Kathleen Turner Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth Movies and Tv Shows

Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner Biography

Kathleen Turner is a well-known American actress recognized for her distinctive and harsh voice. Turner has won two Golden Globes and has been nominated for an Academy Award and two Tony Awards.

Kathleen Turner Age

Kathleen Turner was born in Springfield, Missouri on June 19, 1954. She is 68 years old.

Kathleen Turner Height

Turner stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 8 inches/1.73 m tall.

Kathleen Turner Family

Kathleen Turner is the daughter of Chinese immigrants Patsy and Allen Richard Turner. Turner’s grandfather served as a Methodist missionary in China. Turner is the third of four children and the only one born in the United States of America. Susan is one of her two brothers and one of her sisters.

She grew up in a very conservative Christian home. Her parents both resisted her desire to perform. Turner grew up in Canada, Cuba, Venezuela, and London, England, thanks to her father’s job in the Foreign Service.

Kathleen completed her high school career at The American School in London, where she graduated in 1972. Her acting career began in high school in London.

Her father died of coronary thrombosis one week before her graduation. The family returned to their hometown of Springfield, Missouri. Kathleen began volunteering at a local Planned Parenthood office when she was 19 years old.

She afterward enrolled at Southwest Missouri State University and studied theatre for two years. Director Herbert Blau noted her performance in The House of Blue Leaves while she was there. He invited her to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for her senior year.

She also earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the university in 1977. Kathleen appeared in several works directed by film and stage director Steve Yeager during this time.

Kathleen Turner Husband

Kathleen married New York City real estate entrepreneur Jay Weiss in 1984. They had a daughter, soprano Rachel Ann Weiss who was born on the 14th of October, 1987. Regrettably, the couple divorced in December 2007. Turner, on the other hand, claims that Jay is her best buddy.

Kathleen Turner’s Net Worth

Turner’s estimated net worth is $20 million.

Kathleen Turner Career

She traveled to New York in 1977 to play the female lead in Michael Zetter’s play “Mister T” at the Soho Repertory Theatre. This was her first off-Broadway performance. After a few months, she appeared as Judith Hastings in “Gemini” at The Little Theatre.

She gained prominence in 1981 as the femme fatale Matty Walker in the thriller “Body Heat.” Many people admired her portrayal of a smart and beautiful woman who plots her husband’s death.

She also made a conscious decision to avoid being categorized as a sexual seductress after her debut, opting for a range of roles. She starred as a gold-digging wife in the science fiction comedy “The Man with Two Brains” in 1983.

She appeared in the romantic comedy “Romancing the Stone,” directed by Robert Zemeckis, in 1984. The comedy also starred Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito. Kathleen rose to fame as a result of her commercial success.

She portrayed a middle-aged married woman who is transported back to high school in the comedy-drama “Peggy Sue Got Married in 1986.” She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for this role.

In 1989, Kathleen co-starred in the black comedy “The War of Roses” alongside Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito. The film depicts the story of a wealthy couple with a seemingly flawless marriage who is on the verge of divorce due to a variety of challenges.

Turner was also a popular actress in the 1980s. Her career was hampered by rheumatoid arthritis in the 1990s. She became an alcoholic during this time, which harmed her acting career.

Kathleen starred in several famous films in the early 1990s, including The Real Blond in 1997, A Simple Wish in 1997, and The Virgin Suicides in 1999. Nonetheless, she made an appearance on an episode of The Simpsons.

Turner’s health and career also improved throughout the 2000s. She participated in the Broadway version of “Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in 2005. She appears in a brief role in ‘Marley & Me’ in 2008, and in ‘The Perfect Family’ in 2011.

Kathleen Turner Movies and Tv Shows


  • Nurse 3D Head Nurse (Betty Watson) (2013)
  • Dumb and Dumber To (Fraida Felcher) (2014)
  • Emily & Tim (The Narrator (voice) (2015)
  • Someone Else’s Wedding (Barbara Haines) (2017)
  • The Swearing Jar (Bev) (2022)
  • The Estate Aunt( Hilda) (2022)

Tv Shows

  • Summer Camp Island (Mole Judge (voice) (2020)
  • Prop Culture (Herself) (2020)
  • Wizards: Tales of Arcadia (Lady of The Lake (voice) (2020)
  • HouseBroken (Nancy (voice) (2022)
  • White House Plumbers (Dita Beard) (2023)

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