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Net Worth:
$800 Thousand
Sep 3, 1970 (53 years old)
Port Hueneme
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Maria Bamford is an American actress and stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $800 thousand. Maria Bamford is known for her self-deprecating humor focused on such subjects as mental illness, family dysfunction, and suicide. She has appeared in many television series and films, and is especially notable for her voice-acting work on such animated shows as "CatDog," "Adventure Time," "BoJack Horseman," "WordGirl," and "Big Mouth," among dozens of others. Bamford also starred in the Netflix comedy series "Lady Dynamite," a show based on her own life.

Early Life and Education

Maria Bamford was born on September 3, 1970 in Port Hueneme, California at the city's Naval Base; her father, Joel, was working as a Navy doctor at the time. She has a sister named Sarah. Bamford was raised in Duluth, Minnesota, receiving her education at Chester Park Elementary and Duluth Marshall School. She went on to attend Bates College in Lewiston, Maine before transferring to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland as a junior. There, she became the first female member of the school's improv comedy group, the Improverts. For her final year of college, Bamford returned to the United States to attend the University of Minnesota, from which she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Television Career

On television, Bamford quickly established a reputation as a prolific voice actor for animated shows. She had her first major role from 1998 to 2005 on the Nickelodeon animated series "CatDog," voicing the character Shriek DuBois. During that period of time, Bamford also lent her voice to episodes of "Hey Arnold!" and "Tom Goes to the Mayor." In 2007, she began main voice-acting roles on two animated children's series: "Back at the Barnyard" and "WordGirl." Bamford's subsequent animation credits included "Sit Down, Shut Up"; "Ugly Americans"; "Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil"; "Adventure Time"; "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"; "Unsupervised"; "The Legend of Korra"; and "Golan the Insatiable." From 2014 to 2019, Bamford voiced Kelsey Jannings and some other characters on "BoJack Horseman." Among her many other notable voice-acting credits are "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero," "The Adventures of Puss in Boots," "Ginger Snaps," "Big Mouth," "HouseBroken," and "I Heart Arlo."

In her live-action work, Bamford had recurring roles on the sitcoms "Arrested Development," "Benched," and "Fresh Off the Boat." Her biggest role was in the Netflix comedy series "Lady Dynamite," in which she played a fictionalized version of herself. The series ran from 2016 to 2017. Bamford has also made guest appearances on a myriad of shows over the years, including "The Trouble with Normal," "Louie," "Maron," "Dream Corp LLC," "Kenan," and "Mr. Mayor." In 2018, she competed in the 13th season of the reality series "Worst Cooks in America," coming in fifth place overall.

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Film Career

Bamford first appeared on the big screen with a bit part in the 1998 film "Denial." Two years later, she appeared in Nora Ephron's black comedy "Lucky Numbers," starring John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow. Bamford was subsequently in the children's films "Stuart Little 2," "Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure," and "Barnyard"; she also appeared in the documentary film "Heckler." Her other credits have included the romantic comedy "Muffin Top: A Love Story," the crime comedy "An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn," the black comedy "Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss," and the animated films "Hell and Back" and "Extinct."

Comedy Albums and Web Series

In 2003, Bamford released her debut comedy album, "The Burning Bridges Tour," which was recorded at the Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was followed by "How to WIN!" in 2007 and "Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome" in 2009. Other comedy albums by Bamford have included "Ask Me About My New God!," "20%," and "Weakness is the Brand."

Bamford has also been involved in several web series; her first, "The Maria Bamford Show," came out in 2007. From 2012 to 2018, she lent her voice to the animated series "Bravest Warriors," and in 2014 began voicing several characters on the children's series "Talking Tom and Friends." Bamford's other web series include "Ask My Mom," "Ave Maria Bamford," and "What's Your Ailment?!"

Personal Life

In 2015, Bamford married artist Scott Cassidy. They reside in Los Angeles, California.

Bamford has been forthcoming about her lifelong struggles with OCD, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, subjects she has channeled into her comedy routines.

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