Maggie Smith Bio, Widow, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Height, kids

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith: Biography in Details

Who is Maggie Smith?

Maggie Smith is a British stage, TV, and film actress most famous for her roles in the films ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ and ‘California Suite’.

Likely, she is also much popular for her role as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the popular Harry Potter film series.

Smith has made appearances in more than fifty films in her extensive career spanning over six decades.

Maggie Smith: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Maggie Smith was born in Ilford, Essex, England on December 28, 1934. Her birth name is  Margaret Natalie Smith.

Her father’s name was Nathaniel Smith who was a public health pathologist and her mother’s name was Margaret Hutton.

Maggie Smith has two siblings namely, Alistair Smith, and Ian Smith. Maggie holds British citizenship and mixed (English- Scottish) ethnicity. Her birth sign is Capricorn.

Education, School/ College University

Talking about Maggie’s education history, she studied at the Oxford High School, and later from 1951 to 1953, she studied at the Oxford Playhouse School.


Maggie Smith had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. After successfully undergoing treatment, she managed to make a full recovery.

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Maggie Smith: Professional Life, Career

Talking about her profession, Maggie Smith’s first important role on the big screen was in the British crime film ‘Nowhere to Go’ in 1958.

The film was about a criminal who is looking for his stashed loot after escaping from prison while being hunted by the police and shunned by the accomplishes.

Additionally, Smith appeared in films such as ‘Go to Blazes’ (1962), ‘The Pumpkin Eater’ (1964) ‘Othello’ (1965), and ‘Hot Millions’ (1968).

Meanwhile, she was also seen in dramas by renowned playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen and Anton Chekhov.

In addition, she next appeared in films such as ‘Travels with My Aunt’ (1972) and ‘Death on the Nile (1978).

Whereas, her next important work was the 1981 fantasy film ‘Clash of the Titans’ where she was seen in one of the main roles.

In the year 1984, Maggie Smith was seen in the comedy film ‘A Private Function’, which became a commercial success.

In the same decade, her role in ‘A Room with a View’ (1985) and ‘The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearn’ (1987).

Likewise, her work in the 1990s includes ‘Hook’ (1991), ‘The Secret Garden (1993), ‘Richard III (1995) and ‘Curtain Call’ (1999).

It was a critical and commercial success. In 2005, she appeared in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, the fourth film of the Harry Potter series. It was a financial and critical success.

Awards, Nomination

Maggie Smith won Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) at the Oscar, she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for Downton Abbey (2010), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for A Room with a View (1985), Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for California Suite (1978) at Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Similarly, she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Un tè con Mussolini (1999), Best Actress for The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987), Best Actress for A Private Function (1984), Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) at BAFTA Film Award. Likewise, she won Best Acting Ensemble for Gosford Park (2001) at Critics Choice Award.

Maggie Smith: Net Worth, Salary

She has an estimated net worth of around $20 million (as per 2023 data) and she has earned that sum of money from her professional career.

Maggie Smith: Rumors and Controversy

Up to now, she has maintained a good relationship with all other people in her personal and professional life. And so she hasn’t fallen under any rumors.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Maggie Smith has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and she weighs 55 kg.

Her hair color is light brown and her eyes color is blue.

Social Media

Maggie Smith is active on Twitter rather than on Facebook and Instagram.

She has around 34.3K followers on Twitter. But, she doesn’t have an official page on Facebook or Instagram.

Maggie Smith’s Birthday Dates

Year Date Day
2024 December Saturday
2025 December Sunday
2026 December Monday
2027 December Tuesday
2028 December Thursday

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