Kathie Lee Gifford Net Worth

We sure love our actresses. Kathie Lee Gifford is no exception. As an Talk show host, Presenter, Singer, Actor, Television producer, Songwriter from Paris, France. Born on August 16, 1953 into the family of Joan Cuttell, Aaron Epstein Michie Mader, David Paul Epstein, this French, American woman is famous for her many roles on large and small movies as well as TV. Standing at 5 ft 4 in (1.651 m), Kathie Lee Gifford studied and graduated from Bowie High School, Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The actress’ family is comprised of her spouse Frank Gifford (m. 1986), Paul Johnson (m. 1976–1983), kids Cassidy Erin Gifford, Cody Newton Gifford. As most of famous actresses, Kathie Lee Gifford 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 $35 Million.

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Structural info

  • Full Name: Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Net Worth: $35 Million
  • Date Of Birth: August 16, 1953
  • Place Of Birth: Paris, France
  • Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)
  • Profession: Talk show host, Presenter, Singer, Actor, Television producer, Songwriter
  • Education: Bowie High School, Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nationality: French, American
  • Spouse: Frank Gifford (m. 1986), Paul Johnson (m. 1976–1983)
  • Children: Cassidy Erin Gifford, Cody Newton Gifford
  • Parents: Joan Cuttell, Aaron Epstein
  • Siblings: Michie Mader, David Paul Epstein
  • Nicknames: Kathy Lee Gifford , Kathy Lee , Kathryn Lee Epstein , Kathie Me , Kathie Lee Johnson
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kathieleegiffordspage
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kathielgifford
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klgandhoda/
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0317537
  • Allmusic: www.allmusic.com/artist/kathie-lee-gifford-mn0000306102
  • Awards: Daytime Emmy Awards
  • Albums: Heart of a Woman (2000), Born For You (2000), Gentle Grace (2011), My Way Home (2009), It’s Christmastime (2010)
  • Nominations: Daytime Emmy Awards – Outstanding Talk Show/New Approaches – Daytime Entertainment/Outstanding Talk Show Host/Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host
  • Movies: “Saving Aimee” (2007), “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson” (2012), “It’s a Wonderful Life”
  • TV Shows: Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee (1985-2000), Today (since 2008), The Suite Life on Deck (2010), The Insider (2005), Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)

Quotes

  • Mrs. Gifford on what she does first thing in the morning: “Brush my teeth and say good morning to the picture of my Daddy sitting next to my sink.”
  • I change my hairstyle every day for the show, I’m fastidious and vain about my nails and teeth and grooming and makeup, but a perfect body, forget it. Dust to dust, wuggies to wuggies.
  • Ridiculous! It’s extremely cold in our studio, so you could be wearing a steel harness and you’d still have a little action, if you know what I mean. I do not like industrial-strength push-up bras. I wear very flimsy things. Besides, what 46-year old woman who’s nursed two kids goes braless? – about rumors that she goes on the air braless
  • “I’ve changed it 50 times. You show me a woman who hasn’t, except for Janet Reno” – about coloring her hair.
  • Yes, Frank hurt me deeply, but my kids have a wonderful father and they deserve a family. about her husband Frank Gifford’s extramarital affair.

