Denise Coward Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 May, 2021
Facts of Denise Coward
Date of Birth: 1955
Birth Nation: Australia
Name Denise Coward
Birth Name Denise Coward
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Australia
Ethnicity White
Profession Acting
Net Worth $200 thousand
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Blonde
Famous for Playing Jillian Digby in The Edge of Night
Married Yes
Married to John James
Children 2
Movies Sudden Death, Rockhopper
TV Show The Edge of Night
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Denise Coward is an Australian actress who rose to the spotlight in the early 1980s for her work in the TV show The Edge of Night. Her other notable works are Rockhopper, Sudden Death, and Battle for the Lost Planet.

Short Bio-Age, Family, & Marriage

Denise Coward was born in 1955 in Australia. She is 66 years old as of 2021. Likewise, Coward holds an Australian nationality and has white ethnicity. 

The Rockhopper star has revealed information about her family background, childhood, siblings, and educational qualifications under wraps. 

She is the daughter-in-law of legendary radio personality Herbert Oscar Anderson and sister-in-law of Ryan's Hope actor Herb Anderson.

Coward is married to American actor John James who is best known for Dynasty and The Colbys. They got married on 20th April 1989 amidst family and close friends.

Together the couple shares two children: Laura James b. in 1991 and Philip James b. in 1992. Laura followed her parent's footprints and pursued a career in acting. She is best known for American Woman, S.W.A.T., and Axcellerator. 

Denise's Acting Career

The Australian actress began her acting journey in the late 1960s. She made her big-screen debut as Nurse Warner in the 1967 film Creature with the Blue Hand starring Harald Leipnitz, Klaus Kinski, and Carl Lange. Although her role was uncredited. 

She made her career breakthrough as Jillian Digby in the 1956 television series The Edge of Night. She starred in the show from 1983 to 1984 alongside Ann Flood, Forrest Compton, Joel Crothers, and Sharon Gabet.

In 1985, she landed the lead role of Valarie Wells in the action thriller movie Sudden Death written and directed by Sig Shore. The movie stars Frank Runyeon as Detective Marty Lowery, Jamie Tirelli as Willie, Rebecca Hollen as Peggy, and Robert Trumbull as Herbert. 

In 2012, she made an appearance during America's Next Top Model when her daughter Laura won the title. 

Fun Fact: Denise Coward won the title of Miss Australia in 1978. 

Talking about her husband, James rose to thespotlight as Jeff Colby in the ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty alongside John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, and Pamela Sue Martin. 

He also repsised his role as Jeff in the spin-off The Colbys from 1985 to 1987. Some of his recent acting credits are Chronology, Christmas Camp, and Axcellerator. 

How Rich Is Coward In 2021?

The 66-year-old actress starred in few hit series and TV shows during her career span. Likewise, she also worked as Ford Agency model in the past. 

According to various online sources, she owns a net worth of $200 thousand as of 2021. 

In the United states, the median salary of an actor in 2021 ranges around $34,550 to $58,580 annually. The pay range may vary from place to place.

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