Kay Cannon Bio, Movies, Age, Height, Husband, Family, Net Worth

Kay Cannon

Kay Cannon Biography

Kay Cannon is an American actress, screenwriter, and producer who is famous for her work in the film series Pitch Perfect, 30 Rock, and The New Girl. Moreover, she has been awarded three Writers Guild Awards and nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards.

Kay Cannon Education

Born and raised in Illinois, she received her education at Reed-Custer High School in Braidwood, Illinois. After high school, she attended Lewis University in Romeoville where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Theatre and a Master’s in Education. Kay also trained in improvisation at the Second City and I.O. in Chicago.

Kay Cannon Career

Her career began when she was hired to work as a performer at ComedySportz. Later after, she performed sketch and improv for theatres such as Amsterdam, Netherlands, The Second City in Chicago, and Las Vegas. In 2013, she appeared in the independent film The Little Tin Man. She also worked as a producer and writer in the comedy series 30 Rock and the New Girl in which she also starred. Two years later, she made a cameo in Pitch Perfect 2 and also appeared in the comedy How to Be Single alongside Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson.

Kay Cannon Writing and Directing

For her work on 30 Rock, Kay won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedic Series as well as the Peabody Award. Cannon again featured in the film Baby Mama in which she worked as a co-producer. In 2010, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Cannon later moved from New York City to Los Angeles after having signed a deal with the 20th Century Fox. While there in Los Angeles, she served as co-executive producer on the film New Girl as well as a consulting producer on Cristela.

Moreover, she also sold her comedy scripture to channels like Fox and CBS. In addition to that, she also worked in the Netflix show Girlboss based on the real life of Sophia Amoruso. As a screenplay she is recognized for her work in the popular comedy series Pitch Perfect1,2, and 3. Besides that, she made her directorial debut with Blockers. In 2019, she directed and wrote the film called Cinderella, which featured Camila Cabello and was produced by James Corden.

Kay Cannon Age

How old is Kay Cannon? Kay is 48 years old as of 2023. She was born on August 21, 1974, in Illinois, United States. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on August 21 every year.

Kay Cannon Height | Weight

How tall is Kay Cannon? Cannon stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 4 inches (1.63 m). She weighs 55 kgs (121 lbs.) and has brown eyes and brown hair colour. Likewise, her body measurements are 34-27-34 inches.

Kay Cannon Husband | Spouse

Is Kay Cannon married? Kay is presently married to comedy writer Eben Russell. The couple has a daughter named Evelyn Rose Russell, who was born in October 2013. Previously, she was married to actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis for five years before they separated in 2008 and divorced in 2010.

Kay Cannon Family | Parents

Cannon is the daughter of Rosemary Cannon and John M. Cannon. Her father worked as a lawyer in Salt Lake City from the late 1800s to his demise in 1917. She has six siblings namely Stacie, Luke, Mary, Vince, Paul, and Matt Cannon.

Kay Cannon’s Net Worth

Kay has been to accumulate an approximate net worth of $10 million. She has acquired her income from her successful career as a producer, director, screenwriter, and actress.

Kay Cannon Film and TV Shows

  • Girlboss as the Creator in 2017.
  • Blockers as the Director in 2018.
  • 30 Rock (138 episodes) as the Producer in 2006, (1 episode) as Human Table, (2 episodes) as Wife, (12 episodes) as a Writer.
  • Mystery Team as Destiny in 2009
  • New Girl (1 episode) as Melissa, (4 episodes) as the writer in 2011
  • The Little Tin Man as Miller in 2013
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers (1 episode) as Self in 2014
  • Pitch Perfect 2 as Newscaster Connie, Writer in 2015
  • How to Be Single as a Woman Giving Birth in 2016
  • Pitch Perfect 3 as the Co-Producer in 2017
  • Pitch Perfect as the Screenplay in 2012
  • Cristela (1 episode) as the Writer in 2014
  • Let It Snow as the Screenplay in 2019
  • Cinderella as the Writer in 2021
  • My Ex-Friend’s Wedding as the Producer in 2024

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