Jessica Pressler Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Inventing Anna

Jessica Pressler Biography

Jessica Pressler is an American writer and contributing manager at New York magazine. Her article “The Hustlers at Scores” from 2015 won a National Magazine Award and was later turned into a 2019 feature film. She also wrote a story about Anna Sorokin, which was turned into the 2022 Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna.


How old is Jessica Pressler? – Age

She is 45 years old as of 5 August 2022. She was born in 1977 in Massachusetts, United States.

Jessica Pressler Family

Her father, Michael Pressler, was a professor of English and the director of the interdisciplinary arts program at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. Her mother, Judith Pressler, worked as a guidance counselor at Swampscott High School.

Is Jessica Pressler still married to her Husband? – Husband

She wed Benjamin Wallace, a freelance author and magazine writer, in 2008. She is currently married to Josh Uhl after they later got divorced.

Jessica Pressler Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Jessica Pressler Inventing Anna

She published a piece about the high society con artist Anna Sorokin in 2018; Netflix and Shonda Rhimes turned it into the miniseries Inventing Anna. The story of Anna Sorokin and Jessica Pressler’s article, “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People,” served as the basis for Shonda Rhimes’ American drama television miniseries, “Inventing Anna,” which she also created and produced. Netflix began streaming the show on February 11, 2022. The title character, Anna Sorokin, was portrayed by Julia Garner. Critics gave the series mixed reviews, praising the performances (especially Garner’s), but criticizing the tone’s inconsistency.

Jessica Pressler Career

Pressler worked as a staff writer at Philadelphia magazine and as a freelancer for celebrity magazines before taking on the role of co-editor of New York magazine’s Daily Intel blog in 2007. She has written extensively about “the culture of wealth and money” in New York, speaking with Wall Street CEOs about their companies’ roles in the 2008 financial crisis, including Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and Robert Benmosche of AIG. Pressler has written profiles of Anthony Scaramucci and Lynn Tilton, two prominent New Yorkers. The Best Business Writing editions have published her feature articles on the conflict between Chris and Tory Burch and the startup culture in Silicon Valley.

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In 2014, Pressler published an article that was later proven to be false about a senior at Stuyvesant High School who had allegedly made $72 million trading stocks. After the student acknowledged he had “made the whole thing up,” Bloomberg News withdrew their offer to hire her for their investigative unit.

Pressler wrote an article for New York on December 28, 2015, titled “The Hustlers at Scores,” about strippers who conned money out of their customers. In 2016, she was put forward for a National Magazine Award. In February 2016, a group of producers that included Will Ferrell “snapped up” the movie rights.

Gloria Sanchez Productions turned the novel into the movie Hustlers, which stars Keke Palmer, Constance Wu, and Jennifer Lopez. Julia Stiles plays “Elizabeth,” a fictionalized version of Pressler. The movie came out in 2019.

She published a piece about the high society con artist Anna Sorokin in 2018; Netflix and Shonda Rhimes turned it into the miniseries Inventing Anna. The 2022 release date for Pressler’s book “Bad Influence: Money, Lies, Power, and the World that Created Anna Delvey” has been set.

Pressler has also contributed articles to Smithsonian, GQ, Elle, and Esquire. She frequently wrote Gossip Girl episode summaries for the website Vulture and appeared in one of the show’s episodes as an editor of a New York magazine.