American comedian, actress, and musician Lea DeLaria has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. Born in Belleville, Illinois in May 1958. She started to be widely recognized in 1993 after becoming the “first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier” on The Arsenio Hall Show. As an actress DeLaria did the voice work of Helga Phugly character on the television series The Oblongs in 2001. Then, she appeared in the soap opera One Life to Live between 2008 and 2011, and since 2013 she has starred on the series Orange Is the New Black, playing the role of Big Boo. Meanwhile, she has also been featured in numerous other movies and TV series including The First Wives Club, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Rescuing Desire, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Edge of Seventeen, Ass Backwards, Fat Rose and Squeaky, Matlock, The John Larroquette Show, Friends, The Drew Carey Show, Plump Fiction, Will & Grace, and Awkward. In addition, DeLaria has rolled out two comedy albums and four jazz albums, and has claimed the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award for Orange Is the New Black.