Telma Hopkins Net Worth

Telma Hopkins Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Telma Louise Hopkins net worth is
$3 Million

Telma Louise Hopkins Wiki Biography

Telma Hopkins was born on the 28th October 1948, in Louisville, Kentucky USA, and is an actress and singer, perhaps best known as a member of the pop group called Tony Orlando and Dawn, but has also appeared in such TV series as “Bosom Buddies” (1980-1982), “Family Matters” (1989-1998), and “Half & Half” (2002-2006). Hopkins’ career started in 1967.

Have you ever wondered how rich Telma Hopkins is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hopkins’ net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned through her acting career, but in addition to working on television, Hopkins was also a singer, which was the basis of her wealth.

Telma Hopkins Net Worth $3 Million

Telma Hopkins grew up in Highland Park, Michigan and started as a background singer in Detroit, Michigan, where she worked with such musicians as The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and Isaac Hayes, among others. Tony Orlando recruited Hopkins in 1971, and she became a new member of the vocal group called Dawn, releasing 16 top-40 singles, three of which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They announced their retirement in 1977, after which Telma decided to focus on her acting career.

In 1979, she debuted in an episode of the Golden Globe Award-nominated series “Roots: The Next Generations”, and then in three episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “A New Kind of Family” (1979). Alongside Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari, Hopkins played in 37 episodes of “Bosom Buddies” (1980-1982), while in 1982, she appeared in the TV movie “The Kid with the Broken Halo” starring Gary Coleman and Robert Guillaume.

From 1983 to 1987, Telma appeared in 68 episodes of a Golden Globe-nominated “Gimme a Break!”, while concurrently in 1984, she had a role in “Trancers” with Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, and Michael Stefani. By the end of the ‘80s, Hopkins had parts in the horror called “Pulse Pounders” (1988) and in 93 episodes of a Primetime Emmy-nominated series “Family Matters” (1989-1997), all of which contributed steadily to Telma’s growing net worth..

In 1991 and 1992, Hopkins played in “Trancers II” and “Trancers III”, before appearing in 31 episodes of “Getting By”, from 1993 to 1994. She ended the ‘90s with a role in the comedy called “The Wood” (1999) starring Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, and Richard T. Jones. From 2002 to 2006, Telma appeared in 91 episodes of “Half & Half”, while in 2008, she had a part in “The Love Guru” alongside Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, and Romany Malco. In 2010, Hopkins began working on “Are We There Yet?” and played in 29 episodes until 2012, followed in 2014 with a part in ten episodes of “Partners”.

Most recently, Telma appeared in Dan Garcia’s “Mysterious Ways” (2015) and in Alton Glass’ “Welcome to the Family” (2015).

Regarding her personal life, Telma Hopkins was married to Donald B. Alen from 1970 to 1977 and has a son with him.

She now spends time volunteering for charitable causes such as Caring For Babies with AIDS, the PTA, and Act on Arthritis.

Full NameTelma Hopkins
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 28, 1948
Place Of BirthLouisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
SpouseDonald B. Allen (m. 1970–1977)
Music GroupsTony Orlando and Dawn
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
MoviesThe Love Guru, Trancers, Trancers II, Trancers III, The Wood, How to Murder a Millionaire, Pulse Pounders
TV ShowsA New Kind of Family, Bosom Buddies, Gimme a Break!, Getting By, Family Matters, Half & Half, Are We There Yet?, Partners, Are We There Yet?: World Adventure, Tony Orlando and Dawn
1Sister of Teresa Hopkins.
2Before joining Tony Orlando & Dawn, she was a top background singer in the Detroit area, singing background vocals on records for such artists as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Isaac Hayes, Dionne Warwick and The Four Tops.
3One-half of Dawn of the singing group Tony Orlando & Dawn.


