Who is Liza Powel O’Brien?
Elizabeth Ann Powel was born in Seattle, Washington State, USA, on 12 November 1970, and was a copywriter, but best known for her marriage to Conan O’Brien. Her husband is a comedian, television host, producer, and writer, gaining fame through hosting several popular late-night talk shows throughout his career.
The Net Worth of Liza Powel O’Brien
How rich is Liza Powel O’Brien? As of early 2020, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors, although the main source of the significant increase of her wealth is reputedly her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $85 million.
As they are still married, and her husband continues his career, her wealth should also continue to increase.
Life and Career
There is very limited information when it comes to Liza’s life before she met Conan, as there has been no mention of her family and childhood; even details about her education are unknown. It is known that after completing her studies, she worked for an advertising agency called Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB); the company is one of the largest global advertising agencies and is owned by Interpublic Group.
In 2006, the company merged with Draft Worldwide, creating Draftfcb before rebranding itself as FCB some years later. Interpublic is known as one of the big four agency holding conglomerates alongside WPP, Publicis, and Omnicom.
She was mainly a copywriter for the agency, and in 2000 she met Conan while he was filming a segment for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” at their office. Since their marriage, she has mainly remained in the background, supporting her husband. She defended her husband after he was removed from “The Tonight Show”, stating that it was not his fault the show was no longer relevant.
Husband – Conan O’Brien
Conan was born on 19 April 1963, and was born in Brookline, Massachusetts where he was raised in an Irish Catholic family. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Harvard University and developed his interest in comedy there. The private Ivy League university is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and is often cited as the world’s top university by most publishers. During his time there, he became the president of the university humor publication called “The Harvard Lampoon”.
The publication has its roots from 1876 as it was also established by students of the university from that period. While a student, he also got his first professional comedy experience, as a writer for comedy sketches in the series “Not Necessarily the News” (NNTN). The show aired through HBO and is considered the predecessor to future satirical news programs such as “The Daily Show”. After graduating, he then moved to Los Angeles and joined the staff of “Saturday Night Live” – the late night variety show features sketch comedy, often taking inspiration from contemporary culture and politics.
The show has won numerous awards throughout four decades of airing.
Late Night Host Conan
After his run with “Saturday Night Love”, Conan became a writer and producer for the animated show “The Simpsons” – he stayed with the show for two seasons, and left when he was contracted by NBC to take over the position of David Letterman as the host of “Late Night” in 1993. At that time he was virtually unknown to the public, and the early part of his career as a late night host was filled with unfavorable reviews.
However, the show greatly improved over time, and during by his departure, had become one of the most highly regarded iterations of the show.
After his run with “Late Night”, he moved from New York to Los Angeles to become the host of his own incarnation of “The Tonight Show”, which only lasted for seven months as he was removed from his position due to network politics. He took a short hiatus, and returned in 2010 with his own talk show entitled “Conan” which airs on TBS.
I think Kumail looks ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/zKcAAgkKlc
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) December 18, 2019
He has been praised for his comedic style, which is often described as spontaneous, awkward and self-deprecating. He’s also known for creating and writing short films for his show, often known as remote,; showcasing him doing reviews or visiting locations around the world.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Liza Powel and Conan married in 2002, 18 months after their initial meeting in a skit for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”.
Their marriage was held in her hometown of Seattle, and they now have two children together. The family resides in a mansion valued at $10.5 million in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, a place they’ve been in since 2009. He moved there when he became the host of “The Tonight Show”.
One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any strong online presence.
Happy Anniversary Conan O'Brien and Liza Powel! The cute couple is celebrating 14 years of marriage today!
She does not have any accounts on any of the major social media websites, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She likes to keep her privacy and mainly supports her husband from the background. This is also a way for her to retain the privacy of her children, and it has worked, leaving her out of the media spotlight as her husband continues with his career. The same cannot be said for her husband, when it comes to social media as he is very active online due to the nature of his work, as of many late-night talk show hosts.