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The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s

Updated April 3, 2019 5.3k votes 1.0k voters 2.4k views157 items

List RulesVote up the people who did the best job as hosts of SNL from 2000 through 2009.

Saturday Night Live went through some big changes in the 2000s - from the 9/11 attacks to the writers strike that shortened season 33 to some big cast shakeups mid-decade.  Even with several hosts returning multiple times there were almost 160 different hosts in the '00s. If you can't remember everybody who got to open the show, then refresh your memory with this list of the people who were hosts from 2000 through 2009, ranked from best SNL '00s hosts to worst SNL '00s hosts.

The 2000s saw over two dozen people return to host SNL, with Alec Baldwin again appearing the most times. Other celebrities, such as Ben Affleck and Dwayne Johnson appeared regularly as well, but none made quite the impression as Justin Timberlake's four appearances did, along with his Digital Shorts participation that made him such a frequent musical guest and host in the 2000s.

Just like the seasons and episodes themselves, the Saturday Night Live hosts of the 2000s range from great to grueling. Vote up the actors, musicians, and comedians who did the best job at hosting SNL in the '00s.

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  • Tom Hanks1
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    Tom Hanks

    The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump

    Age64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both...  more
  • Colin Firth2
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    Colin Firth

    The King's Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Age55

    BirthplaceGrayshott, United Kingdom

    Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor who has received an Academy...  more
  • Paris Hilton3
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    Paris Hilton

    Zoolander, House of Wax

    Age39

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American media personality, businesswoman,...  more
  • Anne Hathaway4
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    Anne Hathaway

    Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married

    Age37

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the...  more
  • Tom Brady5
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    Tom Brady

    Super Bowl XXXIX, Super Bowl XXXVI

    Age38

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for...  more
  • Dana Carvey6
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    Dana Carvey

    Wayne's World, Saturday Night Live

    Age65

    BirthplaceUSA, Montana, Missoula

    Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and...  more
  • Steve Carell7
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    Steve Carell

    The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    Age53

    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Steven John Carell (; born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer,...  more
  • John Malkovich8
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    John Malkovich

    Empire of the Sun, Dangerous Liaisons

    Age66

    BirthplaceChristopher, Illinois, United States of America

    John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an American actor, producer, and fashion...  more
  • Britney Spears9
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    Britney Spears

    Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember

    Age38

    BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

    Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and...  more
  • Kevin Spacey10
    10
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    Kevin Spacey

    American Beauty, L.A. Confidential

    Age61

    BirthplaceSouth Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

    Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Spacey...  more
  • Bradley Cooper11
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    Bradley Cooper

    Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover

    Age45

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been...  more
  • Steve Martin12
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    Steve Martin

    The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!

    Age75

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

    Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker,...  more
  • Tina Fey13
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    Tina Fey

    Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls

    Age50

    BirthplaceUpper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer,...  more
  • Snoop Dogg14
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    Snoop Dogg

    Training Day, Turbo

    Age48

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States of America

    Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an...  more
  • Liam Neeson15
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    Liam Neeson

    Schindler's List, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Age68

    BirthplaceBallymena, United Kingdom

    Liam John Neeson (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has been nominated...  more
  • Matthew McConaughey16
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    Matthew McConaughey

    Interstellar, The Wolf of Wall Street

    Age50

    BirthplaceUvalde, Texas, United States of America

    Matthew McConaughey (; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor and producer. He first...  more
  • Jon Hamm17
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    Jon Hamm

    Mad Men, The Town

    Age49

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Jonathan Daniel Hamm (born March 10, 1971) is an American actor, best known for playing...  more
  • Hugh Jackman18
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    Hugh Jackman

    The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Age47

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He...  more
  • Justin Timberlake19
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    Justin Timberlake

    Love Actually, Get Smart

    Age34

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981), often known by his initials, JT, is an...  more
  • Christopher Walken20
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    Christopher Walken

    The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction

    Age77

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Astoria

    Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, March 31, 1943) is an American actor, dancer,...  more
  • Ryan Reynolds21
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    Ryan Reynolds

    Deadpool, Green Lantern

    Age43

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film...  more
  • Will Ferrell22
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    Will Ferrell

    Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Age53

    BirthplaceIrvine, California, United States of America

    John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer...  more
  • Jackie Chan23
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    Jackie Chan

    Jackie Chan Adventures, Rush Hour

    Age61

    BirthplaceVictoria Peak, Hong Kong

    Chan Kong-sang (born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Konger...  more
  • Drew Barrymore24
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    Drew Barrymore

    Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels

    Age45

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Culver City, California, United States of America

    Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director,...  more
  • Paul Rudd25
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    Paul Rudd

    Ant-Man, Role Models

    Age51

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd...  more