Al Franken (Senator) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Al Franken

Full NameAlan Stuart Franken
ProfessionPolitician, Writer, Comedian
Political PartyDemocratic
Political Journey2008: First elected to the Senate.
2014: Re-elected to the Senate.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 170 cm
in meters - 1.70 m
in feet inches - 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 70 kg
in Pounds - 154 lbs
Eye ColorGray
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthMay 21, 1951
Age (as in 2017)66 Years
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
SignatureAl Franken signature
HometownSt. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA
SchoolThe Blake School, Minneapolis
College/UniversityHarvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
FamilyFather- Joseph Franken (Printing salesman)
Mother- Phoebe Franken (Real estate agent)
Al Franken with his parents
Brother- Owen Franken (Photojournalist)
Al Franken with his brother
Sister- N/A
Ethnicity/RaceGermans, Belarusians, Russian
HobbiesReading, Writing, Sketching, Listening to music
ControversiesOn November 16, 2017, at the press conference, Leeann Tweeden accused Al Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Though Franken apologized for it, she said he could have apologized earlier.
Leeann Tweeden and Senator Al Franken
Favorite Things
Favorite FilmsFargo, Election, Dr. Strangelove, About a Boy
Favorite Rock BandGrateful Dead
Favorite BooksFiasco by Tom E. Ricks, Bright Shining Lie by Neal Sheehan, The Assassins’ Gate by George Packer, The Penrod series by Booth Tarkington
Favorite Quotes"The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better."

"There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America."
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsFranni Bryson
Wife/SpouseFranni Bryson (m. 1975 - present)
Al Franken with his wife and children
Marriage DateYear 1975
ChildrenSon- Joe Franken
Daughter- Thomasin Franken
Net Worth$9 million

Al Franken

Some Lesser Known Facts About Al Franken

  • Does Al Franken smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Al Franken drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Franken’s comic talent was first seen on the comedy sketch program, ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL). He wrote and performed on SNL from 1975 to 1980, and from 1985 to 1995, he served as a co-producer.
  • His impeccable political satires earned him an opportunity to join President Reagan on his campaign bus in 1976, where he did parodies of Democratic and Republican leaders.
  • He started dating his wife Franni in 1969, and after a courtship of 6 years, the married in 1975. Al Franken in younger days
  • In 1992, he wrote his first book “I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!” Al Franken - Im Good Enough, Im Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!
  • In 2004, he became a part of liberal talk-radio station Air America and did a show, named ‘The O’Franken Factor.’
  • In 2007, he left Air America to fulfill his political ambitions.
  • He was part of 7 USO tours, where he visited and performed for the US troops in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Kuwait.
  • In November 2017, at the press conference, she accused the Democratic Senator Al Franken of forcibly kissing her in 2006 during a rehearsal for a skit during a USO Tour in Afghanistan.

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