Amanda Bearse Net Worth

Amanda Bearse Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Amanda Bearse net worth is
$16 Million

Amanda Bearse Wiki Biography

Amanda Bearse was born on the 9th August 1958, in Winter Park, Florida USA, and is an actress, television director and comedian, perhaps best known for playing in the comedy series “Married … with Children” (1987 – 1997) as neighbour Marcy D’Arcy; moreover, Bearse directed 31 episodes of the above mentioned sitcom. She also starred in feature films such as “Fright Night” (1985) and “The Doom Generation” (1995), as well as directing several episodes of the television series “Dharma & Greg” and “MADtv”. Amanda has been active in the entertainment industry since 1982.

How much is the net worth of Amanda Bearse? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of her wealth is equal of $16 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Films and television are the main sources of Bearse’s fortune.


Amanda Bearse Net Worth $16 Million

To start with, the girl grew up in Atlanta, Georgia; after matriculation from Winter Park High School, Bearse studied English literature and drama at Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York under the guidance of Sanford Meisner. Then, she attended the training for a director at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Meanwhile she worked as an off-Broadway theatre actress.

Concerning her professional career, Bearse received her first major role in the long lived soap opera “All My Children” (1982 – 1984), in which she embodied the character of Amanda Cousins. She also created the role of Marcy Rhoades D’Arcy in the internationally renowned sitcom “Married … With Children” (1987 – 1997) in which she constantly opposed the misanthropic anti-hero, shoe salesman Al Bundy that made his life more difficult. Talking about her roles landed on the big screen, she was a leading lady alongside Roddy McDowall in the horror comedy “Fright Night Watch” (1985) directed by Tom Hollander. Other film appearances include the role of the Soap Opera Actress in the comedy film “Protocol” (1984) directed by Herbert Ross and the role of Nicole Ferret in the sex comedy “Fraternity Vacation” (1985) by James Frawley. She was in the main cast of the dark comedy film “The Doom Generation” (1995) written, produced and directed by Gregg Araki as well as in the television film “Here Come the Munsters” (1995) directed by Robert Ginty. Moreover, she had a guest role in the television series “Hotel” (1986), and she is also known for landing episodic roles in the series “Nikki” (2001), “Drop Dead Diva” (2011) and “Anger Management” (2013). All contributed steadily to her net worth.

In addition to acting, Bearse is one of the few women who have established themselves on television as a director. She has created numerous episodes of “Married…with Children” and other sitcoms like “Jesse” with Christina Applegate, “Dharma & Greg” with Jenna Elfman and “Veronica” with Kirstie Alley. Furthermore, Bearse is known for appearances in “Out There 2”, a stand up comedy with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender comedians.

Finally, in the personal life of the actress and director, she admitted to be lesbian in 1993. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles with two adopted daughters and her longtime partner Carrie Schenken, whom she married in 2010.

Full NameAmanda Bearse
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 9, 1958
Place Of BirthWinter Park, Florida, USA
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
ProfessionActress, television director, comedian
EducationWinter Park High School, Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York, American Film Institute in Los Angeles
SpouseCarrie Schenken (m. 2010-)
ChildrenZoe Bearse
Movies“Protocol” (1984), “Fright Night” (1985), “The Doom Generation” (1995), “The Doom Generation” (1995), "Jessie" (2011), "Ladies Man" (2000), “Hotel” (1986)
TV Shows“Married ... with Children” (1987 – 1997), “All My Children” (1982 – 1984), “Dharma & Greg”, “MADtv”, “Nikki” (2001), “Anger Management” (2013), “Out There 2”
1I chose to stop acting because I wanted to direct and I had to show people that I was serious. I'd like to get back in front of the camera eventually, but only if I can play something a little bit different.
2The outing [when she announced that she was gay] really was quite a freeing experience. I know that sounds sort of clichéd, but it really was very liberating. That one thing, that one big secret is out. For a lot of people, it was just a confirmation of what they thought about me. I mean, I look like the girl next door, but I was always kind of off-center.
1Last name pronounced "beers", not "Burs".
2Moved to New York, where she studied acting with Sanford Meisner. She also studied directing at the American Film Institute and USC in Los Angeles.
3Although she has primarily played straight characters on screen, she did play Marcy's lesbian cousin, "Mandy", in a 1997 episode of Married with Children (1987) entitled Married with Children: Lez Be Friends (1997).
4Openly lesbian since 1993, she lives in Atlanta with her adopted daughter Zoe. Her announcement in Advocate Magazine made big headlines as she became the first primetime actress to "come out.".
5Attended Young Harris College, a private, Methodist-affiliated liberal arts junior college located in northeast Georgia.
6Born in Winter Park, Florida, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
7In 2006, she teamed with Rosie O'Donnell to direct The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006), that debuted on Logo on April 24, 2007.
8Bearse took up the challenge of television and film directing while appearing on Married with Children (1987). Between 1991 and 1997, she helmed over 30 episodes of the show and went on to directed other sitcom episodes (Reba (2001), Dharma & Greg (1997), Veronica's Closet (1997)).
9Her biggest break came in 1987, when she was cast as Al Bundy's next-door neighbor and nemesis, Marcy Rhoades, on the hit sitcom Married with Children (1987).
10Her initial success came with the role on the soap opera All My Children (1970) between 1981 and 1984 playing a role bearing her first name, Amanda (Cousins).
11Bearse studied acting at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse, under instructor Sanford Meisner.
12Lives in Los Angeles with her adopted daughter, Zoe, and her partner.
13Studied acting at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner.


