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From Stork to “Yellowstone”: The Life and Career of Jacki Weaver

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Who is Jacki Weaver?

Jacqueline ‘Jacki’ Ruth Weaver was born on 25 May 1947, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and is an Australian actress, known for her work in film, television and theatre. She has appeared in a wide range of productions, and has won numerous awards throughout her career, including two Academy Award nominations for her roles in “Animal Kingdom” and “Silver Linings Playbook”. Some of her other notable roles include appearances in “The Disaster Artist”, “Yellowstone”, and “Stoker”.

Early life and education

Jacki is the daughter of Edith Simpson, a migrant from England, and Arthur Weaver, a Sydney solicitor. Jacki attended Hornsby Girls’ High School, a public secondary school in Sydney’s upper North Shore.

Although there’s not a lot of detailed information available about her early education, it’s known that she had a keen interest in acting from a young age. She began her career on stage as a teenager, making her first professional stage appearance in a production of “Cinderella” at the age of 15. Over the years, she honed her craft and developed her skills in theater, which laid the foundation for her successful career in film and television.

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Roles in movies

Jacki made her film debut in the 1963 TV movie “Hansel and Gretel”, and later in the decade appeared in low-budget movies such as “Split Level” (1964), “They’re a Weird Mob” (1966), and “The Schoolmistress” (1967).

She continued appearing in several Australian films, most notably “Stork” (1971), a comedy directed by Tim Burstall, and which also starred Bruce Spence and Graeme Blundell. The film was a significant success in Australia, and is considered a classic of Australian cinema. It was notable for its irreverent and humorous approach on subjects such as sex, drugs and counterculture, which made it controversial at the time of its release.

Jacki continued in Australian films, establishing herself as a prominent actress in the local industry. In 1975, she starred in the critically acclaimed mystery drama “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, directed by Peter Weir, based on the eponymous 1967 novel written by Joan Lindsay. In the following year, she played one of the leads in the biographical drama “Caddie”, which starred Helen Morse in the titular role. The film is based on the book “Caddie, the Story of a Barmaid”, a biography of a young single mother raising her children during the Great Depression. The film quickly became a hit in Australia, and launched Jacki to stardom.

In 1982, Jacki starred in another biopic, “Squizzy Taylor”, based on the life of the infamous Melbourne mobster, Joseph Theodore Leslie Taylor. In the following years, she appeared in the comedy „The Perfectionist” (1985), and also lent her voice in the animated movie “Abra Cadabra” (1983). After that, Jacki focused solely on her work on TV, before taking a full-fledged break from screen acting between 1988 and 1996.

She made her comeback in the comedy drama “Cosi”, written by Louis Nowra and directed by Mark Joffe. However, during the 1990s and 2000s, Jacki found it increasingly difficult to land new roles in film and on TV, so she shifted her focus toward her theatre career.

It all changed in 2010 when she starred in the critically acclaimed Australian crime drama film “Animal Kingdom”. Directed by David Michôd, the film follows a Melbourne crime family, and explores the power dynamics within the family after the death of the matriarch’s partner. Jacki played the role of Janine ‘Smurf’ Cody, the manipulative and controlling mother of the criminal Cody family. Her chilling portrayal of the character earned her numerous accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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Following the success of “Animal Kingdom”, Jacki appeared in a string of Hollywood films. In 2012, she starred in David O. Russell’s romantic comedy-drama film “Silver Linings Playbook”, playing Dolores Solitano, the mother of the film’s protagonist, Pat Solitano Jr., portrayed by Bradley Cooper. The film, which also starred Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, received widespread acclaim, and Jacki’s performance as the caring and concerned mother earned her a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actress.

In the following year, she appeared in the horror-thriller “Stoker”, in which she played the role of Gwendolyn ‘Gin’ Stoker, the aunt of Mia Wasikowska’s character, India. In the same year, she appeared in the dark comedy “Parkland”, which chronicled the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Weaver continued to take on a variety of roles in Hollywood films, showcasing her versatility as an actress. In 2017, she appeared in the comedy-drama “The Disaster Artist”, which told the story behind the making of the cult film “The Room”; Weaver portrayed the role of Carolyn Minnott, one of the actresses in “The Room”.

