With over three decades of tenure, American standup comedian, Susie Essman has been a heartthrob of the entertainment industry. She has played several roles and also acted in movies. Apart from acting, she also wrote a book, named ‘What Would Susie Say’ published in October 2009.
Susie Essman Bio: Age, Early Life
Susie Essman, a standup comedian, an actress, and a television producer, better known as Susie Green, was born on August 31, 1955 in the state of New York City in The Bronx. She grew up in a middle-class family in the suburb of New York called Mount Vermon. Her father, Leonard Essman was an Internist who died in the year 2001. Her mother, Zora was teaching Russian at Sarah Lawrence College. Her grandparents were from Poland and Russia. Essman is of Jewish ethnicity. She got a bachelor degree at Suny Purchase College. She does not talk about having any siblings, a brother or a sister. She keeps most of her life private.
Susie Essman Career Details
Before Susie Essman movies came up and made her a prominent star in Hollywood, she had been traveling and appearing at clubs. She continued to do so for a couple of decades during which she traveled throughout the country. On January 1989, Essman was the guest on the show ‘The Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson. As a comedian, she appeared on ‘Comedy Central’ in 1992. Susie Essman visited UK in 2007 and during that time at Newbury Comedy Festival at Corn Exchange, she performed her debut standup comedy. Susie Essman started her acting career in small roles. She began her acting career in 1988 and appeared in two movies, named ‘Crocodile Dundee II’ and ‘Punchline.’ Her acting in movies brought her into recognition. She got a change to act in HBO comedy series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ In the series, she got the role of wife of Jeff Greene, which was the best so far to make her popular in the acting field. Her acting has been praise for the character. During the height of popularity of the show, an online magazine ‘Slate’ named her character as Susie Green. Essman also provided voice in movies which included voice of Helen Higgins on series ‘Crank Yankers’ and voice of Mittens (the cat) in Disney animated movie ‘Bolt.’ She also appeared on Comedy Central’s Roast of Bob Saget in 2008 and the Regis Philbin version of Million Dollar Password in 2009. Susie Essman also wrote a book, named ‘What Would Susie Say: Bullshit, Wisdom about Love, Life and Comedy,’ published in 2009 under Simon & Schuster publication.
Susie Essman Married Life, Husband Jim Harder
Susie Essman falls into the category of the celebrity who got married later in life. She was at the age of 53 when she got hitched to a commercial real estate broker, Jim Harder. Her husband Jim, who is a son of a retired lawyer, worked in Albany as a commercial real estate broker. In his family, he has an interior designer brother named Michael Harder. Susie had a friendly relation with Michael and later met with Jim while he was attending Michael’s house in New York during the weekend of Thanksgiving in 2003. Michael did not hesitate to introduce Jim with her as he was already divorced, had four kids from his previous relationship, and used to live a couple of miles away from New York so there is no reason for her to like Jim, but in the end, all turned out well for Susie and Jim. In September 2008, they got married and their wedding took place at the Friars Club in Manhattan. Susie never had a desire for children but took her motherhood with the blessings of four children of her husband. She established herself as a proud stepmother of her four children including a daughter named Cyndi Harder. The children’s age ranges from 19 to 24 and they resides few miles away from their parents’ apartment in a suburb outside Albany.
How Much Is Susie Essman Net Worth?
Susie, age 63, accumulates the net worth of $8 million from her career as an American stand-up comedian and actress. With her skillful and original comedy punches and acting, she has gained fame in both Hollywood and comedy shows, not to mention television series.
Quick Facts About Jim Harder
Birth Name : Susan Essman Date of Birth : 31/08/1955 Age : 64 years old Nationality : American Ethnicity : Jewish. Husband : Jim Harder Occupation : Actor, comedian, writer, television producer. Height : 5 feet 2 inches Children : 4 (stepchild from her husband) Net Worth : $8 million