Sky Sharks2017post-productionMarjorie Phelps
Anger Management2013TV SeriesRita
Drop Dead Diva2011TV SeriesJudge Jodi Corliss
Here! Family2005TV Series
Give or Take an Inch2003ShortCharlotte
Nikki2001TV SeriesMarcy Rhoades
Here Come the Munsters1995TV MovieMrs. Pearl
The Doom Generation1995Barmaid
Out There 21994TV MovieHost
Likely Suspects1992TV Series
Goddess of Love1988TV MovieCathy
Hotel1986TV SeriesJean Haywood
Fright Night1985Amy Peterson
Fraternity Vacation1985Nicole Ferret
Protocol1984Soap Opera Actor
All My Children1982-1983TV SeriesAmanda Cousins
First Affair1983TV MovieKaren


Skirtchasers2016TV Movie
Jessie2013TV Series 2 episodes
Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet2010Video
The Big Gay Sketch Show2006-2008TV Series 15 episodes
MADtv1999-2005TV Series 21 episodes
Situation: Comedy2005TV Series 1 episode
George Lopez2003TV Series 1 episode
Reba2001-2002TV Series 5 episodes
Nikki2002TV Series 1 episode
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2001TV Series 1 episode
Dharma & Greg1998-2000TV Series 10 episodes
Ladies Man1999-2000TV Series 2 episodes
Jesse1999TV Series 2 episodes
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1999TV Series 1 episode
The Jamie Foxx Show1998TV Series 5 episodes
Veronica's Closet1998TV Series 1 episode
Reunited1998TV Series episode "Joanne Tells Her Parents Off"
Rude Awakening1998TV Series 2 episodes
Alright Already1998TV Series 2 episodes
Ask Harriet1998TV Series
The Tom Show1997TV Series 3 episodes
Married with Children1991-1997TV Series 31 episodes
Pauly1997TV Series
Malcolm & Eddie1996-1997TV Series 3 episodes
The Crew1996TV Series 1 episode


Skirtchasers2016TV Movie producer
The Big Gay Sketch Show2008TV Series co-executive producer - 8 episodes


Married with Children1996-1997TV Series performer - 2 episodes


You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night2016DocumentaryHerself
Roddy McDowall: From Apes to Bats2016Video documentary shortHerself
Unstoppable2015DocumentaryAmanda Bearse
The Cast of Married with Children: Where Are They Now2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Big Gay Sketch Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Nick at Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America 22006TV MovieHerself
Situation: Comedy2005TV SeriesHerself
Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Married... with Children Reunion2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
MADtv2002TV SeriesHerself - Cameo
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Bundymania1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV's All-Time Funniest Christmas Moments1995TV MovieHerself - Co-Host
Married with Children1995TV SeriesHerself / Marcy Rhoades D'Arcy
Backstage with the Bundys1992TV Special documentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1990TV SeriesHerself
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialMarcy D'Arcy

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Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2010TV Series documentaryAmy Peterson
The Best O' Bundy: Married with Children's 200th Episode Celebration1995TV Special documentaryMarcy Rhoades D'Arcy

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