Annette O’Toole was born on 1st April 1952 in Houston, Texas, to parents Dorothy Geraldine (mother) and William West Toole Jr. (father).
The actress began to learn dance at the age of three upon her mother’s teaching. Fast forward ten years, O’Toole moved with her family to Los Angeles, where she started taking acting classes at the age of 13.
Who is Annette O’Toole’s husband? How many times has she been married?
Annette O’Toole exchanged wedding vows with two different partners.
O’Toole is married twice in her life. While her first marriage ended tragically after a relatively long period of togetherness, the second one couldn’t be more blissful.
Bill Geisslinger (1983-1993)
Annette O’Toole with her daughter Nell Geisslinger from her first husband, Bill Geisslinger.
O’Toole tied the knot with actor husband Bill Geisslinger on 8th April 1983. The couple shared two kids, both daughters, named Nell and Anna. The pair were married for ten years before deciding to depart in 1993.
Michael McKean (1999-present)
Annette O’Toole is currently married to her second husband, Michael McKean.
Followed her divorce, Annette got married to her second husband, actor/comedian Michael McKean, who she first met while he was working on the American sitcom Laverne & Shirley. The couple got really close in 1997 after they starred together in the lifetime movie Final Justice (1998).
Merely a year later, the lovebirds took their wedding vows. O’Toole and McKean were married in March 1999.
The husband and wife duo made a guest appearance in season 10, episode 18, titled ‘Mega’ of the police procedural series Law & Order in 2000. The pair played the role of a wealthy on-screen couple who were accused of murder.
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In 1999, Annette and Michael shared the screen in the sitcom Boy Meets World. They featured together in season 6 episode 22 called ‘State of the Unions,’ playing the parents of Topanga Lawrence.
Most recently, the real-life pair appeared together in the DC superhero series Smallville where McKean’s character Perry White later becomes the boyfriend of O’Toole’s character, Martha Kent, the mother of Clark Kent/Superman.
Annette O’Toole is starring as Hope McCrea in ‘Virgin River’ (2019)
Virgin River is a romantic drama series based on novels by American novelist Robyn Carr. The premise follows the character of Melinda Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), who decides to work as a nurse practitioner in the small town of Virgin River, located in California.
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Monroe seeks a fresh start at a new place, leaving all her painful memories behind. However, she ends up realizing living in a small city is not as easy as it sounds. She is, thus, compelled to heal herself from all the past scars before she can truly call Virgin River her home.
Annette O’Toole is playing the role of Hope McCrea in the series. The other notable cast includes Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Tim Matheson as Doc Mullins, Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts, Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton, Daniel Gillies as Mark, and Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes. Virgin River premieres on Netflix on 6th December 2019.
Annette O’Toole’s Career and Net Worth
Annette O’Toole boasts an impressive net worth of $5 million from her career spanning over five decades.
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Annette O’Toole began made her debut with a TV appearance on The Danny Kaye Show (1967) hosted by Danny Kaye.
The actress later made guest appearances in the sitcom My Three Sons (1967) as Tina, the Western series The Virginian (1970) as Lark Walters, the radio and TV drama series Gunsmoke (1970) as Edda Sprague, the police procedural drama Hawaii Five-O (1971) as Sue, and the musical sitcom The Partridge Family (1971) as Carol.
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Annette is best known for her portrayal of Lisa Bridges in the police drama series Nash Bridges (1996-1998). She was a lead cast in seasons 1 & 2, and a guest one in season 4. Likewise, she is renowned for playing Beverly Marsh in the ABC two-part psychological horror drama miniseries It (1990).
In 1983, the actress starred as Lana Lang in the DC movie Superman III. A year earlier, she played the role of Elaine in the buddy cop action comedy film 48 Hrs (1982). Moreover, Annette is famed for her performance as Kathy alongside Canadian-American actor Martin Short in the romantic comedy film Cross My Heart (1987).
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O’Toole is pretty popular for her character of Martha Kent / The Red Queen in the DC superhero series Smallville (2001-2011). She was the main cast from season 1 to 6, and a guest in seasons 9 and 10. The actress featured in 136 episodes.
Annette O’Toole’s net worth is estimated at $5 million.