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Nancy McKeon Net Worth

Nancy McKeon Net Worth
Net Worth$2,000,000
Full NameNancy Justine McKeon
Date of Birth/AgeApril 4, 1966 (Age 53)
Source of wealthTelevision and film acting, producing, and directing
Country of originU.S.
State/City of originWestbury, New York
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Nancy McKeon’s net worth is two million dollars.

How Much Does Nancy McKeon Make a Year?

Her income depends on what movies or appearances she has made that year.

How does Nancy McKeon Make her Money?

Most of her income is residuals from her previous television work and income from television talk show appearances.

She guest-starred on numerous television shows or talk shows throughout her career. When her shows or movies are replayed or downloaded, she earns a small percentage of the cost.

Since she starred in dozens of commercials and movies, in addition to some television series, she was rumored to be worth over six million dollars during the eighties.

Unlike many of today’s stars, she has not yet pursued internet fame but does have a small following on Instagram. Like many celebrities, she may make a small salary per post.

She was paid the usual salary of $125,000 from “Dancing with the Stars” in 2018 plus an additional $10,000 for staying until week three. McKeon is very private about her earnings.


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Nancy McKeon is an American television actress. She is best known for her eight years on “The Facts of Life” portraying tomboy Jo Polniaczek.

She was also a popular mode for television movie star and appeared in several ABC Afterschool Specials in her teens. She also starred in many made for television movies in her teens and twenties and moved into voice acting for cartoons as well.

She continued to star in television shows throughout her career, including her own series, “Can’t Hurry Love.” After taking time off to raise her family, she returned to television in 2018 in “Dancing with the Stars.”

Early Life

Nancy Justine McKeon was born on April 4, 1966, in Westbury, New York. Her parents are Donald and Barbara McKeon. She has an older brother, Phillip McKeon.

She began modeling as a baby, starting with the Sears catalog. She then starred in several commercials, often with her brother.

Her role in a Hallmark commercial brought her to the attention of television agents. When her brother, also an actor, won a part in a television show, her family moved to California to support his career. She shortly found success in television as well.

She attended a private Catholic school in New York until her family moved to California. She graduated from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School in Burbank, California.


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Personal life

Nancy McKeon dated television star Michael J. Fox for three years after they met on the set of the television movie “High School, U.S.A.” She also dated musician and “The Facts of Life” co-star Michael Damien.

Following that relationship, she dated hockey player Luc Robitaille and musician Mark Holmes.

She is currently married to her long-time partner Marc Andrus. They met on the set of her movie “A Mother’s Gift” in 1995.

She was the starring actress, and he was the key grip or member of a movie’s photographic crew. They have been together since 1995 and married since 2003.

They have two daughters, Aurora and Harlow. The couple does not generally work on movies together, though both are still active in their careers.


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Nancy McKeon started her career as a baby model. She appeared in catalogs and then moved on to television commercials.

After moving to Los Angeles with her family in her teens, she began finding small parts in television shows and soap operas.

She first appeared in “Starsky and Hutch,” “Fantasy Island,” and “The Love Boat.” She then won a part in the television series “Stone” from 1979 to 1980.

She also starred in several made for television movies and provided voices for popular cartoons, like “Thundarr the Barbarian” and “Scooby-Doo.”

In 1980, she joined the cast of “The Facts of Life,” which would be her most famous role. She starred as Jo Polniaczek for the next eight years.


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She continued to make made for television movies throughout the eighties and nineties. She starred in two short-lived television series: “Can’t Hurry Love” in 1995 and “Style & Substance” in 1998.

In 2001, she was cast as police inspector Jinny Exstead in the Lifetime police procedural “The Division” which ran for four seasons.

Afterward, she starred for one season as Demi Lovato’s mother in the Disney series “Sonny with a Chance.” She continued to act in made for television movies and guest-starred on popular television series such as “Touched by an Angel” and “Without a Trace.”

At this time, McKeon took some time off from acting to raise her two daughters at home in Austin, Texas. In 2018, she returned to television by joining “Dancing with the Stars” where she was partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

She lasted for three weeks before being eliminated from the competition.

In addition to acting, she produced some of her own shows and movies, including “Can’t Hurry Love.” She produced, wrote, and directed “A Wakening” in 1999, which won her several awards.

Interesting Facts

  • The character of Jo was added to “The Facts of Life” after the producers saw her in a commercial.
  • The producers were impressed with her ability to show emotion and cry when directed to. The cast was rewritten to just five main characters after the second season, with Jo as the new girl.
  • During the height of her fame on “The Facts of Life,” she and her family were able to meet then Pope John Paul II.
  • Her brother, Phillip McKeon starred in the television show, “Alice.” The siblings worked together on commercials as children.
  • Because of her filming schedule for “The Division,” she did not appear in “The Facts of Life” reunion show in 2001.
  • She appeared on “Good Morning America” four times in 2018 in promotion of her “Dancing with the Stars” appearance.
  • She remains friends with her “The Facts of Life” co-stars and even cast Charlotte Rae in a small part in her show “Can’t Hurry Love”.


She won two Marco Island Film Festival Awards for “A Wakening”. She was also nominated for three Prism Awards for her work on “The Division”, in 2003 and 2004.

She won three Young Artist Awards for “The Facts of Life” and the television movie “Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom” in 1983. In 2007, she was nominated for a TV Land award in the “When Bad Girls Go Good” category.

She directed several episodes of “The Division”.

She and co-star Kim Fields hosted the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1981, alongside other famous personalities and actors of the time.


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Favorite Quotes from Nancy McKeon

“Normally I don’t watch myself, because I’m not very objective.”

“It’s my first week and a half on social media and it’s a very interesting thing. I have to say I’m astounded as to how people keep up, you know? It’s a lot, and in the same breath, it really is an extraordinary thing. People have taken time out of their day to either wish me well, or say hi, or we’ll vote for you. It’s really quite a different experience than I thought that it would be. I’m amazed at the kindness and the reaching out from such lovely people, so, so far it’s been really good.”

Tips for success from Nancy McKeon

  1. “Actually I’ve never had formal training, I was lucky enough to continue working most of my career and aside from sitting in on a couple of classes, here and there, I basically just use my own instincts.”
  2. “I’d never played a cop before, and this particular role with what she is going thru, especially during the first season, covering her alcoholism to her on the job performance, was a great opportunity for me as an actress.”
  3. “The universe is always speaking to us… sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.”