Melinda Dillon Biography


Melinda Dillon is a popular two times Oscar-nominated American actress. Melinda Dillon is currently single.

More about the relationship

Melinda Dillon is currently single. She was previously married to actor Richard Libertini on September 30, 1963. The couple welcomed a child, Richard Libertini, Jr.

But, the duo could not give their relationship proper direction and ended with divorce in 1978. After that, she has not been linked with anyone and she is enjoying her single life

Relationship Facts of Melinda Dillon

  • Melinda Dillon is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Melinda Dillon?

Melinda Dillon is a popular two times Oscar-nominated American actress. She is famous for her role as Jillian Guiler in ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ in 1977, and Teresa in ‘Absence of Malice’ in 1981.

Melinda Dillon: Age(82), Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

She was born on October 13, 1939, in Hope, Arkansas, USA. Her birth name is Melinda Ruth Dillon and she is currently 82 years old.

Her father’s name is W.S.Dillon (an Army officer) and her mother’s name is E. Norine.

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Dillon holds American citizenship but her ethnicity is unknown.

Melinda Dillon: Education, School/College University

Talking about her education, she attended Hyde Park High School in Chicago. She also studied acting at the Goodman Theater School and with Lee Strasberg.

Melinda Dillon: Professional Life and Career

Melinda Dillon started her career as Honey in the original 1962 Broadway production ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’. After that, she made her appearance in ‘You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running’ and in ‘Story’.

She debuted her film career in 1969 from the film ‘The April Fools’ and later appeared in television series ‘Bonzana’. In 1976, she co-starred with David Carradine in Woody Guthrie ‘Bound for Glory’.

After that, she appeared in several films as Anna Zarinkas in ‘F.I.S.T.’ in 1978, Honey Carder in ‘Songwriter’ in 1984, Nina in ‘Spontaneous Combustion’ in 1990, Leah Goldman in ‘Sioux City’ in 1994, Rose Braxton in ‘Cowboy Up’ in 2001, Dottie in ‘Adam & Steve’ in 2005, Ginger Templeman in ‘Reign Over Me’ in 2007, etc.

Also, her notable television roles include Penny in ‘The Twilight Zone’ in 1985, Paul Brown in ‘Nightbreaker’ in 1989, Betty Anderson in ‘State of Emergency’ in 1994, Violet Loomis in ‘Judging Amy’ in 2001, Jenny Rogers in ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ in 2005, and many more.

Melinda Dillon: Awards, Nominations

She won ACCA Award in the category Best Cast Ensemble for ‘Magnolia’ in 1999 and FFCC Award in the category Best Ensemble Cast for ‘Magnolia’ in 2000. Similarly, Melinda has won KCFCC Award in the category Best Supporting Actress for ‘Absence of Malice’ in 1981.

She was also nominated for the Golden Globe in the Best Female Acting Debut and for Oscar in a Best Supporting Actress.

Melinda Dillon: Net Worth($7 million), Income, Salary

The multitalented actress has an estimated net worth of around $7 million as of 2022, and she has accumulated that sum of money from her professional career.

Melinda Dillon: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

The actress likes to keep her personal information within herself and does not want to harm others. Therefore, she has not been involved in any types of rumors and controversies in her career.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Melinda Dillon has a height of  5ft. 8 inches and she weighs 59 kg.

Dillon has blonde hair, blue eyes, and wears a bra size of 38B. Her body measurement is 33-25-35 inches.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

The actress does not seem to be active on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

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