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Meet Screenwriter And Producer J. J. Philbin, Wife Of Michael Schur And Daughter Of Late TV Host Regis Philbin



Facts of J J Philbin

Birth DateAugust 30,1974
Birth NameJennifer Joy Philbin
OccupationScreenwriter, Producer
Birth CityNew York City
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameRegis Philbin
Father OccupationTelevision Personality
Mother NameJoy Philbin
Mother OccupationTelevision Personality
Gender IdentityFemale
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMichael Schur
No Of Children2
Height152 cm
SibilingsJoanna Philbin
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame
FilmographyThe O.C.,New Girl

J. J. Philbin is an American screenwriter and producer. Her work on television shows such as Mad TV, Saturday Night Live, The O.C., and New Girl has made her a household name.

She is also known around the world for her personal relationships. She is the daughter of the late legendary late TV host Regis Philbin and Joy Philbin, an American television personality. Also, her sister, Joanna Philbin, is a director, writer, and novelist.

Similarly, her husband, Michael Schur, is an award-winning producer, actor, writer, and director. He is best known for his work on The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The couple married in 2005 in an intimate yet lavish wedding ceremony. How many children do they have?

Also, what are the age and height of J. J. Philbin? How much is her net worth? Grab all the details of her personal and professional life here.

What Is The Age And Height Of J. J. Philbin?

J. J. Philbin was born Jennifer Joy Philbin on August 30, 1974, in New York City, U.S. As of now, she is 48 years old.

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J. J. Philbin-American screenwriter and producer

Her official listed height is not available, but as per the sources, she is 5 feet or 152 cm.

She went to The Loomis-Chaffee School in Windsor, CT, and later attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated from the alma mater of her father, Regis Philbin.

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Daughter Of Popular Television Hosts Joy Philbin And Regis Philbin

J. J. Philbin is the youngest daughter of popular television personalities Joy Philbin and Regis Philbin. Joy and Regis got married on March 1, 1970, and were together until Regis's death in 2020.

Mother Joy Philbin-Everything From Age To Net Worth

Joy Philbin was born Bette Joy Philbin on February 1, 1941. As of now, she is 81 years old.

She started working as an assistant to comedian and talk show host Joey Bishop in the late 1960s.

Similarly, Joy is known for hosting HGTV's At Home With... and also the syndicated home show, Haven.

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J. J. Philbin's mother Joy Philbi

Also, she occasionally appeared alongside her husband on his shows, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and Live with Regis and Kelly, in Kelly Ripa's absence.

Like Wise, she has also made appearances in shows such as Hope & Faith, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous, Mad About You, Night and the City, and
Malibu Express. 

According to the sources, the 81-year-old former TV host Joy Philbin is worth $1 million.

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Father Regis Philbin-Everything From Net Worth To Cause Of Death

Regis Philbin was born Regis Francis Xavier Philbin on August 25, 1931, in New York City, U.S.

Cause of Death

He had an angioplasty, triple bypass surgery, and hip replacement surgery during his lifetime.

Sadly, he died of a heart attack due to coronary artery disease on July 25, 2020, one month before his 89th birthday.

Regis' funeral was held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and he was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery. He was survived by his second wife and four children.

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J. J. Philbin's father and late popular television host Regis Philbin

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Philbin served in the U.S. Navy.

Career Legacy

After that, his love for the entertainment world kicked in, and she started working on The Tonight Show in the 1950s.

Later, Regis began working as Joey Bishop's sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show, which provided him with much-needed exposure and launched his career as a popular television host.

He gained national and international fame as the co-host of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, starting in 1988, which became Live! with Regis and Kelly in 2001. He was part of the show until his departure in 2011.

Likewise, he is the host of the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, which according to Wikipedia is the most-watched prime-time series of the 1999–2000 U.S. television season.

He also hosted Million Dollar Password and the first season of America's Got Talent.

Regis was also a singer and released three studio albums: It's Time for Regis! in 1968, When You're Smiling in 2004, and Just You. In 2009, I was the only one.

