Blair Brown Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Nov, 2019
Facts of Blair Brown
Date of Birth: 1946 , April-23
Age: 73 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Blair Brown
Birth Name Blair Brown
Father Milton Henry Brown
Mother Elizabeth Ann Blair
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington, D.C.
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $2 million
Affair with Richard Jordan (Ex)
Children 1
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Blair Brown is an American actress who has appeared in numerous theatre, television and films. She is widely known for playing the role of Nina Sharp on Fox series Fringe and Judy King on Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

She was previously in a relationship with late television actor Richard Jordan with who she shared a son. The son is now 36 years old.

Born in Washington, D.C., Graduated From Virginia

Blair Brown was born on April 23, 1946, in Washington, D.C., the United States of America, to parents Milton Henry Brown and Elizabeth Ann Blair.

Her father was a law enforcement officer who worked at the Central Intelligence Agency while her mother was a teacher. She doesn't have siblings.

She studied at The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia. She later attended the National Theatre School of Canada, to learn acting and she graduated from there in 1969.

Started Career From Stage

Blair Brown started her acting career by participating as an actress at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She spent many years working on the stage.

She made her film debut with an Oscar-winning film, The Paper Chase, in 1973. Later in 1977, she had a major role in the comedy-drama film, The Choirboys, in 1977.

She has since appeared in many hit films including Altered States (alongside William Hurt), Stealing Home (with Mark Harmon) and One Trick Pony (opposite Paul Simon).

Her other film credits include And I Alone Survived (1978), Continental Divide (1981), A Flash of Green (1984), Strapless (1989), The Astronaut's Wife (1999), Clint Eastwood's Space Cowboys (2000), Loverboy (2005) and The Sentinel (2006).

As for her television appearances, Brown has starred in The Rockford Files, Frasier, Smallville, Touched by an Angel, Kojak, ER and Ed.

She is best known for her appearance as Nina Sharp in the Fox series, Fringe, and as Judy King the Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange is the New Black.

Estimated Net Worth of $2 Million

Blair Brown is one of the talented and beautiful Hollywood actresses, and thus, she earns a substantial amount of money from her acting career.

According to Celebrity Net Worth website, Brown has an estimated net worth of $2 million. As for her salary, the 73-year-old actress was earning $20 thousand to $30 thousand per episode while she was appearing on TV series Fringe.

Her 1980 film, Altered States, was made under the budget of $15 million and it had a box office collection of $19.9 million.

Was in a Relationship With Richard Jordan

Moving towards the personal life of Blair Brown, as we mentioned earlier, the Orange Is the New Black star was in a relationship with the late television actor, Richard Jordan.

CAPTION: Blair Brown with her ex Richard Jordan SOURCE: Getty Images

The former couple started dating in 1976 but nine years later, the two called it quits. The two had welcomed a son, Robert Christopher Hand Jordan, in 1983.

Following the split, Jordan went on to date actress Kathleen Widdoes who he married later in 1964. He and his wife got a divorce in 1972.

Blair Brown died of a brain tumor on August 30, 1993, in Los Angeles, California.

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