Is Louie Anderson married? No, he isn’t. However, he was previously married to his high school sweetheart in 1985, The marriage couldn’t last more than four weeks ending their relationship as husband and wife. Anderson is a divorced man and the reason behind the divorce might be his sexual orientation.
In an article mentioned in People in 1987, Anderson expressed his wedding as a mistake. After the separation, he has been fully dedicated to his professional life and has never been publicly linked with anybody else. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Anderson:
Who is Louie Anderson?
Born as Louis Perry Anderson, he landed the planet on March 24, 1953, which makes the age of Louie Anderson be 67 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is well recognized for being an American stand-up comedian, television host and actor. He is also noted for creating the cartoon series Life with Louie.
Louis has also authored four books including Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother. He has also served as the host for a game show called Family Feud from 1999 to 2002. He has earned three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for his contribution to the FX comedy television series Baskets.
Early Life and Education
Anderson was born in 1953 and his place of birth is in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He was born to the parents named Louis William Anderson (father) and Ora Zella (mother). He was born as the second youngest child to his parents out of 11 children in his family.
His mother has given birth to 16 children among which two sets of twins and a first baby died in childbirth. This fact was revealed by him while interviewing on WTF with Marc Maron in 2016. He has a bad experience with his father and describes him as abusive. Regarding his education, he was enrolled at Johnson Senior High in Saint Paul.
Career and Professional Life
Anderson made his first step as a stand-up comedian on November 20, 1984, on late-night talk show The Tonight Show. He was the cast member of the pilot episode of Perfect Strangers for ABC as Lou Appleton in late 1985 alongside Bronson Pinchot. Later, he was replaced by Mark Linn-Baker and the show was able to run for eight seasons.
He grabbed a small role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in 1986. The following year, he made his appearance in a comedy special on Showtime. He played the role of 1988’s romantic comedy film Coming to America by John Landis. The movie also starred Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy.
He created and produced Life with Louie in 1995 which is an American animated series. The series is mainly based on Louie’s childhood life which he spent with the other ten siblings. His early life was filled with a war-crazed father and a sweet-hearted mother. From the show, he earned two Daytime Emmy Awards.
He worked for the creation of The Louie Show for CBS where Anderson played a psychotherapist in Duluth, Minnesota in 1996. The show got canceled after airing for six episodes.
He worked for the new version of television game show Family Feud in 1999 as a host. He also appeared in Weakest Link in 2001. He was also seen in Scrubs, Touched by an Angel, Grace Under Fire and so on. He was guest-starred on the show entitled Tom Goes to the Mayor.
Anderson appeared in the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event. He also worked for Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer, a standup special in 2012. He was also starred in the ABC reality television series Splash in 2013.
He is also noted for appearing on the FX comedy series Baskets playing the part of Christine Baskets since January 21, 2016. For this role, he received the Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Louie Anderson is living a divorced life and was married just for four weeks. His wife was his school sweetheart but couldn’t continue their conjugal life. After that, Anderson has always been secretive regarding his relationship and love life. Louie was very close to his youngest brother named Tommy who died in February 2016.
American stand-up comedian Louie Anderson stands at an average height of 5 feet and 7 inches and has an estimated weight of 90 kilograms. His hair color is blonde whereas eyes are of dark brown color.
Salary and Net worth
American actor, stand-up comedian, and television host Louie Anderson have an estimated net worth of 10 million USD. Most of his earnings come from his television career, acting and comedian role.
He became the promotional spokesperson for Land O’Lakes Sweet Cream butter brand of his home state by signing in October 2014. He has also made his presence over many television commercials, web advertisements and radio jingles. From all these sources, his net worth is showing a significant rise every year.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Anderson is maintained by most of the well-recognized wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. You can find him on Facebook @LouieAnderson and on Instagram @louieanderson where he is being followed by over 112k and 38k followers respectively.