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Who was Melissa Mathison Husband? Bio, Net Worth, Kids

Who was Melissa Mathison Husband? Bio, Net Worth, Kids

Facts of Melissa Mathison

Full Name:Melissa Mathison
Birth Date:June 3, 1950
Age:74 years
Death Date:November 4, 2015
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m)
DivorceHarrison Ford
Net Worth$100 Million
Eye ColorGrey
Hair ColorBlonde
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California
EducationProvidence High School, University of California, Berkeley
FatherRichard Randolph Mathison
MotherMargaret Jean Kieffer Mathison
SiblingsMelinda Mathison Johnson, Stephanie Mathison, Mark Mathison, Dirk Mathison
KidsGeorgia Ford, Malcolm Ford
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American television screenwriter Melissa Mathison is famous for writing a popular screenplay or the classic 1982 science fiction-family film E.T. 

Who were Melissa Mathison’s Parents?

Melissa Mathison was born on June 3, 1950, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Melissa was 65 years old at the time of her death. Her zodiac sign was Gemini and she used to celebrate her birthday on the 3rd of June every year. She was born to Richard Randolph Mathison (father) and Margaret Jean Kieffer Mathison (mother).

Her father was the Los Angeles bureau chief and her mother was a food writer and a convenience-food entrepreneur. She has four siblings. The name of her sisters is Melinda Mathison and Stephanie Mathison. Likewsie, her brothers’ names are Mark Mathison and Dirk Mathison. Melissa held American citizenship and followed Christianity as a religion. Similarly, she belonged to white ethnic background.

Where did Melissa Mathison go to College?

Melissa went to Providence High School. She later attended the University of California, Berkeley. There she majored in political science.

Was Melissa Mathison Married?

Melissa was single at the time of her death. She was in a marital relationship with Harrison Ford. Harrison is an American actor by profession.

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Caption: Melissa Mathison with her ex-husband (Photo: Mirror)

They tied the knot on March 14, 1983.  However, they started to have a problem in their relationship.  After 21 years of marriage, they got divorced in 2004.

How Many children did Melissa Mathison have?

Melissa gave birth to two children with her ex-husband Harrison. They had one daughter and one son. The name of their daughter is Georgia Ford born on June 30, 1990.

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Caption: Melissa Mathison’s daughter and ex-husband (Photo: People)

Likewsie, the name of their son is Malcolm Ford born on March 10, 1987. Georgia is an actress by profession and Malcolm is an American vocalist and guitarist by profession.

What was Melissa Mathison’s Net Worth?

Melissa had an estimated net worth of around $100 million at the time of her death. She earned that hefty sum from her career as an American film and television screenwriter.

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Caption: Melissa Mathison with her team (Photo: TV)

According to the source, an average salary of an American film and television screenwriter is around $61,746 a year. She might have got the same amount from her career. She also gets extra money from writing screenplays.

When did Melissa Mathison Die?

Melissa died on November 4, 2015. She was 65 years old at the time of her death. She passed away because of neuroendocrine cancer.

How Tall was Melissa Mathison?

Melissa stood at the height of 5 feet 11 inches and her body weight was 56 kg. She had an alluring pair of grey eyes and beautiful long blonde hair.

Professional Career of Melissa Mathison

  • Melissa was an American film and television screenwriter by profession.
  • While working with Coppola she got the opportunity to write the screenplay for The Black Stallion in 1979.
  • She got the attention of Steven Spielberg and she eventually got to write the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982.
  • She also wrote the screenplay for The Escape Artist in 1982 and in she wrote for the film Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983.
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Caption: Melissa Mathison with her award (Photo: Twitter)
  • Likewise, Melissa wrote the screenplays for a few episodes of a TV Western named Son of the Morning Star in 1991.
  • Melissa used to work as an associate producer for The BF and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and as a co-producer for Kundun.
  • She got the Saturn Award for Best Writing for ‘E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial’ in 1982 and got the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in 1983.
  • Moreover, she also won BAFTA and Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films nominations posthumously for her work in The BFG in 2016.

FAQs of Melissa Mathison

Did Melissa Mathison work as a babysitter?

Yes, Melissa used to work as a babysitter. She used to babysit for the children of American director, producer, screenwriter, and film composer Francis Ford Coppola and his wife, Eleanor Coppola.

How much did Melissa Mathison get after her divorce from Harrison Ford?

As a settlement fee, Melisaa got $85,000,000 from her ex-husband Harrison.

Is Melissa Mathison alive?

No, Melissa is not alive. She died at the age of 65 from neuroendocrine cancer.

Why did Melissa Mathison quit UC Berkeley?

Melissa stepped attending UC Berkeley to work for the films like The Godfather, Part II (1974), and The Conversation (1974).