Nancy Kerrigan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 May, 2017
Facts of Nancy Kerrigan
Date of Birth: 1969 , October-13
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Nancy Ann Kerrigan
Father Daniel Kerrigan
Mother Brenda Schultz Kerrigan
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Woburn, Massachusetts, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Player
Net Worth $8 million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark brown
Face Color White
Body Measurements 32-24-35
Weight in KG 52.2 kg
Famous for Nancy Kerrigan Special: Dreams on Ice, Halloween on Ice, and Artistry on Ice
Married to Jerry Solomon (m. 1995)
Children Matthew Eric Solomon, Nicole Elizabeth Solomon, Brian Solomon
Education Emmanuel College
Siblings Michael Kerrigan and Mark Kerrigan
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Nancy Ann Kerrigan is a former American Skating champion and also a 1992 Olympic medal champion. She was born in the year 1969, 13th October in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States.

Early Life and Education

Nancy Anne was born to welder Daniel Kerrigan and homemaker Brenda Schultz Kerrigan in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States. When Nancy was one year old, her mother was struck by a rare illness that left her almost blind. 

Nancy grew up with her two brothers, Michael Kerrigan and Mark Kerrigan. Her father died at the age of 70 on January 24, 2010, allegedly due to a violent struggle with her son Mark in a dispute over the use of a telephone.  Nancy doesn't belong to any particular ethnicity, she is white and holds an American nationality.

Nancy did her schooling from Stoneham High School and later enrolled at Emmanuel College in Boston where she completed her degree in business.  

Nancy was interested in Skating since her childhood and took part in several competitions. She also liked hockey and played street hockey in full gear with her brothers.


Nancy  Kerrigan started skating at the age of 6. She took part in ‘The Boston Open Championship’ and won the title at the age of 9. She was trained by professional trainers, Evy and Mary Scotvold.

Nancy Kerrigan participated in Figure Skating Championship in 1991 and won the third position. She then captured second place in 1992 and successfully won the title in 1993.

Nancy Kerrigan made her Olympics debut in 1992 securing the third place and later won The Silver Medal placing behind Oksana Baiul at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

Nancy Kerrigan has also appeared in various shows including Halloween on Ice, Broadway on Ice and much more. She is also the founder of The Nancy Kerrigan Foundation which helps for the Vision Impaired. Nancy was included in the Unites States figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004 and the New England Sports Hall of Fame.

Kerrigan even appeared in the Dancing with the Stars, but, was eliminated in the 7th week of the 24th season.

Personal life

Nancy  Kerrigan is a married woman.  She is married to her agent, Jerry Solomon after her retirement in the year 1995, 9th December. The wedding took place in Boston at the Church of the Covenant.

Nancy’s husband, Solomon is the president and chief executive of P.S./Stargames. The couple has three children named Matthew, Brian, and Nicole.

Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by her primary competitor, Tonya Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly on January 6, 1994, in Detroit after her practice session. Gillooly hired a man named Shawn Stant to break her legs. However, Nancy was prevented from being her leg broken.

Net worth

One of the best skaters in American, Nancy Kerrigan's net worth is reported to be about $8 million. She earned most of her net worth from prize money she got from the games she won.