From Mad TV to The Howard Stern Show and Norm Show to Dirty Work, comedian Artie Lange has had a long and memorable career that has made him one of the most recognizable faces in the American comedy industry. He made his stand-up comedy debut at a very young age and, in addition to his career as a comedian, has had a very eventful personal life filled with drugs and some legal incidents.
While his career as a comedian and his struggle with drugs made a lot of headlines, not much was said about the people in his life.
In this article, we will learn details about some of them, including his sister and whether the famous comedian actually has a wife. Take a look at this below.
What is Artie Lange’s Age?
Artie Lange was born Arthur Steven Lange on October 11, 1967, in Livingston, New Jersey. He then grew up in Union Township, Union County, with his parents, Judy Lange and Arthur Lange Sr.
Through his father, Artie Lange is of German and Native American descent, the latter he discovered only at the age of 36 in 2003. Through his mother, he is of Italian descent.
For his basic education, Artie Lange attended Union High School, where he was a below-average academic student but a talented baseball player. He finished his high school career as a third baseman playing all over the region.
The series of legal problems that would become an integral part of Artie Lange’s life began at the age of 18 when he was arrested for attempted robbery. Fortunately, the police call that led to his arrest was a huge misunderstanding between him and a bank teller he was trying to flirt with, and he was only charged with disorderly conduct, $500 legal fees and 25 hours of community service.
Artie Lange’s career as a stand-up comedian began a year later in 1987 at the age of 19. He performed his first show at The Improv in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. His first attempt failed and he gave up his career path for the next four years.
During his time away from stand-up comedy Artie Lange took acting lessons, which he broke off for financial reasons and took a job as a dockworker instead.
His desire to pursue a career in comedy remained, however, and after 20 months working as a dock worker, he returned to stand-up comedy in September 1992 and built his profile in various comedy clubs in New York City while working as a cab driver.
He had his first success as a comedian later in 1992 when he got his first appearance as a paid regular at Stand Up NY in Manhattan.
In the first year of his career as a comedian, he worked in various places and formed an improvisation group, Live On Tape, which was a huge success at Caroline’s on Broadway.
At the age of 27, Artie Lange began appearing in the sketch series Mad TV and gained nationwide attention through the show.
His career began after his appearance on the show and reached important milestones such as his work on Dirty Work, The Norm Show, and The Howard Stern Show as well as his own radio show, The Nick & Artie Show. Of course, all these and other career successes lay between several stays in rehab and attempted suicide.
Does Artie Lange Have a Wife?
Artie Lange does not have a wife. The comedian was never married, and the closest he ever came was an engagement to Adrienne Ockrymiek.
At the age of 42, Artie Lange met Adrienne and they were together until 2014 when his drug abuse led to their separation.
Before he met and became engaged to Adrienne, Artie had another serious relationship with Dana Cironi between 2002 and 2006, but unlike his later relationship with Adrienne, it never led to an engagement.
Does He Have a Sister?
Yes, Artie Lange has a sister named Stacey. Not much is known about her except that she is a successful fashion designer.
She’s worked with a number of well-known fashion brands, including American Eagle Outfitters and Ralph Lauren.
Unlike her brother, she graduated from college and earned a degree in exercise physiology from Rutgers University before earning a degree in apparel design from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Artie Lange’s sister currently works as a creative director for Revise Clothing Inc. She was born on January 8, 1969.