Louie Zakarian has a career than spans more than two decades. His range of experience crosses over from film and television, to theater and live performance. He has toured with Paul Simon, designed makeup for Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and has film and television credits that include Fringe, The Magnificent Seven, Southpaw, Requiem for a Dream, Across the Universe, Evening, P.S. I Love You and The Ministers.
Louie is perhaps best known as the makeup department head at Saturday Night Live for over 20 years. The accolades for his work are heard far and wide and he took home the Emmy Award 6 times for his work on SNL. Over his tenure at SNL, more than 50 cast members have come through his makeup room along with more than 100 guest hosts and more than 100 musical guests. To say that Louie Zakarian has been a part of the most important program in popular culture would be an incredible understatement. He and his team have helped SNL parody presidents — including Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama — along with other political figures, sports stars and celebrities and created some of the most iconic characters in television history.