Net Worth: Under Review
- Source of Wealth Film, Television
- Birth Place Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
- Full Name Steven Alexander Wright
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth December 6, 1955
- Ethnicity Italian, Scottish
- Occupation Actor, Comedian, Writer
- Education Emerson College (1978), Middlesex Community College
About Steven Wright
Steven Wright is an American writer, comedian, and actor best known for his lethargic voice as well as his unique delivery of nonsensical, philosophical and ironic jokes, one-liners and paraprosdokians.
Steven Alexander Wright was born on December 6, 1955 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. He is a 1978 graduate of Emerson College. Prior to that, he attended Middlesex Community College for two years in order to obtain his associate degree. According to him, his style was heavily influenced by Woody Allen and George Carlin. It was in 1982 when he was discovered by Peter Lassally in Inman Square. Shortly, he was booked by Lassally on The Tonight Show.
In 1985, Wright released his comedy album titled I Have a Pony. Produced by Warner Bros, the album was critically acclaimed, and received a Grammy nomination for the Best Comedy Album category. The commercial success of the album earned him a special on HBO, titled A Steven Wright Special.
Along with Rowan Atkinson, Steven Wright starred on “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings,” which he co-wrote with Mike Armstrong. The 30-minute film won an Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action category i n 1988. Among his other notable works include One Soldier (1999), When the Leaves Blow Away (2006), and I Still Have a Pony (2007). In 2008, he was inducted into the Boston Comedy Hall of Fame.