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The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s

Updated April 3, 2019 4.2k votes 753 voters 1.8k 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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    Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Colin Firth

    The King's Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Age60

    BirthplaceGrayshott, United Kingdom

    Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor who has received an Academy... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Justin Timberlake

    Love Actually, Get Smart

    Age39

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981), often known by his initials, JT, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Jennifer Aniston

    Friends, We're the Millers

    Age51

    BirthplaceSherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film producer, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Drew Barrymore

    Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels

    Age45

    BirthplaceCulver City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director,... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Christopher Walken

    The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction

    Age77

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, March 31, 1943) is an American actor, dancer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Jack Black

    School of Rock, King Kong

    Age51

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Jack Black (born Thomas Jacob Black; August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia
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    Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Ashton Kutcher

    The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show

    Age42

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Christopher Ashton Kutcher (; born February 7, 1978) is an American actor, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Charlize Theron

    Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus

    Age45

    BirthplaceBenoni, Gauteng, South Africa

    Charlize Theron ( shar-LEEZ THERR-ən; Afrikaans: [ʃarˈlis trɔn]; born 7 August 1975) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Jake Gyllenhaal

    Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler

    Age39

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. Born into the... more on Wikipedia
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    Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Amy Adams

    Man of Steel, American Hustle

    Age46

    BirthplaceVicenza, Italy

    Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and... more on Wikipedia
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    Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Shia LaBeouf

    Transformers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Age34

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Shia Saide LaBeouf ( (listen); born June 11, 1986) is an American actor, performance artist,... more on Wikipedia
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    John McCain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    John McCain

    Face the Nation, Television's Vietnam

    Age84

    BirthplacePanama Canal Zone, Panama, Americas, Central America

    John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Seinfeld, A Bug's Life

    Age59

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall (; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress,... more on Wikipedia
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    Anna Faris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Anna Faris

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Scary Movie 4

    Age43

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Anna Kay Faris (; born November 29, 1976) is an American actress, voice artist, producer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Natalie Portman

    V for Vendetta, Black Swan

    Age39

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel

    Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; June 9, 1981) is an actress and filmmaker with dual... more on Wikipedia
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    Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
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    Peyton Manning

    Spike Guys' Choice Awards, Battle of the Gridiron Stars

    Age44

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia
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