A versatile and multidimensional actor, journalist, political analyst, producer and writer came in the world on 7 November 7, 1951. Lawrence Francis O'Donnell was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. An American by ethnicity and an Irish descent he also hosted an opinion based show, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. His mother Frances Marie was a manager in an office. His father Lawrence Francis O'Donnell, Sr., worked as an attorney. His brother name is Michael O’Donnell. He along with his brother met a severe accident while they were on a vacation in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands in April 2014. Lawrence was critically injured along with his brother. He got the treatment at The Hospital for Special Surgery, Manhattan.
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In mid-1970s Lawrence graduated from Harvard University with an Economics major degree. Before that he studied at St. Sebastian's School. He in his school time served as the captain of the baseball team. During his Harvard association period, he won accolades for his work in Harvard Lampoon.
Lawrence O’Donnell was also associated as an analyst of The McLaughlin Group.
O'Donnell was found quoting him as a practical European socialist in an Interview on November 11 taken by Newsmaker in 2005. The Al Franken Show, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann was also a great work of Lawrence.
The MSNBC opinion based news show The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell interchanged its timing from 24 October 2011 with The Ed Show.
The popular journalist also worked with the famous NBC show The West Wing from 1999 to 2006.
The political analyst also served as an assistant of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1989-1995. He was also a senior level advisor of Moynihan from the year 1989-1991.
Lawrence has also contributed as a former Democratic chief of staff for the Senate Finance Committee in the year 1993-1995.
He as an actor portrayed the character of Lee Hatcher in HBO series Big Love. He played Judge Lawrence Barr on the show, Monk. He appeared as himself in Homeland. His other work includes 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen and in 2010, MSNBC Special: Beyond Borderlines. Lawrence is also known for his blatant remarks over oscar awards and its voters.
The versatile personality also has in his account many controversies. He is very vocal and fearless in expressing his opinions. He also got fired from one of the channels once.
In his tenure as a writer from 1977-1988, he wrote the book Deadly Force in 1983. The book was framed in a film later named, A Case of Deadly Force, which was associate produced by Lawrence.
O'Donnell married his wife Kathryn Harrold, a TV and movie actress on 14 February 1994. The couple due to some differences filed a divorce and later got divorced ending 19 years of married life. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O'Donnell. Kevin O'Donnell and Liam O'Donnell both are the nephews of Lawrence.
With a height of 5 feet 10 inches and charismatic personality, Lawrence has got a net worth of $12 million dollars. His biography suggests his annual salary to be around $4 million dollars.
Last Modified: Mar 13, 2020