Michelle Wolf is an American comedian and writer. She has been a writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She was one of the highlights at the 2018 White House Correspondent’s Dinner where she got the chance to perform which received a few criticisms but a lot of laughter. Now, she is set to star in her own Netflix series called The Break with Michelle Wolf.

Early Life

Wolf was born on June 21, 1985, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Wolf studied at Hershey High School from where she went on to graduate in 2003. She then went on to study in the College of William & Mary where she majored in kinesiology and graduated in 2007. During her time there, she was also a member of the cardiovascular physiology lab. During her childhood, she mentions that she loved sports and participated in a number of competitions including high jump, triple jump, and 400 meter sprint.


Though today her career is centered around comedy, her career didn’t start in this path. She started by working for Bear Sterns until 2008 when it got acquired by JPMorgan Chase. Thus, she started working at this company and would continue to do so for about 4 years. But in her mind, she had some intentions lined up. Whilst she was working there, she started taking classes in the Peoples Improv Theater(PIT).

Some of the alumni of this theater which focuses on producing original comedy include Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, Ellie Kemper, and Hannibal Buress. This was all to learn stand-up comedy in a professional way. It is not clear how, but she went on to have her first appearance on the Late Night with Seth Meyers. Her performance in the show impressed the management and she was part of many other segments of the show in the coming months. In the early days, she had a character named “Grown-up Annie” which the fans seem to love.

Along with her role here, she also worked with Comedy Central for a web series called Now Hiring on Youtube. She is also a regular of Comedy Cellar and later went on to join The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as a contributor in April 2016. These were great learning experiences for Wolf who has progressed exponentially in a short span of time.

One of the highlights of her career in comedy so far has been being a featured entertainer at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Though U.S. President Donald Trump did not attend it, he had sent Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary.

After her performance, she made headlines both on the positive and negative side. Many people loved the humor that she had during her 19 minute routine performances while some found the jokes she said a bit offensive. The management of C-SPAN radio find the monologue so offensive that they stopped broadcasting it half-way through, worrying that she might violate FCC indecency guidelines.

The main criticism she got for her entertainment was a joke she made regarding Sanders. Though Wolf later responded by saying that some audiences totally misconceived what she was saying, it left some in a bit of rage. Even President Trump was a bit enraged by this calling outside advisors to bash the comedian. He even sent a series of tweets, which he is known to do, in which he called her a “filthy” comedian.

Michelle Wolf Net Worth

According to the Coed, Wolf has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2018. Aside from her regular duties, she also does stand-up show performances. An example of it is the So Brave show that she did in the Edinburgh Festival. She has also appeared in numerous other shows including At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and American Autopsy. On December 2, 2017, Wolf made her HBO stand-up debut, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady.

Wolf is set to now start a new chapter in her career as she will be the star in a new Netflix weekly series called The Break with Michelle Wolf. She will be the executive producer for the show which is set to pioneer a new format for late shows.

Personal Life

One of Wolf’s hobbies is running. This stems from her days in high school. She loves running marathons and in 2018, she completed the 50-mile ultramarathon at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.