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Regis Philbin hosted Live with Regis & Kathie Lee

Also, he was a writer and has released the following books:

  1. Cooking with Regis and Kathie Lee Entertaining with Regis and Kathie Lee: Year-round Holiday Recipes
  2. Entertaining Tips, and Party Ideas
  3. I'm only one man!
  4. Gerry Faust
  5. The Golden Dream
  6. Who Would Like to Be Me?
  7. How I Got This Way


His legacy was honored when the Regis Philbin Studio Theatre in the Marie P. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center was named after him.

Similarly, he won 7 Daytime Emmys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, set a Guinness World Record for "most hours on camera," received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Trine University, received a key to the City of New York from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to honor his 28-year contribution to New York media, and many other prestigious awards during his lifetime.

Wife and Net Worth

As for his personal life, Regis Philbin was first married to Catherine Faylen in 1955. They had two children, Amy and Daniel. The duo divorced in 1968.

Later, he married J.J.'s mother, Joy, and had another two children.

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J. J. Philbin with her father Regis Philbin

According to the sources, he had a net worth of $150 million at the time of his death and earned a $20 million salary at the peak of his career.

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Sister Of Joanna Philbin

Joanna Philbin is the eldest daughter of Joy Philbin and Regis Philbin. She was born on March 19, 1973, in New York City, New York, USA.

She attended Sacred Heart School, a private Catholic school in New York City, with other alumni such as her sister, Paris Hilton, Nicky Rothschild, and Lady Gaga.

She received her BA from Brown University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame.

Joanna started her career as a director and writer and has worked on shows such as Frozen Love, Top Shelf Singles, Today, and The View.

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J. J. Philbin's sister Joanna Philbin

Similarly, her popular books are The Daughters, In the Spotlight, The Daughters Take the Stage, The Daughters Join the Party, The Daughter Breaks the Rules, Rules of Summer, and Since Last Summer.

Regarding her personal life, she has not been married yet but is engaged. However, the information regarding her fiancé is murky.

Likewise, her net worth is estimated to be $1 million as of January 2023.

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Wedding With Michael Schur

Jennifer, aka J.J. Philbin, and Michael Schur first met in January 1998, when the former was working as one of the writers on Saturday Night Live in New York and the latter was working as an assistant to the writers at the same show.

The couple immediately hit it off and started dating. They got married in October 2005 in New York at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

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J. J. Philbin and husband Michael Schur on their wedding day

It was an intimate and lavish wedding, with guest lists that included then-Saturday Night Live cast members Donald and Melania Trump, Bryant Gumbel, and Tony Bennett.

As per the sources, the bride and her father danced at "The Way You Look Tonight," performed by the Harris Lane Band, and the priest announced at a wedding, "It's Sunday Night Live!"

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J. J. Philbin and her husband Michael Schur with their children-William Schur and Ivy Elizabeth Schur

Since then, the couple has been living a happy life. Jennifer and Michael had their first child, a son named William Schur, in February 2008, and their second child, a daughter named Ivy Elizabeth Schur, in July 2010. 

Career Highlights-From The O.C. To New Girl

J. J. Philbin had been writing since she was a child and aspired to be a professional writer, particularly because she wanted to write scripts for TV shows and movies.

After graduation, she became a writer for the American sketch comedy series Mad TV in 1996. Then she joined the script department of Saturday Night Live and became an assistant to the writers until 1999.

After that, she began working on the drama series That Was Then in 2002, and the next year she became one of the writers of the comedy-drama series Dead Like Me. She was also the script supervisor for several episodes.

The same year, she was offered to join the writer's room for the American teen drama The O.C., but she could not do it and instead joined the sitcom Coupling as a story editor.

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J. J. Philbin- Writer of Saturday Night Live, The O.C., and New Girl 

However, Coupling got canceled, and Jenifer then joined the O.C. crew as a story editor. She was promoted to executive story editor in 2005 and held that position until 2007. She also wrote twelve episodes and co-produced another four episodes of the show.

The series, starring Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, and Ben McKenzie, was a huge hit and one of the most popular new dramas of the 2003–2004 television season.

After The O.C., she became the co-executive producer and writer on the first season of the science fiction drama Heroes.

In 2011, the mother of two became a consulting producer on the hit TV series New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, and Max Greenfield. The show received positive reviews and was named one of the best new comedies of the 2011 fall season.

Likewise, in 2018, she joined the ABC sitcom Single Parents as a co-creator and producer.

