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Sutton Foster is an American actress, dancer, and singer who began her career in 1989 at the age of 15. An award-winning actress and a Grammy Nominee, she has performed in as much as 11 Broadway shows and has appeared in many movies and productions including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, and most recently, Sweet Charity.
Recording a lot of successes in her professional life, her personal life also seems to be on the right path. She is married to Ted Griffin.
Sutton Foster’s Bio – How Old is She?
The actress was born Sutton Lenore Foster on March 18, 1975, in Statesboro, Georgia, although it was in Troy, Michigan that she was brought up by her parents, Helen Foster and Bob Foster who were people of middle class. She is the sister of the Tony-nominated actor, Hunter Foster.
Her father worked with General Motors, which saw him moving from place to place. Both Sutton and her elder brother got the encouragement of their mother to try their hands on performing arts and because of this, she was already auditioning by the time she was 10.
She had her education from Troy High School, in Troy, Michigan. However, she was out of school before she graduated. But then, through correspondence courses, she still went on to obtain a diploma. After that, she went to Carnegie Mellon University where she stayed for a year before dropping out to pursue her career in acting.
With an interest in acting that has sustained since she was much younger, Sutton Foster made her first appearance in the short film, Mr. Terbillion’s Ambition in 1989. The next year, she took part in Star Search as a contestant, going on to end as a runner-up. In the following years, she appeared in some TV productions such as Bunheads (2012-2013) and Younger which has been running since 2015.
It was, however, in the theatre that she became even more famous, appearing in many productions including The Will Rogers Follies (1992), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1997), Les Misérables (1999), Thoroughly Modern Millie (2000), and Snoopy! The Musical and Me and My Girl which were in 2004. Recently, she has appeared in The Wild Party (2015), Defying Gravity: The Songs of Stephen Schwartz (2016), Sweet Charity (2016-2017), and Thoroughly Modern Millie and My One and Only in 2018.
Her career has been decorated with awards such as two Tony Awards for Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002) and Anything Goes (2011). The same productions won her Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Other awards she got are Astaire Award and more than five Broadway.com Audience Awards. She has many more nominations including a Grammy for Anything Goes in the category of Best Musical Theater Album.
Who is Sutton Foster’s Husband – Ted Griffin?
Although she did not spend a long time in college before calling it quits, she met actor Christian Borle there, and after spending some time together, the two finally got married in 2006. The union, however, was not to last forever as they went their separate ways after a divorce three years into the marriage. Still, the two have still remained close as friends.
After that, she got in a relationship with Bobby Cannavale from 2010 to 2012 and then Ted Griffin became the next man that she would come to start dating. In 2013, the couple announced their engagement and in 2014, they tied the knot. By 2016, they had started planning of starting a family, and in 2017, they announced the new member of their family following the adoption of their daughter, Emily Dale Griffin who the Tony Award-winning actress revealed has changed both her life and that of her husband in a very good way. Emily was born on March 5, 2017.
Ted Griffin is an American screenwriter who was born on December 21, 1970, in Pasadena, California. A graduate of Colgate University, Griffin’s grandparents, William A. Seiter, and Marian Nixon worked as a film director and professional actress respectively while his brother is also a screenwriter. Ted is famous for works such as Ravenous (1999), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Matchstick Men (2003), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) which he co-produced.
How Much Is She Worth?
Career-wise, Sutton Foster is successful all round in her acting and musical career. As a result of that, she has a good fortune to show for all her efforts, with a net worth of over $4 million as a testament to that. She has made the fortune mainly from her engagements as a singer and actress among other things.