Susie Essman Movies, Background, Acting Career, Comedy Shows, Books, Personal Life and Net Worth

Published Date   22nd Jul. 2017, 01:37 am
Susie Essman Movies, Background, Acting Career, Comedy Shows, Books, Personal Life and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Susan Essman
Date of Birth: 31/08/1955
Age: 67 years old
Nationality: American

American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and producer, Susie Essman movies rose her net worth as she is particularly famous for voicing Mittens in 2008 movie Bolt.


Born in 1955, Susie Essman movies have not only rose her into the limelight. But her appearances in television show Curb Your Enthusiasm has also brought her prominence. She is cast of movie Keeping the Faith of 2000.

Birth and Background

The multi-talented actress/comedian/producer was born on August 31, 1955 in The Bronx, New York City. She turned 61 years by 2017 and possesses American citizenship. She grew up in middle class family in the suburb of Mount Vernon. Her father’s name was Leonard Essman. He died in 2001. Her mother, Zora was a Russian language teacher at Sarah Lawrence College. Essman’s grandparents emigrated from Russia and Poland and she is a Jewish. She graduated from SUNY Purchase College.

Career as Comedian

Before Susie Essman movies came up and made her a prominent star in Hollywood, she had been traveling and appearing at clubs. She continued to do this for a couple of decades during which she traveled throughout the country. On January 1989, Essman was the guest on the show The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. As a comedian, she appeared on Comedy Central in 1992.

She gets ideas to perform as a comedian from her ethnic background. In addition to comedy and show appearances, Susie Essman movies include documentary movies like Heroes of Jewish Comedy and A History of Jewish Comedy.

In 2004, Essman performed at the Friars Club roast of Donald Trump, where she became popular with the lines like “Donald, did you enjoy your meal?” and “I’m so not your type. I’m smart, my boobs are real and I speak English”. Similarly, she travelled to England where she appeared on the show 8 Out of 10 Cats. Moreover, her standup comedy debut in the UK was at Corn Exchange at the Newbury Comedy Festival in 2007. It was also her UK standup comedy debut.

Career as Actress

Susie Essman movies brought her into recognition as she started her acting career in small roles. She began her acting career with 1988 films Crocodile Dundee II and Punchline. Nevertheless, her role as Susie Greene in HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm was the best so far to earn her popularity in acting line. In the series, she got the role of wife of Jeff Greene, the role that actor Jeff Garlin had played. During the height of popularity of the show, Essman also gained enough fame. Once she reported to The New York Times that people would stop her and beg her to say the character’s cat phrase “you fat fuck”. The actress achieved praise for the character as Susie Greene. Slate named her one of the best on television in 2007.

Furthermore, Susie Essman movies also include providing voice of Helen Higgins on series Crank Yankers and voice of “Mittens” (the cat) in Disney animated movie Bolt. She also appeared on Bob Saget in 2008 and the Regis Rhino version of Million Dollar Password in 2009.


Essman has written and published multiple books. Simon & Schuster published her books What Would Susie Say: Bullshit Wisdom About Love and Life and Comedy in October 2009.

Personal Life and Net Worth

Susie Essman does not eat meat, but does eat fish. When asked for the reason, she explains that she finds chicken distasteful. Therefore, she avoids chicken but likes sushi. Essman married a commercial real estate broker Jim Harder in September 2008.

The American stand-up comedian who also has involved in acting, writing and producing television shows has grossed $8 million. With her skillful and original comedy punches and acting, she has gained prominence in both Hollywood and comedy shows, not to mention television series.

Further list and details regarding Susie Essman movies is available on wiki and IMDB.

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