Adrienne Barbeau Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Sep, 2021
Facts of Adrienne Barbeau
Date of Birth: 1945 , June-11
Age: 76 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Adrienne Barbeau
Birth Name Adrienne Jo Barbeau
Father Joseph Barbeau
Mother Armene Barbeau
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Sacramento, Californi
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession TV actress
Net Worth $5 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Brunette
Tattoo(s) No
Famous for Maude, Carnivale and General Hospital
Married Twice
Married to Billy Van Zandt and John Carpenter
Children Cody Carpenter, William Dalton Van Zandt, Walker Steven Van Zandt
Divorce John Carpenter (div. 1984)
Education Del Mar High School, Foothill college
Online Presence Facebook and Twitter
Movies The Fog, Swamp Thing, Terror in the Aisles, and  Open House
TV Show The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Valentine Magic on Love Island, Christmas Do-Over, Dexter, General Hospital, Revenge, and Criminal Minds
Sisters Jocelyn
Siblings Robert Barbeau
Books There Are Worse Things I Could Do, Vampyres of Hollywood,Love Bites and Make Me Dead
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Adrienne Barbeau is an American actress cum singer who is known for her role in the American sitcom Maude, Carnivale, and General Hospital. Also, the author of 3 books, Barbeau is active in her acting career since 1972 and is widely recognized for her revolutionary contribution to the film industry.  

Early Life Of Adrienne Barbeau  

Born Adrienne Jo Barbeau on June 11, 1945, in Sacramento, California, Adrienne is the daughter of Armenia and Joseph Barbeau,  a former public relations executive for Mobil Oil.  She has a sister named Jocelyn and a half-brother Robert Barbeau from her father's side.

Adrienne's mother was of Armenian descent while her father's ancestry included French-Canadian, German, and Irish descent.  Adrienne is of American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.  

Adrienne is the attendant of Del Mar High School in San Jose, California, and graduated from  Foothill College.

Her zodiac sign is Gemini and the people of this often tend to have 2 different personalities along with being expressive and quick-witted.

Adrienne Barbeau's Career

Adrienne Barbeau initially was a go-go dancer and made her Broadway debut in the chorus of Fiddler on the RoofLater she transited to plays and appeared in more than  25 musicals and plays, including Women Behind Bars, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Grease. 

For her work in Grease, she received the 1972 Tony Award nomination.  The same year in 1972, Adrienne earned a role in the comedy series Maude, which ran from 1972 to 1978 proving to be her major TV breakthrough.

Soon after, Barbeau's acting prominence gained her role in numerous TV series like The Love Boat (1978), Fantasy Island (1978, 1979), Valentine Magic on Love Island (1980), and Battle of the Network Stars by the end of the 1980s.   

In the 1980s, Adrienne also featured in films like The Fog (1980), Swamp Thing (1982), Terror in the Aisles (1984), and  Open House (1987).

Adrienne Barbeau appeared in Tv series mostly in the 1990s. In 1992,  The Burden of Proof while making her applaudable work in animated series Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995) and Gotham Girls (2002).

Later, she became a regular and renowned face with her extended appearances in TV series including FBI: The Untold Stories (1993), Babylon 5 (1994), The Wayans Bros. (1996), The Drew Carey Show (1998-2004), Christmas Do-Over (2006), Dexter (2009), General Hospital (2010-2011), Revenge (2012), and Criminal Minds (2014).

Most recently, Adrienne Barbeau was featured in the 2018 films Big Legend and For the Love of Jessee.

Adrienne is also an author and has hit books:  There Are Worse Things I Could Do (2006), Vampyres of Hollywood (2008), and Love Bites (2010) with its sequel Make Me Dead (2015).

Adrienne's Barbeau's Net Worth

As of December 2018, Adrienne has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Though her current salary details are yet to be disclosed. As reported, an American actress earns an average salary of $57,000.

Talking about his properties, Barbeau owns a house in Los Angeles, California which is alleged to be worth a million dollars. A well-structured and facilitated house in Los Angeles costs $799,000 on average.       

With her career as an author, she pocketed a huge sum of money. Her autobiography There Are Worse Things I Could Do, published in 2006,  ranked 11 in the Los Angeles Times best-sellers list.

Adrienne Barbeau's Personal Life

Adrienne has been married two times in her life and is currently living with her second husband. She is the mother of 3 children from her 2 marriages. 

Adrienne was first married to her ex-spouse director John Carpenter. The former couple exchanged vows on January 1, 1979, following a year of their encounter on the set of his television movie, Someone's Watching Me! (1978).    

They also welcomed a son named John Cody on May 7, 1984. The couple. however, did not last long and they divorced on September 14, 1984.   

Then on December 31, 1992, she married for the second time. Barbeau walked down the aisle with actor/producer Billy Van Zandt who is 12 years her junior. The couple first met in 1991 at the premiere of Drop Dead! on the west coast.

Billy is the half-brother of  Steven Van Zandt.

With Billy, Adrienna gave birth to twins: Walker Steven and William Dalton Van Zandt, on March 17, 1997, at the age of 51.  

She is active on Twitter and Facebook and has over 9K followers as of December 2018. She joined Twitter in July 2010.

Height And Body Measurement

  • Height- Adrienne stands 5ft 2 inches tall
  • Weight- 56 kg
  • Eye Color-  Dark brown
  • Hair Color-  Brunette


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