In the following year, Weaver appeared in the Netflix post-apocalyptic thriller film “Bird Box”, alongside Sandra Bullock. The film garnered a significant amount of attention, and was widely viewed on the streaming platform.

More recently, in 2022, Jackie starred in the biographical drama “Father Stu”, written and directed by Rosalind Ross. The film is based on the true story of former boxer Stuart Long (played by Mark Wahlberg), who became a Catholic priest.

Roles in TV series

Jacki made her first TV series appearance in 1967, in an episode of the Australian horror drama “Wandjina!” In the following years, she continued to appear in popular Australian TV series such as “Homicide” (1966), “Division 4” (1969-1970), and “Matlock Police” (1971).

Jacki’s first recurring role was in the Australian drama “House Rules”, which aired in 1988, and followed the lives of the residents of a public housing complex in suburban Melbourne. The series was created by Barbara Bishop, and also starred Jacob Kino and Matt Day.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Jacki continued to work in Australian television, appearing in a variety of roles in series such as “The Challenge” (1986), “Water Rats” (1997), and “Marriage Acts” (2000).

Jacki’s international television career began to take-off after her success in “Animal Kingdom” and “Silver Linings Playbook”.  In 2014, she starred in the American crime drama limited series “Gracepoint”, created by Chris Chibnall; the show is a remake of the critically acclaimed British series “Broadchurch”, and follows the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a small, tight-knit coastal town in California. The series stars David Tennant, who also starred in the original British version, as Detective Emmett Carver, and Anna Gunn as Detective Ellie Miller.

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In the following year, she joined the cast of the comedy “Blunt Talk”, which aired from 2015 through 2016, which starred Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Timm Sharp.

In 2016, Jacki played the leads in the Australian television miniseries “Secret City”, a political thriller based on the novels “The Mandarin Code” and “The Marmalade Files” by Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis. Jacki portrayed Catriona Bailey, a powerful and ruthless political figure.

In 2019, Jacki took on a leading role in the American dark comedy television series “Perpetual Grace, LTD”, playing the role of Lillian, the cunning and manipulative wife of a conman preacher played by Ben Kingsley. The series was lauded for its unique tone and the performances of its ensemble cast, including Jacki’s standout portrayal of the complex and intriguing Lillian.

More recently, in 2021 and 2022, she played the role of Caroline Warner in the critically-acclaimed US neo-western “Yellowstone”. The show follows the Dutton family, who own and operate the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, located in Montana. It was created by Taylor Sheridan, who is known for his work as a screenwriter on films such as “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water”. The series stars Kevin Costner as John Dutton, the patriarch of the family, as well as Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, and Cole Hauser, among others. The series has been praised for its stunning cinematography, gripping storylines, and strong performances by the cast.

Awards and nominations

Jacki has won more than 20 awards through her career, and been nominated for over 40 others, including two Oscars.

Her first major recognition came in 1972, when she was rewarded with the AFI (Australian Film Institute) Award for Best Actress, for her performance in the comedy “Stork”. Four years later, she won her second AFI Award for her supporting role in “Caddie”.

Jacki’s performance in “Animal Kingdom” (2010) earned her many awards, both in Australia and internationally, including a Satellite Award, NBR Award (National Board of Review, USA), and a nomination for a Golden Globe.

Two years later, she won the AACTA (formerly AFI) International Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook”, and won the 2013 AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Award for the same performance. In addition, she won a prestigious Gold Derby award as a part of the ensemble cast of “Silver Linings Playbook”.

Jacki is also a two-time winner of the Mommie Dearest Award for Worst Screen Mom of the Year – given by Women Film Critics Circle, and actually compliments – for her roles in “Animal Kingdom” (2010) and “Widows” (2018).

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Love life and relationships

Since her rise to fame in the 1970s, Jacki’s tumultuous romantic life has been the subject of a lot of media attention. She’s been married five times, including twice to the same man, and has had several high-profile relationships behind her. She’s also garnered a lot of controversy for her admitted infidelities during her marriages.

