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Linda Hamilton net worth:
$70 Million

Linda Hamilton information

Linda Hamilton information

Birth date: September 26, 1956
Birth place: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:James Cameron (m. 1997–1999), Bruce Abbott (m. 1982–1989)
Children:Josephine Archer Cameron, Dalton Abbott
Siblings:Leslie Hamilton Gearren, Laura Hamilton, Ford Hamilton

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Linda Carroll Hamilton was born on 26 September 1956, in Salisbury, Maryland USA, into what she has described as ‘a boring Anglo-Saxon family’. Linda is an actress who rose to prominence for her role in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1992). She is the winner of the Saturn Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Satellite Award and others. Linda Hamilton has been accumulating her net worth working in the entertainment industry for more than 35 years.

The main sources of Linda Hamilton’s wealth are divorce and acting. Reportedly, her net worth is as much as $70 million, heavily subsidised by a $50 million divorce settlement she received in 1999 from second husband James Cameron.

Linda Hamilton Net Worth $70 Million

Linda Hamilton was raised in Salisbury, Maryland together with her twin sister and other two siblings. She was educated at Wicomico High School and then attended Washington College for a couple of years before deciding to take up acting studies, and moved to New York City though one of the professors told her that she had no hope of earning a livelihood as an actress. Linda proved that he was completely wrong, as she debuted in an episode of the television series “Shirley” (1980). Other series in which Hamilton landed roles were “Secrets of Midland Heights” (1980 – 1981), “King’s Crossing” (1982), “Hill Street Blues” (1984), “Chuck” (2010 – 2012), “Lost Girl” (2013) and “Defiance” (2014). Her most successful performance in these series was in “Beauty and the Beast” (1987–1989) for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards as the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Serie-Drama. All these appearances contributed to Linda’s net worth.

In addition to acting in television series, Linda Hamilton has also landed roles in television films. Among the most popular ones are the films “Reunion” (1980), “Country Gold” (1982), “Secret Weapons” (1985), “Go Toward the Light” (1988), “Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples” (1998), “Sex & Mrs. X” (2000), “Home by Christmas” (2006) and “Bermuda Tentacles” (2014).

However, the net worth of Linda Hamilton increased the most after landing roles in feature films. She created a number of roles for the big screen, and those that brought nominations and awards were in the action film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991) directed, co-written and produced by James Cameron drama film “A Mother’s Prayer” (1995) directed by Larry Elikann, adventure film “Dante’s Peak” (1997) directed by Roger Donaldson, and drama film “The Colour of Courage” (1998) directed by Lee Rose. Her roles in the above mentioned films probably increased the net worth of Linda Hamilton the most.

Concerning the personal life of Linda Hamilton, she has been married and divorced twice. In 1982, she married actor Bruce Abbott, but unfortunately Abbott left her during the pregnancy, which produced a son. From 1991, she lived with film director James Cameron. They married in 1997, but soon divorced (in 1999), after having a daughter.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret Weapons 1985 TV Movie Elena Koslov / Joanna
The Terminator 1984 Sarah Connor
The Stone Boy 1984 Eva Crescent Moon Lady
Children of the Corn 1984 Vicky
Hill Street Blues 1984 TV Series Sandy Valpariso
Secrets of a Mother and Daughter 1983 TV Movie Susan Decker
Wishman 1983 TV Movie Mattie MacGregor
Country Gold 1982 TV Movie Josie Greenwood
Tag: The Assassination Game 1982 Susan Swayze
King's Crossing 1982 TV Series Lauren Hollister
Secrets of Midland Heights 1980-1981 TV Series Lisa Rogers
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case 1980 TV Movie Greta Rideout
Reunion 1980 TV Movie Anne Samoorian
Shirley 1980 TV Series Gloria
Night-Flowers 1979 Wafer (as Linda Carroll Hamilton)
Curvature 2017 post-production Florence
Shoot Me Nicely 2016 TV Short completed Layla
A Sunday Horse 2016 Mrs. Walden
Lost Girl 2013-2015 TV Series Acacia
Defiance 2014-2015 TV Series Pilar
Bermuda Tentacles 2014 TV Movie Admiral Linda Hansen
Bad Behavior 2013 Margaret
Air Force One Is Down 2013 TV Mini-Series Harriet Rowntree
Chuck 2010-2012 TV Series Mary Bartowski Mary Elizabeth Bartowski
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection 2010 Video Madame Lorraine (segment "Jonah Hex") (voice)
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam 2010 Video short Madame Lorraine (voice)
Weeds 2010 TV Series Linda
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex 2010 Video short Madame Lorraine (voice)
Refuge 2010/IV Amelia Philips
Hard Times 2009 Cory Williams
The Line 2009 TV Series Carol
Terminator Salvation 2009 Sarah Connor (voice, uncredited)
In Your Dreams 2008/II Georgie
Take 3 2006 TV Movie Kate
Home by Christmas 2006 TV Movie Julie Bedford
Broken 2006/I Karen
Thief 2006 TV Mini-Series Roselyn Moore
The Kid & I 2005 Susan Mandeville
According to Jim 2005 TV Series Melissa Evans
Missing in America 2005 Kate
Smile 2005/I Bridgette
Jonah 2004 Short June
Wholey Moses 2003 Short Valerie
Silent Night 2002 TV Movie Elisabeth Vincken
The Wonderful World of Disney 2001 TV Series Liz Donovan
Skeletons in the Closet 2001 Video Tina
A Girl Thing 2001 TV Movie Rachel Logan
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 TV Series Dr. Furbanna
Sex & Mrs. X 2000 TV Movie Joanna Scott
The Secret Life of Girls 1999 Ruby Sanford
Hercules 1998-1999 TV Series Nemesis
Batman Beyond 1999 TV Series Dr. Stephanie Lake
Batman Beyond: The Movie 1999 TV Movie Dr. Stephanie Lake (voice)
Point Last Seen 1998 TV Movie Rachel Harrison
The New Batman Adventures 1998 TV Series Susan Maguire
The Color of Courage 1998 TV Movie Anna Sipes
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples 1998 TV Movie Marie Taquet (segment "Marie Taquet")
On the Line 1997 TV Movie Jean Martin
Frasier 1993-1997 TV Series Laura / Guest Caller - Claire
Dante's Peak 1997 Rachel Wando
Shadow Conspiracy 1997 Amanda Givens
The Way to Dusty Death 1996 TV Movie Beth MacAlpine
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time 1996 Short Sarah Connor (voice)
Terminator 2 3-D: Battle Across Time Pre-Show 1996 Short Sarah Connor
Separate Lives 1995 Lauren Porter / Lena
A Mother's Prayer 1995 TV Movie Rosemary Holmstrom
Silent Fall 1994 Karen Rainer
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Sarah Connor
Mr. Destiny 1990 Ellen Burrows
Beauty and the Beast 1987-1989 TV Series Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler
Go Toward the Light 1988 TV Movie Claire Madison
King Kong Lives 1986 Amy Franklin
Murder, She Wrote 1986 TV Series Carol McDermott
Club Med 1986 TV Movie Kate
Black Moon Rising 1986 Nina

