SNL breakout Chloe Fineman books starring role in Peacock sitcom

The actress continues to book exciting projects.
"Megalopolis" Red Carpet - The 77th Annual Cannes Film Festival
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Chloe Fineman is quietly becoming one of Saturday Night Live's most familiar faces. The comedian joined the legendary sketch show in 2019, before being promoted to full-time cast member in 2021. Fineman has starred in some of the most acclaimed SNL sketches of the decade, but even more impressive is the fact that her career has continued to blossom outside of the show.

There's been a recurring trend of SNL actors struggling to make the jump to TV and/or film stardom while they're still on the show. There's generally a trend of comedians making a name for themselves on SNL, then leaving and attempting to become a household name in other arenas. Fineman is quietly bucking this trend.

Fineman will be joining the star-studded Laid

Chloe Fineman
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According to Deadline, Fineman has been cast in the upcoming Peacock sitcom Laid. The sitcom, which is about a woman who finds out her former lovers are dying in unusual ways and must go back through her romantic history to determine why, is loaded with familiar faces. Fineman will be acting alongside people like Finneas O’Connell, Indya Moore, Olivia Holt & Andre Hyland.

The sitcom is only the latest project that Fineman has been able to book outside of her day (er Saturday Night) job. She had a brief but memorable role as actress Marion Davies in the 2022 melodrama Babylon opposite Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.

Fineman will also be in the film Megalopolis

Jon Voight, Adam Driver, Aubrey Plaza, Chloe Fineman, Francis Ford Coppola
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She played the legendary Sylvia Plath in the Apple + series Dickinson, and she's even slated to play a crucial part in the highly-anticipated epic Megalopolis, which is slated for release sometime in 2024. The latter is directed by Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola, and will see Fineman act opposite stars like Adam Driver, Giancarlo Esposito, and Aubrey Plaza.

The comedian touched on her desire to change things up during a recent interview with Grazia Magazine. "There’s movies and SNL and hopefully playing more fun characters on the show," she said, when asked what her plan for the future was. "But also focusing on movies, movies, movies. I definitely gravitate toward dark comedy — that’s my sweet spot, but I think anything that shows a new side is exciting."

Laid definitely sounds like a realization of this dark comedy sweet spot, so we're excited to see how it fares! Either way, Fineman has a bright career ahead of her.

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