Elizabeth McGovern Net Worth

Elizabeth McGovern Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Elizabeth McGovern net worth is
$4 Million

Elizabeth McGovern Wiki Biography

Elizabeth Lee McGovern was born on 18 July 1961, in Evanston, Illinois USA, and is a musician and actor, probably best known for her Academy Award nominated performance in the film “Ragtime” in which she played Evelyn Nesbit. She was also part of the series “Downtown Abbey” playing Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Elizabeth McGovern? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting, including being nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her performance in “Downtown Abbey”. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Elizabeth McGovern Net Worth $4 million

During the play “The Skin of Our Teeth”, an agent saw Elizabeth’s performance and recommended that she take acting lessons. She attended the American Conservatory Theater and later went to The Julliard School in New York City, where in 1980 while still studying, she was offered a part in the film “Ordinary People”, playing the girlfriend of Timothy Hutton’s character. After finishing her education, she appeared in several off-Broadway plays, and the following year she became part of “Ragtime”, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her net worth was well established.

In 1984 McGovern starred in the film “Once Upon a Time in America” as the love interest of Robert De Niro, and was then cast in two more lead roles in “Racing with the Moon” starring Sean Penn and the comedy “Lovesick” appearing as a patient of a psychiatrist played by Dudley Moore. In 1989, she appeared in the Walter Hill film “Johnny Handsome” which starred Mickey Rourke, and later in the year became part of “The Handmaid’s Tale” as a rebellious lesbian. Her next project would be the romantic comedy “She’s Having a Baby”, co-starring with Kevin Bacon, followed by a part in the thriller “The Bedroom Window”, before teaming up with Michael Caine in “A Shock to the System”, and in 1994 starring in “The Favor” alongside Brad Pitt, and would also appear in 20 more films during the 2000s.

For her television projects, she made an appearance in the 2006 episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. Other projects she has been part of include “Tales from the Crypt”, “The Changeling”, and “Agatha Christie’s Poirot”. In 2008, she was cast in the three part series “Freezing” and would later become part of the highly acclaimed series “Downtown Abbey” which she was a part of from 2010 to 2015.

Additionally, she is also the singer-songwriter of the band Sadie and the Hotheads.

For her theatre work, she’s been a part of numerous productions, including “Painting Churches”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Three Days of Rain” and “The Shawl”, all of which contributed steadily to her net worth.

For her personal life, it is known that she was engaged to actor Sean Penn when she was 23 years old. In 1992, she married film director Simon Curtis and the couple have two daughters.

