Simon Helberg Married Life, Wife, Children, Bio, Wiki and Net Worth

Simon Maxwell Helberg is commonly known by the name of  Simon Helberg and is an actor, comedian, and musician based in America. Helberg is very well known for his role of  Howard Joel Wolowitz in ‘Big Bang Theory‘ which is a CBS comedy series.  Howard Joel Wolowitz is an Aerospace Engineer and is friends with other characters of the series,  Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter, and Raj Koothrappali. Helberg has even won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for his portrayal of Howard in 2013.

Early Life

Simon Maxwell Helberg was born in Los Angeles, United States of America, on 9th December of 1980. He was born to father  Sandy Helberg who is an actor and mother Harriet Helberg who is a casting director. Simon Maxwell Helberg is a Jewish.

Simon Helberg Young


Simon Maxwell Helberg graduated his high school from Crossroads School which lies in Santa Monica, California. He joined the  Tisch School of the Arts of  New York University later on and in the University, he trained at ‘ Atlantic Theater Company’.

Jason Ritter was his roommate at the  New York University and they also attended Crossroads School together.

Early Career

Before becoming an actor, Helberg performed comedy with  Derek Waters. They were called the sketchy duo. Later the pair created a web series called ‘Derek & Simon: The Show’ with comedian Bob Odenkirk. The pair also starred in the series which was created for  Super Deluxe which is a comedy website.

Career as an Actor

Later in 2005, the Helberg and Waters made two short films which had a deal with HBO. The two films are ‘Derek & Simon: The Pity Card’ and ‘Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette’.

Helberg joined the cast of MAD TV in 2002 marking his earliest TV jobs.  In the same year, he also made an appearance in Van Wilder which is a feature film. He played the role of a geeky student in the film. Helberg also played a minor role in movie Old School in the year 2003.

In 2004, he had a role in 2 episodes of  Reno 911! and a small role in an episode of  Quintuplets and in the same year, he also made an appearance in ‘ A Cinderella Story‘.

In 2005, he also played the role of a minor character (Simon) in  ‘Good Night, and Good Luck‘. Until 2006, Helberg was playing many minor roles in movies and television series like  Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,  Arrested Development, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2006, he was even seen in a TV commercial of Virgin Money.

Simon Helberg in The Big Bang Theory

Finally, in 2007, he was cast in comedy series ‘The Big Bang Theory‘as Howards Wolowitz. He has been nominated for and even won many awards for the role and is also considered has his best work.

Helberg got a big starring role in recent 2016 in Florence Foster Jenkins. In the movie which has been directed by Stephen Frears, Helberg played the role of Cosmé McMoon (a pianist).

Awards and Nominations

For his role of Howards Wolowitz in ‘The Big Bang Theory’, Helberg won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015. For the same role, he was nominated as Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer in Teen Choice Award in 2010 along with a nomination for Screen Actors Guild Award from 2012 to 2015 for the same role.

Simon Helberg in People's Choice Award 2015

Simon Helberg in People’s Choice Award 2015

He was also nominated for Golden Globe Award for his lead role in his 2016 movie  ‘ Florence Foster Jenkins’.

Simon Helberg’s Age, Height, Weight and Personal Information

Actor Simon Helberg is 36-years-old. He has a height of  5 feet 6 inches and weighs 130 pounds. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Simon Helberg is a professional pianist.  He also got a black belt in karate at a very young age of 9. In fact, Helberg only revealed the information on 12th May of 2016 during The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Simon Helberg Married Life and Family

On 15th July of 2007, Simon Helberg got married to Jocelyn Towne.  Jocelyn Towne is an actress and her uncle is a screenwriter.

Simon Helberg Wife with Two Children

Helberg and Towne had their first child on 8th May of 2012. Her name is Adeline. Their second was born on 23rd April of 2014 and his name is Wilder Towne Helberg. The birth of their child was kept a secret and was finally revealed in June of 2014. On the other hand, the happy family is currently residing in Los Angeles.

Social Reach

He has a total of 877 thousand followers on his official Twitter page and he also has 1.6 million followers and likes on his official Facebook fan page.

Simon Helberg Net Worth

The estimated net worth of actor Simon Helberg is $24 million. He earned the sun through his career in acting. For every episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, Helberg earns $750 thousand.

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