Comedian Bridget Everett appeared on an HBO comedy show titled “Somebody Somewhere”. The show is loosely based on her life. So it garnered attention on her life as well. Fans wondered if she ever got married?
Learn all about it below. We cover it all in this article surrounding her life.
Is Bridget Everett Married? Is Kenny Mellman Her Husband?
No, Bridget Everett is far from married. She appears to be single as of this writing. Bridget must have had experiences of old-school dating. In 2011, her sister tried to get her into a dating site which she had revealed on her Twitter.
In 2014, Moby asked Bridget on Twitter if they were married yet. Whereas, fans believed that she had secretly married Kenny Mellman and never spoke about it. But, Kenny and Bridget were just musical collaborators. Kenny revealed that they just hit it off. He added, “I think Bridget and I have chemistry because I’m a closet white-trash slut trapped in the body of a Jewish piano player. She is the real deal.”
Bridget and Kenny were members of “Our Hit Parade” alongside Neal Medlyn. In 2012, they presented their edition at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre in which downtown singers and performers offer skewed renditions of pop songs. They also performed together at MAC Awards 2008 and during ‘Our Hit Parade‘, videos of which are available on YouTube.
According to Pica.org, Kenny Mellman is a Tony-nominated personality who co-created “Herb” half of the internationally acclaimed duo Kiki and Herb. His solo show “Kenny Mellman is Grace Jones” has played NYC, London, Portland, Philadelphia, and both Melbourne and Sydney Australia. At Least It’s Pink, the show he co-wrote with Bridget Everett and Michael Patrick King (Sex and The City) was one of TimeOutNY’s top 10 Cabaret shows of 2006. He is an Obie, Bessie, Glammy, Glaad Media and MAC award winning performer.
Furthermore, in 2009, “Time Out” New York’s named her 40 funniest people in NYC. He performed with The Three Terrors (Stephin Merritt, LD Beghtol, and Dudley Klute) and played the piano for Bob Mould’s vocal on He Didn’t, a track on The 6ths record Hyacinths and Thistles.
Kenny Mellman is now in The Julie Ruin, the new band fronted by Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill. They have released their critically acclaimed debut album Run Fast and are touring the country.
Besides the rumored relationship with Kenny, actor Ricky Foggie also played her on-screen husband.
In 2013, Bridget had jokingly announced on her Twitter, “I never want to get married unless it’s to dot com & he sings this to me down the aisle: Kool & The Gang – Fresh http://youtu.be/sTJ1XwGDcA4“.
Fun Fact: Bridget’s ideal dinner is “a moonlit beach with Idris Elba.” We can’t argue with that—who doesn’t love Idris?
Bridget Everett On Somebody Somewhere
Bridget Everett is starring on HBO’s Somebody Somewhere. The show is a step back into realism and fans love it. In the show, she came up as an avant-garde cabaret performer, Sam, a woman living in Bridget’s hometown of Manhattan, Kansas. The show premiered on 16 January 2022 on HBO and follow Sam.
The show follows Sam’s return to her hometown to take care of her terminally ill sister after many years of trying to make it in the big city. However, at home, she was stuck in limbo. Sam discovers a new community at an open mic that welcomes queerness and creativity.
Bridget revealed to NY Times, that “Somebody Somewhere” was an inspiration to what would’ve happened if she had ever left Kansas. Bridget sings loud jaunts with funny crowd improvisation during her gigs. She’s known for pushing the boundaries in any manner she can – far beyond what we can conceive.
Furthermore, Bridget oozes confidence through skilled storytelling, dancing, music, joy, and even nudity, and she has no shame.
Bridget not only performed as a lead actor on “Somebody Somewhere” but she also executive produced the show. More about her character, Sam struggles with loss and acceptance, and singing somehow saves her from all of this. It eventually leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders who don’t fit in but don’t give up.
Also, others joining her on the show are Jeff Hiller as Joel, Mary Catherine Garrison plays Sam’s picture-perfect sister Tricia, Mike Hagerty plays Sam’s father and stoic Kansas farmer Ed, Tricia’s husband Rick, played by Danny McCarthy, Fred Rococo, a university soil scientist/master of ceremonies, played by Murray Hill, and Joel’s boyfriend Michael, played by Jon Hudson Odom.
Bridget Everett Net Worth
Starting with net worth, Bridget Everett has a net worth of $600 thousand.
Bridget had a fair share of struggles herself before she exploded to fame. She had worked in the restaurant business for nearly 25 years. In New York, she worked at “Joe’s Pub” in Manhattan’s Public Theater. She has been performing at “Joe’s Pub” since 2008 which earned her a devoted cult following and inspiring fan comments like “I had the honor of getting onstage with this woman and letting her rain down chewed-up potato chips on me. Never felt so alive.”
Her art, music, and on-stage performance, are her way to express herself and everything that she wants to be in real life. She spent over two decades trying to make it into the world of comedy or even the movie or TV show industry. She had her breakout moment in her late 40s.
In addition, Bridget shared with Vogue, “It’s a wild thing to hustle for so many years and start achieving some real milestones when you’re almost 50. I’m somebody whose a dream for many years was just to quit waiting tables. I don’t know if it’s my Midwestern roots or whatever, but I was raised with a very humble, “go to work, put your head down, and don’t complain” mentality. But I’m finally starting to pick and choose things that interest me, so I hope this is the start of a new phase. I still can’t fucking believe I’m singing on HBO!”.
Furthermore, some of her notable works to date are Sex and the City (2008), 2 Broke Girls (2012), UCB Comedy Originals (2016), Inside Amy Schumer (2013-2016), Lady Dynamite (2016-2017), Camping (2018), Twelve Forever (2019), The Stand-In (2020), and Rumble (2021) among other movies and TV shows.
According to her website, Bridget has been titled one of the “Funniest People in New York” by Time Out. She scored a guest spot at Carnegie Hall performing with the legendary Patti Lupone. She had also appeared at Montreal and Chicago’s Just For Laughs Festival, HBO’s Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, FunFunFun, and The New York Comedy Festival.
Currently, she is working on an HBO project titled Camping starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant.
Who Are Bridget Everett’s Family Members?
Bridget Everett was born to her parents Donn James Everett and Frederica Everett in Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Her mother got to take a part in a doc about comedians and their mothers.
She was born as one of the six children to her parents. Bridget had one sister Brinton and Alice, and three brothers Brock, William, and Bradford. Sadly, she lost her sister Brinton died on 5 November 2008 from cancer at the age of 50.
Also, her sister Brinton had attended Manhattan High School in 1976 and from Kansas State University in 1994. For most of her life, she worked as a social worker, health care facility administrator, and certified massage therapist.
Among all of her siblings, Bridget wished her brother Brock his birthday in December 2019. He is on Instagram (@socalbrock). She has also shared her family photo on her Instagram. She captioned, “Doesn’t my mom’s face say it all?”
How Tall Is Bridget Everett?
Bridget Everett stands tall at 6 feet.
How Old Is Bridget Everett?
Born on 21 April 1972, Bridget Everett turned 49 years old.
Is Bridget Everett On TikTok?
Some of Bridget’s socials are Instagram (@bridgeteverett), Twitter (@bridgeteverett), Facebook (@bridgeteverettofficial), and Cameo (@bridgeteverett).