Born on 29th June 1982, Jost is an Actor, screenwriter and comedian. His work in Saturday Night Live as a writer and as a co-anchor in Weekend Update is quite famous among people.

Personal Life

Jost was born to Kerry J. Kelly and Daniel A. Jost on Staten Island, New York. His mother was chief medical officer in fire department and father was a teacher. He has a brother named Casey. His birth sign is Cancer. Jost is Roman Catholic; he belongs to white ethnicity and is an American citizen. He was raised in Staten Island.

Jost has completed his schooling from Regis High School, Manhattan. In his school days, he was editor for school newspaper. He also played a role in play Fiddler on the Roof in his school days. He completed his graduation from Harvard University; he was also elected as president of Harvard Lampoon.

His net worth is estimated to be 2.5 million U.S dollars. Jost is active on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has a Wiki page as well. His Instagram account has 219K followers and his Twitter account has 191K followers. Jost has shared many photos of him while working in his Instagram page.


Soon after graduating from Harvard, Jost got a job a writer in Saturday Night Live in the year 2005. In year 2009, he became writing supervisor for Saturday Night Live. Till 2012, he was a writing supervisor and then, became writer co-head with Rob Klein in 2012. On 1st Mar 2014, Jost appeared as co-anchor in show Weekend update and replaced Seth Meyers, as he left to host another show ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’. Norm Macdonald and Tina Fey as his first choice for his show’s anchor work.

Also, Jost made a Cameo appearance in Republican Presidential debate sketch as John Kasich. He appeared on show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, as a standup comedian. He appeared as comedian in TBS and HBO as well. In 2009, he was selected at Montreal Just for Laughs festival as a New Face. In The New Yorker Magazine, Jost has published three articles named ‘Shouts and Murmurs’. He also wrote for Huffington Post, Staten Island Advance and Radar.

In 2015, he played a role in comedy movie named ‘Staten Island Summer’. In 2016, Jost played a character named Paul in a romantic comedy movie ‘How to be Single’. He tours around the world doing standup comedy.

For eight Emmy Awards, Jost was nominated. In 2009, he won Peabody Award for his work on Saturday Night Live. For the same show, he won Writers Guild Award, four times. On Broadway, he was named as Breakout Artist in the year 2011.

Colin Jost full name is Colin Kelly Jost. He is a well known writer and actor, famous for his work on Saturday Night Live (1975), Staten Island Summer (2015) and  White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2015). Jost has very friendly and casual behavior. He gets well with people and is good friends with Seth Meyers and John Mulaney.