Dawn Wells net worth: Dawn Wells is an American actress who has a net worth of $7 million dollars. Born in Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells first attended Stephens College where she majored in chemistry. However, she subsequently chose to shift her focus and transferred to the University of Washington, where she graduated with a degree in Theater Arts and Design. She also represented Nevada at the Miss America Pageant the same year she graduated. She began her professional on-camera career appearing in guest starring roles on such television shows as, "77 Sunset Strip", "Maverick", "Bonanza", and "The Cheyenne Show". She also appeared in small roles in the films "Palm Springs Weekend", and "The New Interns". In 1964, she was cast in the role that would make her a star, as Mary Ann on "Gilligan's Island". She went on to play the role for the duration of the show's run, and then reprised it in multiple "Gilligan's Island" specials. She has gone on to a prolific and enduring theater career.