What is Barbara Niven Net Worth?

Barbara Niven net worth is estimated at US$8 million as of September 2022.

Net Worth US$ 8 Million
Born:February 26, 1953 (71 Years)
Also known asBarby Bucholz; Barbara Lee Alexander and Barbara Lee Niven
Weight134.49 lbs (61 Kg)
Country of OriginUnited States of America
Source of WealthActress, Writer, Media Trainer, Motivational Speaker
Marital StatusDivorced
SpousesRonald Garrison (m. 1974, divorced); David Alexander (m. 1985, divorced) David Niven Jr. (m. 1993; divorced 1998)
Famous ForPensacola: Wings of Gold (1997-2000) Chesapeake Shores (2016), A Perfect Ending (2012) and The Rat Pack (1998).


Barbara Niven (nee Bucholz) was born on February 26, 1953. She is an American actress, producer, and writer. Niven was the leading actress in the movie ‘A Perfect Ending (2012).’ She is also an inspirational speaker, trainer for media, animal rights activist, and National Ambassador for American Humane.

Early Life

Barbara Lee Bucholz is the daughter of Edie and George Bucholz. She was born in Portland on the 26th of February, 1953. She claims that she knew from a young age that she wanted to do acting.

After graduating high school, she went to college for 6 months. She worked as an export coordinator in a foundry, as a general contractor, and sold commercial real estate along with modeling. She was 21 when she got married to Ronald Garrison. Niven was 26 when she became a mother. She moved into a shared accommodation after her divorce, as she did not have any child support, and also to reduce her costs of living.

Her high school reunion committee sent a questionnaire to her, which had the last question, “Have you accomplished everything in your lifetime that you thought you would?” Niven was shocked to discover that she hadn’t taken up acting. She declared to herself that she was going to become an actor and that she would eventually be in show business. Recognizing her passion for film and the fact that she enjoys writing, Niven decided to pursue a career in news reporting.


Initial Days

Niven met with the news director in Portland. She asked for sample stories that she could critique. If she had a good career in the future, she promised to pay it forward. He agreed to the offer and shared a usual script. Later, the network hired her as an intern, and her story about the White House Easter Egg Roll was published on the network news. She spent a lot of time in Powell’s Books’ Theater section and memorized Chapter Two of Neil Simon’s Monologue. In the 1980s, there was a country-wide competition to re-cast Tina Lord a character in One Life to Live. One such audition was in Seattle as well.

Barbara drove through freezing rain to Portland, recorded the monologue, and returned home without informing anyone about it. Mari Lyn Henry was the ABC casting director at the time in New York. She told Barbara that she didn’t have star quality and that her voice was meant only for victim roles. She returned to Portland determined and ready to improve her voice. She hired a retired radioman to coach her voice. She was featured in Hallmark’s Hall of Fame Promise film, which was shot in Oregon. She received her SAG card for this movie. She moved to LA when her daughter turned 10.

Television and Film

She was attending master classes of Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Her roles include of Brenda Dickerson on The Bold and the Beautiful and Liz Coleman Reynolds in One Life to Live.

She served 3 years on the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild. She was an announcer and hostess for the game show – ‘Straight to the Heart’ for around six months in 1989. Also, in 2000, she was a celebrity contestant on the St. Thomas on Search Party.

The syndicated drama series Pensacola Wings of Gold starred Niven (1998-2000). Barbara has also been a guest on numerous television shows, including ER and Cold Case. She was also cast in shows such as NCIS, Las Vegas, NCIS Charmed, and Parks and Recreation. In addition, she played multiple roles on Silk Stalkings and a recurring part on Pacific Palisades.

Marilyn Monroe was part of The Rat Pack (1998 HBO), and she has been in numerous films including Foxfire in 1996, Under Lock and Key in 1995, Chasing Ghosts in 2005, Breast Men in 2000, Redline in the year 2007, The Drone Virus in 2004 and Summer’s Blood in 2009. She was the lead in ‘A Perfect Ending,’ which aired in 2012 and co-starred with Ray Wise in Suburban Gothic – 2014, a horror comedy. Niven has also been in many movies like Stranger in My Bed and The Perfect Neighbor.

Hallmark credits include multiple roles, including her first part in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Promise –1986 with James Garner & James Woods. A Carol Christmas in the year 2003, Wedding Daze in 2004, and Back to You and Me, released in 2005 are some of her other credits. McBride: Semper Fi – 2008 and Moonlight and Mistletoe also from the year 2008 are others. Niven was a part of Hallmark Channel’s first original drama series Cedar Cove. She is currently cast in Murder, She BakedandChesapeake Shores.

Barbara Niven Net Worth Growth

Barbara Niven net worth has grown double in 2022 compared to 2018.

Net Worth in 2022US$ 8 Million
Net Worth in 2018US$ 4 Million


Here are some of the best highlights of Barbara Niven’s career:

  • Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1997-2000)
  • A Perfect Ending (2012)
  • Chesapeake Shores (2016)

Favorite Quotes from Barbara Niven

Favorite Quote 1 from Barbara Niven

“Live your dreams! Life is too short to settle for less than wonderful. And don’t give up five minutes before your miracle.”  

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Favorite Quote 2 from Barbara Niven

“What you feel inside is what you project outside…in acting and in life. When you believe in and love yourself, you radiate power and beauty!”

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Favorite Quote 3 from Barbara Niven

“Age and our perception of it is all about attitude. If you shine from the inside, people don’t notice your age. They just see the shine”

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Favorite Quote 4 from Barbara Niven

“knocked down? Try again. In the end, the one who gets up from the mat, the most times win”

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Keys Life Lessons from Barbara Niven

We now know everything about Barbara Niven and his net worth. Let’s look at some of his lessons.

1. Goal Oriented

Be goal-oriented

2. Passion

Live your passion

Frequently Asked Questions

How old is Barbara Niven from Chesapeake Shores?

Barbara Niven is 69 years old.

Who is Barbara Niven’s daughter?

Jessica Niven is Barbara Niven’s daughter.

Did Barbara Niven win any awards?

Barbara was awarded the Indie Best Actress Award for her performance in the feature movie — A Perfect Finishing and the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role as the Ghost at the Cannes Film Festival.


American actress Barbara Niven is best known for his role in Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1997-2000), Chesapeake Shores (2016), and A Perfect Ending (2012).

She is an animal activist as well as a national ambassador for American Humane.

Barbara Niven’s net worth is estimated at $8 million as of September 2022.

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