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Bonnie Bedelia Net Worth

Bonnie Bedelia Culkin net worth is

$2 Million

Bonnie Bedelia Culkin Wiki Biography

Bonnie Bedelia Culkin was born on 25 March 1948, in New York City, USA, to Marian Ethel, a writer and editor, and Philip Harley Culkin, a journalist. She is an actress, best known for her roles in the films “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”, “Lovers and Other Strangers”, “Die Hard”, “Die Hard 2” and “Presumed Innocent”, and in the television series “The Division” and “Parenthood”.

So how loaded is Bonnie Bedelia? Sources state that Bedelia has acquired a net worth of over $2 million, as of early 2017. The main source of her fortune has been her acting career which actually began in the late 1950s.

Bonnie Bedelia Net Worth $2 Million

Bedelia grew up in New York City, along with her three siblings, with one of her brothers being actor Kit Culkin, and her sister actress Candace Culkin. She attended New York’s Quintano School for Young Professionals, where she was discovered by a talent scout during a school production of “Tom Sawyer”. She made her stage debut aged nine in a 1957 production of “Dr. Praetorius”, and went on to join George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet, appearing in several productions of the company, including the television production of the acclaimed “The Nutcracker”. However, not long after she left ballet to focus on her acting career, joining the HB Studio and Actors Studio in New York.

In 1961 she was cast as Sandy Porter in the CBS soap opera “Love of Life”, the role which brought her to prominence, remaining on the show until 1967. Meanwhile, she made her Broadway debut in a 1962 production of “Isle of Children” and went on to appear in several other theater productions, including “My Sweet Charlie”, for which she won a Theatre World Award. Her net worth began to rise.

Bedelia made her film debut in 1969, with the role of Annie Burke in the drama “The Gypsy Moths”. The same year she starred as Ruby in the award-winning drama film “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”, based on the same-titled novel by Horace McCoy. The following year she starred as Susan Henderson in the comedy film “Lovers and Other Strangers”. Her performances in both films earned Bedelia high praises, greatly contributing to her popularity and to her wealth as well. Other starring film roles followed, such as in “The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie” and “Between Friends”, as well as many television gigs, reinforcing her status of a rising star and increasing her wealth.

Bedelia’s role of race car driver Shirley Muldowney in the 1983 film “Heart Like a Wheel” earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Other notable roles of the time came with the films “Violets Are Blue” and “The Prince of Pennsylvania”, winning an Independent Spirit Award for the latter one. Her performance of Holly Gennaro McClane – the wife of John McClane, Bruce Willis’s character – in the popular action “Die Hard” and its sequel “Die Hard 2” also earned critical acclaim. She followed it with another notable part, playing Barbara Sabich, the wife of Harrison Ford’s character, in the legal drama “Presumed Innocent”. All contributed to Bedelia’s fame and fortune.

Now an established Hollywood star, she went on to earn Emmy nominations for her roles in the ’90s anthology series “Fallen Angels” and the TV film “Locked in Silence”, as well as to receive critical acclaim for her performance of Polly Chalmers in the horror film “Needful Things”.

From 2001 to 2004 she starred as Capt. Kate McCafferty in the crime drama series “The Division”, and another major TV role came in 2010, when she was cast as the matriarch Camille Braverman in the drama series “Parenthood”, improving her net worth once again; she remained on the show until 2015. Bedelia is currently filming the drama “The Scent of Rain and Lightning”.

In her personal life, Bedelia has married three times, firstly to scriptwriter Ken Luber from 1969 to 1980 – they have two children together. She was then married to actor James Telfer, and as of 1995, she has been married to actor Michael MacRae.

