Who is Calista Flockhart and what is her net worth 2018? American actress Calista Kay Flockhart is most popularly known for her portrayal of the title character in Ally McBeal. She is also renowned for her portrayals of different characters in Supergirl and Brothers & Sisters. She has also appeared in several movies such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Birdcage. A Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award winner, Flockhart has also received three Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Born to parents Kay Calista and Ronald Flockhart, she was born in Freeport, Illinois on November 11, 1964. While her mother worked as an English teacher, her father was a Kraft Foods executive. She has an elder brother and her parents are settled in Morristown, Tennessee.
The Flockhart family moved around a lot and thus Flockhart and her brother grew up in several places from Iowa to Norwich, New York. She went to the Shawnee High School in Medford Township, New Jersey. After graduating, she went to the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Flockhart rise to fame started when she acted in Harold Scott’s production of William Inge’s Picnic. She graduated from the college with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts in Theatre. In 2003, her alma mater inducted her into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
She is currently married to Harrison Ford since 2010 and has a son.
Flockhart moved to New York City in 1989 and remained in the city for a little over ten years seeking auditions and working as a waitress and aerobics instructor.
He early career started with a television appearance in a single episode of the show Guiding Light, where she played a babysitter. She then appeared at the Circle Repertory Theatre with her professional debut on the New York stage in the play Beside Herself. She appeared in several other films such as Darrow and Naked in New York but her first major role was in the movie Quiz Show.
Flockhart made her Broadway debut with the play The Glass Menagerie for which she received a Clarence Derwent Award.
The actress auditioned for the starring role in Ally McBeal and subsequently on the part. The role earned her a Golden Globe Award in 1998. Some of her other noteworthy work include Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Latter Day Plays etc.
Calista Flockhart bagged one of the lead roles, that of Kitty Walker in ABC’s Brothers & Sisters. This was followed by the role of a mob boss in the second season of the show Full Circle. Most recently, she has appeared as Cat grant in CW’s Supergirl.
Calista Flockhart Net Worth
Besides 13 movies and television series to her name, Flockhart has also voiced the characters of Vanna Van in Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child and Doris in The Penguins of Madagascar. Her net worth is estimated at $25 million.
Throughout her career, Flockhart has declined all rumours of anorexia and bulimia concerning her lean figure. She has however, admitted to eating less and exercising more. She has also served as the national spokesperson for Peace Over Violence from 2004-2014.
She has been nominated several times for the likes of Primetime Emmy Award, Satellite Award, Golden Globe Award and has won the Golden Globe (1998), Screen Actors Guild Award (1999) for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy and People’s Choice Award for Favourite Female Television Performer.