Bess Armstrong was born on 11 December 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, meaning that she’s 65 years-old, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she has American nationality. She remains looking youthful, despite being in the seventh decade of her life, and is best known as the actress who appeared in projects such as “Jaws 3-D”, “High Road to China” and “My So-Called Wife”.
So just how rich is Bess Armstrong as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, this actress has a net worth of over $3 million, accumulated from her career in the previously mentioned field. However, she hasn’t shared any information regarding her assets, such as houses and vehicles, nor has she spoken about her salary. Nonetheless, she is certainly able to take care of herself and financially support her family.
Ethnicity and Background
When it comes to Bess’ ethnicity, she is Caucasian and has blonde hair and brown eyes, which suits her complexion perfectly. The actress looks well put together at events she attends, indicating that she takes care of her looks and invests time and money into her outfits. Judging from the photos available on the internet, Bess has a fit figure.
Unfortunately, Bess isn’t active on any social media, which makes it harder for her fans to keep in touch with her, although many often tweet about her. Besides that, one of her friends posted a photo of himself and Armstrong, with the caption reading “With the great Bess Armstrong who has joined the cast as Judge Sobel. Supreme artist!”. One fan went on to add “Oh, cool! I knew Bess Armstrong (what seems like) a million years ago; we went to Sunday school at Church of the Good Shepherd. Love her work. Another great addition to the cast!”
Speaking about Armstrong’s relationship status, she has married two times. In 1983, she married Chris Carreras, however, their marriage soon fell through, and they divorced in the next year. As of 1985, the actress married John Fiedler; the couple has three children together, Samuel, Lucy and Luke, and seem to be living a happy and joyful life together.
Bess made her debut in 1977, when she joined the cast of “On Our Own”, with the role of Julia Peters. She followed by working on several minor projects, such as “Getting Married”, “How to Pick Up Girls!”, “The Great Space Coaster”, “The Four Seasons” and “Barefoot in the Park”
As of 1983, the actress joined the cast of “Jaws 3-D”, directed by Joe Alves and written by Peter Benchley, which follows the story of the sons of police chief Brody as they try to protect customers at Sea World, trapped there with a shark. However, the movie didn’t live up to expectations, receiving a generally negative response from both critics and the audience.
In 1986 Bess played the role of Paula Winters Russell in “All Is Forgiven”, remaining in the series for nine episodes, then joined the cast of “Married People”, working with actors such as Ray Aranha, Megan Gallivan, Barbara Montgomery, Jay Thomas and Chris Young. In 1994, Armstrong began working on the acclaimed TV series “My So-Called Life”, in which she portrayed Patty Chase; the series won several awards such as one Golden Globe, GLAAD Media Award, OFTA TV Hall of Fame and TCA Award.
Subsequently, she worked on more smaller projects, including “Stolen Innocence”, “Mixed Blessings”, “The Perfect Daughter”, “Sports Theater with Shaquille O’Neal” and “Her Best Friend’s Husband”. As of 2002, she began playing Mickey Glass. Finally, in 2004, Bess worked on “One Tree Hill”, a popular series that follows the story of half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott and their friends, who live in the small town of Tree Hill.
In 2013, the actress joined the cast of “House of Lies”, getting a chance to collaborate with people such as Don Cheadle, Josh Lawson, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Donis Leonard Jr. In 2015, the audience was able to see Armstrong in the role of Professor Beth Marillo in “Switched at Birth”, and in 2018 she appeared in “S.W.A.T.”. Overall, Armstrong has had 74 acting gigs, which allowed her to make a name for herself as well as to gain wide exposure in the media.