Who is Edi Patterson?
Born on September 19, 1974 in Texas City, Texas, USA, Edi Christine Patterson is an actress, best known for her role in the 2016 comedy series ‘Vice Principals’, playing the character of Mrs. Abott. She also stars in the show “The Righteous Gemstones” for which she is also a credited writer.
The Wealth of Edi Patterson
As of the beginning of 2020, Edi Patterson’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million earned through a successful acting career. She has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies during her career as she has been active in the profession since 1995 which includes doing voice acting.
Beginning of early life, education and career
Edi grew up in Texas and developed a passion for performing at a young age. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at Southern Texas University where she earned a degree in theater with a major in acting. The university would later change its name to Texas State University-San Marcos before settling on the name Texas State University. It is one of the largest universities in the state, with about 50 departments and schools.
While in college, she was part of an improv acting and theater troupe, which would help her develop her comedic skills.
This led her to do improv theater projects for some time, which she continued to do after college. She also acted in independent films, although she often paid very little or worked for free. Realizing she could get paid acting work, she moved to Los Angeles, where she “couch-surfed” at a friend’s house, staying there for about a month. The two friends later rented apartments close to each other.
In the mid-1990s, Patterson began her professional paid career with mostly voice acting projects, working on films such as “City Hunter” and “Legend of Crystania”, a film adaptation of the well-known Japanese franchise.
She also spoke for the video game “Variable Geo”, and the anime adaptation of “Tekken” called “Tekken: The Motion Picture”. In 2001, she landed her first live-action role as a guest on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” which led to more projects.
She continued to do independent film work and then had a stint as a guest writer for “Saturday Night Live”, which lasted about two weeks. The job proved pivotal in her next big project, becoming a writer and star of the comedy sketch series “The Underground” in 2006. The show aired on Showtime and starred Damon Wayans, who often portrays taboo subjects in a comedic way. way.
After her role on the show, which ran for 11 episodes, she continued to play small roles on television, including appearances in “Unhitched” and “Young Person’s Guide to History”. She also appeared in the comedy movie “Jesus People: The Movie” which spawned from the short movie with the same name.
A regular guest and small film roles
In 2011, Edi began landing guest or small roles in more popular projects, such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Weeds”, “The Exes” and “Pair of Kings”. She took on more projects and was eventually cast in the comedy film “Thanks”, playing a character with the same name as herself – the film starred Paul Dooley and was screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
After a voice role in “Mars Needs Moms”, she made cameo appearances in “2 Broke Girls” and “Californication”.
In 2014, she landed one of her most notable roles when she was cast as Veronica in the series ‘Partners’. The show follows two lawyers played by Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer, who developed an unusual partnership after meeting. The show only lasted one season, with the creature cancelled by FX because no renewal was requested after the first episodes. The following year she played the role of Peters in the monster movie “Hellen Keller vs. Nightwolves”. She also had a four-episode role in “Black-ish”, and played the role of Courtney Baynes in “Mike Tyson Mysteries”.
In 2015, Patterson found regular work, voicing numerous characters for the show “We Bare Bears”. Created by Daniel Chong, it follows three siblings, bears of different origins, a grizzly bear, a panda, and a polar bear. The show originated as a comic strip and has since gained international acclaim and runs for about four seasons. While working on the show, she also landed a regular role in “Vice Principals” which helped her rise even further. The show starring Danny McBride aired on HBO, and completed his story within two seasons, following the story of Vice Presidents striving for the main position.
In 2019, she landed one of her biggest movie roles as the character Fran in “Knives Out”. Received the movie critical acclaim on many fronts, even winning three nominations at the Golden Globe Awards. The film also became a commercial success and work is underway on a possible franchise centering on the character played by Daniel Craig. One of her latest projects is the show “The Righteous Gemstones”, in which she reunites with Danny McBride in the comedy about a family of televangelists; Patterson has been praised for her work on the show thus far, describing it as mind-blowing.
Edi met actor Daniel J. O’Connor at a workshop at the Hideout Theater – O’Connor was one of the teachers. The two started a relationship and got married in 2003. He is known for his work as a producer of several animated shows such as the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise and the “Madagascar” franchise. The two have maintained a relatively personal relationship and do not attract media attention. The couple have no children, and Edi has not indicated that she wants children, although they have been together for nearly two decades.