Who is Naomi Odenkirk?
Naomi Yomtov was born in the United States of America, and is a producer as well as a businesswoman, but possibly best known for being the wife of actor Bob Odenkirk. Her husband is known for his role as Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill in the AMC television series “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”.
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The Net Worth of Naomi Odenkirk
How rich is Naomi Odenkirk? As of late-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1.7 million, earned through success in her numerous endeavors. Part of her wealth can be attributed to the success of her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $10 million.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
There is very limited information regarding Naomi’s life prior to her association with Bob, as she has not shared any details regarding her birthdate and place, family, childhood, and education. It is known that she pursued a career in the entertainment industry at a young age, though was mostly in the background as opposed to finding work directly as an actress. She served as a writer and worked on the comedy show entitled “Mr. Show with Bob and David”.
The show was hosted by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, and ran on HBO from 1995 to 1998. They portrayed semi-fictionalized versions of themselves, and did a lot of comedy sketches performed in front of a live audience. Many of its cast members and writers would go on to have notable careers. She wrote the book entitled “Mr. Book: What Happened?” which is an illustrated book, showcasing a complete episode guide while also displaying some never before seen material.
Business and Production
Odenkirk would become a strong background figure to her husband, and her experience in the entertainment industry would eventually help her run a joint company called Odenkirk Talent Management.
The couple operated the company for over a decade before deciding to create their own representation firm focused on comedy talents. This would be called Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, as they collaborated alongside Marc Provissiero.
Eventually she tried production, and worked on the film entitled “Melvin Goes to Dinner”, which is directed by her husband. The film is an adaptation of the stage play entitled “Phyro-Giants!” created by Michael Blieden who was also responsible for the screenplay of the adaptation.
He also stars in the film as he did with his own production, alongside Stephanie Courtney and Annabelle Gurwitch. The film showcases four people having a dinner, and realizing that they are all inter-connected somehow. The film was successful, earning awards at the South by Southwest Film Festival as well as the Phoenix Film Festival. All the main characters are noted to be the actors who performed the production on stage.
In recent years, Naomi been more involved with representation work, for comedy personalities such as Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.
Husband – Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk began his career as a writer, as most comedians turned actors seem to do. From the late 1980s to the 1990s, he worked on projects such as “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ben Stiller Show”, earning two Emmy Awards for his work, leading him to serve as a writer for “Late Night with Conan O’ Brien” and “The Larry Sanders Show”. In the early 2000s, he produced projects for the comedy duo Tim & Eric, including “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job”, and “Tom Goes to the Mayor”.
This would also lead to him into directing work, with several projects such as “Let’s Go to Prison”, and “The Brothers Solomon”. He became an executive producer of “The Birthday Boys”, and also starred in and produced the Netflix original film entitled “Girlfriend’s Day”. One of his most high profile roles came when he played Saul Goodman in the series “Breaking Bad”. The show follows the life of a chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with stage-3 lung cancer, and starts to lead a life of crime by producing crystallized methamphetamine to help secure his family’s future. His character and performance led to a lot of critical acclaim, and spawning the spin-off “Better Call Saul”.
— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) April 26, 2019
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Naomi married Bob in 1997 after the two grew close thanks to their work in “The Show”; she admitted to being a bit of a stalker towards her husband back when they were not yet in a relationship. The two share a passion for production work and the inner machinations of film and television projects. The two often appear together at red carpet events. They have two children together, one of whom has also decided to pursue a career in entertainment as an actor, with the family living so close to work.
One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites – like her choice of profession, she prefers to stay in the background supporting her husband. She enjoys her privacy, wanting to keep a separation between her professional life and personal life. She is not shy on being with her husband in events, however, and the two are often photographed together in public.