Netflix Star is Set by ‘SNL,’ Season 47 Finale Host

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Natasha Lyonne is the co-creator of Netflix and its star. Russian doll will host the final episode of Season 47 of Saturday Night Live. Lyonne will host Saturday Night Live’s final episode on May 21. Although she has been involved in many films, Lyonne is best known for her role on Netflix’s Nicky Nichols. Orange is the New BlackShe was nominated for an Emmy in 2014 for her performance of, She was nominated for three Emmys more in 2019. Russian dollNow in its second season. Next is Poker Face on Peacock. 

“I might wear black clothes and smoke cigarettes, but in many ways I’m an optimist and believe in this underlying good-natured, happy ending type of shit,”she Submitted magazine in April. “There’s so much evidence to the contrary, in our society constantly, and yet I want to believe in us… At some point in my life, it was time to abandon the idea of going to a party having this cynical attitude of, like, standing against the wall and being like, ‘This party sucks. These people are stupid.’ It’s like, ‘No, man. You’re at that party. Make it better.'” 

Lyonne was a long-standing friend of many SNL staffers before becoming a host. She has known SNL alum Amy Poehler, for over 20 years, and they both created Russian doll together. On NBC’s Today in April, Poehler explained that she and Lyonne are more like family than friends.

“Natasha and I are hopefully an example of what chosen family looks like,”The Parks and RecStar said. “You choose the people that are supposed to be in your life, and people that are in Natasha’s life know that they love her deeply, and she loves deeply. According to Lyonne, Poehler has been “One of the most loved” of her life.”We make the show, especially during the edit process. It’s like writing to Amy.” Lyonne said.

In addition to Poehler, SML alum Maya Rudolph and Lyonne have also been friends for 20 years. Lyonne and Rudolph met in 2001 at Manhattan’s Mercer Bar. “It was love at first glance” Rudolph told Glamour in 2019. For a short time, they were even roommates and have remained close through various creative collaborations. Two years ago, Lyonne, who Rudolph calls  “Tashi,” directed the Bridesmaids star in an experimental short named Cabiria, Charity, Chastity, about a woman making peace with her vaudeville past. 

The actors also launched a production company together in 2018, Animal Pictures, which signed a first-look deal with Amazon. Among their recent projects are Sarah Cooper’s Netflix comedy special Everything’s Fine and several films and shows, including Desert People, a dramedy created by Lyonne and Alia Shawkat. Additionally, Lyonne was dating former SNL cast member Fred Armisen, introduced to her by Rudolph, Glamour reported. Their relationship started in 2014, but Lyonne announced their breakup in April. 

The Slums of Beverly Hills actress will be joined on SNL by first-time musical guest Japanese Breakfast, currently touring North America to support its album Jubilee. It was previously reported that Selena Gomez would make her hosting debut Saturday, May 14, alongside musical guest Post Malone. Saturday Night Live Saturdays at 11:30 pm ET on NBC. ET on NBC.