What is Mary Steenburgen Net Worth?

Mary Steenburgen Net Worth is US$ 80 million as of 2022.

Net Worth:US$ 80 Million
Born:February 8, 1953 (71 Years)
Full Name:Mary Nell Steenburgen
Nick Name:Mary
Height:5’ 8’’
Country of Origin:The United States
Source of Wealth:Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor
Marital Status:Married
Spouse (s):Malcolm McDowell (Married: 1980; Divorced: 1990), Ted Danson (Married: 1995)
Children:Charlie McDowell, Lilly McDowell
Famous For:Her Role as Lynda Dummar in “Melvin and Howard (1980)”


Mary Steenburgen is an American actress, singer, comedian, and songwriter. She is well known for “Melvin and Howard” and “Jonathan Demme’s” character of ‘Lynda Dummar’ for which she won an ‘Oscar Award.’ For this same role, she was honored with ‘Golden Globe Award.’ She did various famous movies. For her notable work, she got appreciated.

In her prestigious career journey, she did across 60 films and worked with multiple celebrities. She performed in a bit epitome such as “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Time After Time,” and “Goin’ South.” She has also worked in the TV industry. She is famous on television. In the telly profession, she had comprised 30 years. She has worked with many producers and starred in various television shows. In her successful career, she did remarkable work and received many nominations and awards. Besides acting professionally, she is aware of the environment and social worker.



She won the Best Actress award at Saturn Awards


  • Won Best Supporting Actress at New York Film Critics Circle
  • Won the Best Supporting Actress award at the National Society of Film Critics’ Awards
  • Won the Best Supporting Actress award at Los Angeles Film Critics Association
  • Won Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture award at Golden Globes Awards
  • Won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Boston Society of Film Critics
  • Won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Academy Awards


Nominated for the Best Actress award at British Academy Television Awards


Nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie award in Screen Actors Guild


Won Best Supporting Actress – Television Series award at the Satellite Awards


Won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award at Screen Actors Guild


  • Won the Best Song award in the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
  • Won the Best Original Song award at the Houston Film Critics Society
  • Won the Best Original Song award at Hollywood Critics Association

Early Life

Mary Steenburgen was born in 1953 in Newport, Arkansas. Her father was a freight-train conductor at Missouri Pacific Railroad, her mother was a school board secretary, and her sister was a teacher. Later completing graduation, she joined Hendrix College to learn acting. After that, she moved to Dallas as her teacher told her, where she luckily tried to audition at Neighborhood Playhouse.


She successfully auditioned at Neighborhood Playhouse. In 1972, to learn acting, she walked to Manhattan. While getting a chance to act, she did other jobs for a few years to encourage herself. In 1978 in the reception room of Paramount’s New York office, she was located by ‘Jack Nicholson.’ She got a leading role in the movie “Goin’ South,” directed by him. In the upcoming year, she performed with Malcolm McDowell in the film “Time After Time.” She did a central female character in “Amy Robbins.” From “Melvin and Howard,” she was appreciated for her movie work.

In that movie, she did the essence of ‘Lynda Dummar’ in 1980. She won 6 awards for this character, such as ‘Golden Globe Award,’ and ‘The Academy Award.’ Her career steps forward after her famous movie “Melvin and Howard.” She was admired by viewers as well for her acting and other well-known films such are “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993),” ‘Parenthood (1989),” “Back to the Future Part III (1990),” “And Cross Creek (1983).” Her famous movies such as “Four Christmases (2008),” “Dirty Girl (2010),” “Philadelphia (1993),” “Elf (2003),” and “The Proposal (2009).”

She worked in the TV profession also and earned a name there too. Her first TV show was “Faerie Tale Theatre” in 1983. Mary Steenburgen appeared in various TV shows like “The Last Man on Earth,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Justified,” “Ink,” and “Back to the Future.” Besides TV series, she produces various guest programs. Mary Steenburgen starred in small-screen movies such as “7 Days in Hell,” “Noah’s Ark,” “Living with the Dead,” “The Gift,” and “The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank.”

In 2015, she appeared in the movie role of ‘Jeannie’ in “A Walk in the Woods.” Mary Steenburgen starred in the “Book Club” movie, a romantic comedy. She composed a song, ‘Glasgow (No Place Like Home),’ for the “Wild Rose” movie. In 2020, she appeared in a music video for which TV series entitled ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.’ Mary Steenburgen’s early major works include “Back to the Future Part III,” “Melvin and Howard,” and many others.

Mary Steenburgen Net Worth Growth

Mary Steenburgen is a successful actress, singer, and songwriter with a net worth of US$ 80 million. In her successful career journey, she did several movies. In 1980 she won the ‘Oscar’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for the “Melvin and Howard” movie. Some of her hit movies are “Book Club,” “Ragtime,” “Parenthood,” “Cross Creek,” and “Elf.” Mary Steenburgen also worked in the TV industry and famous for telly dramas are “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “Justified,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Ink.”


Here are some of the best highlights of Mary Steenburgencareer

  • Melvin and Howard (1980)
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas (2021)
  • Philadelphia (1993)
  • Elf (2003)

Favorite Quotes from Mary Steenburgen

Favorite Quote 1 from Mary Steenburgen

I think that we need to look hard at our beliefs and be responsible about how we speak out.”

Mary Steenburgen
Favorite Quote 2 from Mary Steenburgen

I still try to do what I’ve always said I would do, which is say yes to the things that make my heart beat faster, particularly if there’s something scary about it.

Mary Steenburgen
Favorite Quote 3 from Mary Steenburgen

Ain’t no money like music money, because music money don’t stop.

Mary Steenburgen

Key Life Lessons From Mary Steenburgen

1.      Passionate about work

Being passionate about what you do gives you long-term success and work satisfaction.

2.      Ambitious

Ambition always results in reaching the goals

Frequently Asked Questions

What did you learn from an actor’s profession?

Once she said that being an actor, you have to get over your fear and do the work that other people cannot do or say. Be courageous and unique. Her one movie named “Last on Earth” is adventurous. All parts were designed, but there are things to improve, and various unexpected twists were in that.

What was she do for survival before starting her career?

Once in an interview, Mary said she worked for six years as an actress. She was engrossed in seeing how good a waitress she could be. Mary was working and trying her best at work. She did various mad things like she was a girl at a boat show. Then she worked in a bank where a person who opened a US$ 25 saving account would get free rugs. In the bank, she helped people in choosing their rugs.


Mary Steenburgen was born in 1953. She is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. In 1970, Mary completed her study at New York’s Neighborhood Playhood Playhouse. She started her career in 1978 by acting in the “Goin’ South” movie. Mary Steenburgen is a comedy actress also. Her famous film like “Melvin and Howard,” “Ragtime,” “Book Club,” and others. She won the ‘Oscar’ for Best Supporting Actress for “Melvin and Howard” movie. She also worked in the television industry. Mary Steenburgen is more famous in TV dramas. Her well-known telly programs include “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas,” “Justified,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and others.