Who is Elizabeth Shatner?

Elizabeth Joyce Anderson, better known as Elizabeth Shatner, was born on 30 December 1958 under the sign of Capricorn, in the United States. She is a 60-year-old professional horse trainer and equine judge, but is probably best recognized for being married to famous Hollywood actor William Shatner.

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How rich is she, as of now? Elizabeth Shatner Net Worth

Elizabeth Shatner’ net worth is conservatively estimated at over $1 million, earned from being a professional horse trainer and judge at various equestrian competitions. Another source of her wealth is coming from her career as an artist. Moreover, she probably shares the wealth of her famous husband, which is estimated to be over $100 million.

Professional Horse Trainer and Equine Judge

Regarding Elizabeth’s career, she became a professional horse trainer very early.

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Her love for nature and horses was developed when she was a young girl, since she started riding horses by the age of five. She got her first horse, a Gailceno pony, at the age of eight, and by the age of 14 was already competing as a horseback riding trainer and participant at various young judging competitions, representing the Indiana Arabian Club. As she grew older, Elizabeth pursued education as a professional horse trainer and judge at equine competitions, and she eventually obtained her degree in Animal Science and Equine from Purdue University. Thanks to her accomplishments in the horse industry, Elizabeth was honored with the WHINNY award in 2011, and participated at the 2011 World Championship Horse show, finishing among the top three. Elizabeth is also the winner of such titles as Boston Legal, All Glory, So Photogenic, and The Full Monty. Currently, she is active as a part of the Governor’s Advisory Board for World Equestrian Games.

Career as a Digital Artist and Photographer

Elizabeth Shatner is also a digital artist and photographer. During her safari trip in Israel, she took photographs of nature and called her art – “Flowrosophy”. Afterwards, she created her own art series and named it “Art by Nature”, which consists of photographs of horses.

Involvement in Entertainment Industry

Elizabeth came to prominence after she married famous actor William Shatner in 2001, so she has been involved in the entertainment industry since then. So she’s made a number of guest appearances, including in the video documentary “Mind Meld: Secrets Behind The Voyage Of A Lifetime” (2001), “E! True Hollywood Story” (2002), and “Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner” (2004). She also appeared in the 2009 documentary film “William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet”. and then in her husband’s 2011 documentary film “The Captains”, dedicated to actors who have played Starship captains. Furthermore, Elizabeth also featured in the music video “Do You Believe In Love” by Huey Lewis and The News.

Charity Work and “The All Glory Project”

Elizabeth Shatner is also known for being a charitable person. She regularly participates at the Hollywood Charity Horse Show event alongside her husband William. Moreover, she established The All Glory Project back in 2010, a non-profit organization which provides support for animal-assisted therapies in helping military veterans and their families.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Long light brown hair
  • Blue eyes
  • Height – 5ft 9ins (1.80m)
  • Body Shape – Slim

Life before Marriage to Famous Hollywood Actor

Elizabeth Shatner spent her early years somewhere in the US, so her nationality is American, and is of White Caucasian ethnicity. Elizabeth married Michael Glenn Martin on 19 November 1983 and the couple remained together until his passing on 3 August 1997.

Marriage to William Shatner and Residence

Elizabeth Shatner and William Shatner tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony on 13 February 2001 in Lebanon. She is his fourth wife, and stepmother to his three daughters – Lisabeth, Leslie Carol and Melanie Ann, from his previous marriage to Canadian actress Gloria Rand, from 1956 to 1969. Then he was married to Marcy Lafferty (1973-1996), and William’s third wife was Nerine Kidd, from 1997 until her death in 1999. Elizabeth and William currently reside on Belle Reve Farm, a 360-acre (150 ha) horse farm nearby Versailles, Kentucky. There they enjoy breeding American Saddlebreds.

William Shatner and Elizabeth Shatner

Who is Her Husband? William Shatner Short Wiki/Bio

William Shatner was born on 22 March 1931 under the sign of Aries, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he was raised in a Conservative Jewish family by his parents, Joseph and Ann Shatner. He has two sisters, named Farla and Joy.

Educational Background

William went to Willingdon Elementary School, and then attended West Hill High School. He is also a graduate of the Montreal Children’s Theatre. Upon matriculation, he enrolled into the McGill University Faculty of Management, from which he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics in 1952. He was later awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from McGill University in 2011 and with an honorary Doctorate of Letters from New England Institute of Technology in 2018.

