I’m sure most of us watched Liza Powel’s hubby host the MTV Movie Awards last night and you are probably up to your neck on Conan O’brien so we have decided to tell you about his lovely wife instead.
She is Elizabeth Ann Powel and has been married to the TV talk show host, comedian and writer for the past 12-years. She was born November 12th, 1970 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. her father is Jake Powel, the leader and guitarist for the Dixieland band The New Orleans Quintet. They have been playing at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Seattle’s Pioneer Square every Monday evening for more than 21 years.
She met her husband in 2000 while filming Late Night with Conan O’Brien in an advertising skit involving Foote, Cone & Belding, where she worked as senior copywriter. The couple tied the knot in on January 12, 2002 after their 18 month courtship. The ceremony was at St. James Cathedral in Liza’s native Seattle. Conan’s Harvard roommate, Father Paul B. O’Brien, married the couple.
She is also the mom of the couple’s two children. She gave birth to first child, a daughter named Neve who was born in 2003 and later in 2005 she gave birth to their second child, this time a son, Beckett.
She attended Vassar College and Columbia University. The advertising executive earned her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in 1992 and also worked on her Master of Fine Arts at Columbia University. Her May 2003 thesis reading at Columbia University was included with part of the MFA students in fiction, non-fiction and poetry concentrations .
The 43-year-old splits her time between their several properties, they own a home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, also their summer home in Norfolk, Massachusetts and cant forget an octagonal country retreat in Washington, Connecticut.
Liza is certainly a proud wife and although she leaves the comedy to her hubby she is often seen next to him during events and on the red carpet looking dashing, she might not be as outspoken as her better half but she is almost as tall.
Ms. O’Brien and the famous host surely had a lot to talk about following his performance last night. Her husband’s gigantic opening at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards was one for the record books, with the host landing cameos from 50 stars, from Russell Crowe and Demi Moore to Anthony Hopkins and Martin Scorsese. What did you think?