Lawrence O'Donnell
Lawrence O’Donnell
Celebrated Name: Lawrence O’Donnell
Real Name/Full Name: Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr
Gender: Male
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: 7 November 1951
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kathryn Harrold (m. 1994–2013)
Children: Yes (Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell)
Profession: American television pundit, actor, and host of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, an MSNBC opinion and news program, airing weeknights
Net Worth in 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: May 2024

A known and versatile personality, Lawrence Francis O’ Donnell is active in the capacity of an actor, film producer, television host, writer, and political analyst. This remarkable personality is known for his wit, sarcasm and his relations with controversies. The world has quite often witnessed his controversial approaches in various circumstances.

Maybe you know about Lawrence O’Donnell very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Lawrence O’Donnell’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

On the 7th day of November in 1951 in Boston, the USA, an office manager Frances Marie and an attorney Francis O’Donnell Sr. were blessed with a son who they named Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr. Lawrence is of Irish descent, and he grew up as a catholic. He did his schooling from Saint Sabastian’s School, where he was quite active in sports. He served the school baseball team in the capacity of captain as well. He further graduated from Harvard University and is major in economics (1976). He also authored a book named ‘Harvard Lampoon’ while he was in Harvard.

In 1994, Lawrence O’Donnell married Kathryn Harrold, an American actress-cum-counselor and soon the couple was blessed with a daughter, Elizabeth, but this marriage couldn’t stand the test of time, and the couple parted in 2013.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 7 November 1951, Lawrence O’Donnell is 72 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and weight is 78 kg.


Lawrence O’Donnell began his career as an author and has contributed diversely in the field of literature. Many of his books were published from 1977 to 1988. Some of his remarkable works include- ‘Playing with Fire,’ ‘Deadly Force,’ ‘The Connecticut Butterfly Atlas,’ ‘Evolution of a Vibrant Everett Waterfront’ and many more. If we look at his career as a politician, it was amazingly paced with time.

He commenced his career in politics as an aide to the senator, Daniel Patrick, in the capacity of a senior advisor in the year 1989. He graced the post with his work till 1992 and then became staff director to the US Senate Committee. He is quite gifted in his debating style and has a unique way to present his views, talents the world witnessed in 1999 when he made his professional move in the field of television. He hosted various shows, and his opinions got a global portal. ‘The West Wings’ was the show he made his debut with. Before getting this show, he had also filled in as a host of ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’ on MSNBC.

Apart from these, he has also appeared as a political analyst on shows, like ‘ The Al Franken Show’ and ‘The McLaughlin group.’ ‘The West Wing’ captured various hues of him, as he was the writer, producer and also the actor in this NBC series. Lawrence played a supporting character in ‘Big Love’ and produced ‘Mister Sterling.’ His talent and will to work didn’t stop here, as he is also a philanthropist. He is an active participator in the works of UNICEF and MSNBC.

Awards and Achievements

Lawerence O’Donnell has many feathers in his cap. He was the winner of Christophe Award for television and cable in 2001 and also bagged the Humanitas Prize in 2000 for the episode, “Take this Sabbath Day.” He was the winner of the Primetime Emmy Award in 2001 for ‘The West Wing’ and was also nominated for the same award again in 2006. He was nominated for News and Documentary Emmy Award in 2011 for outstanding news discussion and analysis. He was also nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award thrice in the 2000s, i.e. in 2006 and two categories in 2001.

Net Worth & Salary of Lawrence O’Donnell in 2024

Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth
Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth

As of May 2024, The net worth of Lawrence O’Donnell is $20 million. Most of his worth is because of his huge inflow from the shows he hosted.

Lawerence O’Donnell is a powerful and prominent personality. He is the source of inspiration to millions of youth and a live example of success in various fields simultaneously. His life has proved that the sky is not the limit for those who want to soar high.



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