Who is Michel Stern? He is a French-American advertising executive and businessman who is the husband of actress Lisa Kudrow. They have been married for more than 20 years and her fame has also brought him into the limelight as well.
There have been several articles written about the actress Kudrow and her facts are widely available online. However, not much has been said about her husband. In this article, we will reveal details about Stern including how he met the Hollywood star, his age, career and so on.
Top ten Michel Stern facts
- He was born in France in the year 1958 and will be 63 years old in 2021.
- Michel Stern, who is commonly mistaken as Michael Stern, moved completely from France to the United States in the early 1980s to pursue a career as an advertising executive.
- In 1995, he married popular actress Lisa Kudrow, who became famous in the 1990s when she began playing Phoebe Buffay in the American sitcom Friends.
- Before their marriage, Stern and Kudrow had first met when the former was dating her roommate and they met again in the late 1980s and dated between 1989 and 1995.
- His wife Kudrow appeared on the 10 seasons of Friends from 1994 to 2004 and she won Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards for her performance on the show.
- In 1998, while she was carrying their child, Michel Stern and his wife Lisa agreed with the writers of the fourth season of Friends to write her pregnancy into the series plot. Thus, she was able to carry her real pregnancy on the show.
- Michel Stern Lisa Kudrow’s son is named Julian Murray Stern and he was born on 7 May 1998 and will turn 23 years old in 2021.
- The advertising executive of over 30 years is said to have an estimated net worth of $1 million while his wife has a net worth of $70 million.
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records (2005), Kudrow and co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox became the highest-paid TV actresses of all time, earning $1 million per episode for the ninth and tenth seasons of Friends.
- Stern holds dual citizenship being a citizen of the United States of America and also of his birth-country France.
Michel Stern was born in France in the year 1958 and he will be 63 years old in 2021. We do not have information on who his parents are or if he has siblings. There are, however, reports that Stern spent most of his childhood in France.
Then, in his early 20s (or as a young man) he decided that he would do better in the United States. This led to him moving completely from France in the late 1980s. He had already started carving a name for himself in the advertising industry.
While he had to start over somewhat in America he no doubt had some acquaintances in the new country. Now, 30 years later, Michel Stern is now an American citizen.
As an advertising executive, Stern is likely in charge of supervising the production of advertising campaigns and also developing plans to increase sales for their clients’ businesses. He serves as a liaison agent between his agency and its clients.
No doubt, he has worked with many big stars and on big-budget campaigns as well. These details are not available but it is also plausible since he is the hubby of a popular actress. Now, let’s consider other facts about Michel Stern and Lisa Kudrow.
Let us briefly look at some facts about the actress.
Lisa Kudrow Wiki
She is an American actress whose full name is Lisa Valerie Kudrow and was born on 30 July 1963. Kudrow is also a comedian, writer, singer, and producer who started her career in television sitcoms in the 1980s. Her fame came in the 1990s when she began playing Phoebe Buffay in the American sitcom Friends.
Michel Stern wife, actress Lisa Kudrow
Friends ran from 1994 to 2004, lasting 10 seasons and she won Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards for her performance on the show. Her character is regarded as one of the greatest female characters in American television by critics.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records (2005), Kudrow and co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox became the highest-paid TV actresses of all time, earning $1 million per episode for the ninth and tenth seasons of Friends.
For her film career, Kudrow starred in the film Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997), The Opposite of Sex (1998), Analyze This (1999), Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), Bandslam (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Easy A (2010), Neighbors (2014) and its sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), The Girl on the Train (2016), The Boss Baby (2017), Long Shot (2019) and Booksmart (2019).
Additionally, she has been producing shows like the series The Comeback (2005 and 2014), Web Therapy (2008 and 2014), AND Who Do You Think You Are? (2010 – present).
According to recent reports, Lisa Kudrow now focuses on her career as an executive producer and has a series coming out in 2021 titled The One Where They Got Back Together.
Michel Stern – Personal life
Michel Stern is Lisa Kudrow’s husband and they have been married since 1995. They had initially met in the late 1980s before reconnecting years later. During an interview, the actress told Dailymail that she had actually met Michel through her former roommate.
