Whitney Cummings’ own stand-up comedy special for Netflix, debuted on July 30, 2019. As an actress and producer, this unapologetic comedienne has amassed a sizable fortune.
Additionally, her brand-new stand-up special will very doubt increase her reported $15 million in wealth. She is skilled at generating revenue and making others laugh. And we know exactly how she accomplishes it.
With Punk’D, Whitney Cummings made her Debut
On September 4, 1982, in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., Whitney Cummings was born. Patti Cummings, her mother, was a Neiman Marcus PR director.
Venture entrepreneur Vince Cummings, her father, passed away in 2017. When Whitney Cumming was just five years old, her parents got divorced.
Whitney Cummings paved her way into the entertainment sector even though she didn’t immediately launch a comedic career.
In addition to earning a communications degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication in 2004, she also pursued acting training at the Studio Theater in Washington, D.C. She even worked as a journalism intern at a nearby NBC affiliate.
Later, Cummings relocated to Los Angeles to further her career in the entertainment industry. She made her television debut on Punk’d there, joining the long list of actors and comedians who launched their careers on Ashton Kutcher’s MTV program.
Chris Klein, Adam Brody, and Vivica A. Fox are just a few of the famous people she has pranked. She appeared in the low-budget movie EMR that same year, 2004, and it was shown at Cannes.
On late-night shows, Cummings performed stand-up comedy
In 2004, Whitney Cummings started doing stand-up comedy, which helped her fast establish her reputation. She became well-known thanks to her numerous performances on TV comedies, such as Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins and the Last Comic Standing auditions.
She appeared on numerous other shows as well, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daly, and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
Cummings frequently appears in Comedy Central Roast episodes. David Hasselhoff, Joan Rivers, and business magnate Donald Trump were a few of her subjects.
Success for Cummings came from Whitney and 2 Broke Girls
With her part in the movie Made of Honor and her roles in other TV shows, Cummings’ acting career began to take off. She achieved stardom, though, with two well-liked sitcoms, 2 Broke Girls and Whitney, in 2011.
Together with the creator of Sex and the City, Michael Patrick King, she is the creator and executive producer of the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls. The popular sitcom, which starred Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings, rose to fame for its crude humor before it was canceled in 2017 after six seasons.
Another multi-camera sitcom created and executive produced by Cummings was Whitney. For two seasons, she played the lead role before the show was canceled in 2013. Even though the show received negative reviews, viewers fell in love with Whitney Cummings.
The Roseanne revival’s co-showrunner was Cummings.
Her biggest achievement to date, earning her $45.0 million as producer, is 2 Broke Girls. The comedian/producer received an additional $60,000 for each episode of Whitney.
Here is a comparison of Whitney Cummings to other comedians who have a variety of projects.
|Trevor Noah||$30.0 million|
|Whitney Cummings||$15.0 million|
|Nick Kroll||$10.0 million|
|Tiffany Haddish||$4.0 million|
|John Mulaney||$3.0 million|
|Ali Wong||$3.0 million|
|Jo Koy||$1.5 million|
Cummings Purchased a New Residence in 2019
By no means is Whitney Cummings a “broke girl.” In addition to expensive endorsement deals like the one she previously signed with Tinder to debut its “Reactions” feature, the comedian also makes money through her stand-up, writing, producing, and acting endeavors.
In May 2019, she invested in a stunning gated mansion in Woodland Hills, California, demonstrating how well she is using her wealth.
The 6,800+ square foot residence costs $4.3 million, which is an improvement over Cummings’ earlier, more modest Studio City residence, which sold for $1.5 million in 2011.
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