Kristin Nelson
Name: Kristin Nelson
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Female
Birth Day: June 25, 1945
Age: 75
Birth Place: Burbank, United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Social Accounts

Kristin Nelson

Kristin Nelson was born on June 25, 1945 in Burbank, United States (75 years old). Kristin Nelson is an Actor, zodiac sign: Cancer. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $6 Million.

Brief Info

Painter and artist who acted with her husband Ricky Nelson in family show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.


She became known for her colorful perspective art pieces, which were inspired by her second husband and gained national attention in the 1980s.

Net Worth 2020

$6 Million
Find out more about Kristin Nelson net worth here.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Mark Harmon Mark Harmon Brother $100 Million $525 Thousand Per Episode 69 Actor
#2 Tracy Nelson Tracy Nelson Daughter $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 57 Actor
#3 Tom Harmon Tom Harmon Father $1 Million (Approx.) N/A 70 Football Player
#4 Mark Tinker Mark Tinker Former spouse $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 69 Producer
#5 Ricky Nelson Ricky Nelson Former spouse $500 Thousand N/A 45 Pop Singer
#6 Remington Elizabeth Moses Granddaughter N/A N/A N/A
#7 Elyse Knox Elyse Knox Mother $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 94 Actor
#8 Ty Christian Harmon Nephew N/A N/A N/A
#9 Sean Harmon Sean Harmon Nephew $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 32 Actor
#10 Kelly Harmon Kelly Harmon Sister $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 11 Actor
#11 Matthew Nelson Matthew Nelson Son $3 Million N/A N/A Rock Stars
#12 Gunnar Nelson Gunnar Nelson Son $3 Million N/A 32 MMA
#13 Sam Nelson Sam Nelson Son $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 66 Actor
#14 Ozzie Nelson Ozzie Nelson $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 69 Actor
#15 Harriet Nelson Harriet Nelson $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 85 Actor


Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)

Before Fame

She was the daughter of football star Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox.


Biography Timeline


Nelson first met Ricky Nelson when she was "just another 12-year-old fan" of his. They began dating on Christmas Day 1961, when she was 16 and Rick was 21. A year later, the couple announced their engagement. They were married on April 20, 1963 in a Catholic ceremony at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Nelson was pregnant, and Rick later described the union as a "shotgun wedding". Rick, a non-practicing Protestant, received instruction in Catholicism before the wedding and signed a pledge to have any children of the union baptized in the Catholic faith.


In 1963, at age 17, she married teen idol Ricky Nelson and gave birth to their first child six months later.

Following her marriage to Rick in 1963, Nelson joined him and his family on their television show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as a regular cast member, first appearing in the episode "Rick's Wedding Ring".

Kristin and Rick Nelson had four children. Their first, daughter Tracy, was born six months after the wedding on October 25, 1963 at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California. She weighed four pounds, one ounce, and was slightly premature. As a preschooler, Tracy appeared in Yours, Mine, and Ours with Lucille Ball. In her teens, she attended the exclusive Westlake School for Girls. During her parents' marital difficulties, she stayed with her father at the Mulholland Drive house. Tracy went on to become a professional dancer as well as a successful film and television actress.


In 1965, she co-starred with Rick in the romantic comedy Love and Kisses, in which they demonstrate the troubles of a young couple of school age who get married—an "inspired casting", according to one critic.


Nelson had painted since the age of 17, and had her first one-woman art show in 1967. Her work, which was described as "widely acclaimed", is in the primitive genre, and has been likened to that of Grandma Moses. Her oil paintings sold for up to $5,000 in the 1970s.

Twin sons Gunnar Eric Nelson and Matthew Gray Nelson were born on September 20, 1967. They moved in with their father as soon as they turned 18, three months before his tragic death. Shortly after, they formed the band Nelson, which is still together today.


Their fourth child, Sam Hilliard Nelson, was born on August 29, 1974. At six years of age, he was placed in the care of his maternal grandparents and became the subject of a custody battle between Nelson and her brother Mark Harmon in 1987. Sam earned a degree in psychology and a minor in film from Boston College and has been working in the music business.


