Quick Facts of Susan Williams Antonia Stockard

  • Full NameSusan Williams Antonia Stockard
  • Net Worth$5 Million
  • Date of Birth1944 /02 /13
  • NicknameSusan
  • Marital StatusIn a Relationship
  • BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, USA
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActress, TV Personality
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1969-present
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseDivorced With: Walter Channing, Paul Schmidt, David Debin, David Rawle
  • Height‎5' 3" (1.6 m)
  • EducationHarvard University
  • HoroscopeAquarius

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 of 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. She married four times in her life and divorced every time. Currently, she is in a relationship with her long-term partner, Daniel Gillham. The American actress, Channing has an estimated net worth of $5 Million as per the Celebrity Net Worth.

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, she graduated with summa cum laude in History and Literature from Radcliffe College.

Career Highlights

The 75 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 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).

Watch the short interview of Stockard Channing

Apart from movies, Stockard also worked in several TV series. One of her famous roles was of 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.

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.

Partner, Daniel Gillham

After four unsuccessful marriages, Stockard Channing started dating the cinematographer, Daniel Gillham. The couple is now in a relationship with each other for more than 20 years. 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 with Daniel Gillham at the Party For 'Six Degree of Separation' in New York
Stockard Channing with Daniel Gillham at the Party For ‘Six Degree of Separation’ in New York
Image Source: Getty Images

Well, Stockard is happily living with Dan without any news of their separation. She usually goes to the Lost Angeles home of Daniel in order to spend quality time with him. For now, they are leading a happy life together without any children.

Net Worth – $5 Million

Though Stockard Channing’s personal life was not productive, she made a hefty amount of earnings from her appearances in the films as well as TV series. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, she has collected an estimated capital of $5 Million as of 2019.


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 LA house of Stockard Channing
The LA house of Stockard Channing
Image Source: Variety

The house consists of two bedrooms and two bathrooms.