Actresses

Theresa Russell Net Worth

Theresa Russell Net Worth is
$5 Million

Theresa Russell Biography

Theresa Lynn Russell was born on the 20th March 1957, in San Diego, California USA, and is a film and television actress, and former child model, best known for her roles in independent films, and collaborations with the director Nicholas Roeg who she also married. Her career began in 1976, when she played Cecilia Bradley in “The Last Tycoon”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Theresa Russell is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Russell’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned largely through her successful career in acting.

Theresa Russell Net Worth $5 Million

Theresa Russell was the eldest daughter of Carole Platt and Jerry Russell Paup; she was raised in Burbank, where her mother moved after their divorce, where she attended Burbank High School, but left before graduation to pursue a modeling and acting career. Her family was poor, and survived on food stamps, which is why Russell started to model at the age of twelve. She later enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Institute, where she studied acting.

Russell’s big break came at the age of nineteen, when she was cast in a drama film by the veteran director Elia Kazan, “The Last Tycoon” (1976), an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last novel, starring Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, and Jack Nicholson. It was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Art Director. Her next role was another star-studded vehicle, the crime drama film “Straight Time” (1978) in which her co-stars were Dustin Hoffman, Gary Busey, and Kathy Bates. The beginning of the 1980s also marked the beginning of her long-term cooperation with the director Nichols Roeg, with whom she made six films in total: “Bad Timing” (1980), “Eureka” (1983), “Insignificance” (1985), “Aria” (1987), “Track 29” (1988), and “Cold Heaven” (1991). Throughout their collaboration, Russell was almost unanimously praised for her acting abilities, while the movies themselves were divisive, and more often than not critically panned.

Despite the lukewarm reception of these films, Russell went on to star in several successful films, which were better suited to her talent. One of them was “Black Widow” (1987), a film noir thriller film, which co-starred Debra Winger and garnered much critical praise. She also portrayed Liz in another controversial, but better received, entry “Whore” (1991), directed by Ken Russell.

Despite the positive reception which her acting received, Russell’s first box office hit came in 1998, with the erotic thriller “Wild Things”, starring Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, and Denise Richards, boosting her net worth too.

For the most part, Russell’s career was focused on the big screen, with few ventures into television films during the 1990s. However, she dedicated more of her time to television roles after the turn of the century. First, she guest-starred in two episodes of the police drama “Nash Bridges” (2000), after which she also nabbed the main role in the short-lived horror/mystery series “Glory Days” (2002). A significant television role for Russell came in 2005, when she appeared in the award-winning miniseries “Empire Falls”, along with Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, and Paul Newman. However, she also continued to act in independent films, such as he 2002 romance “Now & Forever”, and 2003 film noir “The Box”. Additionally, she joined the cast of the superhero blockbuster film “Spider-Man 3” (2007), playing the wife of one of the main villains, Sandman (played by Thomas Hayden Church).

Regarding her personal life, Theresa has two children with film director Nicolas Roeg, who she married in 1982. The couple later divorced, however there is no specified date in the media.

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Quick Facts

Full NameTheresa Russell
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 20, 1957
Place Of BirthSan Diego, California, United States
Height1.67 m
ProfessionActress
EducationBurbank High School, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
NationalityAmerican
SpouseNicolas Roeg
ChildrenMaximillian Roeg, Statten Roeg
ParentsCarole Platt, Jerry Russell Paup
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/theresarussell1
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_Russell
MoviesBad Timing, Black Widow, Wild Things, The Last Tycoon, Straight Time, Whore, Insignificance, The Razor's Edge, Spider-Man 3, The Believer, Cold Heaven, Impulse, Liz & Dick, Track 29, Physical Evidence, Empire Falls, Passionada, Luckytown, Project Viper, The Spy Within, Born to Ride, Jolene, 16 to Life, Love Comes Softly, Earth vs. the Spider, The Grotesque, A Woman's Guide to Adultery, Public Enemies, On the Doll, Eureka, Kafka, Rid of Me, Now & Forever, Once You Meet a Stranger, Searching for Debra Winger, Street, Aria, Blind Injustice, Water Under the Bridge, Dark World, Tenebrae, The Box, The House Next Door, Thicker Than Water, The Proposition, Running Woman, The Stone Pony, Trade-Off
TV ShowsAmerican Heiress, MyNetworkTV telenovelas, Glory Days


