Fortune Feimster is a talented American comedian, writer, and actress from North Carolina. The multi-talented personality is best known for taking over the role of Colette on The Mindy Project (2015–2017). The openly lesbian Feimster also competed on Last Comic Standing in 2010.

Real Name and Wiki Bio

Fortune Feimster was born Emily Fortune Feimster to her parents Mike and Ginger Feimster, on July 1, 1980. The 41-years-old actress is the youngest of three, and her sibling-brothers are Price and Jay. Additionally, her name Fortune was taken from her maternal great-grandmother’s maiden name.

The actor is originally from Charlotte but grew up in Belmont, North Carolina, where she attended Belmont Central Elementary School and Belmont Junior High. And she graduated from South Point High School in 1998. She later attended several other institutions gaining experience.

Feimster spent a year in Spain and in 2003, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a personal assistant to Procter and comedy. And for seven years, she wrote for an entertainment blog. She entered The Groundlings Theatre, learning improv and sketch comedy in 2005. After four years, the comedian was appointed to join the Groundlings’ Sunday Company.

Insights On Her Career And Filmography

Firstly, Feimster became known as a writer and panelist on E’s hit show Chelsea. She was portrayed as a series regular on The Mindy Project for Hulu and Champions for NBC. She made her acting debut in 2009 by appearing in the short movie INST MSGS (Instant Messages)Chelsea’s cast got more recognition after portraying in the 2 Broke Girls in 2014.

Likewise, she has had many guest appearances on TV shows such as Workaholics, Glee, Dear White People, Claws, and Tales of the City. She also appeared in recurring roles on Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q and CBS’s Life In Pieces. When the actress is not engaged in an acting career, she tours the world doing standup. She also released a one-hour special on Netflix called Sweet & Salty, nominated for a Critics Choice Award.

Furthermore, Feimster has performed in numerous stages and done late-night TV sets on Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Apart from that, she is also a writer, and her credits are No Toddlerance, This Is Not Happening, Chelsea Lately, Funny as Hell, Hot Girl Walks By, etc. In 2017, she served as an executive producer of the tv series The Standups.

The comedian also hosts her podcast Sincerely Fortune and has appeared in other podcasts including The Margaret ChoAnna Faris is UnqualifiedLovett or Leave ItThe Joe Rogan ExperienceYour Mom’s House PodcastQueery, and so on. On March 2, 2020, she appeared in the episode of The Sporkful You Can’t Hate Yourself Constantly.

Sexuality: Who Is She Married To?

Feimster is lesbian (like Chloe Lukasiak and Indya Moore) and came out of the closet in 2005, aged 25. And the comedian began dating Jacquelyn Smith, a kindergarten teacher, in 2016. The couple engaged in early 2018. They exchanged the vows in a small ceremony on October 23, 2020. Now, the pair owns homes in Los Angeles and Belmont, North Carolina. Additionally, Smith’s family is from Michigan.

Fortune and her wife, Jacquelyn Smith
Source: Instagram @fortunefeimster

The Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty star proposed to Smith in January 2018 during a romantic trip to Big Sur, California. In an interview, Feimster also admitted that the U.S. Supreme Court discussions on same-sex marriage played a significant part in her desiring to get married.

How Rich Is Feimster? Net Worth Explored

Fortune Feimster’s net worth is $2 million, earned predominantly from her acting and comedy work. In addition to her massive social media following, Fortune brings money from sponsorship. The Influencer Marketing Hub reports, she makes around $2,297.25 – $3,828.75 per post on Instagram.

The main source of her income comes from her work in movies. And the average salary of an American actor typically falls between $48,301 and $71,501. So, Feimster might be making it over as she is also a comedian. Additionally, she and her partner own homes in different places. A source said the media home in Los Angeles cost $883,400.

Furthermore, 2 Broke Girls star has brought home a fruitful sum of money from working in various movies, including iCarly, which had a budget of $132,000,000 and collected around $405.7 million. Also, she appeared in Glee budgeted $3.8 million.