Amy Sedaris Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Amy Louise Sedaris, born on 29th March 1961 in Endicott, New York USA, of part Greek (father) and British (mother) descent, and is an actress, comedian and writer as well, perhaps best known to the world for appearing as Jerri Blank in the TV series “Strangers with Candy” (1999-2000) and the film of the same name in 2005, and for lending her voice to Princess Carolyn in the animated series “BoJack Horseman” (2014-2016), among other roles.

Have you ever wondered how rich Amy Sedaris is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Amy`s net worth is as high as $12 million, earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from working as an actress, she has published several books, including “I Like You: Hospitality Under The Influence” (2006), and “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People” (2010), the sales of which have certainly improved her wealth.

Amy Sedaris Net Worth $12 Million

Amy and her brother – famous humorist David Sedaris – were born to Sharon Elizabeth and her husband Louis Harry Sedaris. She grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and while in high school she took her first job at the Winn-Dixie supermarket, however, she was fired apparently due to her mischievous behaviour. After that, she worked as a waitress at Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago, Illinois, but was also fired.
Amy`s acting career began after she joined a couple of Chicago comedy troupes, with a role in the film “Big Deals” in 1991, but took four years to secure a permanent role, joining the cast of the sketch comedy show “Exit 57” in 1995, with Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, and after that had several small roles in such films as “Commandments” (1997), and “Six Days Seven Nights” (1998), only to create and star in the comedy series “Strangers With Candy” as Jerri Blank, from 1999 until 2000. The role celebrated her as an actress and comedian as well, thanks to high praise by the critics. Since then, Amy`s name has appeared on cast crew in many popular films and TV series, which has only increased her net worth.

She started the new millennium with a guest role in the highly popular series “Sex and the City” (2002-2003), and also in 2002 appeared in the film “Maid in Manhattan”, next to Jennifer Lopez. She then featured in the Golden Globe Award-nominated comedy “School of Rock” (2003), with Jack Black and Mike White, then the same year starred in “Elf”, with Will Ferrell and Bob Newhart, then in 2005 reprised the role that put her on the Hollywood map in the film “Strangers with Candy”. Two years later she shared the screen with Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell and Michael Angarano in the David Gordon Green drama “Snow Angels”, and until 2010 had roles in “Dedication” (2007), “Jennifer`s Body” (2009), with Megan Fox and Adam Brody, “Tanner Hall” (2009), and “Old Dogs” (2009), next to John Travolta, Robin Williams and Seth Green. All added steadily to her net worth.

Amy continued successfully into the new decade, with appearances in such films as “The Best and the Brightest” (2010), “Beware the Gonzo” (2010), and the TV series “The Heart, She Holler” (2013-2014). Also in 2013 she was selected for the role of Louise Laffer in the TV series “Alpha House” (2013-2014), and in 2014 secured roles in several comedies, including “Ping Pong Summer”, then David Cross` “Hits”, and John Favreau`s “Chef”, next to Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlet Johansson, which only increased her net worth.

Most recently, Amy appeared in the comedy “Ghost Team” (2016, and in the TV series “Thanksgiving” (2016). For the time being she works on the film “Handsome”, directed by Jeff Garlin, which will be released in 2017.

Amy has also ventured into voice acting; apart from giving the voice to the character from “BoJack Horseman”, she has also lent her voice to Jill in the animated film “Puss in Boots”, then to Gravity in “Space Buddies” (2009), and Cinderella in “Shrek the Third” (2007), among other titles, all of which also contributed to her wealth.

