Lea DeLaria Net Worth

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Lea DeLaria net worth is
$1.5 Million

Lea DeLaria Wiki Biography

Lea DeLaria (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian, actress, and jazz musician. The "famously controversial" DeLaria was "the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier" with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show.DeLaria has performed stand-up comedy for over 25 years and is a prominent figure in the world of LGBT comedy. She began her career billing herself as "That Fucking Dyke"; she states "I called myself that because I would walk down the street and people would yell (it) at me. But after two years of performing I would walk down the street and people would yell (it) at me and I wouldn't know if they were a fan or not!"

Full NameLea DeLaria
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthMay 23, 1958
Place Of BirthBelleville, Illinois, U.S.
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack, Writer
NationalityAmerican, American
ParentsRobert DeLaria, Jerry DeLaria, Robert DeLaria, Jerry DeLaria
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Obie Award for Performance, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Obie Award for Performance
NominationsDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
MoviesBear with Us, The Same Difference, Dear Dumb Diary, Ass Backwards, Edge of Seventeen, Homo Heights, Outlaugh: The Best of Queer Comedy, Fat Rose and Squeaky
TV ShowsThe Oblongs, Orange Is the New Black, The Oblongs, Orange Is the New Black, The Beat
1I was basically disowned by my Italian Catholic parents when I came out. They didn't speak to me for five years. Over a course of time however - mostly through my rubbing their faces in it - they came around to a place of peace with who I am.
2[on whose musical style she was most influenced] John Coltrane. He spent a lifetime trying to sound unique and to have his own style. As a jazz musician I find it very important to find my own style - which is why it's very interesting that whenever reviewers review me, they compare me to a laundry list of other singers. We're talking everyone from Bjork to Ethel Merman..The reality is, I sound like me. I'm just able to sing in a variety of styles. And that's how I try to find my own.
3My idea as far as comedy goes has always been able to push the limits of what's acceptable for a woman to do or say or be. My hero in that would be Lenny Bruce, who teaches us that words have no meaning. It's the intent behind them is that is what's important.
4As a standup, I tried to change the world. As an entertainer, I try to entertain. And as a lesbian, I try to pick up the prettiest girl in the room. Not necessarily in that order.
5It's a cosmic joke that I'm a lesbian because I understand men so completely and women are a total mystery to me. ... Women are the most confusing, annoying people in the world.
1Famously controversial for her irreverent commentary, DeLaria was the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier with her 1993 appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show".
2She attended kindergarten through 8th grade at St Mary's Elementary School in Belleville, and has referenced her Catholic upbringing in her performances.
3In December 1993 she hosted Comedy Central's Out There, the first all-gay stand-up comedy special.
4Performed as Jane in the 1998 Off Broadway production of Paul Rudnick's "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told," a gay retelling of the Bible.
5DeLaria released two CD recordings of her comedy, Bulldyke in a China Shop (1994) and Box Lunch (1997). She has also written a humorous book entitled Lea's Book of Rules for the World.
6Daughter of Italian Robert (a social worker and jazz pianist) and Jerry (a homemaker) DeLaria.
7An outspoken actress, director, singer, comedian, and writer, she began singing in jazz clubs as a teenager before extending herself successfully into stand-up comedy in the early 1980s.
8Made her recording Warner Bros. debut in 2000. Hailed by the Times as "the Best Jazz Album of 2001". Her second album, Double Standards, received rave reviews in the UK and US press.
9Was seen on Broadway in "On The Town", from which she sang the song "I Can Cook, Too" on the Broadway Leading Ladies show.
10Seen in the 2000 Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" as two male characters, Eddie / Dr. Scott.


Orange Is the New Black2013-2017TV SeriesBig Boo
Clarence2014-2016TV SeriesEJ / Nurse / Incidental Lady / ...
Bear with Us2016Chief Ranger Stewart (voice)
The Jim Gaffigan Show2015TV SeriesLea DeLaria
Awkward.2014TV SeriesTattooist
Dear Dumb Diary2013TV MovieMs. Bruntford
Ass Backwards2013Deb
Submissions Only2012TV SeriesAuditioner #4
Californication2012TV SeriesDebbie
One Life to Live2008-2011TV SeriesMadame Delphina Professor Del Fina Professor Delbert Fina
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2009TV SeriesFrankie
Fat Rose and Squeaky2006Fat Rose
Mercury in Retrograde2004ShortBetsy Brick
Will & Grace2003TV SeriesNurse Carver
The Job2002TV SeriesKiki
The Oblongs2001TV SeriesHelga Phugly
Further Tales of the City2001TV Mini-SeriesWillie Omiak
The Beat2000TV SeriesKathy Speck
Edge of Seventeen1998Angie
Homo Heights1998Clementine
In Through the Out Door1998TV MovieVarious Characters
Plump Fiction1997Mr. Purple
The Drew Carey Show1997TV SeriesJewel
Rescuing Desire1996Sadie
The First Wives Club1996Elise's Fan (as Lea De Laria)
Friends1996TV SeriesWoman
Saved by the Bell: The New Class1995TV SeriesMiss Hearst
OP Center1995TV MovieCapt. White
The John Larroquette Show1994-1995TV SeriesLoreli / Lorelei
Matlock1994TV SeriesDet. Pat Poletti / Det. Pat Jordan


Orange Is the New Black2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV Special performer: "The Time Warp"
Great Performances1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Edge of Seventeen1998performer: "Blue Skies"


In Through the Out Door1998TV Movie


Ptown Diaries2009DocumentaryDeLaria
Outlaugh!2006Herself - Stand-Up Comic
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Just for Laughs2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cabaret Live!2001TV SeriesHerself
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Great Performances1999TV SeriesHerself - Performer
We're Funny That Way1998DocumentaryHerself
Out There in Hollywood1995TV MovieHerself
Out There 21994TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1993-1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Out There1993TV SpecialHerself
Camp Christmas1993TV MovieHerself
The Word1993TV SeriesHerself
In the Life1992TV Series documentaryGuest Host (1993)
Equal Means Equal2016DocumentaryHerself
Conan2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself 2016 Tony Awards Special2016TV MovieHerself
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Ice & Coco2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Comédienne
Today2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Same Difference2015Documentary
The Soup2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Cocktails & Classics2015TV SeriesHerself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHerself
The Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Noite com Danilo Gentili2014TV SeriesHerself
A World of Dreams: Voices from the Out1002013DocumentaryHerself

Archive Footage

The Drunken Peasants2014TV SeriesHerself

Won Awards

2016Best Ensemble CastOrlando Film FestivalBest Ensemble Cast in a Feature FilmBear with Us (2016)
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)

Known for movies

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