What is Lisa Kudrow’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$120 Million|
|Born:||30 July 1963|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Salary:||$7-8 Million (Annual)|
As of 2022, Lisa Kudrow’s net worth is $120 million. Lisa Kudrow is an American actress, writer, and producer known for her exceptional humor and acting in many shows and movies as well. She has received several accolades that include a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, a two-time winner at Screen Actors Guild Award, and an American Comedy Award.
Kudrow was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents of a middle-class Jewish family. Her siblings include an older sister and two brothers. Her ancestors hail from Poland, Hungary, Germany, and Belarus.
Kudrow attended the school in Los Angeles and pursued a degree in Biology from Vassar College, to become a physician like her father. Kudrow worked for her father for eight years before making her acting debut. She subsequently earned a research credit during her work for her study on cluster headaches.
Kudrow began taking improv classes as a member of ‘The Groundlings,’ a school in Los Angeles. She then joined another improv troupe called ‘Unexpected Company.’ Kudrow made her debut in an NBC sitcom, ‘Cheers,’ in one of the episodes. She then had a recurring role in ‘Bob,’ a Bob Newhart sitcom where she appeared in three episodes.
She appeared on NBC’s ‘Just Temporary,’ in 1989 and ‘Close Encounters,’ on CBS in 1990. She won a permanent role in the NBC sitcom, ‘Friends,’ which was one of her biggest hits and aired from 1994 to 2004. She played Phoebe Buffay, a massage therapist and Ursula’s twin sister. Ursula Buffay also starred in Friends but was a character in another television show, ‘Mad About You,’ where she played an eccentric waitress.
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Kudrow was also the first cast member of the show ‘Friends,’ to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Kudrow, and her co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox from ‘Friends,’ became the highest-paid actresses of all time, earning $1 million per episode during the 9th and 10th seasons of the show.
The same appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records regarding their earnings as it was the highest any actresses ever received. Besides ‘Friends,’ she also appeared in several comedy films such as ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,’ ‘Clockwatchers,’ ‘Dr. Dolittle 2,’ ‘Hanging Up,’ ‘Analyze This,’ ‘Marci X,’ and ‘Analyze That,’ a sequel to ‘Analyze This,’ ‘Wonderland,’ and ‘The Opposite of Sex.’ She also made a guest appearance in other shows such as ‘Hope and Gloria,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ and the ‘King of the Hill,’ hosted on SNL.
Kudrow went on to star in the HBO series, ‘The Comeback’ and served as a co-creator, executive producer, and writer. She received two Emmy nominations for her work on this show for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series. Kudrow served as an executive producer of the series, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’
where celebrities trace their family trees. Kudrow discovered about her own great-grandmother was murdered in the holocaust. Kudrow then starred in the 2007 ‘P.S I Love You,’ followed by ‘Hotel for Dogs,’ ‘Paper Man,’ ‘Powder Blue.’ Kudrow has also guest-made guest appearances in series such as BoJack Horseman, Angie Tribeca, Town, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Scandal.
Kudrow’s other comedy shows include ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Easy A,’ ‘Hotel for Dogs,’ ‘Neighbors,’ and its sequel, ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,’ ‘Booksmart,’ and ‘Long Short.’ She also appeared in the thriller film, ‘The Girl On The Train,’ and in season 4 episode 12, played Hypatia of Alexandria in ‘The Good Place,’ and on the Netflix series, ‘Space Force,’ as Maggie Naird. Kudrow is also the executive producer of the show, ’25 Words or Less,’ along with Mary McCormack.
Lisa Kudrow married a French advertising executive, Michel Stern, and had a son, Julian Murray Stern. Kudrow got pregnant during the fourth season of friends and the same was written in the show where she acts as a surrogate for her half-brother on the show. Kudrow revealed in 2019 that she suffered from body dysmorphic disorder.
Lisa Kudrow’s Net Worth
As of 2022, Lisa Kudrow’s net worth is estimated to be $120 million. Most of her income comes from the popular sitcom ‘Friends,’ where the cast was paid almost $1 million per episode. Friends still continue to generate a lot from streaming platforms and making $10-$20 million in royalties. Being one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood, Kudrow has carved a unique name for herself in the industry.