• Lisa Hartman Black is an actress and singer born in Houston, Texas, USA in 1956.
• She has a net worth of over $5 million.
• She rose to fame through her work in the TV series “Knots Landing”.
• She has released 4 solo albums, and her duet "When I Said I Do" with Clint Black was a hit.
• She is married to musician Clint Black, with whom she has a child, and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 1, 1956
SpouseClint Black
FactAttended Houston's High School for the Performing Arts, did lots of local theater work. At age 16, she was the lead singer of a Houston rock band, called "Lisa Hartman and Four Grand" that played at local Holiday Inns.

Who is Lisa Hartman Black?

Lisa Hartman Black was born on 1 June 1956, in Houston, Texas, USA, and is an actress as well as a singer, best known for her work in the TV series entitled “Knots Landing” in which she played rock singer Ciji Dunne. She’s also released solo albums during her career.

The Riches of Lisa Hartman Black

How rich is Lisa Hartman Black? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $5 million. While she’s gained income through her music releases, it is her work in soaps that gave her fame, and a huge boost in net worth.


Early Life and Career Beginnings

There is very limited information when it comes to Lisa, as she hasn’t revealed a lot about her life before her career as an actress. There is no information regarding her family, education, and childhood. She was interested in an acting career at a young age, which led to television appearances, mostly in minor roles.

She starred in the 1977 series entitled “Tabitha” – which was a spin-off of “Bewitched” – but it was short lived, lasting only a season. She made numerous guest appearances over the next few years, leading to playing the character Neely O’Hara in the television remake of “Valley of the Dolls”. The story is based in the 1966 novel of the same name written by Jacqueline Susann, noted for being the biggest selling novel of that year, with over 31 million copies, actually making it one of the best-selling works in publishing history.

Lisa Hartman Black

Breakthrough and Rise to Fame

In 1982, Hartman Black made her breakthrough when she was cast in the prime time soap “Knots Landing”, in which her character started romances with the characters of Ted Shackelford as well as Michael Sabatino. The show was a spin-off from “Dallas”, and followed the lives of four married couples living in a cul-de-sec in a fictitious coastal suburb in Los Angeles. The show featured a lot of storylines such as rape, assassinations, murder, criminal investigations, drugs, and the like.

Her character was very popular with the audience, and there was a huge uproar from the public when her character was killed off-screen after a year. Due to the backlash, she was brought back to the show as another character, who later married Alec Baldwin’s character. She stayed with the show for a total of four years before she was released, as there were no longer any storylines for her.

While she worked on acting roles, she also started releasing music, with a total of four solo albums. She’s worked with Kirshner Records, RCA Records, and Atlantic Records during her career,  as well as performing on several shows such as “Solid Gold”, but none of her solo releases were commercially successful.

The only hit she achieved was a duet called “When I Said I Do” with Clint Black, which reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Charts, leading to a Grammy Award nomination.

Latter Career

Lisa is also known for co-hosting the television special celebrating the 30th anniversary of Universal Studios, called “Universal Studios Summer Blast”. During the latter part of her career, she started taking fewer acting roles, and did a few more musical projects. In 2011, she released the album “Lisa Hartman, Hold On” on CD, before working on the album “Letterock”. Her last album release is entitled “’Til My Heart Stops”.

One of her last acting projects was a starring role in “Flicka: Country Pride”, which was released by Twentieth Century Fox direct-to-DVD, and is the sequel to “Flicka 2” which was released in 2010. Other stars in the film include Clint Black, Kacey Rohl and Siobhan Williams. Since then, she has not taken any new acting projects, which has led many to believe that she has retired from the entertainment industry. However, she has not made any official announcement, and it is not known if she’ll make a return in the near future.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Lisa has been married musician Clint Black since 1991. Her husband is known for his work in country music, rising to fame in the late 1980s with his debut album “Killin’ Time” which produce four straight number one singles. After a slowdown in momentum, he created more chart hitting singles in the 2000s. They have a child together and initially lived in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, before later moving to Nashville, Tennessee. It is not known if they continue to reside there.

