Nev Schulman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Dec, 2018
Facts of Nev Schulman
Date of Birth: 1984 , September-26
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Nev Schulman
Birth Name Yaniv Schulman
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York, US
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession TV Host
Hair Color Black
Face Color white
Married Yes
Married to Laura Perlongo
Children Baby girl, Cleo James
Divorce NO
Education Degree in Dance and Photography
Siblings Ariel Schulman
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American actor, and photographer, Nev Schulman began his career as a ballet photographer. He is known for his appearances in the 2010 American documentary film, Catfish.

Schulman is also a producer as well as a TV host, who severed as an executive producer and host for an American reality-based documentary television series, Catfish: The TV Show. He is in a marital relationship with an American writer, Laura Perlongo, and has a baby girl, Cleo James.

Early Life and Education of Nev Schulman

Nev Schulman was born Yaniv Schulman on 26th September 1984 in New York City, New York, U.S.A. He is American and belongs to Mixed ethnicity (German-Jewish, Polish-Jewish, Russian-Jewish, and Romanian-Jewish). Schulman has an older brother Ariel Schulman, a well-known filmmaker and actor.

After completion of his five-year dance training, Schulman began taking pictures and got involved in photography. He attended Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied Dance and Photography for two years (2004-2006).

On 28 April 2006, Schulman got involved in a controversial incident along with a female student which lead to his expulsion from college. As said by Schulman, he stated that he hit the young girl in self-defense.

Nev Schulman’s Career

Nev Schulman began his career as a ballet photographer and started taking several pictures. In 2003, Schulman and his brother, Ariel, started a film and photography production company.  

The following year, Schulman got involved in contemporary ballet community in NYC after which he started photographing dance. He is also a big part of the Young Leadership Committee (YLC) for the youth organization, Leave Out Violence. 


In 2010, Schulman starred as the main character in the 2010 American documentary film, Catfish, alongside Henry Joost, and Ariel Schulman. After that, he worked as a host and executive producer on the show Catfish by MTV, along with his filmmaker partner Max Joseph.

Moreover, Schulman has also written a book titled In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age. In the book, he has given both observations, and history gleaned from his work on Catfish.

Nev Schulman’s Net worth

Nev Schulman’s annual income suggest that his net worth is around $550,000; however, the official data is still under review. He collects good amount from his job in the entertainment industry besides earns a tremendous amount from photography as well. 

As per online sources, usually American producer earns $124,000, television host $46000, and photographers, make around $49,381.  

Schulman's movie, Catfish was made with the budget of $30,000 and was able to accumulate a tremendous amount of $3.5 million at the box office.

Nev Schulman’s Personal life 

Nev Schulman married his long-time girlfriend, American writer, Laura Perlongo is nominated for Shorty Award under Snapchatter of the Year. The pair began dating in 2015 and engaged a year later on 26 May 2016.

The same year of 21st October, the duo welcomed their first baby girl, Cleo James. They tied the knot in July 2017 in a rustic theme wedding in the East Hampton, New York. 

CAPTION: Nev Schulman with his wife and daughter SOURCE: Instagram

In an interview with People Magazine, Schulman says;

"I never imagined I could be this happy. Marrying the woman of my dreams and having our beautiful daughter there with us! I'm a very lucky man."

The couple has happily crossed more than three years, and they still have much to celebrate in their conjugal life.

Watch the Nev Schulman & Laura Perlongo On "We Need To Talk" & MTV's "Catfish"