Quick Facts of Nell Ruth Hardy

  • Full NameNell Ruth Hardy
  • Net Worth$2 million
  • Date of Birth1948 /09 /13
  • NicknameNell
  • BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, U.S
  • EthnicityMixed
  • ProfessionActress
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1970–2002
  • Eye colourBlack
  • Hair colourBlack
  • BuildFit
  • SpouseGeorge Krynicki ​ (m. 1982; div. 1992) Roger Larocque(m. 1992; div. 1993)
  • Online PresenceFacebook and Twitter
  • Children3
  • HoroscopeVirgo

Nell Carter also known as Nell Ruth Hardy is an American singer and actress who had imprinted her name in the entertainment industry from 1970 to 2002. Carter gained massive fame for her role as Nell Harper on the NBC sitcom Gimme a Break! Carter won two Emmy and two Golden Globe award nominations for her work in the television series.

She appeared as Catherine Creek in 1995 film The Grass Harp. In addition, she is also popular for her works in films like The Misery Brothers, The Proprietor, Fakin’ da Funk, Follow Your Heart, and Back Roads. There is much more information about Crater so if you are interested to know then read this article till the end.

About Nell Carter

Nell Carter was born as Nell Ruth Hardy on September 13, 1948, in Birmingham, Alabama, the United States. She was born as one of nine children to Horace Hardy and Edna Mae Hardy. Moreover, she was just two years old when her dad was electrocuted when he stepped on a live power line.

She started singing on a local gospel radio show and was also a member of the church choir as a child. When she turned fifteen she started performing with the Renaissance Ensemble that played at area coffee houses and gay bars. She later moved to New York and started singing in coffee shops until she got her first role on Broadway in 1971.

Career Details

Carter started her Broadway debut in 1971 rock opera Soon. She became the Music Director for the `1974 Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective’s production of “What Time of Night It Is“. In 1982 she even won an Emmy for television performance. She portrayed the role of Catherine Creek in the 1995 film The Crazysitter.

Check out Nell Carter’s movie’s short clips

Also, she appeared as a Waitress in the 1981 film Modern Problems.  She starred the role of Olive in television series Cindy. She appeared in 11 episodes of 1978-1979 television series Ryan’s Hope. Similary, Carter is also credited for her roles in the tv series like, Amen, 227, Shalom Sesame, You Take the Kids, Maid for Each Other, Jake and the Fatman.

Nell Carter’s Net Worth

There is no denying that this talented Broadway actress had collected a massive amount of money from her successful career. Carter had an estimated net worth of $2 million from her long professional acting career. She earned such a big fortune from her hard works and dedication over the years in the entertainment industry. She was mostly known for playing Nell Harper on the television series Gimme a Break! From there she might have gathered a big chunk of money.

She made $1000 to $2000 per week from her performance in theatre plays. In the same way, she earned around $35000 to $50000 per episode for her guest appearance in the tv series. Additionally, she has acted in several films, and from the movies, she might have received a handsome salary. Through her exact salary is not mentioned she had an annual salary of around $1 million per year. Victor Slezak, Catherine Corcoran, Dominic Purcell, and Erin Hayes are some popular actors.

Relationship with Ann Kaser

Coming into Carter’s personal life, she was in a relationship with her long time partner Ann Kaser at the time of her death. Well, Nell was openly a bi-sexual. The couple hasn’t revealed the details about how and when they met each other. Apart, the duo was together when Nell was in need of a friend. She stood by her side until she took her last breath.

In addition, Nell had always supported her partner no matter what. Although they were never married, the love birds treated each other as a husband and wife. Their relationship was even highlighted in the media.

Married Twice

Nell was married twice in her life. She married lumber executive and mathematician George Krynicki in the year 1982. The duo exchanged their vows in an intimate wedding hall where they invited very few members. Soon after she got married she converted herself to Judaism. Their relationship lasted for only seven years and then Nell decided to part her ways with George. Their divorce was finalized in 1992.

Nell Carter and her husband
Nell attended Salute To Sammy Gala along with her husband George Krynicki, Photo Source: Getty Image

She had three children when she was in a marital relationship with Krynicki. They had a daughter Tracy and sons Joshua and Daniel. However, their sons Joshua and Daniel were adopted as newborns over a four-month period. Following her divorce, she started dating Roger Larocque in 1992. The same year of June the duo tied the knot. Unfortunately, their relationship ended after a year of togetherness. Apart, she revealed in an interview that she had three miscarriages.

Her Death…

Nell passed away on January 23, 2003, at her house in Beverly Hills. As per reports, she died due to arteriosclerotic heart disease with diabetes, a contributing condition. She died at the age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.



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