Jean Taynton is the celebrity wife of the famous actor John Lithgow.
Jean Taynton’s Family
Jean Taynton lived a very simple life hidden under wraps. There is no information about her on the web about her family background, her siblings, birthplace, etc. She is known to the world as the ex-wife of John Lithgow, a well-known actor. John Arthur Lithgow was born on 19th October 1945 in Rochester, New York. His mother, Sarah Jane Lithgow (née Price), was a retired actress. His father, Arthur Washington Lithgow III was a theatrical producer and director who ran McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. His father was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to a European-American family; his great-grandfather was a vice consul and vice commercial agent in the country. He is the third of four children and has three siblings: an older brother David Lithgow, an older sister Robin Lithgow, and a younger sister Sarah Jane Boaker.
John married Jean Taynton in 1966. On February 3, 1972, the couple gave birth to a son, Ian David Lithgow. Ian is a marriage and family therapist as well as an actor. John and his wife separated after he had an affair with actress Liv Ullmann and they divorced in 1980. John later married UCLA history professor Mary Yeager in 1981 and they have a son, Nathan Lithgow, and a daughter, Phoebe Lithgow.
Jean Taynton’s Net Worth
Jean Taynton lived a very hidden life and there is very little information available on the web about her. She is from a celebrity family and former teacher from the United States. She rose to stardom because of her marriage to the superstar actor John Lithgow. John has been the recipient of numerous accolades including six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Tony Awards. He has also received nominations for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and four Grammy Awards. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001 and he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2005. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2019.
He is well-known for his award-winning performances on the small screen in the historical drama “The Crown” on Netflix and the sitcom “3rd Rock from the Sun.” In addition to “The World According to Garp,” “Footloose,” and “Love is Strange,” Lithgow has appeared in the stage productions of “The Changing Room” and “The Sweet Smell of Success.” After appearing in “Blow Out” and “I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can,” he had a critically-acclaimed role as transgender ex-football player Roberta Muldoon in “The World According to Garp.”
Beyond acting, John has created numerous children’s books, including “Marsupial Sue,” and “I Got Two Dogs.” He has also recorded albums for children such as “Singin’ in the Bathtub” and “Farkle and Friends.” John has a net worth of $80 million.