Who is LeeAnn Kreischer?
LeeAnn Kreischer is an American actress, writer, and podcaster. She is the wife of stand-up comedian, reality television host, and actor Bert Kreischer. LeeAnn grew up in a small town in Georgia and met Kreischer when she was almost 30 years old. At the time, she was working as a writer. She initially did not think that their relationship would go anywhere. However, after they spent considerable time together for the first time, she was genuinely interested in him. They began dating soon after. In December 2003, they exchanged wedding vows. They presently reside in Los Angeles, California, along with their two daughters. She has the dubious honour of being one of the most frequent subjects of her husband’s comedic routines. She has made multiple appearances on his podcast, Bercast. She herself hosts a podcast called ‘Wife of the Party’ from her husband’s “man cave” in their house.
Childhood & Early Life
LeeAnn Kreischer was born LeeAnn Kemp on August 19, 1971, in Bowdon, Georgia. It is a small town located in Caroll County and had a population of 2,040 when the 2011 census was conducted. Little is known about her immediate family and childhood.
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At some point, LeeAnn relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her aspiration of becoming a writer in Hollywood. In 2002, she served as one of the writers on the teen comedy ‘My Biggest Fan’. Starring the members of the band Dream Street, the film revolves around teen heartthrob Chris Trousdale (playing himself), who gets into a situation where he has to hide in the house of his biggest fan. Trousdale was featured prominently in the film, while the other members of the band appear in the beginning and end of the film.
Besides LeeAnn, the writing team for the film included Michael Criscione, Michael Meyer, and Liz Sinclair. The filming was completed in 2002 but the movie could not be released as there was a dispute between the producers and parents of the boys. Dream Street broke up in 2002. Between late 2002 and early 2003, Trousdale did a lot of promotional work for the film during his concerts. ‘My Biggest Fan’ was released on May 18, 2005.
LeeAnn made her first and last appearance as an actress in the short film ‘Destiny Stalled’ (2000), portraying a nurse.
At present, she hosts her podcast, ‘Wife of the Party’. The title refers to Kreischer’s reputation as a partier, which he garnered during his college years. He attended the Florida State University, which topped The Princeton Review’s annual list of the top "party schools" in the United States. Later that year, Rolling Stone published a six-page article on him, dubbing him the “the top partier at the Number One Party School in the country”. The 2002 comedy film, ‘National Lampoon's Van Wilder’, was based on his exploits as an undergraduate.
While a significant portion of her husband’s comedy revolves around her, LeeAnn can entertain the audience on her own. She uses her husband’s “man cave” for her podcast and hosts some of the closest people to the family, such as friends and relatives, on it. They speak about a variety of things, from family, marriage, and kids to the big events dominating the news. In a January 2018 episode, she had Kreischer on the podcast. They spoke about one of the biggest matters circulating in the media at the time, the #MeToo movement and Aziz Ansari’s scandal. They also conversed on Kreischer’s friend Ari Shaffir, whose Twitter account was suspended after he threatened Kreischer. In the podcast, Kreischer defended his friend, stating that it was simply a friendly banter between two comedians.
Relationship with Bert Kreischer
LeeAnn does not particularly remember her first two meetings with Kreischer. They were both pursuing their respective dreams in Hollywood at the time. On their third meeting, which took place at a bowling centre, he clearly left an impression on her. She went on to ask her friend, and his roommate at the time, to give him her phone number. When he did not call for five days, she called the roommate to make some enquires. Kreischer apparently flirted with her at the bowling centre and she could not understand why he would not call her. As it turned out, he had never asked a girl out for a date prior to this and had no idea how to do it.
She convinced him to ask her out. He did and they have been together since. They married in December 2003. They have two daughters, Georgia and Ila. LeeAnn is highly active on Instagram and regularly posts photographs and videos from her personal life on the platform.
LeeAnn is conscious about giving back to her community. On her birthday, she established a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Facebook. She is also a conservationist and has planted a milkweed plant in her home to support the population of monarch butterflies in Los Angeles.