Dorothy Lyman, the American multi-talented actress, is mostly recognized as Opal Gardner and Naomi Harper, the two characters she played in All My Children and Mama’s Family, which brought her immediate prominence in her entertainment career. She is as well an established director, a popular tv celebrity, and a writer.
Interesting Childhood and Family of Her
Born as Dorothy Brightwell Lyman, in 1947 on the 18th of April, Lyman spent all her childhood in her birthplace, Minneapolis. Her father was a stockbroker by profession. Her parents were Hector H. Lyman and Violet E.
Dorothy has been interested in acting from a young age, and she decided to pursue her career in acting in the film industry. From a young age, she went to the audition for acting. Later in the 1970s, Dorothy decided to focus mainly on her acting career, and she went to audition for many television series. She studied at the local high school in her hometown but did not disclose the name of the school she studied.
Educational Background And Life As A Student
In her early education, Dorothy passed out from the same school as Jill Larson, her later friend, and fellow, successful actress. Later she took professional training in acting. But nothing is known about her educational institution details.
Beginnings Of Career which made her famous
Dorothy debuted as Jean in The 300 Year Weekend, an early ’70s film that followed her appearance in The Edge of Night, as Elly Jo Jameson. From 1976 to 1980, she portrayed Gwen Frame in Another World. In 1981, by playing the role of Opal Gardner in the popular sitcom, All My Children, she rose to prominence. Dorothy continued with this series till 1983 (23 episodes). The next project, Mama’s Family, brought her international recognition and huge commercial success. As Naomi Harper, she played in 125 episodes for seven long years (1983-1990). This helped to establish her comedy career at once.
After these two successful sitcoms, later followed a few, such as Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss and others. Her soap opera projects continued, including Life Goes On, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations, etc. Ruby in Paradise is her 1993 romantic film co-starring popular actors like Bentley Mitchum, Todd Field, and Ashley Judd. Her series credits include popular series like Law & Order, Judging Army, and CSI: Miami. In the 90’s and 2000s, though she continued with several cameo roles, she didn’t receive much success.
The career growth of Dorothy Lyman
Dorothy Lyman has acted in the films such as World Trade Center in 2006, Bad Hurt in 2015, Blind in 2016, The Price for Silence in 2018, Back Fork in 2019, and many others. From 1983 to 1990, she acted in the television series Mama’s Family as Naomi Oates Harper, and from 1990 to 1991, she acted in the series Generations as Rebecca Whitmore. From 1991 to 1992, she acted in the series The Bold and the Beautiful as Bonnie Roberts, and from 1991 to 1993, Dorothy acted in the series Life Goes On as Mary McKenna. In 1993, she acted in the series Bob as Patty Fleisher. From 1999 to 2002, she acted in the series The Practice as Dr. Diane Starger. In recent years, Dorothy acted in series such as Elementary, Divorce, FBI, The Blacklist, The Girl from Plainville, and many others.
Dorothy Lyman’s Personal Life
Dorothy was married two times. Formerly she was in a marital partnership (1971-1983) with John Tillinger, the famous King George III of The AdamsChronicles. Later the couple got divorced, and Dorothy married Vincent Malle four years after her divorce. But after 15 years of second marriage in 2001, they got split.
Dorothy’s first husband, John Tillinger is a famous theater director and actor; they exchanged rings on December 1, 1971. Later in the following year, she gave birth to her first child. A son was born, and a daughter was born, and her name is Emma Tillinger. Now her daughter is best known as a film producer for her work in the Martin Scorsese. Then in the following year, the couple welcomed their second child. A son was born, and his name is Sabastian Tillinger, and now he is also an actor. In August 1978, Dorothy and her husband, John, divorced and separated after six years of happy married life, but they did not disclose the reason for the divorce. Then on February 8, 1987, she married Vincent Malle, a producer; they both married after many years of dating. They welcomed their first child, A son was born, and his name is Jackson Malle. But this marriage also did not last long for her. They both divorced and separated on August 12, 2001.
Children And Life Together
Along with John Tillinger, Dorothy shares two children. And with Vincent Malle, her second husband, she has another child.
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Awards and Nominations of Dorothy Lyman
Dorothy Lyman won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a daytime drama series for acting in All My Children in 1983. Then she won the Daytime Emma award as Outstanding Actress in the Supporting Role in a Daytime Emma series for her acting in the series in 1982. In 1998, Dorothy was nominated for the CableACE Award as Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for her acting in the film Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss. Besides this, she has been nominated for many awards and honors for acting in films and television series.
The Riches Of Dorothy Lyman
The total accumulated wealth of Dorothy Lymanis somewhat around 6 million US dollars, which she earned in her long spanned a career of almost three decades.
Social media presences of Dorothy Lyman
Dorothy is active on the social media platforms Instagram, which has more than 6 K followers, and she will use it to post more pictures and videos in it.
The Physical Appearances of Dorothy Lyman
Regarding the physical appearance of Dorothy, there is no information about her height, weight, chest, waist, and biceps size. She has a pair of beautiful brown eyes and her hair color is blonde.