Liza Powel O’Brien is an American copywriter and former advertising executive. She is best recognized as the wife of popular comedian, host, and producer, Conan Christopher O’Brien. Her husband is known for his contributions to popular TV shows like ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien.’
Early Life and Bio: Liza Powel O’Brien
Liza Powel O’Brien was born as Elizabeth Ann Powel on November 12, 1970 in Bainbridge Island, Washington to Jake Powel, the guitarist of the Dixieland band, and his wife, Ann. Her father has been playing the guitar at New Orleans Creole Restaurant every Monday for more than 20 years.
Physical Appearance: Liza Powel O’Brien
Liza Powel O’Brien is a gorgeous looking lady. She has very good looks and even in her 50s she looks very charming and gorgeous. Liza stands at a very god height of 5 feet 5 inches and has a body weight of around 55kgs. She has blonde hair and her eye colour is blue.
Education: Liza Powel O’Brien
She studied at Vassar College and later graduated from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. As for now, she owns several residences alongside her husband in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Personal Life: Liza Powel O’Brien
For her personal life, it is known that Liza Powel and Conan married in 2002, 18 months after their initial meeting in a skit for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”. Their marriage was held in her hometown of Seattle, and they now have two children together. The family resides in a mansion valued at $10.5 million in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, a place they’ve been in since 2009. He moved there when he became the host of “The Tonight Show”.
Career: Liza Powel O’Brien
Liza Powel began her career as an advertising executive and worked for Foote, Cone & Belding. She then switched to screenwriting and penned plays for theaters and festivals across Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles. She has also appeared in numerous TV shows, including ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’, ‘60 Minutes’ and ‘SXSW Flashback 2011’.
She is also associated with “Beat the Odds” program of the Children’s Defense Fund, an organization that helps at-risk high school pupils who are academically talented. She also serves on Ojai Playwrights’ reading committee.
Relationship with Conan O’Brien
Liza Powel and Conan O’Brien met in the year 2000 when she appeared in a skit on his show. O’Brien fell in love at first sight with her! In a candid interview with Piers Morgan, O’Brien stated, ”Somewhere, in the vault at NBC, there’s footage of me literally falling for my wife on camera.”
The two eventually began dating and got engaged in July 2001. The following year, on January 12, 2002, they tied the sacred knot. Their wedding ceremony was held at the St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, followed by the wedding reception at Union Station, Seattle. The couple has two children, Neve, who was born in 2003, and Beckett, who was born in 2005. Liza Powel and Conan O’Brien’s share a loving relationship.
As of early 2020, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors, although the main source of the significant increase of her wealth is reputedly her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $85 million. As they are still married, and her husband continues his career, her wealth should also continue to increase.
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 any accounts on any of the major social media websites, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She likes to keep her privacy and mainly supports her husband from the background.