Barbara Niven - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 7, 2022

Barbara Niven
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Cedar Cove (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $8 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 26, 1953 (age 70)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Barbara Lee Bucholz
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: George Bucholz
Mother's Name: Edie Bucholz
Siblings: 2

Shelley (sister)
Kim (sister)

High School: David Douglas High School
University: Beverly Hills Playhouse
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Ronald Garrison (1974-?)
David Alexander (1985-?)
David Niven Jr. (1993-1998)

Children: 1

Jessica Niven (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 10 US
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 37 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 38 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

Table of contents [Hide]

Who is Barbara Niven?

Barbara Niven is a professional actress, producer, and American as well as Canadian national. She is well known for starring in Hallmark movies, Lifetime Movies, the TV series One Life to Live, Cedar Cove, and the film A Perfect Ending.

Barbara Niven – Age, Parents, Siblings, 

Barbara Niven’s birth took place on February 26, 1953, in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was born Barbara Lee Bucholz to her mother Edie Bucholz and her father George Bucholz. She is not the only child of her parents and has two siblings- sisters Shelley and Kim.

Barbara Niven aged 5 (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education she attended David Douglas High School and after graduation took acting classes at Beverly Hills Playhouse.

She is of Caucasian ethnicity.

Barbara Niven – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Barbara Niven has been married three times. Her first husband is Ronald Garrison, whom she married on 30 November 1974. The marriage did not last long and the pair soon divorced.

After dating David Alexander, she married her boyfriend on 4 May 1985. However, like her first marriage, this marriage too crumbled in a couple of years. Niven’s third husband is David Niven Jr., whom she married on 19 June 1993. In just less than five years they divorced which was finalized in 1998. 

She has a daughter together named Jessica Niven, born in 1981. But the identity of Jessica’s father is not known. Her daughter Jessica Niven was born when Barbara was 28 years old. Jessica is now married to Derek, a musician, and has three children, two of whom are named River and Sasha.

Barbara Niven with daughter and grandchild (Image: Instagram)

Barbara Niven – Career

Early Days

Barbara Niven began her career in 1986 with the TV film Promise, in which she played Joan. With her career spanning to decades, she has starred in dozens of series, TV movies, and films.

Films, Series

In the TV series, Niven has had guest appearances on Wings (1992), The Bold and the Beautiful (1996), Silk Stalkings (1993-1998), Love Boat: The Next Wave (1999), and NCIS (2005). She is a series regular in Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1998-2000), and Cedar Cove (2013-2015).

Moreover, Barbara Niven has starred in several TV films. She has had roles in more than 14 Lifetime movies including A Perfect Ending (2012), and Moonlight and Mistletoe (2008), to name a few. In recent years she has been greatly associated with Hallmark movies. Some include A Christmas Detour (2015), Christmas In Evergreen (2017, 2018), and Love On The Menu (2019).

Barbara Niven in Christmas in Evergreen (Image: Hallmark Channel)


On Love On The Menu, Barbara Niven starred alongside Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith, Yvonne Chapman, and David Lennon.

Barbara Niven – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated at more than $8 million while the figure on her annual salary/income is unclear.

Barbara Niven – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Barbara Niven is followed by thousands of followers. She also has an official website

Fact Check

We endeavour for accuracy. If you believe our content has any misinformation, violates your copyright, or you want to propose an update, please feel free to contact us.

Tags : Barbara Niven Actress Hallmark Movies Cedar Cove A Perfect Ending