Who is Catherine Rusoff?
Catherine is an American actress, who’s appeared in such TV series as “Ohara” (1988) and “Midnight Caller” (1989), but is perhaps best known to the world as the wife of American actor Ed O’Neil.
Catherine Rusoff Biography: Age, Childhood, and Education
Catherine Rusoff was born in 1954 in Teaneck, New Jersey USA; she’s rather secretive, and has chosen not to reveal the exact date of her birth, however, she’s 67 years old as of early 2022.
Moreover, her secretive nature has added to the mysteriousness of her early life, and as a result, there’s no information about her parents, any siblings, or education. All that’s known about her is that she’s been rather passionate about acting for the better part of her life.
Popularity Through Marriage
Catherine and Ed married in 1986. At the time, he was still a struggling actor without a major role in his career, however, from 1987 to the present, his career has continued to improve with every new role.
As his popularity was growing, Catherine’s name also started appearing in the media, but she’s chosen not to reveal too much about herself. She tried herself as an actress in the ‘80s, but without major success, and has since focused on raising her children, and being the constant support of her husband.
Catherine made her acting debut in 1988, as Claudia in the TV series “Ohara”, and the same year was Mona Squab in the highly successful TV comedy series “Married… with Children”.
Ed O'Neill (Modern Family) and Catherine Rusoff on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
The following year, she was Checker in the TV series “Highway to Heaven”, and portrayed Susan in the TV series “Midnight Caller”, while in 1990, Catherine appeared in the TV crime-drama series “The New Adam-12”, the remake of the popular and long-running late 60s-‘70s police drama series of the same name. She ended her career in 1991, but before that, she made a couple more appearances, including in the role of Andrea in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated drama movie “The Whereabouts of Jenny”, which starred her husband alongside Debrah Farentino and Eve Gordon, and made another appearance in the TV series “Married… with Children”, this time as Betsy.
As of early 2021, Catherine Rusoff’s net worth has been estimated to be around $500,000, earned largely through her career as an actress.
Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children
Catherine gained a great deal of popularity through her marriage with award-winning actor Ed O’Neil. The couple married in 1986, but three years after the lavish wedding ceremony, the two separated. They eventually reconciled, but never revealed the reason for their separation to the public. They have two daughters together, Sophia and Claire.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The popular actress and Ed O’Neil’s wife has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 132lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics 34-23-35 and bra size 34B.
Catherine Rusoff’s Husband, Ed O’Neil Short Bio
Edward Leonard O’Neill was born on 12 April 1946, in Youngstown, Ohio USA. Of Irish ancestry, he’s the son of Edward Phillip O’Neill a steel mill worker and truck driver, and Ruth Ann, a homemaker and social worker.
He played football in his youth while attending Ursuline High School, then enrolled at Ohio University on a football scholarship. However, he transferred to Youngstown State University after sophomore year, and again left before the end of his studies to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was cut out in training camp.
He re-joined Youngstown State University, where he studied acting, and his professional acting career began in 1980, with the role of Det. Schreiber in the film “Cruising”. The same year he featured in the action adventure-drama film “The Dogs of War”, and continued his career with minor roles until 1987, when he was chosen for the role of his career as Al Bundy in the TV comedy series “Married…with Children”.
The show aired for 10 seasons, and turned Ed into a star actor, earning him two Golden Globe Award nominations.
He has now appeared in more than 65 film and TV titles during his career, and in addition to playing Al Bundy, Ed has had several other memorable roles. In 1991, he was Dutch Dooley in the award-winning comedy-drama film “Dutch”, while in 1999 he portrayed Detective Paulie Sellitto in the award-winning mystery crime-drama film “The Bone Collector”, starring Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, and Queen Latifah.
From 2003 to 2004, he portrayed Lt. Joe Friday in the TV series “Dragnet”, and from 2009 to 2020, he was Jay Pritchett in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning romantic comedy-drama series “Modern Family”, which earned him three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, among several other prestigious awards. His latest on-screen appearance was in the comedy film “The Last Shift” (2020), also starring Richard Jenkins, Shane Paul McGhie and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
Currently, he is the narrator of the podcast “The Undercovers”, which includes true stories about America’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents.
According to sources, Ed O’Neill’s net worth has been estimated to be around $65 million as of early 2022, earned through his eponymous career as an actor.
Ed has been training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Rorion Gracie for the last 22 years, and in 2007 he received his black belt, saying that his black belt is one of his greatest life achievements.