Katharine Wilder is an American actress who is famous for being the daughter of the legendary actor and producer, Gene Wilder. She was adopted by Wilder in 1967. She is famous for appearing as Judith Shakespeare in All Is True and Chaulk in Frontier.

Parents of Katharine Wilder

Katharine Wilder was born in the US to her mother, Mary Joan Schutz. Mary was the second wife of the famous actor and filmmaker, Gene Wilder. Following his marriage with Mary in 1967, Wilder adopted her daughter from a previous marriage.

Katharine Wilder.
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Katharine’s parents started dating in 1965 a few months after her adoptive father divorced his first wife, Mary Mercier. Schutz was Wilder’s sister’s friend. When Katharine started calling him “Dad”, he decided to marry Schutz because he thought it was the “right thing to do”. Hence, on October 27, 1967, the pair walked down the aisle and Gene adopted Katharine.

After seven years of marriage, Katharine’s parents separated. The duo separated after Wilder started having an affair with his Young Frankenstein co-star, Madeline Kahn. After his alleged affair, Katharine severed all contacts with Gene.

After breaking up with Katharine’s mother, Mary, her adoptive father started dating Teri Garr. He later married, Gilda Radner in 1984 and divorced her in 1989. Two years later, he walked down the aisle with Karen Boyer. He was together with Karen until his death on August 29, 2016. Her dad died at the age of 83 at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease three years prior to his death.

Net Worth of Katharine Wilder; Her Movies and TV Shows

Katharine Wilder started her acting career in 2015 after appearing as Mopsa in Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale. A year later, she portrayed Peta / Apothecary in Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet.

In 2017, she appeared as a prostitute in Murder on the Orient Express. Similarly, in 2018, she was a female gamer in Ready Player One. The same year, she appeared as Judith Shakespeare in All Is True.

In 2017, Katharine appeared in a TV series called Frontier as Chaulk. She appeared in 11 episodes for the series. He last appeared in the episode House of Lord in 2018.

From all her acting credits, she was able to amass an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2021. In contrast, his late father, Gene Wilder had an estimated $20 million net worth.

Is She Dating Anyone?

Katharine Wilder isn’t dating anyone nor is she married to anyone. She has maintained a low profile and kept herself away from the media. Hence, her relationship details are not known.

Besides staying far from the media limelight, she has also stayed far from the social media platforms.

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