Full Name Bonnie Bedelia
Net Worth $2 Million
Date Of Birth March 25, 1948
Place Of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Profession Actress
Education New York’s Quintano School for Young Professionals, HB Studio and Actors Studio in New York
Nationality American
Spouse Ken Luber (m. 1969-1980), James Telfer, Michael MacRae (m. 1995-)
Children Jonah Luber, Yuri Luber
Parents Marian Ethel, Philip Harley Culkin
Siblings Macaulay Culkin
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Bonnie-Bedelia-139715346117659
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000889
Allmusic www.allmusic.com/artist/bonnie-bedelia-mn0000768506
Awards Theatre World Award (1967), Lone Star Film & Television Awards – Best TV Actress (1999), Lifetime Achievement Award (2012, Ojai Film Festival)
Nominations Golden Globe Award (1984), Independent Spirit Awards (1989), Emmy Award (1994), CableACE Award (1997)
Movies “The Gypsy Moths” (1969), “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” (1969), “Lovers and Other Strangers” (1970), “Heart Like a Wheel” (1983), “Die Hard” (1988), “Die Hard 2” (1990), “Presumed Innocent” (1990), “Needful Things”
TV Shows (1993)”Love of Life” (1961–67), “My Sweet Charlie”, “The Division” (2001-2004), “Sordid Lives: The Series” (2008), “Parenthood” (2010-2015)
# Quote
1 I look in the mirror, and I go, ‘You look 40.’ I feel like I look 40. I may not, but that’s my feeling, so I can’t really relate to it (being 65). I’m going to have to start. I can’t say it’s scary. It’s weird; it’s just weird.
2 Whenever there’s heavy-duty emotional work to be done, they call me. As for playing the completely off-the-wall, sexy, gorgeous lady that I am – no, they don’t think of me.
3 I have two children – could I ever choose between them? Never. That’s what ‘Sophie’s Choice’ was about. If you have 50 children, you don’t love one less.
4 It’s pretty scary, but it really is just numbers. I heard someone say that, and it’s true. I turn 65 in March, and I actually just got my Medicare card because I’d been dragging my feet about that. But, boy, do I not feel like 65. I feel like I’m 40.
5 I’ve had some interesting roles along the way, but they tend to be cause-driven. They’re always about something. There isn’t time for character work as an actor because you’re fighting the cause or mourning the child or fighting the disease, etc.
6 My grandfather had been on the New York City force with his 11 brothers around the turn of the century. He was killed in the line of duty. My father, who was 16, was the oldest son, so he had to quit school and go to work to support his mother.
7 We need children to play the parts in movies. I’m just glad it’s not my kids.
8 I don’t take the roles home with me. I don’t work that way. I don’t understand that; I mean, I really don’t when I hear that.
9 I didn’t even know how to judge ‘Die Hard 1.’ It’s not anything I know how to judge. I’d never seen an action movie. I’d never seen a Sly Stallone (‘Silvester Stallone’) movie or an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie or a Charles Bronson movie. And that is the truth.
10 If I spoke Italian, I’d be in Italy in a minute. I love the food, I love the way people live there. I mean, it really is my idea of paradise.
11 I grew up in a slum neighborhood – rows of tenements, with stoops, and kids all over the street. It was a real neighborhood – we played kick-the-can and ring-a-levio.
12 If someone were to come from another planet and see the world through movies, they’d think that the world was populated by white men in their 30s who shoot a lot.
13 I’m from New York; I’ve been in show business all my life. I’m a wild and crazy gal, yet I always play these soft, warm, loving earth mothers. It’s a pain in the butt. I’m a femme fatale!
14 Women over 35 have great stories, and the actresses are there, but you can’t get the movies made.
15 Unless you burst into movies as a sex goddess, you’re likely to play wives and mothers. I came into movies as a teenager in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969) playing a pregnant waif from the Ozarks. I didn’t get a chance to burst into movies in ‘Body Heat’. My career isn’t based on having a 23-inch waist and a big bust, though I do.
16 When I was 14, my mother died. My father, who had always had ulcers, came apart. He had a series of intestinal operations, and was in the hospital for nearly a year. So the four of us teenagers lived by ourselves in the apartment without a guardian.
17 I don’t consider roles like in Die Hard (1988) what I do. This is like a hobby. It’s fun. I had a good time. And I love being in a movie that people actually go see. But it’s about things getting blown up. It’s not about great character development.
18 It’s hard to think it’s important to try out as cheerleader when you’re starring on Broadway. But you do kind of miss the things that I now see my children doing. I’m just happy they are not actors. The Valentine’s Day dance is really important. Pitching in Little League is very important. And the medals and the scouts are really important.
19 I like to do a movie, to be on it 8, 10 weeks. It evolves as you’re working on it. Little things come to you every day. It’s a slow process, and when you have to pack it into a short period of time, which you do for television, the experience is not one that I cherish. So if it’s going to be television, it’s really got to be the right thing.
# Fact
1 Her paternal grandfather was of Irish descent. Her other ancestry includes German, English, Swiss-German, and French.
2 She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
3 Co-founded the Los Angeles Classic Theater Works.
4 She has two children with Ken Luber: Uri Luber (born 5 June 1970) and Jonah Luber (born 15 June 1976).
5 She appears in two films based on Stephen King books where there’s an evil antique shop owner in the plot (Salem’s Lot (1979) and Needful Things (1993)).
6 Aunt of Macaulay Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Rory Culkin, Shane Culkin, Christian Culkin, and Quinn Culkin.
7 Sister of Christopher Culkin, Candace Culkin and Terry Culkin.
8 Her picture appears on the cover of the book “The Films of Don Shebib” by Piers Handling (Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa, 1978). Donald Shebib was her director for Between Friends (1973).


