Last Updated: January 4, 2024
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Net Worth:
$250 Million
May 29, 1964 (59 years old)
5 ft 7 in (1.727 m)
United States of America
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What is Christa Miller's Net Worth?

Christa Miller is an American actress who has a net worth of $250 million. Though, it should be noted that the majority of her net worth is attributable to her husband since 1999, television producer Bill Lawrence.

Christa Miller is known for her roles on such television shows as "The Drew Carey Show," "Scrubs," "Cougar Town," and "Shrinking." She also had notable roles in the 2008 miniseries adaptation of "The Andromeda Strain" and the short-lived HBO Max sitcom "Head of the Class." On the big screen, Miller's credits include "Kiss & Tell" and "Breaking In."

Early Life

Christa Miller was born on May 28, 1964 in New York City to Bonnie Trompeter and Chuck Miller. She is the niece of actress Susan Saint James and television executive Dick Ebersol. Miller has a sister named Leona and a brother named John.

Modeling Career

Miller began modeling when she was just a toddler, appearing in ads and magazines. However, her child modeling career was curtailed after she underwent surgery for a benign bone tumor. After attending Convent of the Sacred Heart, she returned to modeling as a young adult. Miller eventually gave up the profession to pursue her acting career in Los Angeles. She has occasionally returned to modeling over the years, such as in 2013 when she posed nude for Allure magazine's May issue.

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Television Career

Miller made her television acting debut in 1985 with a brief appearance in an episode of the CBS sitcom "Kate & Allie." She returned to the show a few years later to play the guest role Blair. In 1990, Miller appeared in an episode of "Northern Exposure," and in 1992 had a supporting role in the television sequel film "Stepfather III." Following that, she played the prospective boss of George Costanza in the "Sniffing Accountant" episode of "Seinfeld." Miller would return to "Seinfeld" in 1995 to play George's girlfriend in the episode "The Doodle." In between her two "Seinfeld" appearances, she showed up in episodes of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Party of Five," and was in the television film "A Friend to Die For."

Thanks to the support of "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David, Miller landed her biggest role yet when she was cast on the ABC sitcom "The Drew Carey Show" in 1995. She played Kate O'Brien, a cosmetic saleswoman and friend of Drew, Lewis, and Oswald. Miller played the character for the first eight seasons of "The Drew Carey Show" through 2002. Meanwhile, in 2001, she began another major role: Jordan Sullivan on the sitcom "Scrubs," which was created by Miller's husband Bill Lawrence. Initially, the character was only supposed to appear in one episode, but in the second season of "Scrubs" she became a recurring character. Miller remained in the role through the show's conclusion in 2010.

While she was on "Scrubs," Miller had a few other major credits. From 2002 to 2003, she voiced Cleopatra on the short-lived adult animated sitcom "Clone High." In 2008, Miller played Dr. Angela Noyce in the A&E Network miniseries adaptation of "The Andromeda Strain." The next year, she began playing the main role of Ellie Torres, the best friend of Courteney Cox's character Jules Cobb, on the ABC sitcom "Cougar Town." The show, which like "Scrubs" was created by Miller's husband, moved over to TBS in 2013 and ended its run after six seasons in 2015. Miller subsequently had a guest role in the third and final season of the NBC sitcom "Undateable."

After a four-year break from television, Miller returned in 2019 with an appearance on the short-lived ABC action dramedy series "Whiskey Cavalier." A couple years later, she had a recurring role as a high school principal on the short-lived HBO Max sitcom "Head of the Class," a remake of the 1980s sitcom of the same name. Miller next landed the main role of Liz on her husband's Apple TV+ series "Shrinking," which premiered in early 2023. It co-stars Jason Segel, Harrison Ford, and Jessica Williams, among others. Also in 2023, Miller lent her voice to the revival of her old animated series "Clone High," this time voicing Candide Simpson.

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Film Career

Miller first appeared on the big screen in the 1995 film "Love and Happiness." Two years later, she was part of the large ensemble cast of the improvisatory film "Kiss & Tell," featuring such other actors as Justine Bateman, Lewis Arquette, David Arquette, Heather Graham, and Lukas Haas. Miller subsequently appeared in "Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire," written by and starring brothers Derick and Steven Martini.

In 2000, Miller had a brief part in "The Operator," starring Michael Laurence, Jacqueline Kim, and Stephen Tobolowsky. She didn't appear in another film until 2016, when she played Kate in "Hot Air." For her next role, Miller played realtor Maggie Harris in the 2018 action thriller "Breaking In," starring Gabrielle Union as a mother who must protect her children after her late father's mansion is invaded by thieves.

Personal Life

Miller wed television producer, screenwriter, and director Bill Lawrence in 1999. She has starred on a number of his shows, including "Scrubs," "Cougar Town," and "Shrinking." The couple has three children named Charlotte, William, and Henry, the first of whom is a singer-songwriter and model.

Real Estate

Bill and Christa preside over a very impressive real estate portfolio.

In 2003 they paid $4.75 million for an incredible mansion high up on a Malibu cliff in the Point Dume area. They bought the home from Pat Benatar. They sold the home in 2017 for $21 million. In June 2023 Google co-founder Sergey Brin bought the home for $35 million.

In 2007 they paid $12.6 million for a six-bedroom home in Los Angeles. The seller was Dallas actress/entrepreneur Victoria Principal. They have tried to sell this home (so far unsuccessfully) a number of times over the years. They last listed in 2013 for $11 million.

In April 2018 they paid $7.6 million for a 2,700 square-foot home in New York City.

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