Janine Turner Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 May, 2017
Facts of Janine Turner
Date of Birth: 1962 , December-6
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Janine Turner
Birth Name Janine Loraine Gauntt
Father Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr.
Mother Janice Loraine (née Agee)
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Ethnicity white
Profession Actress, Author, Public Speaker
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Dark brown
Body Measurements 35C-23-36 in
Waist size 23 in
Hip Size 36 in
Shoe Size 9 US
Boyfriend Troy Aikman, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Sylvester Stallone
Married Yes
Married to Jerry Jones
Children Juliette Gauntt, Juliette Turner
Siblings Tim
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Janine Turner is an American actress, best known for portraying as Maggie O'Connell in the television series, Northern Exposure, Katie McCoy in Friday Night Lights and as Jessie Deighan, in the feature film Cliffhanger.

Turner won the Best Young Actress in the Daytime Series in 1983, for her role as Laura Templeton in the American daytime television medical drama, General Hospital.

Early life and education

Janine Turner was born as Janine Loraine Gauntt on December 6, 1962, in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

 Turner is the daughter of San Antonio, Texas, mother Janice Loraine and Athens, Texas, father Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr. her father is a senior Air Force officer of United States & also a pilot for Braniff International while her mother is a real estate agent.

Turner grew up with her brother, Tim Gauntt in Euless and Fort Worth, Texas.

Turned joined the New York's Professional Children's School. During her school days, she was picked as a model by a famous Wilhelmina Agency and became the youngest on this agency ever to sign a contract where Turner had done some commercial for several agencies.

Turner attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, United States. She also studied Marcia Haufrecht of The Actor Studio.

Turner trained to learn theater, tap, ballet and modeling from a very young age of three and during her teens, she used to be a cheerleader.


Jenine Turner began her career in 1989, appearing in the several episodes of Dallas. During the 1980s, she had appeared in several TV shows and later landed a role on General Hospital as Laura Templeton. Being frustrated by her several roles and wanting to land on serious roles she moved to New York to sharpen her talent and studied with Marcia Haufrecht of The Actor Studio.

Turner portrayed Maggie O'Connel in Northern Exposure (1990), for which she earned an EMMY nomination for her excellence performance in 1993 and also been nominated for the Golden Globe from 1992 to 1994.

In the year 2004, Turner debuted her directorial film about a strong-willed mother and her children 'Trip in a Summer Dress', for which she is the writer as well.

In 2008, Turner published a book titled “Holding Her Head High: Inspiration from 12 Single Mother Who Championed Their Children and Changed History”. During the year, she got a recurring eight-episode run in 'Friday Night Lights,' the NBC's television series.

 In 2011, Turner hosted a radio talk show KLIF (AM) in Dallas, which focuses on a conservative-oriented talk show that runs for two hours and began on 21st May.

Personal life

Janine Turner is not married but has a daughter, Juliette Loraine Gauntt born in 1997. Previously, she dated many celebs.

 Turner was in a relationship with Janine Turner who is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.

Turner was engaged to Alec Baldwin in 1983. The couple had planned everything about their wedding and even the wedding dress. However, they pulled off their marriage and were separated in 1984.

Turner then dated Mikhail Baryshnikov in 1986. Mikhail is a Soviet and American dancer, choreographer, as well as actor.

Turner was again linked up with Mark Grace in 1990. Mark is a former Major League Baseball first baseman for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. 

In 1993, she was an affair with Sylvester Stallone who is an American actor, filmmaker, as well as a screenwriter.

Moreover, Turner was also known to have an affair with Chief Sales and Marketing Officer also Executive Vice President of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones Jr. in 1997.

There is a rumor that, he is the father of her daughter, Juliette Loraine Gauntt but Jerry denied the news.

Net worth

The Northern Exposure actress, Janine Turner has earned huge amount of net worth from her acting career. Her current net worth is around $4 million.