Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
Real Name/Full Name Shelley Alexis Duvall
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Shelley Duvall
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 7 July 1949
Age/How Old: 74 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Robert Richardson “Bobby” Duvall
Mother –Bobbie Ruth Crawford (née Massengale)
Siblings: Scott, Shane, and Stewart
School:  Waltrip High School
College:  South Texas Junior College
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Boyfriend: Dan Gilroy
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: American former actress
Net Worth: $1 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Shelley is an American retired actress whose professional career started in 1970 until 2002 when she retired. She is best known with her unconventional characters in films like Brewster McCloud and Thieves Like Us. After making several supporting character appearances, her breakthrough came in 1977 when she played the leading role in 3 Women Thriller.

Her character in the film earned her several nominations and won her and award. She continued with her acting career making numerous appearances in movies which earned her critical acclaim before deciding to hang her boots in 2002 after more than three decades.

Well, how well do you know about Shelley Duvall? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Shelley Duvall’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 Shelley Duvall to date.

Biography and Early Life

Shelley Alexis Duvall are her official names which she was given by her parents after giving birth to her on 7th July 1949 in Texas, U.S. Her father Robert Richardson Duvall used to work as a cattle auctioneer before changing his career and became a lawyer.

Her mother Bobbie Ruth Crawford on the other hand used to work as a real estate broker.  Both her parents lived to their old age with her dad having died at the age of 75 while her mother died aged 91 years.

Shelley is the firstborn in a family of four children and the only girl in her family. Her younger brothers are Scott, Shane and Stewart. Beside their names, there is little information about them. Though born in Fort Worth Texas, they kept moving due to her dad’s line of work until they settled in Houston in around 1955. As a kid, Shelley was hyperactive and her mother nicknamed her “Manic Mouse’.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Shelley Duvall in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Shelley Duvall’s age is 74 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 7 July 1949. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 119 lbs in Pound and 54 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark brown and hair color is Dark brown.


Shelley joined public school in Houston where she got her early childhood education before joining Waltrip High School. She graduated in 1967 and joined South Texas Junior College and took nutrition and diet therapy course. While she was in college, she took a job with Foley’s where she was selling cosmetics. Growing up, she loved science and dreamt of becoming a scientist one day.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Just like any other celebrity, Shelley’s private life has played in public for the 32 years she has been an actress. At the age of 21, she married Bernard Sampson after dating for some time. This is when her professional career was starting. As her professional career grew, her marriage on the other hand was slowly disintegrating as she spend most of her time away acting. This led to their separation and eventually divorce which was finalised in 1974.

Two years after her divorce to Sampson, she met Paul Simon and dated for two years. Just when everything seemed to going alright, she introduced Simon to her friend Carrier Fisher who snatched Simon from her friend Shelley and married him. Since then she has never married but has been in on and off relationships. Since 1989 to date, she has been in a relationship with Dan Gilroy.

Is Shelley Duvall Lesbian?

Shelley is not gay and has never been in a same sex relationship. Currently, she is known to be in a straight relationship with Dan.

Professional Career

Her professional career started in 1970 when she met film director Robert Altman and his crew. Her unique physical appearance fascinated him leading him to recruit her. Robert gave her roles play that looked strange which went well with her physical appearance. She played supporting roles in film like Thieves Like Us, McCabe & Mrs Miller and Brewster McCloud. Her breakthrough came in 1977 when she played the star character in the film 3 Women

Her next major work was with Stanley Kubrick with the film The Shinning. This was one of the stressful work she did during her acting career as she confessed to having been isolated by Kubrick and at one time she felt like giving up. Afterwards, she appeared in numerous films like The 4th Flour and Tale of the Mummy before retiring in 2002.


Having portrayed some awkward characters earned her some award nominations and ended up with some. Her first major role came with 3 Women film which earned her four nominations in 1977. She ended up winning Best Actress award with L.A films Critics Association and Best Actress award with Cannes Film Festival. Her last award to win was in 1984 when she won a Peabody Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shelley Duvall in 2024

Shelley Duvall Net Worth
Shelley Duvall Net Worth

Everything Shelley has is as a result of her work in acting industry. Though she retired in 2002, she is estimated to be worth around $1 million as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Shelley doesn’t have children
  • Manna from Heaven film was her last film appearance after which she retired.

In 2016, Shelley appeared in Dr. Phil Show where she appeared to be mentally unstable. This led to a lot of public outcry and criticism to Phil McGraw, the host of the show who seemed to be exploiting Shelley.

Many celebrities including Mia Farrow were upset with Phil for exploiting Shelley when he knew she was vulnerable. Afterwards, Shelley made revelation that Dr Phil Show has severally tried to offer her with inpatient treatment but didn’t accept the offer. Before her retirement, she had relocated from Los Angeles to Blanco, Texas in 1994 where she still lives.


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