Al Franken Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Al Franken Biography
  • Name: Al Franken
  • Age: 67 years old
  • Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
  • Occupation: Politician
  • Net Worth: US $8 Million
  • Status: Alive

Al Franken is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He currently serves as the U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Prior to politics, he was an actor, comedian, writer and radio host. His credits include Saturday Night Live, and The Al Franken Show. Alan Stuart Franken was born on May 21, 1951 in New York City. His father, Joseph (d. 1993), was a printing salesman, and his mother, Phoebe (d. 2003), a real estate agent. He has an older brother, photographer Owen. Franken grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where attended The Blake School. He graduated in 1969. He completed his BA degree in political science from Harvard University (1973).

Franken attended high school with future comedian Tom Davis. The two performed locally at a number of venues in Minneapolis. They were recruited as comedy writers for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Franken wrote and performed for SNL from 1975 to 1980. He returned to the show from 1985 to 1995. During his tenure he won multiple awards, including Emmys for outstanding writing in a comedy series. Franken released his first book, I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me, in 1993. It was based on his SNL character self-help guru Stuart Smalley. The comedy film, Stuart Saves His Family, was released in 1995.

Franken co-wrote the romantic-drama film, When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), with Ronald Bass. It was directed by Luis Mandoki and stars Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan. It made $50 million at the box office. Franken starred as “Al Freundlich” on the NBC sitcom, LateLine (1998-99). The show ran for two seasons. He was cast as “Jerome Wiesner” in the in the HBO miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon (1998). He made a cameo in The Manchurian Candidate (2004) starring Denzel Washington. Franken published his second book, Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, in 1996. His other publications include, Why Not Me? (1999), Oh, the Things I Know! (2003), Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2003), and Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (2017). He hosted the talk show ‘The Al Franken Show’ (2004-07) on Air America Radio.

Franken began his political career as a liberal activist. In February 2007, he announced his run for the Minnesota Senate seat on the Democratic ticket. He narrowly defeated Republican nominee Norm Coleman. Franken was sworn into office on July 7, 2009 following two appeal attempts by Coleman. He easily defeated Mike McFadden in 2014 for a second term. Franken is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He’s on several legislative committees, including the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Al Franken has an estimated net worth of $8 million. His height is 5ft 6in and he’s of Jewish ancestry. He married college sweetheart ‘Franni Bryson’ in October 1975. They have two children, Thomasin and Joseph. He is a cousin of actor, Steve Franken (d. 2012). In November 2017, sports commentator Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of sexual misconduct which occurred in 2006. She alleged that he forcibly kissed her and took inappropriate photos without her consent. Franken has since issued an apology.

Al Franken Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Al Franken Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Alan Stuart Franken
  • Birthday: May 21, 1951
  • How Old : Age: 67 years old
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
  • Occupation: Politician, Actor, Comedian, Writer
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $8 Million
  • Marriage(s): Franni Bryson
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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