Eben Russell Is Just As Successful As His Famous Wife Kay Cannon

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A writer and producer, Eben Russell is one of the leading names in the cosmos of entertainment, with his spectacular gift of scriptwriting.

Popularly known as the spouse of the writer and director Kay Cannon, Russell was born on November 2, 1976. A very private person with no socials except Twitter, Eben Russell has been actively working behind the scene to produce masterpieces.

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Kay Cannon’s Husband Eben Russell Is Behind ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

Yes!! You heard it right! The writer of the famous show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, a British-based international television game show franchise, is none other than Eben Russell. The amazing scriptwriter worked on the show’s 181 episodes from 2009-2010. He worked as the head writer for the show during the time and the show did very well. The success of the show gained the phenomenon writer Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 2006 and 2007 for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show.

Being with Eben Russell’s career in the entertainment biz, he has worked as a writer as well as producer. The marvelous writer’s writing career began with Celebrity Deathmatch in 2001. An American-Canadian stop-motion claymated series created by Eric Fogel for MTV, Russell worked as a contributing writer for two episodes, Slaughter and the City and Fandemonium III. The show was the beginning of Russell’s writing endeavors.

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Kay Cannon (left) and husband Eben Russell (right) celebrating their 11-year first date anniversary holding 11 finger in total together.
It’s been over 12 years of the first date between Eben Russell and his wife that you may know.

Photo Source: Kay Cannon, Instagram

After the show kickstarted the Scorpion’s career, he went on to work on Who Wants to Be Super Millionaire before working for the famous Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Russell worked on the show in 2014 and contributed to numerous episodes making the show more fun to watch.

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One of the popular works of the phenomenal writer is Last Man Standing, an American sitcom created by Jack Burditt for ABC, later airing on Fox, that ran from October 11, 2011, to May 20, 2021. The show’s success brought more light on Russell’s writing thus opening doors to many other opportunities. Working as head writer for three episodes and staff writer for six episodes from 2011-2012, the show has a very good rating of 7.5/10 in IMDb. All thanks to the impressive writing of Russell, the show could get a higher rating.

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Not just TV series, but Eben Russell has written scripts for award shows too. This has shown how versatile Russell is. Co-writer of The 2015 ESPY Awards, Eben has demonstrated exceptional writing abilities. The show falls under one of the best works of the screenwriter.

The writer’s recent popular work includes Alone Together which he created along with Esther Povitsky and Ben Aflalo. An American comedy series that follows two platonic best friends as they try to make a name for themselves in Los Angeles, the show premiered on January 10, 2018, on Freeform while its second season began airing on August 1, 2018. Russell did a quite good job as a co-creator and executive producer on the show.

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From a Writer to Producer, Eben Russell and His Wife Kay Cannon Are on the Equal Stand in the Biz

Not just an incredible and versatile writer, Eben Russell is also a producer similar to his wife Kay Cannon, who is best known for writing and producing the Pitch Perfect film series.

Russell’s first project was as an associate producer in the TV series Stump the Schwab, a sports trivia game show where contestants face off against a sports trivia master named “The Schwab”, named after the founder of the company Charles Schwab Corporation, in 2004. The popular quiz show’s success invigorated Eben to try as a producer, and from that point on, the 44-year-old hasn’t stopped.

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(L-R) Writer Eben Russell and executive producer/creator/showrunner Kay Cannon attend the premiere of Netflix's' 'Girlboss' at ArcLight Cinemas on April 17, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
The two have enjoyed comparable success individually.
Photo Credit: Barry King, Getty Images

Another successful production project of Russell has been the World Series of Pop Culture, a game show tournament where teams of three compete to see who knows the most about pop culture. The enthusiastic producer worked as a segment producer for the show from 2006 to 2007. The show’s huge success as per its rating of 9/10 in IMDb, which clearly shows Russell’s work quality as a producer too.

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Netflix’s comedy series Girl Boss, created by his wife Kay Cannon, was as well produced by Eben Russell. The power couple did a phenomenal job in the creation of the show as it has been liked by quite a number of young audiences. The series loosely based on the true story of Nasty Gal Founder and Sophia Amoruso shows how the protagonist discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. Eben Russell yet again did a fantastic job as a producer, alongside supporting his wife Kay in its creation.

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Not just the writer but Russell was the producer of the popular series Alone Together. The series can be considered the recent popular work of the multitalented screenwriter and producer which is bringing him into the limelight.

The Power Couple of Eben Russell and Kay Cannon Have Been in Love for Over a Decade Now

Husband of the popular screenwriter and creator of Cinderella [2021], Kay Cannon, the pair are Hollywood’s dynamic thriving “writer and producer couple”. After dating for nearly three years, Russell and Cannon finally got married on 1 January 2012. As Kay Cannon was processing divorce with her ex-husband Jason Sudeikis, the pair waited for the divorce finalization in March 2010, before they decide to tie the knot.

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Kay Cannon (right) with her daughter (left) and husband Eben Russell (back & up).
The family is as joyful as it can get.

Photo Source: Kay Cannon, Instagram

Russell and Cannon seem to have a very loving and stable relationship. Cannon can be seen posting several pictures every now and then of Russell with their 9-year-old daughter Evelyn Rose Russell. Her recent post featuring Eben was a video of him having fun with their daughter captioned, “Len trying to get Dada to say “jinx” w/ her so she can say “jinx” on him. 😂😂😂😂😂”. The happy family of three surely find time for each other amidst their busy life.

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Cannon has also publicly posted long stories about the precious small moments between the two appreciating Eben which has us heart-eyeing the couple’s relationship. Just as happy as the pair are seen in Kay’s posts, they should be just as happy in real life as well.

A Decade Worth of Earning: What Could Be Eben Russell’s Net Worth?

As lowkey as Eben Russell is, he has been successful in keeping almost all aspects of his life private despite the fact that he has a very famous wife. The Alone Together writer’s net worth hasn’t been disclosed, but there are estimations of how much it could be.

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Eben Russell's headshot, smiling.
Cannon wants to “start charging for headshots,” considering his rare social media and red carpet appearance.

Photo Source: Kay Cannon, Instagram

In regards to reports from Writers Guild of America by Glassdoor.com, a screenwriter’s base average pay is around $250,000 per year. If we are to evaluate the salary of an excellent A-grade screenwriter like Eben Russell, he may earn around $1 million a year from screenwriting alone for a single successful project.

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For his earnings as a producer, as per reports from ZipRecruiter, as a top earner, Russell may earn an estimated amount of $95,000 annually for his work as a producer.

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Without a doubt, the incredible screenwriter plus producer has garnered quite a sum of riches with his decade-long work in the field. So, the estimated net worth of Eben Russell is around $6 million.

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