Who Is Bill Kennedy? Everything About Abby Elliott's Husband

By Sujata Limbu | Published On: 23 Feb, 2020
Who Is Bill Kennedy? Everything About Abby Elliott's Husband

Bill Kennedy is an American based screenwriter and producer. His writing credits are TV series House of Cards (2014-2017), American Odyssey (2015), and the film Sex Ed (2014). Also, he has contributed as a producer to the TV series House of Cards and a documentary called Life on the Line (2013). 

Apart from his career, Bill is also well known as the husband of Abby Elliott, the first second-generation cast member on SNL (Saturday Night Live)

Bill Kennedy’s Age

Bill was born on 3 December 1966. He is from New York City.  

Married Life With Wife

Bill has been married to Abby Elliott since 3 September 2016. They dated for two long years before getting married. 

Bill and Abby first met on the set of the comedy film Sex Ed in 2014 and flourished a romantic love life a year after the film got wrapped; Abby had returned to her home in Brooklyn, and Bill contacted her. 

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A year after the first date, the screenwriter popped the question, surrounded by the candles and flowers at their apartment. Later, after 11 months of a long engagement, the couple decided to get married in September 2016. 

Wedding Details

Bill and Abby’s wedding nuptials was arranged by the Martha Stewart Weddings in eastern Connecticut, amid sixteen bridesmaids and groomsmen- who were family members and close friends of the duo. 

The bride wore an amusing lace and tulle Leanne Marshall's gown, and the groom slew the custom blue linen suit by Italian tailor Duca Sartoria. The wedding was followed in a Catholic ceremony with under 200 guests.


Bill Kennedy and wife Abby Elliott at their wedding in September 2016 (Photo:

Keeping with the tradition, the duo didn’t see and talk to each other until the ceremony. In addition to the culture, Abby put on Bill’s grandmother’s ring, and Bill clad on his great grandfather’s watch and cufflinks. 

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The wedding concluded with cocktails and dinner at the bride’s parents’ gothic-style house. 

Short Bio On Bill Kennedy’s Wife

Abby’s full name is Abigail Elliott, and she hails from New York City. Her date of birth is 16 June 1987; she is the daughter of comedian Chris Elliott and Paula Niedert Elliott. Her sister’s name is Bridey Elliott. 

Abby was first featured in a 2005 episode of How I Met Your Mother and later appeared in Saturday Night Live in its 2008-09 season.

Quick Facts Related To Abby Elliott

  • Abby previously dated her Saturday Night Live’s co-star, Fred Armisen. US Weekly reported they separated in September 2011. 

  • Abby wanted to marry Bill when they first met. She revealed she always had a secret Pinterest board for their wedding plan.

  • She was the youngest woman to become a cast member on Saturday Night Live and remained in the show from 2008-2012.