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Linda Purl net worth:
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Linda Purl Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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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Reckless 2014 TV Series Barbara Fortnum
Major Crimes 2014 TV Series Doris
The Office 2009-2013 TV Series Helene / Helene Beesly
Stalked at 17 2012 TV Movie Lauren
True Blood 2012 TV Series Barbara Pelt
Homeland 2011 TV Series Elizabeth Gaines
Lie to Me 2010 TV Series Meredith Spencer
Criminal Minds 2010 TV Series Colleen Everson
Desperate Housewives 2010 TV Series Lillian Allen
The Seer 2009 Short Dr. Rachel Holly
Bones 2009 TV Series Mrs. Diana Annenburg
Maid of Honor 2006 TV Movie Laci Collins
Cold Case 2005 TV Series Diane Moore 2005
Criminal Intent 2005 TV Movie Kirsten Sorensen
Stranger at the Door 2004 TV Movie Kathleen Norris
Fear of the Dark 2003 Sandy Bilings
Crossing Jordan 2003 TV Series Joan
Frozen Impact 2003 TV Movie Dr. Christy Blanchard
First Monday 2002 TV Series Sarah Novelli
The Griffin and the Minor Canon 2002 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
The Perfect Tenant 2000 Jessica Michaels
Sunday 1999 Short Emily
Holy Joe 1999 TV Movie Joan Wolrod
Mighty Joe Young 1998 Dr. Ruth Young
Touched by an Angel 1998 TV Series Sally
Walker, Texas Ranger 1998 TV Series Barbara Conway
Port Charles 1997 TV Series Claire Wright
The Absolute Truth 1997 TV Movie Jean Douglas
Crisis Center 1997 TV Series Lynn Maxfield
The Story First: Behind the Unabomber 1996 TV Movie Detective
Born Free: A New Adventure 1996 TV Movie Eleanor Porter
Robin's Hoods 1994-1995 TV Series Brett Robin
Incident at Deception Ridge 1994 TV Movie Helen Davis
Burke's Law 1994 TV Series Kelly Harris
Accidental Meeting 1994 TV Movie Maryanne Bellmann
Natural Causes 1994 Jessie MacCarthy
The Hidden Room 1993 TV Series Kate Richards
Murder, She Wrote 1985-1993 TV Series Laura Callan / Crystal Wendle / Terry Shannon
Body Language 1992 TV Movie Norma
Jack's Place 1992 TV Series Nicolette
Secrets 1992 TV Movie Jane Adams
Before the Storm 1991 TV Movie
Under Cover 1991 TV Movie Kate Del'Amico
Under Cover 1991 TV Series Kate Del'Amico
Web of Deceit 1990 TV Movie Lauren Hale
Timeless Tales from Hallmark 1990 TV Series Rapunzel
Trying Times 1989 TV Series Laura
Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs 1988 TV Movie Beverly
Viper 1988 Laura Macalla
Addicted to His Love 1988 TV Movie Cassie Robbins
CBS Summer Playhouse 1987 TV Series Judith
In Self Defense 1987 TV Movie Susan Andrews
Matlock 1986-1987 TV Series Charlene Matlock
Dark Mansions 1986 TV Movie Shellane Victor
Pleasures 1986 TV Movie Eve Harper
Outrage! 1986 TV Movie Arlene Robbins
Samson and Delilah 1986 Video short Delilah (voice)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1985 TV Series Lisa Tate
Midas Valley 1985 TV Movie Sarah Corey
The Love Boat 1985 TV Series Anne Lester
The Last Days of Pompeii 1984 TV Mini-Series Nydia
Happy Days 1974-1983 TV Series Ashley Pfister / Gloria
Money on the Side 1982 TV Movie Annie Gilson
Visiting Hours 1982 Sheila Munroe
The Manions of America 1981 TV Mini-Series Deirdre O'Manion
The Adventures of Nellie Bly 1981 TV Movie Nellie Bly
The High Country 1981 Kathy
The Night the City Screamed 1980 TV Movie Brenda Farrell
Leo and Loree 1980 Loree
The Flame Is Love 1979 TV Movie Emmaline Nevada 'Vada' Holtz
Like Normal People 1979 TV Movie Virginia Rae Hensler
Women at West Point 1979 TV Movie Jennifer Scott
A Last Cry for Help 1979 TV Movie Sharon Muir
The Young Pioneers 1978 TV Series Molly Beaton
What Really Happened to the Class of '65? 1978 TV Series
Black Market Baby 1977 TV Movie Anne Macarino
Testimony of Two Men 1977 TV Mini-Series Mavis Eaton
The Waltons 1974-1977 TV Series Vanessa / Alicia Hanover
Little Ladies of the Night 1977 TV Movie Hailey Atkins
Serpico 1977 TV Series Magda
Young Pioneers' Christmas 1976 TV Movie Molly Beaton
Having Babies 1976 TV Movie Laura Gorman
W.C. Fields and Me 1976 Ingenue
Young Pioneers 1976 TV Movie Molly Beaton
Eleanor and Franklin 1976 TV Movie Alice Roosevelt (age 14-20)
The Oregon Trail 1976 TV Series Deborah Randal
State Fair 1976 TV Movie Bobbie Jean Shaw
Medical Story 1975 TV Series Kim
Medical Center 1975 TV Series Leslie
Beacon Hill 1975 TV Series Betsy Bullock
Crazy Mama 1975 Cheryl
Hawaii Five-O 1975 TV Series Ruth
Sons and Daughters 1974 TV Series Julie
Lucas Tanner 1974 TV Series Diane
Jory 1973 Amy Barron
Aru heishi no kake 1970 Rose Allen
Time Travelers 1966
The Secret Storm 1954 TV Series Doreen Post (1973-1974)



The Waltons 1977 TV Series performer - 1 episode



All Night with Joey Reynolds 2011 TV Series Herself
TV Land Confidential 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself - softball team
Marilu 1994 TV Series Herself
Circus of the Stars and Sideshow 1992 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
The Home Show 1992 TV Series Herself
The Joan Rivers Show 1991 TV Series Herself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Pat Sajak Show 1990 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1981 TV Series Herself

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Matlock 1990 TV Series Charlene Matlock