• Nev Schulman was born on September 26, 1984 in New York City.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $500,000.
• He created and starred in the documentary "Catfish" which coined the term "catfishing".
• He is the executive producer and host of the TV show "Catfish: The TV Show".
• He is married to Laura Perlongo and they have one child together.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 26, 1984

How old is Nev Schulman?

Yaniv “Nev” Schulman was born on 26 September 1984, in New York City, USA, and is an actor, photographer, television host and producer, probably best known for being a part of the documentary film “Catfish”, and the subsequent television series “Catfish: The TV Show”.

The Wealth of Nev Schulman

How rich is Nev Schulman? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through success in his numerous endeavors. He’s also done award winning photography work, and written a book, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Nev grew up with an older brother who also aspired to become a part of the entertainment industry; they are of Romanian-Jewish, Russian-Jewish, German-Jewish, and Polish-Jewish descent. His older brother would eventually become an actor and filmmaker, while Nev initially found his interest in dancing, and trained in dance for five years. Then he discovered photography, after developing an interest for taking pictures.

He would attend Sarah Lawrence College from 2004 to 2006, studying both dance and photography, however, he never completed his studies, eventually admitting that he was expelled from the school after he punched a girl. At the age of 19, he along with his brother started a film and photography production company, and he then became involved in photographing dance, as he often joined the contemporary ballet community in New York City. Eventually, he would found the committee for the youth organization Leave Out Violence, entitled the Young Leadership Committee.

Catfish – a Producing and Acting Career

In 2010, Schulman became the subject of a documentary he and his brother created, entitled “Catfish”, supported by a business partner named Henry Joost. The documentary film features him being filmed as he builds a romantic relationship with a young woman through the social media website Facebook. The film is known for coining the term ‘catfishing’, which is a deceptive activity in which a person creates a fake social media presence for attention seeking, romance scamming, or bullying. The film was questioned for is authenticity, as many believed that details about the film such as the inaccuracies of Schulman’s online relationship were discovered early, but were purposely held back for the sake of creating the story. The woman who catfished him turned out to be true, as she was later profiled and interviewed by numerous high-profile news agencies.

Two years later, Schulman would become the executive producer and host of the television show “Catfish: The TV Show”, which he created alongside his filmmaking partner Max Joseph. The premise of the show is to reveal truths and lies about online dating, based on their previous documentary work. The hosts of the show meet people who are emotionally attached to someone they have never met in their real life, and helps them investigate to discover if the other person is actually legitimate. It is the catfish who contacts them first, out of guilt, and they do a lot of their research before contacting the supposed victim.

Other Projects

Nev has also done other projects, including writing a book, entitled “In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age”, in which he details some of his personal history as well as observations he’s gained while working on the documentary “Catfish”, as well as the television show.

In 2018, production for “Catfish: The TV Show” was suspended after Nev was accused of sexual misconduct. After the investigation, the report of sexual misconduct was found to be lacking any credibility, and his suspension was lifted, leading to the continuation of his show. The popularity of the show has seen numerous international versions created, such as “Catfish Colombia”, “Espias del Amor”, “Catfish Brasil”, and “Catfish Mexico”. There was a proposed UK version of the show, but it was eventually cancelled.

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Personal Life

It is known that Schulman is married to Laura Perlongo, and that the two had been in a long-term relationship. They also had their first child in 2016 at which point they became engaged; they eventually married in mid-2017, and have been seen together at numerous events. Aside from his home life, Schulman also spends a lot of time developing his photography work, and his photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including “Lucky”, “The New York Times”, “New York Sun”, and “Dance Magazine”. He resides in Los Angeles, California with his family, but also often travels around the country for his work.

General Info

Full NameNev Schulman
Date Of BirthSeptember 26, 1984
ProfessionTelevision producer, Photographer, Film producer, Actor
EducationSarah Lawrence College


SiblingsAriel Schulman


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Personality: Male
TV ShowsCatfish: The TV Show

Social profile links




Catfish: The TV Show2012-2016TV Series developed by - 84 episodes


We Are Your Friends2015Party Guest (uncredited)
The Walker2015TV Series
Catfish: The TV Show2013TV Series
Una & Jacques2007Video short


Catfish: The TV Show2013-2015TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
The Adventures of Slaters's Friend2005Short associate producer



Art Department

Puberty: The Movie2007carpenter

Camera Department

First Position2011Documentary still photographer

Transportation Department

Go Get Some Rosemary2009driver: tracking car


Fare2016special thanks
Martha Marcy May Marlene2011thanks - as Nev Schulman


Catfish: The TV Show2012-2017TV SeriesHimself
All New Parents Deserve More Nursing Support After Having a Baby: Nev Schulman2016ShortHimself
Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo Make the Argument for Paid Parental Leave2016Video shortHimself
Suspect2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Global Citizen Festival2015TV MovieHimself
Casey Neistat Vlog2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity P.O.V.2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2014TV SeriesHimself
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Robot Chicken2014TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Name Game2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Catfish: The Reunion Show - Season 22013TV MovieHimself - Host
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Catfish: The Reunion Show - Midseason2013TV MovieHimself - Host
Catfish: The After Show - Dorion and Jeszica/Alexis2013TV MovieHimself
Catfish: The After Show - Lauren & Derek2013TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jeff Probst Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Catfish: Meeting the Girl in the Pictures2011Documentary shortHimself
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die2011TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Catfish' Director
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Last Call with Carson Daly2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Neistat Brothers2010TV SeriesHimself - Masonry
Catfish2010DocumentaryHimself (as Yaniv 'Nev' Schulman)

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Personality: MaleCatfish: The TV Show (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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