Marsha Mason Net Worth

We sure love our actresses. Marsha Mason is no exception. As an Actress, Writer, Producer from St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Born on April 3, 1942 into the family of James Joseph Mason, Jacqueline Mason Linda Mason, this American woman is famous for her many roles on large and small movies as well as TV. Standing at 1.61 m, Marsha Mason studied and graduated from Webster University. The actress’ family is comprised of her spouse Neil Simon (m. 1973–1983), Gary Campbell (m. 1965–1970), kids unknown. As most of famous actresses, Marsha Mason has amassed a large net worth with a lot of money under her name. Successful box office hits and terrific performances on the small and large screen have earned this woman tons of accolades and recognition across the board. So, what about numbers? Her net worth is calculated to be $10 Million.

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Marsha Mason and her younger sister were raised in a Catholic family by her father, James Joseph Mason, who was a pinter, and her mother, Jacqueline Helena. She spent her childhood in Crestwood, and attended Nerinx Hall High School, a private high school for girls, after which she enrolled at Webster University. Beside that, she also was a student of Drama at HB Studio in New York City. As a teenager, Marsha competed for the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), driving a Mazda RX-3.

Marsha’s professional acting career began in 1966, when she made her debut appearance in the film “Hot Rod Hullabaloo”, which was followed by the role of Marcia Stillwell in the 1968 film “Beyond The Law”. After that, she made several guest-appearances in such TV series as “Dark Shadows” (1969) and “Young Dr. Kildare” (1972). In the following year, she won two memorable roles, portraying Arlene in Paul Mazursky’s film “Blume In Love”, and as Maggie Paul in the drama film “Cinderella Liberty”. By the end of the decade, Marsha was also cast in such film titles as “The Goodbye Girl” (1977), starring in the role of Paula McFadden, “The Cheap Detective” (1978), playing Georgia Merkle, and in “Chapter Two” (1979), as Jennie MacLaine. All of these roles increased enormously her popularity as well as her net worth.

During the 1980s, Marsha landed the role of Georgia Hines in the film “Only When I Laugh” (1981), playing Nora McPhee in “Max Dugan Returns” (1983), and as Aggie in “Heartbreak Ridge” (1986) directed by Clint Eastwood, among others, all of which increased her net worth by a large margin. Her next big role came in 1991, when she was cast in the film “Drop Dead Fred”, and later, in 1997, she was chosen to portray Sherry Dempsey in the TV series “Frasier” (1997–1998), starring alongside Kelsey Grammer and Jane Leeves, which added a considerable amount to her net worth.

The new millennium didn’t change too much for her, as she continued with her successful career, appearing in the role of Catherine Darcy in the film “Bride & Prejudice” (2004), which is based on Jane Austen’s novel, and guest-starring in such TV series as “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King” (2006) and “Army Wives” (2008). Two years later, she was selected to play Pat Spence in the TV series “The Middle”, which lasted until 2016, contributing a lot to her net worth.

Most recently, Marsha appeared in the 2013 film “Untitled Bounty Hunter Project”, and was cast in the TV series “Madam Secretary” (2015-2016), “The Good Wife” (2016), and “Grace And Frankie” (2016-2017), so her net worth is certainly still rising.

To speak further about her acting career, Marsha has been also active on Broadway stage since her debut appearance in the 1968 play “Cactus Flower”. Beside that, she also starred in plays such as “The Prisoner Of Second Avenue” (1999), “Steel Magnolias” (2005), and “Impressionism” (2009).

Thanks to her accomplishments, she has won a number of recognitions and awards, including the Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her work on “Cinderella Liberty” in 1974, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for “The Goodbye Girl” in 1978, and she won two Lifetime Achievement Awards – from Temecula Valley International Film Festival in 2001, and St. Louis International Film Festival in 2002.

