Since the early seventies, Susan Dey has been a prominent American actress known for her roles as Laurie Partridge on the sitcom The Partridge Family and as Grace Van Owen on the drama series LA Law, which aired for six years from 1986 to 1992.
With three Emmy Award nominations and six Golden Globe Award nominations, Dey has garnered significant recognition in the entertainment industry.
Keep scrolling to learn more fascinating details about this talented actress and Susan Dey Net Worth which currently stands at $10 million
Susan Dey Biography
|Name:||Susan Hallock Dey|
|Birthdate:||December 10, 1952|
|How old is Susan Dey?||70 years (as of 2020)|
|Occupation:||Former actress, producer|
|Susan Dey Net Worth||$10 million|
Early life and background
Born in Pekin, Illinois, Susan Dey was the daughter of Robert Smith Dey and Ruth Pyle Dey.
Tragically, her mother, who worked as a nurse, passed away in 1960 when Susan was only eight years old.
Her father, Robert Smith Dey, worked as a newspaper editor for the Standard-Star in New Rochelle, New York.
How old is Susan Dey Now?
As of May 2023, Susan Dey is 70 years and 2 months old.
Susan Dey attended Columbus Elementary School in Thornwood, New York for her elementary education.
She then went on to complete her high school studies at Fox Lane High School in New York, graduating in 1970.
Prior to her debut acting role in 1970, Susan Dey worked as a model after her stepmother, Gail, submitted photos of Susan and her sister to a top modeling agency in New York.
The agency immediately signed the sisters in 1968, and Susan’s first modeling job was the cover photo for a booklet by Pursettes Tampons.
Despite having no prior acting experience, she was cast as Laurie Partridge in the TV series The Partridge Family in 1970.
Susan made her film debut in 1972, playing Elly Brewster in Skyjacked and voiced Laurie Partridge in eight episodes of the animated TV series Goober and the Ghost Chasers in 1973.
In 1976, Susan played Charlotte Ross in the Western film The Captive: Longest Drive 2, and the following year, she starred as the lead character, Rowena Harper, in the TV movie Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night.
She later portrayed the lead character in the comedy-drama film Echo Park in 1986 and hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1992.
Susan played the role of Wallis “Wally” Porter in the TV series Love & War from 1992 to 1993.
Aside from acting, Susan is also an author. Her book, Susan Dey’s Secrets on Boys, Beauty, and Popularity, was published in 1972.
She has also been a board member of the R@pe Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center and narrated a documentary on campus R@pe with her former L.A. Law co-star Corbin Bernsen.
Susan retired from acting in 2004 after playing Dr. Breene in the TV series Third Watch.
Throughout her career, Susan has appeared in a total of 51 movies and TV shows.
Here are some notable Susan Dey movies and tv shows and the characters she played in them.
Susan Dey Films
- Skyjacked (1972)
- First Love (1977)
- That’s Adequate (1989)
- Echo Park (1985)
- Looker (1981)
- Avenged (1998)
- Rain (2001)
Susan Dey TV Shows:
- The Partridge Family (1970-1974)
- Terror on the Beach (1973)
- Circle of Fear (1973)
- Goober and the Ghost Chasers (1973)
- Partridge Family 2200 AD (1974)
- The Rookies (1975)
- Without a Key (1975)
- Hawaii Five-O (1975)
- Matt Helm (1976)
- Petrocelli (1976)
- Good Heavens (1976)
- The Quest (1976)
- The Street of San Francisco (1976)
- Barnaby Jones (1977)
- Loves Me, Loves Me Not (1977)
- First Love (1977)
- Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (1977)
- Fred Flintstone and Friends (1977)
- The Comeback Kid (1980)
- The Gift of Life (1982)
- Malibu (1983)
- Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983-1984)
- Love Leads the Way (1984)
- L.A. Law (1986-1992)
- Angel in Green (1987)
- I Love You Perfect (1989)
- Bed of Lies (1992)
- Love & War (1992-1993)
- Sad Inheritance (1993)
- Deadly Love (1995)
- Blue River (1995)
- Bridge of Time (1997)
- Family Law (1999)
- Rain (2001)
- Disappearance (2001)
- L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)
- Third Watch (2004)
Susan Dey stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs approximately 55 kilograms.
Her body measurements are 34-24-34 inches, and she has striking light blue eyes.
Susan Dey Producer credits
Sad Inheritance (1993): Co-producer
I Love You Perfect (1989): Co-producer
Susan Dey Awards
With a total of 12 nominations, Susan has won six prestigious awards, among them a Golden Globe in 1988 for her outstanding performance as an actress in a TV series, L.A. Law (1986).
What is Susan Dey net worth?
As of 2023, the retired actress has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Marriage and Family
In 1976, Susan tied the knot with Leonard “Lenny” Hirshan, but their marriage ended in 1981.
Together, they had a daughter named Sara, who was born in 1978 and briefly pursued acting.
Susan exchanged marriage vows for the second time with television producer Bernard Sofronski seven years after her first marriage ended.
She married Bernard in 1988, and they have been happily married ever since.
Where is Susan Dey Now?
Susan Dey now leads a private life away from the public eye.
Following her retirement from acting in 2004, she has chosen to stay out of the limelight.
She currently resides in New York with her husband, Bernard Sofronski, and enjoys a low-profile existence.