Tara Lipinski Age, Bio, Fiancé, Skating Career, Achievements and Net Worth

Published Date   06th Jun. 2017, 00:07 am
Tara Lipinski Age, Bio, Fiancé, Skating Career, Achievements and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Tara Kristen Lipinski
Date of Birth: 10/06/1982
Age: 38 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $4 million

Born on June 10, 1982, Tara Lipinski age was only 12 when she became the gold medalist in U.S. Olympic Festival.


The 35 years old figure skater Tara Lipinski age was remarkably less when she had won the first Olympic gold medal. Lipinski is best known as an American figure skater, and currently she is serving as skating broadcaster. Furthermore, Lipinski has also made numerous appearances in various TV shows and movies apart from winning a good number of titles and awards.

Birth and Early Days

Tara Lipinski was born as Tara Kristen Lipinski on June 10, 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States of America. Her father, Jack Lipinski is an oil executive while her mother Patricia is a homemaker. Born to Polish parents in America, Tara Lipinski is an American of white ethnicity.

Tara Lipinski graduated from River Oaks Academy, Houston. She was a roll-skating champion before she started off with ice skating. Lipinski started off her practice in roller skating when she was three years old. Soon after Tara Lipinski age became 6, she joined private lessons for ice skating. It was her mother’s effort that Tara got the training in Detroit to compete in international tournaments. While the mother and daughter were in Detroit for Tara’s training, her father stayed back in Texas and frequently visited them. Richard Callaghan was her coach in Detroit.

Early Skating Career and Achievements

The effort of the whole family and Tara’s hard work did not go in vain. By the time she turned nine years, Lipinski won the gold medal at the national championship. Further, Tara Lipinski age was only 12 when she won gold medal in the U.S. Olympic Festival, 1994 making her youngest person ever to win the Olympic. Again, she became the youngest ever to win the U.S. national championship in 1997. Tara was the youngest skater ever at the age to 15 to win the Olympic gold medal, held in Nagano, Japan, in 1998. Sonja Henje, an American World Champion, had set the record of youngest figure skater title seventy years before Lipinski broke the record.

TV Appearances, Acting and Sportscaster

She decided to go on for professional competition in the April of 1998. Lipinski toured with Champions on Ice in the same year and then with Stars on Ice for 4 seasons. Later, she chose to appear in TV event and broke $1.2 million contract. Tara Lipinski age was 17 when she won the most sought title World Professional Figure Skating Championship in 1999, again becoming the youngest one to win the event.

Lipinski endured a series of injuries, especially hip injuries in her skating career. Tara Lipinski age was young enough to become a champion as well as to tolerate injuries. She suffered her first hip injury in 1998 while she was practicing for Stars on Ice. A couple of years later, she underwent a surgery. Additionally, she injured her hip in 2002 again during Stars on Ice show resulting in tearing of muscles around hip area.

For the fifth season, Lipinski rehearsed for Stars on Ice but soon withdrew before the tour. She was particularly unhappy due to injuries she endured. Moreover, she felt isolated in the team. But later on, she made several TV appearances in various shows. Some of them are You Afraid of the Dark? Touched by an Angel, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Veronica’s Closet and 7th Heaven. Apart from the TV shows, she also appeared in theatrical film Vanilla Sky and The Young and the Restless. Furthermore, her acting career rose higher with her starring in Ice Angel in 1999 and The Metro Chase.

Towards the end of 2013, Lipinski and her fellow sports analyst Johnny Weir appeared as fashion commentators for Access Hollywood at the 86th Academy Awards. Soon after, both of them got promotion to NBC for skating broadcasting team. Recently in 2016, Lipinski became producer for a drama series which has the main theme of figure skating.


Tara Lipinski has won the Kids Choice Award for best athlete in consecutive two years, 1999 and 2000. She became Choice Female Athlete at 1999 Teen Choice Awards. Tara Lipinski age was not even over teens when she sat in the chair of judge for Miss Teen USA Pageant held in the year 1998. Her recognition is not only limited to awards and honors. Lipinski is known wide and broad throughout Houston that the whole state celebrates her. Therefore, March 1, 1998 was declared as Tara Lipinski Day in Houston, Texas.

Net Worth and Personal Life

She owns an apartment in Soho that she uses during the summer. Her house on Kiawah Island is under construction. With her hard work and dedication towards her career, Tara Lipinski age and success went hand to hand accumulating great earning and net worth soon. The estimated net worth of Tara Lipinski is $4 million.

Lipinski made her engagement with Todd Kapostasy public in December 2015. Kapostasy is a television producer.

Soon rising as a star, Tara Lipinski age was just 3 when she started balancing on skating. Now when she is in her thirties, she has a whole lot of achievements, wealth and recognition to talk about. All that Lipinski has achieved is the fruit of her hard work and contribution of her parents when she was unable to decide her career.

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