Piper Kerman Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Piper Kerman Net Worth – Piper Kerman is an American memoirist who was imprisoned for felony money-laundering case of 1998.
She has widely known as the author of Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, a book which is about her jail experiences. That memoir is adopted by the Netflix comedy series of the same name.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Piper Kerman was born on 28 September 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States. Her father was Jeffry and mother was Betsy Huggard. She was raised in a family with lots of lawyers, doctors, and educationalist.
She attended Swampscott High School in Swampscott, Massachusetts and graduated in 1987. In 1992, she graduated from Smith College. She explained herself as WASP though her grandfather was Russian Jewish.
She attended Swampscott High School in Swampscott, Massachusetts and graduated in 1987. In 1992, she graduated from Smith College.
She explained herself as WASP though her grandfather was Russian Jewish.
In 1993, Kerman was in a love affair with Catherine Cleary Wolters, a drug dealer working for a Nigerian crime boss.
There Kerman laundered cash for the drug business. After 5 years, she was accused of laundering money and for drug smuggling; later she pleaded guilty.
After 5 years of supervision under Federal agents, she served 13 months at FCI Danbury in Danbury, Connecticut for a 15 months prison in 2004.
After 5 years, she was accused of laundering money and for drug smuggling; later she pleaded guilty. Under the supervision of Federal agents, she served 13 months at FCI Danbury in Danbury, Connecticut for a 15 months prison in 2004.
Piper Kerman married to husband Larry Smith on 21 May 2006. Smith is an author and also a creator of the famous idea of Six-Word Memoirs. They were engaged during Kerman was imprisoned.
She stated that she is bisexual when she was 18 and even dated Catherine Clearly Wolters.
During an interview with Columbus Dispatch in 2015, she revealed that they are living in Columbus, Ohio.
Piper released from prison in 2005 and the following year she began to write. Her memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison was published by Spiegel & Grau in 2010.H Her life experiences from money laundering, prison life to release became New York Times bestselling book.
Orange Is the New Black was adopted by the series of the same title by Jenji Kohan, first broadcasted on Netflix on 11 July 2013. The show is in its fifth season starting since 9 June 2017. In the series, Kerman’s role is played by actress Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman.
Kerman and her then-boyfriend, Larry set up The Pipe Bomb in prison, a website for her family and friend. That is inactive after her releases from the prison.
She also serves on the board of the Women’s Prison Association and repeatedly asked to deliver a speech to students of Arts.
She also worked for the groups related to law and justice like the American Correctional Association’s Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force, federal probation officers, and others.
She also works as the advisory board of InsideOUT Writers and JustLeadershipUSA and an advocate for Prisoner’s Rights. She has given numbers of interviews and wrote in various newspapers and magazines.
Piper Kerman was honored with Justice Trailblazer Award from John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime & Justice. Moreover, the Constitution Project honored her with Constitutional Commentary Award and in 2015, the Equal Justice Initiative named her as Champion of Justice.
Since Kerman’s release, she is serving as a philanthropist and works with various non-profit organizations.
She has also delivered a speech on re-entry, job to help honor Champions of Change in the field, on the importance of arts in jail and the different conditions for women in the criminal justice system at the White House.