Barbara Niven Husband, Daughter, Net Worth

By Prabesh Niroula | Published On: 04 Sep, 2019
Barbara Niven Husband, Daughter, Net Worth

American actress Barbara Niven has carved her name on the Hollywood stardom with her countless involvements in the TV and movie sectors. Some of her few credits include The Rat Pack (1998), A Perfect Ending (2012), and Chesapeake Shores (2016).

She has won the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Hamlet’s Ghost at the Cinerock International Film Festival in 2015 and Best Actress for A Perfect Ending at the La Femme International Film Festival in 2012.

Dating, Married, Husband?

Actress Barbara has tried her love resonance with few partners over the years, and it seems that it has not worked out for her. Her earliest marriage dated back to 1974, where she was associated with Ronald Garrison. The couple did not last for a long time and separated shortly after.

In pursuit of her life partner, she got married to David Alexander in 1985. Things seemed to work for the duo for a while but sadly ended with reasons unknown to the public.

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Barbara then spent some years single until her marriage with her third husband David Niven Jr. in 1993. She walked down the aisle within 1998. Her ex-husband David works as a producer and actor and is best known for his contributions in Rush Hour 3 (2007), The Eagle has Landed( 1976), and The Night They Saved Christmas (1984). The couple split in 1998, and since then, the actress has not been seen dating anyone.

As of 2019, the actress has kept her personal life under the shadows. In case you are skeptical, she doesn’t fit the lesbian category though, as she has a record of relationship with several men in the past.

Children With Husband

Barbara and her third husband David Niven share a daughter by the name of Jessica.

Although Barbara rarely talks about her daughter, in 2015, Hall Mark Channel posted a lovely picture of Barbara with her daughter Jessica. The photo caption included Barbara’s message thanking her daughter for making her a grandmother.

Barbara with her daughter and granddaughter (Photo: 

Jessica is currently married to Derek who happens to be some musical band member. They have two children- a son named River and a daughter named Sasha.

Net Worth

Barbara Niven has contributed so much for the TV and movie industry. Going down her career lane, the actress debuted in 1986 with the TV movie Promise. She later played the role of Kate on the series Pensacola: Wings of Gold from 1998 to 2000. She then went on to be a part of the soap opera One Life to Live from the year 1999 to 2002.

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With few other roles on TV series from 2013 to 2018, she stretched her acting professionalism to films and TV movies. Some of her notable works include Promise, Wings, Foxfire, Two Dads, Silk Stalkings, The Rat Pack, Las Vegas, Wedding Daze and Recreation. Summing it all up, she has appeared in over a hundred films and television roles and 2500+ radio and TV commercials.

Besides that, she is also a motivational speaker actively working under Unleash Your Star Power and Best-Selling Author with books 111 Star Power Tips: Insider Secrets From a Hollywood Pro, How Did You Do That? And Get Your Woman On! She also coaches people in professional videography in her LA studio. Moreover, she runs a website to communicate with her fans.

In 2019, the actress was spotted at the Hallmark Channel Winter TCA Press Tour Party. The gorgeous actress rocked an elegant black silk dress with her perfect smile like a cherry top.

With all these credits under her name, the American actress enjoys an estimated net worth of $8 million.


American actress Barbara Niven was born on the 26th of February 1953 in Portland, OR. The actress is 66 years of age and stands at an average height of 5’5’’ feet. Credentials of her parents are unclear, but it is known that she was born by the name Barbara Lee Bucholz. The actress holds dual citizenship of USA and Canada.

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She was an exceptional student and even got sick a few times due to extra work effort. She graduated high school with flying colors and had already married by her mid-20s. She studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse and started her acting career seriously from the mid-1980s.