Jen Stein is an American poet and writer whose popularity soared when she married Mike Birbiglia, an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, and writer.
Jen Stein’s husband Mike Birbiglia, born on born June 20, 1978, is a frequent contributor to This American Life and The Moth and has released several comedy albums and television specials.
His feature-length directorial debut Sleepwalk with Me (2012), based on his one-man show of the same name and in which he also starred, won awards at the Sundance and Nantucket film festivals.
He also wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy-drama Don’t Think Twice (2016).
His 2010 book Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Mike has always said of Jen Stein as an understanding woman who has supported him
Jen Stein Biography
Jen Stein was born in 1980 in the United States of America, according to several portals. She is a native of New York.
In 1982, Jen’s parents divorced.
However, she was lucky as her parents agreed on joint custody.
Together with her siblings, Trisha Brooke Stein and Jason Stein, Jen spent time with her dad and mother.
Her mother was a music publisher and one of the best music writers at the time.
Even though she did not work with any major labels, she interacted with major musicians at the time.
On the other hand, Jen’s father, Alan Stein, loved music and introduced her to more music on the weekends.
Jen Stein education
Jen started her educational journey in New York, her home city, and then move on to New England College.
In search of higher education, Jen Stein graduated from New England College and went on to the University of Michigan where her poetry and writing skills were further developed.
Jen Stein marriage
After years of dating each other with little information available to the public on how they met, Jen and Mike married in a private wedding ceremony in 2008.
Both Jen Stein and Mike Birbiglia are good writers and probably have crossed paths at a point leading to many suggesting and assuming that the two might have met on the job somewhere.
The 2008 marriage, according to Birbiglia, was a chance for him to start a new life.
Through his specials, the comedian has shared stories on how Jen has helped him regain focus, especially in his comedy career.
Together, they are parents to Oona Birbiglia.
Jen Stein Career
Jen is a poet and a writer with many works to her credit. She had quit her office job to focus on what she liked to do so much–writing.
Some of her poetry pieces have been published in the New York Times, indicating just how good she is at what she does.
The poet also has a website purely for poetry.
Unlike in publications where the poems are not regularly published, she puts at least one project in a month.
Thanks to the quality, lack of paywall on the website, and consistency, the poet reaches her fans easily.
Jen Stein is the author of Little Astronaut, a book that has, thus far, received several positive reviews.
She co-authored The New One. Unlike her solo project, she collaborated with her husband, who was writing the book.
While they did not intend to release the book together, the similarity in the scope inspired them to combine efforts and release a joint project.
Jen Stein net worth
Jen has made quite some fortune for herself. She is married to a man that is worth some 4 million dollars as a comedian and part of that money belongs to her too, however, sources have quoted her individual net worth to around 1.2 million dollars.