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Jayne Houdyshell Biography

Updated On 30 Apr, 2022 Published On 30 Apr, 2022
Jayne Houdyshell

Facts of Jayne Houdyshell

Date of Birth :
Age : 70 years old
Family Name : Houdyshell
Birth Country : United States
Height : 5 Feet 7 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Jayne Houdyshell

What is Jayne Houdyshell marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Jayne Houdyshell have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Jayne Houdyshell having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Jayne Houdyshell Lesbian ? No

Jayne Houdyshell is an American stage, film, and television actress best known for her appearance in the Tony Award-winning show, The Humans. She has been in the entertainment industry for more than six decades.

Jayne Houdyshell - Married to Husband Steve Shaffer

Jayne Houdyshell is possibly single as of now. Previously, she was married to Steve Shaffer for seven years. They walked down the aisle in 1974 in a private ceremony. The marriage of Jayne and Steve turned sour after a few years of togetherness. 

Jayne Houdyshell started her career in theatre works. SOURCE: celebsagewiki

Houdyshell announced she was parting separate ways from Steve Shaffer in 1980. It seems like the duo never stayed in contact after the bitter divorce. Jayne probably received some amount in the divorce settlement too.

Not to mention, Houdyshell is an exceptionally private person. It is tough to explore her relationship status of personal life as she stays far away from social networking sites.

What is Jayne Houdyshell's Net Worth?

Jayne Houdyshell is one of the most hardworking and wealthy American actresses who has played in more than thirty movies, theatre productions, and television series. Today, she possesses an estimated net worth of $5 million earned from her successful career as an actress. Houdyshell bags huge chunks of money from her job.

Jayne Houdyshell is an award-winning actress. SOURCE: IMDB

From 2004 to 2005, Jayne Houdyshell won awards like Barrymore Award, Joseph Jefferson Award, and an Obie Award. In 2006, Jayne garnered Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. Also, in March 2006, Jayne re-earned the Tony Award nomination and Theatre World Award for her appearance in her Broadway debut.

Jayne Houdyshell's Broadway Career

Jayne Houdyshell stepped into the entertainment field in 1980, appearing in some regional; productions after moving to NYC. Houdyshell started her career as a traveling actor. Later she established herself as Broadway and Off-Broadway Theatre actress.

The Toke High School alum starred in True Love at the Zipper Theatre in 2001. However, her breakthrough role came for Lisa Kron at Public Theater Production. Since 2007, Jayne Houdyshell became a regular cast on Broadway shows; she played the character of Madame Morrible in the smash-hit musical Wicked for a year.

In 2009, Jayne played the character of Mae Peterson in the 200 Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie. After landing the character of Miss Prism in the 2011's The Importance of Being Earnest.

Later, he appeared in Romeo and Juliet in 2014. His other acting and movie credits include A Doll's House, Much Ado About Nothing, The receptionist, Coraline, Relevance, and King Lear.

Likewise, she starred in television series like Law & Order, The Good Fight, Garden State, Maid in Manhattan, Trust the Man, Everybody's Fine, The Bounty Hunter, Downsizing, Changing Lanes, and Maid in Manhattan. In the play, The Humans, Houdyshell plays the character of Deirdre Blake. She also played Mrs. Shinn in Hugh Jackman's The Music Man, which aired on April 7, 2021. 

Jayne Houdyshell - Quick Facts

  • Jayne Houdyshel celebrates her birthday every 25th of September.
  • She attended Topeka High School and graduated from there in 1971. 
  • Jayne Houdyshell is the youngest of four children and has three sisters.
  • Jayne is the child of Galen Buzz Houdyshell and Louella Taylor
  • She studied at Oakland University's Academy of Dramatic Art in Rochester, Michigan.
  • Jayne has short grey hair and blue eyes.

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Jayne Houdyshell Married

First Marriage with Steve Shaffer

Steve Shaffer and Jayne Houdyshell were happily married for over seven years. They tied a knot n 1974 and divorced in 1980 citing personal issues.

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