Repertory Player Bio
Bowen Yang returns for his fourth season as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" after joining the show as a staff writer in Season 44.
Yang is a comedian, writer and actor based in New York. He has entertained viewers with his lineup of standout characters, including his fan-favorite Weekend Update characters the Iceberg That Sank the Titanic and Fran Lebowitz. Yang received back-to-back Emmy Award nominations in 2021-2022 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, becoming the first featured player in the show's history to be nominated for an Emmy. In 2019, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series as a member of the "SNL" writing staff.
Yang is the co-host of the acclaimed podcast "Las Culturistas" and its live show, "I Don't Think So, Honey!" He co-stars in the Comedy Central series "Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens," and has also appeared on HBO's "High Maintenance," Comedy Central's "Broad City" and Peacock's "Girls5eva." He most recently starred in Searchlight Pictures' romantic comedy film "Fire Island." Additional film credits include "The Lost City" and "Isn't It Romantic." Yang was also a consulting producer on Apple TV+'s "Schmigadoon!"
Yang is from Aurora, Colorado, and his birthday is November 6.