One of the reasons why there are very few details regarding her past and present endeavors is due to the lack of any online presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She mentioned in an interview that she had a happy childhood, and one of the reasons she became exposed to the entertainment industry was that her mother who was a publicity agent for Hollywood. Her mother insisted that she would become a star, and supported her career. Apparently she has also done some theatre work, though it is not as popular as her on-camera roles.

General Info

Full NameLisa Hartman Black
Date Of BirthJune 1, 1956
Height1.62 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Actor, Singer


SpouseClint Black
ChildrenLily Pearl Black
ParentsHoward Hartman, Jonni Hartman
SiblingsTerri Hartman


AwardsAcademy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, TV Land Anniversary Award
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year
MoviesFlicka: Country Pride, Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack, Have You Seen My Son, Bare Essentials, Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal, Where the Boys Are '84, Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls, Deadly Blessing, Red Wind, Search for Grace, The 17th Bride: A Story of Love and War, Ju...
TV ShowsKnots Landing, 2000 Malibu Road, Tabitha, High Performance

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1I remember having the best childhood. I had a very healthy, happy, funny family.
2Do I believe in magic? ... No. I don't think so. But romantic magic? Oh, sure, yes, that kind of magic, absolutely. There has to be magic in everything you do. That's what make it exciting. There has to be some intrigue, and there has to be some mystery. I like that - I like things that are mysterious.


1In Germany, she often was dubbed by actress and dubbing artist Christina Hoeltel (Knots Landing (1979), 2000 Malibu Road (1992) or Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (1989)).
2Took leading parts in theater plays as "Cinderella" and "South Pacific".
3Did commercials with actor John Wayne when she was a child.
4Father is country-singer Howard Hartman.
5Mother, Jonni Hartman, was a Hollywood publicity agent. She says Lisa insisted "she was going to be a star from the time she was 4 or 5 years old".
6Daughter of Houston singer Howard Hartman and Hollywood PR agent Jonni Hartman. Stepfather is Ray Rogers.
7Attended Houston's High School for the Performing Arts, did lots of local theater work. At age 16, she was the lead singer of a Houston rock band, called "Lisa Hartman and Four Grand" that played at local Holiday Inns.
8Sister is Terri Hartman.
9Gave birth to her daughter, Lily Pearl Black, on 8 May 2001. The father is country singer Clint Black.




Flicka: Country Pride2012VideoLindy (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Back to You and Me2005TV MovieSyd Ludwick (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack1998TV MoviePonder Favor (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Out of Nowhere1997TV MovieLauren Carlton (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Have You Seen My Son1996TV MovieLael Pritcher (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Dazzle1995TV MovieJuanita 'Jazz' Kilkullen (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Someone Else's Child1994TV MovieCory Maddox (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Search for Grace1994TV MovieIvy / Grace (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Without a Kiss Goodbye1993TV MovieLaurie Samuels (as Lisa Hartman Black)
2000 Malibu Road1992TV SeriesJade O'Keefe
The Return of Eliot Ness1991TV MovieMadeline Whitfield
Perfect Crimes1991TV MovieDr Lori Forman
Red Wind1991TV MovieKris Morrow
Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor1991TV MovieSusan Lowell
Not of This World1991TV MovieLinda Fletcher
Bare Essentials1991TV MovieSydney Wayne
The Take1990TV MovieDelaney
The Operation1990TV MovieLaura Parks
The Hitchhiker1989TV SeriesCheryl
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal1989TV MovieSarah Dutton
Matlock1988TV SeriesShelby Russell
Student Exchange1987TV MovieBeautician
Roses Are for the Rich1987TV MovieAutumn McAvin Norton Corbett Osborne
Knots Landing1982-1986TV SeriesCathy Geary Cathy Geary Rush Ciji Dunne
Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues1985TV MovieAmanda Ryder
Where the Boys Are1984Jennie Cooper
High Performance1983TV SeriesKate Flannery
Scared Silly1982TV MovieDarcy Winfield
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesAllison Baker
Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls1981TV MovieNeely O'Hara
Deadly Blessing1981Faith Stohler
Aloha Paradise1981TV Series
Fantasy Island1978-1981TV SeriesSheila Richards / Sharon Sanders / Gladys Boylin / ...
The Love Boat1979-1981TV SeriesCarol Bowers / Sherry / Toni
Gridlock1980TV MovieNikki
Where the Ladies Go1980TV MovieCrystal
Valentine Magic on Love Island1980TV MovieCrystal Kramer
Vega$1979TV SeriesDiana Payne
Tabitha1977-1978TV SeriesTabitha Stephens
Just Tell Me You Love Me1978Julie
Murder at the World Series1977TV MovieStewardess
Police Woman1976TV SeriesEvelyn

