Bonnie Bedelia Net Worth

Bonnie Bedelia Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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 NameBonnie Bedelia
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1948
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
EducationNew York's Quintano School for Young Professionals, HB Studio and Actors Studio in New York
SpouseKen Luber (m. 1969-1980), James Telfer, Michael MacRae (m. 1995-)
ChildrenJonah Luber, Yuri Luber
ParentsMarian Ethel, Philip Harley Culkin
SiblingsMacaulay Culkin
AwardsTheatre World Award (1967), Lone Star Film & Television Awards - Best TV Actress (1999), Lifetime Achievement Award (2012, Ojai Film Festival)
NominationsGolden 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)
1I 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.
2Whenever 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.
3I 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.
4It'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.
5I'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.
6My 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.
7We need children to play the parts in movies. I'm just glad it's not my kids.
8I 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.
9I 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.
10If 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.
11I 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.
12If 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.
13I'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!
14Women over 35 have great stories, and the actresses are there, but you can't get the movies made.
15Unless 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.
16When 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.
17I 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.
18It'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.
19I 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.
1Her paternal grandfather was of Irish descent. Her other ancestry includes German, English, Swiss-German, and French.
2She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
3Co-founded the Los Angeles Classic Theater Works.
4She has two children with Ken Luber: Uri Luber (born 5 June 1970) and Jonah Luber (born 15 June 1976).
5She 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)).
6Aunt of Macaulay Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Rory Culkin, Shane Culkin, Christian Culkin, and Quinn Culkin.
7Sister of Christopher Culkin, Candace Culkin and Terry Culkin.
8Her 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).


Christmas on the Coast2017filmingEllie Cassadine
Broken Links2016completedMelanie
The Scent of Rain & Lightning2017Annabelle
A Very Sordid Wedding2017Latrelle Williamson
Parenthood2010-2015TV SeriesCamille Braverman
Sordid Lives: The Series2008TV SeriesLatrelle Williamson
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesDDA Madeline Klein
Big Love2007TV SeriesVirginia Ginger Heffman
The Division2001-2004TV SeriesCapt. Kate McCafferty
Sordid Lives2000Latrelle Williamson
Picnic2000TV MovieFlo Owens
Flowers for Algernon2000TV MovieRose
Anywhere But Here1999Carol
Locked in Silence1999TV MovieLydia
Partners1999TV SeriesEllie Boone
To Live Again1998TV MovieIris Sayer
Bad Manners1997Nancy Westlund
Any Mother's Son1997TV MovieDorothy Hajdys
Her Costly Affair1996TV MovieDr. Diane Weston
A Season in Purgatory1996TV MovieValerie Sabbath
Homecoming1996TV MovieEunice Logan
The Outer Limits1996TV SeriesNancy McDonald
Shadow of a Doubt1995TV MovieRobin Harwell
Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story1995TV MovieJill Coit
Judicial Consent1994Gwen Warwick
The Gift1994TV Short
Fallen Angels1993TV SeriesSally Creighton
Needful Things1993Polly Chalmers
The Fire Next Time1993TV Mini-SeriesSuzanne Morgan
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story1992TV MovieDr. Elizabeth Morgan
Switched at Birth1991TV MovieRegina Twigg
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture1990TV MovieHannah McGrath
Presumed Innocent1990Barbara Sabich
Die Hard 21990Holly McClane
Fat Man and Little Boy1989Kitty Oppenheimer
CBS Schoolbreak Special1988TV SeriesMrs. Wells
Die Hard1988Holly Gennaro McClane
The Prince of Pennsylvania1988Pam Marshetta
The Stranger1987Alice Kildee
Like Father Like Son1987Lady with Gum in Hair (uncredited)
When the Time Comes1987TV MovieLiddy Travis
The Boy Who Could Fly1986Charlene
Alex: The Life of a Child1986TV MovieCarole Deford
Violets Are Blue...1986Ruth Squires
Death of an Angel1986Grace
The Lady from Yesterday1985TV MovieJanet Weston
Memorial Day1983TV MovieCass
Heart Like a Wheel1983Shirley Muldowney
Million Dollar Infield1982TV MovieMarcia Miller
Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier1980TV MovieAleta
Tourist1980TV MovieMandy Burke
Salem's Lot1979TV MovieSusan Norton
Walking Through the Fire1979TV MovieDr. Rand
A Question of Love1978TV MovieJoan Saltzman
The Big Fix1978Suzanne
The New Land1974TV SeriesAnna Larsen
Heatwave!1974TV MovieLaura Taylor
Message to My Daughter1973TV MovieJanet Thatcher
Love Story1973TV SeriesAlice Hartman
Between Friends1973Ellie
Hawkins1973TV SeriesEdith Dayton-Thomas
A Time for Love1973TV MovieKitty
Sandcastles1972TV MovieJenna Hampshire
Bonanza1969-1972TV SeriesAlice Harper / Laurie Mansfield
The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie1972Rosalie
In Pursuit of Treasure1972
Norman Corwin Presents1972TV Series
Lovers and Other Strangers1970Susan Henderson
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?1969Ruby
The Gypsy Moths1969Annie Burke
Then Came Bronson1969TV SeriesTemple Brooks
The High Chaparral1968TV SeriesTina Granger
Judd for the Defense1968TV SeriesEllie Barnett
CBS Playhouse1968TV SeriesLaura
East Side/West Side1964TV SeriesLinda Stuart
Playhouse 901958TV SeriesClara
Love of Life1951TV SeriesSandy Porter (1961-1967)


They Shoot Horses, Don't They?1969performer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" 1927 - uncredited


Behind the Storm: The Making of the Scent of Rain and Lightning2016Documentary post-production
2015 TV Land Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Infanity2010TV Series documentaryHerself
At Lionhead2007DocumentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Die Harder: The Making of 'Die Hard 2'1990TV Short documentaryHerself
The Making of 'Die Hard 2'1990Video documentary shortHerself
The Morning Program1987TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHerself
The Moviemakers1969Documentary shortHerself (actress) (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesCamille Braverman

Won Awards

2012Lifetime Achievement AwardOjai Film Festival
1999Lone Star Film & Television AwardLone Star Film & Television AwardsBest TV ActressTo Live Again (1998)

Nominated Awards

2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SpecialLocked in Silence (1999)
1997CableACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesAny Mother's Son (1997)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesFallen Angels (1993)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleThe Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaHeart Like a Wheel (1983)

Known for movies

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