Known for her heavy Southern accent, Park Overall has made her mark in two vastly different careers as an actress and politician. Since leaving Hollywood, she has been a women’s rights activist and fights to make a difference in politics. However, most people probably haven’t heard of her. So, what is Park Overall’s net worth?
Who is Park Overall?
Park Overall was born in Nashville, Tennessee in March 1957. Her life was always heavily influenced by politics, as it continues to be today. Overall’s father was a federal magistrate. In her adolescence, she worked on political campaigns for Tom Wiseman and Jim Sasser.
She graduated from Tusculum University with a degree in English and briefly attended a graduate program in Tennessee before moving to New York to pursue a career in acting. One of Overall’s first roles was in an off-Broadway play about Andy Warhol called Skin. After that, she played a number of other roles on stage and eventually went on to costar in a television series on NBC called Empty Nest.
Empty Nest: Breakthrough Role
Empty Nest proved to be Overall’s breakthrough role. It was on the air from 1988 to 1995 and even led to spinoff roles in other shows. At the turn of the century, she starred in a two short-lived TV series Katie Joplin and Ladies Man (1999).
Overall’s first feature role was in a film called Tainted (1988). That year she appeared in four additional films, including a voice-only role on Talk Radio.
During this time Overall was working on other projects as well. In 1995, she voiced a character in the animated series The Critic. She also appeared in several made-for-television movies, many of them appearing on Lifetime. You may have spotted her in one of her many guest appearances throughout the 90s as well. She appeared on The Golden Girls and Reba, which have both since been syndicated.
More recently, she has appeared in To Kill a Mockumentary (2006), Beer For My Horses (2008), and In the Family (2011).
Overall’s Political Life
Fun fact: Park Overall is a distant relative of President Barack Obama. The two don’t hang out much though and never crossed paths in politics.
Overall’s main moments in the spotlight have had to do with environmental causes. Most of the time, the issues Overall has taken a strong stance on have an impact her native East Tennesee. For instance, in 1995, she called out Champion International for polluting the Pigeon River. The chemicals found in the river were traced back to the company and have been tied to the high rate of cancer in Hartford, Tennesee.
It is also well known that Overall has been a critic of Nuclear Fuel Services, a company that processes uranium in Erwin, Tennessee. In the past, soil samples contaminated with uranium have been traced back to the plant.
Finally, in April 2012, Overall ran for office, hoping that having a larger role in government may help her voice be heard. She entered as the Democratic candidate opposing Bob Corker. However, she fell short of garnering enough support to break through the primaries.
Park Overall Net Worth: $3 Million
Although her political career has been fairly non-existent, she still had a small acting career before setting her sights on politics. This is what has Park Overall’s net worth sitting comfortably around $3 million.
Her best, and longest, role as Laverne Todd in Empty Nest is what earned Overall most of her cash. It should also be noted that she won three Viewers for Quality Television Awards. Additionally, Overall was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards. So, it is safe to say the film and television she’s appeared in has been popular.
It should also be noted that lived in a home in Los Angeles while she was actively performing in television and film roles. The house was sold for just over $1 million in October 2015. She currently resides in Horse Creek, Tennessee. This $1 million definitely contributed to the star’s overall wealth.
When it comes to Park Overall’s net worth moving forward, there’s no reason to believe it will change drastically. Overall isn’t currently working on any projects and was last active in politics when she endorsed Bernie Sanders in 2016.
Readers, what do you think about Overall’s wealth? Are you surprised?
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