Kristen Schaal was born on 24 January 1978, in Longmont, Colorado USA, of Dutch descent. Kristen is an actress, writer, comedian, and voice artist, perhaps best known for being part of the show “Flight of the Conchords”. She also voiced for the shows “Bob’s Burgers” and “Gravity Falls”. All of her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Kristen Schaal? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, earned in the entertainment industry from her numerous talents. She’s produced a lot of comedy work and also has radio projects, plus she’s written a book, and has been doing acting work since 2001. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will increase.
Kristen Schaal Net Worth $5 million
After graduating from Northwestern University, Kristen moved to New York in 2000 to pursue a career in comedy. After five years doing numerous projects, she became part of “The Ten Funniest New Yorkers You’ve Never Heard Of” article by New York magazine, which helped to further establish her name in comedy, and her net worth.
The following year after the feature, Schaal performed at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, and won the “Best Alternative Comedian” award. She continued doing stand-up comedy shows, and won several awards including an Andy Kaufman Award, Nightlife Award, and ECNY Award. In 2008, the show “Kristen Schaal As You Have Probably Never Seen Her Before” won her the Barry Award, and she would then become part of “Live at Gotham”. She also co-hosted “Hot Tub”, and performed with “Big Black Car”, an improve group from New York. Kristen also helped create the theatre company called “The Striking Viking Story Pirates”, and in 2007 she was chosen to perform at the “Fringe USA” showcase. She continued performing numerous comedy shows,including “The Secret Policeman’s Ball”, and at the Bonnaroo music festival and the Solid Sound Festival. Her net worth was rising steadily.
In 2009, Schaal was cast in the series “Flight of the Conchords”, which would increase her popularity significantly, and add to her net worth. She then became a writer for the 11th season of “South Park”, after which she became a commentator in “The Daily Show”, and a recurring cast member. Other projects she’s been a part of include “Kate and Leopold”, Cirque du Freak”, “Law & Order”, “Ugly Betty”, and “How I Met your Mother”. She continued to make contributions both as an actor and writer for shows such as “The Nighttime Clap”. In 2009, she was featured in “Comedy Central Presents”, and also voiced for the series “WordGirl”. She then became the voice of Mabel Pines in the Disney Channel show “Gravity Falls”. Other animations she voiced include “Toy Story 3”, and “Shrek Forever After”. In 2011, she made a guest appearance in “The Simpsons” voicing a love interest of Milhouse. Still not content, Schaal would also appear in commercials for RadioShack and Wendy’s, all of which added to Kristen’s net worth.
Kristen also became a part of several music videos including “New York City” by Joey Ramone”, and “Tacky” by Weird Al Yankovic. A few of her latest projects include “The Last Man on Earth” and “A Walk in the Woods”. She also wrote a book called “The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex”.
For her personal life, Kristen married former “Daily Show” writer Rich Blomquist in 2012, and they wrote “The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex” together.
Frequently plays sweet natured but unstable characters
In high school, I was doing a skit for forensics and people started laughing, more than I was prepared to deal with. It was a surprise.
No one knows who the real me is, so I can be a hundred different kinds of me.
I would be an actress for the rest of my life just because it's really relaxing. Writing is hard work, and stand-up is so stressful before you get on stage, but acting is a complete ensemble experience.
My parents are pretty religious, devout, but did they force it on me? No, I don't think so. I still think of myself as a Lutheran, just one who doesn't go to church.
Sometimes I try to sell shows with a female lead to networks, and that isn't something that's been a proven formula for them, so they reject it. I do feel like men get the funniest roles in movies.
I think growing up on a farm in a certain amount of isolation, with not a lot of friends nearby, makes you entertain yourself and kind of grows your imagination - being alone is quite good for all that. You make up stories, talk to the animals, let them be an audience, a bunch of cows.
I think I've always had a disconnect from what I'm supposed to be like.
I thought I would either be an epidemiologist or a 'Price Is Right' model.
I would like to be known as someone who was really sweet but also knowledgeable in all areas of life.
I'm not really a control person, and I'm a big believer in collaboration. I like to have a friend.