Larry David: The Man Behind the Laughs

Larry David: The Man Behind the Laughs
Larry David: The Man Behind the Laughs

Larry David is among the most prominent and successful comedians in television history. He is most known for co-creating and executive producing the popular comedy Seinfeld, which aired for nine seasons and received multiple awards.

He is the star and creator of the unscripted comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, which features his amusing and often embarrassing meetings with celebrities, friends, and strangers.

Early Life and Career

Larry David was born July 2, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised in a Jewish home and attended Sheepshead Bay High School.

He later graduated from the University of Maryland with a history degree. He then pursued a career in stand-up comedy, performing in numerous clubs and venues throughout New York City. He has written for various sketch comedy series, including Fridays and Saturday Night Live.

Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld collaborated in 1989 to create The Seinfeld Chronicles, a pilot for NBC. The show, eventually renamed “Seinfeld,” became a major sensation, garnering millions of viewers and earning critical acclaim.
Larry David was the show’s main writer and executive producer, and he inspired the character of George Costanza, played by Jason Alexander. He also made infrequent appearances as himself or as a voice actor.
Larry David

After Seinfeld concluded in 1998, Larry David produced and starred in his comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, which premiered on HBO in 2000.

The comedy portrays a fictitious version of Larry David as he goes about his daily life in Los Angeles, frequently getting into trouble with his wife, Cheryl (Cheryl Hines), his manager, Jeff (Jeff Garlin), and various celebrities and acquaintances.

The program is primarily improvised, with the actors working from a loose concept of narrative and conversation. The show has gained considerable acclaim and recognition, including multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

Age, Net Worth, and Wife

Larry David is now 76 years old. He has a net worth of almost $400 million, making him one of the wealthiest comedians in the world.

He has been married twice: first to Laurie Lennard, an environmental campaigner, from 1993 to 2007, and then to Ashley Underwood, a producer, from 2020 until the present. He has two kids from his first marriage, Cazzie and Romy. He is also a distant relative of Bernie Sanders, a US senator and former presidential candidate.

Larry David sold a $12 million home in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades neighborhood in 2014. The house features seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms, with a master suite that includes a porch overlooking the beach, a green lawn, and a swimming pool.

The property has a spacious guest house, three fireplaces, a living room, a family room, and a dining room. He still owns a home in the same neighborhood he bought in 2006 for $10.35 million. He has at least two other houses in the Palisades.

Larry purchased a home in Montecito, California, for $5.7 million in February 2022. For whatever reason, he sold this house less than a year later for $6.9 million. Here’s a video tour of this home in September 2021:

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