Getting recognized for a performance in a movie or TV series at an award ceremony on a night of glamour might appear to be the best thing that can happen to an actor or actress. Catherine Hicks, who is best known for playing the role of Annie Camden on 7th Heaven, has had the pleasure of enjoying such heights in her career. She has also managed to go a step further to get somewhat immortalized as the University of Notre Dame awards the Catherine Hicks Award to graduating theatre arts seniors for outstanding work. Read on to find out more about her career and other facts.
Catherine Hicks Biography
On the 6th of August, 1951, in New York, Catherine Hicks was born to her parents; Jackie and Walter Hicks. Her father was an electronics salesman while her mother was a homemaker. She is an American national who is of Irish and English descent.
While growing up, Hicks and her family left New York for Scottsdale, Arizona. It was here that she received her high school education at Gerard Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona where she was a cheerleader and a member of the National Honor Society. After graduating in 1969, she enrolled at Saint Mary’s College (Indiana) to study English, Literature, and Theology. She later won a prestigious acting fellowship to Cornell University where she was a member of the Ithaca Repertory Theater Company before graduating with a master of fine arts degree.
Movies And TV Shows
Following the completion of her studies, Hicks moved back to New York to launch her acting career. She first found work in television commercials before soon after landing a major role on the ABC soap opera Ryan’s Hopes as Dr. Faith Coleridge. Hicks spent about a year and a half on the soap opera before leaving it to appear in the 1978 Bernard Slade Broadway play Tribute.
After Tribute, Catherine Hicks got cast as high school principal and psychologist, Dr. Emily Rappant in the CBS sitcom The Bad News Bears (1979-80). During this time, she also appeared in TV movies like Love For Rent (1979) and To Race the Wind (1980) before beating out a bunch of her colleagues to get the role of Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980). Hicks’ portrayal of the legendary star cemented her status as a rising A-list actor as her performance earned her an Emmy Award nomination.
In the following years, Hicks was able to make her feature film debut in Death Valley (1982). Other films and TV shows in which she appeared in around this time include Better Late Than Never (1983), CBS’ Tucker’s Witch (1982-1983), Happy Endings (1983) alongside John Schneider, Garbo Talks (1984) alongside Ron Silver and Anne Bancroft, The Razor’s Edge (1984) alongside Bill Murray, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). Her performance in Star Trek earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Saturn Awards.
In the late 80s and early 90s, Catherine Hicks became one of the most sort after actresses in Hollywood as she appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows. They include Child’s Play (1988), She’s Out of Control (1989), Hi Honey – I’m Dead (1991), Winnetka Road (1994), Redwood Curtain (1995), and 7th Heaven (1996-2007). In recent time, Hicks, who continues to appear in numerous movies and TV shows, has been able to go back to her stage acting roots. She has appeared in two shows at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood, first in Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them in 2010 and Princess in 2012.
According to various sources, Catherine Hicks has a net worth of $3 million. The Emmy Award-nominated actress is known to have built her wealth mainly from her acting career; either in front of the camera or on stage.
Other Facts About Catherine Hicks
Catherine Hicks is married to special effects make-up artist Kevin Yagher, who is best known for doing the Freddy Krueger’s makeup and the Crypt Keeper creature. The two exchanged marital vows on the 19th of May, 1990, two years after they first met on the set of Child’s Play (1988). In 1992, Hicks and Yagher welcomed their only child, a daughter named Caitlin.
Catherine Hicks’ height is listed at 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m). She is further said to weigh about 115 lbs (52 kg) and have body measurements of 33-22-33 inches. Other notable features of the actress include light brown eyes, blonde hair, a shoe size of 4, and a bra size of 34C.