Kathryn Harrold Bio, relationships, Career, Net worth & more

Who is Kathryn Harrold?

Born August 2, 1950, Kathryn Harrold is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Similarly, she is a retired film actress. She is known for being the leading lady in Steve McQueen’s final film, The Hunter. Likewise, Harrold has been a part of films such as Modern Romance, The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper, Yes, Giorgio, and Raw Deal. In addition, Harrold has acted in many TV shows such as Women in White, Vampire, Bogie, Man Against the Mob, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Judging Amy, CSI: NY, and Desperate Housewives.

August 2 famous birthdays, Kathryn Harrold
Kathryn Harrold Biography

Quick facts

Full nameKathryn Harrold
BirthdayAugust 2, 1950
Age73 years old
Sun signLeo
TraitsPositive: Confident, Joyful, Liberal, and Loving
Negative: Lazy, Self-centred, and Attention seeker
Place of birthTazewell, Virginia, U.S.A
Education-Attended Tazewell High School and Mills College in Oakland, California, majoring in drama.
-Sudied acting at HB Studio in New York City.
ParentsB.H. Harrold (father)
Carolyn Harrold (mother)
Marital statusDivorced
SpouseLawrence O’Donnell (Ex-husband)
ChildrenElizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell
Net worthUSD 24 Million

Early life, parents, and education

Kathryn Harrold was born in Tazewell, Virginia. Her father’s name is B.H. Harrold and her mother’s name is Carolyn Harrold. 

When it comes to her high school education, Kathryn graduated from Tazewell High School. After this, she joined Mills College in Oakland, California, and graduated from there with a degree in drama.

Young Kathryn Harrold
Young Kathryn Harrold

Similarly, Harrold also enrolled at the Herbert Berghof Studio in Greenwich Village, Manhattan to study drama. In 2011, she graduated from Antioch University in Los Angeles after which she began working as a licensed marriage and family therapist.

Relationships and dating history

On February 14, 1994, Kathryn Harrold got married to former Democratic Chief of Staff for the Senate Finance Committee, Lawrence O’Donnell, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. The couple shares a daughter named Elizabeth O’Donnell. However, in 2013, Harrold and O’Donnell called it quits and went their separate ways.  


Kathryn Harrold rose to prominence after she appeared as the leading lady in Steve McQueen’s last film, The Hunter. After this, she appeared alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Raw Deal. 

Likewise, Harrold was a part of films such as  Nightwing, The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper, The Sender, Yes, Giorgio, and Modern Romance. In addition, she appeared in a supporting role in the 1985 film Into the Night by John Landis.

Kathryn Harrold in Modern Romance
Kathryn Harrold in Modern Romance

In 1976, Harrold stepped into the world of television. She played the role of Nola Dancy Aldrich in The Doctors. She left the show in 1977 after which Kathleen Turner replaced her. The following year, she played the role of a blind psychiatrist in The Rockford Files. 

She also was cast in MacGruder and The Bronx Zoo. From 1991 to 1993, Kathryn Harrold acted in the period drama I’ll Fly Away. She also played the role of Francine Sanders on The Larry Sanders Show. 

Apart from this, Kathryn Harrold has been a part of many popular TV shows such as  Women in White, Vampire, Bogie, Man Against the Mob, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Judging Amy, CSI: NY, and Desperate Housewives. After graduating with a master’s degree from Antioch University in 2011, Harrold has been working as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. 

Kathryn Harrold Movies

1979NightwingAnne Dillon
1980The HunterDotty
1981Modern RomanceMary Harvard
1981The Pursuit of D. B. CooperHannah Meade
1982Yes, GiorgioPamela Taylor
1982The SenderGail Farmer
1985Into the NightChristie
1986Raw DealMonique
1987Someone to LoveKathryn
Kathryn Harrold Photo
Kathryn Harrold Photo

Kathryn Harrold TV Series

1976–1977The DoctorsNola Dancy Aldrich
1978Starsky & HutchLaura Kanen
1978–1979The Rockford FilesMegan Dougherty
1979Women in WhiteDr. Jill Bates
1979Son-Rise: A Miracle of LoveSuzie Kaufman
1979VampireLeslie Rawlins
1980BogieLauren Bacall
1980The Women’s RoomBliss
1983An Uncommon LoveCynthia Malcolm
1984The Best Legs in Eighth GradeLeslie Applegate
1985MacGruder and LoudJenny Loud
1987–1988The Bronx ZooSara Newhouse
1988Man Against the MobMarilyn Butler
1988Dead Solid PerfectBeverly T. Lee
1990Capital NewsMary Ward
1990Rainbow DriveChristine
1991Deadly DesireAngela
1991Dream OnVeronica Sheridan
1991–1993I’ll Fly AwayChristina LeKatzis
1993The Larry Sanders ShowFrancine Sanders
1994The CompanionGillian Tanner
1996The Rockford Files: Punishment and CrimeMegan Dougherty Adams
1996–1998Chicago HopeDr. Karen Wilder
1998OutrageDeena Bateman
1998The PracticeADA Wharton
1999Judging AmyChris Osborne
2000The ’70sConnie Wells
2001Jack & JillHannah Jillefsky
2001A Woman’s a Helluva ThingBrandy Landau
2001Family LawGrace Larson
2002King of the HillMother Superior / Mrs. Bonter (voice)
2003Mister SterlingSenator from Nevada
2003MiraclesMorgan Bright
2004Medical InvestigationCarla Ballard
2004–2006Desperate HousewivesHelen Rowland
2005CSI: NYBeverly Fulton
2006Mystery Woman: At First SightHanna Branson McPhillips
2007–2009, 2011GreekMrs. Chambers
Retired actress Kathryn Harrold now
Retired actress Kathryn Harrold now

Kathryn Harrold Net Worth

Being one of the wealthiest women in the American entertainment industry, Kathryn Harrold’s net worth is estimated to be USD 24 million as of 2024.

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