Lawrence O Donnell

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Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr. is a well-known American television host, actor, and liberal political analyst. Lawrence O Donnell also serves as the host of the weekday opinion and news program “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on “MSNBC.”

Early Life and Childhood

Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr. was born on November 7, 1951, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. Currently, he is 71 years old and his real name is Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr and doesn’t have a nickname.

Lawrence is the son of Frances Marie (mother), an office manager, and Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Sr. (father), an attorney. There is no information about his siblings and their professionals.  Plus, his family details are private and he didn’t want to know about them in the media so till now he has kept it secret. On some websites, it is mentioned that his brother is Michael.

There is no information available about how Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr. was with his family and friends on any websites or in the media. All the information related to his childhood is secret.

Maybe in the future, he will give details about his childhood in the media or interviews at that moment we will update him here. He is American by nationality and of Irish descent and grew up Catholic.

Lawrence O Donnell – Education

O’Donnell studied at St. Sebastian’s School, where he captained the baseball team and played wide receiver on the unbeaten football team. O’Donnell attended Harvard College and graduated in 1976 with a major in economics. Only this many details are available about his educational background.

Career and Professional Life

O’Donnell started a career as a writer. He released his debut book, “Deadly Force,” in 1983. His father’s legal work on a real wrongful death and police brutality lawsuit served as the basis for the book. The novel “A Case of the Deadly Force” was made into a movie three years after its publication.

His 2017 book “Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics” is the only one he has since written. Lawrence started his political career in 1989 by working as an assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

He later rose to the position of senior advisor to the senator. He served as the staff director for the United States Committee on Environment and Public Works during the early 1990s. During this time, he also served as a staff director for the Finance Committee of the US Senate.

After that, O’Donnell started writing for television, writing numerous “The West Wing” episodes. He went on to work on several other shows. Lawrence began contributing to the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” in 2009.

He eventually began presenting his own program named “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” after rising through the ranks at MSNBC. 2011 saw the introduction of this program.

Lawrence O Donnell in his show (Source Entertainment Weekly)

Caption: Lawrence O Donnell in his show (Source Entertainment Weekly)

Brand Endorsements

There is no information about Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr.’s brand endorsements. It is not mentioned that Lawrence Francis has endorsed some brands and their products. Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr. might reveal details about the companies he has recommended in the future.

We looked through Lawrence’s social media sites but were unable to find any information on brand endorsements. Due to his intense privacy, he doesn’t want anyone to learn more about him or his personal or professional life.

Awards and Nomination

O’Donnell has won awards like Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2001, Christopher Awards – Television & Cable, and Humanitas Prize in 2000. O’Donnell was nominated for News & Documentary Emmy Awards in 2011, and the Writers Guild of America (TV, 2006, 2001).

Lawrence O Donnell – Net Worth 2022

O’Donnell’s net worth is around $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. According to reports, he is currently television’s 16th-highest-paid news anchor. He has earned lots of money from his career and brand endorsements.

He put lots of effort to become the person he is today. O’Donnell provides for the family’s needs and improves their quality of life.

Relationship Status

Kathryn Harrold and Lawrence O’Donnell married on February 14th, 1994. Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell is the only child of the couple. In  2013,  they divorced each other. There is no information available regarding his past relationship. Maybe in the future, he will be a relationship, then well will update him here.

Lawrence O Donnell with his daughter (Source Instagram)

Caption: Lawrence O Donnell with his daughter (Source Instagram)


O’Donnell revealed on August 27, 2019, that loan applications for Trump had been cosigned by Russian oligarchs, according to papers from Deutsche Bank. He  acknowledged that NBC News had not independently validated the claim, which he based on a single source he did not name and qualified with the phrase “if true.”

O’Donnell slammed Mitt Romney’s religious address in 2007, saying that Romney was from a religion that was started by a rapist, anti-American, and pro-slavery criminal.

Body Measurements

His actual height is 5 feet and 8 inches and weighs 78 kg. O’Donnell’s hair color is auburn and short, and his eyes are blue. He is very concerned about his body and to maintain his body, he takes a proper diet, drinks lots of water, and O’Donnell has clear and fair skin. His body measurement and shoe as well as dress size are unknown.

Lawrence O Donnell posing for a photo (Source Overheard with Evan Smith)

Caption: Lawrence O Donnell posing for a photo (Source Overheard with Evan Smith)

Lawrence O Donnell – Social Media

O’Donnell is active on social media. On Instagram, he has 17.8K followers and he has followed 14 people as well as posted 91 posts. He is active on Facebook, he has a page named The Last Word With Lawerence O’Donnell. On Twitter, he has 2.8M followers and has followed 1359 people. He has joined Twitter in June 2010.