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What is Marcia Gay Harden's net worth? 'Pollock' actress says she earned less money after winning Oscar

Between television, movies and across genres, Marcia Gay Harden has had quite an outstanding career
Marcia Gay Harden (Getty Images)
Marcia Gay Harden (Getty Images)

For Marcia Gay Harden, winning an Oscar for her role in 'Pollock' in 2001 made her feel "blessed". Harden has proved time and again that she is, in fact, an extremely talented actress. Having worked in a range of movies across genres over the years, Harden is now taking on something new.

She, alongside Tiffany Haddish, Bobby Cannavale, Jane Lynch and Edie Falco, will lend her voice to the Netflix series 'Money, Explained'. From making millions to dealing with debt, the docuseries aims to shed light on just how money works or in some cases how people make money work for them. Which has us wondering, what is Harden's net worth? 


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Who is Marcia Gay Harden?

Born in California to Beverly Harden and Thad Harold Harden, a US Navy officer. The family moved often, on account of her father's job, having stayed in Japan, Germany, Greece and Maryland. Harden graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland and has a bachelor's degree in theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. She also has a Master of fine arts from the Tisch School of the Arts.

Her performance in 'Pollock led to her first Academy Award nomination and win, she bagged the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She was nominated once again in the same category for her performance in 'Mystic River.' Her other works include movies such as 'American Gun,' 'Flubber,' 'The Mist,' and 'Into the Wild.'

Harden's television roles include Dr Leanne Rorish on 'Code Black' and attorney Rebecca Halliday in 'The Newsroom.' Although she has had a land standing and impressive career, in an article HuffPost in 2019, Harden spoke about how she doubts she'd win an award of that standing, given the current scenario. "Today, I don’t know that would happen to me," she said. "It seems to me, it’s like a different world. It seems astonishing that it did. And wonderful that it did."

However, while talking to Vulture this year, she explained what it would be like to take on another Oscar-worthy role. "Okay, I take it back," she said, with regard to her previous statement. "I don’t know why I would have said such a thing. Maybe because it’s not where my head is. But I would be a very big liar if I said I wouldn’t like to, and I’d like to win an Emmy. Of course, I would. But the thing that comes behind saying, “I’d like to win an Oscar,” also means you’d like to be given a role that was big enough and important enough to be able to do something with it. It’s about the scope of the work," she explained.

In the interview she said how winning the Oscar did not help her career financially. She said “there are a lot of factors involved” as to why she made less money immediately following her Oscar win than at any point in her career. “9/11 being one of them,” she said in the interview. “I had a family, so I had taken a television job in New York at the time. It was right after Pollock."



Her net worth is...

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Harden's net worth is $16 million. In 2002, she and her now ex-husband Thaddaeus Scheel purchased a stunning home in Harlem, at 351 West 120th Street for $1.2 million. Built in 1899 and meant for a family of three, the house was converted to a single-family home by Harden and Scheel, as reported by the Observer.

It came complete with six to seven bedrooms, five full and two half baths, four fireplaces, a private garden, two terraces and a professional-looking kitchen with a fireplace. However, post their divorce, the couple sold the home for $2.75 million.

They also owned a 150 acres property in Mountaindale, New York. Then the couple had a 2,000sq ft home. The couple initially brought the property for $225,000, and later brought an adjacent 70 acres, as reported by the New York Times.



Is Marcia Gay Harden married?

Harden was previously married to Thaddaeus Scheel. The couple tied the knot in 1996. They have three children together, Eulala Grace Scheel and twins Julitta Dee Scheel and Hudson Harden Scheel. Harden later filed for divorce in 2012.

She briefly dated actor Morgan Freeman, but the pair split up. Not much information is known about who she is currently seeing.



'Money, Explained' can be streamed on Netflix, from May 11 onwards.