Larry David, the comedian is a historian turned comedian who has turned his ineptitude into a cottage industry. Larry discovered during his studies that he could make people laugh by being himself, Larry. He went ahead to do this, earning his way into the hearts of thousands of fans and raising a lot of money. He is also a writer, actor, playwright and television producer.

the biography

Larry was born as Lawrence Gene David on July 2, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, and is of Jewish descent. He attended Sheepshead Bay High School in New York City and went on to the University of Maryland where he graduated with a degree in history in 1969. He joined Tau Epsilon Phi in college where he regaled his brothers with stories always fun daily events. thus honing his comedy skills.

The comedian was once in the United States Army Reserve after graduating from college and having a career performing in clubs. He also had jobs as a store clerk, limo driver, and television repairman. Of comedy, Larry has written and starred in ABC ‘s Fridays and also wrote briefly for Saturday Night Live.

He co-created Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld and was the head writer and executive producer from 1989 to 1996. The show, however, ended in 1998. Larry then created and performed the semi-fictional version of himself, in one of the critically adored TV comedies in recent history, HBO. Calm your enthusiasm

The show had its first run on HBO in October 2000 and had 8 seasons. It went on hiatus in 2011, however, but made a strong comeback with the ninth season in 2017, which premiered on October 1. Although late to the start of new seasons, she has proven to be a marvel. The show does not have a predefined script or dialogue, but the actors improvise their dialogue according to the story plan, the direction and their own creativity.

His shows featured stories of real-life situations. Seinfeld episodes like The Competition and The Revenge are based on things that actually happened. He ended his marriage to his on-screen wife, Cheryl, after he divorced his real-life wife. His works earned him two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award in 2003 for Outstanding Comedy Series for his show Curb your Enthusiasm.

Larry has often said that he would love to be his character in real life if he lacked social awareness and sensitivity. He made his Broadway debut with Fish in the Dark, the play he wrote and performed by Norman Drexel, which bears a strong resemblance to his character Curb Your Enthusiasm. He has many other works to his credit, including the 1998 film, Sour Raisins, the 2013 HBO Clear History film which he co-wrote and starred in.

Larry had also appeared in Woody Allen films- Radio Days and New York Stories and had a leading role in Allen’s New York-based comedy film Whatever Works.

Net Worth

The man who started as a stand-up and did other jobs to pay his bills really made him big. Today tells a different story about his wealth status. His wealth is primarily recognized for his work on the sitcom, Seinfeld. The show was syndicated at $650 million and reportedly earned $3.1 billion in royalties for reruns on American television networks. His earnings from Curb Your Enthusiasm also contributed to his wealth.

Larry’s net worth was estimated at around $900 million, but following his divorce, his fortune was severely reduced, leaving his net worth around $400 million.

Larry David’s family

David was born to Mortimer J. David, a menswear manufacturer, and Rose David, a homemaker, and has an older brother, Ken, whom he grew up with in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, among family members very close to each other. His father was born on December 31, 1915 in New York and died on June 23, 2009 in Boca Raton, Florida.

The first season of PBS Finding YourRoots revealed that Larry and U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, whom he portrayed on several episodes of SNL during the 2016 election, are actually related as cousins.


Larry’s marriage to Laurie produced two daughters, Cazzie Laurel, born May 10, 1994, and Romy March, born March 2, 1996. The oldest took after her father and wrote and starred in one of her own comedy series which looks like much to his father’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. The series is rooted in millennial life where it lets out its anxieties and frustrations. She has already released four episodes of the series titled Eighty-six, (a series that explores the intricacies of love and breakups in the age of social media) on YouTube.

Cazzie had also made a name for herself by making posts look like Instagram’s Rich Kids (a group notorious for bragging about their privileged upbringing). His story is known for articles that promote lavish lifestyles ranging from lavish vacations to gourmet baths to gourmet meals. She graduated from Emerson College, Boston in 2016.

Larry David’s wife and girlfriend

Laurie David (née Lenard) was married to Larry from 1993 to 2007. She was born on March 28, 1958 to a middle-class Jewish family on Long Island. Laurie is an environmental activist with a journalism degree from Ohio University.

Like her ex-husband, she had also worked in the entertainment industry where she has her own management company which represents comedians and comedy writers. She also worked for David Letterman as a talent coordinator in New York. She is also a film and television producer and has produced numerous comedy specials for HBO, Showtime, MTV and Fox Television. She produced the Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth and was the executive producer of Fed Up, a film about the causes of obesity in the United States, where she worked in a team with Katie Couric. She had also developed sitcoms for 20th Century Fox TV.

Laurie is a Trustee of the NaturalResources Defense Council, Advisory Board Member of the Children’s Nature Institute, and Huffington Post blogger.

After Larry and Laurie divorced, Amy Landecker came into the picture. She was 41 and married with a daughter when she starred in Larry’s movie. Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2010. It was reported, however, that Larry wooed her on set by getting her to ditch her husband, 6-year-old Jackson Lynch, to start a relationship with him. She filed for divorce a month after she started dating Larry.

Larry was charged with destroying their house, but he said the only house he was responsible for destroying was his own and no other.

Facts About Larry David

    • He always carries a notepad and pencil so he can record his ideas.
    • Larry began his career as a stand-up comedian in New York when he was in his thirties.
    • He often uses clothes as a plot.
    • Larry thinks comedians with beards are pretentious and don’t think they’re funny.
    • He raises the gags of his real life
    • The only predictable thing about Larry David is his unpredictability.
    • His philosophy boils down to, “Everyone is full of shit all the time. It’s hard to get along in this world and this is the way to do it. “
    • He hates all holidays, including Halloween, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, New Years, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and major Jewish holidays. (It doesn’t shy away from Memorial Day or Columbus Day.)

the size

Larry David may not be a giant, but he certainly has decent height and can’t be called shorts. He stands tall at 5 feet 11 inches.