Michael Learned
Michael Learned
Real Name/Full Name Michael Learned
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Michael Learned
Birth Place: Washington, D.C, Unites states of America
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 9 April 1939
Age/How Old: 85 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Bruce Learned
Mother – Elizabeth Duane
Siblings: Yes (5)
School: Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Peter Donat, Glenn Chadwick, William Parker IV, John Doherty
Kids/Children Name: Yes (3)
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $4 million
Last Updated: June 2024

An epitome of talent and grace Michael Learned was born on 9 April 1939 in Washington, D.C. An actress by profession, she is most known for her role in the much-talked-about television series ‘’The Waltons’’ where she portrayed Olivia Walton. Also, her performance in the American medical drama series ‘’Nurse’’ is also worth mentioning. Today she is one of the most renowned actresses in American Television. Her acting skill is greatly appreciated by the audience all over the world.

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

Biography and Early Life

Coming from a rather large family, Michael Learned was born and brought up in Washington, D.C, United States. Her father’s name was Bruce Learned, and he was a diplomat in the U.S State Department, and her mother’s name was Elizabeth Duane. She was the eldest daughter in her family and had five younger sisters. From a very early age, Michael Learned developed an interest in acting and wanted to pursue a career in this field.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michael Learned in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Michael Learned’s age is 85 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 9 April 1939. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Blonde.


Not much is known about Michael Learned’s education. At the age of 11, she had to shift to Austria because of her father’s job. During this time, she attended the ‘’Arts Educational School, Tring’’ (now better known as Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Hertfordshire, England). It was while attending this school that she learned about theater and also decided to focus on acting as a career.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Michael Learned was raised in a large family with five sisters named Gretl, Susan, Sabra, Dorit, and Philippa. Her marriage story was one with a lot of ups and downs. She was married four times in total. She was first married at the age of 17 alone. She was married to Canadian-American actor Peter Donat. The marriage lasted till 1972, when the couple decided to part ways. She had three sons from her first marriage, Caleb, Christopher, and Lucas Donat.

Her second marriage was with Glenn Chadwick, which lasted from 1975 to 1977. In the year 1979, she married William Parker, who was an actor as well as a screenwriter. This marriage also didn’t last and ended in a divorce. Finally, she married John Doherty, who is a lawyer by profession and the couple now lives in California.

Michael Learned had to suffer from an alcohol problem at the age of 32. She decided to get over this problem by beginning a spiritual journey. This has helped her immensely, and she was also able to overcome her drinking problem.

Is Michael Learned Lesbian?

Although the actress has not given any public statements, seeing her active dating life, it can be concluded that Michael Learned is not a lesbian. She even welcomed her first baby at the age of 39 on 20 July 2012.

Professional Career

Michael Learned had experienced professional success at an early age. During her initial days in the acting field, she performed in the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco.

Her breakthrough came about when she was cast as Olivia Walton on the show ‘’The Waltons’’ which aired in 1972. She was chosen to play the role of a mother of seven children. Being married at the early age of 17 and becoming a mother, she could easily relate to her character.

Over the years, she starred in various movies and shows like ‘’Insight’’, ‘’Little Mo’’, ’’Power’’, ‘’Living Dolls’’, ‘’Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story’’, ‘’A Father of Brittany’’, ‘’The Young and Reckless’’ and ‘’All My Children’’ to name a few. Her role in the 1981 drama series ‘’Nurse’’ was very much liked by the audience and earned her a lot of recognition.


Over the years, Michael Learned has been nominated in various categories for the wide variety of roles that she has played. She gained popularity for the TV series ‘’The Waltons’’ as it primarily dealt with various issues of the Depression Era. She has received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series three times for the portrayal of Olivia Walton in 1973, 1974, and 1976. She also won the same award for her role as Nurse Mary Benjamin in the television series ‘’Nurse’’. She was also nominated in the best actress category for the Golden Globe Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Learned in 2024

Michael Learned Net Worth
Michael Learned Net Worth

Experiencing success at an early age, Michael Learned earned quite a fortune for herself. She has managed to go a long way to becoming one of the most popular actresses of her time. As of 2024, Michael Learned has an estimated $4 million net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Michael Learned was not very comfortable with her name as it sounded too masculine. But she was able to get over this when she emerged as a talented actress with great acting skills. At the age of 17, she used to appear on numerous plays with her then-husband Peter Donat.

Being passionate and dedicated to acting from a very young age and thriving to become successful in this field has brought her fame and recognition. Today she is a renowned actress who has played some remarkable characters in movies and television series over time. She is also the receiver of the Primetime Emmy Award four times.


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