Laurel Cariou is a vastly recognized celebrity child famous for being the daughter of actor and stage director, Len Cariou.
Laurel Cariou‘s Family
Leonard Joseph Cariou aka Len Cariou was born on September 30, 1939, in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada to George Marius Cariou and Molly Estelle. His father was Breton, and his mother was of Irish descent. Leonard married Patricia Otter and had a daughter named Laurel Cariou. The marriage didn’t last long, and the couple filed for divorce. After his divorce, Len married his second wife Susan Barbara Kapilow in 1975. However, his second marriage also ended in divorce in 1978.
For the third time, he married Heather Summerhayes on 25th October 1986. The couple has since been together. Laurel has shared a strong bond with her stepmom Heather which can be seen on their social media handles.
Laurel Cariou‘s Net Worth
Laurel Cariou is a celebrated child and has been enjoying the limelight since birth. In addition to being a star kid, Laurel is also doing great in her own right. She is now a Past Chair of the theatre called Manitoba Theatre for Young, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She first joined the theatre as a board member in Sept 2015 and has since served as a committee chair as well as a vice chair. She previously worked as a Vice-President of Human Resources at The University of Winnipeg. Laurel is known to the broader audience as the daughter of the iconic actor and director, Len Cariou.
Len is best known for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd in the original cast of ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,’ and for playing the patriarch Henry Reagan, NYPD Police Commissioner (retired), in the multi-generational television series ‘Blue Bloods’ on CBS. He made his first appearance in Damn Yankees at Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg in 1959 and was a founding member of the Manitoba Theatre Centre. He became a lead actor at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in the 1960s, where he played Orlando in ‘As You Like It’, and the title roles in Henry V, Oedipus the King, and King Lear. He also was an associate director.
On Broadway, Len earned three Tony nominations for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ in 1970 for Applause, in 1973 for A Little Night Music, and in 1979 for Sweeney Todd. On June 23, 2012, he was honored by having his name added to the Miles Macdonell Collegiate Alumni of Distinction, for his contribution to theatre and arts. In 2004, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. On December 27, 2018, the Governor General of Canada, announced that Len would be one of 103 recipients becoming an Officer of the Order of Canada for his achievements as an actor and his commitment to Canadian cultural institutions. He has a net worth of $5 million.