If you are an ardent follower of the MTV series “Catfish” or have had the team help you discover the truth about your virtual relationship, then you are definitely familiar with the host and executive producer of the show, Nev Schulman. This young and dynamic American producer is also an actor, a TV host, and a photographer. He’s best known for his work in “Catfish.”
Nev Schulman was born in the city of dreams, New York City, on the 26th of September, 1984. His older brother, Ariel Schulman, is also an actor, producer, and director. He studied dance for five years and then decided to hone his photography skills. He then went on to study photography and dance for two years at Sarah Lawrence College before being expelled following an unfortunate incident in college.
In May 2016, Nev Schulman announced that he, along with his girlfriend, Laura Perlongo was expecting his first child. Soon the couple got engaged, and Laura gave birth to their first daughter Cleo in October of 2016. The couple got married on 22nd July 2017.
At the very young age of 19, Nev Schulman started a film and production company with his brother Ariel. He also maintained contact with his passion for photography and became involved with the ballet community in New York City, where he photographed dancers and their varied moves. He founded the Young Leadership Committee for the Youth Organization, “Leave out Violence.”
Nev Schulman has been a part of the “Catfish” documentary, as well as the television series. In the documentary, he essayed the main lead, which fell in love with a girl he met online only to find that the reality was far different from what he had perceived. In light of the growing cases of online scams in recent years, especially on dating platforms, Nev started a show based on the documentary he had starred in and titled it “Catfish: The TV Show.”
In the show, he introduces online partners in real life, thereby enabling them to find out the truth about one another. Nev has also written a book on a similar concept called “In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age.” The book was released in 2014 and delves into Nev’s personal experiences and observations, which he gathered during the filming of the “Catfish” show.
Awards and Achievements
Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo have won a Shorty Award for being Best in Parenting/Family. The newly-wed couple turned parents are advocating the cause of postpartum healthcare everywhere, starting with America. Their social media profiles show the chaotic as well as the hilarious side of being new parents. Other than this, Nev has unfortunately not won any other award, but with the kind of work he is doing, and the many more years he has ahead of him, we believe he has a lot of time to shine on.
Net Worth & Salary of Nev Schulman
Nev Schulman’s net worth is $800 thousand. He has earned this riches courtesy the “Catfish” documentary, TV series, book, and a lot of other things that keep him busy.
There’s not much known about Nev Schulman’s life, except that the “Catfish” documentary is based on his personal life, which he has successfully turned into a business. Nev himself believes, “Life experience is what defines our character, even if it means getting your heart broken or being lied to. You know you need the downs to appreciate the ups. Going on the adventure or taking that risk is important”. At the age of just 33, he has achieved a lot. We wish him luck for his future!