Maria Bello Net Worth
Maria Bello net worth: Maria Bello is an American actress and writer who has a net worth of $12 million dollars. Her breakthrough came when she was cast as Mrs. Smith in the TV series spy show Mr. & Mrs. Smith, though the show was canceled after 8 weeks. She then appeared in the final three episodes of the third season of ER as pediatrician Dr. Anna Del Amico and was a regular cast member during the medical drama's fourth season.
Early Life: Maria Elena Bello was born on April 18, 1967, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She is the second child of Kathleen, a school nurse, and Joe Bello, Sr., a contractor. She has an older brother, Joe, as well as a younger sister Lisa, and younger brother Christopher. Chris is also an actor. Her mother is Polish American and her father is Italian American. She grew up in a working-class, Roman Catholic family. She graduated from Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania where she was a cheerleader. She attended Villanova University, where she majored in political science. She intended to go to law school and become an actor until she took an acting class during her senior year of college and discovered how much she liked it. Maria graduated from Villanova in 1989.
Career: After graduating from college, Maria Bello moved to New York City to take acting classes. She appeared in a number of Off-Broadway productions before moving to Los Angeles to pursue roles on television and in feature films. In 1996, she was cast as Mrs. Smith in the short-lived Mr. and Mrs. Smith television series and then began appearing as a guest star on various television shows, including The Commish, Nowhere Man, and Due South. Maria started to gain international attention and critical claim for her role as pediatrician Dr. Anna Del Amico on the medical drama ER. She appeared in the final three episodes of the third season of ER and was a regular cast member during the popular show's fourth season.
In 2000, Bello moved on to films. She landed a role in Coyote Ugly that year.. She was nominated for the Golden Globe award twice: for Best Supporting Actress in 2003's The Cooler and for Best Actress in 2005's A History of Violence. She starred in in 2005's Assault on Precinct 13 and 2007's The Jane Austen Book Club. In 2008, she starred in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. She starred in the 2009 drama The Yellow Handkerchief, which was released in theatres on February 26, 2010.
In 2010, Bello guest-starred in two episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The following year, she starred in the television series Prime Suspect, which was canceled after 13 episodes. In 2014, she starred alongside Frank Grillo in the thriller Demonic.
Personal Life: Maria Bello and her ex-boyfriend Dan McDermott have a son, Jackson Blue McDermott, born in 2001. Bello and McDermott broke up in 2006. McDermott is a writer and producer.
In 2008, then 41-year-old Bello got engaged to her then 28-year-old waiter and musician boyfriend Bryn Mooser. They broke up before their wedding.
After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Bello co-founded WE ADVANCE with Aleda Frishman, Alison Thompson, and Barbara Guillaume. The organization encourages Haitian women to collaborate in making healthcare a priority and putting an end to domestic violence within their communities. Bello is also a board member of Darfur Women Action Group.
In November 2013, she wrote about having a same-sex relationship with her then-partner, Clare Munn for the New York Times' Modern Love series. She published a book, Whatever…Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves in 2015. Bello and Munn dated from 2011 to 2016.
After Bello and Munn broke up, Maria dated Elijah Allan-Blitz, a 29-year-old aspiring actor, in 2016.
In February 2020, while attending the 92nd Academy Awards in their first public appearance as a couple, Bello announced she and her fiancée, chef Dominique Crenn became engaged on December 29, 2019, while vacationing in Paris, France. Crenn is a three-star Michelin chef with a restaurant in San Francisco called Atelier Crenn as well as Petit Crenn and Bar Crenn. She is the first female American chef to be awarded three stars by the renowned Michelin Guide.
Crenn was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after they began dating in 2019. Bello and Crenn support the innovative breast cancer research WCRF, with the goal of giving hope to all breast cancer patients.
Maria became good friends with Mariska Hargitay when Hargitay had a recurring role as Cynthia Hooper on ER from 1997-1998.
Maria is best friends with Carrie-Anne Moss. Maria is the godmother of Carrie-Anne's first son, and Carrie-Anne is the godmother of Maria's son Jack.
Salary Highlights: Maria Bello's salary per episode of NCIS is $125,000.
Real Estate: In 2019, Maria Bello paid $2.67 million for a 2,5555 square foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home above Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. The late 1960s ranch-style home sits on 0ne-third of an acre. Designed for casual outdoor living and entertaining, with panoramic canyon and mountain views, the backyard offers vine-draped pergolas, a trellis-covered dining patio, and a swimming pool and spa surrounded by rustic flagstone terracing.
She previously owned a two-story Craftsman bungalow in the Abbott Kinney neighborhood of Venice Beach, a modern beach house steps from the sand in Venice, as well as a home on Java Drive off Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills where she lived with her ex-boyfriend Dan McDermott. They sold the Java Drive house when they broke up.
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Salary:||$125 Thousand Per Episode|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 18, 1967 (53 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer, Activist, Businessperson|
|Nationality:||United States of America|