Jo Brand Husband, Children, Net Worth
- Husband/Spouse Bernie Bourke
- Lesbian No
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iamnotjobrand/?hl=en
- Hair Color Red
- Hair Short
- Height/ How Tall? 5 feet 3 inches (1.62 m)
- Education St Mary's Platt Primary School, Benenden Village Primary School, Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School
- College Bexhill College and Brunel University
- High School Hastings High School for Girls
- Net Worth $12 million
- Wedding Date 19th December 1997
- Date of Birth 23-07-1957
- Relationship Status Married
- Children/Kids 2
- Daughter/s Eliza Bourke and Maisie Bourke
- Brother/s 2
- Parents N/A
- Ethnicity/Race N/A
- Zodiac Sign Leo
- Profession Comedian, Writer, Presenter, Actor
- Birth Place Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom
- Nationality English
Jo Brand is one of the most recognized household names in the British comedy scene. She is a comedian with a dry sense of humor.
The London-native has gone through a lot of stages in her life - and by stages, it implies a lot of career paths. From mental health nursing to stand-up comedy to acting - she’s done it all!
But where is Jo now? Discover her background and her married life with her husband.
Jo Brand Husband
Is 40 too late to start a family? Well, it isn't for Jo Brand to have a husband.
Jo postponed her marriage plans until she was 40-years-old. And, when the comedian finally decided to get married, she found the right guy at not the most unexpected place, a comedy show. Jo was 38 when she met her future husband, Bernie, who is six years younger than her.
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She married Bernie Bourke, a psychiatric nurse, on 19th December 1997.
Jo Brand and her husband have a lot in common because Jo was a psychiatric nurse herself before going into the comic scene.
Jo Brand Children (Daughters)
Despite marrying at an older age, Jo has two daughters from her marital relationship with Bernie.
She had her first girl, Maisie Harriet, in March 2001, when she was 43. And, her second daughter Eliaz Mary was born in November, two years later.
J Brand's daughter, Maisie, turned 19 while her younger daughter is 17 years old. Both of Brand's daughters are vegetarian.
Jo said in a 2013 interview that she also has grandchildren. However, the details about her grandkids are not public yet.
How Old Is Jo Brand? Family Background
Standing at the height of a mere 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters), Jo Brand is a short woman who touched great heights in her life.
Born on 23rd July 1957, the 63-year-old actress comes from a chaotic family background. She was raised in a home where there was a fight almost every day. Her father had a short temper and scolded her for nearly everything. He even burned all her clothes one day.
Jo Brand at The World's Greatest Quiz in September 2018 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
Following such unrest in the family, her parents split up when she was 15 years old. At the time, Jo's elder brother was 17, while her younger brother was only 13.
Jo is possibly still in touch with her brothers, although she doesn't talk much about them in public.
Jo Brand Net Worth
Josephine Grace Brand, more commonly known as Jo Brand, is the most well-to-do among her siblings. She has an unexpectedly high net worth of $12 million.
Jo’s massive net worth can be correlated to her long and successful career in the show-biz. Throughout her professionally active years, she has gathered 14 credits as a writer and 17 more as an actress.
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In addition to her writing and acting credits, Jo also has 206 credits appearing as herself in various TV shows.
Setting aside her show-biz career, she is also a novelist as she has written 13 books to date.
Jo Brand TV Shows
Jo appeared in the BBC monologue show The Brain Drain in 1993 as a resident panelist. She then appeared in her own TV series, Jo Brand Through the Cakehole. Her other individual TV series include Jo Brand's Commercial Breakdown.
She also had a cameo role in an episode of Absolutely Fabulious (1994) and appeared in a spinoff from Hard Spell in 2004.
She made guest appearances on shows like Have I Got News For You and OI. She appeared in almost 34 episodes of the latter. In 2004, she was invited as a special episode of What Not to Wear, where Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall gave her a makeover.
After three years, she participated in the show Comic Relief Does The Apprentice as a contestant. Then, she was part of the Comic Relief series of The Great British Bake Off in 2013.
She has been presenting the Channel 5 series Jo Brand's Cats & Kittens since 2017, which is also available as Kitten Rescuers on Netflix.
Jo Brand's life and career had also been documented by the BBC television series Imagine, which was presented by Alan Yentob on 28 January 2019.
As for her net worth, she has accumulated around $12 million.