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Seth Meyers Biography

Birth Name:
Seth Adam Meyers
Birth Place:
Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Got his start at Chicago's famous ImprovOlympic Theatre (now called iO Chicago) after graduating from Northwestern
  • Lived in Amsterdam with his brother, Josh, where both worked as part of an improv troupe called Boom Chicago
  • Joined cast of Saturday Night Live in 2001; in 2006, moved up to head writer and co-anchor of Weekend Update with Amy Poehler
  • Co-wrote 2008 presidential election parody sketches for SNL, with particular focus on VP candidate Sarah Palin
  • Directed the seven-episode online short series The Line

Awards

  • 2021Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2019Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: winner
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated

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