Award-winning American writer, actor, comedian, and TV anchor, Colin Jost has been on the rise since after kick-starting his career on the NBC show, Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 2005. Colin’s exceptional performance on SNL has earned him numerous awards including five Writers Guild of America Awards. As an actor and comedian, Jost has appeared on a number of films and TV shows such as How To Be Single, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and Staten Island Summer in which he appeared alongside Casey Jost.
Besides his career fame, Jost recently made headlines for his progressing relationship with famous multimillionaire actress and singer, Scarlett Johansson. Having engaged Johansson with a diamond ring that reportedly cost him $400k, fans are eagerly looking out for the latest info on the duo’s love life. Meanwhile, they also really want to know if Colin is in any way related to Casey, with whom he shares the same last name.
How Old Is Colin Jost?
He was born as Colin Kelly Jost on the 29th of June, 1982. Colin grew up in his birthplace – the Grymes Hill locality of Staten Island, New York, U.S.A. He graduated from Regis High School, Manhattan in 2000, and later the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2004.
Prior to making it to the limelight, Colin Jost began his writing career during his high school days, serving as his school’s newspaper (The Owl) editor. While studying at Harvard, Colin also served as the leader of the university’s humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon. As a sophomore, he won a $5,250 price on his school’s production of The Weakest Link.
Colin subsequently kicked off his professional career in 2005 when he landed a writing job on the Saturday Night Live (SNL) show. In addition to writing, Colin also makes appearances on the TV show from 2005 till date. He also co-anchors SNL‘s “Weekend Update” program since 2014.
In addition to his SNL job, Colin Jost writes for numerous popular publications including The New Yorker, Radar, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others. He also does regular stand-ups at concerts, tours, and festivals such as Montreal and Chicago’s “Just for Laughs”.
Is Colin Jost Related to Casey Jost?
The answer is a straight yes – Colin Jost is related to Casey Jost. Here’s how:
Colin Jost is Casey Jost’s elder brother. The two brothers are the only children of their parents, Daniel A. Jost (a former teacher) and Kerry J. Kelly (a medical officer).
Just like his brother, Casey Jost (born June 17, 1985) also works in the entertainment industry. He is a writer, producer, television actor and comedian. After graduating from Regis High School in Manhattan, Casey enrolled for comedy classes in 2007. He presently works as a writer and producer for the comedy reality TV show, Impractical Jokers. He has also worked on other projects such as Billy on the Street (2011) and Above Average Parents (2012). he has also featured in a number of films including The Cicada Hunk (2015).
Casey Jost married American actress, Lisa Kleinman on 21st June 2014. His brother, Colin Jost engaged world-famous actress, Scarlett Johansson in May 2019 after dating her for about two years. The duo met in 2017. If they eventually marry as expected, it will be Colin’s first marriage but Scarlett’s third. The latter had been in two marriages that ended in divorce. Her first was with popular Canadian actor and film producer, Ryan Reynolds (2008-2011), while her second was with Romain Dauriac, a French journalist (2014-2017).
Colin and Casey maintain a very close relationship. Having similar professions, the duo has worked together on a number of projects including Staten Island Summer, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. They also attend events together on various occasions.
How Tall Is Colin Jost?
Colin Jost stands at 1.79 m making him slightly taller than his brother Casey who stands at 1.78 m tall. In addition to his moderate height, Colin has good looks. He spots lush brown hair and charming blue eyes, couple with a trimmed athletic body that weighs about 85 kilograms. He’s also got a good fashion sense, always appearing in clean-cut suits for formal occasions, and trendy outfits for other events.