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Actress Beth Skipp Wikipedia, Wife Of Seinfeld Alum Michael Richards


Facts of Beth Skipp

Birth NameBeth Skipp
Birth CityLos Angeles, California
Birth CountryAmerica
Gender IdentityFemale
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMichael Richards
No Of Children1
EducationColumbia University
FilmographyBuffy the Vampire Slayer,ER,Ten Tricks

Beth Skipp is an American actor. She is best known for appearing on shows such as Prime, Monk, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Men, Women & Dogs.

Among people, she is best known as the second wife of actor, comedian, writer, and producer Michael Richards.

Richards is best known for his role as Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld.

Skipp and Richards got married in 2013. Initially, their relationship was criticized because of a vast age difference of at least 30 years between the duo.

However, the couple has been together for many years and still going strong, shutting down all the controversies surrounding their relationship.

They also have a son together named Antonio Baz Richards.

So, what is Beth Skipp's age and height? How much is her net worth? We have all the details of her personal and professional life here. 

Beth Skipp: Age And Height

Beth Skipp has always kept a low profile; almost nothing is revealed about her personal life, including her date of birth and parents.

As per the sources, she is about 30 years younger than her husband. So, as Michael Richards is 73-year-old as of late 2022, we can assume she is in her early 40s.

The same goes for her height; she is a few inches shorter than her spouse, who has a tall stature of 6' 2¾" or (190 cm).

As per the IMDb, Skipp is a Columbia University grad.

On the other hand, her husband, Michael Richards, was born Michael Anthony Richards on July 24, 1949, in Culver City, California.

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Michael Richards with his mother Phyllis-his father died in a car crash when he was two

A Catholic family raised him; a medical records librarian mother named Phyllis of Italian descent and an electrical engineer father, William Richards of Scottish and English descent. 

After graduating from Thousand Oaks High School, Richards was drafted into the United States Army in 1970, where he trained as a medic and was stationed in West Germany.

Upon returning after being honorably discharged, he joined the California Institute of the Arts and later received a BA degree in drama from The Evergreen State College in 1975. 

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Married Michael Richards-Huge Age Difference

The famously private duo Beth Skipp and Michael Richards tied the knot in 2013.

The pair have always lived away from the media radar, and nothing much is revealed about them and their relationship.

However, according to the sources, the duo began dating in 2002 and married after more than a decade of their relationship.

Their first and only son, Antonio Baz Richards, was born in 2011. As of now, he is 11 years old.

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Beth Skipp and husband Michael Richards

Initially, audiences criticized Skipp and Richards' relationship because of their vast age gap. The latter was almost thirty years older than the former.

However, the duo proved them wrong by sticking together. They have been in a relationship for over two decades and are still going strong.

A relationship does not work based on age, gender, or ethicity; it works based on trust, love, loyalty, passion, and commitment.

Prior to Skipp, Michael was married to Cathleen Lyons, a family therapist. The duo tied the knot in 1974 and divorced after eighteen years in 1992.

The former pair has a daughter together named Sophia Richards. She was born in 1975 and is currently 47 years old. 

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Career Highlights

Beth Skipp is an actress and model. Before acting, she appeared in more than a hundred national and international television commercial campaigns.

She made her acting debut in 1997 in the short Alternate Realities as Crystal.

Later, in 1999, Beth made her television debut on the hit television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

She portrayed the role of Pam and appeared in season three, episode twenty-one, titled The Getaway. It was aired on April 5, 1999.

In 2001, Skipp appeared, in short, The Tag as Jessica. The same year, she was seen in two television series, ER and Men, Women & Dogs.

In ER, a medical drama starring George Clooney, she appeared in season eight, episode nine titled Quo Vadis? It aired on November 22, 2001.

Similarly, in Men, Women & Dogs, a sitcom starring Bill Bellamy, Beth was cast as Joyce. She appeared in season one, episode nine, titled A Fetching New Lawyer. It aired on December 30, 2001.

Likewise, the actress/model got the role in the supernatural drama television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

She was cast as Lulu in season seven, episode four, titled Help. However, her scenes were deleted from an episode.

Later, in 2003, Skipp appeared in the Television series Monk as Amanda Babbage. Her season two episode seven, titled Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect, was aired on August 8, 2003.

Afterward, she was seen in two movies in a small role-Prime in 2005 as a salesperson and Lobby Lobster in 2007 as Beth.

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Beth Skipp and Michael Richards attending an event together

Skipp then took a long break from acting. Especially after her spouse Richards' infamous racist rant in 2006, which he has since apologized for.

After nearly fourteen years, she made her comeback in the film Ten Tricks.

Richard Pagano's directorial venture starring Lea Thompson and Raymond Cruz is about a brothel madam on a quest to find her true love.

The movie is set to be released on September 27, 2022. 

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How Much Is The Net Worth Of Beth Skipp?

As of 2022, Beth Skipp is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million. She earns from her acting career and a few side businesses she has managed over the years.

