Linda Hamilton Net Worth

Linda Hamilton Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Linda Hamilton net worth is
$70 Million

Linda Hamilton Wiki Biography

Linda Carroll Hamilton was born on 26 September 1956, in Salisbury, Maryland USA, into what she has described as ‘a boring Anglo-Saxon family’. Linda is an actress who rose to prominence for her role in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1992). She is the winner of the Saturn Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Satellite Award and others. Linda Hamilton has been accumulating her net worth working in the entertainment industry for more than 35 years.

The main sources of Linda Hamilton’s wealth are divorce and acting. Reportedly, her net worth is as much as $70 million, heavily subsidised by a $50 million divorce settlement she received in 1999 from second husband James Cameron.

Linda Hamilton Net Worth $70 Million

Linda Hamilton was raised in Salisbury, Maryland together with her twin sister and other two siblings. She was educated at Wicomico High School and then attended Washington College for a couple of years before deciding to take up acting studies, and moved to New York City though one of the professors told her that she had no hope of earning a livelihood as an actress. Linda proved that he was completely wrong, as she debuted in an episode of the television series “Shirley” (1980). Other series in which Hamilton landed roles were “Secrets of Midland Heights” (1980 – 1981), “King’s Crossing” (1982), “Hill Street Blues” (1984), “Chuck” (2010 – 2012), “Lost Girl” (2013) and “Defiance” (2014). Her most successful performance in these series was in “Beauty and the Beast” (1987–1989) for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards as the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Serie-Drama. All these appearances contributed to Linda’s net worth.

In addition to acting in television series, Linda Hamilton has also landed roles in television films. Among the most popular ones are the films “Reunion” (1980), “Country Gold” (1982), “Secret Weapons” (1985), “Go Toward the Light” (1988), “Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples” (1998), “Sex & Mrs. X” (2000), “Home by Christmas” (2006) and “Bermuda Tentacles” (2014).

However, the net worth of Linda Hamilton increased the most after landing roles in feature films. She created a number of roles for the big screen, and those that brought nominations and awards were in the action film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991) directed, co-written and produced by James Cameron drama film “A Mother’s Prayer” (1995) directed by Larry Elikann, adventure film “Dante’s Peak” (1997) directed by Roger Donaldson, and drama film “The Colour of Courage” (1998) directed by Lee Rose. Her roles in the above mentioned films probably increased the net worth of Linda Hamilton the most.

Concerning the personal life of Linda Hamilton, she has been married and divorced twice. In 1982, she married actor Bruce Abbott, but unfortunately Abbott left her during the pregnancy, which produced a son. From 1991, she lived with film director James Cameron. They married in 1997, but soon divorced (in 1999), after having a daughter.

