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Jen Stein

Yasmine Published On Wed May 27 2020   Modified On Wed May 27 2020
Jen Stein

Facts of Jen Stein

Full NameJen Stein
First NameJen
Last NameStein
Other NameJ. Hope Stein
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMike Birbiglia
No Of Children1
Married DateJuly 7,2007


    Body and Relation Status of Jen Stein

    What is Jen Stein marital status ?Married
    How many children does Jen Stein have ?1
    Who is Jen Stein married with?Mike Birbiglia
    When was Jen Stein married?2007

    Who Is Jen Stein?

    Jen Stein is a American poet who goes by the pen name J. Hope Stein. She came into prominence when her husband Mike Birbiglia included her poems in his Netflix special The New One.

    Jen Stein (First from Left) with her husband (Third from Left) at the opening night of the Netflix Special, 'The New One'.
    Photo Source: Mike Birbiglia Instagram

    Viewers found her poetry very relatable and heartwarming. Soon for many, her poems became the highlight of the special.

    Jen Stein and Mike Birbiglia Had City Hall Wedding

    Jen Stein and her husband Mike Birbiglia have many things in common. Both are writers, have sense of humor and do things they enjoy and feel comfortable with. However, when it came to marriage they had very different views.

    The comedian did not and still does not believe in the concept of marriage and was not willing to tie the knot. However, for the love of Stein, he went along with the wedding.

    The couple exchanged vows in a city hall on July 7, 2007. Their families were hoping for a fancy wedding but the couple settled on a city Hall wedding because they felt more comfortable that way.

    Jen Stein Is the Mother of Oona Birbiglia

    After marriage, Jen wanted to start a family and became a mother. However, Mike was reluctant. Nonetheless, she persisted on the idea and thus after nearly eight years of marriage, the pair welcomed a daughter, Oona Birbiglia on May 2015. 

    Jen Stein with husband and daughter Oona Birbiglia.
    Photo Source: Zimbio

    Birbiglia's new comedy special The New One is mostly about the comedian's reluctant journey to fatherhood.

    Jen Stein Is a Poet, Author and Editor

    Jen started writing poems by the pen name J. Hope Stein when her former boyfriend died. At that time, she was overwhelmed with grief, regret, guilt and self-loathing and thus wanted to put it out with writing. 

    Stein continued poetry even after the grief period was over. However, she always kept her writing as a side project and worked in an office for a living. Infact, only a few people knew she was a poet.

    Jen Stein new Chapbook: Little Astronaut.
    Photo Source: All Arts

    After getting married to Mike, she mostly focused on writing after encouragement from her husband. As of now, she's written five chapbooks of poetry; namely Talking Doll, Mary, Corner Office, 'Occasionally, I Remove Your Brain Through Your Nose', and Little Astronaut.

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    She also wrote a book The Inventor’s Last Breath, and made a short film based on it. Also, she is currently working in another book. In addition to that, she is the editor of and the author of the poetry/humor site

    Jen Stein's Net Worth

    Jen Stein is working as a poet for a long time, but has published them mostly on her websites. Thus, her earnings were mostly dependent on the popularity of her blog. As of 2020, her net worth is $200,000.

    Jen Stein's Husband is a Millionaire.
    Photo Source: Zimbio

    On the other hand, Stein's husband is a successful comedian, actor and filmmaker. His net worth is $4 million.

    Jen Stein: Quick Facts

    • Stein is Jewish.
    • Lena Dunham and John Mulaney are big fans of her work.
    • Her parents divorced when she was two.
    • Her mother was a successful music publisher.
    • Stein had office job for ten years.
    • She is sister-in law to writer Joe Birbiglia.

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