O'Brien, Conan

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Name
O'Brien, Conan Gender: M
Conan Christopher O'Brien
born on 18 April 1963 at 13:48 (= 1:48 PM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°01' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 18°26 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 04°23'



Conan O'Brien

Biography

American talk show host picked to replace David Letterman as host of NBC's "Late Night." He had little prior performing experience as a staff member of "The Simpsons," known for his crack-up sense of humor. One week before show time he was notified of his appointment for "Late Night," going in one day flat from Average Guy to Certified Celebrity. He made his debut on 9/13/1993 with an estimated salary of over a million a year.

Conan's dad, Thomas O'Brien, is an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School, and his mom, Ruth, is a retired lawyer. The third of six kids, he kept his family in stitches. Being funny and making people laugh was how he made friends, and plenty of them.

At Harvard he studied American history and literature and was twice president of the famous humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon. After graduating magna cum laude in 1985 he headed for Los Angeles with fellow Lampooner Greg Daniels, where they wrote for HBO's "Not Necessarily the News." He spent three years in New York writing for "Saturday Night Live" but returned to L.A. in 1991 to produce and write for "The Simpsons." Having picked up an itch to get into performing, O'Brian auditioned for "Late Night" with the urging of SNL producer Lorne Michaels. With virtually no on-camera experience, O'Brien was roundly criticized after his 9/13/1993 debut and execs at NBC were not much more enthusiastic. They gave him contracts in 13-week increments and bombarded him with memo's on how to move his hands and comb his hair. At one low point he told the head writer "I don't want to be a trivia question."

Luckily for O'Brian he listened to advice from Johnny Carson to "just be yourself." Called the most amazing turnaround in TV history, the real O'Brien finally emerged with his quickness, mischievous humor and his amusement at things. His current audience is numbered at 2.6 million households rivaling Letterman's NBC numbers.

In 1998 O'Brien lived with "Late Night's" ex-talent executive Lynn Kaplan. They met in 1993 when he was hiring an assistant and began dating about a year later. Kaplan is the one who forces the workaholic O'Brien into taking vacations.

In March 2000, Conan met ad exec Liza Powel when he hired her agency to create a commercial ad. They married on 1/12/2002 in her hometown, Seattle, WA. On October 14, 2003, he and his wife had a baby girl, named Neve.

He and his wife Lisa had their second child, a son they named Beckett on November 9, 2005 at 8:27 PM in New York City, according to news reports.

O'Brien made his debut as host of the popular television program "The Tonight Show" on June 1, 2009. The show did not last long. After re-assigning Jay Leno to the time slot, the network offered to move O'Brien to a later time.. O'Brien took no pains to hide his displeasure and bitterness at being displaced. On January 21, 2010, he and the network made public their settlement in which he walks away from his contract with $32 million. During the negotiations he also advocated for his staff who will receive an additional $12 million.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Social : End a program of study 1985 at 12:00 midnight in Boston, MA (Graduated manga cum laude, Harvard)
  • Family : Change residence 1991 (Moved to Los Angeles, CA)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1993 (Future relationship, Lynn Kaplan)
  • Work : New Job 13 September 1993 at 12:00 noon in New York, NY (Debut as host of Late Night)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1994 (Began dating Lynn Kaplan)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person March 2000 (Met Liza Powel)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 14 October 2003 (Daughter Neve)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 9 November 2005 at 8:27 PM in New York, NY (Son Beckett)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1 June 2009 (Host of "The Tonight Show")
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 2010 (Lucrative settlement with the network)

Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes B.C.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Hair (Red)
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker (Magna cum laude-Harvard, workaholic)
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty (Crack-up sense of humor)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Six)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of six)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Lynn Kaplan)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Hates job (Didn't enjoy talk show job at first)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field (One million dollars a year salary)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (President of humor magazine, Harvard Lampooner)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Host of Late Night)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (For "The Simpsons")
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Writer for The Simpsons, SNL, HBO series)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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