If there is a celebrity known for being aggressive and trying out his luck in many fields, it is Al Franken. Al Franken has worked tirelessly since his youth to make ends meet and to ensure he gives his family a balanced and comfortable life. He has been indulged in different fields, and some of the fields he has tried his luck in include; comedian, media personality, and author.
The icing on the cake, however, is his political ambitions, which led him to vie for a Senate seat in Minnesota. He succeeded and became their Senator from 2009 to 2018.
- 1 Quick Biography
- 2 Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
- 3 Education, School/College University
- 4 Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views
- 5 Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children
- 6 Professional Life and Career
- 7 Awards & Nominations
- 8 Al Franken Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020
- 9 Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
- 10 Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Al Franken was born Alan Stuart Franken on 21 May 1951. He was born in New York City but was brought up in different towns following his father’s search for greener pastures. He was brought up alongside his brother Owen.
|Full Name/Real Name:||Alan Stuart Franken|
|Age:||69 years old|
|Birth Date:||21 May 1951|
|Birth Place:||New York City|
|Parents:||Joseph Franken and Phoebe Franken (nee Kunst)|
|Spouse:||Franni Bryson (m. 1975)|
|Children:||Thomasin Franken, Joe Franken|
|Height:||5 feet 6 inches|
|Profession:||comedian, author, actor, screenwriter, and a politician|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$10 million|
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
Al Franken is very committed to exercise and trying to keep his body fit. For that reason, he has remained so strong and active and looks much younger than his right age. Although he is 69 years old, he looks like he is in his late 40s. Franken stands 5 ft 6 inches tall, and his current weight is 70 kg.
Education, School/College University
Although Franken was born in New York City, his family moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota, when Franken was four years of age, where his dad had a new job. His dad’s job, however, ended shortly after moving, and they were again forced to move to St. Louis Park, Minnesota. He was enrolled in The Blake School, and he graduated in 1969. He later joined Harvard College and graduated in 1973 with a BA in Political Science.
Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views
Al Franken is the son of Joseph Franken, who used to work as a printing salesman, and his mother, Phoebe Franken (nee Kunst), worked in real estate as an agent. He was brought up alongside his Brother Owen Franken and his Cousin Bob, who works as a journalist. Another well-known member of his family is his second cousin Steve Franken (featured in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.). Franken is an American, and his ethnicity is White.
He was brought up in a Reform Jewish family as both his parents were Jewish. His political party is Democrat and has been a Senate in Minnesota for almost ten years (2009-2018).
Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children
When it comes to matters of relationships and marriage, Franken met his right life partner. This is because; they have been together for the last 44 years, and they are still going strong. Franken is married to his long time girlfriend, Franni Bryson. The two met at Harvard University and got married in 1975. Together they have two children; a son (Joseph) and a daughter (Thomasin) and four grandchildren.
|Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced):||Married|
|When did he get married? (married date):||2 October 1975|
|Does he have any relationship affair?||No|
|Is Al Franken Gay?||No|
|Wife/Spouse? (name):||Franni Bryson (m. 1975)|
|Kids:||Thomasin Franken, Joe Franken|
Professional Life and Career
Al Franken started acting and performing in different fields when he was in high school. He became popular in comedy and writing alongside his best friend and partner Tom Davis. They became more popular after performing at Minneapolis’s Brave New Workshop Theatre. This opened doors for them, and they were hired by Saturday Night Live (SNL) as original writers with a salary of $350 per week.
They worked with producers of One More Saturday Night as scriptwriters in 1986. In his career as a writer and an actor, he has received 7 Emmy nominations. They have also made an appearance in films like; Trading Places and All You Need Is Cash, among others. He is also an author of four books that have been listed among The New York Times Best Seller list.
He departed from Air America Radio on 29th January 2007 just to surprise everyone with the news of his candidacy in 2008 for the United States Senate. He had two opponents; Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, a professor, and Mike Ciresi, a trial lawyer.
He won the nomination and secured 65% of the vote. He was, however, forced to resign from his Senate seat in December 2017 following multiple sexual misconduct allegations. He officially resigned on 2nd January 2018, and he was replaced by Tina Smith, who was appointed by Mark Dayton (Minnesota governor).
Awards & Nominations
Al Franken has been in the public domain as an actor and an author for many years. He has therefore been lucky enough to be awarded several accolades, some of which include; Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2004, three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in 1976,77 and 1989. He has also received Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy, among many others.
Al Franken Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020
As of October 2020, Al Franken’s current net worth is estimated to be approximately $10 million. However, there are no reports about his annual salary as per now. Although he has been involved in many fields, especially in the acting field, he seemed to concentrate more on his duties as a Senator since he was elected in 2009.
Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
Despite Al Franken’s success in his family and career life, he has not been lucky enough to escape social medial rumors and scandals. Franken’s scandal started in 2017 when a conservative talk-radio host (Leeann Tweeden) accused him of harassing her sexually. Many other girls came out with different accusations until he was forced to resign from Senate, which he did on 2nd January 2018.
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
His Facebook page has around 813K fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 721k followers. On Instagram account, he has around 32.8k followers while on YouTube, he has around 2,015 subscribers.
Al Franken can be said to have a perfect family setup. Both his kids are doing well and have become important people in society. At the same time, his wife is still supporting him and believes in his innocence despite the different accusations from a dozen girls.