Kathleen Turner: Bio, Age, Height, Daughter, Movies, and Net worth

Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner is an American actress, director, activist, author and executive producer. She is also famous as the ex-wife of Jay Weiss, a musician and real estate developer. Kathleen is known for her roles in numerous movies and TV shows, including Romancing the Stone, Peggy Sue Got Married, Body Heat and Serial Mom.

Kathleen Turner has been in the film industry since 1978. She began her acting career with her role as Nola Dancy Aldrich in the TV series The Doctors (1978-1979). Turner has since been featured in over 77 films and TV shows.

Summary about Kathleen Turner’s biography

  • Name:  Mary Kathleen Turner
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 19 June 1954
  • Age: 69 years old
  • Birth sign: Gemini
  • Place of birth: Springfield, Missouri, United States
  • Residence: : Springfield, Missouri, United States
  • Religion: Christian
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White

Physical statistics

  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm)
  • Weight: 134 pounds ( 61 kgs)
  • Body measurements: 35-25-36 inches ( 88-63-91 cm)
  • Hair colour: Brown
  • Eye colour: Brown

Relationship and family

  • Father: Allen Richard Turner
  • Mother: Patsy Turner
  • Siblings: 3
  • Marital status: Divorced
  • Ex-husband: Jay Weiss
  • Children: 1

Education, career, and net worth

  • Education: The American School, University of Maryland
  • Profession: Actress, executive producer
  • Net worth: $20 million

Kathleen Turner’s biography

The on-screen star hails from Springfield, Missouri, United States. Her parents are Allen Richard and Patsy Turner. She grew up alongside her sister Susan and two brothers.
Her parents served in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Mary and her siblings travelled around different countries as they grew up. They lived in England, Venezuela, London, Canada and Cuba. She lost her father to coronary thrombosis before graduating from high school.

How old is Kathleen Turner today?

Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner is 69 years old (as of 2023). She was born on 19 June 1954 in Canada. Mary’s birth sign is Gemini.

Educational background

Turner attended The American School and graduated in 1972. She later enrolled at the University of Maryland, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1977.

 Kathleen Turner height and weight

Kathleen stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm), and weighs 134 pounds (61 kgs). The American actress has brown eye and hair.

Professional career

The Hollywood actress made her acting debut in 1978 when she appeared in the TV series The Doctors. She starred alongside popular actors such as James Pritchett, David O’Brien and Lydia Bruce. She gained popularity in 1981 when she starred as Matty Walker in the movie Body Heat. Kathleen has since appeared in 78 movies and TV series.

Kathleen Turner movies and TV series

Here is a list of some of her movies and TV series.

  • 2023: The Bystanders  as Joanna  Vainglorious
  • 2023: White House Plumbers  as Dita Beard
  • 2022: HouseBroken as Nancy
  • 2022: Spark Hunter as Constantine
  • 2022: The Estate as Aunt Hilda
  • 2022: The Swearing Jar as Bev
  • 2019-2021: The Kominsky Method as Roz
  • 2020: Wizards as Lady of the Lake
  • 2020: Summer Camp Island as Mole Judge
  • 2020: Mom as Cookie
  • 2019: Lovestruck as Grace
  • 2019:  Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings as Miss Mary Shaw
  • 2019: Rick and Morty as Monogatron Queen
  • 2019: 3Below: Tales of Arcadia as Gwendolyn
  • 2019: The Metropolitan Opera HD Live as The Duchess of Krakenthorp
  • 2017: Another Kind of Wedding as Barbara
  • 2017: American Masters as Narrator
  • 2017: Family Guy as Peter Griffin

What is Kathleen Turner most famous for?

Kathleen Turner is famous for her roles in Romancing the Stone, Peggy Sue Got Married, Body Heat, and Serial Mom. Her prowess in the entertainment industry has earned her numerous accolades, including Grammys, Tony Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.

Kathleen Turner’s net worth

American actress Kathleen

Jay Weiss’ ex-wife has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Her income mainly comes from her long career as a professional actress.

Is Kathleen Turner married?

Turner is not married. However, she was previously married to Jay Weiss, an American real estate agent. Kathleen Turner and Jay Weiss married in 1984 but divorced in December 2007. They, however, remained close friends.

Does Kathleen Turner have kids?

Kathleen has one child, Rachel Ann Weiss, with her ex-husband Jay Weiss. Kathleen Turner’s daughter was born on 14 October 1987. Rachel is also an actress known for her roles in Little Monsters and Entertainment Tonight.

Did Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner dated?

Michael and Kathleen Turner had a close friendship that almost became romantic. They co-starred in three films in the 1980s, including Romancing the Stone and The War of the Roses. Despite their close friendship, they never dated.

Is Kathleen Turner gay?

The popular American actress is not gay. She, however, played the role of a trans woman in the 2001 television series Friends. She played Helena, Chandler Bing’s father. Despite being referred to as Chandler’s father throughout the series, Charles was always presented as a woman.

Kathleen Turner’s illness

What happened to Kathleen Turner? In 1993, the iconic actress was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease affecting organs and joints. Kathleen Turner’s health began deteriorating as the disease weighed her down for about eight years before remission.

The condition resulted in excruciating pain, and the medication she took to help treat the disease made her gain more weight. She eventually went into uncontrollable alcohol consumption to ease the pain of her illness.

In 2002, she went to Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center for alcohol treatment.  She is currently in good condition and has once stated she would never drink too much alcohol again.

Where is Kathleen Turner now?

Kathleen is still working in the entertainment industry. She is set to appear in the upcoming project, The Method. She was recently cast in the TV series White House Plumbers (2023).

Frequently asked questions

Who is Kathleen Turner?

She is an actress, director, activist, author and executive producer. She is famous as Jay Weiss’ ex-wife.

What is Kathleen Turner’s age?

As of 2023, she is 69 years old. She was born in 1954.

Does Kathleen Turner have kids?

Yes, she has a daughter with her ex-husband. Her name is Rachel Ann Weiss.

What is Kathleen Turner’s height?

She is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm).


Kathleen Turner is an actress, author and executive producer. Jay Weiss’s ex-wife has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. The iconic actress is best known for appearing in Serial Mom, Body Heat and Romancing the Stone.

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