Fred Armisen

Quick Facts

Birth Date December 6,1966
Full Name Fereydun Robert Armisen
Birth Name Fereydun Robert “Fred” Armisen
Profession Actor, comedian, writer, producer, musician
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Birth City Hattiesburg, Mississip
Birth Country United States
Father Name Fereydun Armisen
Mother Name Hildegardt Mirabal
Mother Profession School Teacher
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Sagittarius
Marital Status Affair
Spouse Sally Timms (m. 1998; div. 2004), Elisabeth Moss (m. 2009; div. 2011)
No Of Children No
Height 175 cm
Networth 8000000
Education School of Visual Arts
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Fred Armisen, an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer, is best known for his role as a cast member of the comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 2002 until 2013. Currently, he works as the bandleader of Late Night with Seth Meyers house band, The 8G Band. He is also the founder of the website named, that features comedy sketches.

Fereydun Robert Armisen was born on December 4, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the United States to the parents, Hildegard Mirabal and Fereydun Armisen. He holds American citizenship and is of mixed ethnicity. For his schooling, he studied the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan but dropped out to start a career as a rock drummer.


Fred Armisen is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He has portrayed characters in comedy films, including EuroTrip, Anchorman, and Cop Out. With his comedy partner Carrie Brownstein, he is the co-creator and co-star of the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia. He also has a website that features the comedy sketches created with Brownstein and is the bandleader and frequent drummer for the Late Night with Seth Meyers house band, The 8G Band.

Fred Armisen was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the United States on December 4, 1966, at age (56). He is the son of Fereydun Armisen (father) and Hildegardt Mirabal (mother). His father worked for IBM and his mother was a schoolteacher Hildegard. His ethnicity is mixed(Korean, German, Venezuelan) and his nationality is American.


On talking about his education, firstly, he attended the School of Visual Arts. Then, he attended Valley Stream High School.

Love Romance with Actress, Natasha Lyonne

Since his first two divorces, actor Armisen, who is 53 years old, has been dating Natasha Lyonne, an American actress and TV director. She is very well-known for playing Nicky Nichols in the Netflix show Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019). She has been in more than 50 hits so far.

Fred Armisen and Natasha Lyonne are shown.
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In 2014, they started dating after meeting through their mutual friend Maya Rudolph. On August 23, 2014, they all went to the Variety and Women Film Emmy Nominee Celebration together. The sources said that the two were very flirty at the shows and even talked very close to each other.

After that, Fred and Lyonne were also seen together at parties after the Emmys. Where it was said that the two actors were “laughing” with their arms linked. Since the beginning of the year, the couple has shown off their love in a very sweet way by posting pictures of each other on their social media accounts.

Photo: Fred Armisen and Natasha Lyonne both go to the Emmys.
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Armisen recently shared Natasha’s single photo on her birthday, April 5, 2019, with a heart emoji. He wrote: Happy Birthday @nlyonne !!! ?❤️??”. Not only that, but they also worked together on-screen. Both of them were in the show Big Mouth. Natasha, who is 41, has even been a guest on his show Portlandia more than once.

The power couple has been happy together for more than six years, but they haven’t gotten married yet.

Professional Life and Career

On talking about his profession, while growing up, his ambition was to be a musician. He fell in love with rock music at an early staged and hoped to end up as a drummer in a rock band.

Unfortunately, he dropped out of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan to pursue his dream and was a member of various rock bands in the 1980s and 1990s. One such band was Trenchmouth.

He joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a day player in 2002 and was made a regular cast member in 2004, a role he played until 2013, making him one of their longest-lasting cast member. On Saturday Night Live, Fred played several regular characters and did impressions of scores of notables personalities such as Prince, Steve Jobs, Michael Bloomberg, Hosni Mubarak, Elvis Presley, Hugo Chavez.

He has also featured in several comedy movies including Easy A (2010), Baby Mama (2008), and Will Ferrel’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Besides that, one of his notable works to date is critically acclaimed.

Though all this, he has not forgotten his first love which is music. He has also worked with many musicians including Joanna Newsom, in different capacities. He also regularly played musical instruments on his comedy shows and also plays characters that are musicians. Recently, Armisen is a member of the in-house band of the comedy show, Late Night with Seth Meyers.


He was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for Portlandia (2011), and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015).

Additionally, he won the Peabody Award for Portlandia (2011). In addition, he won WGA Award for Comedy/Variety – Sketch Series for Saturday Night Live (1975), Portlandia (2011).

He is a Twice Married Man

Yes, he had been married twice before he started dating Lyonne. His first wife was English singer and songwriter Sally Timms, with whom he has been married for 60 years. From 1998 to 2004, the couple was married for six years.

Later, Fred, who is 1.74 m tall, met American actor Elisabeth Moss, who is 37, in October 2008. They got engaged in January 2009. A few months later, on October 25, 2009, they got married in Long Island City, New York.

Picture of Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss, his ex-wife.
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But after two years of marriage, they filed for divorce in September 2010, putting June 2010 as the date they split up.  After he and Elisabeth got a divorce, he had an affair with SNL actress Abby Elliott.

What is Fred Armisen’s net worth?

Since 1984, when he started working in the entertainment business, Fred Armisen has been known as one of the Hollywood stars with many skills. As of May 2020, he has a net worth of $8 million, which is a lot. He has built up his wealth by working as an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician, among other things.

Armisen, who is 1.75 m tall, has been in many hit movies like EuroTrip, Anchorman, and Cop Out, among others. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, a comedy in which he starred, made $90.6 million all over the world. In the popular movie Kiss Me Again, he acted alongside Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Emma Stone, all of whom he had worked with at SNL.

Armisen and his comedy partner Carrie Brownstein made and star in the IFC sketch comedy show Portlandia.

Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

Fred has maintained his celebrity status and there is no information regarding his rumors and controversies to date in his career or personal life.

What is the Height and Weight of Fred?

On talking about Fred Armisen’s body measurements, he has a height of 5 feet 9 inches and he weighs 68Kg. Furthermore, his eye color is dark brown and his hair color is dark brown.

Social Media

Fred Armisen has around 489K followers on Instagram, more than 3k followers on Facebook, and around 729 followers on Twitter.