Carol Leifer Net Worth

Carol Leifer Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Carol Leifer net worth is
$6 Million

Carol Leifer Wiki Biography

Carol Leifer was born on the 27th July 1956, in East Williston, New York State USA, of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, and is a producer and writer, an actress and comedian as well as screenwriter. She is widely recognized for her inner-monologue style humor as well as for her writing engagements on “Seinfeld”, “The Larry Sanders Show” and the 82nd and 84th annual Academy Awards ceremonies for which she was honored with a prestigious Primetime Emmy award.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this multi-talented woman has accumulated so far? How rich Carol Leifer is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Carol Leifer’s net worth, as of mid-2017, revolves around the sum of $6 million. It has been acquired through her career in the entertainment industry which is currently standing at over 30 years.

Carol Leifer Net Worth $6 million

Carol was born to Seymour who is an optometrist, and a psychologist Anna Leifer. She attended the City of New York’s Queens College and later attended Binghampton University where she studied theater and observational comedy. She began her stand-up comedy career in New York City’s Comic Strip Club in the early 1980s, and her breakthrough occurred when in 1982 David Letterman saw one of her performances and offered her an engagement on his TV show – “Late Night with David Letterman”. This engagement provided the basis for Carol Leifer’s net worth.

In 1985 and 1986, Carol was regularly appearing on SNL performing in several episodes as well as writing the scenario for over 15 of the episodes, while in 1987 she starred in the “Jerry Seinfeld: Stand-Up Confidential” TV movie. Just a year later, Carol got her own comedy show – “Carol Doesn’t Leifer Anymore” which was followed with several more comedy specials, including “Carol Leifer Comedy Cruise”, “Really Big Show” and “Gaudy, Baudy and Blue”. It is certain that all these ventures helped Carol Leifer to dramatically increase the sum of her wealth.

In 1993 she was employed as regular writing staffer of Seinfeld, and in the course of the show’s next three seasons Carol wrote, edited and produced more than 40 episodes, in addition to appearing in several of those. For her work on the show, Carol was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1996. Doubtlessly, these achievements massively boosted Carol Leifer’s popularity and fame, as well as her net worth.

In 1997 Carol created 21 episodes of The WB’s sitcom “Alright Already” while in 1999 she worked on “It’s Like, You Know…” TV series. In the early 2000s, she wrote five and created 18 episodes of The Ellen Show. Additionally, Carol has also written for six Annual Academy Awards ceremonies, and for these was rewarded with three more Emmy Award nomination in 2010 to 2012. Besides all those already mentioned above, in her portfolio Carol has added several other works such as “Rules of Engagement”, “Modern Family”, “Devious Maids” as well as “Better Late Than Never” and “MADtv” TV series. All these accomplishments have helped Carol Leifer to significantly increase the total of her net worth.

In 2009, Carol published her first book so far, entitled “When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win”.

When it comes to her personal life, in high school Carol dated Paul Reiser while between 1981 and 1987 she was married to Ritch Snyder. In the mid-1990s, Leifer discovered that she was gay after she met Lori Wolf with whom she is in a relationship since 2002. In 2007 the couple adopted a boy, while in 2015 they married. Currently, Carol resides with her partner in $3.2 million villa in Santa Monica, California.

Full NameCarol Leifer
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 27, 1956
Place Of BirthEast Williston, New York State USA
EducationQueens College, City University of New York, Binghamton University
SpouseLori Wolf (m. 2015), Ritch Shydner (m. 1981–1987)
ChildrenBruno Leifer-Wolf
ParentsSeymour Leifer, Anna Leifer
SiblingsMarv Leifer
AwardsWriters Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy, WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special, Primetime Emmy...
MoviesBee Movie, Desperately Seeking Susan, Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful, Laughing Out Loud: Vol. 5, The 69th Annual Tony Awards
TV ShowsThe Search for the Funniest Mom in America, The Ellen Show, Alright Already, The Apprentice, You and Me and He
1Release of her book, "When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win". [2009]
2Has an adopted son with her girlfriend Lori Wolf - Bruno Leifer-Wolf (b.January 17, 2007).
3Has been in a relationship with Lori Wolf since 2002.
4Has a brother named Marv.
5She had her bat mitzvah in 2004.
6Lives in Santa Monica with her partner Lori Wolf.
7Is the basis for the Seinfeld (1989) character Elaine Marie Benes.
8Is still performing stand-up comedy, as of 2005.
9In 1993, she became a story-editor and, eventually, a co-producer on the Seinfeld (1989) show.
10Attended Binghamton University


