Edie McClurg Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Feb 07, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on May 05, 2022
Edie Mcclurg is known for acting in some of the most iconic movies in the past few decades.
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About Edie Mcclurg

Edie Mcclurg is an American actress and stand-up comedian, born on July 23, 1945.
Her original name is Edith Marie McClurg. Edie started as a member of Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe.
Edie Mcclurg is famous for doing roles in cult films like 'Carrie', 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', 'Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark', and 'Cheech And Chong's Next Movie', 'Mr. Mom', 'Back To School', 'Planes, Trains And Automobiles', 'A River Runs Through It', 'Natural Born Killers', and 'Flubber'.
Mcclurg was a regular on 'The David Letterman Show' before starring as Bonnie Brindle in 'Small Wonder' from 1985 to 1987, and Mrs. Patty Poole on 'The Hogan Family' from 1986 to 1991. Television shows like 'Alice', 'Mr. Belvedere', 'The Golden Girls', 'Roseanne', 'Full House', 'Seinfeld', 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch', 'Malcolm In The Middle', 'Hannah Montana', 'Crashbox', and 'Portlandia' have all featured Mcclurg as a one-off character. She has been also seen in several commercials since 1977.

Edie Mcclurg's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Edie Mcclurg’s net worth?

Having acted in movies for almost five decades, Edie Mcclurg currently has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

How much does Edie Mcclurg earn per year?

Mcclurg's estimated earnings could be around $500,000 per year, as exact figures haven't been revealed by her.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Edie Mcclurg?

Edie Mcclurg is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall.

How old is Edie Mcclurg?

Born in July 1945, Mcclurg is 77 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

On July 23, 1945, Edie Mcclurg was born. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, with her father, Mac, a mail delivery man, and mother, Irene Mcclurg, who was a secretary. Her older brother Bob, who is also an actor, is her inspiration. Irene Mcclurg, her mother, worked as a secretary for the Federal Aviation Administration. In her early life during the '60s, Mcclurg studied a course on Radio at the Missouri–Kansas City University and later taught there for eight years. From Syracuse University she did a master's degree. Not much is known about her early life.
Edie Mcclurg has also worked as a teacher and a radio personality. She was also a newswoman, DJ, and producer for the National Public Radio (NPR) under KCUR-FM at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. In NPR's national broadcast of the Nixon Tape transcripts, she portrayed John Ehrlichman in Conversation 26.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Edie Mcclurg’s partner?

There's no information regarding whether Edie Mcclurg has ever married or who she is dating.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Mcclurg made her film debut in Brian De Palma's 1976 iconic horror movie 'Carrie' and played the role of Sissy Spacek. She was a cast of 'The Richard Pryor Show' and 'The Kallikaks' after appearing as a comedy regular on 'Tony Orlando and Dawn' in 1976.
Mrs. Marv Mendenhall was Edie Mcclurg's character in 1980, on which she appeared several times. Later, Edie Mcclurg traveled to LA and became a member of the Groundlings company after performing with the improv comedy group, Pitcshel Players in San Francisco.
She featured in 1981 as Hermit Hattie in Paul Reubens' first play, called 'The Pee-wee Herman Show'. She also starred alongside fellow Groundling player Cassandra Peterson in the 1988 film 'Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark' as her alter ego Elvira.
Edie Mcclurg is a middle-aged, midwesterner who has starred in nearly 90 films and 55 television programs.
Edie Mcclurg is popular for several roles in films and shows, like 'She's Having A Baby', 'A River Runs Through It', 'WKRP In Cincinnati', 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', the television remake of 'Harper Valley PTA', 'Small Wonder', 'Back To School', 'The Hogan Family', 'Planes, Trains, And Automobiles', '7th Heaven', and 'Clifford The Big Red Dog'.
She gave a guest appearance in 'Campus Ladies' as the mother of Barri in one of the episodes. She played the role of one of the evil stepsisters of Cinderella, a play by the Faerie Tale Theatre production. Mcclurg has participated in many game shows as well, including 'The $25,000 Pyramid', 'Match Game', 'Super Password', and 'Password Plus'.
Along with being an actress and comedian, Edie Mcclurg has also been a full-time voice actress. She has given her voice to movies like 'A Bug's Life', 'The Jetsons', 'Life With Louie', 'The Snorks', 'Justin And The Knights Of Valour', 'Cars', and 'Cars 2', 'The Little Mermaid', 'Home On The Range', 'Wreck-It Ralph', 'Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen'.
In an episode of 'The Golden Girls', Edie McClurg played a nurse known as Angel of Death. She also played Cindy Merriweather in an episode of 'Hannah Montana'. McClurg is a member of Spolin Players, where she continues to pursue her passion for improvisational comedy. She was also seen on 'Thank God You're Here' in April 2007 and participated in an episode of the sitcom 'Rules Of Engagement' in 2011.
In 2020, Edie Mcclurg voiced a funny character in a satirical sketch of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' in the 'Family Guy' episode 'Holly Bibble'. She voiced Grace, the personal assistant of the character Pontius Pilate.

What awards has Edie Mcclurg won?

Edie Mcclurg has won the Best Actress award for her film 'To Kill A Mockumentary' at the Mockfest Film Festival. She also won an award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her film 'Theresa Is A Mother' in 2013 at the US Northeast Film Festival.

Edie Mcclurg’s Hobbies And Interests

Edie loves to watch movies and theatre plays in her leisure.

Other Interesting Edie Mcclurg Facts And Trivia

  • Edie obtained a bachelor’s degree in speech education from Syracuse University.
  • She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 2017,
  • Edie has taught a course on Radio at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for eight years.
  • As a voice actress, she gave her voice to characters like Dragon in the video game called 'Nightmare Ned', and in several other shows and films like; 'The Secret of NIMH', 'Kiki's Delivery Service', 'Higglytown Heroes', 'The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron', 'Rocket Power', 'Fish Hooks', 'Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation', and 'Bobby's World'.

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Edie McClurg Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Edith Marie McClurg

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Place of Birth

Kansas City, Missouri



170 cm

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University of Missouri-Kansas City

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Irene, Mac McClurg


Bob McClurg

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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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