Melinda Dillon Wiki- American Actress Receive Tony Award

By | April 19, 2021

Melinda Dillon 81 years old American actress. In 1963 Melinda is nominated for the Tony Award for her Broadway debut in the original production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


Melinda Dillon Wiki/Bio

Melinda Dillon

On October 13, 1939, Dillon was born in Hope, Arkansas, United States. In 2021, Melinda’s age is 81 years old. Professionally she is an actress. Melinda’s nationality is American and Libra is her zodiac sign. She is also popular as Linda Dillon.


Physical Appearance

Height (approx)– 5 feet 8 inch

Weight (approx)– 62 Kg

Hair Color– Dark Brown

Eye Color– Brown

Skin Tone– White

Body Type– At the age of 8 her body type is Good.



Melinda Dillon

Melinda completed her schooling at Hyde Park High School. Dillon learn acting from the Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Family/ Parents

Melinda’s parent’s name is E. Norine and W.S. Dillon. Her father was an Army Officer.


Melinda Dillon Short Wiki

Melinda Dillon

Birth NameMelinda Ruth Dillon
Date of BirthOctober 13, 1939
Birth PlaceHope, Arkansas, United States
SchoolHyde Park High School
CollegeGoodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago
ParentsE. Norine

W.S. Dillon

SiblingNot Known
SpouseRichard Libertini



Melinda started her career as an improvisational Comedian and stage actress. In 1962 she played her first major role in the Broadway production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

In her early career, she appeared in plays like Paul Sill’s Story Theatre and You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running.

Melinda work in many films and Tv Shows. Below we mention the lists.


Her Film Lists

The Cry of Jazz short film as Faye in 1959.

The April Fools as Leslie Hopkins in 1969.

Bound for Glory as Mary in 1976.

Slap Shot as Suzanne Hanrahan in 1977.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind as Jullian Guiler in 1977.

F.I.S.T as Anna Zarinkas in 1978.

The Muppet Movie as Woman with Ballon in 1979.

Absence of Malice as Teresa in 1981.

A Christmas Story as Mother Parker in 1983.

A songwriter as Honey Carder in 1984.

Shattered Innocence as Sharon Anderson in 1988.

Staying Together as Eileen McDermott and Captain America as Mrs. Rogers in 1990.

The Prince of Tides as Savannah Wingo in 1991.

Sioux City as Leah Goldman in 1994.

From 1999 to 2007 Melinda work in films like Magnolia as Rose Gator, Cowboy Up as Rose Braxton, Debating Robert Lee as Mrs. Lee, Adam & Steve as Dottie, and Reign Over Me as Ginger Templeman.


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Melinda Dillon Tv Shows

Melinda also work in many Tv Series include

The Defenders as Jeannie Birch in 1963.

East Side/West Side as Stacey Barbella in 1964.

Bonanza as Cissy Summers in 1969.

The Jeffersons as Daphne in 1975.

Sara as Lily Henchard in 1976.

Enigma as Dora Herren in 1977.

The Shadow Box as Agnes in 1980.

Insight as Susie and The Juggler of Notre Dame as Dulcy in 1982.

The Mississippi in 1983.

The Twilight Zone as Penny and Space as Television Movie in 1985.

Shattered Spirits as Joyce Mollencamp in 1986.

From 1995 to 2007 she appeared in Tv Series include The Client as Verna Caldwell, Picket Fences as Mrs. Klausner, Tracey Takes On as Desiree, Judging Amy as Violet Loomis, The Lyons Den as Charlotte Barrington, Heartland as Janet Jacobs.


Melinda Dillon Husband

On September 30, 1963, Melinda married actor Richard Libertini. The couple has one child. In 1978, Melinda and Richard divorced.

Her Husband

Her Husband


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Melinda Dillon Net Worth

Melinda work in many films, Tv Shows and Play. She earns a very good amount of money. Her estimated Net Worth is $1 million to $3 million.


Trivia/ Facts

In 1976 she played two different characters in Bound for Glory.

Melinda learn to act from Goodman theater school and Lee Strasberg.

Dillon appeared in three films that are selected for the national film registry by the Library of Congress.

Her ex-husband’s name is Richard Libertini.


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

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