Writer's Block2016/IShort completed
Better Late Than Never2016TV Series 4 episodes
Untitled MadTV Revival2016TV Series 6 episodes
The 69th Annual Tony Awards2015TV Movie
Devious Maids2014TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV Special written by
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV Special host material
Modern Family2011TV Series written by - 1 episode
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV Special
Rules of Engagement2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV Special
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV Special special material written by
The Soluna Project2004TV Movie
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV Special special material written by
I'm with Her2003TV Series written by - 1 episode
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2003TV Special
Comedy Central Presents2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV Special special material written by
The Ellen ShowTV Series creator - 18 episodes, 2001 - 2002 written by - 5 episodes, 2001 teleplay - 1 episode, 2001
Chicks1999TV Movie
It's Like, You Know...TV Series teleplay - 2 episodes, 1999 written by - 1 episode, 1999
Alright Already1997-1998TV Series creator - 21 episodes
Almost Perfect1997TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Larry Sanders Show1997TV Series written by - 1 episode
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV Special
SeinfeldTV Series executive story editor - 23 episodes, 1994 - 1995 story editor - 16 episodes, 1993 - 1994 written by - 6 episodes, 1993 - 1996
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1995TV Series additional material - 1 episode
The Naked Truth1995TV Series
Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue1992TV Movie
Nothin' Goes Right1988TV Movie uncredited
Saturday Night Live1985-1986TV Series writer - 18 episodes


Writer's Block2016/IShort producer completed
Better Late Than Never2016TV Series co-executive producer - 4 episodes
Devious Maids2014TV Series co-executive producer - 13 episodes
Rules of Engagement2007TV Series co-executive producer - 8 episodes
I'm with Her2003-2004TV Series consulting producer - 7 episodes
The Ellen Show2001-2002TV Series executive producer - 18 episodes
It's Like, You Know...1999-2001TV Series co-executive producer - 13 episodes
Chicks1999TV Movie executive producer
Alright Already1997-1998TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
Almost Perfect1996-1997TV Series supervising producer - 9 episodes
The Larry Sanders Show1997TV Series supervising producer - 5 episodes
Seinfeld1995-1996TV Series co-producer - 22 episodes
Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue1992TV Movie executive producer
Carol Leifer: Really Big Shoo!1990TV Movie executive producer


Sibs1991TV Series
Dream On1991TV SeriesNicki Rosen
Superman 50th Anniversary1988TV Movie documentaryBeth Lewis - Lois Lane's Best Friend
Jerry Seinfeld: Stand-Up Confidential1987TV MovieCast Member
Saturday Night Live1985-1986TV SeriesRestaurant patron Reporter The Big Tree party guest ...
Desperately Seeking Susan1985Party Guest
The Toast of Manhattan1982TV Movie
Howard Stern on Demand2010TV Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesCarol
Funny People2009Carol Leifer
Bee Movie2007Press Person #1 (voice)
Rules of Engagement2007TV SeriesOther Shopper
Will & Grace2006TV SeriesNancy
The Alan Brady Show2003TV Movie voice
It's Like, You Know...1999TV SeriesFacilitator / Connie
Alright Already1997-1998TV SeriesCarol Lerner
The Naked Truth1997TV SeriesSissy Daniels-Polonsky
Seinfeld1995-1996TV SeriesBarbara - Bank Employee / Relative / Receptionist
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1995TV SeriesCarol
Civil Wars1993TV SeriesMarsha Trilling
Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue1992TV MovieRusty Berman
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful1992TV MovieAngry Mom


SeinfeldTV Series program consultant - 5 episodes, 1993 story editor - 5 episodes, 1993 executive story editor - 3 episodes, 1994 - 1995




The 17th Annual WIN Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Host
Inside Comedy2015TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2008-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Soup2010-2014TV SeriesHerself
Comics Unleashed2006-2014TV SeriesHerself
The View2010-2014TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2014TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag U2011TV SeriesHerself - Judge
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
The Apprentice2010TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
The Battle for Late Night2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison2010TV SpecialHerself
I Am Comic2010DocumentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2009TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Comic
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHerself
23rd Annual Genesis Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
The 22nd Annual Genesis Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Seinfeld: Inside Look2005-2006TV Series documentary shortHerself
Running with the Egg: Making a 'Seinfeld'2005Video documentary shortHerself
Seinfeld: Jason + Larry = George2005Video documentary shortHerself
Poker Royale: Comedians vs. Pros2005TV SeriesHerself - Comedian
How It Began2004Video documentaryHerself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHerself
The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Contestant
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Pet Star2003TV Series documentaryCelebrity Judge #2
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Ask Rita2003TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Central Presents2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Star Search2003TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1999TV SeriesHerself
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm1999TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1998TV SeriesHerself
Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time'1998TV Special documentaryHerself ('The Funeral' sequence)
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Club Superstars1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1993TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Fractured Film Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians: The World Laughs, Young and Old1992TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991-1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Carol Leifer: Really Big Shoo!1990TV MovieHerself
Caroline's Comedy Hour1989TV SeriesHost
Nothin' Goes Right1988TV MovieHerself
Baloney1988TV SeriesHerself
Stand Up America1987TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual Young Comedians Show1983TV SpecialHerself

Won Awards

2012WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy SeriesModern Family (2009)

Nominated Awards

2015WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Show Produced by a WomanDevious Maids (2013)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety SpecialThe 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialThe 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Larry Sanders Show (1992)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1995WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedySeinfeld (1989)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SpecialCarol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue (1992)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Comedy SpecialCarol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue (1992)

Known for movies

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