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Tracy Nelson Net Worth $3 Million

What is Tracy Nelson’s net worth?

Tracy Nelson is an American dancer, actress, and writer who has a net worth of $3 million. She is perhaps best known as “Sister Stephanie” from the television series “The Father Dowling Mysteries.”

She was born on October 25, 1963, in Santa Monica, California, USA, as Tracy Kristine Nelson.

Her youngest brother Sam became a musician and music executive, while her younger brothers Gunnar and Matthew were musicians who formed the band Nelson.

Her maternal grandparents were actress Elyse Knox and football star and sportscaster Tom Harmon, whereas her paternal grandparents were the famous singing-and-acting duo Harriet and Ozzie Nelson.

Her father, Rick Nelson, died at 45 after a DC-3 charter carrying him and his band caught fire in midair and crashed outside De Kalb, Texas, killing Nelson and six others.

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Tracy and her younger brothers, Gunnar Nelson and Matthew Nelson, have always said that their father’s 1985 plane crash death was caused by a malfunctioning heater and not due to alleged drug use on board of the plane.

In 1968, at age 4, Tracy appeared in Yours, Mine and Ours as one of the daughters of Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. Before its release, the movie had three other working titles:

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Tracy Nelson poses for a portrait in 1986 in Los Angeles – @Getty

  • His, Hers, and Theirs;
  • Full House;
  • The Beardsley Story.

Nelson received education at The Buckley School and later transferred to the Westlake School for Girls (presently known as Harvard-Westlake School), graduating in 1981. After graduation, she briefly attended Bard College.

Tracy is a professional dancer, having studied ballet for 17 years with Tania Lachine and toured throughout California, USA, in a dance company while still in grammar school.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Tracy made guest appearances on television series, including:

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Tracy Nelson and musicians Mathew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson attending ‘Tracy Nelson Oscar Telecast Rehearsals’ on March 20, 1989 at ABC TV Studios – @Getty

  • Seinfeld (an American television sitcom that ran for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998);
  • Family Ties;
  • Diagnosis Murder;
  • St. Elsewhere;
  • Matlock;
  • Murphy Brown;
  • Will and Grace;
  • The Nanny;
  • Melrose Place (an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992, to May 24, 1999);
  • 7th Heaven.

In 2021, Nelson portrayed Detective Klein in the thriller ”The Wrong Prince Charming.”

Tracy Nelson – Husband

Tracy Nelson married William R. Moses (the son of advertising executive Richard Cantrell Moses Sr and actress Marian McCargo) in 1987.

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William R. Moses and actress Tracy Nelson attend the Museum of Broadcasting Honors Aaron Spelling After Party on September 7, 1988 – @Getty

During their union, they acted in several movies and dramas together. However, their marriage did not last forever. After a decade of being together, Nelson and Moses divorced on December 17, 1997.

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Tracy Nelson and William R. Moses attend the 20th Anniversary Celebration of The National Organization for Women (NOW) on December 1, 1986 – @Getty

Post her divorce, Tracy Nelson was in a relationship with Chris Clark from 1999 to 2001.

At the time of writing, Tracy Nelson is not married.


Tracy and Moses welcomed a daughter in 1992. Furthermore, she has a son, Elijah Nelson Clark, born August 22, 2001, with Chris Clark, a jazz, soul, and blues singer, who recorded for Motown Records.

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Tracy Nelson poses with her son Elijah backstage at the Love Ride 20 at Harley-Davidson/Buell of Glendale November 9, 2003 in Glendale – @Getty


Her acting mentor was Tom Bosley, an American actor, television personality, voice artist, and entertainer who is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the ABC sitcom Happy Days.

In 1986, Tracy landed the role of the anorexic daughter in Paul Mazursky’s film Down and Out in Beverly Hills. In 1982, Nelson played “valley girl” Jennifer DeNuccio on the television series Square Pegs, an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1982–1983 season.

She is active in cancer research advocacy and was the spokesperson for The Lymphoma Research Foundation of America.

Tracy was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 30 days after her 1987 marriage to William R. Moses. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes (white blood cells, which are one of the body’s main types of immune cells).

Nelson went into remission after radiation and chemotherapy (ABVD) at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. She also underwent a 7-hour medical procedure.

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Tracy Nelson attends the screening of ‘Yours, Mine, and Ours’ at the 2019 TCM 10th Annual Classic Film Festival on April 14, 2019 in Hollywood – @Getty

The surgeons removed Nelson’s spleen, samples of her lymph nodes, and a portion of her liver. During an interview, she said:

“I was opened from right under my rib cage all the way down to my pelvic region. I was like a human biology project.”

Having suffered trauma from radiation, Tracy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer (a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland) in 2005 and breast cancer in 2010.

After her cancer diagnosis, Tracy had a troubling but prophetic dream. She said:

“My father called me on the phone and said, I know you miss me, but it’s not time for you to die. You have to go see a doctor.”

Nelson blamed the cause of cancer on the stress she underwent after the death of her father (Rick Nelson) coupled with the battle for the custody of her youngest brother between her uncle and mother.

Other famous actors are Lainie Kazan, Duncan Trussell, and Bill Burr.

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Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Tracy Nelson worth? Nelson earned most of her wealth by appearing in 71 TV series and movies, such as – As Long As I’m Famous (2022), The Perfect Husband (2004), A Killer Upstairs (2005), Miracle at Sage Creek (2005), The Rival (2006), or A Grandfather for Christmas (2007). Therefore, American actress Tracy Nelson has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Also, Tracey was a professional ballet dancer for over seventeen years with Tania Lachine. In addition, Nelson has written a book about her personal experience and a movie script about her family, “The Nelsons.”

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Saturday 4th of June 2022

Tracy-You have gone through a lot in life. I thought you were adorable in the Father Dowling Series. Congratulations with your work with the Cancer Research. I recovered from Kidney Cancer last year at age 73. Your dad was a star when I was a teenager. Best of luck. Diane

Kim Keenan

Sunday 27th of February 2022

I was blessed to be able to see Rick Nelson in concert twice in Wa state. Still have a pretty awesome picture of him at the Lynden Fair! I pray for Tracy all the rerun movies and will always keep her in my heart and prayers! Kim

Mary Ellen Hilton

Friday 31st of December 2021

I’ve always love seeing her perform, I to was a fan of her dad. I didn’t know about her cancer. But it’s encouraging to read about her.

Paul West

Tuesday 15th of June 2021



Monday 24th of May 2021

Please, please make up with your uncle, life is so short, sometimes we need our family and your a wonderful lady and I think he has a look ways loved you or wouldn’t have tried to get you to live with him and his family