Tim Meadows biography
Date of Birth: February 5, 1961
As perhaps one of the longest standing members of Saturday Night Live in the shows
history, Tim Meadows, was born in Highland Park, Michigan, raised in Detroit and
attended Wayne State University.
He joined SNL back in February 1991 as a featured player, and was promoted to cast player in 1993. His longevity as a cast member is due primarily to his comedic
versatality, having played a range of personalities from Oprah Winfrey to O.J. Simpson.
Meadows came to SNL from Second City, the Chicago-based improvisational comedy troupe. At Second City, Meadows wrote and performed in productions of The Gods Must Be Lazy with Chris Farley, It Was Thirty Years Ago Today and Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only. Having performed in Chicago for five years, the latter three at Second City,
Meadows won a loyal following with his sharp comedic talent.
In September 1993, Meadows was nominated for an Emmy Award as part of SNL's writing team. Over the summer of 1996, Meadows performed for three weeks at the Kennedy
Center in Washington, D.C., as part of a Second City ensemble entitled "Truth, Justice, and the American Way."
After playing small roles in three SNL-inspired feature films (Coneheads, Wayne's World 2 and It's Pat), Meadows co-wrote and starred in the Toronto-filmed Paramount feature film The Ladies Man (2000), based on one of his SNL characters.
Since then, Meadows has played recurring roles in two short-lived sitcoms, The Michael Richards Show (2000) and Leap of Faith (2002). He has also played supporting roles in TV movies such as Three Days and The Even Stevens Movie (2003) before returning to the big screen with the small budget film Wasabi Tuna (2003) and the big budget film Mean Girls (2004), starring Lindsay Lohan.
In 2015, he appeared in the comedy Trainwreck with Amy Schumer, and will also take a role in 2016's Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
He has filed for divorce from his wife Michelle, whom he married in 1997 and with whom he has two children. Meadows divides his time between Chicago and New York City.
Tim Meadows Filmography