What is Anne Archer’s Net Worth?
Anne Archer is an American actress who has a net worth of $20 million. Anne Archer made her major acting debut on the television show, “Men at Law” in 1970. She then appeared in a string of television productions and TV movies throughout the 70s, including, “The Mark of Zorro”, “Little House on the Prairie”, and “Trackdown”. She also began adding film work to her resume with roles in such projects as, “The Honkers”, “Cancel My Reservation”, “Lifeguard”, “Good Guys Wear Black”, and “Paradise Alley”. Though she was working steadily, she did not gain widespread notice until her Oscar-nominated performance in “Fatal Attraction” in 1987. She portrayed the wife of Michael Douglas’ character. Since then, she has gone back and forth between film and television work, including roles in such projects as, “Patriot Games”, “Short Cuts”, “Clear and Present Danger”, “Rules of Engagement”, and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”.
Early Life and Education
Anne Archer was born on August 24, 1947 in Los Angeles, California to actors John Archer and Marjorie Lord. After her parents divorced, she acquired stepfather Harry Volk, a Los Angeles banker and philanthropist. As a young adult, Archer went to Pitzer College in Claremont, graduating in 1968.
Archer made her feature film debut in the 1972 film “The Honkers.” She was subsequently in “Cancel My Reservation” and “The All-American Boy.” In 1976, Archer appeared in the crime film “Trackdown” and the drama “Lifeguard.” Her final two film credits of the 70s both came out in 1978: the martial arts action film “Good Guys Wear Black,” costarring Chuck Norris, and the sports drama “Paradise Alley,” starring Sylvester Stallone. Archer went on to star in “Hero at Large,” “Raise the Titanic,” “Operation Green Ice,” “Waltz Across Texas,” and “Too Scared to Scream.” In 1987, she had her greatest commercial and critical success yet with the hit psychological thriller “Fatal Attraction,” in which she starred alongside Glenn Close and Michael Douglas. For her performance as Beth Gallagher, Archer earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
In 1990, Archer starred in three films: “Love at Large,” “Narrow Margin,” and “Eminent Domain.” Two years later, she starred opposite Harrison Ford in the action thriller “Patriot Games.” In 1993, Archer was in the erotic thriller “Body of Evidence,” the drama “Family Prayers,” and Robert Altman’s acclaimed ensemble film “Short Cuts.” She subsequently reunited with Harrison Ford for “Clear and Present Danger,” a sequel to “Patriot Games.” Her other credits in the 90s were “There Goes My Baby,” “Mojave Moon,” and “Nico the Unicorn.” At the beginning of the new millennium, Archer was in “Rules of Engagement” and “The Art of War.” Among her other notable credits are “Uncle Nino,” “Lullaby,” and “Trafficked.”
Archer began acting on the small screen in 1970 with guest appearances on “Men at Law” and “Hawaii Five-0.” She appeared in episodes of numerous other shows the next year, including “Mod Squad,” “Ironside,” and “Love, American Style.” Archer landed her first main role in a series in 1973 when she played Carol Sanders in the short-lived ABC sitcom “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” based on the eponymous film. In 1974, Archer appeared in the television film “The Mark of Zorro” as well as in an episode of “Harry O.” Throughout the remainder of the decade, she made appearances on such shows as “Little House on the Prairie,” “Petrocelli,” and “Switch.”
Archer had her next main role in 1983 on NBC’s “The Family Tree,” playing divorced mother of three Annie Benjamin. The show was ultimately canceled after six episodes. A longer-lasting part came in 1985, when she played the recurring role of Cassandra Wilder, a scheming businesswoman, on the primetime soap opera “Falcon Crest.” Archer didn’t do much television work in the immediate years after that. She returned in the 90s for a string of television films, including “The Last of His Tribe,” “Nails,” “Because Mommy Works,” and “Jake’s Women.” In the early 21st century, Archer took on a number of recurring roles, with credits including “Boston Public,” “The L Word,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “Ghost Whisperer.” From 2008 to 2009, she had a main role in the short-lived series “Privileged.” Later, in 2022, Archer portrayed socialite Charlotte Shultz in the acclaimed Hulu miniseries “The Dropout.”
Beyond film and television, Archer has done some acting on stage. Very early in her career, she played Ramona in the annual “Ramona Pageant” outdoor play in Hemet, California. Archer returned to the stage in 2001 to play Mrs. Robinson in a West End production of “The Graduate.” Later, in both 2014 and 2016, she portrayed the titular actress in the play “The Trial of Jane Fonda” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Anne Archer’s parents John Archer and Marjorie Lord were both notable actors. John died in 1999. Marjorie died in 2015. A few months after her passing, Anne and her sibling put her longtime Beverly Hills home for sale for $9.25 million. Marjorie and her third husband Harry Volk purchased the home in 1977 for $455 thousand.
Anne was married to William Davis from 1969 to 1977. They had one son, Tommy Davis. Anne is a prominent and longtime member of the church of Scientology. Tommy Davis has held a variety of roles within Scientology. He was the head of their Celebrity Center for a number of years and served as the head of external affairs for the controversial organization from 2005 to 2011.
Anne Archer has been married to producer/director Terry Jastrow since 1979. In 1989 they paid $2 million for a home in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood. Nearby comparable homes have sold for $6-8 million in recent years.