Facts

  • Her mentor was Tom Kennedy.
  • Good friend of Regis Philbin.
  • Her paternal grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Her other ancestry is English, German, and French.
  • Release of her cookbook, “Cooking with Regis & Kathie Lee” by Kathie Lee with Regis Philbin and Barbara Albright. [1993]
  • Release of her book, “I Can’t Believe I Said That!: An Autobiography” by Kathie Lee with Jim Jerome. [1992]
  • Release of her cookbook, “Cooking with Regis & Kathie Lee” by Kathie Lee with Regis Philbin and ‘Barbara Albright’. [1993]
  • Release of her book, “Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities”. [April 2009]
  • “Under the Bridge”, her musical theater adaptation of the Natalie Savage Carlson’s book, “The Family Under the Bridge”, opens at the Zipper Theater on W37th Street in New York. [January 2005]
  • Release of the book, “Regis and Kathie Lee: Their Lives Together and Apart” by Norman King. [1995]
  • Release of her book, “Listen to My Heart: Thoughts and Meditations on Being a Mother, and Conversations with My Son”. [1995]
  • Stepmother of Kyle Gifford, Jeff Gifford and Vicky Gifford Kennedy.
  • Longtime friends of Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner.
  • Godmother of Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.
  • Has a Maltese Pomerantz named Bambino Vino Gifford.
  • She was the main topic of a Season 1 South Park (1997) episode, South Park: Weight Gain 4000 (1997).
  • Worked for a time as Anita Bryant’s assistant.
  • Mrs. Gifford’s dog Chardonnay, a white poodle given to her by husband Frank in 1988, was found dead from a coyote attack on January 28, 2003.
  • Mrs. Gifford’s father, Aaron Leon Epstein, died on November 19, 2002. He had been terminally ill for the past few years, and his illness was one of the reasons Mrs. Gifford decided to leave Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) in 2000, after more than a decade as host.
  • Her brother is Rev. David Paul Epstein, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Manhattan (catty-corner from Carnegie Hall).
  • Releases her albums on her own label, Lamb Records. Her two most recent albums are Goodnight, Angel and Party Animals.
  • Has released several Christian music albums over the years. 2000’s The Heart of a Woman was her first pop release.
  • Named her dog, Regis, after her famous former co-star, Regis Philbin.
  • Dropped out of Oral Roberts University, during her junior year, with no plans to finish.
  • Tried out for the part of Tiffany Welles on Charlie’s Angels (1976) and was told she wasn’t pretty enough. Shelley Hack got the part and was later replaced because she wasn’t a good enough actress.
  • Attended high school in Bowie, MD.
  • Mother, with Frank Gifford, of two children: son Cody Gifford (b. 1990) and daughter Cassidy Gifford (b. 1993).
  • Born at 11:30pm-CET
  • Was a high school cheerleader.
  • Has homes in Greenwich, CT; Key Largo, FL; Nantucket, MA; and a ski condo in Colorado.
  • Named Maryland Junior Miss at age 17.
  • She was born the same year as Frank Gifford’s oldest son, Jeff Gifford.
  • Threatened to sue the National Enquirer for articles printed about her children. [March 2000]
  • Was accused of running Honduras sweatshops in 1996, related to her clothing line.
  • Studied drama and music at Oral Roberts University.

