Jay Pharoah is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He started his career as a main cast member of Saturday Night Live. He was part of the show from 2010 to 2016. Simultaneously, he appeared in the films Lola Versus, Ride Along, Balls Out, Top Five, and Get a Job. He also had a voice role in the animated film Sing. After SNL, he guest-starred in the television shows Match Game, White Famous, and Family Guy. In 2018, he starred in the psychological horror film Unsane alongside Claire Foy. He then appeared as himself in Corner Shop Show and Drop the Mic.