Best known as the cast member of the popular live TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’, Fred Armisen is an American actor, singer, comedian, and a notable screenwriter. Though he is involved in many professions, he is primarily known to be an actor. Let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Fred Armisen in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Fred Armisen was born on December 4, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His full name is Fereydun Robert Fred Armisen. When he was a little child, his family moved to New York where he received his upbringings. His father, Fereydun Herbert, was a German and worked for IBM. His mother was a Venezuelan and worked as a schoolteacher. Fred completed his high school from a local school and went on attending ‘School of Visual Arts’. However, he left the college midway in order to pursue his career in music and acting.
Speaking of Fred’s personal life, he has been married and divorced twice. Presently, the actor is allegedly in the relationship with actress Natasha Lyonne. They have been dating since 2014. Prior to this relationship, he was married to actress Elisabeth Moss from 2009-11. His first wife was English singer Sally Timms whom he had married in 1998 and remained together till 2004. As of now, he has no kids.
Career, Awards & Nominations
As a teenager, Fred had decided his career. Initially, he wanted to become a professional musician. He learned the drum skills and joined the music band ‘Trenchmouth’. At the same time, he also served as a background drummer at ‘Blue Man Group’. While performing as a professional drummer, he grew an interest in acting. His popularity in music helped him to make his way to acting. He made his film debut in 2002 with the film ‘Like Mike’. Before this film, he also appeared in a black-and-white documentary film.
His debut film performed well at the box office, and Fred managed to grab a little attention. Following that, he continuously appeared in 2-3 films and TV shows every year, but none of his films could earn him a ground-breaking success. He had to wait until 2016 to taste the success. In 2016, he appeared in the live TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’ and garnered huge publicity as the show was amazingly loved by the audience.
Moving on to the awards, Fred has won nearly three awards and 25 nominations throughout his career. He has won Peabody Award and 2 WGA Awards. Speaking of the nominations, Fred has been nominated for MTV Award, BTVA Award, Primetime Award, and a few others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Fred Armisen is a multi-talented star. He is a successful actor, musician, screenwriter, and a comedian. He also holds a long career of spanning in more than two decades. Given the fact, you can assume how much money he might have had amassed over his career. Well, at present, the 51-year-old actor is said to have an estimated net worth of $10 million. He has churned out the major portion of his net worth through the acting.
From being an exceptional actor to the great comedian and from a wonderful screenwriter to the outstanding musician, Fred Armisen is a versatile celebrity in the industry. He has garnered huge accolades for his diversified talents.