Valerie Harper net worth: Valerie Harper is an American actress who has a net worth of $12 million dollars. Born in Suffern, New York, Valerie Harper moved around a great deal as a child due to her father's career. She spent her high school years in Jersey City, New Jersey, and when her family moved on, she chose to stay in the New York area to focus on dance. Her ballet training led to work on Broadway, and she appeared in the chorus of multiple shows, including "Li'l Abner", "Wildcat", and "Take Me Along", among many others. She began working with Second City Improv, which led to work in Los Angeles. She was spotted by the casting director for a new sitcom called, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", and was cast in the role that would make her a star, as Rhoda Morgenstern. She went on to win four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for her work on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", and its spin-off, "Rhoda". She has continued to work steadily, most recently guest-starring on "Desperate Housewives" and "Drop Dead Diva". On March 5th, 2013, Valerie Harper announced to the world the she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and has just three months to live.