Loni Anderson Biography, Education, Career, and Net Worth Update
Loni Anderson Biography – Loni Anderson is an American actor who is best known for her starring role in the sitcom ‘WKRP in Cincinnati.’ The series earned her three ‘Golden Globe’ and two ‘Emmy Award’ nominations.
Biography of Loni Anderson
Loni Anderson was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on August 5, 1946, to Maxine Hazel and Klaydon Carl Anderson.
Her mother worked as a model, while her father was an environmental chemist. Her mother had a major influence on Loni when she was growing up.
Loni was always fascinated with the world of entertainment. By the time she was 9 years old, she had made up her mind to become an actor. She soon told her mother about her wish to become an actor.
Although her mother was supportive, the family lacked connections in the field. Thus, Loni had to work very hard to achieve her dreams.
Loni faced a lot of hardships when she was struggling to make her career while being a single mother. She also worked as a school teacher for a while, to make ends meet.
As a teenager, she participated in several beauty competitions and ended up winning quite a few of them. She represented her hometown in the ‘Miss Minnesota’ competition and was the first runner-up there.
Loni fell in love with Bruce Hasselbeck from Minnesota during her early college years, and the couple got married in 1964.
Loni gave birth to her daughter, Deidra, soon after. However, the couple divorced in 1966. Following this, Lori raised her daughter as a single mother.
Loni graduated from ‘Alexander Ramsey Senior High School’ in Roseville in 1963. She was always a diva in her school and earned a few beauty honors. After graduating high school, Loni joined the ‘University of Minnesota’ to study art.
Loni Anderson’s Career
Loni Anderson began her acting career by acting in an episode of SWAT in 1975.
After that, she went on to act in many movies and series like Vigilante Force in 1976, WKRP in Cincinnati in 1978 for which she is most recognized.
Anderson played the character Jennifer Marlowe for its 88 episodes till 1982.
She was seen in The Incredible Hulk in 1978, Three’s Company in 1978, The Jayne Mansfield Story in 1980, Sizzle in 1981, Country gold in 1982, Partners in Crime in 1984, Stroker Ace in 1983, The Lonely Guy in 1984, Amazing Stories in 1985.
The following year, Anderson went on to play the role in Easy Street.
Some of her other major works include Blondie and Dagwood in 1987 for which she voiced, A Whisper Kills in 1988, Sorry Wrong Number in 1989, Coins in the Fountain, Muncie in 1992, White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd, and The Price She Paid in 1992.
After a short break from the cinema world, Loni returned to be seen in The Mullets in 2003-2004, Say NoTORIous in 2006, and more.
Additionally, Anderson has also played the role of Pamela Anderson’s mother in one episode of V.I.P for which she is much recognized.
Loni Anderson Net Worth
Loni Anderson has a net worth of $12 million dollars. Anderson is a spokesperson for the National Lung Health Education Program’s campaign and COP Together which increases awareness about COPD.
She supports these campaigns mostly because she grew up with parents who smoked and suffered COPD. Anderson is highly respected for her work in the cinema arena.
In 2016, Anderson was a cast in the TV series Baby Daddy alongside Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler, Melissa Peterman, and Chelsea Kane.