Calista Flockhart Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Calista Kay Flockhart, simply known as Calista Flockhart, is a famous American actress. To the public, Calista Flockhart is perhaps best known for her role as Ally McBeal in the television series of the same name, as well as the fictional character of Kitty Walker in the drama series entitled “Brothers & Sisters”.
Calista Flockhart Net Worth $24 Million
“Ally McBeal” was a popular series, especially during its first season which aired in 1997. At the time, the cast consisted of Flockhart, Greg Germann and Jane Krakowski, but included appearances from Hayden Panettiere, Lucy Liu, Jon Bon Jovi, as well as Regina Hall in later seasons. The show’s decline started during the third season, yet it picked up in viewership and ratings in the fourth season when Robert Downey Jr. joined the cast. “Ally McBeal” lasted for a total of five seasons, the last of which aired in 2002. During its run, “Ally McBeal” managed to collect numerous Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and many more. Listed among the “New TV Classics” list created by “Entertainment Weekly”, the show earned Flockhart a Golden Globe Award in 1998.
A famous actress, how rich is Calista Flockhart? According to sources, Calista Flockhart’s net worth is estimated to be $24 million. Needless to say, the majority of Flockhart’s net worth and wealth comes from her acting career.
Calista Flockhart was born in 1964, in Freeport, Illinois. Due to her father’s job as a teacher, Flockhart’s family had to move a lot and, as a result, she had no choice but to attend various schools. To further her studies, Flockhart enrolled in the Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she met her future co-star in “Ally McBeal” Jane Krakowski. Calista Flockhart’s acting skills started to be noticed by the audiences and, seeing this as a career opportunity, Flockhart moved out to New York, where she attended auditions in hopes of getting a part. Flockhart’s efforts finally paid off in 1989 when she made her television debut in the longest-running television series “Guiding Light”, where she had a minor role as a babysitter.
Prior to her big breakthrough, Flockhart starred in “Naked in New York” with Kathleen Turner and Whoopi Goldberg, “Getting In”, and made her debut on Broadway in a play called “The Glass Menagerie”. In 1997 Flockhart landed the role in “Ally McBeal”, which turned her into a well-known actress.
After the show aired its last season, Calista Flockhart started working on other television projects and made appearances in “The Practice”, “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child”, “The Last Shot” with Matthew Broderick and Alec Baldwin, and “Fragile”. Flockhart made her last appearance on screens in a drama series “Brothers & Sisters”, where she starred alongside Sally Field, Balthazar Getty, Sarah Jane Morris and Rob Lowe. The show lasted for five seasons and with a total of 109 episodes finished its last season in 2011. Since then, Calista Flockhart only returned to television to voice a character of Doris in an animated series entitled “The Penguins of Madagascar”.
Features as the voice of some of the Androids on a 1994 Audiobook version of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K Dick, which the movie Blade Runner was adapted from, and stars her future husband Ford.
First met her Ally McBeal (1997) co-star, Gil Bellows, when they were both theater actors in New York. She sat across from him at play readings.
Flockhart and Harrison Ford's Santa Fe wedding was presided over by New Mexico's governor Bill Richardson. The modest ceremony was attended by Richardson, his wife Barbara and the newlyweds' adopted son Liam Flockhart.
Attended the 18th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California, USA, with actor Harrison Ford on January 20, 2007.
Attended Peace Over Violence (formerly the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women) Humanitarian Awards dinner with Harrison Ford on October 28, 2006.
She is the national spokesperson for the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women and was presented with a Humanitarian Award by them on October 21, 2005.
She was inducted into the South Jersey Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame on April 27, 2006.
Won a Q Award for Best Actress in a Quality Series for Ally McBeal (1997) at the Viewers for Quality Television Awards on October 3, 1998 at the Burbank Airport Hilton and Convention Center in Burbank, California, USA. Her show, Ally McBeal (1997) also won for Best Quality Comedy Series.
She won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Television Performer on January 9, 2000 at the 26th Annual People's Choice Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA.
She has Irish, Scottish, German, and English ancestry.
One of the nine Rutgers alumni who were inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on 3rd May, 2003. Calista graduated from the Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1988. Met her future Ally McBeal (1997) co-star, Jane Krakowski, while both were attending Mason Gross.
13 December 2000 - Calista collapsed on the set of her TV show, Ally McBeal (1997). It was announced she suffered from dehydration and exhaustion and had nothing to with her thinness, that many have attributed to bulimia.
Calista's Mother, Kay, was a high school English Teacher. Her father, Ronald, was an executive at Kraft Foods. She has one older brother, Gary.
Calista was named after a paternal great-grandmother, Hannah Calista (Clarke) Flockhart, and a maternal great-grandmother, Mary Calista (Sproule) Honohan. Hannah and her husband, Calista's great-grandfather, John Flockhart, were both Scottish immigrants.
Graduated Shawnee High School in Medford, NJ. While there she was a cheerleader and was active in the student council. 
One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People 
Graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ in 1988, with a BFA in theatre
I got a call from a girlfriend in L.A. She was also an actress, doing what they refer to as "pilot season". She had read the script and she called me about it, and then I called my agent and he said, "Oh, yeah, I saw that and I passed". [Beat] And I said, "Oh, well maybe we should revisit it". So I did. I eventually flew out and screen-tested, and I got the part -- on how she got Ally McBeal (1997).
No, honestly, I was quite intrigued by it. I thought it was smart! Obviously, it was symbolic of Ally's biological clock ticking away, and I thought, what a great way to do that. I loved the fantasy sequences; I loved that we got to see her imagination come to life -- on the imaginary dancing baby in Ally McBeal (1997).
I don't think I ever felt that way. As an actress, you want to play many different parts, and you want to explore different sides of yourself. So in that way, yes, but never in a negative way. I took a break to be a full-time mom -- on taking time off after Ally McBeal (1997) ended.
Personally, it was a good time for me to get back to work - my son started kindergarten, and he was gone for eight hours a day. So it felt like the right time for my family. I liked the material, and they put together an amazing cast. And I liked the political aspect -- on returning to TV in Brothers & Sisters (2006).
For me it's mostly about the process, and once you shoot an episode, there's something anticlimactic about watching. I watched some of Ally. Sometimes I thought they were great and sometimes I couldn't bear watching myself. I have to watch it at the right time of day. I certainly can't watch a show I'm in before I go to bed. It would drive me crazy. -- on if she ever watches herself on TV