Susan Forristal- The Tragedy of Lorne Michaels’ Ex-Wife
Susan Forristal is an American actress best known as the ex-wife of Lorne Michaels, a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film and television producer and screenwriter.
She has starred in the movies L.A. Story (1991), Regarding Henry (1991) and Riding in Cars with Boys (2001).
Susan Forristal Wikipedia: Susan was born in Los Angeles, United States and holds an American nationality. Her age is not disclosed but is reportedly around 60 years old.
Who is her Husband? (Lorne Michaels’ Past Relationships)
Susan is the second wife of her husband Lorne Michaels. They got married in 1981, a year after Lorne’s divorce from his first wife.
After 6 years of marital relationship, they divorced in 1987. The couple does not have any children together.
Earlier, her husband was married to Rosie Shuster. They had been together since 1960 and married in 1971.
They split after nine years in 1980.
Rosie was the daughter of his comedy mentor Frank Shuster of the Wayne and Shuster comedy team. Her father even worked as a writer on Saturday Night Live with Lorne.
Lorne Michaels’ Current Wife and Children
Susan’s ex-husband is currently married to his third wife Alice Barry.
She used to work as his assistant and got into a relationship. They dated for some years and married in 1991.
The couple has three children: two sons named Edward Michaels and Henry Michaels, and a daughter named Sophie Michaels.
His daughter Sophie has also appeared in the episode of Saturday Night Live during the show’s 30th season hosted by Johnny Knoxville.
The couple has a very beautiful relationship even after three decades.
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Who is Lorne Michaels?
Her former husband Michaels is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and screenwriter who is best known as the producer of Saturday Night Live.
He was born Lorne David Lipowitz on November 17, 1944 (age 77). There is still confusion about his birthplace as some say that he was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada while some believe he was born in the British mandate of Palestine (now Israel).
Lorne attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute with his two siblings and studied at University College, Toronto majoring in English.
He got his US citizenship in 1987.
Lorne has produced several TV shows and events like Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, The Other Two, etc.
He has won 20 Primetime Emmy Awards out of 94 nominations and is the person to receive the most nominations in the award’s history.
Susan Forristal’s Close Friends
Forristal has a very close relationship with director Mike Nichols and his wife Diane Sawyer who are like her best friends.
Mike even gave her roles in 4 of his films.
Surprisingly, Susan frequently accompanied him to see new plays in the theater as his wife didn’t like watching the plays.
Net worth and Earnings
The semi-retired actress and model Susan appeared in short roles in several movies and series. She reportedly earned a couple of thousand dollars for her roles.
She also received a good paycheck as a model appearing in the commercials.
Susan has now left the industry and is living a retired life.
On the other hand, her former husband is a well-established producer, actor, comedian, and screenwriter who has a net worth of $500 Million.
He earns more than $30 Million a year. He also owns several real estate properties and houses.
Lorne Michaels Considering ‘SNL’ Retirement
In December 2021, the Saturday Night Live co-creator Lorne hinted that he might leave the show after its 50th anniversary. The show will mark its 5th season in 2024.
“You know, I think I’m committed to doing this show until its 50th anniversary, which is in three years. I’d like to see that through, and I have a feeling that’d be a really good time to leave. But … I won’t want the show ever to be bad. I care too deeply about it. It’s been my life’s work. So I’m going to do everything I can to see it carry on.”
Earlier in 2020, he had also talked about being on the show until its 50th.
The 20-time Emmy winner had only been out of the show for 5 years previously in the 1980s, otherwise has been with it since its start in 1975.