Catherine Rusoff biography- Wife of Ed O’Neill

Who is Catherine Rusoff?

Catherine Rusoff is a Hollywood actress from Teaneck, New Jersey, USA.

She has acted in several works like ‘The Whereabouts,’ ‘Married…with Children’ and more.

Catherine married a famous comedian and actor, Ed O’Neill, from the series Modern Family.

Catherine Rusoff bio, relationships, career and net worth
Catherine Rusoff biography

Quick facts

Full nameCatherine Rusoff O’Neill
Age69 years old
BirthplaceTeaneck, New Jersey, USA
Currently residingLos Angeles, California, USA
ParentsWilliam J. Rusoff Jr.
Elaine M. Rusoff
GrandparentsNo Information
SiblingsWilliam John Rusoff III
Marital statusMarried
SpouseEd O’Neill
ChildrenSophia Rusoff-O’Neill.
Claire Rusoff-O’Neill.
EducationUniversity of Teaneck
Net worthUSD 1 million
Social mediaNone
Height6 feet 1 inch
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown

Early life

Catherine Rusoff with husband Ed O'Neill

Catherine was born in the year 1954. Her exact birthdate is unknown, but since she was born in 1954, we can say that she is currently 69 years old.

Catherine is a Greek female name that means “pure” or “clear.”

She was born in a simple Christian family of white ethnicity in Teaneck, New Jersey. Catherine spent most of her teenage years there.

She went to Teaneck High School, from where she graduated in 1972.
After her high school graduation, she applied to the University of Teaneck.

Catherine Russoff is 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85 meters). She is a brown-eyed beauty with a weight of 60 kilograms.

Her body figure measurements are 34-23-35.

Catherine is a married woman and a mother of two daughters. She married an actor and comedian, Ed O’Neill.

Ed is a successful and followed actor.

They started dating around 1984-1985. Finally, Catherine and Ed decided that they were perfect for each other, and in the year 1986, they tied the knot.

Their marriage has lasted for more than 33 years now. And though they’ve had a bit of difference, they have sorted it out.

They had broken up three years after their marriage. But, they realized that they were the best partner for each other. Thus, they decided to get back together in the year 1993.

The couple has two beautiful daughters. They are Claire O’Neill and Sophia O’Neill.


Ed O’Neill (husband)

Catherine Rusoff with her husband Ed, and daughters
Catherine Rusoff with her husband Ed and daughters

Catherine’s husband, Ed O’Neill, has been a prime figure in sitcoms and entertainment.

Ed was born on April 12, 1946, in Youngstown, Ohio. He comes from a humble Irish American Catholic family.

His father, Edward Phillip O’Neill Sr, was a steel mill worker and truck driver, and his mother, Ruth Ann (née Quinlan), was a homemaker and a social worker.

He is the eldest of five siblings.

He was a talented and intelligent kid who was good at sports. Ed O’Neill attended Ursuline High School, where he played football. He won a scholarship to join the University of Athens.

He said that he flunked his classes and only went to college to play football there.

Catherine’s husband began performing dramas during that period but wasn’t very successful. As a result, he took on odd jobs and even taught social studies classes.

He went on to do various dramas, but he failed in his early days. However, he finally got his breakthrough when selected for a Broadway play. This play called ‘Knockout’ kick-started Ed’s career.

Ed was first offered a co-starring position in the film Cruising. The movie featured big stars like Al Pacino.

However, his breakthrough role was in a sitcom that established him as a comic actor, ‘Married…with Children.’ It ran for almost a decade, making him a household name.

Soon he diversified his characters. Ed was in The Spanish Prisoner and The Bone Collector.

Ed made it to the nominations for Emmy Awards due to his performance in the series.

Aside from all these movies and series, he finds time for doing voice-overs in animated films.

Sophia O’Neill (daughter)

Ed O'Neill with the elder daughter Sophie O'Neill
Ed O’Neill with his elder daughter in an award show

Catherine’s daughter Sophia is an actor as well. She possesses several talents under her belt.

Sophia appeared in the movie ‘On the Block II’ in 2010. In addition, she appeared for a cameo in the famous sitcom Modern Family where her father starred.

Similarly, she also acted in ‘An American Funeral,’ released in 2017. She is also a hand balancer.

Sophia has her mother’s genes and her father’s charisma. As a result, she’s sure to be a successful figure after she grows up.

Claire O’Neill (daughter)

She is the youngest daughter of Catherine Rusoff and Ed O’Neill. Claire is still young and is in school. 

She is very close to her actress sister, Sophia, and attends many shows with her family. 


Catherine’s career rose to stardom only after she married Ed. However, the connection with Ed made it easier for her to get roles.

Catherine has had quite a few notable roles in the film and TV industry.

She’s known for her roles in ‘Married…With Children.’ She had two different parts in that series. First, Catherine appeared as Mona Squab in season 2. Then, for the second time, she played the role of Betsy in season 6 of the series.

And she’s also known for appearing in ‘Adam 12.’ It is a cop show with seven seasons starting in 1968. In the storyline, two policemen patrol the streets and experience several incidents.

She had other roles too. She acted in NBC TV’s ‘Highway to Heaven,’ which started in 1984. ‘Highway to Heaven’ is a drama series with five seasons altogether.

‘Midnight Caller’ was another of her series in which she worked. In this series, a guilty ex-policeman becomes a radio host to help troubled people.
Catherine Rusoff has also been in TV movies like ‘The Whereabouts.’


1988-1991Married… with Children (TV Series)Betsy / Mona Squab
1991The Whereabouts of Jenny (TV Movie)Andrea
1990The New Adam-12 (TV Series)Mrs. Aragon
1989Midnight Caller (TV Series)Susan
1989Highway to Heaven (TV Series)Checker
1988Ohara (TV Series)Claudia

The net worth of Catherine Rusoff

Catherine hasn’t had a big success as other actresses of her generation. However, she has accumulated a net worth of USD 500,000.

The net worth of Ed O’Neill

Her husband’s case is not the same. He’s a very influential and successful man in Hollywood. Over the years, he has garnered a net worth of $65 million.

The couple often visits exotic places for holidays and outings.

They live in a mansion that costs USD 3.05 million. And it’s worth that much money. It has all the luxuries one needs at home.

This mansion is located in Los Angeles and was designed by architect Cliff May. This mansion in LA is not the only fancy property that they own.

They have a 4,204 square feet villa in Hawaii that they bought in 2019. The couple paid USD 6.25 million for this property.

Social media

Catherine is not active on any social media platforms.


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