Who is Michael Stern?

Michael Stern is a French-American businessman, including an Advertising Executive, but is probably best known as the spouse of American actress, producer and comedian Lisa Kudrow.

More about Michael Stern

Michael Stern was born sometime in 1958 to his native French parents in France. There is not much information available on his early life and family history, except that his father was a businessman. As a young man, he immigrated to the USA to pursue a career in business, where he became a successful Advertising Executive.

More details concerning his life are private, but  it’s known that he’s of Caucasian ethnicity and American nationality, with a height of 5ft 9in (1.75m), and weighing about 175lbs (80kgs). He has an athletic body build with gray hair and light blue eyes. As of 2021, he is 63 years old.

Relationships

Meet Michael’s Wife— Lisa Kudrow

Michael Stern first met Lisa Kudrow in 1980, when she was roommates with his then girlfriend. For Lisa it was love at first sight, but she didn’t pursue him out of respect for their relationship, which lasted for another two and a half months. At her roommate’s birthday party six years later, they met again and fell in love.

In 1995 after five years of dating, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Malibu, California, and on 7th May 1998 the couple welcomed their only child who they named Julian Murray. He was raised out of the spotlight and given a relatively normal childhood.

In 2020, the couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary apart, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, Lisa revealed that it wasn’t the first time being apart on the special day. ‘We are so used to not actually being able to be together on our anniversary. We were like, ‘Oh, well. Does it matter? I love you. You still love me? Yeah. Great. We’re good’.

Michael Stern and Lisa Kudrow

More about Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Valerie Kudrow was born on the 30th July 1963, in Los Angeles, California, USA, to travel agent Nedra Stern and physician Lee Kudrow; she has an older sister, Helene Marla, and an older brother David Kudrow. She has wide ancestry, including Belarusian, German and Polish. She attended Portola Middle School, then matriculated from Taft High School where fellow celebrities Ice Cube, Robin Wright and Eazy-E also attended. After being awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Vassar College, she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a physician. At the same time, she pursued acting, and attended the Groundlings School for improvisation but struggled to get noticed.

She made her film debut in 1983 in “Overdrawn at the Memory Bank”, and her television debut in “Married to the Mob”. She had many small roles in films such as “America 3000”, “L.A on $5 a day” and “The Unborn”, as well as in the television series “Life Goes On”, “Murder in High Places” and “Room for Two”. Her best-known roles were as Phoebe/ Ursula Buffay in the comedy series “Mad About You” and “Friends”, appearing in the latter for 236 episodes, and for which she was nominated six times at the Primetime Emmy Awards, eight nominations for American Comedy Awards, and 12 nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

She went on to appear in more films and television shows, including, “Easy A”, “Wonderland”, “P.S I love you”, “Bob” and “Coach”. She also lent her voice in “The Boss Baby”, “Dr Katz, Professional Therapist”, “The Simpsons”, “American Dad” and “Hercules: The Animated Series” to mention a few. In 2008 she co-created, wrote and produced “Web Therapy”, then produced TLC’s “Who do You Think You Are? “. To date, Lisa has been involved in more than 80 films and television shows, and still has more ongoing projects.

Son— Julian Stern

Julian Murray Stern is now 22 years-old, the only child of Lisa Kudrow and Michael. In an interview with “The MOMS”, Lisa shared that not having more children is a gift to Julian. ‘He made it clear from the moment he could speak that he didn’t want a brother or sister … it just worked out that way anyway—but to this day, he’ll say, ‘Thank you…’. At the time of her pregnancy, she was still part of the hit show “Friends”, and since she was a main character, the makers couldn’t let her go. Hence they wrote her pregnancy into the show; her character was set to be a surrogate and deliver triplets for her half brother and his wife.

Lisa Kudrow with her son, Julian Stern.

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Even though Lisa had to wear extra padding over her belly, the storyline meant that there would be no major changes to the cast and their lives.

Not much more information is known about his early years and his schooling, except that he matriculated from Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, California. Growing up, he showed an interest in problem solving, and his mother boasted about him being ‘so intellectual and a big thinker’. He has not shown any interest in a career in acting, but often shares his ideas with his father on advertising and promoting his products. Among his hobbies are playing football, travelling and watching “Arrested Development” with his mum.  He currently attends the University of California.

Where can you find Michael Stern?

Part of the reason why there is barely any information on his life, is that Lisa’s husband doesn’t own or maintain any social media accounts. Although he can regularly be spotted on the red carpet beside his wife or son, Michael is a private person who stays out of the limelight. On the other hand, his wife is active on social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook, as she promotes her work and engages with fans and followers.

How Much is Michael Stern worth?

As of mid-2021, Michael’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, but he no doubt enjoys part of his wife’s net worth of reputedly around $90 million.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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