Larry David – Net Worth, Wife (Ashley Underwood), Biography

Larry David is an American television producer and actor who served as the head writer and executive producer for the first seven seasons of the TV series Seinfeld.

He was also the writer, co-executive producer, and star of the HBO show ”Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Biography

He was born on July 2, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, as Lawrence Gene David.

His father was a clothing salesman, while his mother did clerical work.

He is a distant cousin of Bernie Sanders.

”I grew up in an apartment in Brooklyn,” David told Forbes about his childhood. ”My aunt and uncle and my cousins were right next door, and my grandmother and my sane uncle and my other cousin, they were on the third floor.” He added: ”Everybody kept walking in and out, there was no privacy.”

He graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School.

Larry earned a degree in history from the University of Maryland.

After college, Larry enlisted in the United States Army Reserve.

“I wasn’t gonna [go to Vietnam] under any circumstances,” David told Howard Stern. ”I signed up for the Reserves, some of my friends were signing up, so I thought, ‘I’ll sign up, too.’ At that time, they weren’t really using a lot of reservists in Vietnam.”

From 1980 to 1982, he was a writer and performer on ABC’s late-night comedy series “Fridays.”

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Michael Richards, Andy Kaufman, Melanie Chartoff, Brandis Kemp, David attend the Taping of “Fridays” on February 20, 1981 – © Getty Images

From 1984 to 1985, David was a cast member and a writer on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” He has portrayed Senator Bernie Sanders at least 10 times on SNL.

Seinfeld

In 1989, Larry teamed up with Jerry Seinfeld to create a pilot for NBC called The Seinfeld Chronicles, which later became Seinfeld — a “show about nothing,” in which the main characters would “just make fun of stuff.”

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld
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From 1989 to 1996, David served as the head writer and executive producer on Seinfeld.

He left the series after the 7th season but was invited back by Seinfeld to write the series finale.

In 1993, Larry was awarded two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Seinfeld.

Larry David and Kramer from Seinfeld
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Curb Your Enthusiasm

In October 1999, HBO aired a mockumentary special titled – ”Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

In 2000, David became the lead actor, creator, and writer on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

The second season was nominated for an “Outstanding Comedy Series” Emmy.

In 2009, Larry performed in the Woody Allen film, Whatever Works.

In 2015, David made a guest appearance as Future Ruxin in one episode of the TV series ”The League.”

Wife

On March 31, 1993, Larry David married Laurie Lennard.

Larry David and wife Laurie David
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Laurie produced comedy specials for Fox Television, MTV, Showtime, and HBO. Laurie also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Children’s Nature Institute and a trustee on the Natural Resources Defense Council.

They divorced in 2007.

On October 7, 2020, David married Ashley Underwood.

Larry David with wife Ashley Underwood
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She worked as a producer on Cohen’s Showtime show ”Who Is America?”

The two met at comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s birthday party in 2017.

In 2019, Underwood moved into his Pacific Palisades home.

They also adopted an Australian shepherd puppy whom they named Bernie.

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Children

Larry has two children with his first wife:

  • Romy David (born in 1996);
  • Cazzie David (born in 1994).

”I think about this a lot – whether or not I’m a good father,” David told The Guardian in 2010. ”Sometimes, I think I’m a terrible father. I don’t really have a spine. In my physical make-up – you won’t find one in my x-ray. I have trouble saying no to people, so anything a kid would ask, I’ll just say yes to.”

Height

5′ 11″ (1.8 m)

Quotes

”Everyone hates liars, when in fact, if it wasn’t for lying, you probably would have been fired already.”

”I think organized sports could be fun if it wasn’t for coaches. And refs.”

”People think I’m ten times smarter than I am because I wear glasses. I am so stupid, it’s unbelievable.”

”I spend half my workday figuring out where I’m going to take my next nap.”

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Larry David – Net Worth

Larry David Net Worth
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David earned most of his wealth from serving as the co-creator, executive producer, and one of the writers for the first seven seasons of the TV series ”Seinfeld.” Starting in 2000, David is involved in the production of ”Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Larry was the writer of Saturday Night Live for a time.

In 2014, David sold his house in Pacific Palisades for $12 million. The property includes a guest house with a fireplace and a seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom house. He first bought the property in 1998 for $1.26 million.

”The figures that I read about the amount of money that I’ve made are so ridiculous, and it’s absurd,” Larry said in 2015 in an interview with Charlie Rose. ”It’s unseemly, I don’t have that kind of money!”

His net worth increased significantly in 2021 after Netflix acquired the rights to show Seinfeld to its subscribers.

Therefore, actor and television producer Larry David has an estimated net worth of $450 million.

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