Who Is Actress Kathleen Turner from “Romancing the Stone”?
Mary Kathleen Turner was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 19 June 1954 in Springfield, Missouri USA, so is 64 years old. Kathleen is known as the actress with the husky voice who worked on “The Man with Two Brains”, “Crimes of Passion” and “Romancing the Stone”.
So just how rich is Kathleen Turner as of mid-2018? According to authoritative sources, this actress has a net worth of $20 million, accumulated from her career in the previously mentioned field. In 1990, she purchased a six-bedroom house located in The Hamptons. and in 2004 bought a $2.3 million apartment in New York City. In 2015, the actress sold one of her apartments which realised $3.8 million.
Children and Husband
When it comes to Kathleen’s relationship status, she married Jay Weiss in 1984, and the couple had a daughter named Rachel Ann Weiss, born in October 1987. Despite being born into a Christian family, Turner married a Jewish man and raised their daughter in that religion. Her daughter is today known as an actress and singer, who often makes appearances with her mom. In 2006, the actress announced that she and her husband were having issues, and were planning to go on a trial separation, which ultimately ended in a divorce. However, they are still on good terms, and Kathleen describes her ex-husband as her “best friend”. Since then she has apparently remained single.
Background and Education
When it comes to Turner’s ethnicity, she is Caucasian and dyes her hair blonde, which suits her complexion and her blue eyes well. The actress had a slim figure when she was young, but she has also aged gracefully. She was raised in a Christian family, and her passion for acting was discouraged by her parents – her father wouldn’t even come to see her performances when she was young. Turner was a student of The American School in London, and matriculated in 1972, the same year her father died. Aged 19, the actress began working as a volunteer for the Planned Parenthood office, and went on to study at the Missouri State University in Springfield, but relocated to the University of Maryland, located in Baltimore County.
— Kathleen Turner (@RealKathleenT) April 17, 2016
Books and Her Story
In addition to being an actress, Kathleen has written several books such as “Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles” in 2008, and after that went on to publish “Catharsis” and “Hooray for Hollywood” in 2013 and 2018 respectively. Her latest book is entitled “Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater”, also released in 2018. In those books, the actress gives the audience a closer look at her life story.
Kathleen made her debut in 1979, portraying Nola Aldrich in an episode of “The Doctors”, a then-famous television series, and then continued working at a rapid pace, joining the casts of “Body Heat” and “Man With Two Brains”, in the former opposite by William Hurt, with the movie being nominated for a Golden Globe award, in addition to receiving a generally positive response from the audience. In 1984, Turner portrayed Joan Wilder in “Romancing the Stone”, a critically appraised movie which follows the story of a woman who travels to Columbia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and finds herself in an adventure hunting for treasure. The movie, in which Kathleen was opposite Michael Douglas, was nominated for an Oscar. In the same year, the actress appeared in “Crimes of Passion”, and in the following year starred in “Prizzi’s Honor”, a comedy crime movie which won an Oscar in addition to being rewarded with Golden Globes in several categories, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, which Turner won herself.
Having established herself in the acting world, Turner starred in “Peggy Sue Got Married”, opposite Nicolas Cage and Barry Miller, and in 1987 starred in “Julia and Julia”, which drew a mediocre response. In 1990, she starred in the three-times Golden Globe-nominated “The War of the Roses”, and in the same year provided voice recordings for Jessica Rabbit in “Roller Coaster Rabbit”. In 1993 she played the main character in “House of Cards”, working with actors such as Tommy Lee Jones, Asha Menina and Shiloh Strong. When it comes to her career in the early 2000s, she appeared in “Friends”, a worldwide beloved comedy TV series as Charles Bing / Helena Handbasket, and in 2006, had a supporting role in “Law & Order”. She provided voice recordings for the character Constance in “Monster House” in the same year, and later joined the cast of “Californication”, an acclaimed comedy drama series starring David Duchovny. In 2013, she portrayed Head Nurse in “Nurse 3D”, working with Paz de la Huerta and Katrina Bowden. As of her most recent project, Kathleen played Barbara Haines in “Another Kind of Wedding” in 2017.
In late 1980s, the actress was considered to be difficult to work with, and was called “a certifiable diva” by “The New York Times”. The actress eventually admitted that her behavior at that time was unacceptable, stating that she developed into “not a very kind person”. Kathleen is also known for calling out Hollywood for the noticeable difference in quality between male and female roles as the actors age. Kathleen has had problems with alcohol, and admitted that people closest to her suffered because of it. “It’s when I’m home alone that I can’t control my drinking…I was going toward excess. I mean, really! I think I was losing my control over it. So it pulled me back”, the actress said.