Claire Olivia Newman: Age, Height, Parents, Husband, and Net worth

Claire Olivia Newman
Paul Newman’s daughter Claire Olivia

Claire Olivia Newman is an American producer and philanthropist widely known as the late Paul Newman’s daughter. Paul was an eminent film director, actor, race driver, activist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was famous for his roles in The Hustler and The Verdict. He received many awards, including Golden Globe Awards, before he died in September 2008. 

Claire Olivia Newman has earned several credits as a producer of TV series and movies, including Big Little Lies, Love & Death, and Sharp Objects. Claire is married to Kurt Soderlund, the CEO of Safe Water Network.

 Summary about Claire Olivia Newman’s biography

  • Name: Claire Olivia Newman
  • Nickname: Clea
  • Gender: Female
  • Birth sign: Taurus
  • Date of birth: 21 April 1965
  • Age as of 2023: 58 years old
  • Place of birth: Connecticut, United States
  • Residence: Connecticut, United States of America
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Christian
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Nationality: American

Physical statistics

  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches ( 157 cm)
  • Weight: 123 pounds (56 kg)
  • Body measurements : 34-24-34 inches ( 86-60-86 cm)
  • Hair colour: Blonde
  • Eye colour: Blue

Relationship and family

  • Marital status: Married
  • Husband: Kurt Soderlund
  • Mother: Joanne Woodward
  • Father: Paul Newman
  • Siblings: 6

Education, career and net worth

  • Education: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Occupation: Film producer, philanthropist
  • Net worth: $1 million – $5 million

Who is Claire Olivia Newman?

Paul Newman’s daughter was born on 21 April 1965 in Connecticut, United States of America. As of 2023, she is 58 years old. She grew up alongside her two siblings and three half-siblings.

Claire Olivia Newman parents

Paul Newman

Claire Olivia Newman’s mother is Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman’s second wife. She is a retired American actress known for her role in numerous movies and TV shows like The Three Faces of Eve and Rachel, Rachel.

Her father, Paul Newman, was an iconic film director, actor, race driver, activist, entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the charitable organization Newman’s Own Foundation.

Paul, though dead, is still remembered for his versatile acting skills.  He made his acting debut in 1946 when he was cast in the TV series The Aldrich Family. He appeared in 85 movies and TV shows, including Nobody’s Fool, Road to Perdition, and The Meerkats.

Educational background

The celebrity child graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Media from Sarah Lawrence College. She also has a certificate in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


She began her career as a lawyer. She worked in a law firm in New York. A year later, she realized she wasn’t fit for the job and decided to figure out what she wanted.
At the time, her father was doing much philanthropic work through his organization, the Newman’s Own Foundation, a non-profit food company focused on donating its after-tax profits to charity.

In 1988, Claire’s father renamed The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps to SeriousFun children’s network. The organization serves children with over 50 medical conditions from over 40 countries. Claire has since achieved a lot of work in the organization and other charitable organizations.

Besides philanthropic work, she has served in the editorial department for TV series. Some TV series she has worked on include Big Little Lies, Mad Men, Raising the Bar, and The Big C.  She has also produced various TV movies, including  Love & Death, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Big Little Lies, and Sharp Objects.

Claire Olivia Newman net worth

Claire pockets huge sums of money from her career as a film producer. Her net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million.

Claire Olivia Newman husband

Claire Olivia is married to Kurt Soderlund, the CEO of Safe Water Network, a charity co-founded by Paul Newman to help provide clean water in India and Africa. The film producer met Kurt around 2002 through a housemate.

After dating for a while, the couple married in the garden of Claire’s home. In one of her previous interviews with Daily Mail, she disclosed that she and Kurt have no children.

We did want children and it was sad that it didn’t work out. We tried for a while. I think we should have adopted but we kept putting it off, and then Dad got sick.

Who was Paul Newman’s first wife?

Jacqueline Witt, famous as Jackie Witte, was Paul Newman’s first wife. She was an actress and model. The two had been married for nine years before their divorce in 1958.

After their divorce, Paul married Claire Olivia Newman’s mother, Joanne Gignilliant. Paul Newman was in a production on Broadway for Picnic in 1953 when he met Joanne, his second wife. They were married for over five decades before Paul died in 2008.

Paul Newman children

The American actor had six children. Scott, Stephanie (69), and Susan Kendall Newman (70) are his children from his marriage to Jackie Witt. Elinor Teresa (64), Melissa Stewart (62) and Claire Olivia Newman (58) are his children from Joanne Woodward.

Unfortunately, Scott Newman died on 20 November 1978 in Los Angeles, California, due to substance abuse. He was 28 years old at the time of his death.

Melissa is a former actress, singer and artist. Elinor is a biologist, environmentalist at Newman’s Own Organics and former actress. Scott was an actor before his death. Stephanie is a clinical psychologist, while Susan Kendall is a former actress and producer.

What did Paul Newman pass away from?

He died of lung cancer. The actor was diagnosed with lung cancer in June 2008. Unfortunately, he died three months later on  26 September 2008 in Westport, Connecticut, United States. He was 83 years old at the time of his death.

How much was Paul Newman’s net worth?

Claire Olivia Newman and her mother Joanne Woodward

Paul Newman’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million. He acquired his vast wealth from his career as an actor, film director, race driver and entrepreneur.

Who inherited Paul Newman wealth?

His estate was left to Brian Murphy and Robert H. Forrester. The two were named Newman’s Own Foundation co-executors and his $600 million estate. Robert H. Forrester is a former CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, while Brain is a business manager.

However, household assets and personal effects like vehicles and royalties from various other affiliate companies went to his wife, Joanne Woodward.

Why Paul Newman almost didn’t leave any money to his kids?

The actor’s eldest daughter, Susan Kendall Newman, claimed her dad told them he would not leave an inheritance to his children. She said her dad believed having access to a huge sum of money would make them irresponsible adults.

When we were children, our father informed us there would be no inheritance. He said large sums of money eroded your ambition and mostly sabotaged your life.

Claire Olivia Newman height and weight

She stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm). Her weight is 123 pounds (56 kg). She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Frequently asked questions

Who is Claire Olivia Newman?

She is an American producer and philanthropist best known as Paul Newman’s daughter.

Who was Paul Newman?

Paul was an American legendary film director, actor, race driver, activist, and entrepreneur.

Who was Paul Newman’s first wife?

His first wife was Jacqueline Witt.

How many are Paul Newman’s children?

They were six children but one passed away.

Who is Claire Olivia Newman’s husband?

She is married to Kurt Soderlund, the  CEO of Safe Water Network.

How old was Paul Newman when he passed away?

The actor was 83 years old when he died.


Claire Olivia Newman is Paul Newman’s youngest daughter. Besides her philanthropic work, she is also a producer. She has produced movies and TV shows like Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Big Little Lies, and Sharp Objects.

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