Mike Birbiglia Wife, Movies, Tour, Specials, and Comedian

Mike Birbiglia Biography

Mike Birbiglia is a well-known American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, and writer. He had his directorial debut Sleepwalk with Me in 2012. He is also a contributor to The Moth and This American Life. Birbiglia wrote, directed, and starred in Don’t Think Twice (2016) and had a recurring role in Orange Is the New Black, Billions, Girls, Inside Amy Schumer, and Broad City. In addition, he is the author of Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories.

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Mike Birbiglia’s Facts

Birthday: June 20, 1978
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA
Age:  45
Wife: Jen Stein since 2008
Daughter: Oona Birbiglia
Height: 5 ft 9 in or 1.75m


Mike Birbiglia was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States, to Vincent Paul Birbiglia, a doctor, and Mary Jean, a nurse. He is the youngest of four children and holds American nationality. He was raised Catholic and is partly of Italian descent. Mike has three older siblings: Joe, Gina, and Patti Birbiglia. At 56, Mike’s father Vincent suffered a heart attack, as did Vincent’s father.

Mike Birbiglia Wife

Birbiglia has been married to his wife Jen Stein since 2008. Jen is a poet whose work has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and on Broadway. Birbiglia and Jen have a daughter named Oona, who was born in 2015.

Mike Birbiglia Daughter

Birbiglia and his wife Jen are parents of a daughter, Oona Birbiglia born in 2015. Oona is nine years old as of 2024.


He attended St. John’s High School, an all-boys Catholic school in one year and then moved to St. Mark’s School where he graduated in 1996. Birbiglia then joined Georgetown University in Washington where he graduated with his degree in 2000. At the University, he was a member of the Georgetown Players Improv Troupe and served in a comedy club.


  • Going the Distance as Toby the Waiter in 2010.
  • Your Sister’s Sister as Al in 2011.
  • The Fault in Our Stars as Patrick in 2014.
  • Annie as Social services inspector in 2014.
  • Hot Pursuit as Steve in 2015.
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping as Blond CMZ Reporter in 2016.
  • Tramps as Scott in 2016.
  • The Guardian Brothers as The Health Inspector in 2017.
  • A Man Called Otto as Real Estate Agent in 2022.


He has an active website at birbigs.com where he uploads about himself, tour dates, new books, podcasts, videos, galleries, and advice. On the website, he has a lined-up list of the states that he is set to tour and where to purchase the tickets in 2024.

The Old Man And The Pool

The Old Man and the Pool is Birbiglia’s latest show, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. The special later opened on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The Old Man and the Pool premiered on Netflix on November 21, 2023. It is a candid one-man show about mortality, medical tests, nature’s pillows, and an overchlorinated YMCA pool.


  • Girls as Brian in 2012.
  • Inside Amy Schumer as Various from 2014 to 2015.
  • Broad City as Richard Miller in 2017.
  • Billions as Oscar Langstraat from 2018 to 2020.
  • The Shivering Truth as (voice) in 2020.
  • Human Resources as Barry (voice) in 2022.

Specials On Netflix

Birbiglia has three standup specials that have been featured on Netflix which include:
Thank God for Jokes in 2017.
The New One in 2019.
The Old Man & The Pool in 2023.

Comedian Mike Birbiglia

He began his comedy career after seeing comedian Steven Wright, who inspired him to begin writing jokes at age 16. Birbiglia’s sister helped him get an interview and became an intern on Conan O’Brien’s show. In 2000, he moved to New York and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2002. Moreover, he had his first story at the United States Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in 2003.

He then had a one-man show, Sleepwalk with Me, in 2008 that straddled stand-up comedy and theater at the Bleecker Street Theater. Birbiglia drew upon his early experience with improv in Don’t Think Twice in 2016 for his second film. On February 28, 2017, Netflix released Birbiglia’s comedy special, Thank God for Jokes.


He launched his YouTube channel on July 1, 2008. He uses his account to upload Working It Out podcast episodes, “What I Should Have Said Was Nothing” Special, popular videos, and create playlists. The account has 37.9 thousand subscribers with over 7 million views in 220 videos.


Birbiglia has shared that he has never appeared on Law and Oder.

The New One

The New One is his 2019 standup comedy special on Netflix. In his The New One show, he hits Broadway with a hilarious yet profound solo show that recounts his emotional and physical journey to parenthood.

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend is Birbiglia’s mounted second solo show that aired for four months. His show earned the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. Birbiglia took his show worldwide with tour dates in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It was also featured as the number-one stand-up special of 2013 by The Laugh Button, Vulture, Paste, and Laughspin.

Net Worth

Birbiglia has worked as a comedian, actor, writer, director, and producer since 1997 and from his success, he has attained a decent fortune of $4 Million.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is Mike Birbiglia’s Wife?

Birbiglia’s wife is Jen Stein who works as a poet.

Who Is Mike Birbiglia Married To?

He has been hitched to Jen Stein since 2008 and together they share a daughter Oona born in late 2015.

How Old Is Mike Birbiglia?

Birbiglia is 45 years old born on June 20, 1978, in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in the United States.

Where Does Mike Birbiglia Live?

He resides in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn along with his wife and daughter.

Where Is Mike Birbiglia From?

Birbiglia is a Shrewsbury, Massachusetts native.

Social Media Account

Twitter – @birbigs

Instagram – birbigs