Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth

Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lawrence O'Donnell net worth is
$16 Million

Lawrence O'Donnell salary is
$4 Million

Lawrence O'Donnell Wiki Biography

Lawrence O’Donnell was born on the 7th November 1951, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, of part-Irish ancestry, and is a writer, journalist, actor, producer, and political analyst probably best known as a host of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, an MSNBC opinion and news program that has aired from Monday through Thursday evening since 2010. Being a successful journalist with his program has significantly increased his net worth. O’Donnell’s career started in 1977.

Have you ever wondered how rich Lawrence O’Donnell is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lawrence O’Donnell’s net worth is as high as $16 million, with his current annual salary at $4 million; TV. writing and producing all help improve his wealth.

Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth $16 Million

Lawrence Francis O’Donnell, Jr. was the son of Lawrence Francis O’Donnell, Sr., an attorney, and Frances Marie, an office manager. Lawrence went to St. Sebastian’s School and matriculated in 1970, and during his time there he was the captain of the baseball team. He later studied at Harvard, from where he graduated in 1976 with a major in economics.

O’Donnell started as a writer in 1977, and six years later he published his first book named “Deadly Force”, a story about police brutality and wrongful death. The book made it to film in 1986 called “A Case of Deadly Force” starring Richard Crenna and Tate Donovan, both contributing to his net worth.

Lawrence was politically active from 1989 to 1995, when he was firstly personal assistant to New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1989 to 1991, he served as his senior advisor, then from 1992 to 1993 a staff director of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and his last job at the Congress was from 1993 to 1995 when he was a staff director of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.

Lawrence wrote 16 episodes for the television drama “The West Wing” from 1999 to 2006. He was also a producer and executive story editor in the series, and in 2001, O’Donnell won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for the drama, and was nominated for the same award in 2006. In the meantime, he worked as a supervising producer and writer for the TV series “First Monday” (2002) starring Joe Mantegna and James Garner, and a year later, Lawrence was a creator, executive producer, and writer of “Mister Sterling” with Josh Brolin in a leading role.

O’Donnell’s acting career started in 2001 with an appearance in “The West Wing”, and he also had roles in “The Practice” (2003), “Monk” (2006-2008), “Big Love” (2006-2011), “Homeland” (2011), and “True Blood” (2013), all of which contributed to his net worth.

He first worked on MSNBC as a regular contributor in 2009 on the weekday morning talk show “Morning Joe”, and also worked as a substitute host of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” in 2009 and 2010. In September 2010, O’Donnell started to host “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, and the series is still running.

Regarding his personal life, Lawrence O’Donnell was married to actress Kathryn Harrold but later divorced, and the pair has a daughter, Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell. In April 2014, Lawrence and his brother Michael suffered injuries in a traffic accident while on vacation in the British Virgin Islands..

Lawrence is a known philanthropist, and in 2010 he helped MSNBC and UNICEF to create the K.I.N.D. fund – Kids in Need of Desks – and the program raised over $6.5 million.

Full NameLawrence O'Donnell
Net Worth$16 Million
Salary$4 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 7, 1951
Place Of BirthBoston, Massachusetts, United States
ProfessionPolitical analyst, Producer, Director, Television journalist, TV personality
EducationHarvard University, Harvard College, Saint Sebastian's School
SpouseKathryn Harrold (m. 1994-2013; divorced)
ChildrenElizabeth Buckley Harrold O'Donnell
ParentsLawrence Francis O'Donnell, Sr., Frances Marie Buckley
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series (2001), Christopher Awards - Television & Cable, Humanitas Prize (2000)
NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Awards (2011), Writers Guild of America (TV, 2006, 2001)
Movies“A Case of Deadly Force” (1986), “The Practice” (2003), “Homeland” (2011), “True Blood” (2013)
TV Shows“The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell” (2010-present), “The West Wing” (1999-2006), “First Monday” (2002), “Mister Sterling” (2003), “Monk” (2006-2008), “Morning Joe” (2009), “Big Love” (2006-2011), “The Last Word” (2011-2012)
1Was the victim of a drunk driving accident as a passenger in a taxi while vacationing on Tortola, British Virgin Islands in April 2014. Both he and his oldest brother Michael were critically injured. O'Donnell credits his "NBC family" for arranging medivac flights for Lawrence to be flown back to New York City, and for Michael to be flown back to Boston for necessary surgeries to be performed where each of their families were located. Lawrence was operated on at The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, a nationally ranked hospital for orthopedic (bone) surgeries. Lawrence opened with his account of this horrific, but ultimately life affirming ("I'm lucky to be alive...") episode of his life on his return to the anchor chair for his MSNBC program, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (2010) on Monday, June 23, 2014.
2Uncle-in-law of Phet Mahathongdy.
3Former Democratic chief of staff for the Senate Finance Committee under the Bill Clinton administration from 1993 to 1995.
4Kevin O'Donnell and Liam O'Donnell are his nephews.
5Guest hosted most of the political talk shows on MSNBC multiple times each before finally landing his own show on the network.
6One daughter with his wife Kathryn Harrold.


