Reports: Ben Affleck dating Williamsville native


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck may have a new love interest- from Western New York.

Multiple entertainment websites have reported that the star is dating Lindsay Shookus, a producer on Saturday Night Live. Shookus was born in Williamsville and her father owned a manufacturer’s representative for electronic consumer products and housewares in Buffalo.

Shookus, 37, started working at SNL as an assistant producer in 2002. She now helps oversee casting. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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