Famous entertainer Lorne Michael, whose real name is Lorne Lipowitz, is one of the best-known entertainers in the United States. Other than American, he holds one more nationality, Canadian. He is not famous only for his entertaining skills, but also for his work as a producer, writer, and actor.
His most famous work is on the tv show “Saturday Night Live”, where he served as a creator and a producer at the same time. If you want to learn more about Lorne Michaels, thorough a short biography, and his net worth, stay with us for a couple of minutes.
Lorne Michaels was born on the seventeenth of November 1944, as Lorne Lipowitz. His parents were Henry Abraham Lipowitz and Florence Becker. He is of Jewish descent. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada with his other two siblings. There are some disputes about his home town, but Toronto is an official version, so we will stick to that.
His education started at Collegiate Institute in Toronto. After, he attended the University of Toronto, from which he has a degree in the English language. The year of his graduation was 1966. In 1987, he sent an application for American citizenship, which was approved. In 2002, he was inducted into the Order of Canada.
He was married three times. His first wife was Rosie Shuster, they married in the early seventies. In 1981, he was married for a second time with Susan Forristal, they divorced in 1987. As of 1991, his wife is Alice Barry, their marriage lasts to this day. Lorne has three children.
He started his career as a writer on CBC radio station. During the sixties, he moved from Canada to Los Angeles, where he also worked as a writer for “The Beautiful Phyllis Show” and “Laugh-In”. Plus, he worked on “The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour” whom he created together with Hart Pomerantz.
In 1975, he started working on “Night Live”. Two years later, the show changed its name to “Saturday Night Live”. At first, Lorne Michaels was a producer of the show. Later, he started working as a writer too. In the end, he became an executive producer of the show. Also, he played several characters that appeared on the show over the years.
Throughout his career, he won numerous awards and nominations for his work. For Emmy Awards, he was nominated over 150 times and won over 30 awards. Besides Emmy, he won the Gemini Awards, Gold Derby Award, The Webby Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards, etc. In 1996, he was introduced into the Walk of Fame.
Lorne Michaels earned his money for his appearances and portraying several characters in various tv shows. Also, he served as a producer and writer for a big number of them too. Other than that, he earned a lot of money as a stand-up comedian. His decade-long work on “Saturday Night Live”, didn`t go unnoticed. It gave him a lot of profit. As of 2023, Lorne Michaels` net worth is estimated at $500 million.