Garry Trudeau is a writer and producer best known for A Doonesbury Special 1977, Tanner '88, and Alpha House. He is also popular as the husband of celebrated actress Jane Pauley who is worth multimillion dollars.
How Is Garry Trudeau's Married life with wife Jane Pauley?
Producer Garry Trudeau has been married to his wife Jane Pauley since June 14, 1980. Despite being a public figure, Trudeau, as well as, his wife embraced a low-key life. They make only a handful of public appearances each year for privacy concerns.
Moreover, Trudeau and Pauley were introduced by their mutual friend, a TV journalist Tom Brokaw in 1975. And, Pauley precisely met Trudeau when Brokaw and his wife hosted a dinner party.
In 2018, when Jane interviewed her husband for Sunday Morning, she admitted she had never gone through Donnesbury before meeting Trudeau. In the CBS segment, Garry and Jane also said they delayed their honeymoon because of the cartoon strip.
Garry Trudeau's Children
In the lifetime voyage, Garry and Jane became parents to three grown children and has four grandchildren. The couple welcomed twins Ross Trudeau and Rachel Trudeau on December 30, 1983, and Thomas Trudeau in 1986. Rachel was born five minutes after her brother Ross. Garry's daughter Rachel is a lawyer in NYC. The pair now shares a lavish house in New York City.
Garry Trudeau's Net Worth Collection
Garry Trudeau has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He earns a big amount through Doonesbury comic strip. Today, his comic strip Doonesbury is syndicated to almost 1,400 newspapers globally. But, in the 1970s, it was syndicated to only one newspaper, the Universal Press Syndicate.
Garry is also the first comic strip artist to win a Pulitzer award which is traditionally given to editorial-page cartoonists. Furthermore, he was nominated for an Oscar in 1977 and won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Special Prize in 1978.
Most recently, Trudeau wrote a political sitcom called Alpha House that has cameos from John Goodman and Bill Murray. The pilot for the show was produced by Amazon Studios and broadcasted in early 2013. And, since it was well-received, Amazon picked it up to develop into a full version.
Garry Trudeau - Quick facts
- Brother of journalist Michelle Trudeau.
- Creator, writer, and artist of the comic strip "Doonesbury."
- The first major comic strip artist to put his strip on top for a period of time before returning.
- Garry attended Yale University along with future U.S. President George W. Bush and Lanny J. Davis. Both Gary and George served on the same dormitory social committee together.
- Once modeled his "Doonesbury" comic strip character "Duke" after journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
- Was once thought to be the writer of the book Primary Colors.
- Garry has an artist studio in the East '70s in Manhattan.
- Covered on nine major magazines, including Time, Newsweek, Mother Jones, and Rolling Stone.
- Covered his studio walls with original classic comic art in Slumberland.
- Brother-in-law of Ann Pauley.