William A. Shea Jr. Net Worth 2023, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents

William A. Shea Jr. net worth

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William A. Shea, Jr. is an American national. He is well known as the ex-husband of famous actress Diane Ladd. His ex-wife has appeared in over 120 film and television roles. For the 1974 film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for Alice (1980–81).

Ladd receive Academy Award nominations for Wild at Heart (1990) and Rambling Rose (1991). Her other film appearances include Chinatown (1974), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Primary Colors (1998), 28 Days (2000), American Cowslip (2008) and Joy (2015). Ladd is the mother of actress Laura Dern, with her ex-husband, actor Bruce Dern.

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William A. Shea, Jr. was born and raised in the United States. His ex-wife is the only child of Mary Bernadette Ladner (née Anderson), a housewife and actress, and Preston Paul Ladner, a veterinarian who sold products for poultry and livestock. She was born in Laurel, Mississippi, while the family were visiting relatives for Thanksgiving, though they lived in Meridian, Mississippi.

She joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Secret Storm in 1971. She was the second actress to play the role of Kitty Styles on the long-running daytime serial. She later had a supporting role in Roman Polanski’s 1974 film Chinatown.

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Flo in the film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. That film inspired the television series Alice, in which Flo was portrayed by Polly Holliday. When Holliday left the TV series, Ladd succeeded her as waitress Isabelle “Belle” Dupree.

She appeared in the independent screwball comedy Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me in 1992, where she played a flirty, aging Southern belle alongside her real mother, actress Mary Lanier. In 1993, Ladd appeared in the episode “Guess Who’s Coming to Chow?” of the CBS comedy/western series Harts of the West in the role of the mother of co-star Harley Jane Kozak. The 15-episode program, set on a dude ranch in Nevada, starred Beau Bridges and Lloyd Bridges.

In 2004, Diane Ladd played psychic Mrs. Druse in the television miniseries of Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital. In April 2006, Ladd released her first book, Spiraling Through The School of Life: A Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Discovery.

She co-starred in the Lifetime Television film Montana Sky in 2007. In addition to her Academy Award nomination for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, she was also nominated (again in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category) for both Wild at Heart and Rambling Rose, both of which she starred alongside her daughter Laura Dern.

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Diane Ladd received a nomination for Best Actress for Rambling Rose. The dual mother and daughter nominations for Ladd and Dern in Rambling Rose marked the first time in Academy Awards history that such an event had occurred. They were also nominated for dual Golden Globe Awards in the same year.

Ladd has also worked in theatre. She made her Broadway debut in Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights in 1968. In 1976, she starred in A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination.

On November 1, 2010, Diane Ladd, Laura Dern, and Bruce Dern received adjoining stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; this is the first time family members have been given much consideration on the Walk. Ladd’s star is the 2,421st. She starred in the Hallmark Channel series Chesapeake Shores.


William A. Shea, Jr. was married to Diane Ladd, they married in the United States in 1969 until divorced in 1976. The couple had no kids together.

William A. Shea, Jr. net worth

How much is William A. Shea Jr. worth? William A. Shea Jr. net worth is estimated at around $5 million. William A. Shea Jr.’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $450,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.