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Who Is Stockard Channing? Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Husband, Marriage

Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing is an American actress who has been in the business for over thirty years. She is best known for her role as Betty Rizzo in the 1978 film Grease. She is best known in television for her role as the first lady in the TV political drama The West Wing.

Stockard has appeared in numerous films and television dramas since 1969, receiving numerous nominations and awards along the way. Her performance in the film Grease earned her the first award of her career, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion-Picture Supporting Actress.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Stockard Channing
Real Name/Full Name: Susan Williams Antonia Stockard
Gender: Female
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: 13th February 1944
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 1.6m
Weight: 58kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Husband/Spouse (Name): Walter Channing (m. 1963, div 1967) Paul Schmidt (m. 1970, div. 1976) David Debin (m.1976, div.1980) David Rawle (m. 1980, div. 1988)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): Yes (Daniel Gillham)
Is Stockard Channing Lesbian? No
Profession: Actress
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2022: $20 million

Stockard Channing Biography

Susan Williams Antonia Stockard was born on February 13, 1944, in Manhattan, New York. Until his death in the late 1960s, her father, Lester Napier Stockard, was a shipping businessman. Mary Alice, her mother, was an Irish native and devout Catholic. Channing has only one sister, Lesly Stockard, who was the mayor of Palm Beach, Florida at one time. Both sisters were raised in Manhattan before departing for educational or personal reasons.

Channing attended Chapin School in New York before transferring to Madeira School in McLean, Virginia. She attended Radcliffe College in Massachusetts after Madeira School, where she majored in History and Literature and graduated in 1965. She enrolled in HB Studio, where she received acting training, to hone her skills.

Stockard Channing Age, Height, Weight

Stockard Channing was born on February 13, 1944, and is 78 years old as of  2022. Her height is 1.6m, and she weighs 58 kg.

Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing

Career

Her off-Broadway acting career began in 1969, and she made her Broadway debut in 1971. Her television debut was as the mad painter in the children’s educational series Sesame Street. In 1973, she had her first starring role in a television movie, The Girl Most Likely to, which was well received.

After appearing in several feature films as a guest star, she landed a leading role in the 1975 comedy film The Fortune. With high expectations, the film underperformed, much to the surprise of many, including Channing herself. Following her disappointment, she co-starred in the 1977 television series Lucan with Ned Beatty.

She was later cast in the film Grease in 1977, but it was not released until 1978. This was her breakthrough film, and her performance earned her her first career award. After appearing in a number of films from the 1980s to the 1990s, she was cast as a guest star in the television series The West Wing before becoming a regular in 2001.

Stockard Channing Achievements and Awards

Channing has had a wonderful career in the film industry, which has been recognized with numerous awards. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Grammy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Awards, Golden Globe Award, and Emmy Award. She has been nominated for more than 70 different awards and has won more than 20 of them.

Stockard Channing’s Net Worth in 2022

Stockard Channing net worth has come from acting since she was a child. She has been an actress since 1969. Her work in the film industry has been exemplary, earning her awards and fortune. As of June 2022, her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. With Channing still working as an actress, her fortune can only rise.

Channing had spent the majority of her life with her mother after her father died in 1960 when she was only 22 years old. Her mother was a philanthropist, and her death in 2007 was devastating to Channing because she was not only her mother but also her best friend. After four failed marriages, she decided not to marry again and has not done so since. Since then, Channing has been married to her career and only lives with her fiancée when both are not working.

Stockard Channing Husband, Marriage

Channing has attempted four marriages, all of which ended in divorce after a short period of time. She married her first husband, Walter Channing, when she was 19 years old, in 1963. After four years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1967. She met Paul Schmidt, with whom she later married in 1970. She divorced Paul in 1976, the same year she divorced her first husband. In 1976, she married her third husband, writer, and producer David Debin.

Their marriage failed once more, and they divorced in 1980. Channing married for the fourth time shortly after her divorce from David in 1980, and the marriage lasted eight years before they divorced in 1988. Channing has never remarried after her divorce from David Rawle, but she has been in a relationship with Daniel Gilham for over 30 years. Channing does not have any children, and there is no known reason for this. She lives in Maine with her fiancée when she is not working.