Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell – Here are the Details

By: Ann Burdett

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If you follow Hollywood religiously, O’Donnell must sound like a familiar name. The O’Donnell family is one of the most popular families in the industry. From movies to news programs and everything in between. O’Donnell’s have created a big name for themselves over decades.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell is a popular news show hosted by Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC every weeknight. He has been the face of the show since 2010 and has gathered an impressive fan following for his articulate personality and superb timing. On a personal front, Lawrence has a daughter named Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell. But surprisingly, the information about the girl remains very little throughout the media.

So, who is Elizabeth, and what does she do? We have tried to unveil some details.

Who is Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell?

Elizabeth is an American citizen born to her parents, Lawrence O’Donnell and Kathryn Harrold. Her father is a famous actor as well as a political commentator. Elizabeth’s mother was a well-known actress best known for her roles in several moves in the 80s.

Although she enjoys the status of being a celebrity child, not a lot of details are known about Elizabeth. According to a few reports, her parents met in 1994 and decided to get married shortly after. Kathryn was pregnant with Elizabeth after only a few months of their marriage.

After 19 years of marriage, the couple decided to part ways and divorced in 2013, and Elizabeth was raised by her single mother. Going by the calculation of the years of marriage, Elizabeth is supposedly in her 20s at present. The lady has shied away from the public eye, and there are hardly any pictures of her on the internet or social media.

Who is Elizabeth’s Mother?

Kathryn Harrold had been a famous actress of her time. She majored in drama while in college and studied acting at the HB Studio in New York City. She debuted as an actress in 1975, and the following year, she appeared on TV after reserving a regular role in The Doctors. She has played leading roles in various projects, including The Hunter, Modern Romance, Yes, Giorgio, The Pursuit of DB Cooper, and more.

Kathryn enjoyed a successful acting career throughout the 90s and early 2000s, but her presence and fame began to fade around 2007. She was last seen as an actress in 2011 in Greek, where she essayed Mrs. Chambers. After quitting her acting career, she ventured into another profession.

Reportedly, her retirement from the film industry and several personal issues succumbed to depression, and she began intensive therapy and found a teacher. Afterward, she began practicing meditation and other practices. After receiving a license, Kathryn now works as a Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist. She runs her counseling practice in Los Angeles, California.

Who is Elizabeth’s Father?

Lawrence O’Donnell is a famous name throughout the industry. He has held many roles in his career and worked in different fields. Lawrence majored in economics at Harvard College and graduated in 1976. Between 1977 and 1988, he worked as an author and writer and published his first book – Deadly Force.

The success of his debut novel convinced him to write other novels. He wrote Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.

Between 1989 and 1995, Lawrence ventured into politics as a legislative aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and served as his senior advisor between 1989 and 1991. His political career bloomed, and he served as the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works staff director for two years. He also served as the staff director of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.

Lawrence then joined the TV industry as a writer and producer in 1999, and between 1999 and 2006, he wrote 16 episodes for The West Wing. He also experimented with other roles in the field, such as executive story editor, producer, co-producer, consulting producer, and executive producer for the same show.

His hard work earned him massive popularity and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for The West Wing in 2001. Afterward, he became an actor and appeared in several TV shows like Big Love. Finally, he turned a TV host in 2009 and hosted shows like Countdown with Keith Olbermann (co-host) and The Last Worth with Lawrence O’Donnell (main host).

Elizabeth Could Inherit Millions from her Father

The information about Elizabeth’s professional and personal life remains unknown to the media. Reportedly, the daughter could inherit millions from her father. As the only daughter of her parents, Elizabeth is the heir to her parent’s fortune. The net worth of his father and mother is highly impressive. As of 2023, Lawrence receives an annual salary of $4 million and has an estimated net worth of over $16 million. On the other hand, her mother’s net worth could be $10-$12 million.  

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