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Meet Laurie Pelphrey, Mother Of Ozark & Outer Range Actor Tom Pelphrey

Published Tue Jul 05 2022 By Riley
Meet Laurie Pelphrey, Mother Of Ozark & Outer Range Actor Tom Pelphrey

Laurie Pelphrey came to the limelight as the mother of American actor Tom Pelphrey.

Pelphrey first became popular as Jonathan Randall in CBS' Guiding Light. His other popular roles include Mick Dante in As the World Turns, Kurt Bunker in Banshee, and Ward Meachum in Iron Fist.

The actor gained further fame as Ben Davis in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Ozark and Perry Abbott in the neo-western mystery thriller Outer Range.

As for his relationship status. he is dating the Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco. Get personal and professional details of Tom and Laurie Pelphrey, including net worth, age, height, awards, etc.

Early Life: Age, Height, & Tom Pelphrey's Parents

Laurie Pelphrey was born and raised in America. Besides that, little to no information about her early life is available.

She married Richard Pelphrey in the late 70s, and the couple gave birth to two kids-Tom and Robert Pelphrey.

Tom Pelphrey was born Thomas J. Pelphrey on July 28, 1982, in Howell, New Jersey, the U.S. 

As of May 2022, he is 39-year-old and stands tall at 6' 2" (188 cm).

He became an actor, and Robert chose a different path. He is in the corporate field.

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Tom Pelphrey posing with younger brother Robert Pelphrey on the latter's wedding day 

Sadly, her husband died when the children were really young, and Laurie raised them alone. There are no details on her remarriage and other relationship.

Losing a husband and a father was understandably very hard for the Pelphrey family. 

Tom in an interview with Esquire, talked about the tragedy of losing his dad.

"When my father passed away, I started to have the most realistic dreams I've ever had before. And then five or 10 seconds, I would realize that he was gone and it would just break my heart all over again. The dreams continued and it always felt undeniable that he was still alive."

He also stated how his teacher helped him deal with the grief.

"I don't even know if this'll make any sense. When I was grieving, an acting teacher of mine sent me a card and it just said, "You never have to get over this." For some reason, that brought me peace."

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Young Tom Pelphrey with his late father Robert Pelphrey

Pelphrey attended the Howell High School with actors like Cheryl Kurn Sacks, Derek Gross, and Jason Allentoff and graduated in 2002. 

Later he graduated from Rutgers University in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. 

During his time at the university, he also studied Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre in London, England.

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Career Highlights: Roles In Guiding Light, Ozark, And Outer Range

As mentioned earlier, Laurie Pelphrey is notoriously private, and nothing related to her professional life is available to the media.

On the other hand, her son is one of the versatile actors of the era.

Tom Pelphrey made his acting debut as Jonathan Randall on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light in 2004. He received huge acclaim from fans and critics and earned nominations for Daytime Emmy Award four times. 

He won twice for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2006 and 2008.

Later, Pelphrey appeared in small roles in The Burg, Numb3rs, Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Miami etc. 

Similarly, he made his big-screen debut in 2008 in the comedy-drama independent film Birds of America.

The 39-year-old starred in another CBS opera, As the World Turns, as Mick Dante from 2009-to 2010. 

Also, his other important role is Kurt Bunker in the American action series Banshee.

In 2017, Tom Pelphrey appeared in the main role of Ward Meachum in the Netflix series Iron Fist based on the Marvel Comics. 

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Tom Pelphrey as Ben Davis in the hit Netflix series Ozark

Similarly, he portrayed Ben Davis in the hit Netflix original series Ozark in 2020.

Though the role was small, Pelphrey was hugely praised for his performance as a person with bipolar disorder. 

He also earned a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Along with Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

In 2022, he appeared as Perry Abbott in the American science fiction neo-Western mystery thriller Outer Range. 

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Tom Pelphrey on the sets of Outer Range-He plays the lead role of Tom Pelphrey on the show

Additionally, Tom's portfolio includes movies and tv shows like A Cry from Within, The Girl Is in Trouble, Mank, Black Box, The Following, Blindspot and others.

His upcoming projects include the crime drama series Love and Death and the movies American Murderer and She Said.

Tom is also a theatre actor. He performed in Kevin Mandel's A New Television Arrives Finally as the title character, at Theatre 54, in New York from September 6, 2007, to September 30, 2007. 

Also, he starred in In God's Hat at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York City in August 2010 and the musical drama End of the Rainbow as Mickey Deans in 2015.

Pelphrey co-founded the Apothecary Theater Company alongside his friends and fellow Rutgers graduates in 2008.

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How Much Is The Net Worth Of Tom Pelphrey?

American actor Tom Pelphrey is reportedly worth $5 million. His primary income source is his acting career. 

He also earns from endorsements, sponsorships, ad campaigns, and photoshoots.

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Tom Pelphrey Net Worth 2022: $5 million

As per the sources, in the USA, an average earning of an actor is $43k: the best-paid 25 percent makes around $60k, while the lowest-paid 25 percent earns $28k. 

Salary ranges can vary depending on factors like experience, talent, additional skills, and the number of years.

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Relationship Status: Tom Pelphrey Is Dating Actress Kaley Cuoco

Kaley and Tom confirmed their relationship in May 2022. The Big Bang Theory star shared the series of selfies of the couple on her Instagram with a caption:

The sun breaks through the clouds, rays of gold slipping into my eyes and heart, rays of yellow to break the grey.”

Similarly, the Ozark actor also shared a photo with a thoughtful caption that read:

“Nothing can save you. And you stand in the moonlight and sweetness comes off the top of the trees, and the fence around the yard seals you off from the dark and you can’t breathe. It is all so familiar and possible. It is too simple that there is this much good in the world and you don’t know how to have it.”

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Tom Pelphrey is dating Big Bang Theory fame actress Kaley Cuoco

There are no details on when and how the duo met and started dating; however, their relationship looks quite serious.

Prior, Pelphrey dated Thor alum, Jaimie Alexander, for two years. He was also linked with actress Gina Tognoni.

On the other hand, Cuoco has been married twice. She was first engaged to addiction specialist Josh Resnik but ended their engagement within a year.

Later, the Flight Attendant actress married professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting on December 31, 2013. 

The marriage ended after two years. After that, she tied the knot to equestrian Karl Cook; she announced her second divorce in September 2021.

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