Maura Tierney is a Boston, Massachusetts-born American actress perhaps best known for playing the role of Dr. Abby Lockhart in the medical drama “ER” and as Helen Solloway in the television series “The Affair”. Born on 3 February 1965 to an Irish Catholic family, Maura is one of the most successful television actresses at the present. A well-recognized face on American television as well as in theatre, she has been actively entertaining us since 1987.
An acclaimed actress on television who has been a part of many hit television shows, one may wonder how rich is Maura at the present? As of early 2016, she has been counting her net worth at the amount of $8 million. Obviously most of her wealth has been amassed from her successful career as an actress which has been a part of her life for more than two and a half decades now. Along with being successful on television, Maura is also prominent as a theatre actress which has also paid her significantly to make her a multi-millionaire.
Maura Tierney Net Worth $8 Million
Raised in the Hyde Park of Boston, Maura was the eldest of three children born to late politician Joseph M. Tierney and his wife. She was schooled at Mount Alvernia Academy elementary school and Notre Dame Academy and later enrolled at New York University to major in dance, only to transfer to drama at Tisch before graduation. Eventually, Maura initiated her career in acting with a small role in the TV movie “Student Exchange” in 1997, and has been very active in showbiz ever since.
During her career, Maura has been a part of several television shows and movies. As for television, she acted in series including “The Van Dyke Show”, “Law & Order”, “704 Hauser” and several more before she was noticed widely for her role as Lisa Miller in the series “News Radio”. After gaining a reputation from this show, Maura was cast in the medical drama “ER” as Dr. Abby Lockhart, one of the main characters in the show, and of which she was subsequently a part for ten years (1999-2009) until the show’s end. This role in series not only enhanced her reputation as an acclaimed actress, but also helped her become a prominent actress on American television. Needless to say, these series also earned a lot of wealth for Maura over the years.
As the show “ER” ended in 2009, Maura has since been guest starring in several TV shows including “Rescue Me”, “The Whole Truth” and “The Good Wife” among others. More recently, Maura is on air as one of the main cast in the TV series “The Affair” in which she portrays the role of Helen Solloway. Apart from television, she has also been prominent in Hollywood as she has worked in movies including “The Go-Getter”, “The Thin Pink Line”, “Finding Amanda”, “Semi-Pro”, “Nature Calls” and so on which have all been significant in adding to her net worth.
During her career, Maura has been rewarded many a times for her impressive acting skills with several nominations and awards. Recently, she received a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress role in the series “The Affair”.
This 50 years old actress now lives as a divorcee as her marriage of thirteen years to Billy Morrissette ended in divorce in 2006. For now, she has been enjoying her career as a successful actress on television, in Hollywood as well as in theatres while her present net worth of $8 million has been complementing her life.
Had to leave Parenthood (2010) after discovering she had breast cancer. Promotional items with Maura were already released by NBC to promote the show in 2009 and production had to be pushed back, because of Maura's leave. She was eventually replaced by Lauren Graham.
Undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from her breast [July 13, 2009]. Later had a mastectomy.
While being interviewed on Irish chat show Tubridy Tonight (2004), Maura admitted that she has had Botox although she did not like the experience. (February 2009).
Played an alcoholic in Oxygen (1999) and on ER (1994).
One of her closest friends is her ER (1994) co-star, Laura Innes. Maura officiated at Laura's wedding.
Landed a key part of a single mom who falls for hockey player Bruce Willis in a romantic comedy titled "The Broadway Brawler." After just two weeks' shooting, however, "creative differences" brought an end to the project.
I mean, I'm always wary about saying there's no great roles for women. I guess it's true and it's not true. It is the marketplace. Which is a little bit sad, in terms of what studios decide people will think is funny. I think the decisions about what entertains people are made before they know what entertains people. Now it seems really, really about the bottom line. But there is also new media! And it's easier than ever to make a movie now. . . . If I'm frustrated, I should write a movie or shoot a movie. And 25 years ago you couldn't.
I prefer living in New York over Los Angeles -- or for that matter, any other city I've visited.
I diagnosed my husband's recent appendix attack. At first, he didn't believe me. He was having pain in his lower abdomen and felt nauseous. He also had a fever which I said was suspicious. I even did a stomach press check and I knew. Still, I got out my medical textbook they gave me on ER (1994) and said, 'Let's go to the real doc.' He said, 'It's just the flu.' Of course, they admitted him and took out his appendix. Now he's like, 'Get over yourself. You're still not a real doctor.'
I have so many insecurities they fight for prominence.