Full NameLinda Hamilton
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 26, 1956
Place Of BirthSalisbury, Maryland, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor
EducationWicomico High School, Washington College, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJames Cameron (m. 1997–1999), Bruce Abbott (m. 1982–1989)
ChildrenJosephine Archer Cameron, Dalton Abbott
ParentsBarbara K. Holt, Carroll Stanford Hamilton
SiblingsLeslie Hamilton Gearren, Laura Hamilton, Ford Hamilton
NicknamesLinda Carroll Hamilton
AwardsMTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Female, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesThe Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Dante's Peak, Black Moon Rising, Children of the Corn, Mr. Destiny, King Kong Lives, Shadow Conspiracy, Silent Fall, Missing in America, Bermuda Tentacles, The Kid & I, Silent Night, Go Toward the Light, A Mother's Prayer, Tag: The Assassination Game, Sex ...
TV ShowsChuck, Thief, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, King's Crossing, Secrets of Midland Heights, The Line
1Husky resonant voice
2Frequently portrays women who endure in spite of great hardship or tragedy
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)$1,000,000
1[1991: On leaving Beauty and the Beast (1987) to devote time to motherhood] It was a leap of faith. One never knows what one is doing in my opinion. I just have to trust in the perfection of my instincts: that wherever I am or wherever I'm going to go is exactly where I'm supposed to be. I do believe that in my life -- it's very comforting.
2[why she turned down Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)] They offered me a part. I read it and knew my character arc was so complete after the first two, but in the third one it was negligible. She died halfway through and there was no time to mourn her. It was all so disposable so I said no thank you.
3[on her marriage to James Cameron] He was all brain and work and I was all heart and living. He had guns next to his side of the bed and I had crystals and fertility symbols next to mine. We were just really not meant to be together. Nowadays we just tease and play and have a lot of respect for each other. I think the man is an extraordinary director. He is a complete genius.
4[on James Cameron after their divorce]: I love him as much as I ever did. But that doesn't mean that the heartache wasn't huge and I haven't suffered. I knew how Jim was when I married him and I love him still.
5On her reaction to Arnold Schwarzenegger being cast as the Terminator in the original film: I didn't take Schwarzenegger very seriously as an actor at that time. I said, "Oh Lord, why cast a man who looks like a machine as a machine? Cast somebody who's very thin to do these superhuman acts." And I was wrong. He was used tremendously effectively, and he was served very well by that film.
6On the development of the character Sarah Connor from the Terminator films: A woman who grows and transforms on screen is always a wonderful thing to play. Sarah went from a vulnerable, normal girl to someone who finds all of her deep reservoirs of strength and comes through it all.
7At the 1997 Academy Awards, on then-husband James Cameron: My husband is the sexiest man in the world.
8My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light. I keep saying I'm Lucy Ricardo trapped in somebody else's body.
1Is a registered Democrat, but admitted to voting for Republican candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2003 California gubernatorial election.
2Has an older brother and a younger sister.
3Ex-sister-in-law of Mike Cameron and John David Cameron.
4Her father died in a car crash when she was five.
5At one stage in her life, she was addicted to cocaine.
6A former manager of hers embezzled $100,000 of her money.
7She was a method acting student at the Lee Strasberg Institute.
8Read for the role of Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men (1992), which went to Demi Moore instead.
9Was considered for the role of Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever (1995), which went to Nicole Kidman.
10James Cameron offered her the role of Molly Brown in Titanic (1997) (ultimately played by Kathy Bates), but she declined.
11Is perhaps best known for her roles as Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and as Catherine Chandler in Beauty and the Beast (1987).
12Has worked with both actors who were the main heroes of the Predator movies: Arnold Schwarzenegger in two Terminator movies (The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)), and Danny Glover in Missing in America (2005).
13Talked about 20 years of treatment for bipolar disorder on the October 14, 2005 show of Larry King Live (1985).
14In the original screenplay of The Terminator (1984), the character she played, Sarah Connor, was 19 years old. It was decision of James Cameron to make the character somewhat older to fit into Hamilton's age. In real life, Linda was 27 when filming started and turned 28 before the film was released.
15Has appeared on television and revealed that she suffered from bipolar disorder. She said that her condition had destroyed her marriage to her first husband Bruce Abbott, abusing him verbally and physically, and that it also had ruined her marriage to second husband James Cameron. Linda said that it was her love for her two children that finally forced her to seek treatment, and she began taking medication. That was 10 years ago, and Linda says that she will always be grateful that she chose treatment and regrets the pain that her illness caused those she loves.
16Good friends with Beauty and the Beast (1987) co-star Ron Perlman. They reunited in the theater play "Love Letters" (1990), and in the post-Vietnam war drama Missing in America (2005).
17Auditioned for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), which went to Kate Mulgrew.
18She divorced second husband James Cameron after discovering he was having an affair with actress Suzy Amis during the making of the movie Titanic (1997). Her divorce from him was the second-most expensive divorce next to that of Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving. Hamilton stood to take half of Cameron's earnings - close to $50 million.
19Sprained her ankle prior to filming The Terminator (1984) and it never quite healed right due to all the running she had to do in the film.
20Her identical twin sister Leslie Hamilton Gearren was Linda's double in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Leslie is seen when Sarah is remembering playing with John at the park and when the T-1000 is impersonating her.
21Turned down a chance to reprise the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
22After her role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), she learned that she made such an impression as the pumped and ferociously tough Sarah Connor that she was typecast into being offered only roles for similarly tough characters.
23While Hamilton was attending Washington College, the acting professor told her that she had no hope of earning a living as an actress.
24She reprised her Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) character, Sarah Connor, for the theme-park attraction T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996), a short film shot in a new 3-D process that makes the film appear to jump out at you.
25Attended Wicomico Junior High School in Salisbury, Maryland, with her identical-twin sister, Leslie Hamilton Gearren.
26Linda is a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
27Has a son with Bruce Abbott: Dalton Abbott (b. October 4, 1989).
28Has a daughter with James Cameron: Josephine Cameron (b. February 15, 1993).


