Born on September 28, 1967 as Moon Unit Zappa in New York City, USA, she is and is an actress, singer and author, but probably best known to the world as one of four children of the legendary singer Frank Zappa. With her novel “Amerika, die Schöne” (America, the Beauty), she stepped out of the shadows of her father in 2001, apart from other ventures.
Have you ever wondered how rich Moon Zappa is in mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, Zappa’s net worth is estimated at up to $ 1.5 million, an amount she has earned through her successful career.
Moon Zappa net worth of $ 1.5 million
Moon is the first child of famous musician, activist, and filmmaker Frank Zappa and his second wife, Adelaide Gail Sloatman. Moon has three younger siblings, Dweezil, an actor and musician, Ahmet, a musician and writer, and Diva, an actress. She is of mixed ancestry as her father was of Sicilian, Greco-Arabic, and French ancestry while her mother was of French, Irish, and Danish roots. She attended Oakwood School in North Hollywood but soon joined her father in his musical endeavors; At the age of 14 she already recorded a monologue as part of the song “Valley Girl”, which became a huge hit in the USA. She then teamed up with her brother Dweezil to star as VJs on MTV, and then began her acting career.
In 1982 she made her debut in a supporting role in the TV crime series “CHiPs” and appeared in the science fiction horror “Nightmares” the following year. In 1985 she had a role in the adventure comedy “National Lampoon’s European Vacation” with Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and Dana Hill, and in 1986 she played Barbara in the television comedy series “Fast Times”, which increased her wealth. Before the end of the decade, Moon also appeared in the horror film “Heartstopper” (1989) and the romantic drama “Listen to Me” (1989). She started the new decade with the role of Tess Harlow in the TV comedy series “Normal Life” alongside her brother Dweezil and appeared in the science fiction comedy “The Spirit of ’76”. Four years later she was cast as Carrie in the romantic thriller “Dark Side of Genius” and starred in 1996 in the romantic comedy “Love Always” alongside Marisa Ryan and Beverly D’Angelo.
In the 2000s she had several guest appearances on television series such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2004), in which she was cast as a niqab-clad Muslim, then in “How I Met Your Mother” (2006) as Stacy, Ted Mosby’s cousin and 2007 as Jenny in “Private Practice”. In 2010, Moon starred in the romantic drama “Love & Distrust,” which starred Robert Downey Jr., James Franco and Amy Adams, but the film failed both critically and commercially, despite some big Hollywood names, while most recently the Was the voice of Tracey and Mrs. Lamber on the animated TV series “High School USA!” In 2013.
Moon has not given up her musical talents, and in 2000 she worked with Kip Winger on the third album, which he released as a solo act, entitled “Songs from the Ocean Floor”.
In a recent interview, Moon said she was currently working on her second book, which will show her growing up in her “crazy house”.
In terms of her personal life, Moon was married to drummer Paul Doucette from 2002 to 2014; it ended in divorce after the two had a daughter just 64 years later, who was born on the same day as their grandfather Frank.
Moon’s mother died in 2015 and the rights to Frank Zappa’s family trust were unevenly distributed; Moon and her brother Dweezil received 20%, while Ahmet and Diva each received 30%. This left Moon shocked and now has to wait for the trust to become profitable as it appears to be in debt to ask her brother Ahmet’s permission to use Frank’s music and merchandise under his name to make money.
Grammy Award for the best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal
Last Wille, Anarchy TV, Love to Kill, Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills, Dark Side of Genius, The Boys Next Door, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, Behind the Seams
Normal life, fast times
Gag me with a spoon.
They gave birth to their first child at the age of 37, a daughter Mathilda Plum Doucette, on December 21, 2004. The child’s father is her current ex-husband, Paul Doucette.
Sister-in-law of Shana Muldoon and Patrick Muldoon.
Is a vegetarian.
Her name is parodied in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). Dr. Evil is divided into two units, “Moon Unit Alpha” and “Moon Unit Zappa”.
In November 2005, she topped the list of prominent descendants with the most bizarre names, according to an online poll.
In 2004, Moon Unit was voted the most bizarre offspring celebs of all time in a poll for Sky TV.
Ex-sister of Selma Blair.
She got her middle name from the idea that her birth made her parents Frank Zappa and Gail Zappa a “family unit”.
Her singing on “Valley Girl” was unplanned. Frank Zappa was working on the track and needed a female voice to sing the lines so he went upstairs and asked her if she would like to do that. Moon had missed her father, who was busy recording, and asked that they “book a session” just to hang out with him.
Her ex-husband Paul Doucette is the drummer for the rock band Matchbox Twenty.
Had the hit record “Valley Girl” with her father in 1982. The single helped start the short Valley Girl fashion of the 80s.
Elder sister of actor Dweezil Zappa, Diva Zappa and Ahmet Zappa.
Daughter of Frank Zappa and Gail Zappa.
World away from water
High School USA!
Tracy Tracey Mrs. Lamber
Love & distrust
How I Met Your Mother
Control your enthusiasm
Behind the seams
The giving tree
Alex (as moon Zappa)
Tenacious D: The Complete Masterpiece
Art gallery visitors
School teacher (uncredited)
Katie (as Moon Zappa)
Party of five
Pterosaur woman from Beverly Hills
The girl gets Moe
Dark side of genius
Wild palm trees
The spirit of ’76
Cheryl Dickman (as Moon Zappa)
Lenora Clayton (as Moon Zappa)
Listen to me
Longnecker (as Moon Zappa)
Murphy the biker
The boys next door
National Lampoon’s European vacation
Rusty’s California Girl (as Moon Zappa)
The facts of life
Pamela (segment “The Bishop of the Battle”) (as Moon Zappa)
The 80s: the decade that made us
TV Miniseries Documentary Actor – 1 episode, 2013 Writer – 1 episode, 2013
Actors in the TV series – 1 episode, 1997 Author – 1 episode, 1997
Actor of the TV series – 1 episode, 1982 author – 1 episode, 1982