In 1966, Jacki married her high school sweetheart David Price, but the couple parted ways in 1970, and Jacki had a son with her partner at the time, John Waters, shortly after separating from David.

During the early 1970s, Jacki was in a long-term relationship with the late Sydney Theatre Company founder, Richard Wherett. As she revealed in her memoir “Much Love, Jac”, the two were planning for a baby, but she unfortunately suffered four miscarriages, which she said marked the beginning of the end of their relationship. Despite parting ways in 1965, the couple remained close friends until his death in 2001. Richard came out as gay shortly after he was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. In her interviews, Jacki reveals that she was aware of her late ex-partner’s sexual orientation, but denies the rumors that their relationship was a ‘cover-up’.

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In 1975, a year after parting ways from Richard, Jacki married Max Hensser, however, the marriage wasn’t long lasting, and the couple finalized their divorce in 1977. She soon became romantically involved with former Sydney crime reporter and film producer Phil Davis, with whom she lived from 1976 through 1981.

She then met her future husband, radio and TV presenter, Derryn Hinch. They married in 1983, and would remain together until 1996. The couple began dating again in the following year, and exchange vows for the second time shortly afterwards, however, their marriage only lasted a year the second time around. Nonetheless, the two have remained close friends to this day.

In 2003, Jackie married the South African actor Sean Taylor. Reflecting on her previous relationships, Jacki says that she’s finally found a partner for life in Sean. The couple reside together in Los Angeles, California, and are living a quiet life away from media attention.

Net worth

As of May 2023, Jacki’s net worth has been estimated at more than $2 million.

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What is Mia Sara doing now? The Retired Actress Who Charmed Us All

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Who is Mia Sara?

American retired actress Mia Sarapochiello, known better by her simpler professional name Mia Sara, was born in New York City, USA, on 19 June 1967, making Gemini her zodiac sign. She appeared in 45 TV series and movies prior to retiring from acting in 2013, while she’s perhaps still remembered best for playing Melissa, one of the main characters in the 1994 crime action science fiction movie “Timecop”, which Peter Hyams directed, and which also starred Ron Silver and Jean-Claude Van Damme. It follows a police officer who’s working for a security agency that protects time travel, and who now has to stop a politician from altering the past; the movie won one of its five award nominations.

Education and early life

Mia was raised in New York City alongside her sister Cassie Sarapochiello, by their father Jemore Sarapochiello and mother Diana, both of whom were professional photographers; Mia is of Italian descent and was raised Roman Catholic.

She studied at St. Ann’s School, and during her time there became interested in acting, after she was convinced by her teacher to appear in a school play. Mia was 16 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Francesca in a 1983 episode of the soap opera “All My Children”, and was 18 when she made her debut film appearance, portraying the lead character Lili in the 1985 romantic fantasy adventure “Legend”. The movie was directed by Ridley Scott, also starred Tom Cruise and Tim Curry, and follows a man who’s trying to prevent the Lord of Darkness from destroying daylight; it won one of its 13 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup.

Mia matriculated from St. Ann’s in 1985, and then chose acting over pursuing a college degree.

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Roles in movies

Mia played the lead character Sloane Peterson in the evergreen 1986 comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, which also starred Alan Ruck and Matthew Broderick, and was written and directed by John Hughes. It follows a boy who’s determined about skipping school for a day, and the film won two of its three award nominations. Some of Mia’s other roles in the ‘80s were in the 1988 horror mystery “Apprentice to Murder”, the 1988 crime mystery “Shadows in the Storm” and the 1989 drama “Big Time”.

In 1991, she starred as Clavelli in the sports adventure “By the Sword”, directed by Jeremy Kagan, and which also starred F. Murray Abraham and Eric Roberts. It follows an elderly man Max who’s begun working for a famous fencing coach as a cleaner, even though he’s also a skilled coach. The following year saw Mia play Leah in the romantic crime drama “A Stranger Among Us”, as well as Jessie Gosselin in the adventure “Call of the Wild”. What also marked the ‘90s for her was playing Natasha in the 1996 thriller “Midnight in Saint Petersburg”, directed by Douglas Jackson, and which starred Michael Caine, Jason Connery and Yuri Limonty; it follows detective Harry Palmer who’s trying to retrieve the stolen plutonium.