The couple went on to have three more children, but their extravagant lifestyle forced Rick to tour for long periods, placing great pressure on the marriage. By 1975, the Nelsons were on the verge of breaking up. When Rick returned from a tour in 1977, he discovered Nelson had moved him out of their home and into a rented house. Less than a month later, she found him there with two Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders. Rick later claimed that she had set him up to use the incident against him in court.

In October 1977, Nelson filed for divorce and asked for alimony, custody of their four children and a portion of community property, but the couple temporarily reconciled.


In April 1980, the couple bought Errol Flynn's 1941 Mulholland Drive estate for $750,000. Nelson wanted Rick to give up music, spend more time at home, and focus on acting, but Rick continued touring relentlessly. The dispute over Nelson's career created unpleasantness at home.

In October 1980, Nelson again filed for divorce. Attempts to negotiate a preliminary settlement agreement were unsuccessful. In February 1981, Nelson was temporarily granted custody of the children and $3,600 in spousal support. Rick was required to pay a number of family expenses such as property taxes, medical bills, and school tuition.


She also played police officer Jim Reed's wife Jean on Adam-12, guest-starred on other series and appeared in a few theatrical films, including The Resurrection of Broncho Billy, which won an Academy Award for best live-action short film. She retired from acting in 1982 following Liar's Moon.

Nelson claimed that Rick was hiding assets, but in fact Rick was almost broke. Each accused the other of drug and alcohol abuse and of being a poor parent. After two years of acrimony, the couple was divorced in December 1982. The divorce was financially devastating for Rick, with attorneys and accountants taking more than $1 million.


After Rick Nelson's death in a plane crash in 1985, his four children inherited what was left of his estate.


In 1987, two years after Rick's death, Nelson was undergoing drug rehabilitation when her brother Mark Harmon and his wife Pam Dawber petitioned for custody of Kristin's youngest son Sam, on the grounds that Kristin was incapable of good parenting. Sam's psychiatrist testified that the 13-year-old boy depicted his mother as a dragon and complained about her mood swings and how she prevented him from being with his siblings. During his parents' divorce battle between 1980 and 1982, Sam was under the care of his aunt Kelly before moving in with his grandparents for 18 months and eventually going to live with Harmon and his family.


In 1988, Nelson met the director-producer Mark Tinker, who asked her what she wanted to do with her life. She told him, "I want to paint."

Nelson married TV producer and director Mark Tinker in 1988; they divorced in 2000. After the divorce, Nelson moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Speaking in a 1998 documentary about the Nelson family, Ozzie and Harriet: The Adventures of America's Favorite Family, Nelson said of her marriage to Rick: "I spent my whole life fighting the fairy tale. First trying to be it, then trying to tell the truth."


Her paintings are conceived without perspective and are brightly colored with many figures included. Judy Blundell said, "Any symbolism is straightforward and honest. As an artist she is not concerned with being clever or elusive; she is simply using her talent as a means of true visual documentation." Subjects include When the Kennedys Were in the White House (1964) and The Day He Died (1990), a memorial to her father painted on a window frame that depicts a country church and rain clouds. In 1999, her paintings were published in a coffee-table-sized autobiography, Out of My Mind. The paintings document her life story and are supplemented with diary entries and poems.


On May 1, 2018, Nelson's daughter Tracy confirmed on Facebook that her mother had died suddenly of a heart attack at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 27, 2018. Tracy wrote, "her heaven would be her dogs, sushi, and a Santa Fe sky."

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Kristin Nelson is 76 years, 4 months and 1 days old. Kristin Nelson will celebrate 77th birthday on a Saturday 25th of June 2022.

Find out about Kristin Nelson birthday activities in timeline view here.

Kristin Nelson trends


  1. Who is Kristin Nelson ?
  2. How rich is Kristin Nelson ?
  3. What is Kristin Nelson 's salary?
  4. When is Kristin Nelson 's birthday?
  5. When and how did Kristin Nelson became famous?
  6. How tall is Kristin Nelson ?
  7. Who is Kristin Nelson 's girlfriend?
  8. List of Kristin Nelson 's family members?
  9. Why do people love Kristin Nelson?