Full NameElizabeth McGovern
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1961
Place Of BirthEvanston, Illinois, U.S.
Height1.75 m
EducationJuilliard School, American Conservatory Theater
SpouseSimon Curtis
ChildrenMatilda Curtis, Grace Curtis
ParentsWilliam Montgomery McGovern Jr., Katharine Wolcott
SiblingsCammie McGovern, William Montgomery McGovern
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Tele...
MoviesOnce Upon a Time in America, Ragtime, Racing with the Moon, Ordinary People, She's Having a Baby, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, Johnny Handsome, The Favor, Woman in Gold, The Bedroom Window, Kick-Ass, The Wings of the Dove, Clash of the Titans, Buffalo Soldiers, Angels Crest, A Shock to the Syst...
TV ShowsDownton Abbey, Three Moons Over Milford, The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Freezing, If Not for You
1I had reconciled myself to being happily out to pasture, a bit.
2In today's world, we all live with the burden of feeling that anything is possible if we're only clever enough, smart enough, work hard enough.
3It's very tough when two creative people are together.
4I don't believe in villains - just people who channel their energy in the wrong way.
5It's peaceful for people to know how their lives are going to be, pretty much.
6I can't just sit around thinking how lucky I am.
7That feeling of being 19 or 20 and 'hot' in Hollywood was so intense.
8I like writing letters and receiving letters. It's a shame that we've lost the art of letter-writing and saving correspondence. I mourn that.
9Now we have to contend with overstimulation and too many opportunities all the time, and too many decisions all the time.
10Well, I have a band, "Sadie and the Hotheads", and we have an album that is already out that is available on our website.
11I've got my private life - that's sacred - and I didn't have that before.
12Well, when I moved to England I was making a lot of personal adjustments because I was getting married and starting a family, that sort of thing.
13I have a terrible sense of direction.
14By definition, an actor's life is a recipe for regret. There are always roads you could have taken. But I've lived long enough to realize that each road has its own rewards.
15England as a culture has endured so much more than America has as a culture, so it's given them a different perspective.
16My family were all into classical music, and I found that very intimidating.
17I've found acting on stage much more challenging than on screen.
18So the English approach to show business and their work is more - and this is a big generalization, I hasten to say - but it's more, they work on it as a craft job.
19My father was an academic, an eccentric. He was a lecturer.
20North Hollywood isn't actually Hollywood, it's in the San Fernando Valley... it's not the most glamorous part of L.A.
21I wasn't ecstatic about being pregnant - I wasn't somebody who actively wanted kids. Certainly there were no fantasies about nappy-changing.
22I miss sometimes the buzz of America. A sense that anything can change at the drop of a hat. In a way, it's an exhausting thing to live with.
23As far as I can see women who have facelifts don't look younger, just weirder. You see them on screen with these tight, little porcelain faces - then the hand goes up to the face and it looks like it belongs to an alien. I find it really freaky.
24I've been in things that have impressed people and they've come up to congratulate you but in a kind of, you-must-think-you're-really-special way.
25I love having the opportunity to explore a part for a great length of time, really get deeper and deeper into it, because you only have a chance to do that once or twice in a career.
26To me, the lyrics of the song define the kind of style it is.
27In London, I take the Tube everywhere.
28I'm someone who's done the opposite of whatever the received wisdom is, to keep your career going into your 50s.
29We lack rituals in this modern world.
30If I feel I can play a part I do everything in my power to try to play it.
31Whenever I work on anything, there's always the fantasy that what one is doing is the next 'Citizen Kane'-slash-'Sopranos.'
32Most people grow up dreaming of going to Hollywood and some of them work and work and work and finally end up in Hollywood.
33I still feel I'm doing the same work I've always done.
34Hollywood never suited me, I didn't ever feel comfortable with it, it took me a couple of years but I found where I was always meant to be... Chiswick!
35I just find it fascinating, like everybody, to be in a different life. It's an escape.
36My job now is to work hard and learn all I can.
37I turned down the opportunity to be in some films that went on to be blockbusters.
38There is nothing in my life where I view myself as a 1920s person.
39Honestly, I am always shocked when I see myself in the mirror because I feel exactly the same as I did when I was 18 getting off the plane to go to Juilliard in New York.
40On careers other than acting: "I probably would have become a veterinarian, or I might have lived on a ranch somewhere and raised horses, or I might have become more serious about painting, or I might have worked in a Burger King."
1Can be seen in The Making of 'Amadeus' (2002), uncredited. In footage from her screen tests (in costume, apparently testing for the role of Constanze) her face has been blurred but her name can be read clearly on handwritten lists of actors that appear onscreen in a shooting log.
2She has Scottish, English, and more distant German, ancestry.
3Met husband-to-be Simon Curtis on Performance: Tales from Hollywood (1992), an episode of the popular BBC TV series Performance (1992), where Curtis was a producer.
4Her band "Sadie and the Hotheads" (formed 2007) opened for Sting at the Montreux Jazz Festival Switzerland (July 16th, 2013).
5Appeared opposite Richard Dreyfuss and David Suchet in the disastrous production of Complicit directed by Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic. [January 2009]
6Recently appeared on British television in a situation comedy written by her husband Simon Curtis. [February 2008]
7Is appearing in the British series "Downton Abbey" which is presently showing on PBS in the USA. [January 2011]
8Now lives in England, UK [April 2006]
9Counts Henry James and Edith Wharton among her favorite authors.
10Has two daughters named Matilda (b. July 1993) and Grace Curtis (b. 1998).
11Daughter of Katie and Bill McGovern.
12Has lived in West London (UK) since 1992.
13Sings and plays guitar in her own band "Sadie and the Hotheads".
14Has a brother, William Montgomery McGovern, "Monty" who is a professor of mathematics.
15Was engaged to Sean Penn after falling in love on the set of Racing with the Moon (1984).
16As a young actress on the New York stage, McGovern was required in one play to pray over some candles that were set on a bed. Realizing that the bed had caught fire halfway through her monologue, McGovern kept talking while trying to pat out the flames. She thought she had the situation pretty well under control, when firefighters suddenly arrived onstage to clear the theater.
17Dropped out of college when she was studying acting at The Juilliard School in order to accept the ingénue role in Ordinary People (1980).
18Her younger sister Cammie McGovern is a novelist, whose latest novel [2006] is "Eye Contact."


