Whitney Cummings is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer, director, producer, and podcaster who has a net worth of $30 million as of 2023. She is best known for creating and starring in the NBC sitcom Whitney, co-creating the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, and producing and writing for the ABC revival of Roseanne. She has also released four comedy specials and hosts the popular podcast Good for You.
Whitney Cummings Biography
Early Life and Education
Whitney Cummings was born in Washington, D.C., on September 4, 1982, to Neiman Marcus public relations director Patti Cummings and lawyer and venture investor Eric Lynn Cummings. Her elder sister Ashley and half-brother Kevin are older. Her parents separated when she was five, and she was reared in a troubled, alcoholic home. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, graduated her in 2000. She then studied in communications at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude in 2004. She aspired to be a journalist but chose comedy.
Career as a Comedian, Actress, Writer, Director, and Producer
Cummings worked on MTV’s Punk’d in 2004 after moving to LA from college. She started stand-up comedy in 2004 and became a Chelsea Lately roundtable guest. In 2007, Variety named her a 10 Comics to Watch. From 2008’s romance movie Made of Honor, Entertainment Weekly named her one of the 12 Rising Stars of movie. She appeared in Joan Rivers (2009), David Hasselhoff (2010), and Donald Trump (2011) Comedy Central Roasts.
Whitney Cummings: Money Shot, her first Comedy Central hour-long stand-up special, aired in 2010. In the same year, she and Michael Patrick King produced 2 Broke Girls on CBS. Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs played two struggling New York City waiters in the six-season program from 2011 to 2017. Cummings developed, produced, and acted in Whitney, an NBC comedy based on her life and ex-boyfriend. It aired two seasons from 2011 to 2013.
Her second Comedy Central stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, aired in 2014. Her third HBO stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend, aired in 2016. She co-wrote and performed in the 2017 romantic comedy The Female Brain, her directing debut. Sofia Vergara, James Marsden, Cecily Strong, Beanie Feldstein, and others starred in the film based on Louann Brizendine’s novel.
Cummings produced and wrote the 2018 ABC reboot of Roseanne, starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman. She quit the show after one season owing to creative disagreements and Barr’s scandalous statements, which canceled it. Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?, her fourth Netflix stand-up special, debuted in 2019. She commissioned a $50,000 robot facsimile of herself for the special.
Since 2019, Cummings has hosted the popular Good for You podcast. The podcast comprises interviews with friends, comedians, and specialists. Dave Chappelle, Chelsea Handler, Jim Carrey, Olivia Munn, Paris Hilton, and Jennifer Aniston have been guests.
Awards and Achievements
Cummings has won one award and received one nomination for her work in comedy and television. In 2012, she won the Young Hollywood Award for Comedian of the Year. In 2013, she was nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy for Whitney.
Whitney Cummings Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth in 2023
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Whitney Cummings has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of 2023. This is based on her earnings from her various projects as a comedian, actress, writer, director, producer, and podcaster.
Sources of Income and Earnings
Cummings has earned most of her wealth from her successful career in comedy and television. She has created and starred in two sitcoms, Whitney and 2 Broke Girls, which have generated millions of dollars in revenue from syndication and streaming deals. She has also produced and written for other shows, such as Roseanne and Good People. She has released four stand-up specials on Comedy Central, HBO, and Netflix, which have also earned her substantial income from ticket sales and streaming royalties. She has appeared in several films, such as Made of Honor, The Ridiculous 6, and The Female Brain, which have added to her earnings from box office and home video sales. She also hosts the popular podcast Good for You, which attracts millions of listeners and sponsors.
Financial Growth over the Years
Cummings has experienced steady growth in her net worth over the years as she has diversified her portfolio and expanded her audience. In 2010, she had an estimated net worth of $3.5 million, according to The Richest. In 2012, her net worth increased to $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In 2014, her net worth rose to $15 million, according to The Richest. In 2016, her net worth jumped to $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In 2019, her net worth reached $25 million, according to The Richest. In 2023, her net worth is projected to be $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Personal Life and Social Media Presence
Relationships and Dating History
Cummings has been in several relationships with notable personalities in the entertainment industry. She dated comedian Chris D’Elia from 2011 to 2012. They met on the set of Whitney and played a couple on the show. She also dated actor Peter Berg from 2012 to 2013. They met through mutual friends and worked together on Whitney. She then dated comedian Lenny Kravitz from 2014 to 2015. They met at a party and hit it off instantly. She later dated professional sex coach Miles Skinner from 2017 to 2020. They got engaged in 2018 on her birthday but called it off in 2020 due to irreconcilable differences.
As of 2021, Cummings is reportedly single and focusing on her career and personal growth. She has stated that she is open to dating again, but is not actively looking for a partner.
Social Media Accounts and Following
Cummings is active on various social media platforms, where she shares her personal and professional updates with her fans and followers. She has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram, over 1 million followers on Twitter, over 800,000 followers on Facebook, and over 600,000 subscribers on YouTube. She also has over 300,000 followers on TikTok and over 200,000 listeners on Spotify.