• Kay Lenz is a famous actress, born in 1953 in Los Angeles, California.
• She has an estimated net worth of $3 million from her successful career in the entertainment industry.
• She is best known for her roles in "American Graffiti", "Breezy" and "Reasonable Doubts", and has won multiple awards including Daytime Emmy and Primetime Emmy.
• She was married to famous actor and singer David Cassidy for six years.
• She has a presence on social media, and is currently filming the drama "The Downside of Bliss".

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SpouseDavid Cassidy
FactMade her legitimate stage acting debut at age 13 in a production of "Dark of the Moon" at the Pasadena Playhouse.

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’s 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?  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.

So, you ever wondered how rich Kay Lenz is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that her net worth is over $3 million, as of mid-2024, accumulated through her successful career as a professional actress over more than five decades.

Early Life, Education, Nationality, Ethnicity

Concerning her early life, Kay Lenz spent her childhood in her hometown of Los Angeles, 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, so holds American nationality, and is of white ethnicity

Information regarding her educational background isn’t available to the media.

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 was a Golden Globe nominatee,, 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’d 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” and “Petrocelli”, among many others.

The 1980s: Continued Success

With the beginning of the next decade, Kay continued to line up successes 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”.

Kay Lenz

Most recently, Kay filmed the drama “The Downside Of Bliss” playing Mary, released in December 2019.

Personal Life – Ex-Husband David Cassidy

Speaking 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 divorced and went their separate ways – the divorce was finalized on 28 December of 1983. She has no children, and 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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Appearance and Vital Statistics

Regarding her appearance and physical attributes, she is apparently a beautiful woman with long dark brown hair and dark brown 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 aren’t disclosed to the media.

Social Media Presence

When it comes to speak about her presence on the social media scene, Kay Lenz isn’t very active. She has her official Twitter account 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.

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General Info

Full NameKay Lenz
Height1.54 m


SpouseDavid Cassidy
ParentsTed Lenz, Kay Miller Lenz


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

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