The Color of Courage1998TV MovieAnna Sipes
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples1998TV MovieMarie Taquet (segment "Marie Taquet")
On the Line1997TV MovieJean Martin
Frasier1993-1997TV SeriesLaura / Guest Caller - Claire
Dante's Peak1997Rachel Wando
Shadow Conspiracy1997Amanda Givens
The Way to Dusty Death1996TV MovieBeth MacAlpine
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time1996ShortSarah Connor (voice)
Terminator 2 3-D: Battle Across Time Pre-Show1996ShortSarah Connor
Separate Lives1995Lauren Porter / Lena
A Mother's Prayer1995TV MovieRosemary Holmstrom
Silent Fall1994Karen Rainer
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Sarah Connor
Mr. Destiny1990Ellen Burrows
Beauty and the Beast1987-1989TV SeriesAsst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler
Go Toward the Light1988TV MovieClaire Madison
King Kong Lives1986Amy Franklin
Murder, She Wrote1986TV SeriesCarol McDermott
Club Med1986TV MovieKate
Black Moon Rising1986Nina
Secret Weapons1985TV MovieElena Koslov / Joanna
The Terminator1984Sarah Connor
The Stone Boy1984Eva Crescent Moon Lady
Children of the Corn1984Vicky
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesSandy Valpariso
Secrets of a Mother and Daughter1983TV MovieSusan Decker
Wishman1983TV MovieMattie MacGregor
Country Gold1982TV MovieJosie Greenwood
Tag: The Assassination Game1982Susan Swayze
King's Crossing1982TV SeriesLauren Hollister
Secrets of Midland Heights1980-1981TV SeriesLisa Rogers
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case1980TV MovieGreta Rideout
Reunion1980TV MovieAnne Samoorian
Shirley1980TV SeriesGloria
Night-Flowers1979Wafer (as Linda Carroll Hamilton)
Shoot Me Nicely2017TV ShortLayla
A Sunday Horse2016Margret Walden
Lost Girl2013-2015TV SeriesAcacia
Defiance2014-2015TV SeriesPilar
Bermuda Tentacles2014TV MovieAdmiral Linda Hansen
Bad Behavior2013Margaret
Air Force One Is Down2013TV Mini-SeriesHarriet Rowntree
Chuck2010-2012TV SeriesMary Bartowski Mary Elizabeth Bartowski
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection2010VideoMadame Lorraine (segment "Jonah Hex") (voice)
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam2010Video shortMadame Lorraine (voice)
Weeds2010TV SeriesLinda
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex2010Video shortMadame Lorraine (voice)
Refuge2010/IVAmelia Philips
Hard Times2009Cory Williams
The Line2009TV SeriesCarol
Terminator Salvation2009Sarah Connor (voice, uncredited)
In Your Dreams2008/IIGeorgie
Take 32006TV SeriesKate
Home by Christmas2006TV MovieJulie Bedford
Thief2006TV Mini-SeriesRoselyn Moore
The Kid & I2005Susan Mandeville
According to Jim2005TV SeriesMelissa Evans
Missing in America2005Kate
Wholey Moses2003ShortValerie
Silent Night2002TV MovieElisabeth Vincken
The Wonderful World of Disney2001TV SeriesLiz Donovan
Skeletons in the Closet2001VideoTina
A Girl Thing2001TV MovieRachel Logan
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command2000TV SeriesDr. Furbanna
Sex & Mrs. X2000TV MovieJoanna Scott
The Secret Life of Girls1999Ruby Sanford
Hercules1998-1999TV SeriesNemesis
Batman Beyond1999TV SeriesDr. Stephanie Lake
Batman Beyond: The Movie1999TV MovieDr. Stephanie Lake (voice)
Point Last Seen1998TV MovieRachel Harrison
The New Batman Adventures1998TV SeriesSusan Maguire


Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'2001Video documentary special thanks


Good Day New York2016TV SeriesHerself
Over My Dead Body2015TV SeriesHerself - Host
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHerself
Nico à Noite2011TV SeriesHerself
Angela and Friends2010TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
This Morning2010TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHerself - Audience
It Was the Eighties!2009Video documentary shortHerself
Robot Astronomy Talk Show2009TV Series shortHerself
A Call to Arms2009DocumentaryHerself (voice)
Behind Your Dreams2008Video documentaryHerself
Whatever Happened To?2008TV SeriesHerself
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I'll Be Back'2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Beauty and the Beast Season 2: Introductions with Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton2007Video documentary shortHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHerself
Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens & Villains2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The View2004TV SeriesHerself
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 102004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
T2: On the Set2003Video documentary shortHerself
So Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerself
The 100 Greatest Films2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'2001Video documentaryHerself / Sarah Connor
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Robots Rising1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
Getting Close to the Show1998Video documentaryHerself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHerself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The 17th Annual CableACE Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHerself
T2: More Than Meets the Eye1993Video short documentaryHerself
1992 MTV Movie Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
1991 MTV Video Music Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'1991TV Short documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live1991TV SeriesHerself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
CBS This Morning1988TV SeriesHerself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The Making of 'Terminator'1984TV Short documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Everything Wrong with...2015TV SeriesSarah Connor
Jeremiah Wright Painting a Picture of US Aggression2008Video shortSarah Connor
Thief2006TV Mini-SeriesRoselyn Moore
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Making of 'True Lies'1994TV Movie documentarySarah Connor (uncredited)
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car1992TV MovieSarah Connor

Won Awards

2016Gold AwardNYC Indie Film AwardsBest ActressShoot Me Nicely (2016)
2016Best Featured Actress in a ComedyWilliamsburg Independent Film Festival, USShoot Me Nicely (2016)
2016HIMPFF Award of RecognitionHollywood International Moving Pictures Film FestivalBest EnsembleShoot Me Nicely (2016)
2015Artemis HonoreeArtemis Women in Action Film FestivalAction Icon
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Supporting ActressSkeletons in the Closet (2001)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Color of Courage (1998)
1998Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - Action/AdventureDante's Peak (1997)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesA Mother's Prayer (1995)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceTerminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsMost Desirable FemaleTerminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1992Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressTerminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1990RomyRomy Gala, AustriaFavorite Actress in a Series (Beliebtester weiblicher Serienstar)Beauty and the Beast (1987)

Nominated Awards

1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionA Mother's Prayer (1995)
1991Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressTerminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaBeauty and the Beast (1987)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesBeauty and the Beast (1987)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaBeauty and the Beast (1987)
1985Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressThe Terminator (1984)

2nd Place Awards

1991Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)
1989Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesBeauty and the Beast (1987)

Known for movies

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