Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels
Real Name/Full Name Lorne David Lipowitz
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Lorne Michaels
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Of Birth/Birthday: November 17, 1944
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Blonde/grey
Parents Name: Father – Henry Abraham Lipowitz
Mother – Florence (née Becker)
Siblings: N/A
School: Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
College: University College, Toronto
Religion: N/A
Nationality: Canadian
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Alice Barry (m. 1991), Susan Forristal (m. 1981–1987), Rosie Shuster (m. 1971–1980)
Kids/Children Name:  Sophie Michaels, Henry Michaels, and Edward Michaels
Profession:  television producer and screenwriter and comedian
Net Worth: $550 million
Last Updated: May 2024

When you look at the life of many celebrities, you will realize that not everything they do is listed in their success story. There is no difference with Lorne Michaels’ life. Lorne Michael is a great Canadian-American comedian, television producer, actor and writer. One of the notable work he has done is the production of ‘Saturday Night Live’.

He is also known for his contribution in several movies and television series some of which include Nothing Lasts Forever, Wayne’s World 2 and Masterminds just to mention a few. His work in the film industry has won him very many awards and nominations including 19 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Well, how well do you know about Lorne Michaels? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Lorne Michaels’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Lorne Michaels to date.

Biography and Early Life

Lorne was born on the 17th of November in 1944 as Lorne David Lipowitz to Henry Abraham Lipowitz and his wife Florence (nee Becker). Unlike many other celebrities who are very sure about their birth details, there are some disputes about the birth place of Lorne Michaels.

Many people say that his birthplace is in Toronto, Ontario while some have also stated that he was born in British-mandate Palestine which is present in Israel. His family is then said to have migrated from Palestine to Toronto when Lorne was an infant. But as they say, majority wins, I’ll also agree with the majority that feels Lorne was born in Toronto, Ontario in Canada.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Lorne Michaels in 2024, and what is his height and weight? Well, Lorne Michaels’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 25th May 2024 having been born on 17 November 1944. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


Whether he was born in Toronto or not, one thing that is for sure is that he was raised in Toronto together with his two younger siblings. It is not clear where he spent his early school years but his high school life was spent at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute which is located in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. After graduating from high school, he was enrolled into University College, in Toronto he took English as the major course and he graduated in 1966. In 2002, he got induction into Order of Canada. He received his US citizenship in 1987.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Michael might have been a successful career man but when it comes to his personal life, he is not very lucky. This is because he has been married three times in his life and two of the marriages ended in divorce. He first got married to Rosie Shuster in 1971 but unfortunately, their marriage didn’t work well, and therefore, they decided to call it quits in 1980. Rosie was the daughter of Frank Shuster who is his comedy mentor.

In 1981 a few months after the end of his first marriage, he married Susan Forristal who was a model. Unfortunately, their marriage laster for only 6 years, and the two divorced in 1987. However, he never gave up on love. After being single for four years, he felt it was time to get married once again. This is when he met his assistant Alice Barry in 1991. Luckily, this worked out and the two have been living together as man and wife to date. He is a father of three namely Sophie, Henry and Edward Michaels.

Is Lorne Michaels Gay?

Lorne might have made wrong choices in choosing his two wives and that is why their marriage couldn’t last long. However, the fact that he decided to get married to Alice and has never thought of dating a fellow man is enough to prove that he is not gay.

Professional Career

Michaels’ career started at CBC Radio as a writer and a broadcaster. In 1968, he decided to move to Los Angeles and left CBC Radio. Two years later in 1970, his acting career began as a starring in “The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour” which was a Canadian comedy series. NBC Saturday Night TV show was later created. The program was later renamed as ‘Saturday Night Live’. He started off as the producer but later became the executive producer and writer.

Since then, he has been featured in different television series and movies. As a producer, he has more than 165 credits, 7 credits as an actor and 30 credits as a writer. Some of the movies he has worked on as a producer include: Man Seeking Woman, Maya & Marty, The Guilt Trip and Up All Night among others.


When it comes to talking about all the awards and nominations this man has received over the years, the list is endless. Lorne has managed to win a total of 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, he has also won Gold Derby Award and Costume Designers Guild Awards among others. In total, he has registered over 100 nominations and a total of 36 wins.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lorne Michaels in 2024

Lorne Michaels Net Worth
Lorne Michaels Net Worth

Lorne Michael is among the most successful producers and television personalities in the history of America. As of 2024, his earnings and salary are estimated at roughly $30 million and a net worth of $550 million all of which he has earned from his career in the film industry.

Lorne Michaels is one of the most successful producers in the film industry. He knows what his place is, and although he has opportunities of being cast in as many movies and TV series, his interest is in building the acting career of other actors as a producer.


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