• Brynn Thayer is an American actress, known for her roles in "One Life to Live" (1979-1986), "Island Son", and "Suits" (2017-2019).
• She is the daughter of William Paul Thayer, a US Navy officer, business executive, and Deputy Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration.
• Her career began in the late '70s, and she has appeared in over 60 film and TV projects.
• She is married to writer and producer David Steinberg, and is the co-founder of the charitable organization ZazAngels.
• Her net worth is estimated at over $1 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseDavid Steinberg, Gerald Anthony
FactDaughter of William Paul Thayer, LCDR, who is retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve, and Margery Schwartz Thayer.

Who is Brynn Thayer?

Brynn Thayer is an American actress, who came to prominence with the role of Jenny Wolek in the TV drama series “One Life to Live” (1979-1986), then as Maggie Judd in the TV drama series “Island Son”, and most recently as Lily Specter in the TV crime-drama series “Suits” (2017-2019), among other roles she has had in her career.

Brynn Thayer Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education

Brynn Thayer was born on the 4th October 1949, in Dallas, Texas USA; she is the daughter of William Paul Thayer who was a US Navy officer, a business executive, and his wife Margery. Her father was also a Deputy Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration; he passed away in 2010.

Career Beginnings and Immediate Success

Brynn went to Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school, and her career started in the late ‘70s with the successful role of Jenny Wolek in the soap opera “One Life to Live”, remaining in the series for the next seven years, appeared in 51 episodes. She received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the category for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series, and a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in the category for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role in a Daytime Serial, however, the actual prize evaded her.

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After her stint ended, she auditioning for other roles and before the ‘80s ended she featured in television movies “Tonight’s the Night”, and “Ghost of a Chance”, both in 1987. She finished the decade with minor roles in such films as the western “Dead or Alive” (1988), starring Kris Kristofferson, and the action crime-drama “Hero and the Terror” (1988), with Chuck Norris in the lead role. She started the new decade with the part of Leanne McIntyre in the highly popular TV series “Matlock” (1991-1994), while from 1997 to 1998 she featured as Col. Rebecca Hodges in the TV series “Pensacola: Wings of Gold”.

Decline in Popularity

With the start of the new millennium, Brynn’s popularity began declining, and she appeared mainly in guest roles in several popular TV series, such as “JAG” (2001), “Monk” (2005), and “Without a Trace” in 2008. Two years later, she was Margaret Bannen in the action-comedy film “The Bannen Way”, starring Mark Grantt, Vanessa Marcil, and Gabriel Tigerman.

Where is Brynn Thayer now? What is she doing?

Brynn is still active as an actress, and from 2010 onwards appeared in a few noteworthy roles. In 2013 she featured in Woody Allen’s Academy Award-winning drama film “Blue Jasmine”, starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard.

In 2027 she was selected to portray Lily Specter in the TV series “Suits”, and the following year she appeared in the crime thriller-drama film “Collusions”, with Tom Everett Scott, Steven Culp and Jamison Jones in the lead roles. In 2019 she was Deb Meyer in the comedy-drama film “Love & Debt”, co-starring with Tom Cavanagh and Bellamy Young, and most recently Brynn appeared in an episode of the TV series “9-1-1”, and as Sheriff Mary Talbot in the TV procedural crime-drama series “NCIS”.

Brynn Thayer Net Worth, Height, Weight, Appearance

Brynn is a successful actress, and so far she has displayed her talent in over 60 film and TV projects, all of which that have added to her wealth.

According to authoritative sources, Brynn Thayer’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, as of early 2020.

Brynn Thayer stands at 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, weighs approximately 137lbs ~ 62kgs, and her vital statistics are 33-25-35ins, and bra size is 38B. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Brynn Thayer Personal Life, Marriage, Children, Husband

Brynn Thayer has been married three times; her first husband was Hugh Robertson from 1971 until 1973 – they didn’t have children.

Brynn’s second marriage was to actor and her co-star from “One Life to Live”, Gerald Anthony, however, their marriage lasted only for two years, from 1981 until 1983, and they also didn’t have children either. Since 1994 she’s been married to writer and producer David Steinberg, again without having children. David is a successful producer and writer, and is best known to the world for his work on the TV series’ “Music Scene” (1969-1970), “Designing Women” (1992-1993), and the film “The Greatest Game Ever Played” (2005), among numerous other projects on which he’s worked. His most recent work is the TV series “Ca$h Cab” (2017).

Brynn is the co-founder of the charitable organization ZazAngels with actor Michael Zaslow and his wife, Susan Hufford. The main focus of the organization is raising funds for ALS research. Zaslow passed away from complications of ALS in December 1998.

Brynn Thayer News

Living a lavish and successful life can bring a few journalists to your place; back in 2009 Brynn and David sold their house in Pacific Palisades for around $3 million, which became a popular story in the LA Times. Most recently, Brynn entered the news because of the popularity of the series “Suits”

General Info

Full NameBrynn Thayer
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter


SpouseDavid Steinberg, Gerald Anthony
ParentsW. Paul Thayer, Margery Schwartz Thayer


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesHero and the Terror, Big Shots, Diagnosis Murder, Worst Day #3, Take Care
TV ShowsThe Bannen Way, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Matlock, Island Son, TV 101

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1Daughter of William Paul Thayer, LCDR, who is retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve, and Margery Schwartz Thayer.




