (1981-1987) – His 2nd marriage to Susan Forristal lasted from 1981 to 1987.
  3. Alice Barry (1990-Present) – In 1991, the SNL creator married Alice Barry. He is a father to sons Henry Michaels, Edward Michaels, and daughter Sophie Michaels.
Jonathan Krisel, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Lorne Michaels as seen in 2012
Jonathan Krisel, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Lorne Michaels as seen in 2012 (Peabody Awards / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Black

However, his hair has turned gray with his advancing age.

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Short height

Lorne Michaels Favorite Things

SourceDaily Mail, Spin.com

Lorne Michaels posing with his individual award at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards in 2013
Lorne Michaels posing with his individual award at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards in 2013 (Peabody Awards / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Lorne Michaels Facts

  1. He has revealed that he regrets not hiring Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell on SNL.
  2. Lorne once worked as a joke writer for Woody Allen.
  3. He is close friends with Paul Simon, of the Simon & Garfunkel fame.
  4. Some reports suggest that he was born in a kibbutz in Israel (then British-mandate Palestine), and not in Toronto as widely reported.
  5. Alec Baldwin based the character of Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock on Michaels.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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