Speaking about her personal life, Marsha Mason has been married twice – her first husband was Gary Campbell from 1965 to 1970, and her second was with screenwriter Neil Simon (1973-1983). She has no children.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Marsha Mason
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: April 3, 1942
  • Place Of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Height: 1.61 m
  • Profession: Actress, Writer, Producer
  • Education: Webster University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Neil Simon (m. 1973–1983), Gary Campbell (m. 1965–1970)
  • Parents: James Joseph Mason, Jacqueline Mason
  • Siblings: Linda Mason
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  • Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress – Comedy Series, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Movies: The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, Cinderella Liberty, Only When I Laugh, Heartbreak Ridge, Max Dugan Returns, Drop Dead Fred, The Cheap Detective, Blume in Love, Audrey Rose, Nick of Time, 2 Days in the Valley, Bride and Prejudice, I Love Trouble, The Long Shot, Promises in the Dark, Trapped in Silence…
  • TV Shows: Love of Life, Where the Heart Is, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, Sibs


  • [Interview with Andrea Chambers, June 1985] I thought I wasn’t attractive or talented anymore. I cried easily and was depressed and removed. I became emotionally insecure about what the second half of my life would bring. I was angry, scared, frightened and lonely. I had thought the marriage would last forever.
  • I realized a lot of my own personal sense of identity was wrapped up in my work. So moving to New Mexico…what was really wonderful was I discovered the work is the work and Marsha is Marsha and a lot of various pieces make up Marsha.
  • I hope I won’t ever find a piece of film from it. — MM, referring to her first film, Hot Rod Hullabaloo (1966)
  • I always felt rightly or wrongly after being a part of a marriage and a public sort of couple the whole thing sort of felt very strange here. The idea of being a single woman in Hollywood is a very peculiar thing.


  • Marsha’s father had Irish and English ancestry. Marsha’s maternal grandparents, Justyn M. Rakowski and Jadwiga/Ida Piotrzkowski, were Polish.
  • She’s on record in the AFI’s book “Private Screenings” as listing “Rebel without a Cause” as her favorite film.
  • While married to writer Neil Simon, she appeared in five movies he wrote: The Goodbye Girl (1977), The Cheap Detective (1978), Chapter Two (1979), Only When I Laugh (1981) and Max Dugan Returns (1983). From those five roles, she garnered three Best Actress Oscar nominations, for The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, and Only When I Laugh, none of which she actually won.
  • currently running her own herbal medicine business called Resting In The River. Business is both sales and manufacturing of medicine. Medicines are made from her own herb garden in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [December 2001]
  • Recently finished performing in the Off-Broadway play ‘Wintertime’ at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ [November 2003]
  • Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
  • She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
  • Was cited as one of the most promising movie personalities of 1973 in John Willis’ 1974 Film Annual “Screen World” book.
  • Has a star on the St Louis Walk of Fame.
  • Attended Nerinx Hall High School, the same small, private all-girls high school in Webster Groves Missouri that The Office (2005) actress Jenna Fischer also attended.
  • Ex-sister-in-law of Danny Simon.
  • Beat out Barbra Streisand for the lead role in the film Cinderella Liberty (1973). Streisand was the studio’s choice for the part. Marsha won her first Oscar nomination.
  • Narrator for the recorded queue and boat show for the “Living with the Land” boat ride attraction in Epcot at Walt Disney World, Florida. (1992)
  • Passed on the title role in Norma Rae (1979), which won Sally Field a Best Actress Oscar.
  • Born 11:12am-CWT
  • The character she played in Promises in the Dark (1979) (Dr. Alexandra Kendall) was inspired by Los Angeles oncologist, Dr. Alexandra Levine (who is listed in the credits as an advisor).
  • Met Neil Simon while rehearsing his play, ‘The Good Doctor’. They were married three weeks later. The Simon play ‘Chapter Two’ was the semi-autobiographical story of his life with Mason. Although Mason was in the screen version of Chapter Two (1979), she never played the role on-stage.


