Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career
Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth 2020 – Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr., an American Journalist, producer, actor, political analyst, and writer, is best known as the host of the last word with Lawrence O’Donnell. He started his political career as an aide to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and worked as a Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee. He has described himself as a “practical European socialist.”
He was born Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr. on November 7, 1951, in Boston, Massachusetts. His mother Frances Marie (née Buckley) worked as an office manager and his father Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Sr. earned his living as a lawyer. He has Irish ancestry and was raised in the Roman Catholic faith.
Lawrence O’Donnell was married to television and film actress, Kathryn Harrold. The couple tied the knot in 1994. They have a daughter named Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell. He divorced with his wife in 1999.
Lawrence O’Donnell graduated from St. Sebastian’s School in 1970, where he was a captain of a school’s basketball team and wide receiver on their undefeated team. He graduated from Harvard College in the year 1976, with the major in economics.
He wrote for the Harvard Lampoon while at Harvard and was popular among its members for his wit and sarcasm.
Lawrence O’Donnell started his career as a writer. His first book, ‘Deadly force’ published in 1983. It was about the brutality of police later, it was made into the film as well.
He worked as a legislative aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1989 to 1995. He worked as a senior advisor to Moynihan from 1989 to 1991.
Lawrence O’Donnell worked as staff director of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works from 1992 to 1993, chaired by Senator Moynihan.
He was a staff director of the United States Senate Committee on Finance from 1993 to 1995, again under Senator Moynihan’s chairmanship.
Lawrence O’Donnell started his career in the television from 1999-2006. He was associated with the television series ‘The West Wing’. He wrote 16 episodes during that time.
He was executive story editor for 12 episodes from 1999-2000; he was co-producer of 5 episodes in 2000; he was the producer of 17 episodes from 2000 to 2001; he was consulting producer for 44 episodes from 2003 to 2005; and, he was the executive producer for 22 episodes from 2005 to 2006.
Lawrence O’Donnell won the 2001 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for The West Wing and was nominated for the 2006 Emmy for the same category. He was a supervising producer and writer for the TV drama First Monday in 2002, was a creator, executive producer, and writer for the TV drama Mister Sterling.
He became a regular contributor on Morning Joe alongside Joe Scarborough, in 2009. His aggressive debate style on that program and others led to several notable on-air confrontations, one of the most notable being an interview with conservative Marc Thiessen on Morning Joe that became so heated that the conservative Scarborough took O’Donnell off the air.
In addition, Lawrence O’Donnell is active in acting as well. He played Lee Hatcher, the Henrickson family attorney, in the HBO series Big Love. He has a producer on the TV series, The West Wing and also played President Josiah Bartlet’s father in a flashback sequence of the episode “Two Cathedrals.”
He portrayed Judge Lawrence Barr in two episodes of Monk and played himself on an episode of Showtime’s Homeland.
Lawrence O’Donnell’s net worth is $16 million at present. He is one of the richest celebrities with an annual salary of $4 million.