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SpouseDavid Cassidy
FactWas Ron Shelton's first choice for "Annie" in Bull Durham (1988), but the studio didn't feel she was bankable enough.


Who is Kay Lenz?

Kay Ann Lenz was born on 4 March 1953 under the birth sign of Pisces, in Los Angeles, California USA. She is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Jane in “American Graffiti”, and featuring as Maggie Zombro in “Reasonable Doubts”. She is also known as the first wife of famous actor and singer David Cassidy. Would you like to know more about Kay Lenz’s professional career and personal life? How rich is she, as of now? How old is she? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out all the details about her.

How rich is she? Kay Lenz Net Worth

Her professional career started in 1967, and she has been an active member in the entertainment industry ever since.

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So, you ever wondered how rich Kay Lenz is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through her successful career as a professional actress. If she continues her career successfully, there is no doubt that her net worth will increase in the coming years.

Early Life, Education, Nationality, Ethnicity

Concerning her early life, Kay Lenz spent her childhood in her hometown of Los Angeles in California, where she was raised by her father, Ted Lenz, who was a producer, and her mother, Kay Miller Lenz, who worked as a model cum radio engineer.

Other information regarding her educational background is not available to the media, however, it is known that she holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

The late 1960s: Career Beginnings

Under the influence of her parents, Kay Lenz became involved in acting very early, since she performed as a child actress on stage and then moved to the television screen, making her debut appearance as Maudie Buchner in “The Monroes”, followed by her guest-starring appearance as Joy in “The Andy Griffith Show”, both in 1967, and marking the establishment of the net worth.. Five years later, she played Audree Prewitt in the made-for-television film “The Weekend Nun”.

The 1970s: Rise to Fame

Kay came to prominence with the role of Jane in the 1973 film “American Graffiti”, after which she started getting more serious roles, so she played the title roles in such films as “Breezy”, directed by Clint Eastwood, for which she won a Golden Globe nomination, and “Lisa, Bright And Dark”, both in 1973.

In the following year, she guest-starred as Lettie Graham in an episode of the western series “Gunsmoke”, and then portrayed Dorie in an episode of the anthology series entitled “The ABC Afternoon Playbreak”, which led her to win a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Special, increasing her popularity as well as potentially her net worth. Kay’s next major role came in 1975, when she featured as Jerri Kane Hummer in the action film “White Line Fever”, followed by her portrayals of Kate Jordache in the mini-series “Rick Man, Poor Man – Book II” between 1976 and 1977, and Linda Ramsey in the 1978 film “Mean Dog Blues”, directed by Mel Stuart.

Kay Lenz

By the end of the 1970s, she also played Leah Bergson in “The Passage” (1979) and Barbara Chilcoate in “Escape” (1980). During the decade, she also guest-starred in such TV series as “The Streets Of San Francisco”, “Kodiak”, “Petrocelli”, among many others.

The 1980s: Continued Success

With the beginning of the next decade, Kay continued to line up success after success by starring in such roles as Carrie Madison in “Prisoners Of The Lost Universe” (1982), Karen Armstrong in “Trial By Terror” (1983), and Sandy Sinclair in “House” (1985), for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Her next successful role came with the series “Midnight Caller”, in which she featured in the role of Tina Cassidy, which led her to win another Primetime Emmy Award, but this time in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category, increasing enormously her popularity and fortune. Some other film and television titles she featured in during 1980s include “Whiz Kids”, “The Fall Guy”, “MacGyver”, and “Simon & Simon”.

The 1990s: “Reasonable Doubts” and Voice Overs

At the very beginning of the 1990s, Kay joined the cast of the police drama series “Reasonable Doubts” (1991-1993), starring in the recurring role of Maggie Zombro, after which she did a voice over in the animated series “Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa” (1992-1993) and then provided her voice to the character of American Maid in another animated series, entitled “The Tick” from 1994 until 1996. Concurrently, Kay also appeared on the big screen in such titles as “Falling From Grace” playing P.J. Parks, “Gunfighter’s Moon” portraying Linda Yarnell, and “The Adventures Of Ragtime”, featuring as Detective Hill.

The 2000s and 2010s: Where is she now?

During the 2000s and 2010s, Kay mostly guest-starred in various television series, including “ER”, “Once And Again”, “NCIS”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Cold Case”, and “Bones”, among many others. Nonetheless, she also made some big screen appearances, as she landed the role of Claire Coleman in “Cock & Bull Story” (2003), played Mrs Susie Gibson in “The Secret Lives Of Dorks” (2013), and portrayed Old Amelia in the short film “Love Afterlife” (2017). Most recently, she produced the series “Dealbreakers” (2018), and then featured as Cassandra in the 2019 drama “More Beautiful For Having Been Broken”.

