Who is Aziz Ansari and what is his net worth 2018? Aziz Ansari is an actor who is best known for portraying the role of “Tom Haverford” in the television series ‘Parks and Recreation’ on NBC. He is also a filmmaker and comedian. He is the star, writer, and creator of the series ‘Master of None’ on Netflix. He started his career as a stand-up comedian in New York City. Ansari has also appeared in many films like ‘30 Minutes or Less’, ‘Observe and Report’, ‘I Love You, Man’, and ‘Funny People’. In 2015, he released his book entitled ‘Modern Romance: An Investigation’.
Aziz Ansari was born on February 23, 1983, in Columbia, South Carolina. He was born to a Tamil Muslim family who hailed from Tamil Nadu in India. He was raised in Bennettsville, South Carolina and was born to parents Shoukath, a gastroenterologist, and Fatima, a medical office worker. Ansari first went to Marlboro Academy and then attended South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. He completed his graduation with a major in marketing from New York University Stern School of Business. Both his parents have appeared in the series ‘Master of None’ in season 1 and 2.
In 2014, Aziz Ansari was dating Courtney McBroom, the professional chef. He has identified himself as a feminist. He grew up in a Muslim family with his parents although he has described himself as ‘not religious’. He is a foodie and has formed a food club with Jason Woliner and Eric Wareheim. He has a brother Aniz Adam Ansari who has co-written an episode of Master of None.
Aziz Ansari began his career by performing stand-up comedy in various places including Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. In 2005, he started to make short films by collaborating with Jason Woliner, Paul Scheer, and Rob Huebel. They created the series Shutterbugs and Illusionators. In 2007, he became the co-creator, executive producer, and writer of ‘Human Giant’.
In 2008, it was announced that he would be a part of the series ‘The Office’ on NBC. A year later, he became a cast of the show ‘Parks and Recreation’. It was a successful show and he went on to appear in it till 2015. He then went to appear in ‘Reno 911!’, and ‘Scrubs’. In 2012, Ansari led his voice as Darryl in the series ‘Bob’s Burgers’. He has also lent his voice to the animated film ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ and ‘Epic’.
He has made appearances in various television series like Wander Over Yonder, The League, Adventure Time, and Kroll Show. He then became the creator, writer, and actor of the Netflix series ‘Master of None’. In 2016, Ansari lent his voice in Animals. In 2017, he appeared as the host in an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’.
In 2014, Aziz Ansari won the Variety Power of Comedy Award. In 2015, he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award. He has also won the 2016 Peabody Award and the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award. Ansari has been nominated for various other awards like Teen Choice Award, NAACP Image Award, American Comedy Award, and Golden Globe Award.
Aziz Ansari Net Worth
Aziz Ansari started his career as a stand-up comedian. He has then gone on to appear in many films and television shows. He is also a voice actor. Aziz Ansari’s net worth is an estimated $20 million. He inherited his wealth from his acting career. Part of this wealth also comes by becoming the executive producer and writer of Human Giant, and Master of None.
He has appeared in a total of 121 episodes of ‘Parks and Recreation’. Ansari has also appeared in the TV specials Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, Dangerously Delicious, Live at Madison Square Garden, and The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco. In 2011, he appeared in the music video “Otis” by Kanye West and Jay Z. He is also a writer and released his first book in 2015.
Many sources have described Aziz Ansari to be an Atheist. He maintains a close friendship with comedian Harris Wittels, with whom he has worked frequently. In 2013, he performed in Boston, Massachusetts for the victims of Boston Marathon bombings.