Teri Garr is a former actress who worked in show business for more than 40 years. In addition to being a veteran actress, she was also a singer and dancer. She is popular for her numerous appearances in various comedic films. Some of the highlights of her career include her work as a dancer on the legendary Elvis Presley musicals.
Some of her best-known work from her more than 140 credits include Dumb and Dumber, Star Trek, Batman, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, etc.
What Is The Net Worth Of Teri Garr?
Teri Garr’s net worth in April 2020 is around $4 million. Her 40 years in showbiz is the main source of her fortune.
Her first role on-screen was on Fun in Acapulco, which came out in 1963. From then on, she molded her career into that of an incredibly well-respected actress’.
Sold Los Angeles House
Actress Garr had a house in Los Angeles as many Hollywood icons do, and she bought the property via her One Way Investment Trust in 1992, paying $1,455,000.
The property was built in 1924 on a 17,990-square-foot plot and featured many luxurious features like a guest house, a rear garden, a pool, and a spa. She sold the property for $3,995,000 in 2008.
Career Insight-Income Sources And Salary
Starting her career in the early 1960s, she acted on films like Fun in Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas, What a Way to Go!, Roustabout, Pajama Party in the first part of the decade. Most of them were roles as extras.
Her trend of working as an extra continued throughout most of the 60s when she worked on films like The Cool Ones, Clambake, Head, etc.
She kicked off her 1970’s acting career with the film The Moonshine War. After a break, she played a minor role as Amy on the Francis Ford Coppola directed the film, The Conversation. The same year, she also worked on Young Frankenstein.
Her next film with a major director would come in 1977 on Close Encounters of the Third Kind when she worked with Steven Spielberg.
After a few decent films, she worked again with Coppola on One from the Heart in 1982. Similarly, she also worked with Martin Scorsese on After Hours in 1985.
Some of her popular work in the 1980s include Full Moon in Blue Water, Pack of Lies, Let It Ride, Short Time, etc. In a similar fashion, she worked in the 1990 film Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme.
After a few films that flew under the radar like Stranger in the Family, The Player, Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View, etc., she worked on Dumb and Dumber in a supporting role working with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
Garr’s other well-known big-screen projects are Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, Unaccompanied Minors, Kabluey, etc.
She also made a lot of guest appearances before landing a role in the incredibly popular Star Trek series. She got her first recurring role on TV in McCloud from 1970 to 1975.
She was cast in The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and played various characters on over 46 episodes.
Apart from this, her well-known TV shows include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Life with Bonnie, Hollywood Squares, etc.
Her salary is estimated at $500k on average,
Teri Garr was born Teri Ann Garr on December 11, 1944, in Lakewood, Ohio, the U.S. to Eddie Garr and Phyllis Garr. She went to North Hollywood High School and joined California State University, Northridge, but later dropped out.
She was married to John O’Neil from 1993 and 1996, during which they adopted a child together. Garr was also in a relationship with Roger Birnbaum; she dated Roger from 1979 to 1983.
The same year as her separation with Birnbaum, she started a relationship with David Kipper dating him from 1983 to 1990.