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Tig Notaro: Bio, family, net worth

Tig Notaro: Bio, family, net worth

Last updated on: December 28, 2022

Tig Notaro is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She is best known for her work in movies and TV shows like One Mississippi, Instant Family, Army of the Dead, and Star Trek: Discovery.

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Tig Notaro Biography

Childhood and School life

Notaro is the daughter of Mathilde “Susie” O’Callaghan and Pat Notaro, and she was born in Jackson, Mississippi. New Orleans is where her mom was born. Notaro spent his formative years up until entering kindergarten in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Later, she and her family relocated to the Houston suburb of Spring. Her brother Renaud Notaro is a radio talk show host and is a year older than she is. Her older brother gave her the nickname “Tig” when she was just two years old.

New Orleans Mayor John Fitzpatrick was Notaro’s great-great-grandfather on his mother’s side. He served from 1892 to 1896. By participating in the fifth season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Notaro learned that she is a distant cousin of Gloria Steinem.

She expressed her dislike of formal education in a recent interview with Mother Jones. After Notaro dropped out of high school due to his poor academic performance, he received a third failing grade. Notaro earned her GED in 1990 while residing in the Lone Star State.


Notaro, a lifelong music lover, uprooted to Colorado’s Denver to pursue a career in the field. In the middle of the 1990s, she started her own promotion company called Tignation and began working as a band manager.

In the late ’90s, Notaro tried stand-up for the first time in Los Angeles, after moving there to pursue a career promoting bands. Since then, Notaro has made appearances as a lesbian police officer on both Comedy Central Presents and The Sarah Silverman Program. Writing partner Kyle Dunnigan and she works together frequently. She shared hosting duties on the podcast Professor Blastoff with Dunnigan and David Huntsberger from May 2011 to July 2015.

Good One was her first album of stand-up comedy, and it was released in 2011. The stand-up routine she did after learning she had breast cancer was recorded for her 2012 album Live.

Notaro made appearances on Conan in 2012 and on a live episode of This American Life in May of that year, which aired in theatres across the country and on the radio after being edited. She gave a monologue in which she recalled running into Taylor Dayne several times and always greeting her with, “I apologize for interrupting, but there’s something I need to share with you. Your voice is beautiful.” Not long after finishing her monologue, Dayne came out of nowhere and sang “I’ll Always Love You” to Notaro. She had a role in the making of the Comedy Central special Inside Amy Schumer, starring Schumer’s fellow comedian friend Amy Schumer. In June of 2012, Notaro released Clown Service, a series she created and starred in and was funded by Kickstarter.

I’m Just a Person, Notaro’s memoir, was published by HarperCollins imprint Ecco, and Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, a documentary about her life, was made for Showtime and chronicles her stand-up tour after she recovered from cancer.

A Netflix film titled Tig, which follows Notaro and her fiancee Stephanie Allynne as they try to start a family, premiered that same year (July 2015). In the end credits, you can hear “Words,” a song by Sharon Van Etten that was written as a tribute to Notaro.

One Mississippi is a semi-autobiographical TV pilot that Notaro co-wrote, produced, and starred in for Amazon Video in November of 2015. Within a month, Amazon had ordered a full season of the show (6 episodes). On the show, Notaro’s character goes back to her native Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, after her mother dies suddenly.

In 2015, HBO released Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, her first stand-up comedy special. Bentzen Ball Records, the same label that released Aparna Nancherla’s Just Putting It Out There, released her third studio album in 2016.

Notaro was cast as U.S.S. Hiawatha Chief Engineer Jett Reno in April 2018, and he is set to appear in the upcoming second season of Star Trek: Discovery.

On May 22, 2018, Netflix debuted Happy to Be Here, Notaro’s second one-hour special.

Following allegations of sexual misconduct against Chris D’Elia, Notaro was digitally inserted into Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead as a replacement for D’Elia.

Regarding her comedic method (and whether or not she identifies as a dark comedian): “If I find something funny, I’ll do it. I will engage in shady activity. Any task, no matter how menial, can be accomplished by me and my sock puppet or stool. I have no idea who I might become at this point in time.” In light of her cancer diagnosis, Notaro has moved away from “darker” comedy and toward “personal” comedy. She used to be cold and unfeeling, but now she thinks deeply about her past.

In the fall of 2016, she was featured in a “stand-in” video for Australian singer Sia’s “Diamonds” performance on her Nostalgic for the Present tour.

Marriage Life

On the set of In a World…, where they both worked, Notaro and her now-wife Stephanie Allynne first crossed paths. In 2015, they got engaged on January 1 and were married on October 24. Allynne’s eggs were used in a surrogacy arrangement that resulted in twin sons born in 2016.


On July 30, 2012, Notaro was informed that she had cancer in both breasts. On August 3, she addressed her cancer diagnosis and other personal difficulties during her live stage show at Largo in Los Angeles. Many comedians have praised her set, calling it “instantly legendary.”

The next day, comedian Louis C.K. called Notaro, telling her he wanted to release the audio of the show.

She was uncomfortable with the idea at first but decided the material could help people, so she agreed. In October of that same year, C.K. posted downloadable audio of the performance to his site with the title Life. Later, Notaro put the recording (and booklet) up for sale on iTunes. Notaro was surprised when Live outsold Kiss’s newly released Monster album in its first week. When she was younger, she was a huge fan of the band.

As a result, Notaro underwent a double mastectomy without undergoing reconstructive surgery; she rejected chemotherapy but elected to keep taking hormone blockers.

Notaro performed a set at Town Hall in New York City without a top in November 2014 for the New York Comedy Festival.

Using their own words, the New York Times said of it: “She bared her wounds to the crowd, and then with a little bit of showmanship, you forgot they were even there. It was a bold claim, even motivational, about overcoming adversity, but it was delivered in the playful tone of a dare.”

Notaro was hospitalized and needed surgery for a cyst after a performance in Philadelphia in November 2014.

In 2017, Notaro made the decision to switch to a vegan diet, which she says was responsible for ending the chronic pain she’d been experiencing since her cancer diagnosis. Later on, she decided to further her education and become certified in plant-based nutrition.


Full Name

Mathilde “Tig” O’ Callaghan Notaro




Actress, Writer, Comedian



Film – The Tig Series (2009)

TV Show – Movies at our House (2004)

Album – Good one (2012)

Best Known for

For her deadpan comedy.

Personal life

Date of Birth

March 24, 1971


51 years

Zodiac sign




Birth Place

Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America


Texas, Jackson

School / College / University

Cypress Creek High School



Race / Ethnicity


Food Habits



Writing, telling jokes, reading.

Physical Stats & More


  • In feet – 5′ 5″
  • In Centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m


  • In kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest Size: unknown
  • Biceps Size: unknown
  • Waist Size: unknown

Shoe size

8 (US)

Eye color


Hair color

Dark Brown



Stephanie Allynne (2015-Present)

Tig Notaro with wife Stephanie Allynne


Lauric Cusack

Tig Notaro's father Lauric Cusack


Mathilde Cusack

Tig Notaro's parents


Renaud Notaro (Older Brother)


Finn Notaro (June 26, 2016)

Max Notaro (June 26, 2016)

Tig Notaro with twin kids Finn and Max

Relationship & More

Marital Status

Married to Stephanie Allynne

Marriage Date

October 24, 2015

Affairs or dating history

Stephanie Allynne (2015-Present)

Tig Notaro with wife Stephanie Allynne image

Favorite Things


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Money Factor

Net Worth

$5 million.

Source of Income – Acting

Car collection

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