Crystal the Monkey Net Worth

Crystal the Monkey is an incredibly successful actress, having grossed over $2.5 Billion in just five of her movies. Her career began at Universal Studios' live animal show and she has since worked with some of the biggest directors in Hollywood. Her big break came in 2007 with "Night at the Museum" and she has since starred in "Hangover 2", "Zookeeper", and "We Bought a Zoo" with Matt Damon. In 2012, she was featured on the cover of the new show "Animal Practice" and was praised by New York Magazine as "NBC's most valuable commodity this fall". Crystal has proven herself to be an incredibly talented actor and is beloved by the press and her co-stars.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Actress
Birth Day May 06, 1994
Breed Capuchin monkey
Sex Female
Occupation Monkey actress
Years active 1997–present
Owner Thierre Whitfield
Residence Los Angeles County, California
Height 1 ft 7 in (48 cm)

💰 Net worth: $16 Million (2024)

Crystal the Monkey, the renowned actress, is rumored to have amassed a staggering net worth of $16 million by the year 2024. Born in 1994, Crystal has emerged as an icon in the entertainment industry. Recognized for her exceptional talent and adorable appearance, she has captivated audiences worldwide with her performances in numerous films and television shows. Crystal's remarkable achievements and widespread popularity have undoubtedly contributed to her impressive financial success, making her one of the wealthiest monkeys in showbiz.

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In 1996, Birds & Animals Unlimited, the largest furnisher of animals to Hollywood, sent one of its trainers to purchase a capuchin monkey in Florida. Birds & Animals prefers to begin training younger monkeys, optimally those close to one year old. Audacious two-and-half-year-old Crystal, whose canine teeth had begun showing, was offered. The trainer ultimately decided to buy both Crystal and two younger capuchin monkeys. Three employees received the three monkeys. Crystal was given to Tom Gunderson, an employee who had only been with the company for a few years and had been primarily working at Universal Studios Florida's Animal Actors stage show. Gunderson had let the other two employees select their monkeys first and was left with the oldest, Crystal. He named her Crystal, a namesake to a country music singer Crystal Gayle. New York magazine's Benjamin Wallace wrote, "It was like she was born to perform."


She is known for her roles in the 2006 film Night at the Museum and its sequels, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014), playing troublesome monkey Dexter (also playing another character, Able, in the second film). In the 2009 film, her character slapped Ben Stiller's, while her trainer encouraged her with "Get him! Get him! Hit him harder! Hit him harder!" Stiller joked that "I really dislike the monkey. There's no way to feel great about having a monkey slap your face on any level." During filming, Crystal in an "unscripted moment" relieved herself on Robin Williams, who was playing Teddy Roosevelt. Williams said, "It combines the worst aspects of working with children and animals when you have an animal that looks like a child ... Plus, what human can [defecate] on you in the middle of a scene and people would be like 'Awww, great'".


In 2011 she played Donald the Monkey in the Frank Coraci-directed film Zookeeper and was voiced by Adam Sandler. Crystal also played Crystal the Capuchin in the Cameron Crowe-directed film We Bought a Zoo.


She played Dr. Rizzo, a crony of misanthropic Veterinarian Dr. George Coleman in Animal Practice, a sitcom that debuted on September 26, 2012. Before the show was cancelled due to low ratings, Crystal netted her owner $12,000 per episode; the earnings from nine episodes meant that for the year she made more than twice as much as the average Hollywood actor. New York's Wallace observed the filming of a scene in which Crystal gives Coleman a shoulder massage. Gunderson used gestures to coax Crystal to perform the desired action and let her lick yogurt from his fingers upon finishing. After each scene, Gunderson rewards her with a treat. Wallace noted that her favorite treats included "chocolate, Nutella, grapes, pistachios, peanuts, the odd crafts-services Banana, a weekly egg for protein, and, off-set, spiders and flies".