Sheila Nevins Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31 Jul, 2019
Facts of Sheila Nevins
Date of Birth: 1939 , April-6
Age: 81 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Sheila Nevins
Father Benjamin Nevins
Mother Stella Nevins
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, USA.
Ethnicity White
Profession Producer, Director, Author
Net Worth $1.5 million
Married Yes
Married to Sidney Koch
Children 1 son
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American actress Sheila Nevins is one of the most decorated producers, filmmaker, and author working on TV, film, and documentaries. Born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan she was born in a family where she struggled financially. After years of hard work and dedication to her art, she is now considered one of the best actresses in show business for her incredible talents.          

Early Life And Education Of Sheila Nevins

Sheila Nevins was born on April 6, 1939, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, USA. She is an Aries, the Zodiac sign symbolized by the ram and describes her personality to creative, fiery, independent and stylish. She was born to mother Stella Nevins and father Benjamin Nevins. Regarding her siblings, she has a younger sister who is a doctor.  

CAPTION: A headshot of Nevins. SOURCE: Wikipedia

Nevins attended nursing school with the help of her uncle who is a wealthy inventor. She attended a private school while growing up. She attended Little Red School House and the High School of Performing Arts. She graduated with a BA degree from Barnard College in 1960. She received an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama in 1963.  

Sheila Nevins’ Career

Nevins’ career began at the United States Information Agency in Washington, D.C. She played a secretary in the USIA TV series called Adventures in English. After this, she worked as a researcher and cataloged historical footage about World War II at the Library of Congress.  

After moving back to New York in 1970, Don Mischer and producer Bob Squire took her under their wing. After this, her extensive career in show business and news started.

In 1979 she was hired by HBO as the director of documentary programming, she signed a 13-week contract and worked in that position till 1982.

She then returned to HBO in 1986, after this she worked in the company at various posts until March 2018 when she retired.

In addition to her career in show business she also writes books, in 2007 she published the book Addiction: Why Can't They Just Stop? Again in 2017, Nevins published a memoir You Don't Look Your Age... and Other Fairy Tales. Martha Stewart and Meryl Streep contributed to making the audio version of the book.

Sheila Nevins’ Net Worth

As of February 2019, she is valued at $1.5 Million, she amassed this net worth from her legendary career in show business. Although the spotlight rarely leaves her alone she prefers not to share her earnings to the media and public.  

However, the average producer earns around $91,100 per year. Similarly, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics the average director earns a salary around $92,220 per year.

She bought an apartment at 252 Seventh Ave for $2 million in 2007 but later listed it to be sold for $3 million. Along with her husband she also wanted to sell their Litchfield County state for $2.75 million.

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Sheila Nevins’ Personal Life

Nevins is married to investment banker Sidney Koch as of February 2019. The pair got married in 1972 after some time of dating. The couple has a son together named David Koch who was born in 1980. Her son struggled with drug addiction and she said that the HBO series Addictions was inspired by it.

The following video is an exclusive interview about Nevins' illegal abortion.

Before her marriage with Koch she was married to a lawyer who went to Yale too, she wanted to pursue a career in theater and performing arts but her husband wanted her home in the evenings and weekends which led to the marriage ending.


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