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Who is Lindsay Shookus? 5 Facts About Ben Affleck's New Love

Who is Lindsay Shookus? 5 Facts About Ben Affleck's New Love

Now that Ben Affleck has gone public with his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, interest in her has, of course, increased.

The 44-year-old actor and 37-year-old Saturday Night Live producer have reportedly known each other for years, and began an alleged affair in 2013.

Here are 5 fast facts about Lindsay:

- She was previously married to SNL colleague Kevin Miller and they share a child together.

- Lindsay grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for journalism.

- She won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special in 2015 for producing the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special. She was also nominated in 2016 for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and for Outstanding Variety Special for producing the Adele Live in New York City concert special.

- Her first show working on SNL was hosted by Ben‘s BFF Matt Damon.

- She helped discover Kristen Wiig. “When I started as an assistant at SNL, I got my eyes on Kristen Wiig and was able to bring her for an audition for Lorne Michaels and the other producers. Turns out, Kristen Wiig can give you some street cred early on,” she told THR.

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