Jane Curtin Net Worth, Career, Biography, Facts, Age, Life Story

Jane Curtin is an American actress who has a net worth of $10 million. Curtin is best known for being an original cast member on “Saturday Night Live” (1975–1980) and for playing Allison ‘Allie’ Lowell on “Kate & Allie” (1984–1989) and Dr. Mary Albright on “3rd Rock from the Sun” (1996–2001).

Jane has more than 60 acting credits to her name, including the films “Coneheads” (1993), “The Shaggy Dog” (2006), “I Love You, Man” (2009), “The Heat” (2013), and “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (2018) and the television series “Working It Out” (1990), “Crumbs” (2006), “Unforgettable” (2012–2014), and “United We Fall” (2020). She has lent her voice to several animated projects, such as “Antz” (1998), “Recess: All Growed Down” (2003), “Disney’s Hercules: The Animated Series” (1998), “Recess” (1998), and “Cyberchase” (2003). Jane has also appeared on Broadway in “Candida” (1981), “Love Letters” (1989), “Noises Off” (2001), and “Our Town” (2002).

Early Life

Jane Curtin was born Jane Therese Curtin on September 6, 1947, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Curtin grew up in a Catholic household in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with mother Mary, father John (the owner of an insurance agency), and brothers Larry and Jack. Sadly, Jack passed away in 2008. Jane attended Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, graduating in 1965. She then enrolled at New York City’s Elizabeth Seton Junior College, where she earned an associate degree in 1967. Curtin studied at Northeastern University from 1967 to 1968, then she dropped out to pursue a comedy career.


After leaving Northeastern University, Jane performed with the comedy group The Proposition until 1972, and in 1974, she starred in the off-Broadway play “Pretzels,” which she co-wrote. In 1975, she joined the cast of the new NBC sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live, and she co-anchored “Weekend Update” with Dan Aykroyd (1977–1978) and Bill Murray (1978–1980). Curtin has appeared in more than 100 episodes of the series, and she is known for playing characters such as Prymaat Conehead and Enid Looper as well as her “Point-Counterpoint” segments with Aykroyd. She later reprised the role of Prymaat in the 1983 animated special “The Coneheads” and the 1993 film “Coneheads.”

During her time on “Saturday Night Live,” Curtin guest-starred on “The Love Boat” (1977) and “What Really Happened to the Class of ’65?” (1977) and had a cameo in “Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video” (1979), which was written and directed by “SNL’s” first head writer, Michael O’Donoghue. Jane made her big screen debut in 1980’s “How to Beat the High Cost of Living,” then she appeared in the TV movies “Candida” (1982), “Divorce Wars: A Love Story” (1982), and “Bedrooms” (1984). From 1984 to 1989, she co-starred with Susan Saint James on the CBS sitcom “Kate & Allie,” which aired 122 episodes over six seasons and earned Curtin two Emmys.

In 1987, Jane appeared in the film “O.C. and Stiggs,” followed by the TV movie “Maybe Baby” in 1988. In 1990, she played Sarah Marshall on the NBC sitcom “Working It Out” and Alice McGoff in the miniseries “Common Ground.” She guest-starred on “Dave’s World” in 1994, and she portrayed Mary Todd Lincoln in the 1995 TV movie “Tad.” In 1996, Curtin began playing Dr. Mary Albright on NBC’s “3rd Rock from the Sun” alongside John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The sitcom aired 139 episodes over six seasons and won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical in 1997. Jane voiced Muffy the Wasp in the 1998 DreamWorks Animation film “Antz,” which grossed $171.8 million at the box office, and she reprised the role in the 1999 video game of the same name.

She appeared in the TV movies “Catch a Falling Star” (2000), “Our Town” (2003), “The Librarian: Quest for the Spear” (2004), “The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines” (2006), and “The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice” (2008), and she played the title role in the 2004 film “Geraldine’s Fortune.”

In 2006, Jane appeared in the Disney film “The Shaggy Dog” and starred as Suzanne Crumb on the ABC sitcom “Crumbs.” She co-starred with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel in 2009’s “I Love You, Man,” then she appeared in the 2011 film “I Don’t Know How She Does It.” From 2012 to 2014, Curtin played Chief Medical Examiner Joanne Webster on the CBS police procedural “Unforgettable,” and in 2013, she co-starred with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the hit comedy “The Heat,” which brought in $229.9 million at the box office. Jane had a  recurring role on the TNT series “The Librarians” from 2014 to 2017, and around this time, she guest-starred on “The Good Wife” (2015), “Broad City” (2017), and “The Good Fight” (2019).

In 2018, Curtin reunited with McCarthy in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and teamed up with Mila Kunis and “SNL” star Kate McKinnon in “The Spy Who Dumped Me.” In recent years, Jane has appeared in the films “Ode to Joy” (2019), “Godmothered” (2020), and “Queen Bees” (2021), and she played Sandy Ryan on the ABC series “United We Fall” in 2020.

Personal Life

Jane began a relationship with Patrick Lynch after meeting at a hockey game, and they married on April 2, 1975. The couple welcomed daughter Tess on January 16, 1983, and they live in Sharon, Connecticut. Curtin served as a Celebrity Ambassador for UNICEF, and she played for the charity when she competed on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” in 2010. Jane lost the game show’s “Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Finals” to fellow “SNL” alum Michael McKean, but as runner-up, she won $250,000 for the charity.

Awards and Nominations

Curtin has been nominated for five Primetime Emmys, winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Kate & Allie” in 1984 and 1985. She also received a nomination in that category in 1987, and she earned two nominations for “Saturday Night Live,” Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music (1978) and Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Program (1979). Jane received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for “Kate & Allie” in 1985, and she won a CableACE Award for Entertainment Host for “Retaining Laughter” in 1992. She was inducted into the Online Film & Television Association Hall of Fame in 2020, and in 2019, she was nominated for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series for “The Good Fight.”

Curtin has earned three Satellite Award nominations, taking home the prize for Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical for “3rd Rock from the Sun” in 1997. She earned an American Comedy Award nomination for Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication for “Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary” in 1990, and she received People’s Choice Award nominations for Favorite Female TV Performer in 1984 and 1985. During her time on “3rd Rock from the Sun,” Jane and her co-stars earned three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1997, 1998, and 1999), and in 2010, the “I Love You, Man” cast received a Best Acting Ensemble nomination from the Denver Film Critics Society.

Net Worth:$10 Million
Date of Birth:Sep 6, 1947 (74 years old)
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.638 m)
Profession:Actor, Comedian, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America