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Kay is currently filming the drama “The Downside Of Bliss” in which she will play Mary, set for release in December 2019, so her net worth will certainly increase.

Personal Life – Ex-Husband David Cassidy

If to talk about her personal life, Kay Lenz was married to famous actor and singer David Cassidy – the couple exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 3 April of 1977. However, after six years of marriage, they decided to divorce and go their separate ways – the divorce was finalized on 28 December of 1983. She has no children; there have been no prominent relationships for her since then. Regarding her current residence, she still lives in Los Angeles, California.

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How old is she? Appearance and Vital Statistics

Speaking about Kay Lenz’ age, born in 1953 makes her 66 years old. Regarding her appearance and physical attributes, she is apparently a beautiful woman with long dark brown hair and dark brown colored eyes; although she is in her late 60s, Kay still looks amazing. She stands at a height of 5ft 1ins (1.55m), while her weight and vital statistics are not disclosed to the media.

Social Media Presence

When it comes to speak about her presence on the social media scene, Kay Lenz is not very active. She has her official Twitter account with more than 1,200 followers, which she uses sometimes not only to promote her upcoming projects but also to share photos from her private life. However, she has not been active since March of 2018.

General Info

Full NameKay Lenz
Height1.54 m
ProfessionActor
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseDavid Cassidy
ParentsTed Lenz, Kay Miller Lenz

Accomplishments

AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress In A Daytime Drama Special
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, Primetime Emmy Award For Outstanding Single Performance By A Supporting Actress In A Comedy Or Drama Series
MoviesBreezy, Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday, White Line Fever, Fast-Walking, Stripped to Kill, The Passage, American Graffiti, The Initiation of Sarah, Gunfighter's Moon, House, Prisoners of the Lost Universe, Physical Evidence, Falling from Grace, Moving Violation, A Gu...
TV ShowsCover Me, The Tick, Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa, Reasonable Doubts, Heart of the City, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, Rich Man, Poor Man