Reportedly, the average earning of an American actor is 

The Hollywood actor's salaries range from $31,691 to $861,330, with a median salary of $154,747.

The middle 57% of Hollywood Actors make between $154,750 and $390,103, with the top 86% earning $861,330.

Salary ranges can vary depending on experience, talent, additional skills, and the number of years.

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Michael Richards: Career Highlights-Popular As Cosmo Kramer On Seinfeld

Michael Richards started his career as a stand-up comedian. He was featured on Billy Crystal's first cable TV special.

After that, he became a series regular on ABC's Fridays and made his path in Hollywood.

Richards appeared in many television shows and movies such as Cheers, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Problem Child, Coneheads, and Young Doctors in Love.

However, he gained national and international fame following his role as Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld.

Seinfeld is an American sitcom created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.

The show is about the life of Seinfeld as a semi-fictionalized version of himself and his three friends-former, girlfriend Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), best friend, George Costanza (Jason Alexander), and Cosmo Kramer, who lived across the hall from Seinfeld.

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Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld

His Physical comedy on the show was fan-favorite. He won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role.

Later in his interviews, Michael revealed that his extensive physical comedy on the show made him anxious, and he could not enjoy himself as an actor.

"When I was doing 'Seinfeld' I was very intense. Physical comedy takes more time to set up - rehearsing how to come through the door, that slide I did. So I was always in development, and that made me feel like I wasn't able to sit back and enjoy the ride."

After Seinfeld, he starred in his sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, but it was canceled after two months.

Richards also appeared on shows such as The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, London Suite, and Dinosaurs.

His last television role was as Frank in the sitcom Kirstie. 

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Why Was Michael Richards Cancelled?

Michael Richards caused colossal controversy back in November 2006. During a performance at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, California, he launched many racial slurs at a small group of black audience members who were heckling and interrupting his performance.

He said inappropriate things to his Latino audiences and N-word to his African audiences.

After three days after the incident, he made a  public apology via satellite on the Late Show with David Letterman.

The actor stated:

"For me to be at a comedy club and to flip out and say this crap, I'm deeply, deeply sorry. I'm not a racist, that's what's so insane about this."

Amid huge controversy following the incident, he made an early retirement announcement from stand-up comedy in 2007.

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Michael Richards with Seinfeld co-star Jerry Seinfeld

In 2012, he opened up to his Seinfeld co-star Jerry Seinfeld about the incident in his show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

He revealed that the incident hunts him, and it breaks him down.

He stated:

"When I blew it in the comedy club. I lost my temper 'cause somebody interrupted my act and said some things that hurt me, and I lashed out in anger.'

The actor continued:

"It was a selfish response. I took it too personally and I should have just said: 'Yeah, you're absolutely right. I'm not funny. I think I'll go home and work on my material and I'll see you tomorrow night". 

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How Much Is His Net Worth? Seinfeld Salary?

Michael Richards' net worth, as of late 2022, is $30 million. His primary income source is his acting career.

A huge chunk of his income is from Seinfeld. From season one to five, his salary on the show was between $50k to $90k

After season five, he and his two other co-stars, Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, negotiated with the channel for the raise. Their salaries were raised to $150,000 per episode, roughly $3.8 million per episode season.

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Actor, comedian, writer, and producer Michael Richards

Later, in May 1997, the cast members called the makers to raise their salary to 1 million per episode or backend ownership points.

Alexander, in an interview, said:

"Julia, Michael, and I, during our big renegotiation for the final year, asked for something that I will go to my grave saying we should have had, and that is backend participation in the profits for the show. It was categorically denied to us, which forced us to then ask for ungodly salaries. We make very little, standard Screen Actors Guild residuals for the reruns."

Finally, the network decided to give them $600,000 per episode for the show's final season, which is $15 million a season, $24 million today.

As of today, Richards and the others receive royalties from when the show airs, which is in hundreds of thousands per year.

Compared to Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the money is meager. The duo still earns at least $50 million yearly from syndication points.

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A Neighbor Sued Michael Richards And His Wife, Beth Skipp

Richards and Skipp own property at Pacific Palisades. On April 2021, one of their neighbors named Maxine Adams sued them for allegedly chopping down her 'mature Brazilian Pepper Trees and underbrush.

She revealed that the pair cut her 18-foot trees to 'improve their ocean views at the expense of her privacy.  

The neighbor stated that it would cost her more than $62,000 to replace the trees, which would take at least 20 years to reach the same height. She was seeking another $200,000 for her property's loss of aesthetic value'.

There are no further details on the case.

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Michael Richards and his wife Beth Skipp

The couple purchased the house in 1996 for $1.75 million. 

Besides that property, Richards and Skipp owned a home in Studio City, which they purchased for  $525,000 in 1992.

The duo sold the property for $810k in 1998.

Updated On Fri Sep 09 2022 Published OnTue Sep 06 2022 By riley

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