Linda Kozlowski

Linda Kozlowski

Date Of BirthJanuary 7, 1958
Age66 years 3 months 16 days
Day of BirthTuesday
Place Of BirthFairfield, Connecticut, United States
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Profession Actress

Personal Information
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignCapricorn
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height170 CM
5 Feet 7 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Weight65 KG
143 lbs
Shoe Size10
Figure Measurements 40-25-36
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Average
Bra Size 40C
Family Information
Father Stanley M. Kozlowski
Mother Helen E. Parniawski
Son Chance Hogan (born in 1998)
Brother Robert M. Kozlowski
Grandfather Stanley Parniawski (Maternal)
Grandmother Mary Zybura Parniawski (Maternal)
Aunt Stephanie DeMarco (Maternal)
Sister In-Law Donna Kozlowski (Wife of Robert M. Kozlowski)
Stepsons Brett Hogan (Ex)
Todd Hogan (Ex)
Scott Hogan (Ex)
Clay Hogan (Ex)
Stepdaughter Lauren Hogan (Ex)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Juilliard School (New York City; passed in 1981)
Education (High School) Andrew Warde High School (Fairfield; class of 1976 ;)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Paul Hogan (Australian Actor)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Crocodile Dundee(1986)
Years Active 1981-
Debut(Broadway) How It All Began (1981)
More Information
Friends William DeAcutis
Val Kilmer
Dustin Hoffman
Net worth$10 Million

Biography

Linda Kozlowski is an American TV & movie actress. She is mostly known for her role as Sue Charlton in the movie series- Crocodile Dundee(1986), Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001). She played Jill McGowan in Village of the Damned (1995) as well

Linda Kozlowski was born on 7th January 1958 in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States to Helen Parniawski(Mother) & Stanley Kozlowski(Father)

Education

  • High School: She graduated from Andrew Warde High School, Fairfield in 1976
  • Graduation: Linda graduated from Juilliard School, Manhattan, New York City in Drama in 1981. She also learnt opera singing at the institution.

Marriage

Linda Kozlowski &Paul Hogan 

Linda met Australian actor, writer, producer Paul Hogan during the shooting of the movie Crocodile Dundee(1986). They went on to act in 2 other sequels to the movie in 1988 and 2001 and Almost an Angel (1990) as well. Paul played the lead male while Linda was the lead actress in the movies.

Linda Kozlowski with Paul Hogan

Image: Linda Kozlowski with Paul Hogan

They eventually began dating and got married on May 5, 1990 after Paul divorced his previous wife Noelene. Paul was born on 1939 while Linda in 1958, making the age difference- 19 years. The couple filed for divorce in October 2013 stating irreconcilable differences and got divorced on 23 July 2014. She stated that they naturally drifted apart without any shared interests any more. She received one time settlement amount of $6.25 million.

They have a son named- Chance Hogan born in 1998.

Linda Kozlowski Family: Ex-husband Paul Hogan, son Chance Hogan

Image: Linda Kozlowski Family: Ex-husband Paul Hogan, son Chance Hogan

Facts & Trivia

  • Golden Globe Award: She has received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her role as Sue Charlton in Crocodile Dundee 2(1988).
  • Polish descent: Her parents are of Polish ancestry.
  • Stop to acting career: She quit acting after her 2001 movie- Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001), she grew dissatisfied with the characters she was getting. She lived on the Australian ranch looking after it with her son for a while.
  • Marriage: Linda has been married twice, to Paul Hogan in 1990 and once before that.
  • Cryogenic treatment: She is believed to undergo cryogenic procedures to keep her beauty and health in good condition.
  • She has bought properties on the Venice Beachfront. She has a $2 Million house there. Her neighbors call her Queen of Silicon Beach (Silicon Beach is another name for Venice Beachfront).
  • She is a trained opera singer.
  • Two of her close friends died of AIDS in 1990s.
  • Friendship with Dustin Hoffman: She acted with Dustin Hoffman in 'Death of a Salesman', they became friends and he and his wife allowed Linda to use their Malibu beach house when she was feeling lonely. Some believe he helped her get the role in Crocodile Dundee(1986)
  • After her first movie Crocodile Dundee(1986) she became a sensation in Australia.
  • The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards(1987): She attended the event, she was a nominee

 

Career

Broadway

  • How It All Began(1981)
  • Death of a Salesman(1984) (as Miss Forsythe)

Nurse(1982): She played Julie Dean in the TV Drama Series "Nurse" created by Sue Grafton. She appeared in the 14th episode of season 2, named "On the Line". Hattie Winston, Robert Reed, Michael Learned played main roles in the series.

Death of a Salesman(1985): She portrayed Miss Forsythe in the TV Drama movie directed by Volker Schlöndorff, it starred Kate Reid, John Malkovich, Dustin Hoffman in the main roles. She and Dustin Hoffman had previously appeared together on Broadway, of the same name.

