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Linda Purl Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Linda Purl was born on the 2nd September 1955 in Greenwich, Connecticut USA, and is an actress and singer best known to the world as Charlene Matlock in the TV crime investigation series “Matlock” (1986-1987), among many other differing appearances. Her career started in 1966, becoming a child actress appearing in plays “The King and I” and “Oliver!”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Linda Purl is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Purl’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry, during which she appeared in over 100 film and TV titles.

Linda Purl Net Worth $10 Million

Linda was born into a family of actors, with her grandmother being the founder of Actors’ Equity Association. When she was five years old, she and her family moved to Japan where she lived until her teen years. She attended Toho Genio Academy, and became only foreign student of the highly appreciated academy. She then made her first acting appearances in several plays at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, portraying Louis in “The King and I”, and as Bet in “Oliver!”. She then returned to USA, and went to Wykeham Rise School, which specializes in creative and performing arts, and during her high school years she made her screen debut in the soap opera “The Guiding Light”. Following her matriculation, Linda enrolled at Finch College, but also at the same time studied acting under Marguerite Beale in England, and in the USA at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Throughout the ‘70s, Linda climbed her way up the ladder with roles in such productions as the film “Crazy Mama” (1975), and TV series “Beacon Hill” (1975). Also in 1976 she had the role of Molly Beaton in the made-for-television film “Young Pioneers”, and reprised the role in the sequel “Young Pioneers” the same year.

She started the next decade with the role of Kathy in the adventure film “The High Country” (1981), and in 1982 featured in the horror film “Horror-Hospital”. In 1986 she was selected for the role of Charlene Matlock, daughter of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock, star of the series portrayed by Andy Griffith. The role had put her on the acting scene, and increased her net worth to a large degree.

Although her roles are many, the best part of those roles are secondary parts in B-production films, with very few worth mentioning. From 1994 to 1995 she portrayed Brett Robin in the TV series “Robin’s Hoods”, and then in 1998 appeared next to Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton and Rade Serbedzija in the action adventure “Mighty Joe Young”, and in 2002 portrayed Sarah Novelli in the TV series “First Monday”. During the 2000s, Linda featured in several films, such as the horror “Fear of the Dark” (2003), “Stranger at the Door” (2004), and “Maid of Honor”, which only added to her wealth. Then from 2009 to 2013, Linda played Helene in the highly popular TV comedy series “The Office”, while also appearing in minor roles in various other TV series. In recent years, Linda appeared in the thriller “Bender” (2016), and in 2017 made an appearance in the TV series “Designated Survivor” as Julia Rombauer.

Linda is also an accomplished musician; mostly focused on jazz music, she has released a number of albums, including “Out of This World – LIVE”, among others, the sales of which also increased her wealth.

Regarding her personal life, Linda has been married and divorced four times, and she has one child out of those relationships. Father of her child is Linda’s third husband, producer and writer Alexander Cary, with whom she was married from 1993 to 1999.

