Kay Cannon Bio: Husband, Married, Children & Family

By Staff Writer | Published On: 08 Jan, 2020
Kay Cannon Bio: Husband, Married, Children & Family

Kay Cannon is an American screenwriter, actress, and producer, who is best known for writing the scripts for the popular movie series Pitch Perfect. The first part of the movie Pitch Perfect was released in 2012, followed by the second part in 2015 and the third part in 2017.

Along with that, she has also written for other television series like Girlboss (2017), New Girl (2012-2013), and 30 Rock (2012). And for her impressive writing contribution, she has won three Writers Guild of America Awards along with three nominations in the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Moreover, Kay has also acted in movies and TV shows like Alone Together (2018), Barely Famous (2015), Cristela (2014), The Little Tin Man (2013), and 30 Rock (2007-2009).

Bio: Age, Height

Kay Cannon was born on 22nd August 1974 in Illinois, United States, as Kathryn Ellen Cannon. Her birth sign is Leo, and her nickname is Kay Bo.

She studied at the Reed-Custer High School in Braidwood in Illinois. She later went to study BA in Theatre and MA in Education at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.

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Furthermore, Kay stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters) and weighs 52 kg (114.5 lbs).

Family Details

Kay Cannon is the fifth of seven children of her parents, John M. Cannon and Rosemary Cannon.

Amongst her six siblings, four are brothers, Paul, Vince, Matt, and Luke, and two are sisters, Stacie and Mary.

Married Life, Husband, Children

Kay Cannon is married to a comedy writer Eben Russell. The two tied knots on 1st January 2012 with a low key wedding ceremony in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kay Cannon and her husband Eben Russell on 19 December 2019 (Photo: Kay Cannon's Instagram)

The writer duo completed their ten years of togetherness and eight years of marriage in January 2020. 

Apart from being adorable couples, Kay and Eben are also parents of their baby daughter Leni Rose, born in October 2013. 

First Marriage, Divorce

Before getting married to her current-husband Eben Russell, Kay Cannon was married to actor and comedian, Jason Sudeikis. 

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Kay and Jason started dating from 1999, and five years later, in June 2004, they got married. 

However, her marriage with Jason could not last for long as they decided to separate in 2008, only after four years of wedding. Their divorce was officially finalized in  March of 2010. 

Interesting Facts About Kay Cannon

  • Kay Cannon owns a net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Networth. 
  • She along with Laverne McKinnon launched a production company named K&L Productions and aims to present underserved stories on the screen in both comedy and drama genre. 
  • She is a member of the Board of Directors of Steps Of Faith Foundation, a nonprofit public charity foundation that is dedicated to providing prosthetic care, hope, and comfort to amputees needing financial support.