American actress Marg Helgenberger is most likely best known for playing Catherine Willows on the TV show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She was the main character in 264 episodes of the show from 2000 to 2012, as well as in 2013 and 2015.
Marg Helgenberger: Early Life
Marg Helgenberger was born in Fremont, Nebraska, in November 1958. She grew up in North Bend, Nebraska, with her parents, Mary Kate and High Helgenberger. Ann is Marg's older sister, and Curt is her younger brother.
She went to North Bend Center High School and was in the marching band, where she played the French horn. Marg wanted to be a nurse like her mother, but instead, she went to Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, to study speech and drama.
Marg Helgenberger: Career
She started by giving the evening weather report under Margi McCarty while in college in Kearney, Nebraska. She was seen by a TV scout when she was in a campus production of “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare.
The talent scout gave her the lead role of amateur cop Siobhan Ryan on the ABC soap opera Ryan's Hope, where she played a cop from 1982 to 1986. She was in Spenser: For Hire, Matlock, Shell Game, and thirtysomething. She played the part for four years, from January 1982 to January 1986.
Marg played a prostitute on the ABC show China Beach from 1988 to 1991. “After Midnight,” which came out in 1989, was Marg's first movie with a leading role. In 1990, she won her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the part she played in that movie.
“Always,” directed by Steven Speilberg, was her second movie. She was in it with Richard Dreyfuss, John Goodman, and Holly Hunter. She played Woody Harrelson's love interest in “The Cowboy Way” in 1994, and she also had a part in Michael Bay's “Bad Boys” that same year.
In the sci-fi thriller “Species,” which came out in 1995, Helgenberger played Dr. Laura Baker. In 1998, she played the same character in the sequel “Species.” She went back to TV with parts in “Not on the Frontline,” “I'll Be Waiting,” “ER,” “Gold Coast,” “Happy Face Murders,” and the miniseries “Thanks of a Grateful Nation.”
Marg Helgenberger: Net Worth
Marg Helgenberger is one of the most popular and richest TV actresses. Celebrity net worth says that Marg Helgenberger is worth $35 Million.
Marg Helgenberger: Salary
$390,000, Which came to about $9 million each season.
Marg Helgenberger: Personal Life
Helgenberger met Alan Rosenberg in 1984 as a guest actor on “Ryan's Hope.” They became fast friends, but they didn't go on a date for two years. In 1989, they got married. Hugh Howard Rosenberg, who was born in 1990, is their only child together.
They said they were breaking up in December 2008, and Marg filed for divorce in March 2009. In February 2010, Alan and Marg's divorce was finalized. She was linked briefly in 2010 to Alan Finkelstein.
Because her mother fought breast cancer for almost 30 years, she works with a few charities that help people with the disease. Together with Alan, they still put on an event called “Marg and Alan's Celebrity Weekend” every year in Omaha, Nebraska. Since 1999, they have both been in charge of the event.
Marg Helgenberger: Other Works
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In June 2014, Helgenberger went back on stage to act in “The Other Place” in Pittsfield, MA. In 2016, she was in a new production of “The Little Foxes” at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC. In 2019, she started playing the lead role on the CBS show “All Rise.”
Marg Helgenberger: Honors
In honor of Marg, the town of North Bend, Nebraska, changed the name of the street where she grew up to “Helgenberger Avenue.“In January 2012, she got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work on TV.
Marg Helgenberger: Real Estate
Marg bought and sold homes in 2019. She got $8 million for the house she had lived in for many years in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Not long after that, she spent $4.6 million on a new home nearby.
Marg Helgenberger: Height
Marg Helgenberger's height is 5 feet 6 inches, her weight is Not Known, and we'll soon have more on her body measurements.