• Elizabeth Ann ‘Liza’ Powel was born in 1970 and is an advertising executive, copywriter and playwright.
• She is married to Conan O’Brien, a renowned TV host, producer and writer.
• Liza Powel has an estimated net worth of over $1 million, and owns several mansions and a 1992 Ford Taurus SHO.
• She graduated from Vassar College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and is an advertising executive as well as a playwright.
• Conan O’Brien is a writer, producer, and host who has won several awards including an Emmy and five Writers Guild Awards.

Who is Liza Powel?

Elizabeth Ann ‘Liza’ Powel was born on 12 November 1970 under the sign of Scorpio, in Bainbridge Island, Washington State USA. She’s an advertising executive, copywriter and playwright, but probably best known as the wife of Conan O’Brian, a renowned TV host, producer and writer.

How rich is she, as of now? Net Worth and Assets

Liza Powel’s net worth is estimated over $1 million, earned from being involved in the advertising business, and writing plays.

Her net worth includes such assets as several mansions, one of which is valued at over $10.5 million and located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, as well as a 1992 Ford Taurus SHO, which she shares with her famous husband. With her husband, they have combined wealth reputedly over $85 million, as of mid-2024.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Liza Powel was raised in her hometown of Bainbridge Island by her parents – her father Jake Powel was a well-known musician and guitarist in The New Orleans Quintet, a Dixieland band. She has American nationality, and belongs to white ethnicity.

Upon matriculation, Liza enrolled into Vassar College, from which she graduated in 1992. Thereafter, she attended Columbia University’s School of the Arts, earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in Fiction Writing.

Professional Career

Liza’s career started right afterwards, as she was hired in the position of a copywriter by the Foote, Cone & Belding advertising agency. During her stint there, Liza also worked as a senior copywriter in the team which was in charge of producing “Late Night With Conan O’Brian”.

Liza Powel and Conan O’Brian

So, she made an appearance in the show in 2000, and later also appeared in “Conan O’Brian Can’t Stop”, “SXSW Flashback 2011”, and “60 Minutes”. She currently serves in the position of an advertising executive.

Career as a Playwright

Moreover, Liza continues to pursues her career as a playwright. She’s written seven full-length plays, including “The Great Experiment”, “The Distinguished Gentleman”, and “Ruthie Goes Shopping”, and two one acts, “Tell Me Where It Hurts” and “The Whole Story”.

They have been performed at The Lark Play Development Center, on which board she serves, The Blank Theatre, Naked Angels LA, etc.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Liza has long blonde hair and blue eyes, and stands 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall – her vital statistics are unknown, but she has a slim figure.


Personal Life: Popularity through Her Marriage to Conan O’Brien

Liza Powel and Conan O’Brien met while he was filming an episode for his show back in 2000. After dating for 18 months, the couple exchanged their vows at a private wedding ceremony held at St. James Cathedral, in Seattle, Washington State, on 12 January of 2002. Liza gave birth to their daughter they named Neve in October of 2003, while they welcomed their second child, a son named Beckett, in November of 2005. The family currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Who is her husband? Conan O’ Brien Short Wiki/Bio

Conan Christopher O’Brien was born on 18 April 1963, in Brookline, Massachusetts USA, where he was raised alongside five siblings by his father, Thomas Francis O’Brien, who was an epidemiologist and physician, who worked as a professor at Harvard Medical School, while his mother, Ruth O’Brien, worked as a lawyer at Ropes & Gray. Conan went to Brookline High School, where he was a managing editor for “The Sagamore”, a school newspaper.

He was even rewarded with the National Council of Teachers of English for the short story “To Bury The Living”. In 1981, he matriculated as valedictorian, and enrolled into Harvard University. While in there, Conan was the president of “Harvard Lampoon”, a humor magazine; he graduated in 1985.

Career Beginnings

Conan’s career started right after graduation, as he began writing for HBO’s satirical comedy sketch “Not Necessarily The News”.

Thereafter, he worked as a writer for “Saturday Night Live”, after which he collaborated with Robert Smigel and Bob Odenkirk on the revue “Happy Happy Good Show”, which earned them the 1989 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series category.

Rise to Prominence

He left his job at “SNL” in 1991, and joined the writing staff of the highly popular Fox animated sitcom “The Simpsons”, working there until 1993, when he tried himself as a TV host in the NBC talk show “Late Night”, replacing David Letterman.

Conan subsequently hosted more than 2,700 episodes, and won not only an Emmy Award, but also five Writers Guild Awards. Following the end of the show, Conan hosted his own “The Tonight Show”, and then ran another late-night talk show – “Conan” –, which has been aired on the TBS network since 2010. Besides that, Conan has been running his own podcast – “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” – since 2018.

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