Music Department

Tabitha1977-1978TV Series singer - 10 episodes


Navy Seals1990performer: "Tempt Me If You Want To" / writer: "Tempt Me If You Want To"
Where the Boys Are1984performer: "Where The Boys Are"
The Lisa Hartman Show1976TV Movie performer: "Hot Stuff"


Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack1998TV Movie executive producer - as Lisa Hartman Black
Have You Seen My Son1996TV Movie producer - as Lisa Hartman Black


The Lisa Hartman Show1976TV MovieHerself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHerself
Rock Concert1976TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Anderson Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Huckabee2012TV SeriesHerself
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards2009TV SpecialHerself (as Lisa Hartman Black)
People Country Special on CMT2008TV SeriesHerself
CMT Insider2007TV SeriesHerself
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV SpecialHerself (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Clint Black Live: Drinkin' Songs & Other Logic2005TV Movie documentaryGuest Vocals
Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again2005TV Movie documentaryHerself Ciji Dunne Cathy Geary
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert2005TV SpecialHerself
Dr. Phil2004TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1996-2004TV SeriesHerself
One Houston United: The Night the Rains Came2002Documentary shortHerself
The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself
King of the Hill2000TV SeriesHerself
Austin City Limits2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The American Red Cross Holiday Music Spectacular1999TV MovieHerself
Elvis: His Life and Times1997TV SpecialHerself - Host (as Lisa Hartman Black)
The Annual Artist Rights Foundation Honors Steven Spielberg1995TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1994TV SeriesHerself
R.A.D.D.: Drive My Car1994TV ShortHerself - Musician (as Lisa Hartman Black)
The 21st Annual American Music Awards1994TV SpecialHerself (as Lisa Hartman Black)
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (as Lisa Hartman Black)
America Comes to Graceland1993TV Special documentaryHerself - Host (as Lisa Hartman Black)
The Knots Landing Block Party1993TV Special documentaryHerself Ciji Dunne Cathy Geary
Good Morning America1993TV SeriesHerself
Andy Griffith Show Reunion1993TV SpecialHerself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself (as Lisa Hartman Black)
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHerself (as Lisa Hartman Black)
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The 19th Annual Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Magic of David Copperfield 10: The Bermuda Triangle1988TV MovieHerself - Special Guest Host
Celebrity Secrets1988TV MovieHerself
Your Alcohol I.Q.1988Video documentary shortHerself
New American Bandstand 19651979-1987TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Female Musical Performer
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Male Television Performer
Solid Gold1984-1985TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball1984TV SpecialHerself
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1984TV SeriesHerself
The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team1984TV MovieHerself - Performer
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHerself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHerself
The 1983 Annual American Image Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
An Evening at the Improv1982TV SeriesGuest host
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Presenter


Won Awards

2009Anniversary AwardTV Land AwardsKnots Landing (1979)
1984Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Supporting Role on a Prime Time Soap OperaKnots Landing (1979)

Nominated Awards

1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Supporting Role on a Prime Time SerialKnots Landing (1979)
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake Accent: FemaleDeadly Blessing (1981)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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