Brynn Hartman


Facts of Brynn Hartman

Name Brynn Hartman
Date of Birth April 11, 1958
Zodiac Sign Aries
Gender Female
Birth Country Thief River Falls, MN, United States
Nationality American
Net worth $200 Thousand
Spouse Phil Hartman
Children Birgen Anika Hartman, Sean Edward Hartman

Late American actress Brynn Hartman is best known for her portrayal of Venusian in the sci-fi family comedy series, 3rd Rock from the Sun. She even got recognition for her role as a waitress in the adventurous comedy-drama film, North.

Brynn was born as Vicki Jo Omdahl on 11th April 1958 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, United States. So, what happened in her life that made her commit suicide? To know more about Hartman’s personal life.

Brynn & Phil Hartman’s Love-Hate Relationship

Minnesota-based actress Brynn met Canadian-American actor, Phil Hartman on a blind date in 1986, while she was working as a swimsuit model for Catalina magazine. Soon after having a sweet conversation, they started dating. At that time, Phil was a very caring and sensitive person, who thought Brynn was his dream girl, whom he was searching for.

The couple married on 25th November 1987after dating for one year. After their marriage, they started facing some difficulties by their intimidating success and a false extra-marital affair of Phil even though the pair considered retiring from their career to save their marital bond.

Brynn Hartman and  Phil Hartman (D.–1998)
Brynn Hartman and Phil Hartman (D.–1998)
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One day when Brynn went on a meeting with Christine Zander, a television writer at the Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo located in Encino, California. During their conversation, Zander said that Brynn was “in a good frame of mind.”

Hartman later arrived at home, where she had a terrible argument with Phill. Soon after that, he went to sleep on the bed, while his wife took an antidepressant drug Zoloft and was in an alcohol drinking habit.

The aspiring actress Brynn then entered Phill’s bedroom at 3:00 am on 28th May 1998 with a 0.38 caliber handgun and shot him three times on the forehead, throat, and upper chest. After committing the crime, she locked herself in the bedroom and committed suicide by shooting herself. It was found that she confessed her sin with her two friends, including Ron Douglas, who later called 911 at 6:20 am for help.

Unfortunately, the couple’s marriage didn’t succeed due to their complicated problems. After the demise, Brynn’s husband received an honor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2014. More to this, the duo’s dead bodies were buried at the Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, Pennington, County, Minnesota.

Her Sister, Katherine Took Their Children Under her Arms

3rd Rock from the Sun star, Brynn’s sister, Katherine, and her husband, Michael Wright, took the responsibility of their nephews, Sean Edward (born in 1987) and Birgen Hartman (born in 1992), after the tragic deaths of their parents, Brynn and Phil. They spent their childhood under their uncle and aunt’s arms in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Edina, Minnesota.

On the other hand, Brynn’s younger daughter, Birgen is now a married woman, who tied the knot with Brandon in October 2018. Meanwhile, her older son, Edward is still living a single life, while following his late father, Phill’s footsteps.

Hartman’s Past Marital Affair with Douglas Iver Torfin

The actress of North, Brynn committed to Douglas Iver Torfin on 20th May 1977, before her marriage with Phil. Nevertheless, they ended their wedding three years later with concluding a divorce agreement on 4th December 1979, citing irreconcilable differences.

Just like Brynn, her former spouse, Phil was twicely married before meeting her. He first married Gretchen Lewis on 12th March 1970. The pair, however, divorced due to some personal differences on 19th September 1972.

More upon this, Phil walked down the aisle with Lisa Strain on 18th December 1982. After three years of marriage, they eventually separated and filed for divorce because of personal differences in 1985. They then finalized their divorce on 7th May 1985.

Total Fortune of Hartman’s Family

Brynn Hartman had a net worth of $200 Thousand at the time of demise. She earned a decent salary from her profession. Just in case an actor or actress in the United States accumulates an average remuneration of $56,980 so that Hartman’s annual income might be in a similar range.

On the other side, Brynn’s late spouse, Phill left a net worth of $3 Million in his lavish house located in Encino, Los Angeles, California. He purchased the house for $1.5 Million that shows four bedrooms, four bathrooms on 1,345 square feet.

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