Many celebs in the entertainment industry would definitely opt for a well-deserved rest after retirement, but that is not the case with Kathryn Harrold, a retired American actress. Instead of going home to bask in the euphoria of her outstanding success, Kathryn went through a retraining process and emerged as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Presently, the ex-actress owns and runs a private clinical practice in LA California where she engages her clients on marriage counseling as well as family therapy.
Kathryn Harrold Bio (Age)
Kathryn Harrold was born on the 2nd of August 1950 in Tazewell. Although most of the information regarding her family background is not available, her parents have been identified as Carolyn Harrold and B.H. Harrold.
Closer scrutiny of her educational background revealed that she attended Tazewell High School for her secondary education. After graduating from high school, she proceeded to Mills College in Oakland, California, graduating with a degree in drama. She later went to hone her skills at Herbert Berghof Studio located in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Later, Kathryn Harrold returned to school to gain her master’s degree at Antioch University, Los Angeles, which qualified her as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
On her acting career, Kathryn Harrold is known to have made several appearances alongside many iconic celebs in the world of entertainment. She has acted with movie icons like Luciano Pavarotti, Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as Steve McQueen.
Before her present profession as a therapist, Kathryn Harrold was a famed actress known for portraying important roles both in the movies and in television throughout her 35-year-long acting career. She was on the set of over 50 movies and TV series, notable among her movie credits are films like The Hunter – a Steve McQueen’s movie which cast her in the leading role in 1980. She was also part of the cast of Raw Dead where she also played the lead character in 1986. Her other movies include Nightwing (1979), The Sender (1982), The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (1981), and Yes, Giorgio where she starred alongside Luciano Pavarotti in 1982. Kathryn also played the leading role in Modern Romance in 1986 but came in as a supporting character in the movie titled Into the Night (1985).
Her career in television began on the set of the NBC soap opera titled The Doctors where she portrayed the character of Nola Dancy Aldrich from 1976 to 1977. From 1978 to 79, Kathryn joined the cast of The Rockford Files, playing the role of a blind Psychiatrist. She later appeared on MacGruder and Loud and The Bronx Zoo in leading roles.
Further along in her career, Kathryn Harrold was cast in the NBC period drama titled I’ll Fly Away. She also portrayed the character of Francine Sanders on The Larry Sanders Show, where she was one of the main cast members. Beyond these, the actress has also appeared in Desperate Housewives, The Practice, CSI: NY, Judging Amy, and many others.
Her Net Worth
Before she became a Marriage and Family Therapist, Kathryn Harrold had already amassed an impressive net worth as an actress. Her net worth is currently pegged at $24 million. It is expected that her wealth will continue to grow as she continues on her new career as a therapist.
Kathryn’s Husband, Daughter, and Other Kids
The former film and television star has only been married once; on the 14th of February 1994, she got married to Lawrence O’Donnell, who worked as the Democratic Chief of Staff for the Senate Finance Committee during Clinton’s administration from 1993 to 1995.
Lawrence is also a journalist who notably worked with MSNBC as a political analyst from 1995 till 2010. After his stint as a political analyst, he began hosting The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, still on MSNBC.
The couple’s union is blessed with a daughter named Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell but unfortunately, their marriage ended in divorce in 2013.
According to several reports, the period after the divorce was a difficult time for Kathryn who couldn’t accept the end of her marriage easily. But in the years that passed, the former actress has seemingly accepted the circumstances.
Prior to getting married to Lawrence, Kathryn Harrold was romantically linked to several actors, including Richard Cox and Albert Brooks. The relationships lasted for several months before the parties involved went their separate ways. She has no other child apart from her daughter Elizabeth.