Lizzy Caplan | Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'
Her role: Set in the 1950s Eisenhower era, the drama follows Caplan as she portrays arousal analyst Virginia Johnson. Twice-divorced and a single mom, Caplan's character researches alongside the brilliant and curious Dr. William Masters, played by actor Michael Sheen. The pair are ultimately credited as the pioneers of human sexuality, unleashing the sexual revolution of the 1960s.
Where we've seen her before: Caplan played outcast and friend to Lindsay Lohan in the film "Mean Girls." On television, she's known for her small but recurring roles on "New Girl" and "True Blood." (Craig Blankenhorn / Showtime /March 21, 2012)
Lorne Michaels, the creator of "Saturday Light Live," which has come under fire in recent weeks for its historic lack of female black cast members, is addressing the issue.
Michaels said he is focused on finding an African American female cast member for the NBC series, but he did not specify how soon it would happen.
"It's not like it's not a priority for us," Michaels said in an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday. "It will happen. I'm sure it will happen."
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The furor, which erupted when cast member Jay Pharoah complained last month that the show was too white, has intensified in the last few weeks since the announcement that "Scandal" star Kerry Washington, who is black, will host Saturday's installment.
Although the timing of Washington's appearance might be tied to the controversy, the show has been talking to her since last spring about a hosting gig.
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