Kay Cannon is a versatile American actress, producer, director and screenwriter who has written and produced the popular film series Pitch Perfect (2012–2017). She has directed the comedy film Blockers (2018) and written and produced the NBC hit comedy series 30 Rock, FOX comedy series New Girl, and Netflix drama series Girlboss.
Kay Cannon was born on August 22, 1974, in Illinois, United States, to father John M. Cannon and mother Rosemary Cannon. She is the fifth of seven children of her parents. She has four brothers namely Luke Cannon, Vince Cannon, Matt Cannon and Paul Cannon and two sisters namely Stacie Cannon and Mary Cannon.
Cannon belongs to American nationality and white ethnicity. She stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches and her weight of 54 kg. She got brown eyes and brown hair. She has a US shoe size of 9.
Talking about her educational background, Cannon completed her graduation from Reed-Custer High School in Braidwood, Illinois. She has also attended Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, from where she received BA in Theatre and MA in Education degrees.
Cannon learned acting at numerous theaters including The Second City, ComedySportz and ImprovOlympic. She has performed for theaters including Boom Chicago and The Second City, ImprovOlympic and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
In 2013, she appeared in the independent film The Little Tin Man. She then guest-appeared on NBC's 30 Rock, New Girl, and Cristela. In 2015, Cannon wrote and produced the comedy-drama film Pitch Perfect starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow. She is also the writer and producer of Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). Moreover, Cannon has appeared in the 2016 comedy film How to Be Single alongside Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson (Alexander Bauer's half-sister).
Cannon is the writer of the NBC comedy series 30 Rock for which she received three Writers Guild of America Awards for Best Comedic Series and a Peabody Award. She has also co-produced the feature film, Baby Mama (2008). Cannon has also directed the 2018 comedy Blockers.
Kay Cannon is a married woman. The 47-year-old film personality has been married to comedy screenwriter Eben Russell. The couple tied the knot on New year 2012 in a lavish wedding ceremony. One year later in October 2013, Cannon and Russell welcomed their first child, daughter Evelyn Rose Russell.
Russell is not Cannon's first husband but she was previously also married to American comedian Jason Sudeikis. The former couple walked down the aisle on June 26, 2004.
After four years of marital relationship, they parted ways in 2008, eventually getting a divorce in 2010. Sudeikis then started dating and got engaged with a new girlfriend Olivia Wilde but they later also broke up.
Kay Cannon has made a good amount of money throughout her career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cannon has a total net worth of $10 million. She produced Pitch Perfect on a budget of $17 million and the film had a box office collection of 1$15.4 million.
Similarly, her films Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3 had box office collections of $287.5 million and $185.4 million respectively.