Kay Cannon is a multi-talented filmmaker. The 46-year-old Chicago native is a successful comedian, actress, director and producer. She is most famous for writing the 'Pitch Perfect' film series.
Kay Cannon is Married to Eben Russell
Kay Cannon tied the Knot with comedy writer Eben Russell on 1 January 2012. This was the second marriage for the Pitch Perfect writer. She was previously married to actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis. The couple divorced on 4 March 2010 after six years of marriage.
As for Cannon and her current husband, the pair is married for over nine years. Recently on the occasion of their ninth wedding anniversary, the Blockers director shared some portion of her marriage vows on her Instagram. In the vows, she mentioned that marriage is teamwork and gave the example of a game between the Chicago Bears and Cowboys. Also, she ended the post by saying that she loves him more than he can possibly imagine.
Kay Cannon Shares a Daughter with her Husband
Kay Cannon welcomed her only child, Evelyn Rose Russell, on October 9, 2013, through Cesarean section. She has mentioned that she worked throughout pregnancy and early days of motherhood. In fact, the movie Pitch Perfect 2 was written during that period.
Kay Cannon's Net Worth
Kay Cannon, as of 2020, has a Net Worth of $10 million. She started her career through comedy and performed sketch and Improv at Boom Chicago, The Second City, and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
After a while in comedy, she tried her hand in acting. Though she worked on projects such as Alone Together and How to be Single but because of a lack of opportunities, she gave up acting and focused more on writing.
The Chicago native first got recognition as a writer with the show 30 Rock. After that, she gained further success with Pitch Perfect series and New Girl. Now she has extended her skills into producing and directing. Her first directorial venture was the hit comedy movie Blockers featuring John Cena in a major role. Her next movie Cinderella starring Camila Cabello and Billy Porter, is currently in the post-production phase.
Quick Facts: Kay Cannon
- Kay Cannon grew up in Custer Park, Illinois.
- She has four brothers and two sisters.
- Cannon is an alum of Reed-Custer High School, Braidwood, Illinois.
- She completed a BA in Theatre and MA In Education from Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.
- She is the ex-sister-in-law of Kristen Sudeikis and Lindsay Sudeikis.
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