Brynn Thayer is an American actress popularly known for her impressive work on television sitcoms and has been seen in quite a number of popular ones during the course of her career. More so, the actress has delved into film production as well as directing and has been credited for her works like The Eulogy, which received a good rating from the LA Times and the Worst Day sitcom which she co-directed is known to have earned her a number of awards. Read on to know more about this multi-talented actress in this piece!
Who is Brynn Thayer?
Brynn was born on the 4th of October, 1949 in North Dallas, in Texas, United States. She is the daughter of Margery Schwartz Thayer and Williams Paul Thayer. Her father Williams Thayer was a former Naval Officer and Business Executive as well as a Deputy Secretary of Defence in the Reagan Administration from 1983 till 1985.
It is known that the status of her parents afforded her top-notch basic education and other necessary entitlements. Upon completing her high school education, Brynn Thayer proceeded to Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School where she studied Acting.
Her Acting Career
Brynn Thayer’s acting career started actively in the year 1978 when she played a supporting role in the popular ABC soap opera – One Life to Live and it is worthy to note that it was this TV soap opera that gained her viewers’ attention. The show is also known to have won several Emmy Awards and Brynn wasn’t left out as she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her performance in 1983. She also bagged the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in the Drama series for her role in the sitcom.
In 1986, the actress left One Life to Live and was seen playing lead roles in CBS TV series such as TV 101 which was aired for only a season commencing from 1988 to 1989. Shortly after the series ended, Brynn went on to star in another series, Island Son which was aired for one season as well from 1989 to 1990. She has also starred in a good number of popular television shows which include How to Get Away With Murder, Suits, Cold Case, Castle, Moonlighting, Suspect, just to name a few.
In recent times, she guest-starred in The Bruce Beresford-Redmond story which was released in 2015 and Days of Our Lives where she played Susan Banks. Brynn Thayer is also in the film Offer and Comprise directed by Anthony Vietro which is set to be released in 2019.
Apart from just being an amazing actress, Brynn Thayer is also a writer, director, and producer. The Worst Day Series was written, directed, and produced by her with the aid of her work partner Roudbari and the series has won many awards as well as touring the Festival Circuit. She is also a co-founder of the Zazangels – a charitable organization.
Why Did She Leave Matlock?
The actress is known to have been a regular cast in the popular ABC Legal TV Series – Matlock which she joined in 1992. The legal TV series centers on how Matlock identifies offenders and perpetrators and brings them to face justice after dramatic heated scenes in the courtroom. Brynn portrayed the character of Leanne, the lead character’s (Andy Griffith) daughter in the series.
When Leanne mysteriously left the series after the eighth season, her departure raised several eyebrows. However, it was later discovered that her character was written off at that point. Meanwhile, the series aired for complete 9 seasons starting from 1986 to 1995 and it was a huge success.
Brynn Thayer’s Husband – David Steinberg
Brynn Thayer has been married on three different occasions and her first marriage was to Hugh Robertson with whom she tied the knot in 1971. Unfortunately, a few years into the marriage, the union was disengaged as they were divorced in 1977.
After the divorce, Brynn went back to the single status and after about 4 years, she remarried. This time, she got hitched to Gerald Anthony and their wedding took place in 1981. Shockingly, in less than 3 years their relationship turned sour and was officially dissolved in 1983.
The actress remained single until almost 11 years when she fell into the arms of the award-winning producer named David Steinberg. David is known for his works on SpongeBob Squarepants, The Adventures of Kid Danger, and Breadwinner, among others. The couple tied the knot in 1994 and has been living happily for over two decades and counting.
The actress who has done tremendously well in TV series has not been very open when it comes to her earnings. There is, therefore, little or no details about her earning from her works. However, she is said to have a worth of $1.9 million. She made her wealth from her acting and other business endeavors.