Whitney Cummings is an American comedian, actress, and producer. She created the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017) and the NBC sitcom Whitney (2011–2013), appearing in the lead role of the latter. Cummings was a producer and writer for the ABC revival of Roseanne.
Cummings was born and raised in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Furthermore, her mother is Patti Cummings, a former public relations director at Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie. Her parents divorced when she was 5 years old. Additionally, she has an older half-brother, Kevin Cummings, and an older sister, Ashley Cummings.
She went to high school at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, Maryland, graduating in 2000. She interned at Washington’s NBC-owned television station WRC-TV as a journalist. Similarly, she studied acting at Washington, D.C.’s Studio Theater.
Similarly, Cummings moved to Los Angeles after college and worked on Punk’d on MTV in 2004 and the same year starred in a low-budget thriller, EMR, which was screened at Cannes.
Influences of Cummings
Additionally, Cummings has described her comedic influences, beginning with Paul Reiser, who she said: “made these hysterical, brilliant commentary about the most mundane things and open it up to a hysterical world.” Other important influences for her were George Carlin. Later influences were Dave Attell—”a legend now but he’s very edgy”, Lenny Bruce and Bill Hicks.
American comedian, actress, and producer Whitney Cummings net worth is estimated to be around $15 million as of 2019.
- Full Name: Whitney Cummings
- Date of Birth: September 4, 1982
- Age: 36
- Birth Place: Washington, D.C., U.S.
- Medium: Stand-up, television, film
- Nationality: American
- Alma mater: University of Pennsylvania
- Years active: 2004–present
- Genres: Observational comedy, insult comedy, blue comedy
- Height: 1.8 m
- Books: I’m Fine…And Other Lies, Emotional Ninja
- Education: Annenberg School for Communication (since 2004), St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
- Parents: Patti Cummings, Vince Cummings
- Net Worth: $15 million
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