Colin Jost is a proficient writer who has established himself in Hollywood by penning down several scripts for the late-night TV variety show, Saturday Night Live. Through his brilliant works on the show, he has been a recipient of multiple awards and nominations. He has also contributed his write-ups to many notable journals like The Huffington Post. Jost has also dabbled in acting as he has made appearances in a few movies and TV shows. He also been featured in commercials and has performed as a comic artist at various comedy festivals and shows. Learn more about the Jost’s personal life below.
Who Is Colin Jost?
The esteemed comedian was born to Daniel A. Jost and Kerry J. Kelly in Grymes Hill, Staten Island, New York, United States on 29th June 1982. His father worked as an educator while his mother worked at the Fire Department of the City of New York as a Chief Medical Officer. He has one sibling, a brother named Casey Jost who has also dabbled as an actor and writes for the hidden camera reality series, Impractical Jokers. Colin Jost is a graduate of Regis High School located in Manhattan and an alumnus of Harvard University.
While in the university, Jost was the chairperson of the undergraduate Humor publication known as The Harvard Lampoon. He also contested in a game show titled, The Weakest Link of which he went home with the grand prize money of about $5,250 during the college edition. In 2005, he was recruited as a writer of Saturday Night Live. A few years later, he began carrying out the supervisory role which lasted for three years. Then in 2012, he was made co-head writer of the TV show.
However, in 2014, he began featuring in the sketch and fictional news program of the show called Weekend Update that comments on and parodies current events. He also writes for other known journals such as Radar and The New York Magazine. His write-ups have gained publications in The New Yorker. He has additionally served as the scriptwriter of the movie, Staten Island Summer and has been credited with the writing of the scripts of the series, Kappa Mikey and the 75th Golden Globe Awards.
Working as a stand up comic artist, Colin Jost has performed in several TV shows and equally in many comedy festivals which includes the late-night talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the largest international comedy festival in the world known as Just for Laugh held in Montreal and Chicago.
He has served as the host of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards held in the Microsoft Theater in Downtown, Los Angeles, California in 2018.
His brilliant writing works has earned him several awards including the Writers Guild of America Award for comedy/variety (five times) and Peabody Award (once). He has also gained several Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Does Colin Jost Have a Wife or is He Dating Someone Now?
The skilled actor is not yet married but he is currently in a loving relationship with the eminent actress, Scarlett Johansson. The pair began dating in December 2017 and on May 2019, they took the relationship to the next level as Colin Jost proposed to his beau. Although Jost is yet to be joined in matrimony for the first time, his fiancée has been in two marriages and can’t wait to walk down the aisle for the third time with her man, Colin Jost.
The two lovebirds who are always attending events together have been sighted at a Labor Day Party, 70th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in Los Angeles, among others.
Jost’s fiancée is a multi-award winning actress who has also done some works in the capacity of a singer. Her films have grossed more than $5 billion in North America and over $ 14.3 billion worldwide which makes her the third highest-grossing box office star of all time. She was previously married to the actor, Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and Romain Dauriac whom she shares a daughter with, from 2014 to 2017.
Prior to his relationship with Johansson, Colin Jost dated the film and TV actress, Rashida Leah Jones from 2013 to 2016.