Fast Marriage Facts - Liza and Conan
Married: January 12, 2002.
Elizabeth Ann "Liza" Powel: November 12, 1970 in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
How Liza and Conan Met:
Conan: "So you get engaged on the first Sunday of the break," O'Brien begins, using the second person to create a sense of emotional distance, "and then you have a whole week to call her friends, to call her friends' friends, and to call my friends. A week to get used to the idea. And to describe 60 times how I got the ring made and who made it." (For the society-page set: The fabled ring is a tasteful, custom-made, cushion-cut diamond set on a platinum band.)"
Source: Walter Shapiro. "Life of O'Brien." Details Magazine. 9/2001.
Wedding Date and Info:
Conan and Liza Wedding Photo
"The bride ... wore a [Vera Wang] white, empire-waisted gown which was covered by a lace floor length coat. She carried a matching purse and red roses. O’Brien wore a dark suit, white shirt and cream tie."
Source: "Conan O'Brien Weds Ad Exec Liz Powel." Buzzle.com. 1/17/2002.
Conan: "... my wife is from Seattle. So we planned the wedding in Seattle in January, so we knew it would rain. There was no, I hope it doesn't rain. We decided it's going to rain. Let's make sure it rains. Let's just plan it to rain, and then we won't be disappointed. And it rained. Thank you, God ... I found the right person. It's the right time in my life. I'm thrilled. I'm very happy."
Source: CNN Larry King Live. "Interview With Conan O'Brien." Cnn.com. 4/11/2002.
- Neve O'Brien: Born 2003.
- Beckett O'Brien: Born 2005.
Liza Powel: Advertising executive, copywriter.
- Brentwood, Los Angeles, California
- Norfolk, Massachusetts -- summer home
- Washington, Connecticut -- an octagonal country retreat
Quotes About the Marriage of Liza Powel and Conan O'Brien:
Source: Mark Binelli. "Conan O'Brien Comes Clean." RollingStone.com. 10/27/2010.