Mia started off the 2000s by appearing in the 2001 family adventure “The Impossible Elephant”, then in 2002 the crime drama “Turn of Faith” and the science fiction fantasy “Lost in Oz”. The year 2003 saw her star as Ellen Heaven in the crime comedy “Hoodlum & Son”, written and directed by Ashley Way, and which also starred Ted King and Ron Perlman. Set in 1933, the movie follows the lives of a man and his 10 years old son Archie.

Mia then appeared in three films prior to retiring: the 2007 short comedy “Tinseltown”, the 2011 action family fantasy “Dorothy and the Witches of Oz” and the 2013 short comedy “Pretty Pretty”.

Roles in TV series

In 1987, Mia played Queenie Kelly in both episodes of the romantic mini-series “Queenie”, which starred Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam and Claire Bloom, and follows a girl who’s moved from India to London, England and has become a successful actress; the mini-series was nominated for a single award. Mia went on to appear in a 1988 episode of the crime mystery “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, and two episodes of the 1989 romantic war mini-series “Till We Meet Again”.

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In 1993, she portrayed Annie Knox in the crime action adventure “Time Trax”, created by Harve Bennett and Jeffrey M. Hayes, and which also starred Dale Midkiff and Elizabeth Alexander; it follows a police officer who’s been sent to the past to track down fugitives hiding there. Mia appeared in only three other TV series in the ‘90s: an episode or two of the mystery thriller “Chicago Hope”, the romantic drama “Strangers” and the romantic science fiction adventure “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.

In 2002 and 2003, she starred as Dr. Harleen Quinzel in all the 14 episodes of the action adventure “Birds of Prey”, created by Laeta Kalogridis, and which also starred Ashley Scott and Dina Meyer. Set in Gotham City after Batman is no longer its protector, the series follows the city’s new protectors Huntress, Oracle and Black Canary, known as the Birds of Prey; it was nominated for only a single award.

Mia had only three other TV series roles, appearing in the 2005 episode “Jamalot” of the crime mystery “CSI: NY”, the 2006 episode “Battleground” of the horror fantasy “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King” and two episodes of the 2011 action fantasy comedy “The Witches of Oz”.

Other credits

Mia sang the song “My True Love’s Kiss” in the 1985 movie “Legend”.

She received special thanks for the 2018 action crime comedy “The Happytime Murders”.

Mia appeared in a 1994 episode of the talk-show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, and most recently, in 2020 made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “Reunited Apart”.

Awards and nominations

Mia won a 1995 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in “Timecop”.

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Life after acting

Mia’s been staying away from the media’s attention since she retired from acting, and has been focused on spending time with her husband and raising her children.

Love life and marriages

Mia’s married twice, and has two children. Her first husband was British actor and director Jason Joseph Connery, perhaps known best for being the son the late British actor Sir Sean Connery. Mia and Jason married on 17 March 1996, and she gave birth to their son Dashiell Quinn Connery in June 1997; their divorce was finalized in 2002.

Not long after the divorce, Mia began dating American voice actor, producer, director and puppeteer Brian Henson; she gave birth to their daughter Amelia Jane Henson in 2005, and they married on 6 April 2010.

There are no other men whom Mia’s dated, that we know about; she’s married to her second husband Brian Henson as of April 2023, and they have a daughter together, while she also has a son with her first husband Jason Connery.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Mia found it hard to laugh in the taxi scene of the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, and was only able to after actor Matthew Broderick tickled her feet and knees.

She became a private pilot in 1994, having earned her license.

Mia and American actress Danielle von Zerneck are co-owners of a production company.

Her acting mentor was the late American actor, screenwriter and director Roy London, who passed way in 1993, aged 50.

Mia’s quite active on her Instagram account ‘MiaSaraWrites’, as she’s posted nearly 200 pictures, while she’s followed by over 9,000 people.