Regarding her personal life, Amy has never married, stating in numerous interviews that she never wanted to marry or have children. Nevertheless, she was in a relationship with actor Paul Dinello for eight years. Despite their relationship ending, Amy and Paul are friends today, and she is godmother to Paul`s child.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 29, 1961
Birth place: Endicott, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 1 in (1.56 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:Jesse O. Sanderson High School
Nationality:American
Parents:Sharon Sedaris, Lou Sedaris
Siblings:David Sedaris, Paul Sedaris, Tiffany Sedaris, Lisa Sedaris, Gretchen Sedaris
Books:I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, Wigfield, Home, Studio Home
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Release of her book, "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence". [2006]
2Release of the book "The Book of Liz," by Amy and her brother, David Sedaris. [2002]
3Release of her book, "Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not" by Amy with Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert. [2003]
4She was nominated for a 1993 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Truth, Justice or the American Way" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
5Raised Greek Orthodox.
6She is best known for her grotesque yet strangely endearing character "Jerri" from Strangers with Candy (1999).
7Collects decorative cupcake picks.
8Is of half Greek descent.
9Enjoys playing characters who "like themselves".
10Of all her relatives, she was closest to her father.
11Idolized her brother David Sedaris when she was a child.
12Failed first grade.
13Amy keeps a free-roaming mini-rex rabbit named Dusty, which she adopted from a rabbit rescue. Dusty's "bunny condo" was designed by her friend, designer Todd Oldham. Amy named her baked-goods business after her first rabbit, Tattletail, a Netherlandish dwarf. ("Tattletail Industries" has since become "Amy's Cupcakes.") She is active in a NYC rabbit rescue and shelter, and is an honorary educator of the House Rabbit Society.
14She uses the money she gets for appearing on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) to buy a new pair of shoes for her next appearance.
15Wrote the play, "The Book of Liz", with her older brother, David Sedaris.
16Occasionally works as a waitress at Mary's Fish Camp in the West Village.
17Runs a cupcake and cheeseball business out of her Greenwich Village apartment when she is not acting.
18An alumna of the Second City and Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.