Filmography

Actress
Title Year Status Character
Younger 2016 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Come to the Garden 2016 Scripture reader / singer (voice)
Donny! 2015 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Difficult People 2015 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! 2015 TV Movie Kathie Lee Gifford
The Mysteries of Laura 2015 TV Series Dr. Carlin
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce 2014 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Hot in Cleveland 2011 TV Series Christal
Adventures of Serial Buddies 2011 Kathie Lee Gifford
The Suite Life on Deck 2010 TV Series Cindy
30 Rock 2010 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Lipstick Jungle 2009 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
That’s So Raven 2005 TV Series Claire
Higglytown Heroes 2004-2005 TV Series Mail Carrier / Mail Carrier Hero
Hope & Faith 2004 TV Series Marge
The Drew Carey Show 2001 TV Series Vanessa Bobeck
Just Shoot Me! 2001 TV Series Allison Spencer
Spinning Out of Control 2001 TV Movie Amanda Berkeley
The Amanda Show 2001 TV Series Princess Whiff
Touched by an Angel 1996-2000 TV Series Wendy
Jolene
Model Behavior 2000 TV Movie Deirdre
The Famous Jett Jackson 1999 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Hey Arnold! 1999 TV Series Jackie Lee
Dudley Do-Right 1999 Kathie Lee Gifford
LateLine 1999 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Hercules: Zero to Hero 1999 Video Echidna (voice)
Hercules 1998 TV Series Echidna
The Simpsons 1998 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Caroline in the City 1998 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Soul Man 1998 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Diagnosis Murder 1998 TV Series Mary Montgomery
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show 1997 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
The Tom Show 1997 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Spin City 1997 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series Jill
Mother Goose: A Rappin’ and Rhymin’ Special 1997 TV Movie Jill (voice)
Second Noah 1997 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
The First Wives Club 1996 Kathie Lee Gifford
Women of the House 1995 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
The Cosby Mysteries 1995 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Coach 1995 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Seinfeld 1994 TV Series Kathie Lee Gifford
Evening Shade 1994 TV Series
Hee Haw Honeys 1978 TV Series Kathie Honey (1978-1979) (as Kathie Lee Johnson)
Days of Our Lives 1965 TV Series Nurse Callahan (1978) as Kathie Lee Johnson
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse 2006 TV Special performer: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” – uncredited
31st Annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards 2000 TV Special performer: “Only My Pillow Knows” / writer: “Only My Pillow Knows”
Hercules TV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 1998 music – 1 episode, 1998 performer – 1 episode, 1998
Beginners Bible for Kids: The Story of David and Goliath 1995 Video short performer: “The Greatest Story”
The Beginner’s Bible: The Story of Easter 1995 Video short performer: “The Greatest Story”
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Kathie Lee’s Rock n’ Tots Cafe: A Christmas ‘Giff’ 1995 Video short executive producer
Kathie Lee Gifford’s Celebration of Motherhood 1993 TV Movie producer
Writer
Title Year Status Character
Kathie Lee Gifford’s Celebration of Motherhood 1993 TV Movie writer
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Hey Arnold! 1999 TV Series special thanks – 1 episode
Self
Title Year Status Character
Today 2008-2016 TV Series Herself – 4th Hour Co-Anchor / Herself – Co-Host / Herself – Co-Anchor / …
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things 2016 Documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2003-2015 TV Series Herself
The Kitchen 2015 TV Series Herself – The Today Show
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
73 Questions 2015 TV Series documentary short Herself
The Dr. Oz Show 2015 TV Series Herself
A Toast to 2014! 2014 TV Movie Herself – Host
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
The JBL Show 2014 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2006-2014 TV Series Herself
WWE Raw 2014 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray 2006-2014 TV Series Herself
Dateline NBC 2014 TV Series documentary Herself – Host
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Herself – Video Message
The View 2004-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself – Co-Host
The Michael J. Fox Show 2014 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Herself
Bethenny 2014 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest / Herself – From New York
The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson 2013 TV Series Herself
Top Chef Masters 2013 TV Series Herself – Guest Diner / Co-Host, Today
Kris 2013 TV Series Herself – Co-Host
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2013 TV Series Herself – Celebrity Contestant
Smash 2013 TV Series Herself
After Lately 2013 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
Chasing the Saturdays 2013 TV Series Herself
Steve Harvey 2013 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Daily Show 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
2012 CMT Music Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Weekend Today 2012 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Herself
The Soup 2012 TV Series Herself
The Apprentice 2009-2012 TV Series Herself – Party Guest / Herself
The Lennon Sisters: Same Song, Separate Voices 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1988-2011 TV Series Herself – Host / Herself – Co-Host / Herself – Guest / …
