Lawrence O'Donnell
Lawrence O’Donnell
Real Name/Full Name Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Lawrence O’Donnell
Birth Place: Boston
Date Of Birth/Birthday: November 7, 1951
Age/How Old: 72 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Auburn
Parents Name: Father – Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Sr.
Mother – Frances Marie (née Buckley)
Siblings: Michael O’Donnell
School:  St. Sebastian’s School
College: Harvard College
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Kathryn Harrold
Kids/Children Name: Elizabeth Buckley Harold O’Donnell
Profession: Television anchor, political commentator,  actor, and host
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: April 2024

There are people who are very important in our lives not because they offer us essential services but simply because they help us deal with stress. These people are artists, musicians, actors/actresses, comedians, and many others working in the entertainment world. One of these people is Lawrence O’Donnell who has been an active television host, film producer, actor, political analyst, and producer.

When it comes to prowess in the film industry not every work you do is well accepted by your clients and things are not different with Lawrence O’Donnell. Some of his great work include; writing and producing The West Wing where he played the role of the flashbacks of the President’s father. He was also the executive producer and creator of Mister Sterling which is an NBC series among many others.

Well, how well do you know about Lawrence O’Donnell? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Lawrence O’Donnell’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Lawrence O’Donnell to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on 7th of November in 1951 when the news of the arrival of a baby boy by the name Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr. was celebrated in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America. Lawrence is the son of Frances Marie (née Buckley) and Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Sr.

His mother was an office manager is an attorney which means he was born and raised in a financially stable family. He is American by nationality of Irish descent. His parents were Catholics and therefore, Lawrence was raised under the Catholic faith. There is however no information about his siblings if at all he has any.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Lawrence O’Donnell in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Lawrence O’Donnell’s age is 72 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2024 having been born on 7 November 1951. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.


When it comes to his education, he was enrolled in St. Sebastian’s School and graduated in 1970. At school, he was a baseball team captain as well as a wide receiver on their football team which always won every game. After college, he joined Harvard College where he majored in economics. He graduated in 1976 with a degree in economics. At Harvard College, he was the writer for the Harvard Lampoon. His work was full of wit and sarcasm is what made this paper famous.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Lawrence O’Donnell is currently single. This however doesn’t mean that he hasn’t tried his luck in the world of romance. He tried but unfortunately, he wasn’t very lucky because the relationship ended up in divorce. He was married to Kathryn Harrold who is a television and movie actress.

The two decided to mark their 1994 Valentine’s Day by getting married on that day. They were very much in love with each but almost 20 years later, they decided to call it quits. They divorced in 2013 but the good thing is that they had a daughter together named Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell.

This is a constant reminder of the many years they spent together. In 2008, Lawrence and American actress Kerry Washington were dating. He was also in a relationship with an American broadcasting journalist known as Tamron Hall.

Is Lawrence O’Donnell Gay?

Lawrence O’Donnell is definitely gay. He might not be so much luck when it comes to matters of love but one thing that is for sure is that he had no interest in men.

Professional Career

From 1977 to 1988, Lawrence worked as a writer and an author, and one of the books he authored include Deadly Force. He also served as Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s senior advisor from 1989 to 1991. Lawrence has also worked on different projects as a producer for shows like; Mister Sterling, The Kill Point, A Case of Deadly Force, and The West Wing among others.

As an actor, he has been featured in various shows some of which include; London Has Fallen, Curb Your Enthusiasm, True Blood, Chasing The Hill, Homeland, The Practise, Franklin & Bash and Big Love among others.


For the many years Lawrence has been in the film industry, he has earned a lot of awards and nominations. Some of these awards include; Primetime Emmy Award, 3 Christophe Awards in different categories, and several nominations including the Documentary Emmy Award and the Writers Guild of America Award in different categories.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lawrence O’Donnell in 2024

Lawrence O'Donnell Net Worth
Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth

As of now, Lawrence has made a career for himself in the film industry, and therefore, he is handsomely paid. As of now, Lawrence receives a salary of $4 million per year. As of 2024, This has accumulated to a total of $20 million which is enough to enable him to live a comfortable and wealthy lifestyle.

It is not easy to do the same thing day and day out for more than 20 years. Lawrence is a great man and has managed to do so to date. His love and great understanding of the present political status is what make him one of the best political analysts in the world.


  1. Under the heading, Is Lawrence Odonnell gay, you state, Lawrence Oddonnel is definately gay which should read “not gay.” The remainder of the comment under that heading is difficult to read but emphatically states Odonnell had no interest in men. To convey the thought I think was intended I would rephrase it as follows. He might not have been lucky in matters of love but one thing for sure is that did not and does not have an interest in men.


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