Talia Balsam was born on 5 March 1959, in New York City, USA, of mixed Russian, English, Dutch, Italian and Jewish descent. Talia is an actress, and also known as the daughter of actors Joyce Van Patten and Martin Balsam. She’s been active in the industry since 1977, and all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Talia Balsam? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting, having appeared in numerous film and television projects. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Talia Balsam Net Worth $4 million
Talia attended a boarding school in Tucson, Arizona, and then made her first appearance on television in 1977’s “Happy Days”, appearing in several episodes of the show which focused on an idealized version of life in the mid-1950s to the mid-1960, and was a big hit on television and is responsible for influencing many subsequent shows. More television opportunities opened up for Talia, including an appearance in “Dallas”, and she was also part of the television films “The Millionaire” and “The Initiation of Sarah”. In 1979, she made her first appearance on film in “Sunnyside” in which she played Ann Rosario, then continued with various television projects in the 1980s; some of these included “OHMS”, “Hill Street Blues” and “Family Ties”. She also started appearing in popular TV shows such as “Magnum PI”, “Punky Brewster”, and “Murder, She Wrote”, contributing steadily to her net worth.
Balsam also had more film work in the 1980s, including being a part of the drama comedy “Mass Appeal” which is adapted from the play of the same name. She had a string of films in 1987 including “The Kindred” and “In the Mood”, and in 1991, Balsam played Emma in “Killer Instinct” and followed it up with the film “Coldblooded”. On television, she continued to build her net worth with appearances in “Law & Order”, “Touched by an Angel” and “Diagnosis: Murder”, and also had a recurring role in “LA Doctors” and “Profiler”. In 1997, she was cast as Mary in independent comedy film “Camp Stories”, so her net worth was still rising.
In the 2000s, Talia continued to have several recurring TV roles, including playing Maria Malone in “Without a Trace” from 2003 to 2004. She then had one of her most popular recurring roles, playing Mona Sterling Pike in 2007’s “Mad Men” set in the 1960s, and which would increase her net worth even more. It received a lot of critical acclaim for its acting and writing, and won numerous Emmys and Golden Globes. While playing the role of Mona, she was still able to do films such as “The Wackness”, “Conviction”, and “No Strings Attached”. A few of her latest projects include guest appearances in “The Good Wife”, and a regular role in “Divorce”. She was also part of the 2016 film “Little Men”. Talia has now appeared in over 30 films, and more than 70 TV productions.
For her personal life, it is known that Balsam was married to actor George Clooney from 1989 to 1993, then in 1998 she married John Slattery, and they have a child. The two played a husband and wife role during their time in “Mad Men”.