Quick Facts of Tracy Kristine Nelson

  • Full NameTracy Kristine Nelson
  • Date of Birth25 October, 1963
  • NicknameTracy
  • Marital Status Single
  • BirthplaceSanta Monica, California
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActress
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1968–present
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseWilliam R.Moses(m:1987, div: 1997)
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook & Twitter
  • Horoscope Scorpio
Tracy Nelson

Tracy Kristine Nelson also known as Tracy Nelson is an American actress, a professional dancer, and also a writer. She is also famous as the daughter of musician Ricky Nelson and actress as well as artist Kristin Nelson. Tracy has worked in various films, television shows, and some short videos. Sister Stephanie is the most famous character played by Tracy in a tv show named The Father Dowling Mysteries.

Nelson wrote a book called “The Nelsons” which included her experiences from life and about her family. She is currently enjoying a single life with her kids, after two heartfelt relationship. Let’s know some more about her life, career, and relations.

Santa Monica Native

Tracy Nelson was born on 25th October 1963 in Santa Monica, California as the first child of her parents. Nelson grew up along with her three brothers Mathew Nelson, Gunner Nelson, and Sam Nelson.  She is American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Tracy started her schooling from The Buckley School and later she completed her graduation from Westlake School for girls which are now Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles in 1981. After that, she studied dance and European history at BardCollege, Newyork. As her grandparents were also artist it seemed acting was on her blood. The proof for this was that at the age of four. All of her brothers became musicians.

Rose to Stardom

The well-known actress first showed her acting skills in 1968 as a child artist in a movie named “Yours, Mine and Ours”. After that, she acted on various movies such as Maria’s Lovers, The Night Callers, Dumb Luck, and so on. She also appeared on other shows like Hotel 1983, Family Ties 1984-85, A League of Their Own 1993, and many more.

Check out, Tracy’s short video


Her biggest breakthrough was the role of Sister Stephanie in a show Father Dowling Mysteries from 1989-91. As a professional dancer, she performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival following her theater studies in the United Kingdom. She also performed in various theatrical shows.

Her Life and Relations

Nelson and actor William R. Moses tied their knot in 1987. They were together for several years before the couple exchanged their wedding vows. They gave birth to a daughter Remington Elizabeth Moses in 1992 who is also an actress.

Tracy Nelson and William R.Moses with their daughter
Tracy Nelson with ex-husband William and their daughter, Picture Source: wikiceleb.com

Unfortunately, their relationship could not last more than a decade and they officially seperated in 1997. Apart, the reason behind their separation is yet to come out in the media.

Elijah Nelson Clark and his mother
Tracy Nelson with her son, Elijah, Picture Source: Glamourpath

After she divorced her first spouse, Nelson met actor Chris Clark. The duo dated quite a long time. While they were together, the two welcomed their son, Elijah Nelson Clark as a symbol of their relationship. Unfortunately, they couldn’t commit to their love life and parted their ways in the same year Elijah’s birth. For now, she is not heard dating anyone which may mean we can assume she is happy being single.

Survived three Cancer

Nelson suffered from three types of cancer but had also defeated the life-taking disease. At first, she was diagnosed with second stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1987. She went through surgery and chemotherapy and radiation in Cedars-Sinai hospital, California due to which she suffered from thyroid and breast cancer in 2005 and 2010 respectively. But now she has fully recovered from all three cancers.

She was honored with Lifesaver Award from The Lymphoma Research Foundation and Jill Ireland Award from the Amie Caren cancer fund for children.

How rich is Tracy?

Nelson has appeared in various films and tv shows so she has earned a good amount of wealth. In addition to that, she was also a professional dancer and toured different places as a dancer which added more to her wealth. Her book “The Nelsons” also gave her some good earnings. Considering all this, her net worth is estimated to be $5 million. 

One of Tracy’s film Down and Out in Beverly Hill, where she played Jenny Whiteman has a box office collection of $62.13 million, and the budget of the movie is $14 million. Back in 2007, The Father Dowling Mysteries actress sold her Los Angeles, California house for $1.3 million.