Merrin Dungey was born on 6 August 1971, in Sacramento, California USA, and is an actress, known through her numerous appearances on television shows. She’s been part of “Alias”, “Summerland”, and “The King of Queens”, among many others, and portrayed Ursula in the series “Once Upon a Time”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Merrin Dungey? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting which began in the mid-1990s. She’s also recently been seen as part of the short lived television series “Conviction”. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also increase.
Merrin Dungey Net Worth $3 million
When Merrin was young, she was very active in music and dance. She played the piano and also participated in dance including ballet, as well as being an accomplished ice skater. She attended Rio Americano High School, and after matriculating enrolled at UCLA, graduating with a BA in 1993, and would then pursue a career as an actress.
Dungey started off with small roles in films such as “Deep Impact” and “EDtv”. She was also part of the series “Martin”, before being cast in the television series “The King of Queens” as the recurring character Kelly Palmer, remaining part of the show from 1999 to 2007, only missing out the 2002 season. She was also well known for taking part in the series “Alias”, in which she portrayed Francie Calfo from 2001 to 2003, created by J. J. Abrams and around a double-agent who posed as an operative for a criminal organization while actually an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Merrin then made an appearance in the series finale of “All the Time in the World”, before securing another recurring role in the sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle”, playing Stevie’s mother Kitty Kernaban. Thanks to all of these opportunities, her net worth started to grow quickly. After these projects, she was then cast in “Summerland” which she was a part of from 2004 to 2005, shown on the now defunct network The WB.
Other projects Dungey has been a part of include a lot of guest appearances, in shows such as “ER”, “Friends”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Seinfeld”.
She also had guest roles in “Better off Ted”, “Castle” and “Surviving Suburbia”. In 2012, she was a part of the series “Hollywood Heights” in which she portrayed Ellie, then had a recurring role the following year in the series “Betrayal”. In 2014, she was featured in “Some Kind of Beautiful” opposite Pierce Brosnan, and in the same year was given the recurring role of Ursula in “Once Upon a Time”, which focuses on fairy-tale characters transported to a “real world” town. One of her most recent projects is in the drama “Conviction” which she was a part of until its cancellation in 2017.
For her personal life, it is known that Merrin married Matthew Drake in 2007; they have two children.