Claire Olivia Newman: Secrets you don’t know about Paul Newman’s daughter

Claire Olivia Newman, born on April 21, 1965, is the daughter of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Claire is 57 years old as of 2022. Her astrological sign is Taurus. Claire Olivia Newman’s mother is American actress, producer, and philanthropist Joanne Woodward. Woodward, who began her career in the 1950s and is one of the last major stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age, is the earliest surviving Academy Award winner in a leading category.

Claire Olivia Newman

She is the youngest daughter of renowned actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Regarding her appearance, Claire Olivia Newman is petite, slender, soft-spoken, and has diamond-white hair. Her name (pronounced Clay-a, not Clee-a) is derived from the novel Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell, which her mother was reading at the time of her birth fifty years ago.

Claire Olivia Newman is not the only child of her parents; she has three siblings and three step-siblings: Nell Newman, Melissa Newman, and Stephanie Newman, Susan Kendall Newman, and Scott Newman. She studied law, but show-jumping was her first love. Claire Olivia Newman also worked for other non-profit organizations, but she has been involved in her father’s charitable endeavors in some capacity since she was a child, when he would take her with him.

Claire Olivia Newman: Profile Summary

Full Name Claire “Clea” Olivia Newman
Famous as daughter of Paul Newman
Birthday  April 21, 1965
Age 57 years old as of 2022
place of birth United States of America
Zodiac sign Taurus
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Parents Father-  Paul Newman, Mother- Joanne Woodward
Siblings Nell Newman, Melissa Newman, Stephanie Newman,
Susan Kendall Newman, Scott Newman
Husband Kurt Soderlund

Who was Paul Newman, father of Claire Olivia Newman?

Paul Newman was the father of Claire Olivia Newman. He was an American actor, film director, race car driver, and entrepreneur. Newman received numerous awards, including the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Primetime Emmy Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

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Paul Newman turned to acting after being dismissed from his college football team. He made his Broadway debut in 1953 and went on to become one of the finest actors of his era through television and film work. With films such as ‘Cool Hand Luke’ and ‘The Hustler,’ Paul Newman became known as one of the greatest actors of his time. He also founded the food company Newman’s Own, whose profits are donated to charity. Newman died on September 26, 2008, of cancer.

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Claire Olivia Newman Education

Like her mother and sister Lissy, Clea also attended Sarah Lawrence College. She went on to become a lawyer. “I wanted to do good for others, and I wanted to protect people,” Clea explained in an interview with

Claire Olivia Newman Occupation

Claire (Clea), the youngest daughter of Paul Newman, works as a producer in Hollywood on shows such as Big Little Lies, The Big C, and Mad Men, among others. She is the spouse of Kurt Soderlund.

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Since its inception in 1988, the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global family of summer camps and programs for children with serious illnesses, has served over 1.3 million children and family members. “As my dad would say — a child who has a serious illness, the best thing you do is just let them be a kid again,” she said in an interview

The organization’s name was changed to SeriousFun around the time that Claire Olivia Newman assumed leadership. It was almost inevitable that she would ascend to the position of leader.

Claire Olivia Newman Net Worth

Claire Olivia Newman’s net worth is still largely unknown, but a range between $1 million and $5 million has been estimated.

Claire Olivia Newman Husband

Clea lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her husband, Kurt Soderlund. He is the CEO of Safe Water Network, which Clea’s father Paul Newman helped establish in 2006.

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What is it like in the Newman’s family?

In an industry where relationships are far too ephemeral, the longevity of the Newman-Woodward marriage was remarkable. Newman’s memorable justification for its durability was that he had steak at home, so he had no reason to eat hamburger outside. They were married for 50 years until Newman’s death at age 83 from cancer seven years ago.

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Clea, right, with Melissa and her famous parents
Clea, right, with Melissa and her famous parents

Claire Olivia Newman states, “Theirs was a true love story from start to finish.” “Mother [now 85] fully supported what dad wanted to do with his charitable work. Certainly, they had highs and lows. Dad was really a big kid. He enjoyed inventing things, told the worst jokes, and enjoyed pulling pranks. Mum was the most likely to storm out of the house and slam the door.

“For my father, acting and making movies was a career, but philanthropy was his life’s work,” says Claire Olivia Newman, whose family is described in the following paragraph.

When my mother was working, we had a nanny, but otherwise, our parents were very involved. They assisted with homework, we were all required to perform chores, and we had family dinners every night. My father enjoyed hosting open houses, but my mother did not. She was a wonderful hostess, but she wanted the house to look nice before ten additional guests arrived for dinner.

The home was always filled with children and friends. “We were raised alongside Robert Redford and his family. The Poitiers (Sidney and his six daughters) were frequently present, and Gore Vidal was a close friend. I was unaware of their fame; they were simply my parents’ friends. There were a number of non-famous friends, in addition to his father’s racing companions.

And where would two of the most famous actors of their time encounter “ordinary” people? Through their children and school, as everyone else does! My parents were very approachable, and their neighbors knew them well. And what did the Newman family discuss over dinner? “Everything! There was no forbidden subject. My mother would occasionally cover her ears and then announce, “I’m ready,” after a minute.


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