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Paula Poundstone Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Children

Paula Poundstone Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 60 kg
Date of Birth December 29, 1959
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Blue

Paula Poundstone is an American stand-up comedian, author, actor, interviewer, voiceover artist, and commentator. Over the course of her career, she has been a part of a variety of projects which include the likes of The Paula Poundstone ShowInside Out, Late Night with David Letterman, When Stand Up Stood Out, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Home MoviesMajor Crimes, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Why We Laugh: Funny Women, Summer Camp IslandThe Fungies!Bravo’s Funny Girls – Paula Poundstone: Look What the Cat Dragged In, Hyperspace3 Still Standing, By Any Means Necessary, The Merv Griffin ShowAn Evening at the Improv, Comic Relief III, Comic Relief V, Comic Relief VIComic Relief VIIComic Relief 8, Bring Back LaughsIt’s Garry Shandling’s Show, The Comedy Club, Not Necessarily the NewsNo Brainer, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, PoisonReasonable DoubtsOne Night Stand, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, Hercules, CybillBy Any Means Necessary, Science CourtPaula Poundstone Goes to HarvardJust for Laughs, WisecracksWait Wait Don’t Tell Me Live!The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Rosie O’Donnell Show, and Paula Poundstone: Cats, Cops and Stuff.

Born Name

Paula Ann Poundstone

Nick Name


Paula Poundstone as seen during an event in 2008
Paula Poundstone as seen during an event in 2008 (Philkon Phil Konstantin / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Huntsville, Alabama, United States





Paula Poundstone studied at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, a public regional high school located in Sudbury, Massachusetts.


Stand-up Comedian, Author, Actor, Interviewer, Voiceover Artist, Commentator


  • Father – Jack Poundstone (Engineer)
  • Mother – Vera Poundstone (Housewife)


Paula Poundstone has been signed with Independent Artist Group, Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States.


Standup Comedy, Television, Radio, Print, Internet


Standup, Improvisational Comedy, Crowd Work, Voice Acting, Commentator, Interviewer

Net Worth

According to, she has a net worth of $2 Million as of 2023.



Paula Poundstone as seen at a book signing in 2007
Paula Poundstone as seen at a book signing in 2007 (Anna Creech / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)


5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


60 kg or 132 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Note – Paula Poundstone started serving as a foster parent in the 1990s and has fostered 8 children. She eventually adopted two daughters named Tashia and Allison (b. 1991) and a son named Thomas (b. 1993) in 1997.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Wears suits and ties
  • Usually sports short hair

Brand Endorsements

Paula Poundstone has been cast in TV commercials for –

  • Discover credit cards (1997)
  • Coverna Direct Insurance (1999)
  • Norm’s (voice) (2007)



Paula Poundstone as seen while enjoying an icecream in 2013
Paula Poundstone as seen while enjoying an icecream in 2013 (Lilliebelle / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

Paula Poundstone Facts

  1. She was around a month old when her family shifted to Sudbury, Massachusetts.
  2. Growing up, she herself was a foster child.
  3. In 1979, she began doing stand-up comedy at open-mic nights in Boston.
  4. Along with Chris Elliott, Alan Marx, and Robert Bloodworth, Paula Poundstone co-starred as Karen (an employee at a local transmission repair shop) in the 1984 3D science fiction comedy film Hyperspace (also known as Gremloids).
  5. From 1997 to 1999, she was the voice of Judge Stone in the educational entertainment animation/non-traditional court show Science Court.
  6. Paula Poundstone was charged with felony child endangerment in October 2001 in connection with driving while intoxicated with her children in the car. In addition to that, she was also charged with three counts of lewd acts upon a girl younger than 14 and the charge involved inappropriate touching of a 12-year-old girl. Subsequently, she was barred from taking in foster children again, sentenced to 5 years of probation and 6 months in rehabilitation, and was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service, attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and a child abuse program, as well as receive random drug and alcohol tests.
  7. She provided vocals to the character of Forgetter Paula in the animated film Inside Out in 2015. The film stars the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, and others.
  8. In 2019, Poundstone voiced the character of Paulette in the animated adventure fantasy comedy television series Summer Camp Island.

Featured Image by Philkon Phil Konstantin / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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