Mia’s favorite actress is Uma Thurman, while some of her favorite movies include the trilogy “Kill Bill”, “Pulp Fiction” and “Gattaca”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Mia’s age is 55. Her eyes are green and hair is brown, she’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).

Mia’s net worth’s been estimated at close to $2 million, as of April 2023.

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Renée Elise Goldsberry: The Woman Behind the Iconic Angelica Schuyler

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Who is Renée Elise Goldsberry?

American actress and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California USA, on 2 January 1971, making Capricorn her zodiac sign. She’s perhaps known best for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway play “Hamilton”, although she’s also popular for her career on TV, especially for playing Evangeline Williamson in 269 episodes (1999-2007) of the soap opera “One Life to Live”. Michael Easton and Erika Slezak starred in the drama, which was created by Agnes Nixon, and follows the lives of three families from the fictional city of Llanview in Pennsylvania; the series aired from 1968 through 2013 and won 95 of its 519 award nominations.

Education and early life

Renée was raised in Houston, Texas as she and her family moved there not long after she was born; her father worked in the automotive industry, and her mother Betty Saunders was an industrial psychologist. Renée has three brothers, but not many details about them or her parents have been disclosed, as Renée respects their privacy.

She was enrolled at an acting camp when she was eight, because her younger brother was very shy and their mother chose to enroll them together. Renée studied at Cranbrook Kingswood School, from which she matriculated in 1989, and she continued her education at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993.

Renée then attended the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in 1997.

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Roles in TV series

Renée’s debut TV series role was playing Ikette in three episodes of the 1999 fantasy comedy “Ally”, and the following years saw her appear in an episode of various series, such as the romantic drama “Providence”, the drama “Any Day Now”, and the comedy “That ‘80s Show”.

From 1997 through 2002, she portrayed Singer in 44 episodes of the popular fantasy comedy “Ally McBeal”, which starred Greg Germann, Calista Flockhart and Jane Krakowski, and was created by David E. Kelley. It follows the life of attorney Ally, and the series won 43 of its 158 award nominations. The remainder of the 2000s saw Renée appear in an episode of the crime mystery “Life on Mars”, the comedy “The Return of Jezebel James”, and another comedy “Royal Pains”.

From 2010 through 2016, she played Geneva Pine in 23 episodes of the crime mystery “The Good Wife”, which starred Chris Noth and Julianna Margulies, and was created by Robert and Michelle King. It follows a woman who has to provide for her family now that her husband’s behind bars, and the series won 31 of its 245 award nominations.

Renée’s three most recent TV series roles have been in 16 episodes of the 2021 musical comedy “Girls5eva”, five episodes of the 2022 action adventure comedy “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”, and 19 episodes of the 2023 animated adventure comedy “Eureka!” (voice role).

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Roles in movies

Renée’s debut film role was playing Jessica in the 2001 adventure comedy “Palco & Hirsch”, and the following years saw her appear in the 2002 drama “Turnaround”, and in 2008 the crime action “Pistol Whipped” and the romantic musical “Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway”.

The year 2014 saw her play Cynthia Barnes in the crime mystery “Every Secret Thing”, directed by Amy Berg, and which starred Diane Lane, Brynne Norquist and Eva Grace Kellner; it follows a detective as he’s investigating a case involving missing children.

Renée’s also known for playing Kim in the 2015 comedy “Sisters”, directed by Jason Moore, and which starred Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and May Rudolph; it follows two sisters as they’re throwing a party at their family home which is about to be sold, and the film was nominated for four awards.

Renée’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 animated action adventure “Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing” (voice role), the 2021 biographical comedy “tick, tick… BOOM!”, and the 2022 romantic drama “Anything’s Possible”.

Other credits

Renée voiced Matrina Sedik in the 2001 video game “Star Trek: Away Team”.

She played Nala in the Broadway play “The Lion King”, and was then cast to appear in the plays “Dreamgirls”, “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, and “The Baker’s Wife”.

Renée’s passionate about music, released her album “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” in 2001, and her extended play (EP) “Beautiful” in 2006.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Live with Kelly and Mark”, “Marvel Studios: Assembled”, and “That’s My Jam”.

