Quick Facts of Mary Ellen Harris

  • Full NameMary Ellen Harris
  • Net Worth$5 Million
  • Date of Birth12 July, 1956
  • NicknameMel
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceBethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Ethnicity Caucasian white
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActress
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1986-Present
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseDavid Silbergeld (1978–79) Brian Kilcommons (1980–82) David Hume Kennerly (1983–88) Cotter Smith (1988–96) Michael Toomey (2001–06) Bob Brush (current)
  • Height5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
  • Body MeasurementSlim
  • Education New Brunswick High School - 1974
  • Children2 - Byron Kennerly (b. 1984) Madeline Smith (b. 1990)
  • Horoscope Cancer
Picture of an actress Mel Harris

Golden Globe Award nominee, Mel Harris is one of the most promising actresses in the entertainment industry who became famous for her roles in many movies and TV shows. Throughout her career, she earns various honors and achievements. Her notable role is as Hope Murdoch Steadman in the series Thirtysomething.

Mel is a married woman. She is married five times in her life but her first five marriages ended with a divorce. Harris is living with her current husband Bob Brush. She has two children from her past marriages.

Who Is Mary Ellen Harris? Bio & Wiki

Mel Harris was born as Mary Ellen Harris on 12th July 1956, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. Moreover, she holds an American nationality and belongs to Caucasian white ethnicity. She was raised by her mother, Mary Michael Mike, a teacher, and father Warren Harris, a football coach.

Mel Harris
Photo of Mel Harris.

Mel spent her childhood in North Brunswick, New Jersey. She is a graduate of New Brunswick High School since 1974. From an early age, she developed a passion for acting and participated in many movies and TV shows.

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Inside Of Mel Harris’ Career

Mel Harris started her career as a contestant on the American television game show, Pyramid in 1979. Later, she appeared on the third week of The $100,000 Pyramid along with John Davidson in 1991. Furthermore, she appeared as Hope Murdoch Steadman on the 1980’s TV show, thirtysomething from 1987 to 1991. Her other movie credits are Suture, Ultimate Betrayal, and many others.

Mel Harris
Mel Harris arrived in an award ceremony.

Mel made her appearance in the NBC sitcom, Something So Right where she played the role of Jere Burns from 1996 to 1998. Moreover, she starred in television series, Saints & Sinners as Sylvia Capshaw in 2007. She also guests appeared in many TV shows including The West Wing, Murder, etc.

How Much Is Mel Harris’ Net Worth?

Mel Harris has an approximated net worth of $5 Million as of 2019. Having an impressive amount of wealth, she also makes a lucrative fortune from her other works which include advertisements, endorsements, cameo roles, and so on. She boasts a salary in the range of $800 to $1 Million annually.

Mel co-starred with Ken Olin who has a net worth of $4 Million and Timothy Busfield whose total assets is $5 Million in the American drama television series, Thirtysomething. She also appeared with many other famous stars who have maintained a handsome wealth.

Mel is active in the entertainment industry from a very long time and there are some of her new upcoming projects. So, her income will surely increase along with her prolific career. Currently, she is probably living a lavish life enjoying her hefty wealth.

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Who Is Mel Harris’ Husband? His Marriage & Children

Mel Harris had the first encounter with her current husband, Bob Brush, a screenwriter and producer on the set of Saints & Sinners. After working for a while, they embarked their relationship and started sharing their company.

The couple married in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Prior to marrying Bob, Harris was married five times. Here is the list of her spouse’s along with the wedding date and divorce date.

Marriage Date Husbands
From 1978 to 1979 David Silbergeld
From 14th June 1980 to 1982 Brian Kilclinic
From 30th October 1983 to 1988 David Hume Kennerly
From 22nd October 1988 to 1996 Cotter Smith
From 26th May 2001 to 2006  Michael Toomey
Mel Harris' sixth wedding with Bob Brush.
Mel Harris’ sixth wedding with her current husband, Bob Brush. Source: People

Likewise, Harris has two beautiful children including Byron Kennerly born in 1984 and Madeline Smith born in 1990. Mel isn’t involved in any controversies and rumors regarding her personal life and career until now.

Besides, she is active on social media and, has a huge number of fan following. Currently, she resides in North Brunswick, New Jersey with her family and friends.

Interesting Facts About Mel Harris

  • Mell Harris was named as one of “America’s 10 Most Beautiful Women” by Harper’s Bazaar magazine in 1989.
  • While as a teenager living in New Brunswick, New Jersey, she served at the local Dairy Queen.
  • ‘Mel’ is actually the short form for ‘Melon,’ which was how her baby sister pronounced ‘Mary Ellen’ when she was a child, and the nickname stuck.
  • She is now 62 years old.
  • She was born with a sign of Cancer.