Who’s Rachel Maddow’s girlfriend Susan Mikula? Wiki: Art, Net Worth, Bio

• Susan Mikula is a photographer and artist, partner of Rachel Maddow.
• She has established a style that often involves instant film and Polaroid cameras.
• Has a net worth of $5 million earned from her art and photography.
• Met Rachel Maddow in 1999 and they have been together for 18 years.
• Openly expressed her lesbian sexuality and intend to adopt one day.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of Birth April 1, 1973
Mark Short hair
Fact Maddow was named MSNBC political analyst in January of 2008.

Who Is Susan Mikula?

Susan is a photographer and artist, also known for being the partner of television host, author and political commentator Rachel Maddow. Susan has done numerous art exhibitions over the course of her career since the 1990s, and has also joined in various competitions. She has since expanded to photography since the mid-2000s. She has established a style that often involves instant film and Polaroid cameras. She doesn’t use any image editing or manipulation, nor does she crop any of her photos. This has led her work to be critically acclaimed, and described as complex as well as beautiful. She presents a lot of exhibits and collections on landscape photography.

Art as Wealth – Susan’s Net Worth

How rich is Susan Mikula? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through success in art, as she’s sold high valued art and photographs. She’s also done high valued commissioned work over the course of her career. As she continues with her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Fame as an Artist and Photographer

To make ends meet, Susan started off working as an accountant, while doing art work which was often shown as a part of group exhibitions. Her popularity started to increase over the years, and soon her work started to flourish, leading to the first significant increase of her net worth thanks to a solo exhibition. She then forayed into learning photography, and decided not to pursue any formal education in the art, mainly teaching herself, and many believe that this lack of formal education allowed her style to grow without any inhibitions. She started to make take what were initially deemed as strange photos, but which also started to capture her art critics.

She focused on using Polaroid cameras which is known to be a difficult camera to master, due to its unpredictability, however, she mentions that this is the essence of her method.  She brought her first Polaroid SX-70 camera in 2007, and has continued using similar cameras, specifically depending on the subject or project in mind. She doesn’t use any artificial light nor does she make any changes to her work. When doing a project, the installation, printing and even the position of her camera become extremely important due to the fact that she does not apply any post processing. She has mentioned that it is difficult to find film for Polaroid cameras, leading her to explore various avenues such as eBay, junk stores and yard sales. One of her most notable projects is called “9 Portraits”, which was later showcased at the Northampton Fairgrounds in 2006. Two years later she released her first book of photographs entitled “Susan Mikula: Photographs”. She’s also published as a part of collections in other photographic magazines, including a collection on abandoned industrial sites called “American Bond”, and another collection entitled “u.X’ which has subjects consisting of plastic toys of the past, as well as cave paintings in France.

Mikula’s work is often seen in various exhibitions around the US, including in New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 2017, she did work for the US Consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, being hired specifically by the Art in Embassies program. She also promotes her work online as a part of an official website. Her website displays her latest works, and some selected work as a part of her portfolio. She also displays recent news on her work, but her site hasn’t been updated since June 2017.

Away from the Lens – Susan’s Early Days and Romance

What is Mikula’s Age? She was born in 1958, in New Jersey USA. Before pursuing a career in art, she studied at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts where she completed courses in color theory. She met her current partner Rachel Maddow in 1999, while Rachel was doing her doctoral dissertation. According to them, their meeting was very “Desperate Housewives” themed, and their first date was during an event entitled “NRA Ladies’ Day on the Range”. The couple have been together for 18 years and are known to spend their time primarily in two locations, which are a pre-civil war farmhouse located in Berkshire, Western Massachusetts, and an apartment in New York City. They enjoy spending weekends at Berkshire and they own a pet Labrador. They’ve also spent a significant amount of money to maintain the originality of their old home.

She has openly expressed her lesbian sexuality, and mentions that she enjoys life together with Rachel. They have also stated their intention to adopt one day.

General Info

Full Name Rachel Maddow
Date Of Birth April 1, 1973
Height 1.8 m
Profession Author, Commentator, Actor, Radio personality
Education University of Oxford, Stanford University, Castro Valley High School, Lincoln College, Oxford
Nationality American


Parents Elaine Maddow, Bob Maddow
Siblings David Maddow
Partner Susan Mikula, Susan Mikula


Awards News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis, Shorty Award for Best Journalist
Nominations GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism – Segment, TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information, 45. Episode 45, 44. Episode 44, 43. Episode 43
TV Shows The Rachel Maddow Show

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# Marks / Signs
1 Short hair
2 Towering height


# Quote
1 If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably.
2 I think the [George W. Bush] administration has essentially been like, I mean, I like vegans, but it’s like hiring a vegan to be your butcher. Like, if you have somebody who is really against the idea of providing you the service you’ve hired them for, they’re going to be bad at providing that service.