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Awards and nominations

Renée’s won three of her 20 award nominations – a 2005 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Triangle, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “One Life to Live”, a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, for “Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)”, and a 2022 Pena de Prata Award for Best Acting in an Underrated Comedy Series, for “Girls5eva”.

Love life and marriage

Renée prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but it’s still known that she’s been a married woman for more than two decades now. She and American lawyer Alexis Johnson exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 8 December 2002, attended by more than 200 of their friends and family members. Renée gave birth to their son Benjamin Johnson on 5 May 2009, and the two adopted their second child in 2014, a girl named Brielle (born on 15 February 2013).

Renée’s yet to speak of other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s married to Alexis Johnson as of May 2023, and they have two children together, one adopted.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Renée’s popular on Instagram, and is today followed by over 630,000 people on the social media network, on which she’s posted close to 700 pictures and videos; most of these show her performing in theatre plays, while she’s singing, spending time with her husband and doing yoga in others.

She loves summer, mostly because she enjoys sun tanning at the beach.

Renée’s taking good care of her mental health, as she does yoga and meditates on a daily basis; she’s also physically quite active, as she goes running nearly every morning, and occasionally works out at the gym.

Renée’s favorite actor is Jason Gray-Stanford, and some of her favorite movies include “The Husband She Met Online”, “Earth to Echo” and “Lucky Christmas”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Renée’s age is 52. She has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs about 135lbs (62kgs).

Renée’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of May 2023.

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What is Victoria Principal doing today? Net Worth, Husband, Age

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Who is Victoria Principal?

American actress, producer and author Vicki Ree ‘Victoria’ Principal was born in Fukuoka, Japan, on 3 January 1950, making Capricorn her zodiac sign. She appeared in 39 TV series and movies prior to retiring from acting in 2001, and is perhaps still remembered best for playing Linda Christopher, one of the main characters in the 1976 action crime adventure “Vigilante Force”, written and directed by George Armitage, and which also starred Kris Kristofferson and Jan-Michael Vincent. It tells the story of a small town in which oil’s been found, and violent crime’s skyrocketed.

Education and early life

Victoria spent the first three months of her life in Fukuoka, where her father, US Air Force Sergeant Victor Rocco Principal was stationed; she was then raised alongside her sister Kim in London, England and various US states, by Victor and their mother Ree (nee Veal) who was a housewife.

Victoria was five when she appeared in her first commercial, while she grew up being interested mostly in ballet. She studied at 17 different schools as the family often moved, and matriculated from South Dade Senior High School in Florida in 1968.

Victoria continued her education at Miami-Dade Community College, but was involved in a car crash during her freshman year; it took her several months to recover, and she then learned that she would have to attend the first year all over again. Instead of re-enrolling, Victoria moved to New York City for a couple of months, and then to London, England where she attended an acting school; she moved to Los Angeles, California in 1971, and began working on her way up in the film industry.

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Roles in movies

Victoria’s debut film role was playing Maria Elena in the 1972 romantic comedy “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean”, directed by John Huston, and which starred Paul Newman, Ava Gardner and Roy Jenson. It follows former outlaw Roy Bean who’s made himself the judge of Vinegaroon, Texas and the movie was nominated for three awards, including an Oscar for Best Music, Original Score.

Some of Victoria’s following roles were in the 1973 comedy “The Naked Ape”, the 1974 action thriller “Earthquake” and the 1975 crime drama “Last Hours Before Morning”.

The year 1980 saw her star as Patti Flynn in the drama “Pleasure Palace”, directed by Walter Grauman, and which also starred Omar Sharif and J. D. Cannon; it follows professional gambler Omar Sharif who’s begun helping the owner of a Las Vegas casino. Victoria could then have been seen appearing in the 1982 romantic comedy “Not Just Another Affair”, the 1987 drama “Mistress” and the 1989 thriller “Naked Lie”.

In 1992, she starred as Patty in the thriller “Seduction: Three Tales from the ‘Inner Sanctum’”, directed by Michael Ray Rhodes, and which also starred John Terry and Gary Beach; the movie’s a compilation of three stories about obsessive love.