Quotes

#Quote
1I'm drawn to people who look different. I'm not exploiting. I'm not making fun of them. I'm drawn to them. We're all used to seeing pretty people. I want to see real people.
2If I'm creating something for myself, then I want to have fun. I like to play unattractive people who think they're pretty. You can do what you want, but I prefer to look interesting.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest ActressUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
2012BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmPuss in Boots (2011)· Antonio Banderas
· Salma Hayek
· Zach Galifianakis
· Billy Bob Thornton
· Bob Joles
· Conrad Vernon
· Tom McGrath
· Chris Miller
· Latifa Ouaou
1995CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesExit 57 (1995)· Nancy Geller (executive producer)
· John C. Fisher (supervising producer)
· Joe Forristal (producer)
· Tim Hill (director)
· Cindy Caponera (writer)
· Stephen Colbert (writer)
· Paul Dinello (writer)
· Jodi Lennon (writer)
· Mitch Rouse (writer)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsActress in a Comedy SeriesExit 57 (1995)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Handsome2017post-productionLieutenant Tucker
Thanksgiving2016TV SeriesKathy Morgan
Difficult People2015-2016TV SeriesRita
Star vs. the Forces of Evil2016TV SeriesMina / Lydia
BoJack Horseman2014-2016TV SeriesPrincess Carolyn
Ghost Team2016Victoria
Odd Mom Out2016TV SeriesElna
My Life as a Zucchini2016voice
Adventure Time2016TV SeriesBandit Princess
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt2015-2016TV SeriesMimi Kanasis
Horace and Pete2016TV Mini-SeriesMara
The 7D2016TV SeriesNocturna
Regular Show in Space2015TV SeriesMrs. Kessler / Jayla
Kevin from Work2015TV SeriesJulia
Clarence2015TV SeriesMs. Donna-Joe Judley / Woman
Dead Boss2014TV MovieMary
The Heart, She Holler2013-2014TV SeriesHurshe
Seriously Distracted2014TV SeriesJD
Alpha House2013-2014TV SeriesLouise Laffer
Mr. Pickles2014TV SeriesSally
Goodbye to All That2014Holly
Broad City2014TV SeriesPam
Chef2014Jen
Hits2014Crystal
Ping Pong Summer2014Aunt Peggy
Raising Hope2011-2014TV SeriesDelilah
Monsters vs. Aliens2013TV SeriesDr. Cutter
Doc McStuffins2013TV SeriesDress-up Daisy / Dress-Up Daisy
Super Buddies2013VideoBetty (voice)
F to 7th2013TV Series shortKate
30 Rock2012TV SeriesVisor Lady
American Dad!2009-2012TV SeriesWoman's Voice / Dr. Lizzy / Dr. Meg Penner
Necessary Roughness2012TV SeriesDr. Jane Crosetti
The Good Wife2011-2012TV SeriesStacie Hall
WordGirl2010-2012TV Series
Puss in Boots2011Jill (voice)
The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour2011TV SeriesKatherine Money (aka K-Money)
Hot in Cleveland2011TV SeriesHeather
Bob's Burgers2011TV SeriesSamantha
SpongeBob SquarePants2011TV SeriesMa Angler
Royal Pains2011TV SeriesNan
The Problem Solverz2011TV Series
The Best and the Brightest2010Sue Lemon
Beware the Gonzo2010Diane Gilman
The Middle2010TV SeriesAbby Michaels
The New Adventures of Old Christine2009TV SeriesFrances 'Frankenstein' Stein
Old Dogs2009/ICondo Woman
Tanner Hall2009Mrs. Middlewood
Jennifer's Body2009Toni Lesnicki
Dance Flick2009Ms. Cameltoé
The Closer2009TV SeriesClaire Howard
Space Buddies2009VideoGravity (voice)
Yo Gabba Gabba!2008TV SeriesTooth Fairy
Gym Teacher: The Movie2008TV MoviePrincipal Hoffman
Rescue Me2007TV SeriesBeth
Puberty: The Movie2007Paulie the Penis (voice)
Shrek the Third2007Cinderella (voice)
Andy Barker, P.I.2007TV SeriesRita Spaulding
Dedication2007Cassidy's Mom
Snow Angels2007/IBarb Petite
My Name Is Earl2006TV SeriesJudy
Sesame Street2006TV SeriesSnow White
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesAbraxxia (segment "Tek Jansen")
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With2006School Therapist - Ms. Clark
Full Grown Men2006Trina
Chicken Little2005Foxy Loxy (voice)
Chicken Little2005Video GameFoxy Loxy (voice)
Stay2005/IToni
Romance & Cigarettes2005Frances
Bewitched2005Gladys Kravitz
Wonder Showzen2005TV SeriesMiss Amy
Strangers with Candy2005Jerri Blank
Neurotica2004Renee
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2004TV SeriesCharlie Donato
The Wrong Coast2004TV SeriesVarious Celebrity Voices
Cracking Up2004TV SeriesMarla
Ed2004TV SeriesKate McCormick
My Baby's Daddy2004Annabelle
Untitled New York Pilot2003TV MovieConnie
Elf2003Deb
School of Rock2003Mrs. Haynish
Monk2002-2003TV SeriesGail Fleming
Sex and the City2002-2003TV SeriesCourtney Masterson
Maid in Manhattan2002Rachel Hoffberg
Fling2001TV SeriesThe Receptionist
Just Shoot Me!2001TV SeriesBetsy Frayne
Jump Tomorrow2001Other Student in Class
Strangers with Candy1999-2000TV SeriesJerri Blank
Strangers with Candy: Retardation, a Celebration1999TV ShortJerri Blank
Six Days Seven Nights1998Robin's Secretary
Wheels of Fury1998ShortPepper Mills
Bad Bosses Go to Hell1997ShortTrendy Boss
Commandments1997Scholar
Exit 571995-1996TV SeriesVarious
Big Deals1991TV MovieTopaz Radulavitch

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strangers with Candy2005series Strangers with Candy / written by
Strangers with CandyTV Series created by - 30 episodes, 1999 - 2000 written by - 30 episodes, 1999 - 2000
Strangers with Candy: Retardation, a Celebration1999TV Short
Exit 57TV Series creator - 12 episodes, 1995 - 1996 writer - 12 episodes, 1995 - 1996

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Flick2009performer: "La Di Da Di"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smile If You Want More1994thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Match Game2017TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Panelist
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Colbert Report2006-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Bartender
Lil Bub's Special Special2014TV MovieHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Chew2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Oddities2010TV SeriesHerself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator / Narrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Paula's Party2007TV SeriesHerself
eTalk Daily2007TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2001-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education2006TV SpecialHerself
Hatching 'Chicken Little'2006Video documentary short
Handmade Modern2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bar Mitzvah Bash!2004TV MovieHerself
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryHerself

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