# Fact
1 Her paternal grandfather was from a Jewish family from Ukraine and Lithuania, while her paternal grandmother was of Dutch (Protestant) descent. Her mother, whose family is from Newfoundland, Canada, has English and Irish (Catholic) ancestry.
2 Her MSNBC documentary “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller” won a Gracie award in 2011. It covered the May 31, 2009, murder of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller, one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers, by Scott Roeder, 52, of Kansas City, Missouri.
3 Maddow was honored by the Interfaith Alliance with the 2010 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom award.
4 Maddow was named MSNBC political analyst in January of 2008.
5 She first gained national prominence as a host on Air America Radio, where she worked from its inception in 2004. Prior to joining AAR, she worked for WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts.
6 “The Rachel Maddow Show” has been nominated by the Television Critics Association for “Outstanding Achievement in News and Information”, and TRMS received a GLAAD award in 2010.
7 Maddow received a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University. She earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship.
8 Partner since 1999 of photographer Susan Mikula. Their first date was celebrated at a gun range.




Title Year Status Character
Brother Nature 2016 Rachel Maddow
The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 TV Series Rachel Maddow
Alpha House 2014 TV Series Rachel Maddow
House of Cards 2014 TV Series Rachel Maddow
30 Rock 2012 TV Series Rachel Maddow
The Ides of March 2011 Rachel Maddow


Title Year Status Character
When I Came Home 2006 Documentary special thanks


Title Year Status Character
Hating Breitbart 2012 Documentary Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
Today 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
Meet the Press 2011-2012 TV Series Herself – MSNBC / Herself – Host, ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’
Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio 2012 Documentary Herself
Howard Stern on Demand 2012 TV Series Herself
Day of Destruction, Decade of War 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Onion News Network 2011 TV Series Herself
Miss Representation 2011 Documentary Herself – Host MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show
The Assassination of Dr. Tiller 2010 Documentary Herself – Host
The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist 2010 TV Movie Herself – Host
Blueprint for Accountability: Working the Dark Side 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Charlie Rose 2009 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien 2009 TV Series Herself
A Tribute to Arianna Huffington: Newhouse Mirror Awards 2009 Short Herself
Ugly Betty 2009 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 2008 TV Series Herself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2008 TV Series Herself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann 2007 TV Series Herself
Paula Zahn Now 2007 TV Series Herself
The Advocate Newsmagazine 2006 TV Series Herself – Correspondent
Tucker 2005 TV Series Herself
American Morning 2005 TV Series Herself
America Undercover 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The View 2009-2017 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2017 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
The Rachel Maddow Show 2009-2016 TV Series Herself – Host / Herself
The Place for Politics 2016: MSNBC Election Night Coverage 2016 TV Movie Herself – Anchor
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself
20 Stories That Shook the World in 20 Years 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself – Host
Jeopardy! 2016 TV Series Herself – Video Clue Presenter
CBS News Sunday Morning 2016 TV Series Herself
First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum on MSNBC 2015 TV Special Herself – Moderator
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show 2009-2015 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest / Herself – MSNBC Hostess
Late Show with David Letterman 2009-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014 TV Special Herself
Vote 2014: MSNBC Election Coverage 2014 TV Movie Herself – Host
P.O.V. 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
The Simpsons 2013 TV Series Herself
The Muslims Are Coming! 2013 Documentary Herself
All In with Chris Hayes 2013 TV Series Herself – Host, The Rachel Maddow Show
Watch What Happens: Live 2012-2013 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
All the President’s Men Revisited 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Now with Alex Wagner 2013 TV Series Herself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2009-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008-2013 TV Series Herself
The Colbert Report 2008-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
Katie 2012 TV Series Herself


Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2014 Wilde Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2012 Gracie Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Host – News/Non-Fiction
2011 Wilde Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2011 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis The Rachel Maddow Show (2008)
2010 Savage Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 Wilde Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2015 Wilde Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album For the album “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power.”
2013 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis The Rachel Maddow Show (2008)
2012 Wilde Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2012 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis The Rachel Maddow Show (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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