Whitney Cummings is an American writer, comedian, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator of the hit show, 2 Broke Girls. Cummings delivers her comedy with such bluntness that’s rather ruthless for a comedian who is not afraid to talk about stuff normally considered ‘taboo’. This has earned her comparisons to comedians such as the late Joan Rivers. Want to know about her net worth, boyfriend, and the facts surrounding her plastic surgery speculations? Come with us…
Whitney Cummings Bio
Whitney Cummings was born on the 4th of September 1982 in Georgetown, Washington D.C. Her mom, Patti Cummings was a public relations director for Neiman Marcus while her dad, Vince Cummings (D. 2017) was a venture capitalist. She had two siblings, an older sister named Ashley and a half-brother named Kevin.
Cummings’ parents divorced when she was just five and for one reason or the other, they didn’t pay much attention to her and her sister. She, therefore, turned into a rebellious child, dabbling into drugs and running away from home when she was just 12. She later cleaned up her act and moved to Virginia to stay with an aunt. While there, she became a model student, graduating from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac in 2000. For her college education, Whitney Cummings attended the University of Pennsylvania, one of the eight Ivy League institutions in the U.S. She finished her studies in three years (instead of four) and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communications.
On leaving college, Cummings intention was to become either a journalist or a documentary maker. However, she found that she would not be able to succeed in such an industry due to the fact that she was too opinionated and subjective. She, therefore, moved to L.A. to pursue another career. In L.A., she landed a job as a prankster on the popular Ashton Kutcher show, Punk’d. It was while working on the show that someone suggested that she would be good at stand-up comedy, and she decided to try it out.
She started out by performing at bowling alleys, sushi bars, and comedy clubs. From there, the Washington native progressed to renowned comedy clubs in Hollywood and late night entertainment shows such as Chelsea Lately with Chelsea Handler and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Whitney Cummings got her big break in 2011 when she was hired as co-creator and co-writer for popular CBS show, 2 Broke Girls. The show ran for 6 seasons and received three Emmy Award nominations.
Additionally, it won the 2012 Emmy award for outstanding art direction as well as the 2012 People’s Choice Award for favorite new TV comedy. Since then, Cummings has gone on to work on a number of projects. They include Whitney (an NBC sitcom where she plays a fictionalized version of herself), Whitney Cummings: Money Shot (a one-hour comedy special on Comedy Central), Whitney Cummings: I Love You (another one-hour special on Comedy Central), and I’m Your Girlfriend (a one-hour special on HBO). She has also featured in several movies including the 2008 romcom, Made of Honour. There is no gainsaying the fact that Cummings is part of a new generation of female comedians making waves in an industry hitherto dominated by men.
Her Net Worth
Whitney Cummings’ net worth is currently estimated at $15 million. Her source of income is most ostensibly her TV shows, her book, and the movies she has featured in. She earned a handsome sum from 2 Broke Girls. In fact, it is estimated that her total haul from the show would reach $45 million when money from syndication rights eventually roll in. Even though she is now a successful comedian, Cummings admits that she still has money problems due to some bad financial decisions taken by her parents.
Who’s Her Boyfriend?
Even though this beautiful and hilarious comic tries to keep this aspect of her life private, we do know that she is in a relationship with Miles Skinner. Skinner works in advertising and is a creative director at VICE Media; a leading youth-focused digital media company.
Cummings and Skinner met online via a dating app and started seeing each other in early 2017. They are now engaged as Skinner popped the big question on the 4th of September 2018, which happened to be Cummings 36th birthday. The comic said yes and we will be hearing wedding bells soon. Cummings once joked that “internet dating has no middle ground; you either get a husband or a murderer”. We are certainly happy that she ended up with the former rather than the latter.
There have been rumors that the beautiful Whitney Cummings may have had some surgery done in order to enhance her looks. Some have relied on her previous and current photos to suggest that she has had some work done, including a nose job, eyelid surgery, facial fillers, as well as a facelift. Cummings, however, dismissed these rumors when she appeared on The Today Show.
When the host, Kathie Lee Gilford told her that she was barely recognizable, she stated that she had gained an extra 25 lb and that was what made it look like she got a facelift. We can, therefore, conclude that she has not done any plastic surgery. Whitney is bold, there is no doubt that she would come right out and admitted it if she has had any plastic surgery done.