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1First wife of David Cassidy.
2Was Ron Shelton's first choice for "Annie" in Bull Durham (1988), but the studio didn't feel she was bankable enough.
3Turned down the role that eventually went to Tuesday Weld in Once Upon a Time in America (1984).
4Made her legitimate stage acting debut at age 13 in a production of "Dark of the Moon" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
5Only legal witness at the wedding of Anne Lockhart and Adam C. Taylor in 1986.
6Godmother of Carlyle Taylor.
7Ex-daughter-in-law of Evelyn Ward and Jack Cassidy.
8A former teen rider on the rodeo circuit.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
JAG2003TV SeriesJudge Smith
Southside2003Claire Coleman
The Agency2003TV SeriesPolice Interrogator
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2002TV SeriesLinda Cavanaugh
Once and Again2001TV SeriesStephanie Arlen
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family2000-2001TV SeriesLisa Ramone
ER2000TV SeriesKaren Palmieri
The Magnificent Seven2000TV SeriesElla Gaines
Marry Me or Die1998
The Adventures of Ragtime1998Detective Hill
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde1997Peep / Madge
Journey of the Heart1997TV MovieMarvelle
Touched by an Angel1996TV SeriesRocky McCann
The Tick1994-1996TV SeriesAmerican Maid
Gunfighter's Moon1995Linda Yarnell
Shame II: The Secret1995TV MovieGinny
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1995TV SeriesConstance Hunter
Trapped in Space1995TV MovieGillings
Against Their Will: Women in Prison1994TV MovieLisa Jamison
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa1992-1993TV Series
Reasonable Doubts1991-1993TV SeriesMaggie Zombro
Falling from Grace1992P.J. Parks
Shakespeare's Plan 12 from Outer Space1991Sebastian
Hitler's Daughter1990TV MovieLeona Crawford Gordon
Streets1990Sargent
Midnight Caller1988-1989TV SeriesTina Cassidy / Tina
ABC Afterschool Specials1989TV SeriesBonnie Green
Hardball1989TV SeriesConnie Villanova
Murder by Night1989TV MovieKaren Hicks
Physical Evidence1989Deborah Quinn
Simon & Simon1984-1988TV SeriesMelissa / Susan Killian / Lolita / ...
Fear1988Sharon Haden
Headhunter1988Katherine Hall
Houston Knights1987TV Series
Charles in Charge1987TV SeriesJoan Robinson
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown1987Karen Sheldon
Hotel1984-1987TV SeriesGail Matthews / Mary Morowsky / Monique Bennett (as Karen Woncemore)
Moonlighting1987TV SeriesMelissa
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesRay
Stripped to Kill1987Detective Cody Sheenan
Mr. Belvedere1987TV SeriesSharon Rogers
Starman1987TV SeriesDr. Katherine Bradford
House1986Sandy Sinclair
Heart of the City1986TV SeriesKathy Priester
Hunter1986TV SeriesAlicia Fiori
Riptide1985TV SeriesBrenda Malloy
MacGyver1985TV SeriesKelly Nielson
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesNurse Jennie Wells
Finder of Lost Loves1985TV SeriesEllen Ross
Matt Houston1984TV SeriesCassie Stanley
The Fall Guy1984TV SeriesKim Donnelly
Cagney & Lacey1984TV SeriesLinda Mack
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesSally DeForest
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesWhitney Barnes
Whiz Kids1984TV SeriesHelen Langton
Rod Stewart: Infatuation1984Video shortThe Woman
Scene of the Crime1984TV Series
Trial by Terror1983Karen Armstrong
Prisoners of the Lost Universe1983Carrie Madison
Insight1982TV SeriesL.J.
Fast-Walking1982Moke
Swan Lake1981Odille (voice)
The Hustler of Muscle Beach1980TV MovieJenny O'Rourke
Escape1980TV MovieBarbara Chilcoate
Sanctuary of Fear1979TV MovieCarol Bain
The Seeding of Sarah Burns1979TV MovieSarah Burns
The Passage1979Leah Bergson
How the West Was Won1978TV SeriesDoreen
Mean Dog Blues1978Linda Ramsey
The Initiation of Sarah1978TV MovieSarah Goodwin
Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II1976-1977TV SeriesKate Jordache
Moving Violation1976Cam Johnson
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday1976Thursday
Jigsaw John1976TV SeriesMiriam Buckley
Rich Man, Poor Man1976TV Mini-SeriesKate Jordache
Petrocelli1975TV SeriesJanet / Mary Wade
Saturday Night Live1975TV SeriesSusan (segment 'NBC Super Season')
White Line Fever1975Jerri Kane Hummer
Journey from Darkness1975TV MovieSherry Williams
The One1974TV MovieShirley
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1974TV SeriesDorie
The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One1974TV MovieShirley
Cannon1974TV SeriesSally
Nakia1974TV Series
McCloud1974TV SeriesEve Randall
Kodiak1974TV Series
The Underground Man1974TV MovieSue Crandell
Medical Center1974TV SeriesKitty
Unwed Father1974TV MovieVicky Simmons
Gunsmoke1974TV SeriesLettie Graham
Love Story1974TV SeriesSara
A Summer Without Boys1973TV MovieRuth Hailey
Lisa, Bright and Dark1973TV MovieLisa Schilling
Breezy1973Breezy
The Streets of San Francisco1973TV SeriesSarah Holt
American Graffiti1973Jane (as Kay Ann Kemper)
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1973TV SeriesLucy
The Weekend Nun1972TV MovieAudree Prewitt
Ironside1972TV SeriesStephanie Tucker
The Andy Griffith Show1967TV SeriesJoy
The Monroes1967TV SeriesMaudie
The Downside of Bliss2017post-productionMary
Adventure Time2015TV SeriesBird Woman
Bones2014TV SeriesHarriet White
The Secret Lives of Dorks2013Mrs. Susie Gibson
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013TV SeriesLaura Sidle
Southland2011TV SeriesNaomi Chester
The Closer2010TV SeriesMrs. Tatem
Cold Case2009TV SeriesHillary Rhodes '09
NCIS2008TV SeriesConnie Quinn Wheeler
House M.D.2007TV SeriesMrs. Bradberry
Heartland2007TV SeriesNadine

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ladybugs1992ADR voice

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The National Leukemia Broadcast Council Honors Shirley Jones1979TV MovieHerself
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Midnight Caller1990TV SeriesTina Cassidy
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesWhitney Barnes

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1993Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesReasonable Doubts (1991)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesMidnight Caller (1988)
1975Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SpecialThe ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1972)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1995CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesShame II: The Secret (1995)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesReasonable Doubts (1991)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesReasonable Doubts (1991)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesMidnight Caller (1988)
1987Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressHouse (1986)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Comedy or Drama SeriesRich Man, Poor Man (1976)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleBreezy (1973)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

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