Barbara Alyn Woods Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Nov 09, 2023 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on May 19, 2022
Barbara Alyn Woods is one of the most famous television actresses who has worked in several films as well.
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About Barbara Alyn Woods

Barbara Alyn Woods is a famous American actress in the film and television industry, widely recognized for her roles in 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids', and 'One Tree Hill'. 

She also appeared in television series like 'Golden Girls,' 'Murder,' 'Desperate Housewives,' and 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' among others. Her inspiration is Mary Tyler Moore, and her zodiac sign is Pisces but little is known about her early life in Chicago, Illinois.
She married John Lind in 1999 and gave birth to three daughters Emily Alyn Lind, Alyvia Alyn Lind, and Natalie Alyn Lind. Her noteworthy roles include Diane Szalinski on ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids’ and Frankie Starlight in ‘Marcia’. She even won a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for her cameo performance in the play 'Mr. 80 Percent'.

Barbara Alyn Woods Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Barbara Alyn Woods's net worth?

Barbara Alyn Woods has a net worth of about $2-3.5 million as of 2022.

How much does Barbara Alyn Woods earn per year?

Barbara Alyn Woods earns around $3 million or more every year due to her TV show appearances.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Barbara Alyn Woods?

Barbara Alyn Woods is around 5 ft 6 in (168 cm).

How old is Barbara Alyn Woods?

Barbara Alyn Woods was born on March 11, 1962, and is 60 years old as of 2022. 

Childhood And Education

Barbara Alyn Woods was born in Illinois, Chicago, on March 11, 1962. She has not shared much information about her personal life in the media, mainly the details related to her parents and their occupation. Barbara studied in Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois. Later, Barbara Alyn Woods graduated from Northern Illinois University, located in DeKalb, Illinois.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Barbara Alyn Woods's partner?

Barbara Alyn Wood is married to her long-term boyfriend John Lind, an assistant director. The couple met each other in 1977 when filming the TV show ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids’. They exchanged wedding vows after two years of dating. The father's name of Barbara Alyn Wood is Allen Woods, and he is a salesperson, while her mother's identity is unknown. The couple has three daughters named Natalie Alyn Lind, who was born on June 21, 1999, Emily Alyn Woods, who was born on May 6, 2002, and Alyvia Alyn Lind who was born on July 27, 2007.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best known for...

In 1988, Barbara started her acting career in the episode 'Mob,' from the TV series 'Sable.' She also appeared in many guest roles in various series, including 'Open House,' 'Married …. with Children,' and many more. During her early acting days, she became she gained acclaim as an actress when she starred in a guest role in the episode 'The Schizoid Man,' in 1989. This episode from the fiction-genre show, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, became very popular. Some of her other notable guest roles were in ‘The Golden Girls’ and ‘Equal Justice’.
In 1990, she appeared in a supporting role in a box office hit for which Barbara received positive reviews. It was a science-fiction drama titled ‘Circuitry Man’. In mid-1990, she played a supporting role in a film that received poor reviews from the audience, and it was a decent commercial hit. In 1992, she appeared in her first lead role in 'Dance With Death,' and unfortunately, it was not a commercial success.
In 1997, she started to taste success in her life after a lot of struggles. She got an opportunity to play the lead role in the series 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids.' She played her role in the TV series for three years, from 1997-2000. This series has a total of 66 episodes, and it became a commercial success, which increased her ratings as an actress. She has also starred in series like ‘American Dreams’ and ‘Providence’ in a guest role.
In 2003, she surged to fame for her role as Deborah in the series ‘One Tree Hill’. She appeared as Deborah for the first four seasons, she disappeared in the fifth season, and then she joined the show in the sixth season. Some of her notable minor roles in films include 'We’re Talking Serious Money,' 'Frankie Straight, and 'Flesh and Bone.' Frankie Straight is a horror film that reached the audience moderately. In 2014, she appeared in the film ‘Death Clique’, after which she took an indefinite break from the industry.

Charity Work

Barbara is a philanthropist, and she has done a lot of charity work to improve the life quality of underprivileged children.

What awards has Barbara Alyn Wood won?

For her role in the film 'Mr. 80 Percent', Barbara Alyn Woods was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award in 1986. She was also nominated for the 168 Film Festival Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress for 'Remember Me’ in 2017.

Barbara Alyn Wood’s Hobbies And Interests

Wood loves to travel, and her passion for acting has taken her to different states in the US. She has also visited several countries in Asia and Europe. In an interview, Barbara said that her dream destination was Paris.  

Other Interesting Barbara Alyn Woods's Facts And Trivia

  • If she was not in the acting field, Barbara would have become an English teacher.
  • In 1986, Barbara Alyn Woods was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for her role in 'Mr. 80 Percent'.
  • The earlier work of Barbara Wood includes the performances she did at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago.
  • Her famous roles include Diane Szalinski in ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids’ and Laura Miller in ‘Desperate Housewives’.
  • In June 1993, she played the role of Eve Sinclair in ‘Eden’.
  • The middle name of Alyn of Barbara came after her father's name 'Allen' who is a salesman in Nunn Bush Shoes.
  • Barbara Alyn Woods used to be a cheerleader in high school. 
  • Barbara Alyn Woods married John Lind in 1999.

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Barbara Alyn Woods Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Chicago, Illinois



168 cm

Eye Color

Light Brown

Child Star?





Hinsdale South High School in Darien

Net Worth



John Lind


Allen Woods
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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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