Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist, stand-up comedian, and actor, who is best known for his works on Comedy Central: Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special, Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos, Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters, and Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map. His style has been described as “a dressed-down, more digestible version of Don Rickles with multiple personality disorder”. Credited for his works in reviving ventriloquism, Jeff’s success has come at a price. His increasing workload meant that Jeff was unable to spend time with his family. It ultimately cost him his first marriage with his then-wife, Paige Dunham. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Paige Dunham.
Paige Dunham is a businesswoman, philanthropist, mother, and advocate for divorced women. She is the founder of the Jeff and Paige Dunham Foundation, which supports various charitable causes. She has a net worth of $20 million and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Paige Brown was born March 13, 1968, in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Born in Georgia, Paige moved to Amelia Island, Florida when she was quite young. Her family owned a dance studio and Paige spent hours at the studio. After a few years at Amelia Island, her family decided to move to West Palm Beach in Florida. Following her time at high school, Paige enrolled at Clemson University, South Carolina, and graduated with a degree in business.
Meeting Jeff and career:
Most of Paige’s professional career has been centered around Jeff’s life. While the pair met in 1994, Paige had already been divorced and had a daughter, Bree Aleece. The pair met sometime before Bree’s birth and got together soon after. They got engaged within three months of dating and tied the knot on the 13th of August 1994. Following the marriage, the pair had two lovely daughters, their first child, Ashlyn Dunham on the 11th of September 1995, while their second daughter, Kenna Dunham, was born in 1997. It fell upon Paige to look after the family of five, including Bree who was adopted by Jeff soon after her birth.
As Paige stayed back to take care of the children, she made sure that Jeff got all the support he needed. In 1994, Paige started the database for Jeff Dunham’s online fan club, which proved to be instrumental to Dunham’s win during the 1997 American Comedy Awards. She also put together newsletters and sold merch under Jeff’s name.
Jeff was nearing new heights with his career around the same time his second daughter was born. But as his career progressed, Jeff started spending a massive amount of time on the road and was rarely home. This took an immense toll on the pair’s marriage. In 2008, the pair decided to call things off after 14 years of marriage. Jeff filed for divorce in November of 2008 and Paige counter-filed it. Even though the divorce was settled in 2010, Paige has kept the surname, Dunham.
A quick write on Jeff Dunham:
Jeff Dunham is an American comedian, ventriloquist, and actor born on April 18, 1962, in Dallas, Texas. He began practicing ventriloquism at a young age, using a Mortimer Snerd dummy that he received as a Christmas gift.
Dunham started performing as a teenager at local events and then moved on to performing at comedy clubs. In 1990, he appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” which helped him gain national exposure and propelled his career forward.
Throughout his career, Dunham has developed a range of popular characters, including Walter, Peanut, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and Jose Jalapeno on a Stick. These characters have become staples of his comedy routines and have helped him establish a devoted fanbase.
Dunham has released numerous comedy specials and albums, including “Arguing with Myself,” “Spark of Insanity,” and “All Over the Map.” He has also appeared in several films and television shows, including “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature,” “30 Rock,” and “Dinner for Schmucks.”
Problems with the new missus:
In 2015, Paige was involved in a bizarre lawsuit with Jeff’s new wife, Audrey Dunham. Audrey filed the lawsuit against Paige for registering AudreyDunham.com, AudreyDunham.net, AudreyDunham.us, and AudreyDunham.biz. Audrey had filed for trademark registration on “Audrey Dunham” for personal fitness training services and consultancy. But Paige moved one step further and purchased all the feasible domain names. When Audrey asked Paige to transfer the domain names, Paige declined and asked for compensation. This led Audrey to sue Paige for a cause of action of cyberpiracy prevention, with alleged damages up to $100,000 per domain name, plus a claim for unfair competition.