• Casey Coates is a retired film producer, philanthropist and interior designer, most known for being the former wife of Ted Danson.
• She grew up on Long Island, New York and graduated college in 1960.
• She and Ted married in 1977, had one daughter together and adopted a second.
• They divorced in 1993, and Casey received around $30 million in the settlement.
• She is a philanthropist and environmentalist, and has her own non-profit organization.
Who is Casey Coates?
Cassandra ‘Casey’ Coates was born on Long Island, New York State USA, in 1938 – her exact date of birth hasn’t been revealed, but her zodiac sign is said to be Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s a retired film producer, philanthropist and interior designer, while she’s probably known best for being a former wife of Ted Danson, a famous American actor and film producer.
Early life and education
Casey hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, so most of her fans believe her to be an only child. She was raised on Long Island by her parents, about whom little is known because Casey respects their privacy, but it’s believed that her father worked as a firefighter, and that her mother was an accountant.
She grew up being a huge fan of the film industry, and watched movies and TV series with her parents on a daily basis. Casey was also into sports while attending a local high school, as she played tennis and soccer, while she was also interested in practicing creative writing and playing the piano.
She matriculated in 1956, and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s said that Casey went on to enroll at a college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1960.
Casey hasn’t shared many details about her career with the public, but it’s known that she has spent the majority of her life working as an interior designer; she’s been retired for a couple of years now.
Love life and marriage with Ted
Casey met Ted not long after he had divorced his first wife, American actress Randall ‘Randy’ Gosch in 1975; they’d been married for five years, but didn’t have children together.
It’s widely believed that Casey and Ted were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend, but this remains unconfirmed. They exchanged vows in 1977, in a private ceremony attended by only a couple of people. On 24 December 1979, Casey gave birth to their daughter Kate, but she suffered a stroke while giving birth, and it took her a couple of years to recover. They adopted their second daughter Alexis a couple of years later.
Ted first met American actress and comedienne Whoopi Goldberg in 1988, and they began having an affair in April 1992; Casey filed for divorce after having learned about the affair, and it was finalized in 1993. It turned out to be one of the costliest divorces in Hollywood at that time, as Casey received around $30 million from Ted.
She hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Ted married his third wife, American actress and comedienne Mary Steenburgen on 7 October 1995.
As of May 2022, Casey seems to be single, was once married to Ted Danson, and they have two daughters together (one adopted).
Hobbies and other interests
Casey’s interested in fashion and is keeping up with all of the latest fashion trends by reading popular fashion magazines; it’s said that she was also a bit of a shopaholic when she was younger, and that she went shopping for clothes nearly every day.
Although she nowadays prefers to stay at her home in Los Angeles, Casey was once deeply passionate about travelling. She has been all around the world, for both work and pleasure, while her dream travel destination remains Paris, France.
She’s a philanthropist and environmentalist, and has been running her own non-profit organization since 1996; Casey has donated money to several charity organizations, and has spoken about global warming at various events.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Clint Eastwood, Will Smith and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite movies include “The Bridges of Madison County”, “The Devil Wears Prada”, and “Bad Boys”.
Age, height and net worth
Casey’s age is either 83 or 84. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of May 2022, Casey’s net worth stands at more than $35 million, most of which she received as a divorce settlement, while her former husband Ted’s net worth has been estimated at over $80 million.
Who is her former husband Ted?
Edward Bridge ‘Ted’ Danson III was born in San Diego, California USA, on 29 December 1947 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he holds American nationality.
He’s appeared in close to 100 movies and TV series, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Sam Malone, in the critically acclaimed comedy series “Cheers”. It was created by James Burrows and Glen Charles, also starred Rhea Perlman and John Ratzenberger, and follows the people working and drinking at the Boston bar Cheers; the series aired from 1982 to 1993 and won 105 awards, including 28 Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 181 other awards.
Ted was raised in San Diego alongside his older sister Jan Ann Haury, by their mother Jessica MacMaster who was a housewife and who passed away in 2006, aged 90, and their father Edward ‘Ned’ Bridge Danson Jr., who was the director of the Museum of Northern Arizona and an archaeologist, and who died in 2000, aged 84.
Ted grew up focused on playing basketball, and was the best player at Kent School. He matriculated in 1966, and became interested in acting while studying at Stanford University; he transferred to Carnegie Mellon University after two years, because they had a better drama program, and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1972.
He made his debut TV series appearance in the 1975 romantic drama “The Doctors”, while his debut film appearance was in the 1979 crime drama “The Onion Field”. Ted gained recognition in 1987, when cast to play Jack, the main character in the family comedy movie “Three Men and a Baby”, directed by Leonard Nimoy, and which also starred Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg. It follows three bachelors who have to take care of a baby, and the movie won two of the three awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Ted’s most notable performances in the 1990s and 2000s were perhaps in the 1996 fantasy adventure movie “Loch Ness”, the comedy series “Ink” which aired in 1996 and 1997, and the comedy series “Becker”, in which he starred between 1998 and 2004.
Between 2009 and 2011, Ted starred as George Christopher in the crime comedy series “Bored to Death”, created by Jonathan Ames, and which also starred Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman. It tells the story of an author who’s pretending to be a private detective; the series won two awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for six other awards.
Since 2021, Ted has been portraying Neil Bremer in the comedy series “Mr. Mayor”, starring alongside Holly Hunter and Vella Lovell.
He has won 15 awards, including two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990 and 1993, both for his performance in “Cheers”; Ted has been nominated for 73 other awards.
He was once vegan, but is today following a pescetarian diet, meaning that the only ‘meat’ he eats is fish.