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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels

BA 1966 UC - 2012 Award Recipient

Lorne Michaels is the creator and executive producer of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the most Emmy-nominated show in history. A former member of the UC Follies theatre troupe, Michaels began his career as a writer and producer for the CBC. He has been executive producer of Up All NightLate Night with Jimmy Fallon30 Rock and Portlandia. Michaels has produced films that include Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Wayne’s World and Three Amigos. He has won 13 Emmys and, in 2008, was included in Time magazine's Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. Michaels was honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement and received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2004.