Katherine Langford is an Australian actress who began her career in 2015. Although she has only enjoyed a short career thus far, it has gone from strength to strength, and she has made a name for herself in both television and film. It is now estimated that the actress has a net worth of $6 million, and here is how she accrued her wealth.
Her Early Life
Katherine Langford was born in Perth, Western Australia, on April 29, 1996. Both her parents are doctors. Langford’s younger sister, Josephine, is also an actress. Josephine Langford is known for playing Tessa Cunningham in the ‘After’ series of films/ Langford first became interested in performing as a child and began voice lessons with Heidi Lake in 2005. She also received contemporary vocal, jazz, and classical. She then studied music and drama at Perth Modern High School. In addition to her talents as a performer, Langford was also athletically talented. Not only was she a sports captain, but she was also a nationally ranked swimmer. Despite her interest in musical theater, Katherine Langford was considering following her parents into medicine when she was in high school. She also thought about a career in politics. However, she was passionate about music and acting and learned to play the piano. She shared original songs she had written online. Towards the end of her time at high school, Langford decided to stop swimming to focus more on performing arts. She took part in school productions and competed in various competitions and musical eisteddfods. Between 2014 and 2015, Katherine Langford majored in Music Theater at the Principal Academy of Dance & Theater Arts. In 2015, she also trained at the Nicholson’s Academy of Screen Acting. Langford intended to study at the Western Australian Academy of Arts the following year. However, the offer of professional roles meant she never enrolled.
Katherine Langford’s Career Up to 2020
At the beginning of her career, Katherine Langford predominantly had small roles in independent films. These included the 2015 film ‘Story of Miss Oxygen’ and the 2016 films ‘Daughter’ and ‘Imperfect Quadrant.’ In 2016, Langford turned down a place at the Western Australian Academy of Arts and auditioned for a part in the television series ‘Will.’ Unfortunately, she did not get the role. To enhance her career, Langford signed with the William Morris Endeavor agency. However, she got her big break the following year when she landed the role of Hannah Baker in the teen drama television series ’13 Reasons Why.’ As the series was filmed in the United States and Langford lived in Australia, she only had a few days to get a visa. ’13 Reasons Why’ is based on a novel of the same name, and it is about the aftermath following the death of high school student Hannah Baker. Although the series ran for four seasons, Langford only featured in the first two, so she played the role from 2017 to 2018. Langford then made a guest appearance in the series in 2020. Langford was nominated for various awards for her performance in the series, although she won none. Katherine Langford starred in her first feature film, ‘The Misguided,’ in 2018. It was an independent comedy-drama film by Shannon Alexander.
In the same year, Langford provided the voices for Steffy, Wife, and Bride in the animated series ‘Robot Chicken.’ Later in 2018, Katherine Langford was cast as Leah Burke in ‘Love, Simon,’ which is based on the Becky Albertalli book ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.’ Greg Berlanti directed the film, while Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner starred alongside Langford. Although Langford’s career was on the up in 2018, it was not all plain sailing. She was cast in the Avengers: Endgame,’ although only in a small role. Unfortunately, the scenes featuring Langford were cut from the film. Langford’s next film role was playing Meg Thrombey in the 2019 mystery film ‘Knives Out.’ It was written and directed by Ram Bergman, and it is about a detective investigating the death of the patriarch of a wealthy but dysfunctional family. The film starred an ensemble cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Jaeden Martell, Lakeith Stanfield, Don Johnson, Christopher Plummer, and Toni Colette. For her performance in this film, Katherine Langford, along with other cast members, was nominated for multiple awards, of which she won two. The first was the 2019 National Board of Review Award for Best Cast. Next, Langford and her castmates won the 2020 Satellite Award for Best Cast- Motion Picture.
Her Career from 2020 Onwards
Katherine Langford’s most recent television role was playing the lead character of Nimue in the Netflix series ‘Cursed.’ It is a fantasy drama streaming television series that premiered in July 2020. The series was based on a novel written by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, and it also starred Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgard, and Daniel Sharman. Unfortunately, it was announced in July 2021 that the series was canceled and would not run for a second season. Langford’s most recent film was also in 2020. The actress played Mara Carlyle in the film ‘Spontaneous.’ It is a movie that combines many genres, as it is described as a coming-of-age science-fiction romantic black comedy horror film. The movie was based on the novel of the same name by Aaron Stamer, and it was directed by Brian Duffield. It also starred actors Charlie Plummer, Hayley Law, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel, and Yvonne Orji.
Katherine Langford’s Net Worth
According to Wealthy Persons, Katherine Langford’s net worth is $6 million. She has accrued her wealth from her acting career, with roles in both films and television series. As her film and television careers are growing and she is becoming more well known, it is likely that her wealth will further increase in the coming years.