Meyers began his TV career with Saturday Night Live in 2001, where he was a cast member for thirteen seasons. Meyers acted as head writer for nine seasons and “Weekend Update” anchor for eight seasons. In 2011, Meyers won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for host Justin Timberlake’s musical monologue. Meyers also garnered ten additional Emmy nominations for his work as a writer in television.
In 2014 Meyers succeeded Jimmy Fallon as host of Late Night. The show has been nominated for a number of awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 2017.
A graduate of Northwestern University, he studied and performed at ImprovOlympic before moving on to the Boom Chicago Theater in Amsterdam, Holland. His acclaimed show Pick-ups and Hiccups with partner Jill Benjamin toured Europe and eventually caught the eye of SNL.
Meyers also executive produces and lends his voice to Hulu’s animated superhero show The Awesomes. The show premiered in August 2013 and quickly became a runaway hit. Hulu recently picked it up for a third season. Meyers hosted the 2010 and 2011 ESPY Awards on ESPN and headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner to rave reviews.
Meyers currently resides in New York City with his wife and 2 children.
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