How Much is Jessica Walter’s Net Worth as of 2023?

Jessica Walter Net Worth

What is Jessica Walter’s net worth?

The actor has amassed a net worth of $4 million.

Jessica Walter – Quick Facts
Net Worth: $4 million
Date of birth: January 31, 1941 (83 years old)
Gender: Female
Height: 173
Profession: Actor, Voice Actor
Nationality: American

Biography – A Short Wiki

Jessica Walter was an American actress who had a net worth of $4 million at the time of her death. Walter had more than 160 acting credits to her name, but to younger audiences she will always be best-remembered for playing Lucille Bluth on the critically-acclaimed Fox/Netflix sitcom “Arrested Development” (2003 – 2006; 2013; 2018 – 2019). Jessica was also known for voicing Fran Sinclair on ABC’s “Dinosaurs” (1991 – 1994) and Malory Archer on the FX/FXX animated series “Archer” (2009 – 2021).

Career

Walter’s acting career began onstage, then she made her television debut in a 1960 episode of “Diagnosis: Unknown.” From 1962 to 1965, she played Julie Murano on “Love of Life,” and in 1964, she appeared in her first film, “Lilith.” Jessica then guest-starred on “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” (1964), “Flipper” (1964), and “The Fugitive” (1965) and played Phyllis Koster on the 1965 legal drama “For the People” alongside William Shatner. She appeared in the films “The Group” (1966), “Bye Bye Braverman” (1968), and “Number One” (1969), and she received her first Golden Globe nomination for 1966’s “Grand Prix.” In 1971, Jessica starred as stalker Evelyn Draper in the psychological thriller “Play Misty for Me,” which was directed by her co-star Clint Eastwood. She guest-starred on “Mission: Impossible” (1970), “Mannix” (1970–1973), “Marcus Welby, M.D.” (1971–1973), “Barnaby Jones” (1974), “Columbo” (1974), and “Ironside” (1974), and she won a Primetime Emmy for starring in the title role on the 1974 “Ironside” spin-off “Amy Prentiss.” From 1978 to 1985, Walter appeared in eight episodes of “The Love Boat,” and in 1979, she appeared in the film “Goldengirl” and began a 10-episode stint on the CBS medical drama “Trapper John, M.D.” In the ’80s, she appeared in the films “Going Ape!” (1981), “Spring Fever” (1983), “The Flamingo Kid” (1984), and “Tapeheads” (1988), and she starred as Ava Marshall on the 1983 prime time soap opera “Bare Essence” and Connie Lo Verde on the 1988 drama “Aaron’s Way.” She also had a recurring role as Claudia Bradford on the “Three’s Company” spin-off “Three’s a Crowd” from 1984 to 1985.

Personal Life

Jessica married TV director and former Broadway stage manager Ross Bowman on March 27, 1966, and they welcomed daughter Brooke (born May 18, 1972) before divorcing in 1976. Brooke is a network executive, and in late 2021, she was named Executive Vice President of Drama Programming and Development at Fox. In September 1966, a fire broke out in the apartment Walter shared with Bowman (who was out of town at the time), and she was rescued by a firefighter. Jessica wed actor Ron Leibman on June 26, 1983, and they remained married until his death from pneumonia in December 2019. Walter and Leibman co-starred in the Neil Simon play “Rumors,” a production of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” the film “Dummy,” and an episode of “Law & Order,” and Ron voiced the husband of Jessica’s character on “Archer.” Walter described herself as not religious but “very Jewish in my heart.”

Quotes

“Nobody can hide their birthdays anymore, so there’s no point in lying.”

— Jessica Walter

“I don’t think comedy is something you learn. I think it’s something that’s either there or it’s not.”

— Jessica Walter

“My daughter, I’m proud to say, is senior vice president of ABC Family network. She could hire and fire me. She has hired me, but she has not fired me.”

— Jessica Walter

“I must confess I took a couple or three jobs just for the money.”

— Jessica Walter

“I think that she’s a great dame. I’m crazy for Lucille.”

— Jessica Walter

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