Linda Hamilton Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Actress, Net Worth, Salary, and Instagram

Linda Hamilton Biography

Linda Hamilton is an American actress famed for her role as Sarah Connor in the film series, Terminator and Catherine Chandler in the television series, Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990). She began her acting career in 1980.

Linda Hamilton Age

Hamilton was born on September 26, 1956, in Salisbury, Maryland, United States. She is 66 years old as of 2022.

Linda Hamilton Height

Hamilton stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches.

Linda Hamilton Family

When Hamilton was 5 years old, her father passed away. After her father’s death, her mother tied the knot with a police chief. She has a twin sister, Leslie, an older sister, Laura, and a younger brother, Ford. Leslie starred as her double in the film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). She’s viewed when the character, Sarah remembers playing with John at the park and when the T-1000 is impersonating her. Unfortunately, her twin, Leslie Hamilton Freas passed away on August 22, 2020, at the age of 63.

Linda Hamilton Husband/Ex-husband

Bruce Abbott

Hamilton is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. Prior to this, she had tied the knot twice initially with Bruce Abbott and then with James Cameron. In 1982, Hamilton exchanged vows with her ex-husband, film, stage, and television actor, Bruce Abbott. However, they divorced in 1989 when she was pregnant with their son, Dalton. In 2004, she publicly apologized to him and voiced that it was due to her undiagnosed bipolar issues they had marital problems and their divorce.

On November 17th, 2004 OPRAH show, she voiced that she would get physical at times and beg him not to leave her. She said that she once threw a glass at him and he feared her. Also, she revealed that she didn’t speak to him and read books instead during their marriage. Dalton was born on October 4th, 1989, and is 33 years old as of 2022. Further, he starred in Terminator 2: Judgment Day as Infant John Connor.

Photo of Linda Hamilton
Photo of Linda Hamilton

James Cameron

In 1991, she moved in with a Canadian filmmaker, James Cameron. Later, in 1997 they exchanged vows but divorced in 1999 with her attaining a $50 million divorce settlement amidst talks of an affair between him(Cameron) and actress, Suzy Amis. Further, they had a daughter together, Josephine Archer Cameron. Archer was born in  1993 and is 29 years old as of 2022. After their divorce, he tied the knot with Amis in 2000 and thus making her his 5th wife.

In October 2005, Hamilton appeared on Larry King Live and talked about her depression and bipolar disorder. Her condition led to violent mood swings and suicidal thoughts throughout her marriage to Abbott. According to her, these caused the failure of both of her marriages. Also, she talked about how she received therapy and medication to manage the condition.

Linda Hamilton Net Worth

Hamilton has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an actress.

Linda Hamilton Education

When Hamilton completed her education at Wicomico Junior High (now Wicomico Middle School) and Wicomico High School in Salisbury, she went on to attend Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. For two years, she studied there before moving on to acting studies in New York City at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Further, she attended acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg.

Linda Hamilton Career

Hamilton is an actress famed for her role as Sarah Connor in the film series, Terminator and Catherine Chandler in the television series, Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990). Regardless, her initial on-screen role was when she played Lisa Rogers in the prime-time soap opera, Secrets of Midland Heights (December 1980/January 1981). Further, her major screen debut was in the thriller, TAG: The Assassination Game (1982). Following this, she earned her listing as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1982” in John A. Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 34.

Also, she starred in the CBS made-for-TV film, Country Gold alongside Loni Anderson and Earl Holliman. Moreover, she co-starred alongside Peter Horton the adult leads in the Stephen King horror short-based story, Children of the Corn (1984). The low-budget film gained commercial success making $14 million at the box office but was skewered by critics. After this, she played the role of Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984). Following The Terminator, she starred in an action thriller with Tommy Lee Jones, Black Moon Rising (1986).

Later, she returned to TV as a guest star in the mystery series, Murder, She Wrote and received praise reviews. Moreover, she returned to the big screen with Jim Belushi in Mr. Destiny (1990). After the success of the Terminator series, she served as a host of Saturday Night Live. Additionally, she starred in A Mother’s Prayer (1995). In the film, she starred in the role of a mother diagnosed with AIDS whose husband died. For her performance in the film, she gained a CableACE Award for best dramatic performance and earned a Golden Globe Award nomination in 1996.

Also, in 1996 she filmed two motion pictures released one week apart in 1997: Shadow Conspiracy with Charlie Sheen and Dante’s Peak alongside Pierce Brosnan. Even though Shadow Conspiracy flopped at the box office, Dante’s Peak grossed $180 million. Else, it served as one of the biggest commercial hits of the year. She received a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for female performance in Dante’s Peak. Moreover, she starred in the TV series, Frasier in its 4th season episode “Odd Man Out” as Laura and According to Jim.

Else, she has done more TV movies such as On the Line, Robots Rising, Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples, Point Last Seen, and The Color of Courage. She alongside her Beauty and the Beast co-star, Ron Perlman reunited in the post-Vietnam war drama, Missing in America (2005). Additionally, she played the recurring guest role of Mary Elizabeth Bartowski, a CIA agent and long-missing mother of Chuck and Ellie in 2010 in the film, Chuck. To boot, she made an appearance as a guest star in the Showtime cable TV series, Weeds.

In the film, she played the role of the marijuana supplier for the series’ main character, Mary-Louise Parker. Else, she starred as a narrator on the Chiller The Future of Fear horror documentary in November 2011. In 2013, she starred as Acacia, a Valkyrie, in “Delinquents,” a third-season episode of the TV series, Lost Girl. Further, she reprised the role in two subsequent episodes, “End of a Line” in the fourth season, and “Sweet Valkyrie High” in the fifth. Subsequently, she starred in a recurring role on the Syfy series, Defiance. She began in that show’s second season. In addition to that, she voiced the character in the video game Gears 5.

Linda Hamilton-Terminator

Hamilton is an actress famed for her role as Sarah Connor in the film series, Terminator(1984), opposite Michael Biehn. The film immediately gained commercial success and topped the US box office for two weeks. Further, she reprised her role as Sarah Connor in The Terminator‘s sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Further, her son, Dalton starred in Terminator 2: Judgment Day as Infant John Connor. The film served as a hit at the box office with a gross of over $500 million, more than any other film of that year.

Hamilton did intense physical training so as to spotlight the character’s transformation from the initial film. Furthermore, she attained MTV Movie Awards for “Best Female Performance and Most Desirable Female.” for her role in the film. In addition to that, she reprised the character for the theme park attraction T2 3-D. In 2009, she reprised as Sarah Connor in Terminator Salvation but in voice-overs only. Moreover, in 2019, she reprised her role as Sarah Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate, her first starring role as the character since 1991.

Linda Hamilton-Beauty and the Beast

Subsequent to her role as a guest star in the mystery series, Murder, She Wrote, she starred opposite Ron Perlman in the TV series, Beauty and the Beast. Hamilton starred as Catherine Chandler in the television series from 1987 to 1990). The series was critically acclaimed and earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. In 1989, she left the series and it ended in 1990.

Linda Hamilton James Cameron

Cameron(born August 16, 1954-age 68) is a Canadian filmmaker known for writing and directing The Terminator (1984) and further successes with Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and action comedy, True Lies (1994). Aside from this, he wrote and directed Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009). He tied the knot 5 times and his current wife is Susan Amis. Prior to her, he had tied the knot with Hamilton and had a daughter with her. However, they divorced in 1999 granting Hamilton a $50 million divorce settlement amidst talks of an affair between him and actress, Suzy Amis.

Linda Hamilton Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 21.1K followers on Instagram.

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