Lindsay Shookus

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Lindsay Shookus
Born Williamsville, New York
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Occupation Television producer
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s)
Kevin Miller
(m. 2010; div. 2014)
Children 1

Lindsay Anne Shookus (born June 18, 1980) is an American television producer. She has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning once, for her work on Saturday Night Live.

Early life[edit]

Shookus's father, Robert, was an electronics and housewares business owner while her mother, Christine, worked as a sales representative.[1][2] She was raised in Williamsville, New York and attended Williamsville South High School.[3] She studied journalism at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1998 to 2002.

Career[edit]

After graduating from college in 2002, Shookus was hired as Marci Klein's assistant on Saturday Night Live.[4][5] In 2008, she became an associate producer on the show and also had producing credits on 45 episodes of 30 Rock between 2008 and 2010. She was named an SNL co-producer in 2010 and, since 2012, has been credited as a producer. She is head of the show's talent department,[6] booking hosts and musical guests, as well as scouting potential cast members.[7] She was named one of Billboard's 50 Most Powerful Music Executives in both 2015 and 2016.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Shookus met television producer Kevin Miller in 2002 and they married in 2010.[10] Their daughter, Madeline,[11] was born in early 2013. The couple separated in 2014.[12]

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Shookus supported Hillary Clinton and was a member of the Emily's List Creative Council.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lindsay Shookus and Kevin Miller". The New York Times. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  2. ^ Gleason, Bucky (10 September 2012). "Gleason: He's 91 and shooting his age". The Buffalo News.
  3. ^ "'Live From New York,' an expanded update for SNL's 40th season". The Buffalo News. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Lindsay Shookus, 35 - Next Gen 2015: Hollywood's Up-and-Coming Execs 35 and Under". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  5. ^ "From WNY to SNL: Lindsay Shookus talks about her roots and her career ... but not her boyfriend". The Buffalo News. 20 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Bill Hader". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Brianna Bennett, 33 – Next Gen 2015: Hollywood's Up-and-Coming Execs 35 and Under". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Women In Music 2015: The 50 Most Powerful Executives in the Industry". Billboard. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Women In Music 2016: The 100 Most Powerful Executives". Billboard. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Lindsay Shookus and Kevin Miller". The New York Times. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  11. ^ http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/20/wny-snl-lindsay-shookus-talks-roots-career-not-boyfriend/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "How Jen Is Dealing with Ben's New Public Romance: 'It's Not an Easy Situation,' Says Source". PEOPLE.com. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  13. ^ Ellis, Kristi (14 March 2016). "Lena Dunham to Co-Chair New Emily's List Council Backing Clinton". WWD. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

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