The Commuter2017post-production
Showing Roots2016Shirley
Downton Abbey2010-2015TV SeriesCora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Woman in Gold2015Judge Florence Cooper
Text Santa 20142014TV MovieCora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Civil War: The Untold Story2014TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding2012Mrs Thatcham
Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters2011TV MovieWallis Simpson (voice)
Angels Crest2011Jane
Clash of the Titans2010Marmara
Kick-Ass2010Mrs. Lizewski
10 Minute Tales2009TV SeriesEx Wife
Freezing2008-2009TV SeriesElizabeth
Agatha Christie's Poirot2008TV SeriesDame Celia Westholme
Inconceivable2008Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams
A Room with a View2007TV MovieMrs. Honeychurch
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesDr. Faith Sutton
Daphne2007TV MovieEllen Doubleday
Three Moons Over Milford2006TV SeriesLaura Davis
The Truth2006Donna
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire2003TV SeriesHelen Shaw
Thursday the 12th2003TV MovieCandice Hopper
Buffalo Soldiers2001Mrs. Berman
Hawk2001TV MovieSusie Hawkins
Table 122001TV SeriesMel
The Flamingo Rising2001TV MovieEdna Lee
The House of Mirth2000Mrs. Carry Fisher
The Scarlet Pimpernel1999TV SeriesLady Marguerite Blakeney
Twice Upon a Yesterday1998Diane
The Misadventures of Margaret1998Till Turner
Clover1997TV MovieSara Kate
The Wings of the Dove1997Susan
The Summer of Ben Tyler1996TV MovieCelia Rayburn
Broken Glass1996TV MovieMargaret Hyman
Tales from the Crypt1996TV SeriesLaura Kendall
Tracey Takes On...1996TV SeriesJudge Loring
If Not for You1995TV SeriesJessie Kent
Broken Trust1995TV MovieJanice Dillon
Wings of Courage1995Noëlle
The Favor1994Emily Embrey
Performance1992-1993TV SeriesBeatrice-Joanna Helen Schwartz
Me and Veronica1993Fanny
King of the Hill1993Lydia
Ashenden1991TV Mini-SeriesAileen Somerville
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction1990TV MovieVicki
Tune in Tomorrow...1990Elena Quince
A Shock to the System1990Stella Anderson
The Handmaid's Tale1990Moira
Johnny Handsome1989Donna McCarty
She's Having a Baby1988Kristy Briggs
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentaryMe (voice)
The Bedroom Window1987Denise
Native Son1986Mary Dalton
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesSnow White
Racing with the Moon1984Caddie Winger
Once Upon a Time in America1984Deborah Gelly
Lovesick1983Chloe Allen
Ragtime1981Evelyn Nesbit
Last Year's Model1980Short
Ordinary People1980Jeannine
California Fever1979TV SeriesLisa Bannister


Inconceivable2008devised in collaboration with - as Elizabeth Mcgovern


Angels Crest2011writer: "One Thing Leads To Another"


Teen Knight1999special thanks


Our Queen at Ninety2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (US version) (voice)
Million Dollar American Princesses2015-2016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
PBS NewsHour2015TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1990-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
BBC News 8pm Summary2015TV Series shortHerself
The Making of Woman in Gold2015Video documentary shortHerself / Judge Florence Cooper
The Kumars2014TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding: Behind the Scenes2013Video documentary shortHerself / Mrs Thatcham
Loose Women2013TV SeriesHerself
Arena2012TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Skavlan2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sunday Brunch2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine2012TV MovieHerself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV-Movie
Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama2011TV MovieHerself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHerself
My Life in Books2011TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Frostrup on Sunday1999TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Makeup
Today1985TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Working in the Theatre1985TV Series documentaryHerself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects

Archive Footage

Downton Abbey Revisited2012TV Movie documentaryCora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
OK! TV2011TV Series documentaryCora, Countess of Grantham
Remembering 'Ragtime'2004Video documentary shortEvelyn Nesbit (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990TV SeriesElena Quince from film TUNE IN TOMORROW...

Won Awards

2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)

Nominated Awards

2015BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Actress - FilmSwung (2015)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDownton Abbey (2010)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or MovieDownton Abbey (2010)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActressDownton Abbey (2010)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDownton Abbey (2010)
2011WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress Made For TV Movie / Mini SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesAshenden (1991)
1991CableACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesWomen and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
1982OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleRagtime (1981)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USANew Star of the Year in a Motion PictureRagtime (1981)

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