Jay Pharoah

Jay Pharoah

American actor and comedian
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Jared Antonio Farrow (born October 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live in 2010, for its thirty-sixth season. In 2015, he was ranked the 55th greatest Saturday Night Live cast member by Rolling Stone magazine.

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Jay Pharoah was born on Wednesday, 14 October 1987 in Chesapeake, VA, USA. His full name at birth was Jared Antonio Farrow. He is best known as an actor. Pharoah's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Jay attended high school at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. For university, he studied at Tidewater Community College. His religion is listed as Christian. He is 6' 1" (185 cm) tall with an athletic build. He has dark brown eyes and black hair (color). Jay Pharoah is 36 years old and his zodiac star sign is Libra.

You can find people similar to Jay Pharoah by visiting our lists 21st-century African-American people and Comedians from Virginia.

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Jared Antonio Farrow
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Saturday Night Live
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14 October 1987
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Chesapeake, VA, USA
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Actor, Comedian, Rapper, Voice actor
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6' 1" (185 cm)
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High school
Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Virginia
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  • Tidewater Community College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
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ICM Partners (LA)
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(on performing on SNL)If you have multiple people on the cast saying things like you're so talented, you're so able, they don't use you and it's unfair and it's making us feel bad, They put people into boxes. Whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do. I'm a little fiery too, I'm not a yes n***a
I did impressions when I was little, (too)...I didn't have no friends, so I made them up!
  • Left SNL on good terms and without regrets.
  • Was born premature with a twin brother. His twin died at birth.
  • Graduated from Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. He played a recurring character on Saturday Night Live (1975) named Principal Daniel Frye. The character is based on his real-life principal, Jimmy Frye.

Jay Pharoah is known for his role in the film Spinning Gold (2023) as Cecil Holmes.

He is also known for his role in the film Unsane (2018) as Nate Hoffman.

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