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator' 2001 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Day New York 2016 TV Series Herself
Over My Dead Body 2015 TV Series Herself - Host
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Herself
Nico à Noite 2011 TV Series Herself
Angela and Friends 2010 TV Series Herself
The Wright Stuff 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist
This Morning 2010 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray 2009 TV Series Herself - Audience
It Was the Eighties! 2009 Video documentary short Herself
Robot Astronomy Talk Show 2009 TV Series short Herself
A Call to Arms 2009 Documentary Herself (voice)
Behind Your Dreams 2008 Video documentary Herself
Whatever Happened To? 2008 TV Series Herself
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I'll Be Back' 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Beauty and the Beast Season 2: Introductions with Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Herself
Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens & Villains 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004 TV Series Herself
The View 2004 TV Series Herself
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
T2: On the Set 2003 Video documentary short Herself
So Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Herself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator' 2001 Video documentary Herself / Sarah Connor
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Robots Rising 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself - Narrator (voice)
Getting Close to the Show 1998 Video documentary Herself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997 TV Series Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Herself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 17th Annual CableACE Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Herself
T2: More Than Meets the Eye 1993 Video short documentary Herself
1992 MTV Movie Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special Herself
The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' 1991 TV Short documentary Herself
Saturday Night Live 1991 TV Series Herself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman 1991 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
CBS This Morning 1988 TV Series Herself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
The Making of 'Terminator' 1984 TV Short documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Herself
Everything Wrong with... 2015 TV Series Sarah Connor
Jeremiah Wright Painting a Picture of US Aggression 2008 Video short Sarah Connor
Thief 2006 TV Mini-Series Roselyn Moore
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999 TV Special Herself
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Making of 'True Lies' 1994 TV Movie documentary Sarah Connor (uncredited)
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1992 TV Movie Sarah Connor

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Gold Award NYC Indie Film Awards Best Actress Shoot Me Nicely (2016)
2016 Best Featured Actress in a Comedy Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, US Shoot Me Nicely (2016)
2016 HIMPFF Award of Recognition Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival Best Ensemble Shoot Me Nicely (2016) · William Sadler
· John Behlmann
· Josh Burrow
· Lindsay Torrey
2015 Artemis Honoree Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Action Icon
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Supporting Actress Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Color of Courage (1998)
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress - Action/Adventure Dante's Peak (1997)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries A Mother's Prayer (1995)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Most Desirable Female Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1992 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1990 Romy Romy Gala, Austria Favorite Actress in a Series (Beliebtester weiblicher Serienstar) Beauty and the Beast (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television A Mother's Prayer (1995)
1991 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actress Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1989 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Beauty and the Beast (1987)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Beauty and the Beast (1987)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Beauty and the Beast (1987)
1985 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress The Terminator (1984)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actress (Schauspielerin)
1989 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series Beauty and the Beast (1987)

