Julie Andrews Net Worth

February 2, 2023
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Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on 1 October 1935, in Walton-on-Thames, England. As a film and stage actress, author, singer, theater director, and dancer, Julie Andrews is considered to be one of the best performers from England, perhaps best known for her starring roles in films such as “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music”,  Her crowning glory was being honored by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 with  the status of Dame, the female equivalent of a knighthood.

So just how rich is Julie Andrews? Critically acclaimed projects have enabled Julie to accumulate an impressive net worth estimated at $45 million dollars, during a career in the entertainment industry on stage, screen and TV spanning more than 70 years.

Julie Andrews Net Worth $45 Million

After her parents’ divorce Julia lived with her father for a short period of time, but in 1940 he sent his daughter to her mother, when she adopted her stepfather’s surname. Living with her mother and stepfather Andrews’ career launched as early as the 1940s when she started performing with her parents on stage. Later on introduced to impressario Val Parnell, Julie got her big breakthrough at the London Hippodrome. Her talent was soon recognized and Julie became the youngest person ever to sing at the London Palladium. Such a success determined not only the recognition within the critics and peers, but also a huge growth of Andrews’ net worth.

After a successful start in London Hippodrome and London Palladium, where she sang alongside Danny Kaye and Nicholas Brother, Andrews decided to try herself in United States – a decision which made Andrews’ net worth grow immensely. Her debut on Broadway was in 1954 in the musical “The Boy Friend”, and later she appeared in “My Fair Lady”. Her indisputable talent as a singer and theatrical skills won Andrews main roles in such musicals as “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot”.

Julie Andrews’ net worth was boosted even more when she moved from Broadway to the film industry. In 1963 Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and David Tomlinson starred in Disney’s musical film “Mary Poppins”, with her leading role winning Andrews an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Even bigger success came in 1965 when Andrews performed in “The Sound of Music” alongside Christopher Plummer. “The Sounds of Music” was the most profitable movie at the time and contributed a huge sum of money to Andrews’ net worth.

Julie Andrews then appeared in such movies as “The Man who Loved Women”, alongside Burt Reynolds, “That’s Life”, co-starring Jack Lemmon. She also recorded several solo albums which undoubtedly added  to Andrews’ net worth. However, Julie Andrews’ new golden age in the film industry came in 2001 when she starred in “The Princess Diaries”, and then “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” (2004), alongside Ann Hathaway. She also took a part as a voice-over artist in the “Shrek” franchise.

Overall, Julie Andrews has appeared in more than 40 films, and more than 30 times on TV as well as five notable stage productions. She has been nominated for over 60 awards including for singing, and has won an astonishing 38, including on Oscar for Best Actress, five Golden Globes, an Emmy, and a Grammy Lifetime Acheivement Award. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Beside a huge success and recognition in film industry, Julie Andrews enhances her net worth by writing. She has several children books in her collection and an autobiography published in 2008.

In her personal life, Julie Andrews was married to Tony Walton (1959-67) with whom she has a daughter, and then to American film director Blake Edwards from 1969 until his death in 2010; they have four children.

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