Mary Catherine Hicks was born on the 6th August 1951, in Manhattan, New York City USA, and is an actress and singer, perhaps still best known for her role of Annie Camden in the family drama series “7th Heaven” (1996 – 2007) and for playing Karen Barclay, the child’s mother in the classic horror film “Child’s Play” (1988). Hicks has been active in the entertainment industry since 1976.
How rich is the actress? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Catherine Hicks’ net worth is as much as $3 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Acting is the main source of Hicks’ net worth.
Catherine Hicks Net Worth $3 Million
After graduating from Cornell University in 1976, Hicks went to New York, where started working on television commercials. Soon, she was invited to play the paediatrician Dr. Faith Coleridge in the soap opera “Ryan’s Hope” (1976 – 1978), then left this role when she was chosen to star in Bernard Slade’s work on Broadway “Tribute” (1978). The same year, she starred in the television movie and subsequent series called “Sparrow”. Afterwards, Hicks moved to California and starred in the CBS sitcom “The Bad News Bears” (1979-1980) in which she landed the main role of the school principal and psychologist, Dr. Emilio Rappant. Then, she created the role of an escort, Annie, in “Love for Rent” (1979), a camp counsellor Beth who has a summer romance with visually impaired character Steve Guttenberg in the film “To Race the Wind” (1980), based on Harold Krents autobiography, and in the movie “Star Trek IV” (1980) saving the earth as Dr. Gillian Taylor. In 1980, Catherine was chosen from many actresses for the lead role in the $ 3.5 million, production of ABC, “Marilyn: The Untold Story”, based on the Norman Mailer’s bestseller, eventually earning an Emmy nomination for the Best Leading Actress in a miniseries or film for her portrayal of the legendary star. Her net worth benefited considerably.
In 1981, Hicks starred in the CBS remake of Jacqueline Susann’s “Valley of the Dolls”, as Ann Wells, then appeared in the comedy film of 1982, “Better Late Than Never” as Sable, young prospector who draws the attention of the rich older gentlemen, David Niven and Art Carney. The same year, she played Sally in the film “Death Valley”, and was then in the cast of the comedy drama “Garbo Talks” (1984), melodrama “The Razor’s Edge” (1984), the comedy by Francis Ford Coppola “Peggy Sue Got Married” (1986) as the best friend of the title heroine. For the portrayal of Karen Barclay, in the film “Child’s Play” (1988) she won the Saturn Award. She then starred in the thriller “Liebesraum” (1991) and the crime drama “Dillinger and Capone” (1995). Her big success came in 1996 when she began working in the series “Seventh Heaven” in which she had the role of Annie Camden; the series played until 2007, after 11 seasons and setting the record for the longest running television series for families in television history.
Since then Catherine has landed roles in a number of television and feature films, including “Stranger with My Face” (2009), “Game Time: Tackling the Past” (2011), “A Christmas Wedding Date” (2012), “The Dog Who Saved Easter” (2014) and “Honeymoon From Hell” (2016).
Finally, in the personal life of the actress, Catherine has been married to Kevin Yagher since 1990, with whom she has a daughter, Catie (1992).
Acting is about giving yourself away, like the U2 song, "With or Without You". You just don't stay behind a character and make people laugh or cry. At some point, you have to take off that mask and, when you do, you're a human being, not just an actor. After all, I'm Catherine the person, first. You share that. There's a oneness to showing yourself to an audience. They feel that. It's healthy. That's what acting is all about. I love the theater, but I realized a few years ago that there are only a couple of hundred people seated in the theater, maybe a couple of thousand. I would rather do it in a big way. A camera is right there to capture it, forever. If you're going to give yourself away, I would rather do it for millions and have it available to people on video for the rest of their lives.