Michael Rapaport Wife & Family Life, Movies, Net Worth, & Facts!

Published Date: 09 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 31 Jan, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Michael David Rapaport, aka Michael Rapaport, is a famed American actor, director, podcast host, and comedian. In his illustrious career, Michael has been the part of over 60 Hollywood movies and TV shows.

Known best for his comic avatar, Michael Rapaport initiated his entertainment career in 1990. Since then, the promising actor has made his sound presence in front of global audiences. Besides, the actor has always been the center of attention through his relationship life and controversial stunts.

Michael Rapaport’s Bio, Family Background

Michael was born on 20 March 1970, in New York City, to a New York radio personality, June Brody and a radio executive, David Rapaport. He is of Polish and Russian descent and is a Jewish.

He shared the early childhood with his brother, Eric Rapaport and his half-sister, Claudia Lonow, from his father’s prior marriage. After Michael’s parents parted ways with one another, his mother married Mark Lonow, the co-owner of The Improv. Michael later moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan and grew up there.    

As of his educational background, Michael joined Erasmus Hall High School in the 1980s but got expelled later on. After the expulsion, he went to New York and completed his schooling from Martin Luther King High School.

Career In TV and Movies

While growing up in the upper side of Manhattan, Michael always aspired to become a stand –up comedian. In 1989, he left his home and went to Los Angeles, California to follow his dreams. Subsequently, he worked as standup comedian under his step dad’s company, The Improv( co-owned by Budd Friedman) for three years. Immediately, he gained exposure to the screen through the television show, China Beach in 1990.

Two years later, Michael appeared in his first movie named Zebra Head. After that, he only moved forward to work on various TV shows and movies. Some of his works include True Romance (1993), Higher Learning(1995), Metro(1997), Blue Sea (1999), Friends (1999),  The Girl’s life (2003), Hitch (2005), and Prison Break (2008-09)


Michael Rapaport making his appearance on popular sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S (Picture: Programme-Television)

In addition to that, Michael directed a documentary based on a hip-hop act called Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest in 2011. It was highly praised and won various awards and nominations. Besides, he appeared as Mike Wegman on an American animated sitcom, The Simpsons in 2019. He is currently working on the TV show, Atypical as the main character Doug Gardener. Besides, he hosts I Am Rapaport Stereo Podcast in CBS local radio network and also narrates WWE 365 series.

Net Worth & Earnings

Given his prolonged entertainment stints, Michael Rapaport has truly summoned a blistering lifestyle. Precisely, the acclaimed and versatile camera personality bags the hefty net worth of $12 Million.

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Bonus: Michael has received several awards in his career including Black Reel Awards, Los Angeles Film Festival Award, PGA Award, and Sao Paulo International Film Festival Award.

Uncanny Relationship Life: Divorced With Wife Nichole Beattle!

Though Michael Rapaport has been able to taste all flavors of professional success, his personal life has been way too shaky. Michael married writer and producer Nichole Beattle in 2000. Soon the couple was blessed with two sons: Julian Ali Rapaport and Maceo Shane Rapaport. However, the couple couldn’t keep their marriage vows for long as they parted ways in 2007.

Prior to that, Michael was in a relationship with American actress Lili Anne Taylor. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep that relationship to hold following a major controversy.


Michael Rapaport and his wife, Kebe Dunn are now married for four years (Picture Source: I Love Old School Music)  

As of now, Michael is leading a married life with his actress wife, Kebe Dunn. The two were in a relationship for long before officially tying the wedding knots in 2016.

Michael’s Controversial Moment!

Back in 1997, when Michael was in a relationship with his then-girlfriend, Lili Taylor, he was accused of harassment. Incredibly, the charge was put on by Lili itself.

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Following the charge with two counts of aggravated harassment, Michael admitted his misconduct in court and the court issued a protection order to keep him away from Lili.

Some Interesting Facts About Michael Rapaport

  • Michael is a huge sports lover. He follows NFL and is a big fan of New York Giants.
  • Michael Rapaport always idolized Eddie Murphy as a teen and he worked with him on the 1997 movie Metro.
  • Besides acting, Michael has done voice work for the video games including Grand Theft Auto III.
  • He appeared in NBA 2K19 as Coach Darren Stackhouse in 2018.
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