Bonnie Bedelia is an American actress and dancer who is famous for her work on They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1970), Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) and Needful Things (1993). Her first acting gig was in the 1958 TV production of The Nutcracker as Clara. For her hard work on acting, she was able to win 3 awards and was nominated for 5 awards.
Bonnie Bedelia was born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin on March 25, 1948, in Manhattan borough of New York City, the United States under the birth sign of Aries. She is the daughter of Marian Ethel, a writer, and editor and Philip Harley Culkin. Bonnie has two brothers Kit Culkin and Terry Culkin, and a sister Candice Culkin.
She grew up in a difficult financial period where her father’s firm went bankrupt and they lived in a cold-water tenement flat. When she was the age of 14, her mother passed away. Later her father who had always had ulcers died too.
Bedelia was interested in Ballet as a kid and when she was the age of 7, she attended the School of American Ballet.
Bonnie Bedelia who is the age of 70 is a married woman. She got married to Michale MacRae, an American actor in 1995. Their marriage ceremony was done privately, people who attended their marriage ceremony were their family members and close friends.
The pair have been together for nearly 22 years and they are still together supporting each other in need. Although they have been married for years they still do not have their own children. However, she has children from her previous marriage.
She got married to her first spouse Kun Luber on May 24, 1975. Their marriage ceremony was also done privately. Following a year of their marriage, they welcomed their first baby son named Yuri in their family. They were living their happy married life with their children until 1980.
However, she moved her life and got married to her second husband name, James Telfer an actor as well as a writer. However, their married life could not last for long and got separated after a few years of their marriage.
Bonnie has the estimated net worth of $2 million. As an actress and dancer, she was able to collect a decent amount of money. According to the source, the average salary of an actor is around $50,249 with a median bonus of $1,015.
Talking about her career, she began her career as a professional ballet dancer. She appeared in few productions with the New York City Ballet, including The Nutcracker. In 1958, her only dancing role onscreen was as Clara in the Playhouse 90. Later in 1961, she regularly appeared on the CBS Soap Opera, Love of Life. She played the role of Sandy Porter until 1967 she left the show.
In 1969, her film debut was in The Gypsy Moths and The Shoot Horse, Don’t They? which was a big success for her acting career. As a result, she made her another appearance in 1970, comedy Lovers and Other Strangers. later she appeared in the Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972) and Between Friends (1973).
Bonnie also made her appearance opposite Richard Dreyfuss in 1978 comedy The Big Fix. Until now she has played her role in numerous movies and television series including, Heart Like a Wheel, Death of an Angel, Violets Are Blue, Die Hard 2, Manhood, Broken Links and The Scent of Rain and Lightning.
Some of her credited television series is Love of Life, Parenthood, The Division, and Designated Survivor.
As a result of her acting, she was able to win three awards Theater World Award (1967), Lone Star Film & Television Awards (1999), and Ojai Film Festival (2012).
She was also nominated for 5 awards including, Golden Globe Award (1984), Independent Spirit Awards (1989), Emmy Award (1994 and 2000), CableACE Award (1997).