Al Franken - Famous Author

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Al Franken is a Famous American comedian, actor, writer, and politician with a net worth of $10 million. Throughout his career, Franken received seven Emmy nominations and three wins for his work on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ where he worked from 1975 to 198 and then again from 1985 to 1995. In addition to his successful entertainment career, Franken served as a United States Senator from 2008 to 2018 before resigning amidst a sexual harassment controversy.

Key facts:

  • Al Franken started his career in the entertainment world in the 70s before transitioning toward politics in the 200s.
  • He received seven Emmy nominations and three wins for his work on 'Saturday Night Live', where he worked from 1975 to 198 and then again from 1985 to 1995.
  • Franken became elected to the United States Senate in 2008 in an extremely narrow victory against Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.
  • After being forced to resign from the Senate amidst a sexual harassment controversy, Franken went back to radio and hosted the 'Al Franken Show' on SiriusXM radio.
  • In 2021, he embarked on a comedy tour, doing stand-up for the first time since entering the Senate back in 2008.

Basic Information About Al Franken

CategoryPoliticians β€Ί Democrats
ProfessionsPolitician, Comedian, Author, Actor, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Commentator, Television producer
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1951-05-21 (73 years old)
Place of birthNew York City
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseFranni Bryson - (2 OctoberΒ 1975 - present)Β (2 children)
Height5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Al Franken win?


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Al Franken awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramNomineeSaturday Night Live1992
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramWinnerSaturday Night Live1989
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramNomineeSaturday Night Live1980
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesWinnerSaturday Night Live1977

Al Franken roles

Movie / Series Role
Trading PlacesBaggage Handler #1
The Manchurian CandidateTV Commentator
When a Man Loves a WomanWriter
When a Man Loves a WomanCo-Pilot (uncredited)
3rd Rock from the SunFrank Gansmiller 1 episode, 1996
Saturday Night LiveWriter
Saturday Night LiveWriter
Saturday Night LiveWriter
Saturday Night LiveWriter
Saturday Night LiveWriter
Saturday Night LiveVarious / ... 71 episodes, 1975-2004
The Larry Sanders ShowAl Franken 1 episode, 1997
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf 2 episodes, 2017
CBS News Sunday MorningSelf 1 episode, 2017
The Daily ShowSelf 7 episodes, 1998-2017
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 7 episodes, 1992-2005
ConanSelf - Guest / ... 4 episodes, 2016-2020
Full Frontal with Samantha BeeSelf - Special Guest 1 episode, 2017
I Love You, AmericaSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2017
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2006

Al Franken's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Saturday Night LiveΒ (1975)$325 /week (apprentice writer, Season 1)

Al Franken's Quotes

  • [at the Maine political delegation breakfast on July 26, 2004, replying to actor John Cusack, who saw Franken in the audience and said, "I'm not going to try and be funny"] I'm not going to try and act.
  • [2/06, in interview with Jay MacDonald entitled "Fame & Fortune: Comedian Al Franken"] No, I grew up very middle class. My parents didn't make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduate - he didn't have a career as such, he was a printing salesman essentially for most of his working life."
  • [interview with Marla Williams, Seattle Times, 3/11/96] I'm part of the mushball middle. I consider "confused" the majority position because, thankfully, most people would rather be uncertain some of the time than 100% positive all the time - even when they're wrong."
  • [2/96, interview with Mark Schapiro for "Salon"] The reason I chose [Rush Limbaugh] is, first of all, when I made the decision, it was late '94, right before the congressional elections. He was this huge power, he was being called the "Majority Maker" . . . and I listened to him, I just listened to him. And I thought, "How does this guy get away with this? . . . Someone's got to do something that's funny. Someone's got to do something in his face.
  • No one is more sensitive to the issue of overeating than the creator of Stuart Smalley.

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Interesting Facts about Al Franken

  1. Left Saturday Night Live (1975) as a writer and featured cast member in 1995 after his request to be the Weekend Update news anchor was denied. He has since admitted that Norm MacDonald was the better choice for the role, due to both MacDonald's deadpan delivery and apolitical comedy style, in contrast with Franken's partisan progressive stance.
  2. Was an improv comedy performer and sketch comedy writer at the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, MN, in the early 1970s.
  3. Has two children: daughter Thomasin Franken and son Joe Franken.
  4. Graduated from Harvard University.
  5. When ex-President Bill Clinton was on book tour for his autobiography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he saw Franken and said, "My hero's here." (reported in USA Today, July 21, 2004)
  6. He received a perfect score (800) on the math section of the SAT.
  7. His book, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right," provoked a lawsuit from Fox News--which was prominently featured in the book--alleging copyright infringement of its advertising slogan that claimed its news coverage was "fair and balanced." The suit was quickly thrown out of court as being without merit and is credited with increasing sales of the book. In fact, the publisher moved up its release date to capitalize on the publicity the suit had brought.
  8. He received the New York Festivals' 23rd Annual International Radio Programming and Promotions' "World Achievement Award For Breakthrough Radio" for his unique perspective and commentary on his daily radio show, The Al Franken Show, on June 27, 2005.
  9. Announced his bid to run for U.S. Senate in 2008 representing the state of Minnesota.
  10. Won the 2008 DFL endorsement for the Minnesota Senate seat against Norm Coleman. (June 7, 2008).
  11. Elected to the United States Senate on November 4, 2008. The election was so close that there was a subsequent recount and legal battles, and he was not officially sworn in as a Senator until July 7, 2009.
  12. Father of daughter, Thomasin Davis Franken (born in 1981), and named after his comedy partner, Tom Davis, from Saturday Night Live. Father-in-law of Brody Konow Greenwald (born in 1980).
  13. He is mentioned in Alicyn Packard's song "The Pinky Song.".
  14. United States Senator from Minnesota [July 2009]
  15. Radio talk show host in New York City. [2004]
  16. Radio talk show host in Minneapolis, syndicated nationally on Air America Radio. [May 2006]
  17. His paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, and his maternal grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant. His maternal grandmother was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents.
  18. Attended the Blake School in Hopkins, Minnesota with fellow Saturday Night Live writer-producer Tom Davis and Paul David Stark the co-founder of Twin/Tone Records.
  19. In the opening pages of his 2003 book, "Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them", he quotes Joseph Welch's famous words to Senator Joseph McCarthy, "Have you no decency, sir?" then says "Unlike Senator McCarthy and his intellectual heirs, Ann Coulter and Howard Stern, I do have a sense of decency." When asked what he meant during interview with Stern, who loved the book but didn't understand the intention of that passage, Franken clarified that it was a joke in reference to Stern's notoriety for "indecent" humor.
  20. Franken resigned Congress on January 2, 2018, after several allegations of groping were made against him.

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