Conan O'Brien - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 2, 2022

Conan O'Brien
Nick Name: Coco, Consie Coney, Conando, Big Red
Profession: TV host, Comedian, Writer, Producer
Best Known For: Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV series)
Salary: $12 million
Net Worth: $200 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 18, 1963 (age 60)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Conan Christopher O'Brien
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Thomas Francis O'Brien
Mother's Name: Ruth O'Brien
Siblings: 5

Justin O'
Brien (brother)
Luke O'
Brien (brother)
Neal O'
Brien (brother)
Kate B. O'
Brien (sister)
Jane O'
Brien (sister)

High School: Brookline High School
University: Harvard University
Ethnicity: Irish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: -
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: January 12, 2002
Wife's Name: Elizabeth Ann Powel
Children: 2

Neve O'
Brien (daughter)
Beckett O'
Brien (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.93 meter (6 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 81 kg (178.57 lb)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 10 US
Bicep Size: 15 inch
Chest Size: 43 inch
Waist Size: 34 inch

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Who is Conan O'Brien?

Conan O'Brien has been working in the show business for more than 35 years. Find out more about our favorite Television show host, comedian, writer, and producer.

Source: YouTube (young Conan O'Brien)

Conan O'Brien – Age, Parents, Siblings

Conan O'Brien was born Conan Christopher O'Brien on April 18, 1963. His birthplace is Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His father Thomas Francis O'Brien is a well-educated man and worked as a physician, epidemiologist, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Likewise, his mother Ruth O'Brien is a retired attorney and former partner of the firm  Ropes & Gray.

O'Brien is one of their six children. Conan O'Brien's brothers are Justin O'Brien, Luke O'Brien, and Neal O'Brien, and his sisters are Kate B. O'Brien, and Jane O'Brien.

Education, Ethnicity

O'Brien was educated at Brookline High School, graduating from the same in 1981 as valedictorian. He then attended Harvard University. He graduated in 1985 with a BA in American History & Literature and magna cum laude.

His ethnicity is Irish.

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Conan O'Brien – Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife, Children

He is a happily married man. He met his future wife Elizabeth Ann Powel in 2000. She had appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien for advertisement purposes. Back then she used to work for Foote, Cone & Belding as a senior copywriter.

After 18 months of dating, they married on January 12, 2002. They have two children together, daughter Neve O'Brien who was born on October 14, 2003, and son Beckett  O'Brien who was born on November 9, 2005.

As of now, the couple is very much happy together, there are no known extramarital affairs and no rumors of divorce.

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Source: People (Conan O'Brien, wife Elizabeth, and their children in 2008)

Conan O'Brien – Career

Early Days

After his graduation, O'Brien moved to Los Angeles and worked as a writer. For several years, he wrote for Not Necessarily the News, The Wilton North Report. In January 1988, he was hired by Saturday Night Live's executive producer, Lorne Michaels as a writer.  He worked there until 1991.

He then took up a job as a writer for The Simpsons in 1991, working there till 1993. The same year he was selected to host NBC's show Late Night. On September 13, 1993, Late Night with Conan O'Brien premiered for the first time.

The episode received a wide range of criticism, which slowly improved. Now after more than 25 years, his show Late Night with Conan O'Brien is one of the most viewed shows in the world. Conan O'Brien also hosted NBC's The Tonight Show for a short stint of time from 2009 to 2010. The final episode featuring Conan O'Brien was aired on January 22, 2010.

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Source: Den of Geek (Conan O'Brien)

Movies, Tours

O'Brien's first tour began on April 12, 2010, and was entitled The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. On April 12, 2010, his two-month comedy tour took a start in  Eugene, Oregon.

Conan O'Brien has voiced characters in movies such as The Penguins of Madagascar, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Part 2), among others. O'Brien movies in which he has acted are Vanilla Sky (2001), The Great Buck Howard (2008), Thunderstruck (2012), Now You See Me (2013), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Sandy Wexler (2017).

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On the set of Sandy Wexler, Conan O'Brien has worked with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Milo Ventimiglia, Jamie Gray Hyder, and Kate Micucci.

Conan O'Brien – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of O'Brien are estimated at around $200 million and $12 million respectively.

Conan O'Brien – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Conan O'Brien is followed by over a million followers. She also has an official website -

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