Title Year Status Character
Christmas on the Coast 2017 filming Ellie Cassadine
Broken Links 2016 completed Melanie
The Scent of Rain & Lightning 2017 Annabelle
A Very Sordid Wedding 2017 Latrelle Williamson
Parenthood 2010-2015 TV Series Camille Braverman
Munchausen 2013 Short Mother
Sordid Lives: The Series 2008 TV Series Latrelle Williamson
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 TV Series DDA Madeline Klein
Big Love 2007 TV Series Virginia Ginger Heffman
Berkeley 2005 Hawkins
The Division 2001-2004 TV Series Capt. Kate McCafferty
Manhood 2003 Alice
Sordid Lives 2000 Latrelle Williamson
Picnic 2000 TV Movie Flo Owens
Flowers for Algernon 2000 TV Movie Rose
Anywhere But Here 1999 Carol
Locked in Silence 1999 TV Movie Lydia
Gloria 1999 Brenda
Partners 1999 TV Series Ellie Boone
To Live Again 1998 TV Movie Iris Sayer
Bad Manners 1997 Nancy Westlund
Any Mother’s Son 1997 TV Movie Dorothy Hajdys
Her Costly Affair 1996 TV Movie Dr. Diane Weston
A Season in Purgatory 1996 TV Movie Valerie Sabbath
Homecoming 1996 TV Movie Eunice Logan
The Outer Limits 1996 TV Series Nancy McDonald
Shadow of a Doubt 1995 TV Movie Robin Harwell
Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story 1995 TV Movie Jill Coit
Judicial Consent 1994 Gwen Warwick
Speechless 1994 Annette
The Gift 1994 TV Short
Fallen Angels 1993 TV Series Sally Creighton
Needful Things 1993 Polly Chalmers
The Fire Next Time 1993 TV Mini-Series Suzanne Morgan
A Mother’s Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story 1992 TV Movie Dr. Elizabeth Morgan
Switched at Birth 1991 TV Movie Regina Twigg
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture 1990 TV Movie Hannah McGrath
Presumed Innocent 1990 Barbara Sabich
Die Hard 2 1990 Holly McClane
Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 Kitty Oppenheimer
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1988 TV Series Mrs. Wells
Die Hard 1988 Holly Gennaro McClane
The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 Pam Marshetta
The Stranger 1987 Alice Kildee
Like Father Like Son 1987 Lady with Gum in Hair (uncredited)
When the Time Comes 1987 TV Movie Liddy Travis
The Boy Who Could Fly 1986 Charlene
Alex: The Life of a Child 1986 TV Movie Carole Deford
Violets Are Blue… 1986 Ruth Squires
Death of an Angel 1986 Grace
The Lady from Yesterday 1985 TV Movie Janet Weston
Memorial Day 1983 TV Movie Cass
Heart Like a Wheel 1983 Shirley Muldowney
Million Dollar Infield 1982 TV Movie Marcia Miller
Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier 1980 TV Movie Aleta
Tourist 1980 TV Movie Mandy Burke
Salem’s Lot 1979 TV Movie Susan Norton
Walking Through the Fire 1979 TV Movie Dr. Rand
A Question of Love 1978 TV Movie Joan Saltzman
The Big Fix 1978 Suzanne
The New Land 1974 TV Series Anna Larsen
Heatwave! 1974 TV Movie Laura Taylor
Message to My Daughter 1973 TV Movie Janet Thatcher
Love Story 1973 TV Series Alice Hartman
Between Friends 1973 Ellie
Hawkins 1973 TV Series Edith Dayton-Thomas
A Time for Love 1973 TV Movie Kitty
Sandcastles 1972 TV Movie Jenna Hampshire
Bonanza 1969-1972 TV Series Alice Harper / Laurie Mansfield
The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie 1972 Rosalie
In Pursuit of Treasure 1972
Norman Corwin Presents 1972 TV Series
Lovers and Other Strangers 1970 Susan Henderson
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? 1969 Ruby
The Gypsy Moths 1969 Annie Burke
Then Came Bronson 1969 TV Series Temple Brooks
The High Chaparral 1968 TV Series Tina Granger
Judd for the Defense 1968 TV Series Ellie Barnett
CBS Playhouse 1968 TV Series Laura
East Side/West Side 1964 TV Series Linda Stuart
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Clara
Love of Life 1951 TV Series Sandy Porter (1961-1967)


Title Year Status Character
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? 1969 performer: “The Best Things in Life Are Free” 1927 – uncredited


Title Year Status Character
Behind the Storm: The Making of the Scent of Rain and Lightning 2016 Documentary post-production
2015 TV Land Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
Home & Family 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Infanity 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
At Lionhead 2007 Documentary Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991 TV Series Herself – Guest
Die Harder: The Making of ‘Die Hard 2’ 1990 TV Short documentary Herself
The Making of ‘Die Hard 2’ 1990 Video documentary short Herself
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Herself – Nominee
Breakaway 1984 TV Series Herself
The Moviemakers 1969 Documentary short Herself (actress) (uncredited)

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Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Ojai Film Festival
1999 Lone Star Film & Television Award Lone Star Film & Television Awards Best TV Actress To Live Again (1998)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2000 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special Locked in Silence (1999)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Any Mother’s Son (1997)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Fallen Angels (1993)
1989 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

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