Victoria’s final three film roles were in the 1996 thriller “The Abduction”, the 1997 romantic drama “Love in Another Town” and the 1998 comedy “Michael Kael Contre la World News Company”.

Roles in TV series

Victoria made her debut TV series appearance in the 1973 episode “Love and the Perfect Set-Up” of the romantic comedy “Love, American Style”, and was then cast to appear in an episode of the romantic drama “Love Story”, the crime mystery “Banacek” and the family fantasy adventure “Fantasy Island”.

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From 1978 through 1987, she starred as Pamela Barnes Ewing in 251 episodes of the romantic drama “Dallas”, which David Jacobs created, and which also starred Ken Kercheval and Larry Hagman. It follows the life of Texas oil baron J. R. Ewing, the series aired from 1978 through 1991 and won 47 of its 129 award nominations.

Victoria appeared in an episode of a couple of series in the ‘90s, including the family comedy “Home Improvement”, the comedy “The Larry Sanders Show” and the mystery thriller “Chicago Hope”.

Her final TV series role was portraying Gwen Williams in all the 14 episodes of the romantic drama “Titans”, which starred John Barrowman, Yasmine Bleeth and Casper Van Dien, and follows the wealthy Williams family as their secrets are being revealed.

Other credits

Victoria has six producing credits, which include the 1990 thriller movie “Sparks: The Price of Passion”, the 1991 thriller film “Don’t Touch My Daughter” and the 1992 horror thriller movie “Midnight’s Child”.

Some of her most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Tracey Takes On…” (1999), “After They Were Famous” (2002) and “Entertainment Tonight” (2009).

Awards and nominations

Victoria won two Bravo Otto Germany Awards for Best Female TV Star in 1981 and 1982.

Where is Victoria today?

Victoria’s been staying away from media since her retirement from acting, and has been focused on her businesses; she’s until recently had her own skincare company Principal Secret Skincare, which was founded in 1989 and generated revenue of over $1.5 billion.

Victoria gave an interview to the magazine “TV Insider” in 2018, revealing that she was spending most of her time running the company; she sold it to Guthy Renker in April 2019, and has since been focused on running The Victoria Principal Foundation for Thoughtful Existence.

She’s also the owner of her own production company Victoria Principal Productions.

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Love life and husband

Victoria’s been married twice. Her first husband was American screenwriter and producer Christopher Skinner; the two met on the set of the series “Dallas” in 1978, and married in the same year. Victoria filed for divorce in 1980, and it was finalized a year later.

She was then in a two-year relationship with the late British-Australian singer-songwriter and actor Andrew Roy Gibb, who was a founding member of the musical group Bee Gees; Victoria broke up from Andy in March 1982 because of his drug addiction, and he died from myocarditis on 10 March 1988.

She met American plastic surgeon Dr. Harry Glassman in 1983, and they exchanged vows on 22 June 1985; they filed for divorce in May 2006, and it was finalized in December of that year.

Victoria hasn’t spoken about other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s unattached as of April 2023, has been married twice and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Victoria’s an author, and published her first book “The Body Principal” in 1983, followed by “The Beauty Principal” in 1984 and “The Diet Principal” in 1987. Her fourth and only other book – “Living Principal” – was published in 2001.

She and her late boyfriend Andy Gibb released their duet song “All I Have to Do Is Dream’ in 1981, and it peaked at #51 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Victoria’s been a philanthropist since the launch of her career, and is mostly focused on environmental issues; she donated $200,000 for the cleaning-up of the Gulf Coast region on 2 June 2010, and $100,000 for the Malibu ballot initiative Measure R in October 2014. She also donated a fleet of rescue boats to American Humane in September 2018, to help save animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Victoria’s favorite actress is Raquel Welch, while some of her favorite movies include “Hannie Caulder”, “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B. C.”

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Height, eyes and wealth

Victoria’s age is 73. Her eyes and hair are brown, she’s 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (62kgs).

Victoria’s net worth’s been estimated at over $350 million, as of April 2023.

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