How Much Is The Net Worth Of J. J. Philbin?

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of J. J. Philbin is $5 million. Her primary income source is her writing career.

According to reports, the average annual salary of a TV writer in the United States is $62,697.The salary can go as high as $128,500 or as low as $18,500.

The average pay range for a TV writer varies greatly depending on skill level, location, and years of experience.

Husband Michael Schur- Age And Height

Michael Schur was born Michael Herbert Schur in 1975 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.; he is currently 48 years old. Also, his listed height is 6', or 1.83 m. His nicknames are Mike and Ken Tremendous.

He was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, by Jewish parents Warren M. Schur and Anne Herbert.

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Father of modern comedy Michael Schur

Schur attended William H. Hall High School in West Hartford and later joined Harvard University, where he was president of the Harvard Lampoon. He graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and a B.A. in English in 1997. 

Known As The Father Of Modern Comedy 

Michael Schur became interested in comedy and writing when he was eleven and read Without Feathers, a 1975 collection of humorous essays by Woody Allen.

The book changed his life forever, and hence he began the path of becoming one of the best comedy writers of all time.

He is now an Emmy-award-winning writer and is known to bring "good-hearted humanistic warmth" via his comedy.

Michael is credited with shows such as Saturday Night Live!, The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine which are considered some of the best comedy shows of all time.

Creator Of The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, & Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Saturday Night Live: NBC's Saturday Night Live is a live television sketch comedy and variety show that has been airing since 1975.

Schur joined the show in 1998 and was one of the writers. He then became the producer of Weekend Update (one of the segments of the show) in 2001. He won his first Primetime Emmy Award as part of SNL's writing team in 2002. He left the show in 2004.

The Office: Without a doubt, The Office is one of the most popular and successful TV shows of all time.The show starring Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, and John Krasinski was based on the 2001–2003 BBC series of the same name created by Ricky Gervais.

In 2016, Rolling Stone named The Office one of the 100 greatest television shows of all time.

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Michael Schur as Mose Schrute in The Office

Schur became the producer and writer of the show, wrote ten episodes, and won the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

He also acted and played the role of Dwight's (Rainn Wilson's) cousin Mose in several episodes, such as Rainn's Initiation, Money, The Deposition, Koi Pond, Counseling, and Finale.

Parks and Recreation: Parks and Recreation is another The Office-style show starring Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, and Nick Offerman.

He collaborated with Greg Daniels and co-created the series. It received mixed reviews in its first season but later became a huge hit. It received many awards, including 14 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and five Television Critics Association Award nominations in 2013.

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Michael Schur guest starred in his show Parks and Recreation

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: In collaboration with Daniel J. Goor, Schur created the cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The show aired from September 17, 2013, to September 16, 2021, and has been critically acclaimed.

The first season won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series—Musical or Comedy, and Samberg won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor—Television Series—Musical or Comedy. The show also "received particular praise for its portrayal of serious issues while retaining a sense of humor."

The Good Place: Similarly, in 2018, Michael created the sitcom The Good Place. The film, starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, is about a caring philosophy and being a good person.

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The Good Place Place casts rom (L to R): D'Arcy Carden, William Jackson Harper, Kristen Bell, Manny Jacinto, and Jameela Jamil

It was both a commercial and critical success and ran for four seasons until 2020.

Besides all these acclaimed shows, Michael Schur has also been part of many other successful shows, such as:

  1. The Comeback: Writer, Producer
  2. Totally Awesome: Writer
  3. Miss Guided: Actor
  4. Master of None: Executive Producer
  5. Black Mirror: Writer
  6. Abby's: Executive Producer
  7. Sunnyside: Executive Producer
  8. Single Parents: Director
  9. Rutherford Falls: Writer, Executive Producer, Creator
  10. Hacks: Executive Producer
  11. Q-Force: Executive Producer.

He also wrote a book titled "How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question in 2022."

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Michael Schur

According to the sources, comedy legend Michael Schur is worth $100 million with a reported annual income of $25 million.

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Michael Schur

In May 2019, he signed a 5-year, $100 million deal to stay at Universal.

Updated On Fri Jan 13 2023 Published OnWed Jan 11 2023 By riley

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