Susan Dey bio: Age, net worth, daughter, where is she now?

Susan Dey bio: Age, net worth, daughter, where is she now?

Susan Dey is a former actress, producer and author who became famous for her role as Laurie Partridge in the sitcom The Partridge Family. Dey’s career spanned over 30 years. She received multiple award nominations and won several awards in her career.

Susan Dey
Susan Dey during Fall 2004 Lanvin Fashion Show Benefitting The R*pe Foundation at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, California, United States. Photo: Donato Sardella/WireImage for InStyle Magazine
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Though the former actress started as a model, what brought her fame and success was her acting talent. The ex-actress is a three-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee.

Actress Susan Dey profile summary

  • Name: Susan Hallock Dey
  • Birthdate: December 10, 1952
  • Age: 67 years (as of 2020)
  • Birthplace: Pekin, Illinois
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Spouse: Bernard Sofronski
  • Occupation: Former actress, producer
  • Net worth: $10 million

Early life and background

Susan Dey was born in Pekin, Illinois. Her parents were Ruth Pyle Dey and Robert Smith Dey. Her mother, Ruth Dey, was a nurse, and she passed away in 1960 when her daughter was eight years old.

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Her father Robert Smith Dey worked as a newspaper editor for the Standard-Star in New Rochelle, New York.

How old is Susan Dey now?
Susan Dey during 53rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. Photo: Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage
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How old is Susan Dey now?

As of November 2020, Susan Dey age is 67 years and 11 months.

Educational background

The beautiful ex-actress and producer had her elementary school education at Columbus Elementary School in Thornwood, New York.

She received her high school studies at Fox Lane High School in New York, and she graduated in 1970.

Body measurements

The former actress is 5 feet 7 inches tall, and Her weight is around 55kgs. Susan Dey hot body measurements are 34-24-34 inches, and she has light blue coloured eyes.


Before her first acting role in 1970, the former actress first worked as a model. Susan became a model after her stepmother, Gail, submitted pictures of Susan and her sister to a top modelling agency in New York.

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The agency immediately signed the sisters in 1968.

Her first modelling break was the cover photo for a booklet by Pursettes tampons. She was a teenager without prior acting experience when she was cast for her first acting job as Laurie Partridge in the TV series The Partridge Family in 1970.

1n 1972, Susan played Elly Brewster for her film debut in Skyjacked. She voiced Laurie Partridge in eight episodes of the animation TV series Goober and the Ghost Chasers in 1973.

She played Charlotte Ross in a 1976 Western film The Captive: Longest Drive 2.

In 1977, the former actress played the lead character, Rowena Harper, in the TV movie Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night.

She portrayed the lead character in the comedy-drama film Echo Park in 1986. Dey hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1992.

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She played the role of Wallis "Wally" Porter in the TV series Love & War from 1992 to 1993.

The former actress is also an author. Her book, Susan Dey's Secrets on Boys, Beauty and Popularity, was published in 1972.

Susan was a board member of the R*pe Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center. She narrated a documentary on campus r*pe with her former L.A. Law co-star Corbin Bernsen.

She retired from acting in 2004 after playing Dr Breene in the TV series Third Watch.

Dey has featured in 51 movies and TVshows. Here are some of Susan Dey movies and TV shows and the parts she played in them.


  • Skyjacked (1972): Elly Brewster
  • First Love (1977): Caroline Hedges
  • That’s Adequate (1989): Southern Belle
  • Echo Park (1985): May
  • Looker (1981): Cindy Fairmont
  • Avenged (1998): Margo
  • Rain (2001): Dianna Davis

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  • The Partridge Family (1970-1974): Laurie Partridge
  • Terror on the Beach (1973): DeeDee Glynn
  • Circle of Fear (1973): Peggy
  • Goober and the Ghost Chasers (1973): Laurie Partridge (voice)
  • Partridge Family 2200 AD (1974): Laurie Partridge
  • The Rookies (1975): Angel
  • Cage Without a Key (1975): Valerie Smith

  • Hawaii Five-O (1975): Susan Bradshaw
  • Matt Helm (1976): Ellen Tanner
  • Petrocelli (1976): Jenny Haliday
  • Good Heavens (1976)
  • The Quest (1976): Charlotte Ross
  • The Street of Sanfrancisco (1976): Barbara Ross
  • Barnaby Jones (1977): Linda Jason
  • Loves Me, Loves Me Not (1977): Jane Benson
  • First Love (1977): Caroline Hedges
  • Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (1977): Rowena Harper
  • Fred Flintstone and Friends (1977): Voice
  • The Comeback Kid (1980): Megan Barrett
  • The Gift of Life (1982): Joleen Sutton
  • Malibu (1983): Linda Harvey
  • Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983-1984): Celia Mallory Warren
  • Love Leads the Way (1984): Beth
  • L.A. Law Grace (1986–92): Van Owen
  • Angel in Green (1987): Sister Ann McKeon
  • I Love You Perfect (1989): Christina Taylor
  • Bed of Lies (1992): Vickie Daniel
  • Love & War (1992–93): Wallis "Wally" Porter

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Susan Dey movies and TV shows
Bernard Sofronski and Susan Dey during The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, United States. Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection
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  • Sad Inheritance (1993): Christina Kinsey
  • Deadly Love (1995): Rebecca Barnes
  • Blue River (1995): Mrs Sellers
  • Bridge of Time (1997): Madeleine Armstrong
  • Family Law (1999): Karen Hershey
  • Rain (2001): Diane Davis
  • Disappearance (2001): Patty Henley
  • L.A. Law: The Movie (2002): Grace Van Owen
  • Third Watch (2004): Dr Breene

Producer credits

  • Sad Inheritance (1993): Co-producer
  • I Love You Perfect (1989): Co-producer


Susan has been nominated for 12 awards, and she has won a total of six awards, including a Golden Globe award in 1988 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for her role in L.A. Law (1986)

How much is Susan Dey net worth?

As of 2020, the retired actress has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Marriage and family

Dey married her first husband Leonard "Lenny" Hirshan in 1976, and their marriage ended 1981. Susan and Lenny have a daughter together.

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Susan Dey husband
Susan Dey and Bernard Sofronski during Los Angeles Mission Benefit at 2-20 Club in Los Angeles, California, United States. Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection
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Susan Dey daughter is named Sara, and she was born in 1978. Sarah worked briefly as an actress.

Dey married for the second time seven years after her first marriage ended. Currently, Susan Dey husband is television producer Bernard Sofronski. She married him in 1988, and they have been together since then.

Where is Susan Dey now?

For the fans of the actress who have been asking — what happened to Susan Dey? She stayed out of the limelight after she quit acting in 2004.

Susan Dey now lives her life away from the spotlight. She and her husband Bernard Sofronski currently live in New York.

Social media

If you have been asking — what does Susan Dey look like today? The beautiful former actress is not on social media.

However, there are social media pages where fans of the former actress can find Susan Dey then and now photos.

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Susan Dey net worth
Actress Susan Dey poses for a portrait in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Harry Langdon/Getty Images
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Susan Dey is an accomplished former Hollywood actress and producer who won many awards during her career. She retired from acting in 2004, and she now lives her life quietly with her husband in New York.

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