Susan Saint James Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Activism, Personal Life and Relationships

Published Date   13th Sep. 2017, 22:05 pm
Susan Saint James Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Activism, Personal Life and Relationships
Quick Info
Birth Name: Susan Jane Miller
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $10 million

The seven times Emmy Award nominee, American actress Susan Saint James net worth elevated with her work in American televisions during 1960s, 70s and 80s.


Born in 1946, Susan Saint James is an American actress. Additionally, she later got involved in activism. Susan Saint James net worth increased as she established herself through her television works during mid and late 1900s.

Early Life and Education

Susan Saint James was born as Susan Jane Miller on August 14, 1946 in Los Angeles, California. She was born in Connecticut family to parents Constance and Charles Daniel Miller. Her mother was a teacher while her father worked in business.

James grew up in Rockford, Illinois. As a teenager, she began her modeling career. She went to Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Illinois and then attended the Connecticut College for Women.

Professional Career Highlights

When James was 20 years old, she began her acting career. Susan Saint James net worth increased as she got her first screen role in TV movie Fame Is the Name of the Game in 1966. She later appeared in 2 episodes of first season of television series Ironside.

Furthermore, she landed supporting roles in Where Angels Go and Trouble Follows (1968). She portrayed assistant Peggy Maxwell in Fame Is the Name of the Game from 1968 to 1971. Before that, she appeared in a small role in pilot episode of crime-caper series It Takes a Thief in 1967. The role consequently led her to playing a recurrent role in the series from 1968 to 1970.

Later, Susan Saint James net worth hiked as she got her starring role in popular crime series McMillan & Wife which aired from 1971 to 1976. The following year, she furthered her career co-starring in feature film, Outlaw Blues. She gradually got another significant role in Love at First Bite in 1979.

In 1980, Susan Saint James net worth rose even more with her role in comedy How to Beat the High Cost of Living and guest appearance in an episode of M*A*S*H. James starred opposite to Jane Curtin in comedy series Kate & Allie which aired from 1984 to 1989.

Even after retirement, Saint James has appeared in television series guest roles occasionally. She has appeared in first season of The Drew Carey Show, in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 1996 and starred in 1999 Warner Theater production of The Miracle Worker.

Life after Acting and Activism

After the ending of Kate & Allie, she retired from the television and film industry. Therefore, she appeared as celebrity and commentator for WWF’s WrestleMania 2 in 1986. Since then, she has turned into an active volunteer with Special Olympics.

In the past she has served as Civitan International’s celebrity chairperson. Moreover, she serves as a board member of Telluride Foundation. Saint James with her sister, Mercedes Dewey, and her friend Barrie Johnson founded “Seedling and Pip” in 1998. The business deals with the baby gift basket.

Awards and Nominations

For Fame Is the Name of the Game, James won an Emmy Award in 1969 which established her as a popular young actress. Similarly, she bragged four Emmy Awards nominations for her portrayal of younger supportive wife, Sally McMillan, in McMillan & Wife.

Her comedy series Kate & Allie garnered her three Emmy Award nominations for her role. Susan Saint James net worth accelerated even more as she got honored as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.

Personal Life and Relationships

Susan Saint James married director Richard Neubert when she was 21 years old; however, the marriage broke up after a year. She married make-up artist Thomas Lucas in 1971 with whom she has a daughter, Sunshine Lucas, born in 1972 and a son, Harmony Lucas, born in 1974. The marriage with Lucas also did not last longer than 6 years.

Later, she married then-SNL executive producer, Dick Ebersol. They met when she was guest-hosting in Saturday Night Live in 1981. Charles William and Edward (Teddy) are the sons of the couple. Again, Saint James filed for divorce in 2002, but the couple reconciled later.

Ebersol and two sons endured a private plane crash in Colorado in 2004 which resulted in Teddy’s death at the age of 14.

The remarkable and respectable actress holds honorary degrees from 6 Connecticut institutions. She presented herself as the featured speaker at the Women’s Conference in 2007. The session was “Beyond Courage: Overcoming the Unimaginable”.

Salary and Net Worth

The astounding actress with the spirit of activist, Susan Saint James net worth is $10 million. She generated this amount through her three decades of dedication to acting industry.

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