Her first husband was actor Desi Arnaz Jr., with whom she was married only a year, from 1980 to December 1981. Seven years later she married writer William Broyles Jr., and the two divorced in 1992. From 2006 to 2011 she was married to James Vinson Adams.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Natural Causes1994Jessie MacCarthy
The Hidden Room1993TV SeriesKate Richards
Murder, She Wrote1985-1993TV SeriesLaura Callan / Crystal Wendle / Terry Shannon
Body Language1992TV MovieNorma
Jack's Place1992TV SeriesNicolette
Secrets1992TV MovieJane Adams
Before the Storm1991TV Movie
Under Cover1991TV MovieKate Del'Amico
Under Cover1991TV SeriesKate Del'Amico
Web of Deceit1990TV MovieLauren Hale
Timeless Tales from Hallmark1990TV SeriesRapunzel
Trying Times1989TV SeriesLaura
Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs1988TV MovieBeverly
Viper1988Laura Macalla
Addicted to His Love1988TV MovieCassie Robbins
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesJudith
In Self Defense1987TV MovieSusan Andrews
Matlock1986-1987TV SeriesCharlene Matlock
Dark Mansions1986TV MovieShellane Victor
Pleasures1986TV MovieEve Harper
Outrage!1986TV MovieArlene Robbins
Samson and Delilah1986Video shortDelilah (voice)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesLisa Tate
Midas Valley1985TV MovieSarah Corey
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesAnne Lester
The Last Days of Pompeii1984TV Mini-SeriesNydia
Happy Days1974-1983TV SeriesAshley Pfister / Gloria
Money on the Side1982TV MovieAnnie Gilson
Visiting Hours1982Sheila Munroe
The Manions of America1981TV Mini-SeriesDeirdre O'Manion
The Adventures of Nellie Bly1981TV MovieNellie Bly
The High Country1981Kathy
The Night the City Screamed1980TV MovieBrenda Farrell
Leo and Loree1980Loree
The Flame Is Love1979TV MovieEmmaline Nevada 'Vada' Holtz
Like Normal People1979TV MovieVirginia Rae Hensler
Women at West Point1979TV MovieJennifer Scott
A Last Cry for Help1979TV MovieSharon Muir
The Young Pioneers1978TV SeriesMolly Beaton
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV Series
Black Market Baby1977TV MovieAnne Macarino
Testimony of Two Men1977TV Mini-SeriesMavis Eaton
The Waltons1974-1977TV SeriesVanessa / Alicia Hanover
Little Ladies of the Night1977TV MovieHailey Atkins
Serpico1977TV SeriesMagda
Young Pioneers' Christmas1976TV MovieMolly Beaton
Having Babies1976TV MovieLaura Gorman
W.C. Fields and Me1976Ingenue
Young Pioneers1976TV MovieMolly Beaton
The Oregon Trail1976TV SeriesDeborah Randal
Eleanor and Franklin1976TV SeriesAlice Roosevelt (age 14-20)
State Fair1976TV MovieBobbie Jean Shaw
Medical Story1975TV SeriesKim
Beacon Hill1975TV SeriesBetsy Bullock
Medical Center1975TV SeriesLeslie
Crazy Mama1975Cheryl
Hawaii Five-O1975TV SeriesRuth
Sons and Daughters1974TV SeriesJulie
Lucas Tanner1974TV SeriesDiane
Jory1973Amy Barron
Aru heishi no kake1970Rose Allen
Time Travelers1966TV MovieFarrington's Daughter
The Secret Storm1954TV SeriesDoreen Post (1973-1974)
Bender2016Mrs. Thomas
Reckless2014TV SeriesBarbara Fortnum
Major Crimes2014TV SeriesDoris
The Office2009-2013TV SeriesHelene Helene Beesly
Stalked at 172012TV MovieLauren
True Blood2012TV SeriesBarbara Pelt
Homeland2011TV SeriesElizabeth Gaines
Lie to Me2010TV SeriesMeredith Spencer
Criminal Minds2010TV SeriesColleen Everson
Desperate Housewives2010TV SeriesLillian Allen
The Seer2009ShortDr. Rachel Holly
Bones2009TV SeriesMrs. Diana Annenburg
Jack Salmon2008ShortAbigail Salmon
Maid of Honor2006TV MovieLaci Collins
Cold Case2005TV SeriesDiane Moore 2005
Criminal Intent2005TV MovieKirsten Sorensen
Stranger at the Door2004TV MovieKathleen Norris
Fear of the Dark2003Sandy Bilings
Crossing Jordan2003TV SeriesJoan
Frozen Impact2003TV MovieDr. Christy Blanchard
First Monday2002TV SeriesSarah Novelli
The Griffin and the Minor Canon2002TV MovieNarrator (voice)
The Perfect Tenant2000Jessica Michaels
Port Charles2000TV SeriesClaire Wright
Sunday1999ShortEmily
Holy Joe1999TV MovieJoan Wolrod
Mighty Joe Young1998Dr. Ruth Young
Touched by an Angel1998TV SeriesSally
Walker, Texas Ranger1998TV SeriesBarbara Conway
The Absolute Truth1997TV MovieJean Douglas
Crisis Center1997TV SeriesLynn Maxfield
The Story First: Behind the Unabomber1996TV MovieDetective
Born Free: A New Adventure1996TV MovieEleanor Porter
Robin's Hoods1994-1995TV SeriesBrett Robin
Incident at Deception Ridge1994TV MovieHelen Davis
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesKelly Harris
Accidental Meeting1994TV MovieMaryanne Bellmann

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Waltons1977TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Night with Joey Reynolds2011TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - softball team
Marilu1994TV SeriesHerself
Circus of the Stars and Sideshow1992TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
The Home Show1992TV SeriesHerself
The Joan Rivers Show1991TV SeriesHerself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Pat Sajak Show1990TV SeriesHerself
Hour Magazine1987TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1981TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2015TV Series documentarySheila Munroe
Matlock1990TV SeriesCharlene Matlock

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