Who is Michel Stern?
Michel Stern was born in 1958, in France, and is a businessman as well as an advertising executive, but perhaps best known for being the husband of actress Lisa Kudrow. His wife gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of the character Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom “Friends”, which ran from 1994 to 2004.
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The Riches of Michel Stern
How rich is Michel Stern? As of early 2020, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1.1 million, earned through success in advertising and business. His wealth has also been significantly elevated thanks to the success of his wife, who has a net worth estimated to be over $70 million from her more than 30-year career.
Happy Anniversary Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern! The Friends star and her charming husband are celebrating 21 years of marriage today!
Early Life and Career
There is very little known about Michel’s life before his association with Lisa as he spent most of his early years in France; he seems to have deliberately hidden details of his early life – parents, siblings, education – except that eventually his family moved to the US where he would continue his education and subsequently started his career in business.
Michel now has French and American citizenship. He has reportedly worked with high profile companies in the field of advertising, though no details have been shared about his work experience.
Like many executives, he hasn’t really pursued the spotlight, nor cared for it. However, he was thrust into it when he met Lisa Kudrow.
Wife – Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow is an actress, producer, writer, and comedian, who began her career appearing in several television sitcoms as a guest. In 1994 she was cast in the sitcom “Friends”, which would make her an international star, as it aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004, a total of 10 seasons, and featured an ensemble cast starring her alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.
The show follows the story of six friends in their 20s and 30s living in Manhattan, New York City. Filming took place in Warner Bros. Studios and all 10 seasons of the show ranked within the top 10 of television season ratings. During its eighth season, it reached the top spot, and its series finale was the fifth most watched series finale in television history with 52.5 million American viewers tuning in, so the most watched television episode of the 2000s decade.
Throughout most of its run “Friends” received critical acclaim, and is considered one of the most popular shows of all time, ranked as one of the greatest television shows of all time by publications such as “TV Guide” and “Empire”. It won numerous awards including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002.
Lisa Kudrow – Latter Career
While working on “Friends”, Kudrow also starred in the film “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”, and the following year received a lot of critical acclaim for her work in the romantic comedy “The Opposite of Sex”, for which she won a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Following the end of “Friends”, she tried her hand at producting, working on the comedy show “The Comeback”, and receiving two nominations for a Primetime Award for her work in the show.
In 2007 she starred in the film “Kabluey” gaining more praise, while also working on the box office hit “PS I Love You”. She then starred in the 2011 Showtime series “Web Therapy”, which ran for four years, with her being nominated for an Emmy Award.
She is also a producer of the reality program entitled “Who Do You Think You Are”, which has gained her four Emmy nominations. She’s also made a lot of notable film appearances in recent years – some of her projects in the last decade include “Easy A”, “Neighbors”, “The Boss Baby”, and “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Michel and Lisa have known each other since being introduced in college, when Michel was actually dating Lisa’s roommate.
They became friends and eventually started a relationship after his relationship with the roommate didn’t work out. They were married in 1995 in Malibu, California, attended by only close friends and family members. Her subsequent pregnancy was written in during the fourth and fifth season of “Friends”, when Lisa’s character became a surrogate mother for her brother. They’ve remained strong and solid throughout the years, with no negative rumors, as they keep most of their private life away from the public anyway.
One of the reasons there is very limited information about Michel is due to the lack of any strong online presence, on accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The same cannot be said for his wife, who maintains a strong online presence thanks to her work as an actress. He only appears in her posts occasionally, as she appreciates that he wants to retain his privacy.