Monday, May 11, 2015


About Lydia Cornell

Cornell has been invited to contribute her writings to The International Museum of Peace, which houses letters from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou & Sir Edmund Hillary. About Lydia Cornell

With 34 million viewers Tuesday nights on ABC primetime, and millions of fans in worldwide and first-run syndication, AFI Best Actress nominee, People's Choice Award winner and public figure Lydia Cornell is best known as the star of the hit ABC series Too Close for Comfort as Emmy legend Ted Knight’s daughter ‘Sara’. Recently seen on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Variety’s Power of Comedy, and the Kelsey Grammer Comedy Hour. An international star of over 250 TV shows and films in 27 countries, Lydia received the Southern California Motion Picture Council’s Golden Halo Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. She was honored with the USO's Distinguished Service Award or her trip to Beirut to visit the troops, the United Nations Peacekeeping forces. In 2014 Lydia directed the SAG film “It’s My Decision” now on the film festival circuit. One of TV’s most popular sex symbols, she is now a writer, director, producer, mother, comedienne, talk show host, women and children’s advocate, teen mentor and inspirational public speaker. Her articles have appeared in US, Herald de Paris; Huffington Post, Editor & Publisher, Macon Daily, and Lone Star Icon. She has been profiled in PEOPLE; US; A&E Biography; Entertainment Tonight; Access Hollywood; E-Channel; Eye on L.A.; Good Morning America; PM Magazine; Good Housekeeping; TV Guide; Getty Images; Wire Images and hundreds of magazines and talk shows worldwide. 

  • Lydia’s fan base exploded last fall when she shot onto Google’s Top Trends[1] and Yahoo! Finance News’ Most Viewed News Stories[2] right behind William Buffet. Yahoo! Finance News: Lydia Cornell interviews World Leaders, Pulitzer Prize Winners, White House and Presidential Candidates for new morning drive AM radio show
  • Too Close for Comfort is back daily on Tribune Broadcasting’s comedy channel Antenna TV, on WGN and in top markets nationwide. The show has been in worldwide syndication for over 25 years.
  • Seen on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm; costarring with Robert Downey, Jr., Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi and Gary Oldman in indie films at Sundance; Kelsey Grammer Comedy Hour; Host of Variety’s Power of Comedy with Rebel Wilson, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Melissa Etheridge, Aziz Ansari, Lake Bell, Dylan McDermott, Patton Oswalt and Sarah Silverman, she co-stars in director Jordan Alan’s Cats Dancing on Jupiter with star of The Mentalist.
·      Known for her knife-sharp humor on HBO, in comedy concerts, and on morning-drive radio, Cornell has been called: “A fresh voice; one of the most original voices in America today. Deeply funny and transformative, she has been called the “female George Carlin” – only prettier.” 
·      She hosts an award-winning radio show and top-rated iTunes podcast with Hell’s Kitchen chefs, MTV stars and CLNS Sports Radio. Beats and Eats was nominated for a Stitcher Award.
·      She is currently working on a series of humor and spiritual recovery books, which will be out in 2015. She wrote, produced and directed the indie film Venus Conspiracy, which will soon be a feature film.
·      Despite rumors on TMZ and in the tabloids, Cornell did not sue Kelsey Grammer. Cornell is currently helping the FBI alongside Kelsey Grammer in a major criminal investigation. This will be revealed in an upcoming expose.
·      Lydia recently spoke at Texas A&M on overcoming domestic violence and did a documentary for Safe Passage, a battered women’s shelter.
·      She received the USO Distinguished Service Award for Beirut war zone trip.  
·      Lydia disappeared from Hollywood to get sober, raise children, write, and “find her soul in a pornographic world.” She is a talk-show host; comedienne; teen mentor on suicide prevention; a women and children’s advocate, mother, author, award-winning blogger, recovery expert and inspirational public speaker. She is in development on a new TV series and feature films.

[1] Google Hot Trends: Google Hot Trends: What is popular/what is hot Lydia Cornell in Google’s top 100 trends when a cover story on Cornell coincided with the news that her show was coming back on the air. Cornell wrote over 175 spiritual-political articles on government, politics, Obama, the election, sex and religion.
[2] Breaking Yahoo! News: Too Close for Comfort actress Lydia Cornell interviews world leaders, presidential candidates and Pulitzer Prizewinners for new radio show.