Larry David is one of those celebrities who earned a fortune from their talents and just by making others happy. A multi-hyphenate, David is a historian cum comedian. Like many other entertainers, the septuagenarian trod the rock path to fame and began making hits in the 1980s. David has since established himself as one of the most successful comedians of his time. Find out all there is to know about the famous comedian, actor, writer, director, and producer.
A New Yorker, Lawrence Gene David was born on the 2nd of July 1947. He is the second son born to Jewish parents Morty David and Rose David. Also raised in New York, David attended the Sheepshead Bay High School and later the University of Maryland where he studied history and then business administration. Shortly after graduation from college, he joined the US Army Reserve.
Larry David kicked off his showbiz career in the early 1970s as a stand-up comedian performing at night clubs across New York. However, he supplemented his stand-up career with several other jobs such as a store clerk, cab driver, television repairman, legal assistant, among others. Next, between the late 1970s to the early 1980s, he worked as a scriptwriter and actor for ABC’s weekly comedy show Fridays. Also, between 1984 and 1985, he worked as a writer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
However, Larry’s breakthrough project is unarguably his 1989 production Seinfeld. The NBC TV series which he co-created, produced and wrote was a major hit that aired from 1989 to 1998. David’s performance in Seinfeld earned him a 1989 Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Comedy Series. Larry David is also renowned for his work as the lead actor, creator and writer of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm in the year 2000. The show which was also a major hit earned David 38 Primetime Emmy Award nominations as well as a 2003 Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series and a Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.
As an actor, some of David’s film features include Second Thoughts and Can She Bake a Cherry Pie, both released in 1983, Radio Days (1987), New York Stories (1989), Whatever Works (2009), 2012’s The Three Stooges, and Clear History (2013). Larry also has some TV features to his credit such as a guest appearance on the HBO comedy series Entourage and NBC’s reality show The Marriage Ref.
Larry David also has some behind-the-scenes credits such as scriptwriting for the 1987 movie Norman’s Corner and the sitcom The Gary Shandling Show (1987). He wrote and directed the 1998 comedy movie Sour Grapes.
Larry David’s Wife, Divorce Daughter, Girlfriend
Larry David was formerly married to Laurie Lennard, a journalist, and entertainment executive. The couple who got married on March 31, 1993, had two daughters together – the first Cazzie Laurel born on 10th May 1994 and Romy March born on the 2nd of March 1996. Cazzie inherited a good sense of humor, just like her father. She has her own online comedy series called Eighty-Sixed which is akin to her father’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Sadly, after fourteen long years together, Larry and Laurie went their separate ways on the 13th of July, 2007.
Since after his divorce, not much has been known about Larry’s love life. However, he was once romantically linked to Amy Landecker. The duo reportedly met on set while Amy was still married to her former husband. While details of their love affair are quite uncertain, we do know that Larry and Amy dated for a while after she divorced her ex-husband. Consequently, their relationship was a controversial one. After that, no other lady has been publicly linked to Larry David after his divorce.
Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David has been in the entertainment industry for more than four decades and has amassed an impressive fortune for himself. Given the success of some of his major works such as Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry’s financial value comes as no surprise to many. While the septuagenarian’s exact salary is unknown, his net worth is estimated at $900 million. The value of Larry’s fortune is believed to have been more but for his divorce which drained some of his resources.
Larry David may probably not be one of your tallest favorite comedians nor the shortest. The blue-eyed comedian stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m) and weighs 81 kg.