Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
Real Name/Full Name Linda Lavin
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Linda Lavin
Birth Place: Portland, Maine, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 October 1937
Age/How Old: 86 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 160 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 53 Kg
In Pounds – 117 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – David J Lavin
Mother – Lucille Lavin
Siblings: Jocelyn Pollard
School: Waynflete School
College: The college of William & Mary
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Steve Bakunas (2005- present)
Kip Niven (1982-1992)
Ron Leibman (1969- 1981)
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actress, Singer
Net Worth: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Linda Lavin is an American actress and singer. Eminent for the role of the protagonist in the sitcom, Alice, she is well known for her stage performances on-Broadway and off-Broadway. Before making it big with Alice, Linda first appeared in telefilms and TV works. She moved to Hollywood in 1973 and started her significant work in television work. She has done several roles in feature films and recurring appearances in the sitcom Barney Miller. She has won two Golden Global Awards and TV Land Awards.

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Biography and Early Life

Born to David Joseph Lavin, a businessman and Lucille, an Opera singer, Linda Lavin was born in Portland, Maine. She belonged to a Jewish community as the Lavin family were active members of the local area Jewish community. Both sets of her grandparents, Simon and Jessie Lavin and Harry and Esther Potter emigrated from Russia.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Linda Lavin in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Linda Lavin’s age is 86 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 15 October 1937. Though, she is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 160cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 117lbs in Pound and 53kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark brown and hair color is Black.


Linda Lavin did her schooling from Waynflete School and later on attended the College of William & Mary. Lavin has been on stage since the age of five and studied acting at HB Studio in New York city. She went to Waynflete school before enrolling in the College of William & Mary. During her college days, she performed with the William & Mary theatre in many productions directed by a long time professor, Haward Scammon.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Linda Lavin With Wife Steve Bakunas
Linda Lavin With Wife Steve Bakunas

Lavin was married three times. Her first marriage to Ron Leibman ended in divorce in 1981. Her second marriage to Kip Niven ended in a bitter divroce in 1992 who she met on the set of Alice. She is currently married to Steve Bakunas in 2005. Lavin has no biological children, however she is the stepmother of the children of her second husband and current husband. She has an active role in the lives of her grandchildren.

Linda Lavin has a philanthropic side to her celebrity life she founded The Linda Lavin Arts foundation in Wilmington to promote and foster the advancement of the performing and visual arts with special emphasis on arts in education, Steve Bakunas and Lavin resided in Wilmington, North Carolina where there were ardent community members who are working together to rehabilitate impoverished neighborhoods including renovating many homes, donating her park to the city. Her foundation has created a theatre programme called girlfriends whose purpose is to raise the self-esteem of at risk teenage girls of the inner city.

Both of her former husband’s Niven and Leibman died in 2019 along with Alice co-stars Phillip McKeon and Charles Levin.

In Wilmington and New York, Lavin teaches master classes in acting and singing. She was also a stage director and directorial credits for a 1998 production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It updated to a Brazilian Jazz style.

In September 2012 Lavin declared that she would sell her home in Wilmington and return to New York City and in July 2016 the luxury living website posted Lavin’s Central Park South apartment for sale at $1.25 million. Lavin and Bakunas had lived in New York City since circa 2013 – 2014.

Is Linda Lavin Lesbian?

No, Linda Lavin is heterosexual who has portrayed heterosexual characters.

Professional Career

Linda Lavin has made a remarkable chain of achievements for herself in the television world. Her first television appearance was in 1967 in Damn Yankees. She had guest appearances in several shows including being casted in Barney Miller as Detective Janice Wentworth. However, she dropped out of the series to play the lead character in the sitcom Alice which later on won two Golden Globe Awards. She appeared in a few TV programmes.

She has done a number of telefilms like The morning after, Another woman’s child, Stolen memories: secrets from the rose garden, My 100 children and Best friends for life. She has played characters in Room for two, Conrad Bloom, Sean saves the world.


Linda Lavin was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame for 2010 in January 2011. She has & awards and been nominated for 7 more awards. From two Golden Globes (Alice) to a Tony (Broadway bound), she has won two Obie Awards, and one Drama Desk Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Linda Lavin in 2024

Linda Lavin Net Worth
Linda Lavin Net Worth

As of 2024, Linda Lavin has a whooping net worth of $10 million. She has made this huge fortune through her successful career as an television and movie actress.

She has been a part of some of the most commercially hit movies and television series such as Barney Miller, Like Mom, Like Me, Linda in Wonderland, A Place to Call Home, Room for Two, Best Friends for Life, A Short History of Decay, and many more.

Lavin is also a popular singer and has performed at various live shows, concerts, award shows, and tours.

Linda Lavin is a magnetic personality who has been down to earth with her grind. Her humility speaks for her real life character. As hardworking as she is, she has not failed to be a terrific human being.


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