Piper Kerman
Piper Kerman
Celebrated Name: Piper Kerman
Real Name/Full Name: Piper Eressea Kerman
Gender: Female
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: 28 September 1969
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.65 M
Weight: 58 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Larry Smith (m, 2006)
Children/Kids: No
Dating/Boyfriend: N/A
Is Piper Kerman Bisexual?: Yes
Profession: Writer, Author, and Memoirist.
Net Worth in 2024: $8 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

Piper Kerman is a popular American author. She was indicted in 1998 because of money laundering and was sentenced to 15 months detention in a federal correction facility where she ended up serving two months less.  The memoir of her experiences in prison, “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” was adapted into the critically successful Netflix comedy-drama web series “Orange Is the New Black.” She currently works as a communication strategist for non-profit organizations.

Maybe you know about Piper Kerman very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Piper Kerman’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Piper Kerman, whose full name is Piper Eressea Kerman, was born on the 28th of September 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She was born in a family of attorneys, doctors, and educators to parents, Jeffry Kerman and Betsy Huggard. When it comes to her education, she attended Swampscott High School in Swampscott, Massachusetts, from which she graduated in 1987. She then went to Smith College, which is a private women’s liberal arts college located in Northampton, Massachusetts, from where she graduated in 1992.

Personal Life

Piper Kerman is bisexual, and she came out around the age of 18 years, and she identified herself as a lesbian for most of her youth.  She married actor, Larry Smith on the 21st of May 2006. The couple lives in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., and she teaches writing classes at the Marion Correctional Institution and the Ohio Reformatory for Women.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 September 1969, Piper Kerman is 54 years old as of 25th February 2024. Her height is 1.65 M tall, and her weight is 58 kg.


Her criminal career began in 1993 when she got romantically involved with Catherine Cleary Wolters in who used to work as a heroin dealer. Piper was involved in money laundering activities for the operation. She pleaded guilty for money laundering and drug trafficking in 1998. She began serving her sentence in 2004 but ended up serving 13 months out of her 15-month sentence at FCI Danbury.

She built her website “The Pipe Bomb” during her time in the prison itself, to document her time in the prison. The memoir of her experiences in prison was adapted into the critically acclaimed Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black.” The show has been the winner of 4 Emmy Awards as well. Piper serves as a board member of the Women’s Press Association and often speaks on different topics, including creative writing, criminology, and women’s studies laws.

Since 2015, she has worked as a communication strategist for different non-profit organization s.  She has also made a guest appearance in the last episode of the “Orange Is the New Black.” Also, back in 2014, she had testified at hearings on “Reassessing Solitary Confinement” and “Oversight of the Bureau of Prisons: First-Hand Accounts of Challenges Facing the Federal Prison System.”

Awards & Achievements

Piper Kerman was the recipient of the 2014 Justice Trailblazer Award from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Center on Media, Crime & Justice. Also, the Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black,” which is based on her experiences in prison, has run for seven seasons and has earned great critical success and 4 Emmy Awards in the process. Also, she has been nominated for OFTA Television Award and USC Scripter Award in 2014.

Net Worth & Salary of Piper Kerman in 2024

Piper Kerman Net Worth
Piper Kerman Net Worth

As of February 2024, Piper Kerman has gathered a net worth of $8 Million. She has accumulated most of her earnings from her writing career as well as being associated with the Netflix show, “Orange Is the New Black,” which is based on her experiences. Since getting released from prison, she has worked as a communication strategist for non-profit organizations and has also served as a board member of the Women’s Press Association.

Piper Kerman didn’t have the ideal start to her career, but she even managed to use her time in prison to create something positive. This is a lesson which we can all take from her life and try to inculcate in our lives. Here’s wishing her the best of luck for all her future endeavors and hoping she keeps inspiring us like she always has.


  1. The book that Piper wrote is far from the truth as to what it is like in prison, and the tv show of Orange Is The New Black is a joke. I read her book and when I was done the only place that I wanted to put it was in the TRASH. The tv show I couldn’t even stand to sit and watch. I spent 12 years in Federal Prison and couldn’t support Piper’s book or the tv show in any way.


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