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 2011 TV Series Herself
The Annual 2011 Actors Fund Gala Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs 2011 TV Movie Herself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Herself
VH1 Divas Live 2009 2009 TV Movie Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2009 TV Series Herself – Guest Co-Host / Herself / Herself – Guest
Plymouth Rock Studios: The Series 2009 TV Series Herself
Books Equal Gifts Commercial 2008 Short
Celebrity Family Feud 2008 TV Series Herself
The O’Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself (segment “American TV Icon”)
Larry King Live 2000-2006 TV Series Herself – Guest Host / Herself
The Daily Buzz 2005 TV Series Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2005 TV Series Herself
Good Day Live 2005 TV Series Herself
Controversy 2004 TV Series
Hollywood Squares 2000-2004 TV Series Herself
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2003-2004 TV Series Herself
The Wayne Brady Show 2003 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2002 TV Series Herself / Herself – Announcer / Herself – Cameo
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1996-2002 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest Host
See How They Run 2001 Documentary Herself
Primetime Glick 2001 TV Series Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2001 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2001 TV Special Herself – Host
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 2001 TV Series Herself
The 54th Annual Tony Awards 2000 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
31st Annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards 2000 TV Special Herself – Host / Performer
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Millennium Chorus: The Greatest Story Ever Sung 2000 TV Special
Wheel of Fortune 1999 TV Series Herself – Guest Preview Puzzle Announcer
Biography 1996-1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Style & Substance 1998 TV Series Herself
Oops! The World’s Funniest Outtakes 5 1997 TV Movie Herself – Guest
Kathie Lee Gifford: Just in Time for Christmas 1996 TV Movie Herself
Kathie Lee Gifford: We Need a Little Christmas 1996 TV Movie Herself – Host
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story 1996 Documentary Herself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1996 TV Series Herself
Kathie Lee’s Rock n’ Tots Cafe: Kathie Lee’s Big Surprise 1996 Video short Herself
1995 Miss North America Pageant 1995 TV Special Herself – Co-Hostess
Regis and Kathie Lee: Mom’s Dream Come True 1995 TV Special Herself
Super Bowl XXIX 1995 TV Movie Herself
Intimate Portrait 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Kathie Lee’s Rock n’ Tots Cafe: A Christmas ‘Giff’ 1995 Video short Herself
Kathie Lee’s Rock n’ Tots Cafe: Rockin’ Roundup 1995 Video short Herself
Kathie Lee Gifford… Looking for Christmas 1994 TV Movie Herself – Host
1994 Holiday at Pops! 1994 TV Movie Herself
CBS This Morning 1994 TV Series Herself
Walt Disney World Inside Out 1994 TV Series documentary Herself – Guest
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Herself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Barbara Walters 1994 TV Movie Herself
Glenn Miller’s Greatest Hits 1994 TV Movie Herself
A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World 1993 TV Special Herself
Kathie Lee Gifford’s Celebration of Motherhood 1993 TV Movie Herself – Host
Late Night with David Letterman 1992-1993 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
ABC Afterschool Specials 1992 TV Series Herself
The Bikini Open 5 1991 TV Movie Herself
Walt Disney World’s 20th Anniversary Celebration 1991 TV Special Herself
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
Children’s Miracle Network Telethon 1990 TV Movie
Donahue 1990 TV Series Herself
Hee Haw 1989 TV Series Herself
The Morning Exchange 1989 TV Series Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Regis & Kathie Lee: Special Edition 1988 TV Special Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Herself
1985 Miss America Pageant 1985 TV Movie Herself
The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard 1984 TV Movie Herself
Constantinople 1977 TV Movie Herself (as Kathie Epstein)
Name That Tune 1977 TV Series Herself (as Kathie Lee Johnson)
Good Morning America 1975 TV Series Herself – Correspondent / Substitute Co-Host (1982-1985)
The $100,000 Name That Tune 1974/II TV Series Herself (as Kathie Lee Johnson)
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Inside Edition 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself – Co-Hostess, Today Show / Herself – Co-Hostess, Today
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Herself – Interviewing The Lonely Island
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself – Co-Hostess, Today Show
Extra 2014-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself – Co-Hostess, Today Show
Live with Kelly and Michael 2015 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
WWE Hall of Fame 2015 TV Special Herself
Bill Cosby: A Voice of Reason 2015 Documentary Herself
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Herself
The Five 2014 TV Series Herself
A Football Life 2014 TV Series Herself
Bob Ross: The Happy Painter 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien 2009 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
I Love the ’70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog 2004 Video Herself (uncredited)
I Love the ’90s 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Corporation 2003 Documentary Herself
Playboy: The Best of Pamela Anderson 1995 Video documentary Herself
Miss America: Beyond the Crown 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself – Maryland’s Junior Miss