Conan O Brien Success Story
Conan O’Brien is an American comedian, writer, television host, musician, voice actor and producer. He has hosted a number of late-night talk shows, including Conan on TBS channel.
Conan wrote a number of comedy shows and also produced The Simpsons for 2 seasons. He is the longest serving host of a late-night talk show in the US till date.
O’Brien is born on April 18, 1963 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States to Thomas Francis O’Brien and Ruth O’Brien. He belongs to an Irish Catholic family. O’Brien studied at the Brookline High School. He was the managing editor of The Sagamore, the school newspaper. O’Brien went to Harvard University, where he was the President of the Harvard Lampoon.
Conan started his career in Hollywood by writing for ‘Not Necessarily the News’ of HBO. In 1988, Lorne Michaels from Saturday Night Live hired him. He wrote a number of skits, including ‘The Girl Watchers’, and ‘Mr. Short Term Memory’. Conan joined The Simpsons and created Captain Horatio McCallister.
O’Brien was hired by Lorne Michaels to host the show Late Night. He started gaining popularity in 1997. His new late-night talk show, Conan, premiered on November 8, 2010. With the launch of Cuban Thaw in February 2015, Conan has become the first US TV personality to shoot in Cuba for more than 50 years. In addition to making a number of appearances in TV shows, films and award events, O’Brien has also hosted Primetime Emmys in 2002, co-hosted it in 2003, and hosted the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008. His self-deprecating style of humor during hosting has become his trade-mark.
O’Brien is married to Liza Powell, an advertising executive in 2002. The couple has a daughter and a son.
Conan O’Brien received People’s Choice Award for Conan as the Favorite TV Talk Show Host in 2011, Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series for Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 2007 and Telvis Award for The Color Spot of the Year in 2006.
Writers Guild of America