Who is Audrey Murdick, Jeff Dunham’s wife? Wiki Bio
Audrey Murdick was born in Norco, California USA on 29 August 1980, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is a certified bodybuilder and a former fitness instructor, but probably better known for being the wife of famous American ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.
Early life and education
Audrey was raised an only child in Norco by her father Steve Murdick, who is a basketball coach at a local high school, and her mother Sally who works as a secretary at a local firm. She was bullied while attending elementary school because she was chubby, however, things changed after she enrolled at high school and started to lose weight, beginning to exercise and eat healthy foods.
Audrey Murdick and Jeff Dunham at the premiere of Dinner For Schmucks on July 19, 2010 in NY.
She also started playing several sports such as soccer and handball, and was also getting good grades.
Career as an actress and fitness instructor
Upon matriculation, she dedicated herself to exercising, going to the gym several times per week and not enrolling at college, but worked several jobs for three years before she received her fitness certification, which allowed her to work as an instructor. She started working out with weights, becoming a bodybuilder and competing at local shows.
After gaining recognition, many women contacted her on Instagram wanting to be taught by her; however, Audrey has recently deleted her Instagram account and has stopped working as a fitness trainer.
She launched her acting career in 2005 when she appeared in the short mystery film “The Thieves Guild” also starring Jeremy Flynn and Ben Lazarus in the story about ‘Malcolm, an ex-convict, is released back into the streets after serving time in prison only to find himself in a web of betrayal with his brother Garrett and accomplice Cassandra.’
In 2012, she starred alongside her husband in the comedy TV show “Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters”, and her last appearance has been in the animation comedy show “Achmed Saves America” in 2014 – Achmed is Jeff’s puppet which he uses during his ventriloquist shows. In 2017, Audrey produced the short film “Incredible Edible America”.
Love life and marriage with Jeff Dunham
Audrey met Jeff in 2009 when he hired her to be his trainer and help him lose weight. They started dating later that year, and in December 2011Jeff asked her to marry him, the wedding held in October 2012 attended by only their closest friends and family.
On 11 October 2015, they welcomed their twin boys James Jeffrey and Jack Steven Dunham with two hours between their births. Jeff was married to Paige Brown before meeting Audrey. They started dating in December 1992, married in May 1994, and Paige gave birth to their daughters Ashlyn and Kenna in 1995 and 1997. However, in November 2008, Jeff filed for divorce. Audrey was also in a long-term relationship with her high school sweetheart, which lasted for three years before they split.
Hobbies and other interests
Audrey enjoys watching movies in her spare time and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, and Meryl Streep while some of her favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “Devil Wears Prada”.
She is interested in comedy and has seen Jeff perform numerous times, while the two often watch stand-up comedians perform live. They are both fans of jazz and blues music, with their favorite singers being Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin.
Audrey is still physically active, having several training sessions at the gym each week mostly focused on fitness exercises. and no longer lifts weights. She likes to travel and has been all around the USA with Jeff as he performs, and the two have gone on holidays to many European countries such as Italy, Spain, and England. She enjoys spending her free time in nature, being keen on camping.
Appearance and net worth
Audrey is 39 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall, and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at $1 million, while Jeff’s net worth is estimated at $140 million.
Who is Jeff Dunham?
Jeffrey Dunham was born in Dallas, Texas USA on 18 April 1962 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. Jeff is a ventriloquist, actor, and a stand-up comedian who rose to prominence after his stand-up comedy performance “Achmed the Dead Terrorist”. Jeff was abandoned at birth, and was adopted when he was three months old by Howard Dunham, a real estate appraiser, and Joyce who is a housewife.
He became interested in ventriloquism when he was eight years old, and by the time he turned 10 had decided that he wanted to become the best ventriloquist in the world. He began attending conventions at the age of 12, and has since missed only one Vent Haven ConVENTion, in 1977.
He launched his career as a teenager performing at schools and churches, appearing on TV for the first time in 1976. After matriculation in 1980, he enrolled at Baylor University, but dropped out to pursue his career as a ventriloquist. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1988, and started performing at The Comedy & Magic Club located in Hermosa Beach.
He went on to appear in “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” on 6 April 1990, together with Bob Hope and B.B. King, and for the show used his Walter puppet.
His first comedy DVD “Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself” was released in 2005, which eventually sold two million copies. He went on to release many others, such as “Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity”, “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special” as well as his first music album “Don’t Come Home for Christmas” on 4 November 2008.
A perfect moment… Our boys are at day camp, and a rare summer light rain in LA… Took a break on the picnic bench…
Jeff has many puppets which are loved by his fans, such as Walter, Peanut, Jose Jalapeno on a Stick, Bubba J, Sweet Daddy Dee, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and Little Jeff among many others. He also restores antique dummies and puppies, including The Umpire which is 6ft (1.8m) tall and was built in 1941.
Jeff is interested in ‘building and flying his own kit helicopters’, while he also likes muscle cars, and is the owner of a Batmobile replica.