How to Beat Your Sister-in-Law (at everything)2017TV Series post-productionGranny
JoAnne2012/IShort completedNeighbor
Doobious Sources2017Josie Martindale
The Fosters2016TV SeriesSheila
Offer and Compromise2016Deb Meyer
Castle2015TV SeriesPenelope Keller
Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story2015TV MovieAndrea Welsh
Ray Donovan2015TV SeriesCharlotte Finney
How to Get Away with Murder2015TV SeriesElena Castillo
Deadly Revenge2013Mrs. Rice
Blue Jasmine2013Hal and Jasmine's Friend
Ringer2012TV SeriesNancy Painter
Days of Our Lives2011TV SeriesSusan Banks
Smoked2011TV Series shortCity Councilwoman
The Defenders2011TV SeriesKaren McCormick
The Bannen Way2010Margaret Bannen
Life in General2008TV SeriesRachel Carlton Day
Without a Trace2008TV SeriesMargaret Clifford
12 Miles of Bad Road2007TV SeriesPeggy
Life2007TV SeriesTyler's Grandmother
Crossing Jordan2006TV SeriesGina Hurst
Cold Case2005TV SeriesJanet Burton - 2005
Monk2005TV SeriesAunt Cokie
Jane Doe: The Wrong Face2005TV MovieAnna
Strong Medicine2004TV Series
The Handler2004TV Series
One Life to Live1979-2002TV SeriesJenny Wolek Siegel Vernon Renaldi, R. N. #2 / Jenny Renaldi / Jenny Wolek Vernon / ...
Felicity2001TV SeriesMrs. Crane
JAG2001TV SeriesSylvia Hanratty
Chasing the Dragon2000Judith Oberon
The David Cassidy Story2000TV MovieEvelyn Ward
Diagnosis Murder1997-2000TV SeriesClare Brantigan / Claire Whitfield
Early Edition1999TV SeriesJoanne Cranston
Pensacola: Wings of Gold1997-1998TV SeriesCol. Rebecca Hodges
7th Heaven1997-1998TV SeriesPam / Pam Sanders
General Hospital1994TV SeriesKylie Quinlan
Matlock1991-1994TV SeriesLeanne McIntyre / Leanne Lewis / Roxanne Windemere
Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story1993TV MovieSandra Channing
Diagnosis Murder1992TV MovieAnita Clifford
Stat1991TV SeriesKatherine Faraday
Murder, She Wrote1990TV SeriesLinette McKay
Dear John1990TV SeriesTerry
Empty Nest1990TV SeriesDr. Lydia Gant
Island Son1989-1990TV SeriesMaggie Judd / Dr. Margaret Judd
TV 1011988-1989TV SeriesEmilie Walker
The Comeback1989TV MovieKarin Ward
Deadline: Madrid1988TV Movie
Hero and the Terror1988Kay
The Tracker1988TV MovieLottie Adams
Jake and the Fatman1987TV SeriesLaura
Big Shots1987Mom
Ghost of a Chance1987TV MovieKathleen
Tonight's the Night1987TV MovieJackie
Shell Game1987TV SeriesMrs. Rowe
Hunter1986TV SeriesJanice Winslow
Moonlighting1986TV SeriesStephanie


Thicker Than Water2015/VIShort writer completed
Worst Day #12014Short writer completed
Worst Day #22015Short story / writer
Worst Day2014Short story / writer
Worst Day #32014Short writer


Take Care2015/IIIShort completed
Thicker Than Water2015/VIShort completed
Worst Day #12014Short completed
Worst Day #22015Short
Worst Day2014Short
Worst Day #32014Short


Worst Day #12014Short producer completed
Worst Day #22015Short producer
Worst Day2014Short producer
Worst Day #32014Short producer


Matlock1993TV Series performer - 1 episode


The DeliveryShort thanks completed
Glass Bottom Boats2015Short special thanks
Frankly, Rebecca2013Short the producers wish to thank
Birdbath2013Short special thanks


The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Family Feud1982TV SeriesHerself
The $10,000 Pyramid1980TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Matlock1995TV SeriesLeanne McIntyre


Nominated Awards

1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Daytime SerialOne Life to Live (1968)
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama SeriesOne Life to Live (1968)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. Brynn, you are a marvelous individual. May you continue with your winning ways. Samuel

  2. Frank Lombardi Reply

    Brynn.I watch Mattlock Like every day.. I’m Retired..I just wanted to say..Your such a Beautiful Lady…I Love watching you on Mattlock..

  3. Brynn, I hated that you left Matlock. You are the only REAL actress. Not hating, the others are ok, but you can act and you are FOXXY and SEXY.

  4. Thomas Sides Reply

    Hello Brynn, I saw you tonight on the movie Hero and the Terror. You really seemed a natural for the part… playing the wife to Chuck Norris. The emotional scene of you at the dinner table was truly a work of art. I wish they had written for you to ask Chuck for a watermelon on the way home. lol… I’m glad you’ve had a good life. God bless!!!

  5. Hello Brynn Thayer. One Life to Live was my favorite soap in 1981 and I considered you to be the best looking woman and actress on the show and when I found out I was pregnant at the time I knew that if I had a girl I was going to name her Brynn. Here’s a little boomba in the “name” thing … I later find out looking for your last name I see it’s Thayer … my son’s last name from a previous relationship … and my new husband was very unamused, but, our daughter was already named (Brynn) on the birth certificate. Aside all that you are still a wonderful actress and a beautiful woman and what ever you appear in I am sure to watch.

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