The Kill Point2007TV Series consulting producer - 3 episodes
The West WingTV Series consulting producer - 44 episodes, 2003 - 2005 executive producer - 22 episodes, 2005 - 2006 producer - 17 episodes, 2000 - 2001 co-producer - 5 episodes, 2000
Mister Sterling2003TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
First Monday2002TV Series supervising producer - 1 episode
A Case of Deadly Force1986TV Movie associate producer - as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.


The West WingTV Series story by - 8 episodes, 1999 - 2001 written by - 6 episodes, 2004 - 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2004
Mister SterlingTV Series created by - 9 episodes, 2003 written by - 6 episodes, 2003 story - 1 episode, 2003
A Case of Deadly Force1986TV Movie book "Deadly Force" - as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.


London Has Fallen2016Lawrence O'Donnell (uncredited)
The Jim Gaffigan Show2015TV SeriesLawrence O'Donnell
The Neighbors2014TV SeriesLawrence O'Donnell
True Blood2013TV SeriesLawrence O'Donnell
Franklin & Bash2013TV SeriesJudge Paul W. Redford
Chasing the Hill2012TV SeriesGov. Jack Ross
The Campaign2012Lawrence O'Donnell
Damages2012TV SeriesThe Last Word Host
Homeland2011TV SeriesLawrence O'Donnell
Big Love2006-2011TV SeriesLee Hatcher
Monk2006-2008TV SeriesJudge Lawrence Barr
Swing Vote2008Lawrence O'Donnell
Mrs. Harris2005TV MovieJudge Leggett (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.)
The Practice2003TV SeriesJudge Franklin Brown
The Lyon's Den2003TV SeriesJudge Calloway
The West Wing2001TV SeriesDr. Bartlet


The West Wing1999-2000TV Series executive story editor - 14 episodes


The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Place for Politics 2016: MSNBC Election Night Coverage2016TV MovieHimself
AM Joy2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MSNBC Live2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jack and Triumph Show2015TV SeriesHimself
The Reid Report2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Olympus Has Fallen2013Himself
Erasing Hate2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Announcer
Meet the Press2011TV SeriesHimself - MSNBC Host, 'The Last Word'
MSNBC Special: Beyond Borderlines2010TV MovieHimself - Host
The Colbert Report2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann2006-2010TV SeriesHimself / Political Analysist
Charlie Rose1995-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The McLaughlin Group1998-2009TV SeriesHimself
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.)
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself
Scarborough Country2004-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Square Off2006TV SeriesHimself
An Unreasonable Man2006DocumentaryHimself
The Young Turks2005TV SeriesHimself (2008)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
The Al Franken Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Weekends at the DL2005TV SeriesHimself
Dennis Miller2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2003TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Media Buzz2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host, The Last Word / Himself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - News Correspondent
All In with Chris Hayes2013TV SeriesHimself - Host, The Last Word
Game Change2012TV MovieHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2001Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsTelevision & CableTake This Sabbath Day (2000)
2000Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize60 Minute CategoryThe West Wing (1999)

Nominated Awards

2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisMSNBC Special: Beyond Borderlines (2010)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2006WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2001WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaThe West Wing (1999)
2001WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaThe West Wing (1999)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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