Who is Les Moonves’ ex-wife? Nancy Wiesenfeld Wiki Bio

Nancy Wiesenfeld was born in California USA, on 15 May 1960 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. Nancy is a businesswoman, but probably better known for being an ex-wife of Leslie Moonves, former chief executive officer (CEO) at CBS Corporation.

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Early life and education

Nancy grew up in California, where she was raised by her parents. She became very fond of dancing at a very early age, and while attending the same high school as her younger sister, often danced in the plays organized by the school. A

Leslie Moonves and Nancy Wiesenfeld

fter matriculation, she enrolled at the University of California from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts.

Career as a businesswoman

Nancy is the owner of multiple businesses which are based in Los Angeles, California, and so is considered to be a successful businesswoman – she is also the owner of a high-valued house in Los Angeles.

Marriage with Les Moonves

Nancy and Leslie met sometime in 1977 after being introduced by a mutual friend – they began dating not long afterwards, and exchanged their wedding vows on 17 December 1978, when Nancy was 18. At the age of 24 on 26 November 1984, she gave birth to their daughter, Sara Moonves, who is now working as the style director of the “W” Magazine. On 9 February 1988, Nancy gave birth to their twin sons, Adam and Michael.

Leslie Moonves

Nancy and Leslie divorced on 10 December 2004 due to personal differences, and both began dating new people – Leslie married American TV personality Julie Chen on 24 September 2009, and she gave birth to their son Charlie in the same year. Nancy is currently in a relationship with an unknown man.

Who is Les Moonves?

Leslie Roy Moonves was born in Brooklyn, New York City USA, on 6 October 1949 – his birth sign is Libra and his nationality is American. He is a media executive noted for being the CBS Corporation chairman and CEO.

Leslie grew up in the Jewish family of Herman and Josephine – he spent most of his childhood in Valley Stream in New York. His brother, Jonathan Moonves is an entertainment attorney, while he has another brother, and a sister named Melissa Moonves Colon. Leslie studied at the Valley Stream Central High School before enrolling at Bucknell University from which he graduated in 1971.

He began winning roles in the university’s plays during his senior year, and after graduation moved to Manhattan to work on his acting career – he played in several TV series such as”Cannon” and “The Six Million Dollar Man”, before deciding to switch careers.

He started working for 20th Century Fox Television as the vice-president of mini-series and movies, and then at Saul Ilson Productions as the vice president of development, and Catalina Productions as their development executive.

In 1985, he began working for Lorimar Television as a development executive, becoming president in 1990. In the summer of 1993, he also became the CEO of Warner Bros. Television, and approved the filming of several TV series which became popular worldwide, including “ER” and “Friends”. Leslie left Lorimar in 1995 when he became president of CBS Entertainment, before becoming chairman and CEO in 2003.

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In 2012 and 2013, he received over $120 million in total making him the second best paid director during those two years, while the year 2017 saw him become the highest paid CEO, counting $68.4 million in remuneration.

Leslie was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2013, and he stayed the chairman of CBS until 9 September 2018 when he resigned following accusations of sexual assault – he was reportedly negotiating a deal worth $100 million.

Leslie’s other endeavors include serving as a board member at ZeniMax Media since 1999, and investing in video games such as “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” and “Fallout 3” among others.

By the summer of 2018, six women had accused Moonves of sexual harassment, and numerous others claimed that they were abused at CBS, leading the company to put Leslie under investigation. By September 2018, six other women accused Leslie of sexual harassment back in the ‘80s – Leslie denied all the allegations made against him.

The latest accusation against Leslie was in June 2019 when E. Jean Carroll, an advice columnist, wrote how Leslie sexually harassed her in an elevator in 1995. Following the accusations, Leslie donated $20 million to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Nancy’s likes and interests

Nancy’s main hobby is reading and she has read numerous books while her favorites are those based on true historical events such as “The House of Special Purpose” written by John Boyne which follows the story of the Romanovs, the former ruling Russian family.

  • She is quite fond of the film industry – her favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Jennifer Aniston.
  • She enjoys travelling and her job has taken her around Europe and the US, while her favorite travel destination is Miami.
  • Nancy’s favorite color is pink.
  • She is a bit of a shopaholic.
  • She likes tasting various cuisines and prefers to eat sea food over all others.
  • She spends most of her free time with her family and friends.

Appearance and net worth

Nancy is 59 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-26-35. She wears shoes size six. Her net worth is over $250,000, while her ex-husband Leslie’s net worth is over $700 million.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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