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Katherine Helmond Biography

Katherine Helmond
  • Age: 88 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Cancer
  • Name: Katherine Helmond
  • Birth Name: Katherine Marie Helmond
  • Father: Joseph P. Helmond
  • Mother: Thelma Malone Helmond
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Galveston
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actress and film director
  • Working For: Movies
  • Net Worth: $5 million
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Red hair
  • Face Color: White
  • Body Measurements: 33-26-32
  • Breast Size: 33B
  • Waist size: 26
  • Hip Size: 32
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: David Christian (m. 1962), George Martin (m. 1957)
  • Children: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television,
  • Divorce: , George Martin (Div.1962)
  • Education: Dramatic Academy
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Katherine Helmond is an American actress as well as film director. She is well known for portraying the role as Emily Dickinson in the American sitcom, Who’s the Boss and won  Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 1989.

Early life and education

Katherine Helmond was born as Katherine Marie Helmond on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas, U.S.  She is the daughter of Joseph P. Helmond and Thelma Malone Helmond.  

Helmond belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. She is the only child of her parents.

Helmond joined Catholic primary school and also appeared in numerous school plays. During her high school, she took a job at a local theater.

Helmond studied drama classes at Dramatic Academy and American Musical. She also joined University theater program to learned acting classes.  


The 87-year-old American legend actress Katherine made her stage debut with As You Liked It in 1955. Afterward, she ran a summer theater in the Catskills for three seasons where she taught acting in University Theater programs.

Later, in the early sixties, Helmond debuted on television in 1962, but she didn't get recognition as a TV actress until 1970s. Helmond played the mother of Jonathan Pryce's character in some feature films like Family Plot and Brazil.

Helmond learned direction at the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop and directed four episodes of the television series Benson, as well as she also directed one episode of Who's the Boss? Her dramatic performances as Mona Robinson in Who's the Boss, and as Lois Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond earned her the Emmy nominations.

 Helmond appeared as Emma Borden in the 1975 movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden before she gained the prominence as Jessica Tate. She worked in the television series Soap from 1977 to 1981 on ABC where she played the ditzy matriarch of the Tate family.

 In1993, Helmond made her appearance in one episode of the British version of Who's the Boss?, The Upper Hand. In 1995 to 1997, she starred as Doris Sherman in the ABC sitcom Coach where she played a role of an eccentric owner of the fictional Orlando Breakers professional football team.

On July 25, 2010, Helmond gave her guest appearance on A&E's The Glades. Later, She also guests starred as Caroline Bellefleur on "HBO"'s "True Blood."

Personal life 

Helmond first married to George N. Martin in 1957. The couple did not have any children and divorced on 1962.

Helmond’s ex-husband George was an American actor. He was best known for Leon: The Professional as the hotel receptionist.

Helmond then married to David Christian in 1962 and currently resides in Loss Angeles, New York.

Net worth

The Who’s the Boss actress, Helmond has earned lots of from her acting career, however, her current net worth to be around $5 million.

Helmond stands at the height of 157 cm/ 5 feet 2 inches. She has blue eyes and red eye color.

  • Last modified : 18 April, 2017
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