Who is Cindy Williams and what is her net worth 2018? American actress Cynthia Jane Williams is most popularly known as Cindy Williams. She is known for her role in Laverna & Shirley, the TV situational comedy, where she played the role of Shirley Feeney. She is also known for her portrayal of the character Laurie Henderson in the movie American Graffiti as well as the role of Ann in The Conversation.
Williams was born on August 22, 1947 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles to parents Francesca and Beachard Williams. She attended the Birmingham High School, from which she graduated in 1965. She then attended the Los Angeles City College.
She was previously married to musician, Bill Hudson from 1982-2000 and has two children.
Barkin started her professional career with national commercials such as TWA and Foster Grant sunglasses. She started her career in television with shows such as Nanny and the Professor, Room 222, Love, American Style and others.
She had attended the Actors Studio West where she improved her acting skills. This helped her to get prime movie roles such as 1972’s George Cukor’s Travels with My Aunt where she played the character Laurie Henderson. This was followed by a role in 1973’s George Lucas’s American Graffiti. This role nomination led to her being nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress. She also starred in 1974’s Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation.
She was then cast as Shirley Feeney for an episode of Happy Days in 1975. Her chemistry with fellow actor Penny Marshall became quite popular which led to producer Garry Marshall to start a spin-off of the characters, Laverne & Shirley. This show ran from 1976 until 1982 and gathered popularity rapidly. The success of the show also let to an animated series airing every Saturday morning titled, Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour.
She then starred in 1990’s CBS sitcom titled Normal Life followed by starring in 1993’s Getting By. She has also made several guest appearances such as in 8 Simple Rules.
She has also performed on several tours like Grease, Moon Over Buffalo, Deathtrap, Nunsense as well as the comedic play, It Had to Be You.
She made her debut on Broadway with 2007’s The Drowsy Chaperone where she played the character of Mrs. Tottendale.
She re-united with Penny Marshall to appear on an episode of the 2013 show, Sam & Cat.
She released her memoir titled, Shirley, I Jest! In 2015.
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Barkin has 18 movies and roles in 34 TV series to her name. Her other popular movie roles include 1971’s Drive, He Said, 1973’s The Killing Kind, 1974’s The Conversation, 1983’s The Creature Wasn’t Nice, 1989’s Big Man on Campus, 2002’s The Biggest Fan and more. She has an estimated net worth of $11 million.
Barkin has been active since 1970 and has made several recurring appearances on TV series like Laverne & Shirley, Normal Life, Getting By and more. She has also made several guest appearances in TV series. In 2015, she was involved with the celebrity branding of Visiting Angels.