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has appeared often in films directed by husband Nicholas Roeg including "Cold Heaven," "Track 29," "Bad Timing," "Insignificance," and "Eureka.".
2Second wife of Nicolas Roeg.
3Antalya International Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey [October 2009]
4Ex-sister-in-law of Nicolette Roeg.
5Was friends with guitarist Randy Rhoads when they were in the eighth grade.Source: March 2006 Guitar World interview with Randy Rhoads' best friend Kelly Garni.
6Son: Statten Roeg, born c. 1983; father, Nicolas Roeg.
7Son: Maximillian Roeg, born c. 1985; father, Nicolas Roeg.
8In 1986 Russell won the National Association of Theater Owners Award as "The Star of Tomorrow".
9Studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Hollywood.
10Began modelling at age 12.
11According to the liner notes to Pete Townshend's album "Scoop 3," she was the inspiration for The Who song "Athena" (originally titled "Teresa").
12Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#58). [1995]


Quotes

#Quote
1Sometimes I get nice parts in what you might call nice movies, and I want to do them, but I'm not able because of the time slot needed to make the movie. I've been away from my husband and children too long.
2On mothering: Being a mother is my most important role in life.
3Because of being in Hollywood's backyard, there were little girls when I was growing up going, 'Oooh, I just did a commercial!' and I just wanted to slap them, they were so pretentious and horrible. God, I never wanted to be an actress because they were such little snots. (on her initially view of acting and Hollywood.)
4It's easier to get to the top when you're shooting for the top.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Best Supporting ActressMethod FestFeature Film16 to Life (2009)
1988Best ActressMystfestTrack 29 (1988)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Winter Rose2016Rachal Love
Moving Mountains2014Trish Bragg
Delete2013TV Mini-SeriesFiona
Liz & Dick2012TV MovieSara Taylor
The Legends of Nethiah2012Nethiah's Mother
1 Out of 72011Lexi's Mom
Born to Ride2011Frances Callahan
Rid of Me2011Mrs. Lockwood
Cold Case2010TV SeriesRachel Malone '10
Fringe2009TV SeriesRebecca Kibner
16 to Life2009Louise
Jolene2008Aunt Kay
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves2008Mrs. Williams
Dark World2008Nicole
On the Doll2007Diane
Spider-Man 32007Emma Marko
American Heiress2007TV SeriesJordan Wakefield
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2006TV SeriesRegina Reid
Empire Falls2005TV Mini-SeriesCharlene
Blind Injustice2005TV MovieJoanna Bartlett
The Box2003/IDora Baker
Water Under the Bridge2003Jackie O'Connor
Love Comes Softly2003TV MovieSarah Graham
Chasing Alice2003TV Movie
Now & Forever2002Dori Wilson
Passionada2002Lois Vargas
Project Viper2002TV MovieDr. Nancy Burnham
Glory Days2002TV SeriesHazel Walker
The House Next Door2002Helen Schmidt
Earth vs. the Spider2001TV MovieTrixie Grillo
The Believer2001Lina Moebius
Luckytown2000Stella
Nash Bridges2000TV SeriesEllen Holiday / Sarah Williams
Good vs Evil1999TV SeriesReesa Tussel
Wild Things1998Sandra Van Ryan
Running Woman1998Emily Russo
The Proposition1996Catherine Morgan
Once You Meet a Stranger1996TV MovieMargo Anthony
Public Enemies1996VideoKate 'Ma' Barker
Hotel Paradise1995ShortBride
Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets1995Lady Harriet Coal
A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court1995Morgan Le Fay
Trade-Off1995TV MovieJackie Daniels
The Spy Within1995Mary Ann Curran (aka Alex Canis)
Being Human1994The Storyteller
A Woman's Guide to Adultery1993TV SeriesRose
Thicker Than Water1993TV MovieDebbie / Jo
Kafka1991Gabriela
Cold Heaven1991Marie Davenport
Whore1991Liz
Impulse1990Lottie Mason
Physical Evidence1989Jenny Hudson
Track 291988Linda Henry
Aria1987King Zog (segment "Un ballo in maschera")
Black Widow1987Catharine
Insignificance1985Actress
The Razor's Edge1984Sophie MacDonald
Eureka1983Tracy
Tenebre1982Anne (English version, voice, uncredited)
Bad Timing1980Milena Flaherty
Blind Ambition1979TV Mini-SeriesMaureen Dean
Straight Time1978Jenny Mercer
The Last Tycoon1976Cecilia Brady

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Insignificance1985performer: "Life Goes On"

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Complicated Women2003TV Movie documentary additional consultant

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Whole Wide World1996special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Ever Happened to Norma Jeane?2018Documentary filmingHerself
Arena2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Making of 'The Legends of Nethiah': Fantasy Shoot2013Video documentary short
Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom2011DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood Lives2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Prohibition Opens the Floodgates2006Video documentary shortHerself
Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero2006Video documentary shortHerself
Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films2006Video documentary short
Welcome to the Big House2006Video documentary short
Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films2006Video documentary shortHerself
Morality and the Code: A How-to Manual for Hollywood2006Video documentary shortHerself
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Complicated Women2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Searching for Debra Winger2002DocumentaryHerself
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1989TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest
De película1987TV SeriesHerself
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