Who is Brynn Thayer?
Brynn Thayer was born on 4 October 1949 under the zodiac sign of Libra in Far North Dallas, Texas. She is a 72-year-old actress, director, producer and writer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Jenny Wolek in the ABC soap opera “One Life To Live” (1979-1986), playing Dr. Margaret Judd in the CBS medical drama series “Island Son” (1989-1990), and featuring as Lily Specter in the USA Network legal drama series “Suits” (2017-2019).
How rich is she, as of now? Brynn Thayer Net Worth
As of late 2021, Brynn Thayer’s net worth is estimated at close to $2 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment. She’s garnered over 60 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in the late 1970s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Brynn Thayer spent her early years in her hometown of Dallas, where she was raised by her father, William Paul Thayer, a test pilot, flying ace and US Navy officer, who also served as Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration, and her mother, Margery Schwartz Thayer. It is unknown whether she has siblings or is an only child. She holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Speaking about her education, Brynn attended the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school.
Rise to Fame
Brynn Thayer’s big break came with her debut TV role when she joined the main cast of the ABC daytime soap opera “One Life To Live”, in which she starred as Jenny Wolek from 1979 to 1986.
The series was created by Agnes Nixon, and follows the lives of members of the Lord family. For her performance, she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series, as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role in a Daytime Serial. Having distinguished herself as an actress, she then won more serious roles. In 1987, she featured as Kathleen in the made-for-TV fantasy comedy film “Ghost Of A Chance”, sharing the screen with Redd Foxx and Dick Van Dyke, followed by her debut feature film appearance as Mom in the adventure comedy film “Big Shots”, also in the same year.
In 1988, Brynn Thayer landed such roles as Connie in the romantic crime drama film “Kansas”, alongside Matt Dillon and Leslie Hope, then Kay in the action film “Hero And The Terror”, next to Chuck Norris. Her next major role came later that year, when she was chosen to play Emilie Walker in the CBS drama series “TV 101”; however, it was canceled in 1989 after a single season due to low ratings. Thereafter, she was cast as Dr. Margaret Judd in the short-lived CBS medical drama series “Island Son” from 1989 and 1990, but concurrently guest-starred in such TV series as “Beverly Hills Buntz”, “Empty Nest”, and “Murder, She Wrote”, among many others.
In 1991, she joined the main cast of the ABC mystery legal drama series “Matlock”, in which she took the role of Matlock’s daughter Leanne McIntyre until 1994, after which the character was written out, hence Brynn’s departure. Concurrently, she also played Anita Clifford in the made-for-TV crime drama film “Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis Of Murder” (1992), and featured as Sandra Channing in the made-for-TV drama film “Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story” (1993). It was followed by her appearance in the recurring role of Kylie Quinlan in the critically acclaimed ABC daytime soap opera “General Hospital” in 1994; it’s one of the longest-running soap operas in the world with more than 14,700 episodes, and holds records for most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, with 14 wins.
From 1997 to 1998, Brynn Thayer was cast as Col. Rebecca Hodges in the syndicated action-adventure series “Pensacola: Wings Of Gold”, created by William Blinn. Two years later, she played Evelyn Ward in the made-for-TV biographical drama film “The David Cassidy Story”, and featured as Judith Oberon in the drama film “Chasing The Dragon”, both in 2000. Over the next few years, she guest-starred in numerous TV series, including “JAG”, “Felicity”, and “Strong Medicine”, among many others. In 2005, she took the role of Anna in the made-for-TV crime drama mystery film “Jane Doe: The Wrong Face”, in which she shared the screen with Joe Penny and Lea Thompson, then continued to land guest roles in such TV series as “Cold Case”, “Without A Trace”, and “Life In General”, to name a few, followed by her portrayal of Margaret Bannen in the action crime comedy film “The Bannen Way”, co-written and directed by Jesse Warren.
Roles in the 2010s
In the early 2010s, Brynn Thayer made guest appearances in various TV series, such as “The Defenders”, “Days Of Our Lives”, and “Smoked”, and then featured as Hal and Jasmine’s friend in the 2013 comedy-drama film “Blue Jasmine”. Later that year, she also played Mrs Rice in the made-for-TV thriller film “Deadly Revenge”, directed by Michael Feifer.
From 2014 to 2015, she worked as a director, producer, and writer on a series of short films, entitled “Worst Day”. In 2015, she landed the role of Andrea Walsh in the crime film “Murder In Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story”, after which she appeared in the supporting role of Sheila in the ABC Family drama series “The Fosters” (2016-2018) and portrayed Josie Martindale in the comedy film “Doobious Sources” (2017).
Afterwards, she was cast as Lily Specter in the USA Network legal drama series “Suits” from 2017 to 2019. While filming the series, she also had the parts of Stella in the 2018 thriller film “Collusions”, and Deb Meyer in the 2019 comedy film “Love & Debt”. Most recently, she guest-starred in such TV series as “9-1-1” and “NCIS”.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Brynn Thayer has long blonde-dyed hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m), weighs around 137lbs (62kgs), with vital statistics of 33-25-35, bra size 38B. Her dress size and shoe size are unavailable.
Brynn Thayer has married three times, firstly to Hugh Robertson from 30 January 1971 to 27 April 1973. Following their divorce, she eventually married her “One Life to Live” co-star Gerald Anthony in November 1981, but their marriage was also short-lived as they divorced two years later. Since 1994, she has been married to writer and producer David Steinberg; she doesn’t have children.
Brynn is known for her charity work; she co-founded the charitable organization called ZazAngels together with actor Michael Zaslow and his wife Susan Hufford. They raise funds for researching Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).