Crocodile Dundee(1986)

Crocodile Dundee- poster

She played- Sue Charlton in the Australian adventure Comedy movie Crocodile Dundee by Peter Faiman, it has Paul Hogan and John Meillon in the lead cast.

Sue Charlton is a writer for the newspaper "Newsday", she travels to a small township called Walkabout Creek in the Northern Australia. She intends to meet the bushamna, the famous "Crocodile" Dundee, Mr Michael Dundee, she gets to experience unusual adventures with him in the wild.

In the sequel movie released in 1988, she resumed her role as Sue Charlton, it was directed by John Cornell.

Pass the Ammo(1988)

Pass the Ammo poster

She played Claire in the Comedy movie directed by David Beaird with Tim Curry, Bill Paxton and Annie Potts in the lead. It was a spoof of the teleevangelism, based on the real life events related to evangelists Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart. She plays Claire, the woman caught in the church in a hostage situation with her boyfriend Jesse

Favorite Son(1988): She played Sally Crain in the mini TV series starring Harry Hamlin, Gregory Avellone, Richard Allen.

Almost an Angel(1990)

Almost an Angel

She played the role of Rose Garner in the Comedy Drama movie by John Cornell with actors-  Paul Hogan and Elias Koteas in the main roles. 

Steve Garner (Elias Koteas) runs a youth center for children and teens with his sister Rose (Linda Kozlowski. Rose falls in love with Terry, seeing him solve situations around, helping the neighbourhood. 

The Neighbor (1993)

The Neighbour

In the Thriller movie directed by Rodney Gibbons, she plays Mary, a neighbour of aging gynecologist with a "killer instinct" Dr. Myron Hatch. The story is about Dr Myron Hatch terrorizing his neighbours. Rod Steiger, Ron Lea, Bruce Boa played the main roles.

Backstreet Justice(1994)

Backstreet Justice

In the crime drama written and directed by Chris McIntyre, She plays Keri Finnegan, a Police inspector investigating a spree of murders in the neighbourhood, her father's image as a corrupt cop has always weighed her down, she unearths secrest from the past that could possibly remove the stain of her father's name.

Zorn(1994): In the biographical movie Zorn, about the life of Swedish painter Anders Zorn. She plays Emilie Bartlett. Gunnar Hellstrom wrote, directed and appeared in the lead character as Anders Zorn in the movie

Village of the damned(1995): In the sci-fi horror movie Village of the damned, story of a small town where a woman gives birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans, she played Jill McGowan, Christopher Reeve played Dr. Alan Chaffee, Kirstie Alley played Dr. Susan Verner. The movie was a remake of the 1960 movie, the 1995 versionwas directed by John Carpenter.

Shaughnessy(1996): In the 1996 western drama movie directed by Michael Ray Rhodes, she played Marla. The story revovles around an Irish immigrant Tommy Shaughnessy(Matthew Settle) who leaves the  New York City for Kansas and works as a small-town sheriff there.

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles(2001): In the third movie of the Crocodile Dundee sequels. She resumed her role as Sue. Paul Hogan co-wrote the movie with Matthew Berry and Eric Abrams. It was directed by Simon Wincer.

The story was about "Crocodile" Dundee travelling to Los Angeles with his son.

 

Filmography

Year Movie/ Series Character Notes
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Sue Charleton  
1996 Shaughnessy Marla TV Movie
1995 The Celluloid Heroes   TV movie
1995 Village of the Damned Jill McGowan  
1994 Zorn Emilie Bartlett  
1994 Backstreet Justice Keri Finnegan  
1993 The Neighbor Mary/ Mrs. Hatch  
1990 Almost an Angel Rose Garner  
1988 Favorite Son Sally Crain TV Mini Series; S1E1: Part One
1988 Crocodile Dundee II Sue Charlton  
1987 Pass the Ammo Claire  
1986 Crocodile Dundee Sue Charlton  
1985 Death of a Salesman Miss Forsythe TV Movie
1981 Nurse Julie Dean TV Series; S2E14: On the Line

 

Awards

Year Title Award Note
1987 Crocodile Dundee Golden Globe Awards- Nomination Best Supporting Actress
1988 Crocodile Dundee Bravo Otto- Nomination Best Actress

 

Quotes

  • These schlocky films I was getting were giving me an ulcer, I was the only one on the set that cared about anything, I decided to give it all away.
  • I lived in Paul's shadow for many, many years and it's nice to feel my own light right now
  • (About her husband) We were opposites in everything, From food, music, colors, clothes, places, everything. The divorce was completely amicable. We talk on the phone all the time, We're completely friendly.
  • It's nice to feel my own light right now
  • I've never had to do anything I didn't believe in
  • Most writers are still indulging their fantasies when they write about women. 

 

Sources

  1. Linda Kozlowski on wikipedia
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