Steven Wright - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 2, 2022

Steven Wright
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer
Best Known For: I Have a Pony, A Steven Wright Special (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 6, 1955 (age 67)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Steven Alexander Wright
Birth Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Alexander K. Wright
Mother's Name: Lucille Wright
Siblings: 3
University: Middlesex Community College, Emerson College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, Scottish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Eye Color: N/A
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

Table of contents [Hide]

Who is Steven Wright?

Steven Wright is a comedian, film producer, and American national.

Source: Ozy (young Steven Wright)

Steven Wright – Age, Parents, Siblings

Steven Wright was born on December 6, 1955, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the U.S.A. as Steven Alexander Wright. His mother is Lucille Wright and his father is Alexander K. Wright who worked as an electronics technician and tested “stuff” for NASA during the Apollo spacecraft program. Alexander K. Wright later worked as a truck driver.

He is not the only child of his parents and has three siblings. Steven Wright grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts but there are no facts available on his brothers and sisters. 

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Wright attended Middlesex Community College for an associate's degree. He studied there for two years then transferred to Emerson College, graduating in 1978. 

His ethnicity includes Italian, and Scottish.

Also read: Cecily Strong - Actress, Comedian 

Steven Wright – Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife, Children

Steven Wright loves to keep his private life under wraps. In fact, there is not even a single bit of information on his love life! He has not gotten in a relationship with anyone in the public eye nor have there been rumors about his private affairs.

So, as of now, he is an unmarried man and has not experienced fatherhood. Talking about children, he said, "I don't know how my sister-in-law does it.”

However, he did share an incident with a former girlfriend, way back in 1986. On Late Night with Seth Meyers, he told about the game between Red Sox and the Mets,

“It gets to be the seventh inning and she congratulates me…and then they lose the game, they lose the World Series. So I broke up with her. If she could jinx the World Series, what else could she jinx?

Every year I call her, she lives in Chicago, and I congratulate her on the Cubs winning the World Series.”

Source: bostonmagazine (Steven Wright and Seth Meyers)

Also read: Diallo Riddle - Actor, Writer, Comedian, Producer 

Steven Wright – Career

Early Career

Wright’s career in stand-up comedy began back when he was still a student in college. His career took a good turn when he was spotted by Peter Lassally, producer of The Tonight Show at the Ding Ho comedy club. He had the golden opportunity to appear on NBC's The Tonight Show. The host Johnny Carson was so impressed with Wright that he was invited to the show a week later. 

Comedy Albums, Films

His first comedy album I Have a Pony, released in 1985 was a mass success, receiving a nomination for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. This was followed by the release of his other stand-up special/albums A Steven Wright Special (1985), The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1989), Wicker Chairs and Gravity (1990), One Soldier (1999), When the Leaves Blow Away (2006), I Still Have a Pony (2007).

Over the years, Steven Wright has appeared in A Steven Wright Special, Mad About You (1992), Reservoir Dogs, So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), and Natural Born Killers (1994), among others.

Apart from being a comedian, actor, director, and producer he is also a musician and has a great interest in painting. 

Also read: Brent Morin - Actor, Comedian

Source: AXS (Steven Wright)

Steven Wright – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at around $2 million while the figures on his annual salary have not been shared with the public.

Steven Wright – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Steven Wright is active on Facebook and Twitter with thousands of followers but seems to be absent from Instagram. Moreover, he has an official website -

Also read: Ray Romano - Actor, Comedian, Writer 

Fact Check

We endeavour for accuracy. If you believe our content has any misinformation, violates your copyright, or you want to propose an update, please feel free to contact us.

Tags : stand-up comedian actor writer film producer I Have a Pony When the Leaves Blow Away Natural Born Killers


  1. wikipedia
  2. imdb