Widely known as the comedy king, Lewis Black is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and playwright. He is known for his sarcastic delivery of jokes, deep voice, and angry demeanour. As a comedian, he holds a successful career. Here, learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Lewis Black in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Lewis Black was born on August 30, 1948, in Washington, US. His full name is Lewis Niles Black. His father, Sam Black, was an artist and mechanical engineer while his mother, Jeannette, was a teacher. He belongs to a middle-class Jewish family.
When he was a child, his family moved to Silver Spring Maryland where he attended Springbrook High School. Then, he enrolled at the University of Maryland but later moved to the University of North California. Here, he started writing plays and decided to make his career in acting. Following his graduation, he earned the master degree in the arts from Yale School of Drama.
Lewis Black has never talked about his personal life. He got married at 26, and his marriage lasted only for ten months. After that, there is not even a single piece of information regarding his marriage, kids, or any other romantic relationships. He must have been involved in romantic relationships, but he never came out publicly about this.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Lewis grew an interest in playwriting when he was in college. He began writing plays. Soon, he got a bit of attention and started working as a playwright-in-residence and artistic director at ‘West Bank Café Downstairs Theater Bar’. From here, his talent got noticed, and he rose into popularity. He worked here for almost ten years and collaborated with some big stars such as Rusty Magee and Rand Foerster. Meanwhile, he also made his acting debut and appeared in a couple of TV shows and films.
He appeared in the film ‘Hannah and Her Sister’ and ‘Jacob’s Ladder. These two films propelled his career and became a popular name in the industry. Following that, he appeared as a guest commentator on the widely-known news program ‘The Daily Show’. With his show, he garnered huge popularity. He also released two comedic albums which both were the moderate success.
Speaking of the awards, Lewis has won several prestigious awards over his career. He is two-timed Grammy Award recipient. He has also won Sports Emmy Award and BTVA Award. Other than this, he received the nominations for Teen Choice Award, OFTA Television Award, and Primetime Emmy Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Lewis Black is involved in many professions. He is a professional comedian, actor and a playwright. Other than these professions, he is also a film producer, commentator, and screenwriter. With the fact, you can assume his net worth. Well, as of now, the comedy king has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He has made his total net worth through different sources. His net worth might remain the same or slip down in future years as now he is 70 years old and is not much active.
Lewis Black is a versatile actor. He has impressed the people not only through his comedy skills but also through his remarkable acting. Over his career, he has appeared in more than 20 films and 5-6 TV shows.