John Lithgow

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Actor, Singer, Author (1945)
Sun Feb 26 2023
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Relationship Timeline Of John Lithgow

Wife : Mary Yeager
John Lithgow Married To Mary Yeager In 1981.
Ex-wife : Jean Taynton
John Lithgow Married To Jean Taynton In 1966 And Divorced In 1980.

Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards winner John Lithgow is one of the known personalities in Hollywood. He has been also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been designated into the American Theater Hall of Fame. The man of many talents is an American musician, author, poet, actor, and singer.

John was born in Rochester, New York, USA on 19th October 1945. His father, Arthur Washington Lithgow III was a director and theatrical producer who ran the McCarter Theatre while his mother, Sarah Jane was a retired actress. 

Graduated from Princeton High School he later attended Harvard College and graduated in 1967 with major in history and literature. With a family background of entertainment, he soon pursues his dream as a global entertainment. Let's know more about his personal life.

Thirty-eight years-long Marital Life with Mary Yeager

Six-time Emmy Awards winner, John found his longtime partner, Mary Yeager back in 1981. At that period of time, he was so lost in the world and Mary was the one who guided him to find the way. So, within a first encounter both started dating due to the common interest. 

John Lithgow with his wife, Mary Yeager
Image: John Lithgow with his wife, Mary Yeager during the Emmy award show Source: Getty Images

Just only a few months of dating the pair tied wedding knots back in 1981 which was an intimate ceremony. The Marital ceremony was filled with the couple's well-wishers greeting the newlywed's duo for their new journey of life. 

Within their marriage interval, the pair are blessed with two children, daughter, Phoebe Lithgow, and son, Nathan Lithgow. Both of them are now fully grown up and are very busy in their respective profession. As of now, the pair are very much deeply in love with one another and respect each other's profession. 

Previously Married to a Teacher

Prior to marrying Mary, John was previously married to a teacher, Jean Taynton. The pair tied their nuptial knots back in 1966 with a closed ceremony. During their marital duration, they were blessed with one son, Ian Lithgow born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 3rd February 1972. 

Ian Lithgow with his wife, Rachel Lithgow during award show
Image: John Lithgow's son, Ian Lithgow and daughter in law, Rachel Lithgow 
Source: Getty Images

He is an American actor and therapist who is best known for his role as Leon in the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun from 1996 to 2001. Currently, he is forty-eight-years-old and has been starred in numerous TV series and films. 

Further, the married couple later separated after he had an affair with an actress, Liv Ullmann. In 1980 the pair officially divorced. As of now, John has happily married to UCLA professor while there's no news regarding Jean relationship status and affairs.

How Rich is John Lithgow?

The star actor has the fortune of $45 Million which he gathered through his outstanding career. He has been in many movies throughout his career from which he has collected millions of paychecks. Matt Smith with whom he starred in the series of The Crown has the fortune of $9 Million.

John Lithgow winning the Emmy award
Image: John Lithgow after winning the Emmy award 
Source: Emmy

His iconic role in the 3rd Rock From The Sun leads him to earn $75,000 per episode. Calculating his income from the series he earned over $10 Million only in the salary from the 3rd Rock from the Sun episodes. 

John's Movies Earnings & Wife's Net Worth

His 2019 starred movie Bombshell collected a total of $59 Million under the budget of $32 Million. Similarly, Pet Sematary ended up earning $113.1 Million within the budget of $21 Million. As a lead role in the respective movies, he surely has gathered a hefty amount of paycheck without a doubt. 

Further, his wife is the UCLA professor and has a net worth of over $4 Million. As some online sources claimed that the salary of UCLA professor is over $200,000 annually. Moreover, the husband and wife are living a very lavish lifestyle in a luxurious way.


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