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There's a thing that happens to every new cast member after a few seasons of being on Saturday Night Live—they get Hollywood-ized. They get tailored clothes, expertly colored hair, spray tans, and mega-white teeth, and suddenly, these funny, ordinary humans are officially red-carpet celebrities.
And in case you've missed the subtle transformation of all your favorite comedians, we present to you 14 of the most-famous cast members, then and now.
Kristen Wiig Then...
The exact lip-glossed and bronzed version of yourself in 2006.
...Kristen Wiig Now
An actual representation of Hollywood royalty.
Rachel Dratch Then...
As a choker- and leather jacket-wearing badass in 2000.
...Rachel Dratch Now
Still a badass, but with a glossy lob and on-trend shift dress.
Will Ferrell Then...
Baby Will in a big-boy suit in the late '90s.
...Will Ferrell Now
Cool-AF Will in a cool-AF jacket and button-down.
Ana Gasteyer Then...
As our butterfly-clip hero in 1999.
...Ana Gasteyer Now
As a hand-on-hip expert, with really excellent hair.
Amy Poehler Then...
Baby Amy in all of her 2001 fashion and beauty glory.
...Amy Poehler Now
Andy Samberg Then...
As a Cali-surfer-skateboarder bro in 2005.
...Andy Samberg Now
As a Brooklyn-coffee-shop-let's-talk-about-Foucault guy.
Maya Rudolph Then...
Probably your funny best friend in 2001.
...Maya Rudolph Now
Your funny best friend with the coolest pantsuits and insanely shiny hair.
Molly Shannon Then...
Low-key and conservative in the early '90s.
...Molly Shannon Now
As a trendy, tan, red-carpet pro.
Kenan Thompson Then...
As a fresh-faced kid in 2003.
...Kenan Thompson Now
Debonair as hell.
Vanessa Bayer Then...
New and happy in 2011.
...Vanessa Bayer Now
Full-on gown-wearing queen. And probably still happy.
Kate McKinnon Then...
Awards-show newb in 2012.
...Kate McKinnon Now
Awards-show winner. Literally. With the dress, and the updo, and the makeup, and the actual award for best supporting actress.
Aidy Bryant Then...
Rosy and bright in 2012.
...Aidy Bryant Now
Goddess of winged liner and silky hair.
Cecily Strong Then...
Simple and natural in 2012.
...Cecily Strong Now
HAIR! LIPS! SKIRT! LEWK!
Tina Fey Then...
Insanely talented and ridiculously cool in 2001.
...Tina Fey Now
Still insanely talented and ridiculously cool, but with shinier hair. And eyeliner.
Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in Allure, Health, Fitness, Marie Claire, StyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.
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