Conan O’Brien Biography
Conan O’Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer famed for hosting late-night talk programs for almost 28 years. Notably, Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993–2009) and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (2009–2010) on the NBC television network, and Conan (2010–2021) on the cable channel TBS. He started his career in 1983.
Conan O’Brien Age
O’Brien was born on April 18, 1963, in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. He is 59 years old as of 2022.
Conan O’Brien Height
O’Brien stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Conan O’Brien Family
O’Brien was born to Thomas Francis O’Brien and Ruth O’Brien. His father served as a physician and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School where he specializes in epidemiology. On the other hand, his mother served as a retired attorney and former partner at the Boston firm Ropes & Gray. Further, they had six kids counting O’Brien; 4 sons and two daughters. Moreover, they raised their children in an Irish Catholic family.
Conan O’Brien Wife
O’Brien exchanged vows with his wife, Elizabeth Ann Powel in 2002 in Seattle. As of 2022, they celebrated their 20th anniversary. They met on Late Night with O’Brien Conan in 2000 when she appeared in an advertising skit involving Hilton Furniture and Foote, Cone & Belding. At the time, she served Hilton Furniture and Foote, Cone & Belding as senior copywriter. For just about, they dated before their 2002 marriage. They have a daughter, Neve, and a son, Beckett. Neve was born in 2003 and is 19 years old as of 2022. Beckett was born in 2005 and is 17 years old as of 2022.
Conan O’Brien Net Worth
O’Brien has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a host.
Conan O’Brien Education
When O’Brien finished his high school studies at Brookline High School in 1981, he attended Harvard University. After finishing his studies in 1985, he became a magna cum laude alumnus and attained a Bachelor’s degree in History & Literature. During his first year in Havard, he resided alongside future businessman Luis Ubiñas and two other roommates. Further, he resided in Mather House during his three upper-class years. His senior thesis dubbed, Literary Progeria in the Works of William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor, involved the use of children as symbols in the works of William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor.
Briefly, he played drums in a band dubbed the Bad Clams and served as a writer for the Harvard Lampoon humor magazine. In his freshman year, he served as its president. While in high school, he served as the managing editor of the school newspaper, The Sagamore. Moreover, he served as a congressional intern for Congressman Barney Frank. During his senior year, he attained the National Council of Teachers of English writing contest with his short story “To Bury the Living.”
Conan O’Brien Career
O’Brien is famed for hosting late-night talk programs for almost 28 years. Notably, Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993–2009) and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (2009–2010) on the NBC television network, and Conan (2010–2021) on the cable channel TBS. He started his career in 1983. Prior to his hosting, he served Saturday Night Live (1988–1991) and The Simpsons (1991–1993) as a writer. Further, hosted the podcast series, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend since 2018. The podcast is expected to debut a new program on HBO Max.
Moreover, he served The Harvard Lampoon as president. To boot, he served the sketch comedy series, Not Necessarily the News as a writer. Additionally, he served as a writer in Los Angeles where he wrote various comedy shows. Following this, he joined Saturday Night Live as part of the writing staff. For two seasons, he served The Simpsons as a writer and producer till he was chosen by Lorne Michaels and NBC to take charge of David Letterman’s role as host of Late Night in 1993.
His first Late Night tenure received hostile reviews and remained on a multiweek renewal cycle during its early years. By the time of departure in 2009, the show had improved and earned high regard. Next, he migrated to Los Angeles he hosted The Tonight Show for seven months. Later, the show’s famed network politics led to a host change in 2010. Following his departure, he served a 32-city live comedy tour dubbed The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour as a host. The tour served as the subject of the documentary, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop.
From 2010 to 2021, he served Conan as a host. During his career, he has hosted various awards shows and television specials. For example, the Emmy Awards and the White House Correspondents’ dinner twice each. Famed for his natural hosting style, The New York Times characterized him as having “awkward, self-deprecating humor.” Further, it described his show as, “O’Brien’s late-night programs combine the “lewd and wacky with more elegant, narrative-driven short films.”
His beats outside of the studio titled “remotes“, have served as some of his best-received work, counting the international travel series, Conan Without Borders. After David Letterman’s retirement on May 20th, 2015, O’Brien served as the longest-working late-night talk program host active in the United States. His active mark ended with his June 2021 retirement after almost 28 years of hosting runs. O’Brien was dubbed one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2010.
Late Night With Conan O’Brien
Late Night With Conan O’Brien serves as an American late-night talk show hosted by O’Brien from September 13th, 1993, to February 20th, 2009. The show featured diverse comedic material, celebrity interviews, and comedy and musical performances. NBC telecasted 2,725 episodes. The show debuted in 1993 after David Letterman migrated to CBS to host Late Show opposite The Tonight Show. From 1993 to 2000, Andy Richter served as O’Brien’s sidekick till he left thus making O’Brien its sole featured performer.
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend on Apple Podcasts/Conan O’Brien Podcast
O’Brien’s podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend serves as a weekly podcast on Apple started so that O’Brien could form friendships with his celebrity guests. This was because, during his interviews, he never made a real link with them. The podcast has no FCC regulations and offers deeper, playful talks. Moreover, he hangs out with people he loves and hopefully forms a friendship. CLICK HERE to view his podcast.
The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien serves as an American late-night talk program hosted by O’Brien from June 1st, 2009, to January 22nd, 2010. Numerous of his cast and crew transitioned to The Tonight Show. With a duration of seven months and three weeks and 145 aired episodes, the show serves as the shortest-running replication in the sixty-year history of The Tonight Show.
Conan O’Brien Assistant
Sona Movsesian served as O’Brien’s assistant since 2009. Further, she authored a New York Times bestseller book dubbed “The World’s Worst Assistant.” Further, she served NBC as an intern and a page. Following this, she landed a job at NBC before moving to L.A. for O’Brien’S SHOW.
Conan O’Brien Daughter
O’Brien’s daughter is named Neve O’Brien. She was born in 2003 and is 19 years old as of 2022. Her aunts are dubbed Kate B. O’Brien and Jane O’Brien while her uncles are named Justin O’Brien, Luke O’Brien, and Neal O’Brien. Further, she has a brother named Beckett. Additionally, she is 2 years older than him.
Conan O’Brien Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 1.7M followers on Instagram.