Title Year Status Character
Grace and Frankie 2016 TV Series Arlene
The Middle 2010-2016 TV Series Pat Spence
Madam Secretary 2015-2016 TV Series Dr. Kinsey Sherman
The Good Wife 2016 TV Series Judge Louisa Page
Across Grace Alley 2013 Short Grandmother
Untitled Bounty Hunter Project 2013 TV Movie Lucille Ryan
Army Wives 2008 TV Series Charlotte Meade
Lipstick Jungle 2008 TV Series Lorraine Lipman
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King 2006 TV Mini-Series Aunt Trudy
Bereft 2004 Helen
Bride & Prejudice 2004 Catherine Darcy
The Long Shot 2004 TV Movie Mary Lou O’Brian
The Education of Max Bickford 2002 TV Series Lilith Bigelow
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows 2001 TV Mini-Series Ethel Gumm
Restless Spirits 1999 TV Movie Lydia
Frasier 1997-1998 TV Series Sherry Dempsey
2 Days in the Valley 1996 Audrey Hopper
Nick of Time 1995 Gov. Eleanor Grant
Broken Trust 1995 TV Movie Ruth
I Love Trouble 1994 Senator Gayle Robbins
One Life to Live 1993 TV Series Sabrina
Seinfeld 1992 TV Series Jennie MacLaine
Sibs 1991-1992 TV Series Nora Ruscio
Drop Dead Fred 1991 Polly Cronin
Stella 1990 Janice Morrison
The Image 1990 TV Movie Jean Cromwell
Dinner at Eight 1989 TV Movie Millicent Jordan
Hothouse 1988 TV Series Courtney Woods
Heartbreak Ridge 1986 Aggie
Trapped in Silence 1986 TV Movie Jennifer Hubbell
Surviving 1985 TV Movie Lois
Max Dugan Returns 1983 Nora McPhee
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal 1982 TV Movie Lois Gibbs
Only When I Laugh 1981 Georgia Hines
Chapter Two 1979 Jennie MacLaine
Promises in the Dark 1979 Dr. Alexandra Kendall
Great Performances 1974-1978 TV Series Various roles / Roxane
The Cheap Detective 1978 Georgia Merkle
The Goodbye Girl 1977 Paula McFadden
Audrey Rose 1977 Janice Templeton
Cinderella Liberty 1973 Maggie Paul
Blume in Love 1973 Arlene
Young Dr. Kildare 1972 TV Series Nurse Lord
Dark Shadows 1969 TV Series Audrey / Vampire Girl
Where the Heart Is 1969 TV Series Laura Blackburn (1971)
Beyond the Law 1968 Marcia Stillwell (as Marcia Mason)
Hot Rod Hullabaloo 1966
Love of Life 1951 TV Series Judith Cole (1971-1972)
Title Year Status Character
Frasier 1997 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Only When I Laugh 1981 performer: “I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan” – uncredited
Title Year Status Character
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1987 TV Series 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
Seinfeld 1992 TV Series performance used with her permission – 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
Showing Up 2014 Documentary special thanks
Uninvited 1993 thanks
Title Year Status Character
Autopsie: Mysteriöse Todesfälle 2013 TV Series Herself – Actress
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards 2011 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special Herself – Audience Member
Encore with John Palmer 2006 TV Series Herself
Working in the Theatre 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows – A Behind-the-Scenes Look 2002 TV Special documentary Herself
Biography 1994-2000 TV Series documentary Herself
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars: America’s Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
Linehan 1999 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Visions of a New World 1995 Video documentary Herself – Host
Power of Water 1993 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The 1992 Pacific Center HIV – AIDS Benefit 1992 TV Movie Herself
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
1st Annual Environmental Media Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
The Howard Stern Show 1991 TV Series Herself – Guest
CBS This Morning 1990 TV Series Herself – Guest
Hotels 1990 TV Series documentary Herself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck 1987 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy / Musical
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Herself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Hour Magazine 1981-1985 TV Series Herself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Dick Cavett Show 1981 TV Series Herself / Georgia Hines from film ONLY WHEN I LAUGH
Is Everybody Happy But Me? 1981 TV Movie documentary Herself (segments)
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Herself – Guest
Whatever Happened to Lori Jean Lloyd 1980 TV Short documentary Presenter
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Good Morning America 1979-1980 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1975-1980 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1980 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Motion Picture Actress – Musical / Comedy
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Hollywood Squares 1978 TV Series Herself – Guest Appearance
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Herself
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1978 TV Movie documentary Herself – Winner
The Amazing Miss Cummings: An Actress at Work and Play 1977 Documentary short Herself – Interviewee
The Making of ‘The Goodbye Girl’ 1977 TV Movie documentary Herself
Dinah! 1976 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Sunshine Boys 1975/II Documentary short Herself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Army Wives: A Final Salute 2014 TV Movie Charlotte Meade
Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Paula McFadden (uncredited)


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