Career Beginnings

William started his career as a business manager at the Mountain Playhouse in Montreal, but soon quit the job and joined the Canadian National Repertory Theatre in Ottawa.

His acting career had actually started in 1951, when he made his debut film appearance in the drama “The Butler’s Night Off”. In 1954, William began performing at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, while he made his Broadway debut with an appearance in “Tamburlaine The Great” in 1956. His first major role came two years later, when he portrayed Alexei Karamazov in the MGM drama film “The Brothers Karamazov”, based on the novel of the same name written by Fyodor Dostoevsky. In 1961, William featured as Captain Harrison Byers in Stanley Kramer’s courtroom drama film “Judgment At Nuremberg”, which was followed by his portrayals of Adam Cramer in the 1962 drama “The Intruder”, directed by Roger Corman, and The Preacher in the 1964 western “The Outrage”, starring alongside Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey and Claire Bloom.

Rise to Fame and “Star Trek” Series

In 1966, William came to prominence with the main role of Captain James Tiberius ‘Jim’ Kirk in the NBC sci-fi series “Star Trek: The Original Series”, which was cancelled somewhat short-sightedly after three seasons in 1969. During his starring as Kirk, William kissed actress Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed Lt. Uhura, in the episode “Plato’s Stepchildren”, which represents the first kiss between a white man and a black woman on the screen in the US. During 1973 and ‘74, he provided his voice to Kirk in the NBC animated series “Star Trek: The Animated Series”.

“Star Trek” Franchise

William reprised the role in Robert Wise’s sci-fi film “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, which was produced by Paramount and released in 1979.

He subsequently appeared in the next six “Star Trek” film titles “: The Wrath Of Khan” (1982), “: The Search For Spock” (1984), “IV: The Voyage Home” (1986), “V: The Final Frontier” (1989), for which he served as a writer and director as well, and “VI: The Undiscovered Country” (1991), while his character died in the 1994 sequel “Star Trek Generations”.

Other Significant Roles

Side by side with filming the “Star Trek” franchise, William also portrayed the title role in the police drama series “T. J. Hooker”, aired from 1982 until 1985 on ABC, and then broadcast for a season on CBS. Between 1994 and 1996, he featured as Walter H. Bascom in his own sci-fi series “TekWar”, and four made-for-television films. He then narrated in the mini-series “A Twist In The Tale” in 1998, and played the ‘Big Giant Head’ in the NBC sitcom “3rd Rock From The Sun” (1999-2000), which led him to be nominated for an Emmy Award.

New Millennium

In 2000, William landed the role of Stan Fields in the comedy film “Miss Congeniality”, alongside Sandra Bullock and Michael Caine, and later reprised it in the 2004 sequel entitled “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous”. Afterwards, he portrayed Denny Crane in the ABC legal drama series “The Practice” in 2004, reprisingd the role in its spin-off series “Boston Legal” (2004-2008), which earned him Golden Globe and Emmy awards. Between 2010 and 2011, he played Dr. Edison Milford Goodson III in the CBS sitcom “$#*! My Dad Says”, which was followed by his narrating the BBC stop-motion children’s series “Clangers” (2015-present).

Other Ventures

Additionally, William has hosted such shows as “Rescue 911” (1989-1996), “Shatner’s Raw Nerve” (2008-2011), and “Weird Or What?” (2010-2012), among others. Most recently, he started hosting and producing the series “The UnXplained”, which premiered in July 2019 on the History Channel.

William Shatner

William also served as the CEO of C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures from 1994 until 2010.

Author and Comic Book Company

In the late 1980s, William started working on the “TekWar” novels alongside Ron Goulart. Afterwards, he collaborated with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens on the “Star Trek” novels, published “The Ashes Of Eden”, “Spectre”, “Dark Victory”, etc. He has also launched the War, Samuel Lord and Quest for Tomorrow sci-fi series. As a non-fictional author, William has written such books as “Star Trek Memories” and “Get A Life!”, both with Chris Kreski, “Up Till Now: The Autobiography” with David Fisher, and “Spirit Of The Horse: A Celebration In Fact And Fable” with Jeff Rovin, among others. In 2016, he established his own comic book company, called Shatner Singularity.

Author

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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