Who is Naomi Odenkirk?
Naomi Yomtov was born in the USA, in 1974 – she hasn’t disclosed her exact date of birth, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s a film producer and businesswoman, while she’s perhaps known best for being the wife of Bob Odenkirk, a famous American actor, writer and comedian.
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Early life and education
Naomi was raised in the USA by her parents, about whom not a lot is known as she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her mother was a theatre actress, and that her father was a musician. Because she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of Naomi’s fans believe her to be an only child.
She had a rather normal childhood and attended a local elementary school in Los Angeles, California, to where her family moved when she was six years old. Naomi became interested in dancing when she was nine, and started acting upon enrolling at a local high school in 1988; it didn’t take long for her to realize that she wasn’t talented enough to pursue a career as an actress, but she would eventually become a film producer.
She matriculated in 1992, and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s widely believed that Naomi attended college, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1996.
Naomi’s career as a producer
Naomi and Bob’s first mutual project was the launch of their company Odenkirk Talent Management, while they then went on to found Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment; it was then that Naomi launched her career as a producer.
Her producing debut was the 2003 romantic comedy movie “Melvin Goes to Dinner”, directed by her husband Bob, and which starred Michael Blieden, Stephanie Courtney and Matt Price. It follows a lonely man in his 20s as he’s spending time with his best friend and two strangers at a local restaurant; the movie won five of the 14 awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Naomi’s following works were on the 2006 short comedy movies “The Pity Card” and “Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette”, and the 2007 short comedy series “Derek and Simon: The Show”. She produced the 2011 comedy movie “Let’s Do This!”, directed by her husband Bob, and which starred Jill Bartlett, Emily Candini and Alex Desert – it follows the people working at Cal-Gold Pictures.
Two of Naomi’s most recent works have been producing all the five episodes of the 2015 comedy series “W/Bob and David”, and the 2022 comedy movie “Summer in Argyle”.
Naomi worked in the art department of the 2015 series “W/Bob and David”.
She has received special thanks for three movies: the 2013 adventure comedy “Ass Backwards”, the 2014 romantic comedy “The Skeleton Twins”, and the 2019 short film “It All Makes Sense”.
Love life and marriage with Bob
Naomi prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. She exchanged vows with Bob in 1997, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; Naomi gave birth to their son Nate on 3 December 1998, and their daughter Erin followed on 24 November 2000.
She hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Bob was in a relationship with American actress and comedienne Janeane Marie Garofalo in the first half of the ‘90s.
As of May 2022, Naomi’s married to Bob Odenkirk, and they have two children together.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Naomi’s into travelling and her career has taken her to various US states, while she and her husband have also vacationed in various European and Asian countries; her dream travel destination is Paris, France.
She’s a lover of animals, with cats and foxes being her favorites.
Naomi’s a philanthropist and she and her husband have donated money to various charity organizations, while mostly to those which aim to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children.
She’s physically quite active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure.
Naomi likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Robert De Niro and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of her favorite films include “Taxi Driver”, the trilogy “The Godfather” and “Dear John”.
Age, height and net worth
Naomi’s age is 48; she has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of May 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million, while her husband Bob’s net worth stands at over $16 million.
Who is her husband Bob?
Robert John ‘Bob’ Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois USA, on 22 October 1962 – his zodiac sign is Libra, and he holds American nationality.
He has appeared in more than 100 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of the lead character Jimmy McGill in the critically acclaimed crime series “Better Call Saul”. It was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, also stars Rhea Seehorn and Jonathan Banks, and follows the life of criminal attorney Jimmy McGill; the series has been airing since 2015, and has won 36 of the 286 awards for which it has been nominated, including 39 Primetime Emmy nominations.
Bob was raised in Naperville, Illinois alongside his six siblings, by their mother Barbara Mary (nee Baier) who was a housewife, and their father Walter Henry Odenkirk who worked at a printing factory; Walter was an alcoholic, and Barbara divorced him because of it; he died from bone cancer in 1986, while Barbara passed away on 30 November 2021.
Bob studied at Naperville High school, and was 16 when he matriculated; he then studied at College of DuPage, transferring to Marquette University after only a year, while he then moved to Southern Illinois University. He quit when he had only three credits left to graduate, but eventually returned and earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1984.
He gained recognition in 1987, when he began working as a writer on the comedy show “Saturday Night Live”; in 1995, Bob wrote in his own comedy series “Mr. Show”, which went on to air for four years.
It was in 2009 that Bob became famous worldwide, after having been cast to play Saul Goodman in the crime thriller drama “Breaking Bad”, which is rated to be the best series of all time.
It was created by Vince Gilligan, starred Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn, and follows a high school chemistry teacher who has been diagnosed with cancer, and has begun manufacturing methamphetamine with his former student; it aired until 2013, and won 170 awards, including 16 Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 247 other awards.
Three of Bob’s most recent roles have been in the 2021 animated comedy series “Chicago Party Aunt” (voice role), and in 2022 the podcast series “Summer in Argyle”, and the animated fantasy series “Undone” (voice role).
He has won 14 of the 83 awards for which he’s been nominated, including two Primetime Emmy wins for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: the first in 1989 for “Saturday Night Live”, and the second in 1993 for “The Ben Stiller Show”.
On 15 December 2019, Southern Illinois University presented Bob with an honorary degree of Doctor of Performing Arts.
He suffered a ‘small heart attack’ on 27 July 2021, while shooting for the series “Better Call Saul”; he returned to work 40 days later.