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Conan O'Brien Biography

Birth Name:
Conan Christopher O'Brien
Birth Place:
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Late night talk-show host, comedy writer, producer

Fast Facts

  • Valedictorian of his high-school graduating class
  • While at Harvard, wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and was elected president for two consecutive terms in 1983 and '84
  • Cowrote and produced (with Robert Smigel) an ill-fated pilot for NBC titled Lookwell, which aired in July 1991 and starred Adam West as a former TV detective turned real-life investigator
  • Former writer for Not Necessarily the News, Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons
  • Plays the guitar
  • Distant cousin of Denis Leary (through marriage)
  • In 1996, was named by People magazine as one of the 25 Most Intriguing People of the Year
  • Briefly took over as host of The Tonight Show in 2009
  • In November 2010, premiered his late-night talk show Conan on TBS

Awards

  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Interactive Program: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Interactive Program: nominated
  • 2016Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: winner
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: winner

Relationships

  • Justin O'Brien -- Brother
  • Luke O'Brien -- Brother
  • Neal O'Brien -- Brother
  • Neve O'Brien -- Daughter
  • Dr. Thomas O'Brien -- Father
  • Ruth Reardon O'Brien -- Mother
  • Kate O'Brien -- Sister
  • Beckett O'Brien -- Son
  • Liza Powel -- Wife