Is B.J. Novak married? No, he isn’t. Having marital status as ‘unmarried’, the topics about Novak’s wife and wedding details are all future talks. However, he often appears into the limelight for his romantic love life facts.
He was in close relationship with actress/ comedian/ producer/ writer and director Mindy Kaling (born on June 24, 1979). The duo met while working together for NBC sitcom The Office. They were in the relationship on and off while being the part of the show. Novak and his partner Kaling appeared in the role of Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor respectively.
Novak is still very close to Kaling as he is the godfather of Katherine, Kaling’s firstborn daughter. Despite the end of their love life, they are supposed to be best friend to each other. He was also supposed to have dated Instagram star/ model Ceilidh Garten. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Novak:
Who is B.J. Novak?
Born as Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak, he landed the planet on July 31, 1979, which makes his age be 41 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is famous for being an American actor, comedian, writer and director best noted for his work in The Office (2005–2013).
Early Life and Education
Novak was born in 1979 and his place of birth is in Newton, Massachusetts. He was born to the parents named Linda ‘Manaly’ Novak (mother) and William Novak (father). Talking more about his family background, his father is an author from whom B.J. might have been influenced. The family is Jewish where his parents have been operating a Jewish matchmaking service.
Novak’s father is credited for co-editing The Big Book of Jewish Humor. He has also ghostwritten memoirs for film actress Nancy Reagan (July 6, 1921 – March 6, 2016), Automobile executive Lee Iacocca (born October 15, 1924) and retired professional basketball player born (born August 14, 1959).
Novak has beautiful childhood memories together with his siblings which include two younger brothers named Jesse and Lev. His brother Jesse is recognized for being a composer. Moving towards his education, Novak was enrolled at Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston. During his teenage days, he moved to Camp Ramah in New England.
He went to Newton South High School where he was a friend to John Krasinski who later became his co-star in The Office. They both received their graduation in 1997. Novak was enrolled at Harvard University in 2001 from where he was able to become a member of the Hasty Pudding Club and the Harvard Lampoon. His major subjects were Spanish and English literature.
Novak’s honors thesis was based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet based films. In addition to the Lampoon, he polished his acting skills by performing in the stage of various shows including The B.J. Show.
Career and Professional Life
Novak moved to Los Angeles after receiving his degree from Harvard. Initially, he started working as a comedian. On October 10, 2001, he made his first live stand-up performance at the Hollywood Youth Hostel. In 2003, his performances made him become listed in Variety’s “Ten Comedians To Watch.”
He turned as a writer for Raising Dad, a popular short-lived The WB sitcom. He also participated on Late Night with Conan O’Brien as well as on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. From MTV’s hidden camera practical joke reality shows Punk’d, he started his television acting career.
He also worked for the show’s second season in 2003 and was seen playing pranks on Rachael Leigh Cook, Usher and Mýa. Novak’s opening joke at a comedy club made producer Greg Daniels totally impressed. This impression created a desire in Daniels’s mind to work together with Novak which made him be cast as Ryan Howard in The Office.
Novak made a signing deal to stay with the show’s seventh and eighth seasons which was reported on July 21, 2010. There were an additional two terms indicating that Novak would become an executive producer. Novak has often shared his happiness from his success in The Office which he gained alongside his school classmate John Krasinski.
Talking about his post The Office career, he appeared in the movies like Christmas comedy film Unaccompanied Minor, buddy drama film Reign Over Me, comedy film The Internship, romantic comedy film Knocked Up, 3D computer-animated film The Smurfs and 2014 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
He has also portrayed supportive roles in American-German war film Inglourious Basterds (2009), American biographical drama film The Founder (2016) and period comedy-drama film Saving Mr. Banks (2013). He was also starred in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Mindy Project, Community and The Newsroom.
Novak made a two-book deal which was announced by publishing house Alfred A. Knopf on April 11, 2013. The first book would be a fictional collection of Woody Allen-like stories and for this contract, Novak would be provided a seven-figure amount of money. The book entitled One More Thing which includes 22 stories was published on February 4, 2014.
Novak also made a signing deal for a book alongside Mindy Kaling in May 2015 which worth 7.5 million USD. The deal was given to prepare a book about their past relationship and long-lasting friendship.
Moving to his personal life, Novak isn’t married yet. He was in the love relationship with actress Mindy Kaling/. Though their romantic life has come to an end, the duo is still a best friend to each other. He is supposed to be single now but is also rumored to have been dating model and Instagram star Ceilidh Garten.
B.J. Novak has an average height of 5 feet and 8 inches. He has short hair and is blessed with Type I, normal light skin. He weighs about 75 kilograms which makes him balanced as per his average height.
Salary and Net worth
According to The Celebrity Net worth, The Office star B.J. Novak has an estimated net worth of 8 million dollars. He is active in the industry since 2001 and has gained a huge fortune from his work as an actor, writer and producer. He is also the receiver of 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards in the category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of B.J. Novak is available on most of the popular wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Find him on Instagram @picturesoftext where he is being followed by over 836k followers now. His Twitter profile is reachable @bjnovak where he has amassed more than 1.27 million followers.