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Melanie Shatner, an American actress, is best known for starring as the Yeoman in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and as Becky Morgan in the film series Subspecies. Besides, she is also recognized as the youngest daughter of legendary actor William Shatner and actress Gloria Rand.
Melanie Ann Gretsch was born on August 1, 1964, in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Moreover, she has two older sisters named Leslie Carol Shatner (b. 1958) and Lisabeth Shatner (b. 1960). She holds American citizenship and is of white ethnicity.
Husband- Joel Gretsch
The 55 years old actress tied her wedding knot to boyfriend, Joel Gretsch, on September 5, 1999. The wedding ceremony took place in front of the bride and groom's family members and friends. Likewise, they dated for a very long time before getting married.
So far, there is not much known about their marriage event to the media. But, since the big day, this lovely married couple is enjoying their marital relationship without any sign of conflicts for over two decades.
By profession, Joel is a TV and film actor who is notable for his role as Tom Baldwin on the USA Network science fiction series The 4400(2004–2007). Some of his other hit series and films include Push (2009), V (2009–2011), Zodiac: Signs of The Apocalypse, starring Reilly Dolman.
Children- Kaya and Willow Gretsch
Shatner and her life partner Gretsch have two daughters from their conjugal. After three years of marriage, the newlyweds' duo welcomed their bundle of joy or firstborn baby girl Kaya Gretsch in 2002.
Willow Gretsch is the elder daughter of the couple who was born in 2005. Taking about now, the parents of two kids mostly kept their daughters Kaya, 18, and Willow, 15, away from the media or public.
Strong Bond with Dad, William
Melanie, claims that she has the best father, William Shatner, who is best known on Star Trek as Captain Kirk. Even she has enjoyable memories of her childhood days when her dad would take one sister at a time to his shooting location for a whole week.
The 5 feet 6 inches tall star had an excellent connection through the American science fiction film "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" with dad. The film was directed by her father, who played the role of Captain James.
Nevertheless, her parents Gloria Rand and Shatner, were married from 1956 to 1969. Even after the divorce, she and her sisters still maintained close to their father.
Furthermore, author, Willam is an ex-husband of Marcy Lafferty (m. 1973, div. 1996), Nerine Kidd, (m. 1997; died 1999) and Elizabeth Martin (m. 2001; separated 2019).
What is Melanie Shatner's Worth in 2020?
Melanie Shatner's professional acting career is gaining an incredible amount of money. As of 2020, she has a gross net worth of around $1 million, much more than director, Jan Bijvoet.
Shatner began her career by starring in the American sci-fi film "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" based on the Star Trek television series. And the movie grossed $133 million at the box office on a budget of $21 million.
So, appearing in shows and movies, her salary is around $49,923 per annum. Similarly, her husband Joel Gretsch has a $3 Million worth throughout his acting debuts.
On the other hand, as of early 2020, her father William has a net worth of $100 Million. His earnings come primarily from his career as a writer, actor, and spokesperson who spanned more than 60 years.
Also, Shatner is making $150,000 per season. He previously won $600 million as Priceline.com's corporate pitchman.
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