Lisa Kudrow Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Acting Career, Friends, Producing, Awards and Husband

Published Date   11th Sep. 2017, 23:54 pm
Lisa Kudrow Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Acting Career, Friends, Producing, Awards and Husband
Quick Info
Birth Name: Lisa Valerie Kudrow
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $60 million

American actress/comedian/writer/producer, Lisa Kudrow net worth accelerated as she turned to be multiple times award winning actress.


Lisa Kudrow recognition widened with her portrayal of Phoebe Buffay on the popular NBC sitcom Friends. Her performance in Friends won her six Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and 12 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Out of them, she won one Primetime Emmy in 1998 and two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1996 and 2000.

Later, Lisa Kudrow net worth continued to grow as she turned into a producer and writer. She has produced, wrote and starred in HBO series The Comeback. Additionally, she has made a number of notable appearances in big screen.

Early Life and Education

Lisa Kudrow was born Lisa Valerie Kudrow on July 30, 1963 in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America. Her parents are Nedra S., a travel agent, and Lee N. Kudrow, a physician. She grew up with an elder sister, Helene Marla, and an elder brother, David B. Kudrow—a Santa Monica neurologist.

Growing up in a middle-class Jewish family, Kudrow is an American while she has ancestry from Belarus, Germany, Hungary and Poland. She attended Portola Middle School and then studied in Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

Later, she went to Vassar College from where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She chose the major with an aim to get her career in research. However, she left the line after 8 years of working with her father to get into acting.

In 1979, she underwent a rhinoplasty. Before getting into acting line, she earned credit for her study on the comparative likelihood of left-handed individuals developing cluster headaches.

Early Acting Career

Lisa Kudrow net worth started to rise with her beginning career as a member of The Groundlings. She calls this experience as “the best thing that happened”. Soon, she joined in short-lived troupe Unexpected Company. Establishing career as a comedian, Lisa Kudrow easily got opportunity to play a role in an episode of NBC sitcom Cheers.

During 1992-93, Lisa Kudrow got a role in Bob. Before gaining huge fame through Friends, Lisa Kudrow net worth hiked with her appearances in Just Temporary (1989), Close Encounters (1990) and Mad About You.

Career Breakthrough via Friends

Lisa Kudrow net worth skyrocketed just like her fame as she landed the role to portray Phoebe on NBC popular show, Friends (1994-2004). Through this role, she won Emmy Award in 1998. Additionally, Kudrow along with her Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox became the highest paid TV actresses of all time according to 2005 data.

Apart from Friends, Lisa Kudrow recognition rippled through her comedic film appearances in movies Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Marci X, Dr. Dolittle 2 and Analyze This. Moreover, Lisa Kudrow net worth heightened as she starred in other television series including The Simpsons, King of the Hill and hosted Saturday Night Live.

After Friends and Present Career

In The Comeback, Kudrow starred as Valerie Cherish, which premiered on June 2005. She made a comeback as a co-creator, writer and executive producer. Consequently, for The Comeback, she received 2 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

The actress has served as executive producer for Who Do You Think You Are?— American version of UK TV series. Furthermore, Lisa Kudrow net worth increased as she turned into the co-creator of web series, Web Therapy. The series launched in 2008 and earned a number of Webby nominations.

The series earned an Outstanding Comedic Performance Webby for Kudrow for her portrayal of therapist. In addition, Kudrow has guest starred in series including Cougar Town, BoJack Horseman and Scandal.

After Friends, Kudrow appeared in films: Easy A, Happy Endings, Neighbors and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Further, she co-starred in The Girl on the Train.

Personal Life and Husband

The actress married a French advertising executive, Michel Stern in 1995. The couple has a son, Julian Murray Stern, born in 1998. The series, Friends (season 4 and 5), wrote her pregnancy for the plot where she serves as a surrogate mother giving birth to triplets.

Salary and Net Worth

The one time highest paid TV actress, Lisa Kudrow net worth is $60 million. She did not only earn this good fortune through her remarkable acting, but she also earned prominence and fame.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Privacy Preference Center




wordpress_55744e494f42348a63852c4bb0d2d393, wordpress_55744e494f42348a63852c4bb0d2d393, wordpress_logged_in_55744e494f42348a63852c4bb0d2d393, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1