Quick Facts of Barbara Lee Buholz

  • Full NameBarbara Lee Buholz
  • Net Worth$8 Million
  • Date of Birth26 February, 1953
  • NicknameNiven
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • BirthplacePortland, Oregon
  • Ethnicity Caucasian white
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActress
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1986-present
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseRonald Garrison (m. 1974; divorced) David Alexander (m. 1985; divorced), David Niven, Jr. (m. 1993–d.v. 1998)
  • Height5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
  • Body MeasurementSlim
  • Education Beverly Hills Playhouse
  • Online PresenceInstagram (18.8k followers), Twitter (24.9k followers), Facebook (22,063 followers)
  • Children1 - Jessica
  • Horoscope Pisces
Barbara Niven Age, Net Worth, Married, Husband, Children and Bio

Barbara Niven is an American actress and producer, popular for playing the role of Megan O’Brien in the television drama series, Chesapeake Shores since 2016. She is also recognized for her first role, Joan in the made-for-television film, Promise. Recently, she appeared as Andrea in the romantic movie, Love on the Menu.

With her bold and beautiful personality, Niven has won the hearts of millions. So, is she married or single? Find out more about Niven in the following sections.

Who is Barbara Lee Buhotz? Bio & Wiki

Barbara Niven was born as Barbara Lee Buhotz on 26th February 1953, in Portland, Oregon, United States. Moreover, she holds an American nationality and hails from North American heritage. She raised by her father, David Niven and her mother, Primula Rollo.

Childhood photo of Barbara Niven.
Childhood photo of Barbara Niven.                                                                  Source: Instagram

Niven is a graduate of Beverly Hills Playhouse. While studying at Beverly, she participated in various theatrical plays and dramas. When she was younger, she watched many movies that influenced her to get into acting.

Inside of Barbara Niven’s Career

Barbara Niven started her career from the American made-for-television movie, Promise where she played the role of Joan under the direction of Glenn Jordan in 1986. Later, she appeared as Veronica Miles in the television sitcom, My Two Dads in 1989. She also appeared as Susan in an episode of Wings alongside Cec Verrell and Steven Weber.


Niven made her appearance in the American television series, Renegade where she played the role of Tammy Watkins in 1995. Furthermore, she appeared as Goldie’s Stepmother in the Annette Haywood-Carter‘s movie, Foxfire in 1996. In addition, she starred as Brenda Dickerson in the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. Her other television credits are Silk Stalkings, Cedar Cove, etc.

How Much is Barbara Niven’s Net Worth?

Barbara Niven has an impressive net worth of $8 Million as of 2019. Having an impressive wealth, Niven also makes handsome money from her other works which include advertisements, endorsements, cameo appearances, etc. Her actual salary pretended to be around $4 to $4.5 Million yearly.

Niven has written two books, How Did You Do That! and Get Your Woman On. She also modeled for many fashion brands and popular magazines. So, she might earn a fruitful fortune from her profession.


Niven co-stars with Laci J Mailey who has a net worth of $800 Thousand and Teryl Rothery whose net worth is $3 Million in the American drama series, Chesapeake Shores. She also appears with many famous actors who have maintained substantial wealth.

Niven is running successfully along with her prolific career and there are some upcoming projects where we could see her. So, these projects will surely help her to fulfill her assets and add an extra amount on her bank balance. Currently, she is probably living a luxurious life garnering a hefty sum of money from her profession.

Barbara Niven’s Personal Life: Married, Husband & Children

Barbara Niven was first married to Ronald Garrison on 30th November 1974, in  Portland, Oregon. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last for long due to some misunderstandings between them. Niven doesn’t have any children from the marriage with Garrison.

Barbara Niven with her ex-husband, David Niven.
Barbara Niven with her ex-husband, David Niven.                                    Source: Twitter 

After the divorce, Niven got married to David Alexander on 4th May 1985. However, they also separated because of irreconcilable differences. Later, she married David Niven, a British film producer on 19th June 1993, in London. From their marriage, they share a beautiful daughter, Jessica Niven. After six years of marriage, they decided to divorce due to some disputes between them.

Barbara Niven with her daughter, Jessica.
Barbara Niven with her daughter, Jessica.                                                  Source: Pinterest

Niven isn’t involved in any relationships currently and is living a single life as of 2019. Her daughter, Jessica is married to Derek, a musician, and has two kids, River and Sasha.

Interesting facts about Barbara Niven

  • Barbara Niven speaks at seminars about her personal struggle to overcome an eating disorder.
  • Niven has built her own official web site where she occasionally communicates with her fans.
  • She stands with a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).
  • She is now 66 years old.
  • Her zodiac sign is Pisces.