Quick Facts of Susan Williams Antonia Stockard

  • Full NameSusan Williams Antonia Stockard
  • Net Worth$15 Million
  • Date of Birth13 February, 1944
  • NicknameSusan
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActress, TV Personality
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1969-present
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseDivorced With: Walter Channing, Paul Schmidt, David Debin, David Rawle
  • Height‎5' 3" (1.6 m)
  • EducationHarvard University
  • Horoscope Aquarius
Stockard Channing

If you have ever watched the 1978 film, Grease, then you would probably recognize the role of Betty Rizzo played by the famous American actress, Stockard Channing. She also gathered a huge fan following after her role as Abbey Bartlet on the NBC TV series, The West Wing from 1999 to 2006. As a matter of fact, she was nominated for the Academy Award and Tony Award, both in the category of Best Actress.

The more her professional life is successful, the less her personal life is unsuccessful. Does she have children? She married four times in her life and divorced every time with her spouse. The American actress, Channing has a net worth of $15 million as of 2023. Let’s find out in detail about her biography. Stay tuned.

Early Life of Stockard Channing

Born in the United States, Stockard Channing grew up as the daughter of her late parents, Mary Alice (mother) and Lester Napier Stockard. Her father used to work in the shipping business. Stockard grew up along with her sister, Lesly Stockard Smith.

At first, Stockard attended the Chapin School and later went to study at Madeira School in Virginia. Following that, she graduated summa cum laude in History and Literature from Radcliffe College.

Four Fail Marriages

It would surprise you all to know that Stockard Channing was married and divorced four times in her life. At the very first, she got married to Walter Channing in the year 1963. The couple ended their marriage with a divorce in 1967.  After that, she exchanged her wedding vows with the late American translator, poet, and essayist, Paul Schmidt, who died in 1999. The former couple married in 1970 and divorced after six years.

In the same year of her divorce, Stockard tied the wedding knot with the American writer, David Debin. The same thing happened this time and the former duo got divorced in 1980 without citing the reason for their separation.

Lastly, Channing married the former businessman, David Rawle in 1980 and shared eight years of married life together until their divorce in 1988. Till then, she never married anyone.

Relationshp with Daniel Gillham

After four unsuccessful marriages, Stockard Channing started dating the cinematographer, Daniel Gillham. When Stockard asked about her failed relationship, she said to The New York Times,

I don’t regret any of the relationships at all. It’s an unfortunate statistic. If I lived with these people and never married them, no on would make such a fuss. With Dan, I don’t have to march off to City Hall. And, ironically, it’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had.

Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing with Daniel Gillham at the Party For ‘Six Degrees of Separation in New York. Image Source: Getty Images

Well, Channing and cinematographer Daniel Gillham were in a relationship for over two decades, starting from 1990 until Gillham’s passing in 2014. They initially met on the set of the movie A Time of Destiny. For now, she is leading a happy life together without any kids. Besides that, check out the relationship status of Egyptian-American actor and TV star Zeeko Zaki

Net Worth of Stockard Channing

Though Stockard Channing’s personal life was not productive, she made a hefty amount of earnings from her appearances in films as well as TV series. However, she has collected an incredible net worth of $15 million as of 2023. Throughout her career, she has appeared in several movies and TV shows.

The American actress, Stockard Channing listed her LA house for $1.895 million. She had bought the 2,196 sq ft home in September 2003 for $1.075 million. The house consists of two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Besides that, American actor and television personality Jon Rudnitsky have a net worth of $800,000. 

Career Highlights

The 79 years old American actress, Stockard Channing is active in the film industry since 1969. Initially struggling for a long time, Stockard Channing first played the lead role in the 1973 film, The Number Painter’s female victim.

In 1975, she made her appearance in an American comedy film, The Fortune. Since then she appeared in a variety of films such as The Big Bus (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978), Heartburn (1986), Up Close & Personal (1996), and Woody Allen’s Anything Else (2003).

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Apart from movies, Stockard also worked in several TV series. One of her famous roles was as First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the 1999 TV series, The West Wing alongside Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, and many others. She is the winner of a Daytime Emmy Award in 2004. More than this, she was nominated for the Tony Award and Academy Award many times.

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