A New Kind of Family1979TV SeriesJess Ashton
Marie1979TV MovieK.C. Jones
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesDaisy
K.C. Undercover2015TV SeriesMiss Holley
Lab Rats2012-2014TV SeriesGrandma Rose
Partners2014TV SeriesRuth Jackson
Getting On2013TV SeriesBeverly Raymes
Trancers: City of Lost Angels2013ShortRaines
LA Live the Show2013TV SeriesSpecial guest
JD Lawrence's the Clean Up Woman2012TV MovieGale
Are We There Yet?2010-2012TV SeriesMarilyn Persons
The Clean Up Woman2010Gale
The Love Guru2008Lillian Roanoke
Psych2008TV SeriesPhylis Gaffney
Half & Half2002-2006TV SeriesPhyllis / Phyllis Thorne
Any Day Now2000-2001TV SeriesJudge Wilma Evers
The Hughleys1999-2001TV SeriesPaulette Williams
For Your Love2001TV SeriesMiss Hope
Down to Earth2001Woman in Audience (uncredited)
Suddenly Susan2000TV SeriesDenise
Static Shock2000TV SeriesMrs. Barnett
Good vs Evil2000TV SeriesJudge Parks
Histeria!2000TV SeriesRosa Parks
Batman Beyond1999TV SeriesMax's Mom
The Wood1999Slim's Mother
ER1998TV SeriesCarlene
Family Matters1989-1997TV SeriesRachel Crawford
The Nanny1997TV SeriesLila Baker
Spider-Man1996TV SeriesMrs. Farrell
Women of the House1995TV SeriesOfficer Rhoda
Count on Me1994TV MovieBeverly English
Getting By1993-1994TV SeriesDolores Dixon
Trancers III1992VideoCmdr. Raines
Trancers II1991Cmdr. Raines
How to Murder a Millionaire1990TV MovieTeresa
Vital Signs1990Dr. Kennan
ABC TGIF1990TV SeriesRachel
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1989TV SeriesDawn
Pulse Pounders1988Raines (Trancers sequence)
Amen1988TV SeriesCharlotte Holloway
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1988TV SeriesEdda
Gimme a Break!1983-1987TV SeriesAddy Wilson
The Love Boat1979-1985TV SeriesKate Kilmer / Velma Phillips / Tracy / ...
Trancers1984Engineer Raines
Fantasy Island1984TV Series
The New Odd Couple1982-1983TV SeriesFrances
The Kid with the Broken Halo1982TV MovieGail Desautel
Bosom Buddies1980-1982TV SeriesIsabelle Hammond


The Love Guru2008performer: "Lead Me To Your Rock", "The Star Spangled Banner"
Family Matters1990-1991TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bosom Buddies1981-1982TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Gimme a Break!1981TV Series performer: "Merry Christmas Stranger"
RCA's Opening Night1973TV Movie performer: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree", "Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?" - uncredited
The Good Life1971TV Series performer: "The Good Life"


Allee Willis Loves Detroit2015Documentary filmingHerself
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2005TV SeriesHerself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHerself
Straight from the Heart: Timeless Music of the 60's & 70's2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHerself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
25th NAACP Image Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?1992TV SeriesHerself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1990TV SeriesHerself
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1988-1989TV SeriesHerself
Circus of the Stars #141989TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
The Joan Rivers Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Sex Symbols; Past, Present and Future1987TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself
American Film Institute Comedy Special1987TV SpecialGwendolyn Jones (segment "Gwendolyn")
Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs1987TV Movie documentaryHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Circus of the Stars #101985TV Special documentaryHerself
Our Time1985TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XII1982TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
The New Battlestars1982TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XI1981TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Fridays1981TV SeriesHerself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1974-1976TV SeriesHerself / Dawn
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards1975TV SpecialHerself (as Dawn)
The Carol Burnett Show1975TV SeriesHerself
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards1974TV SpecialHerself
The Two Ronnies1973TV SeriesHerself / Performer
It's Lulu1973TV SeriesHerself
RCA's Opening Night1973TV MovieHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1973TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1971TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Family Matters1995TV SeriesRachel Crawford

Won Awards

2005BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHalf & Half (2002)

Nominated Awards

2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHalf & Half (2002)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHalf & Half (2002)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHalf & Half (2002)
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHalf & Half (2002)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHalf & Half (2002)
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