“I was living with a French girl, and he had just moved here, and they were dating when we first met,” she said. “But I’m freakishly polite, so I saw him and went; ‘well, he’s the perfect man, and it’s all ruined because now they’re together and I can’t (make a play for him)’. I thought that that’s not nice to flirt. But the minute I saw him, I went, Well, that’s it, there he is.”
Lisa also mentioned that it was a bit awkward back then. “When he’d come to pick her up, he’d say, ‘Oh, hello Lisa’, and I’d say, ‘Hi’, and I’d go and leave the room, and he thought I was a freak,” she told Dailymail.
Things got better when she and Stern met later, by which time he was done with her former roommate but they remained friends. “They went out for two-and-a-half months and six-years-later I met him again at her birthday party and we just never stopped,” Kudrow said.
Michel Stern Lisa Kudrow wedding and Michel Stern Lisa Kudrow now
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Michel Stern and Lisa Kudrow dated for five years after they reconnected before they eventually got married in 1995. Meanwhile, some people mistake him for Michael Stern but his name is Michel and not Michael.
Three years after the actress and her husband tied the knot, they welcomed their first child together. Michel Stern and Lisa Kudrow’s son is named Julian Murray Stern and he was born on 7 May 1998 and will turn 23 years old in 2021.
Michel Stern and his wife Lisa agreed with the writers of the fourth season of Friends to write her pregnancy into the series plot. Thus, as Phoebe on the show, she had a set of triplets as a surrogate mother for her younger half-brother Frank (played by Giovanni Ribisi) and his wife Alice (played by Debra Jo Rupp).
Another additional piece of information that is worth noting is that Michel Stern’s last name and Lisa Kudrow’s mom, Nedra’s maiden name are the same, she is popularly called Nedra Stern. Also, while Lisa is Jewish, we do not have information on what her husband’s religious beliefs are.
Julian Murray Stern
While still in the womb, Julian had appeared in one of the most-watched sitcoms in American television history. As soon as he could speak, he told his parents that he did not want a brother or sister and he is an only child.
Michel Stern, (son) Julian Murray Stern and (wife) Lisa Kudrow now
Lisa Kudrow let a handful of opportunities go to be able to take care of her son by herself. Julian Murray Stern attended Crossroads High School in California and then went to the University of California for college. Despite his mother having enough influence to open doors for him in the acting industry, Julian has no aspiration of becoming an actor, at least not yet.
Meanwhile, The Things claim that Murray Stern is half-Jewish and had a drive-by Bar Mitzvah as a teenager.
Michel Stern Net worth
What is Michel Stern net worth? He has an estimated net worth of $1 million, according to online sources. While we cannot verify this information, we have found legit details about what an advertising executive earns annually.
According to Salary.com, an average top advertising executive salary in the United States is $217,741 as of 2021. The range is said to be between $178,235 and $275,001. Interestingly, the website acknowledges that the salary depends on factors such as education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.
Thus, for someone like Michel Stern who has spent about three decades in the industry, he likely earns much higher than an average top advertising executive salary. Additionally, his wife’s fame will no doubt place him in circles where he will get bigger opportunities to earn more.
On the other hand, his wife was once one of the highest-earning actresses of the early 2000s. While she is not included in the Forbes 2020 list of top ten highest-paid actresses, Insider claimed that Lisa Kudrow had a net worth of $70 million in 2018.
Social Media presence
Not surprisingly, Michel Stern is not available on popular social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. His wife is on Instagram as @lisakudrow and on Twitter as @LisaKudrow and both accounts are verified with 7.5 million followers on the former and 1.2 million followers on the latter.
It is just like Stern to avoid the public eye online as much as offline. He is rarely spotted at big events except when he has to partner with his wife at film and TV events.
Michel Stern is one of the people called ‘celebrity spouses’, we have written articles about a celebrity wife and a celebrity child in the past. Stern is not just a ‘husband’ as while his wife’s popularity and wealth dwarfs his own, he also has a career that he is known for.
Together with the popular actress Kudrow, Michel Stern has raised a son named Julian Murray Stern and the family has been together for 25 years. He is nearly 63 years old but still appears stylish when in public, likely a taste of fashion he has built over the years. We hope the family keeps strong and blooming.