Linda Carroll Hamilton is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator film series and Catherine Chandler in the television series Beauty and the Beast, for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award.
|Net Worth||$70 million|
|Date of Birth||26 September 1956|
Linda Hamilton Net Worth and Salary in 2019
Linda Hamilton is an American actress who has a net worth of $70 million. … She continued to learn the craft at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and after she completed her training embarked on an acting career that includes both TV and movie appearances.
Hamilton has been married and divorced twice. Her first marriage, from 1982 to 1989, was to Bruce Abbott, who left her when she was pregnant with their son Dalton. In 1991, she moved in with film director James Cameron following his divorce from Kathryn Bigelow.
The stepdaughter of the fire chief of Salisbury, MD, Linda Hamilton began her acting career with local children’s theater groups. After college training and dramatic lessons conducted by former director Nicholas Ray, Hamilton was cast in a handful of inexpensive film programs. She briefly costarred in the prime-time TV soap opera Secrets of Midland Heights (1980) which led to an equally short stint on the weekly series King’s Crossing (1982). Hamilton’s stock in the film industry rose substantially when she was cast as Sarah Connor, the target for the homicidal intentions of futuristic android Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984). No shivering ingenue, the agile and athletic Hamilton proved a formidable foe for the forces of evil in both The Terminator and its sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Where at times she came off tougher than the “kinder, gentler” Arnold. From 1987-1989, Hamilton starred as Catherine Chandler on the cult TV fantasy series Beauty and the Beast, eventually leaving the show to have her first child. In 1995 Hamilton earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as a single mother who learns she has contracted AIDS in A Mother’s Prayer. And though with the exception of Dante’s Peak (1997). She stuck mainly to made-for-television movies in the following decade, notable guest spots on Showtime’s Weeds and NBC’s Chuck served as strong reminders of her onscreen charisma.
Early Life and Education
Hamilton was born in Salisbury, Maryland. Hamilton went to Wicomico Junior High (now Wicomico Middle School) and Wicomico High School in Salisbury, with Leslie, her twin. She studied for two years at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, before moving on to acting studies in New York City.