Nev Schulman is a TV presenter in America who became famous through the documentary Catfish, produced in 2010. He also became the host and executive producer of the expanded TV series Catfish: the TV show that was broadcast on MTV and MTV Suspect.
Nev Schulman’s Bio
The Catfish host was born on 26 September 1984 in New York City. As a teenager, he founded a film and photo production company together with his brother Ariel Schulman. He attended Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied photography and dance from 2004 to 2006, although he was expelled from school in 2006 for physically assaulting a student.
Schulman began working with the New York City Ballet community as a dance photographer, which landed him work in top magazines and newspapers such as Vogue, The New York Times, Lucky, New York Magazine, New York Sun and Dance Magazine. He co-founded the Young Leadership Committee for the youth organization Leave Out Violence.
Schulman’s big breakthrough came in 2010 with the documentary Catfish. Filmed by his brother Ariel and a colleague Henry Joost, it tells the story of how Schulman met and loved a girl he met online. The documentary Catfish was the filming of Schulman’s friendship on Facebook with the little girl Abby, who caught his attention with her first message to him, which he answered, and who eventually ended up as a friend of her mother Angela Wesselman and her sister Megan, with whom Schulman began a romantic relationship.
The relationship actually lasted more than six months, during which the two lovebirds shared details about themselves that caught the attention of Schulman’s older brother Ariel Schulman and her boyfriend Henry Joost, and they began to record the story. However, Shulman felt that Megan was hiding things from him, and this led him, his brother and Henry Megan’s family to make a surprise visit to their hometown in Michigan to find out the truth.
Everything changed during this visit when the lies and deception of the relationship were exposed from Megan’s side. Although it was a bitter experience for the young Schulman, the whole film told the truth behind most of the social media alliances Catfish was about. The success of the documentary was amazing and Schulman’s fans grew in number as most young people could identify with his experiences with social media dating.
The Catfish documentary led to the series Catfish: The TV show in which Schulman and his colleague Max Joseph introduce couples who have dated online but have not yet met face to face to meet for the first time in real life and learn the truth about their previous relationship.
In addition to his work as a dancer, photographer, and television presenter, Schulman has also written a book entitled In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age”, in which he reports in detail on his personal experiences with online romance and recounts observations he has made about Catfish.
Is Nev Schulman Gay? Wife/Girlfriend and Kids
The catfish star is definitely not gay, because he is happily married to his leading actress Laura Perlongo, whom he called the woman of his dreams in an exclusive interview with People’s Magazine. The duo was married on July 22, 2017, in a traditional wedding witnessed by close friends and family in his father’s backyard in East Hampton, New York.
The couple has only one child, an adorable little girl, Cleo James, who was in the spotlight at their wedding ceremony. The cute girl was born on October 21, 2016, and her birth was lovingly announced on Instagram with beautiful pictures by her super proud father.
Brother, Parents, Family,
Schulman’s family is of Jewish descent, but not much is said about his father or mother, apart from the fact that in one of his interviews after the release of the Catfish documentary, it was said that she was concerned about his online romance and needed to call Megan’s mother to confirm the reality of her existence, and she believed them after a conversation with Megan’s mother. His brother is filmmaker Ariel Schulman, who directed Catfish and has influenced the Catfish star’s success story so far. No other siblings were mentioned in relation to the TV presenter.