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Full NameStockard Channing
First NameStockard
Last NameChanning
Birth NameSusan Antionia Williams Stockard
ProfessionActress
NationalityAmerican
Birth CityManhattan, New York
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Father NameLester Napier Stockard
Mother NameMary Alice
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeAquarius
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseWalter Channing Jr. (1963-1967) Paul Schmidt (1970-1976) David Debin (1976-1980) David Rawle (1980-1988)
Networth15000000
SibilingsLesly Stockard Smith
EducationRadcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, The Madeira School, Harvard University, The Madeira School, HB Studio
Height160 cm
Networth$15 M
Date of BirthFebruary 13,1944
Age78 years

Stockard Channing is an American-born Emmy award-winning actress notable for her role as Betty Rizzo in the movie Grease and First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing

Channing was born Susan Stockard

Stockard Channing is her amalgamated name which she kept after her first divorce from her then-spouse, Walter Channing Jr.

When did she realize she wanted to pursue her career as an actress?

Channing, in an interview with Broadway World, recalled the moment when she realized acting was what she wanted to do. 

According to her, she was 19 years and was in her junior year at Harvard University when a guy named Tim Muir, who was considered the wunderkind of their generation, cast her for some unknown reason. 

She came out in the light and sang Pirate Jenny, and that was the very first time she experienced something incredible in her life, which was crazy and mysterious, she recalled. 

She knew that everything in her brain, in her creative side and her emotions, she somehow was able to make up that person and sing that incredible song and know what she was talking about, which should have nothing to do with her (Channing) past experiences. 

That particular moment was very mysterious, and it was irresistible, and that was it. 

Stockard Channing is notable for her role as Betty Rizzo in the 1978 movie Grease
Stockard Channing is notable for her role as Betty Rizzo in the 1978 movie Grease. Source: Instagram

She has been married and divorced four times

Channing has been married and divorced four times. She was first married to Walter Channing Jr., a wood sculptor, winemaker, and venture capitalist, in 1963

Their marriage could not last long as they divorced four years later in 1967

She then married American translator, poet, and essayist, Paul Schmidt in 1970 but later divorced in 1976

Both of her ex-husbands are no more in this world. Channing’s third husband was an American writer and former producer, David Debin, whom she married from 1976 until 1980

Her fourth husband was businessman David Rawle with whom she was in a marital relationship for eight years from 1980 to 1988.

She was in a long–term relationship with late cinematographer Daniel Gillham 

Channing was in a long-term relationship with late cinematographer Daniel Gillham whom she met on the set of “A time of Destiny” in 1988

They started dating in the 90s. 

In an interview with Guardian in 2006, she talked about her marriages and divorces, where she said nobody gets married to get divorced and that she doesn’t think she will get married ever again after her four divorces. 

She revealed she has been living with Gillham for over two decades, so that it would feel quite silly. 

The couple was living together until his death in May 2014. Gillham was the ever-lasting love of Canning.

Stockard Channing was in a long-term relationship with Daniel Gillham
Stockard Channing was in a long-term relationship with Daniel Gillham. Source: Pinterest

She does not have kids

Though she has been married and divorced four times and was in a long-term relationship with Gillham, she never became a mom. 

Will Smith revealed falling in love with Channing during the shoot of Six Degrees of Separation

Will Smith, in his new Memoir “Will,” revealed how he fell in love with Channing during the shooting of the 1993 movie Six Degrees of Separation, which was one-sided though. 

Smith was in his first marriage at the time.

As per the experts obtained by People before it went on sale, Smith wrote he and his wife Sheree were in the first few months of their marriage with a brand new baby boy, and for Sheree, he can imagine that experience was unsettling, to say the least. 

He said his wife had married a guy named Will Smith, and now she was living with a guy named Paul Poitier, his character name in the movie.

And to make the matter worse, during the shooting, he fell in love with Stockard Channing, he further expressed. 

After the film wrapped, Smith, along with his then-wife Sheree and son Trey moved to Los Angeles, but their marriage was off to a rocky start as he could not erase Channing from his mind. 

He found himself yearning to see and speak to Stockard.

Back in 2015, during an interview with Esquire, he said he got a taste early of the dangers of going too far for a character with Six Degrees of Separation

His character was in love with Stockard's character, but he ended up falling in love in real with Stockard, he expressed.

Stockard Channing and Will Smith in the 1993 movie Six Degrees of Separation
Stockard Channing and Will Smith in the 1993 movie Six Degrees of Separation. Source: Instagram

Net Worth

She has a net worth of $15 million which has successfully amassed from her stunning career. 

She has been credited with a number of films and has earned several awards and accolades for her work. 

Age

  1. She was born on the 13th of February, 1944, in New York. She is currently 78 years old.

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