Linda Hamilton - Biography
Last Modified: Sep 3, 2020
|Best Known For:||The Terminator, Beauty and the Beast|
|Net Worth:||$70 million|
|Born on :||September 26, 1956 (age 64)|
|Birth Name /
|Linda Carroll Hamilton|
|Birth Place:||Salisbury, Maryland, USA|
|Father's Name:||Carroll Stanford Hamilton|
|Mother's Name:||Barbara K. Holt|
Leslie Hamilton Gearren (twin sister)
|High School:||Wicomico High School|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish, Welsh)|
Bruce Abbott (19 Dec 1982 - 28 Dec 1989)
Dalton Abbott (son)
|Height:||1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)|
|Weight:||55 kg (121.25 lb)|
|Shoe Size:||7.5 US|
|Dress Size:||4 US|
|Breast Size:||34 inch|
|Waist Size:||24 inch|
|Hip Size:||35 inch|
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Who is Linda Hamilton?
Linda Hamilton is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is best known as Sarah Connor in The Terminator and as Catherine Chandler in Beauty and the Beast.
Linda Hamilton – Age, Parents, Siblings
Linda Hamilton’s birth took place on September 26, 1956, in Salisbury, Maryland, USA. She was born as Linda Carroll Hamilton to father Carroll Stanford Hamilton, a physician, and mother Barbara K. Holt. After her father passed away, when she was five, her mother married a police chief.
Hamilton is not the only child of her parents and has three siblings- identical twin sister Leslie Hamilton Gearren, older sister Laura Hamilton and younger brother Ford Hamilton.
Her twin died in August 2020 at the age of 63.
Linda Hamilton with her identical twin Leslie Hamilton Gearren (pinterest)
For education, Linda Hamilton attended Wicomico Junior High and went on to Wicomico High School. After graduation, she attended Washington College for two years before moving to New York City to study acting. There she attended workshops given by Lee Strasberg.
Her ethnicity is English, Scottish, Welsh.
Linda Hamilton – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce
Linda Hamilton married her longtime boyfriend Bruce Abbott on 19 December 1982. The couple’s son Dalton Abbott was born on October 4, 1989. After 7 years of marriage, she and her husband divorced on 28 December 1989.
Linda Hamilton with her son Dalton Abbott (Facebook)
Hamilton married her second husband James Cameron on 26 July 1997. The couple had welcomed daughter Josephine Cameron on February 15, 1993. This marriage too ended in divorce almost two years later on 16 December 1999.
She is currently single and in a September 2019 interview with The New York Times, she revealed that she has been celibate for at least 15 years.
Linda Hamilton – Career
Linda Hamilton started her professional career as an actress in 1980 with a minor role in an episode of TV series Shirley. This was followed by roles in films Tag: The Assassination Game (1982), Children of the Corn (1984), The Stone Boy (1984), and in TV series Reunion (1980), Secrets of Midland Heights (1980-1981), King's Crossing (1982).
Linda Hamilton landed her breakthrough role of Sarah Connor in the 1984 film The Terminator.
Films and TV series
Soon she began to land roles regularly and was seen in films Black Moon Rising (1986), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), The Secret Life of Girls (1999), Terminator Salvation (2009), and in Terminator: Dark Fate (2019).
Hamilton also has roles in TV series Beauty and the Beast (1987-1989), Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000), The Line (2008-2009), Chuck (2010-2012), Defiance (2014-2015).
Hamilton’s Terminator co-stars include Michael Biehn, Ron Perlman, Edward Furlong, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Linda Hamilton – Awards, Nominations
Over the years Hamilton has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards (1988, 1989, 1996). Among all the nominations, she has won Saturn Award (1992), two MTV Movie Awards (1992), Satellite Awards (2000), among others.
Linda Hamilton –Net Worth, Salary
Hamilton’s net worth is estimated to be around $70 Million while her salary is not known.
Linda Hamilton – Social Media
She is absent from social media such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook but several fan accounts have been set up in her name.
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