American actress Harriet Sansom Harris is a big name behind the growth of the theatre industry in the US. Active in the theatres since 1989, she helped taking theatre to the next level in the US.

A Julliard graduate, Harriet is most popular for the portrayal of Felicia Tilman on Desperate Housewives and Bebe Glazer on Frasier.

Most of the people who are into the theatres and movies have some sense of who Harriet is, but it’s time to take a look at her life on a deeper level. This wiki will explore Harriet’s early life, net worth, and relationship life with her long-time boyfriend, Matt Bradford Sullivan.

Bio — Parents, Siblings, Young

Harriet Sansom Harris was born in 1955, which made her age, as of September 2020, 65. Also, she celebrates her last birthday on January 8, 2020.

Harriet was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, by her parents. Her mom and dad reportedly passed away a long time ago. As for her mother, Phyllis Diller, Harriet wished a happy Mother’s day along with a sweet message in her IG handle on May 11, 2020.

On her mother’s side, Harriet is a descendant of one of Marion Sansom’s brothers, a twentieth-century civic leader.

Coming to Harriet’s siblings, she has a brother and sister. Harriet shares a cordial relationship with her brother and sister. What’s more, the trio even had a reunion on August 2, 2015.


Harriet Samson Harris and her sister Elatia while they were young.

Harriet’s sister, Elatia Harris, is more of a best friend to Harriet. The duo also often shares their younger pictures of themselves in their IG handle.

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What Is Harriet Sansom Harris Net Worth?

Harriet Sansom Harris grew up surrounded by the indigenous theater. She visited the Casa Manana Theatre whenever she found time. That was where she delved into the world of musicals.

With an extreme fond for acting, Harriet joined the prestigious Juilliard School’s Drama Division in 1973 after completing her primary and high-school from Arlington Heights High School and Fort Worth Country Day School respectively. From Juilliard’s School, Harriet received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Graduating from Juilliard, Harriet joined The Acting Company and worked for three years. In her time at The Acting Company, Harriet performed in the productions of Romeo and Juliet, Antigone, and King Lear.

Coming to Harriet’s theatre work, she has worked both on and off-Broadway. She did What a Man Weighs at Second Stage Theatre in 1989 before debuting in Broadway. In 1992, she made her Broadway debut through Four Baboons Adoring the Sun.

In 1993, Harriet received a second Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal in Jeffrey; she had received it in 1992 for Bella, Belle of Byelorussia. Her breakthrough performance came in 2002’s musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, where she played evil white slaver, Mrs. Meers. She received the prestigious Tony Award for that role.

From 2005 to 2007, Harriet busied herself with off-Broadway productions. Likewise, in 2006, she played Vera Charles in Mama produced by Kennedy Center.

In 2007, Harris returned to Broadway with the musical Cry-Baby, which is based on John Water movie of the same name. Also, her other theatre works include It Shoulda Been You, Cindrella, The Royal Family of Broadway, among others.

Harriet’s performance in Jeffrey opened paths for television appearances. Harriet’s big role as Bebe Glazer on the sitcom Frasier (1993-2004) was one of many examples of how influential her performance in Jeffrey was.

Some of Harriet’s other television credits include Murphy Brown, Six Feet Under, Frasier and Ellen, Highway to Heaven, among others.

Even though Harriet’s is less seen doing movies, she starred in some popular ones that include Memento, Phantom Thread, Nurse Betty, etcetera. Plus, Harriet’s latest venture and the Netflix series Ratched premiered on 18th September 2020.

With such a stellar career, Harriet Sansom Harris went on to influence people and make some fortune for herself. As of 2020, her net worth reached $800 thousand.

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Is Harriet Sansom Harris Married?

Even though Harriet Sansom Harris and Matt Bradford Sullivan never married, or at least they did not do it publicly, the couple have lived under the same roof for over 20 years. Maybe the ‘husband and wife tag’ does not matter to them.


A throwback photo of Harriet Sansom Harris and her boyfriendm, Matt Bradford Sullivan (Pic – Harriet’s IG)

Harriet Sansom Harris has been dating her boyfriend Matt Bradford Sullivan since, at least, 1998. During a conversation with one of the staff of the Los Angeles Times, Harriet went on to reveal about her boyfriend.

An excerpt from the article read,

“Matt Sullivan is also a theater actor like her partner, Harriet. The pair also shared a screen in Hay Fever, which Harriet described as: ‘It’s a real joy. You know immediately there is a lot of trust, and I love being on stage with him. It’s always really fun. I almost always have played the person who is in love with him, or secretly in love with him, or trying to get him to fall in love with her (like in Hay Fever).'”

Some of Matt’s theatre works include Hamlet, The Roads To Come, The Royal Family, among others.

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