TitleSalary
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) $1,000,000

#Fact
1 Is a registered Democrat, but admitted to voting for Republican candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2003 California gubernatorial election.
2 Has an older brother and a younger sister.
3 Ex-sister-in-law of Mike Cameron and John David Cameron.
4 Her father died in a car crash when she was five.
5 At one stage in her life, she was addicted to cocaine.
6 A former manager of hers embezzled $100,000 of her money.
7 She was a method acting student at the Lee Strasberg Institute.
8 Read for the role of Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men (1992), which went to Demi Moore instead.
9 Was considered for the role of Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever (1995), which went to Nicole Kidman.
10 James Cameron offered her the role of Molly Brown in Titanic (1997) (ultimately played by Kathy Bates), but she declined.
11 Is perhaps best known for her roles as Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and as Catherine Chandler in Beauty and the Beast (1987).
12 Has worked with both actors who were the main heroes of the Predator movies: Arnold Schwarzenegger in two Terminator movies (The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)), and Danny Glover in Missing in America (2005).
13 Talked about 20 years of treatment for bipolar disorder on the October 14, 2005 show of Larry King Live (1985).
14 In the original screenplay of The Terminator (1984), the character she played, Sarah Connor, was 19 years old. It was decision of James Cameron to make the character somewhat older to fit into Hamilton's age. In real life, Linda was 27 when filming started and turned 28 before the film was released.
15 Has appeared on television and revealed that she suffered from bipolar disorder. She said that her condition had destroyed her marriage to her first husband Bruce Abbott, abusing him verbally and physically, and that it also had ruined her marriage to second husband James Cameron. Linda said that it was her love for her two children that finally forced her to seek treatment, and she began taking medication. That was 10 years ago, and Linda says that she will always be grateful that she chose treatment and regrets the pain that her illness caused those she loves.
16 Good friends with Beauty and the Beast (1987) co-star Ron Perlman. They reunited in the theater play "Love Letters" (1990), and in the post-Vietnam war drama Missing in America (2005).
17 Auditioned for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), which went to Kate Mulgrew.
18 She divorced second husband James Cameron after discovering he was having an affair with actress Suzy Amis during the making of the movie Titanic (1997). Her divorce from him was the second-most expensive divorce next to that of Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving. Hamilton stood to take half of Cameron's earnings - close to $50 million.
19 Sprained her ankle prior to filming The Terminator (1984) and it never quite healed right due to all the running she had to do in the film.
20 Her identical twin sister Leslie Hamilton Gearren was Linda's double in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Leslie is seen when Sarah is remembering playing with John at the park and when the T-1000 is impersonating her.
21 Turned down a chance to reprise the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
22 After her role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), she learned that she made such an impression as the pumped and ferociously tough Sarah Connor that she was typecast into being offered only roles for similarly tough characters.
23 While Hamilton was attending Washington College, the acting professor told her that she had no hope of earning a living as an actress.
24 She reprised her Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) character, Sarah Connor, for the theme-park attraction T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996), a short film shot in a new 3-D process that makes the film appear to jump out at you.
25 Attended Wicomico Junior High School in Salisbury, Maryland, with her identical-twin sister, Leslie Hamilton Gearren.
26 Linda is a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
27 Has a son with Bruce Abbott: Dalton Abbott (b. October 4, 1989).
28 Has a daughter with James Cameron: Josephine Cameron (b. February 15, 1993).

#Quote
1 [1991: On leaving Beauty and the Beast (1987) to devote time to motherhood] It was a leap of faith. One never knows what one is doing in my opinion. I just have to trust in the perfection of my instincts: that wherever I am or wherever I'm going to go is exactly where I'm supposed to be. I do believe that in my life -- it's very comforting.
2 [why she turned down Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)] They offered me a part. I read it and knew my character arc was so complete after the first two, but in the third one it was negligible. She died halfway through and there was no time to mourn her. It was all so disposable so I said no thank you.
3 [on her marriage to James Cameron] He was all brain and work and I was all heart and living. He had guns next to his side of the bed and I had crystals and fertility symbols next to mine. We were just really not meant to be together. Nowadays we just tease and play and have a lot of respect for each other. I think the man is an extraordinary director. He is a complete genius.
4 [on James Cameron after their divorce]: I love him as much as I ever did. But that doesn't mean that the heartache wasn't huge and I haven't suffered. I knew how Jim was when I married him and I love him still.
5 On her reaction to Arnold Schwarzenegger being cast as the Terminator in the original film: I didn't take Schwarzenegger very seriously as an actor at that time. I said, "Oh Lord, why cast a man who looks like a machine as a machine? Cast somebody who's very thin to do these superhuman acts." And I was wrong. He was used tremendously effectively, and he was served very well by that film.
6 On the development of the character Sarah Connor from the Terminator films: A woman who grows and transforms on screen is always a wonderful thing to play. Sarah went from a vulnerable, normal girl to someone who finds all of her deep reservoirs of strength and comes through it all.
7 At the 1997 Academy Awards, on then-husband James Cameron: My husband is the sexiest man in the world.
8 My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light. I keep saying I'm Lucy Ricardo trapped in somebody else's body.

#Trademark
1 Husky resonant voice
2 Frequently portrays women who endure in spite of great hardship or tragedy
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