Josie Bissett, an American actress is famous for portraying Jane Mancini in Melrose Place
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‘Melrose Place’ Actress Josie Bissett Biography

A native of Seattle, Josie Bissett is an American TV and film actress. Active in the entertainment industry since her early teens (in the late 80s), Bissett is widely famous for portraying Jane Mancini in the soap opera Melrose Place (1992-99). Over the course of 3 decades, the Secrets star groomed a really impressive impact on the audience.

Aside from her on-screen works, she also scored moderate success as an author too; notably authored the 2008 children’s book Tickle Monster. As much as her professional career, the When Calls the Heart actress maintains a healthy family life- she is the mother of two with her second husband Thomas.

Josie Bissett Early Life- What’s Her Age Now?

Bissett was born on 5th October 1970, in Seattle, Washington, the USA. Her birth name is Jolynn Christine Heutmaker but later took her mother Linda Bissett‘s maiden name & is professionally famous as Josie Bissett. She has a sister named Jenny Gibbs, while the whereabouts & further detail on her father remain under curtains.

The 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall blonde is 51 years as of 2021. Even in her 50s, the fitness lover has a well-maintained physique. As for her nationality, Josie is an American and comes from French heritage.

Journey To Hollywood- A Commericial Model Turned An Actress & Author

Josie Bissett steered her professional journey at her pre-teen (at 12 years old) as a model for print ads and TV commercials. While as a college student, the Seattle native moved to japan at 16 for further career opportunities in modeling. And a year later, then-17 years old Bissett return back to the United States where she would find a space in Hollywood entry.

She made her acting debut in 1989 through the film Hitcher in the Dark. Afterward, the American actress earned a recurring role as Cara in The Hogan Family (1990-91).

But her major career breakthrough came after portraying fashion designer Jane Andrews-Mancini in the Primetime soap opera Melrose Place (1992-97, 1998-99) co-starring Lisa Rinna. It is the second franchise of Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise starring Tori Spelling.

Josie Bissett poses for a selfie in reunion of "Melrose Place" cast members.
Josie Bissett with her cast members of ‘Melrose Place’
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In 1996, Bissett took a brief hiatus from the on-screen career after suffering miscarriage but returned later.

Then, The Secret Life of the American Teenager actress turned her focus on TV films. She notably worked in Hallmark movies:

  • The Wedding March (2016)
  • Resorting to Love (2017)
  • The Wedding March 3: A Valentine Wedding (2018)
  • Something Old, Something New (2018)
  • The Wedding March 5: My Boyfriend’s Back (2019)
  • Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6 (2021)

Moreover, she worked in the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit which starred other gorgeous actresses like Hayley McFarland, Kelli Giddish, among others. So far, Josie has 8 feature films and 30 TV series credits.

So far, she owns 8 film credits and 30 Television shows credits.

Apart from acting, the “Desire” actress is also an active author. She published her first children’s book “Tickle Monster” in April 2008. As a follow-up, she published the second children’s book “Boogie Monster”. Also, she has reportedly co-edited two books “Little Bits of Wisdom” and “Making Memories” which are about parenting to children.

Divorced Twice- Who Is Josie Bisset’s Current Husband? Any Children?

After sharing 14 years of married life with a popular American film and TV star, Rob Estes, Josie Bissett is now married to Thomas Doig. Doig is reportedly a quantity surveyor. Doig married Bissett on 4th July 2017. As of now, the couple lives in Seattle.

Before exchanging vows with her current husband, the “Tickle Monster” author was married to American star Rob Estes. They had met during a casting call for a TV movie in 1991. After knowing each other for a year, they tied the knot on 1st May 1992. They were also each other’s co-stars in “Melrose Place”.

The divorced couple shared many sweet and sour memories with each other in the tenure of 14 years. The wife had to go through a miscarriage in 1996. However, they welcomed their first child, a son named Mason True Estes on 21st July 1998. After a few years, Bissett gave birth to their angel, Maya Rose Estes on 14th April 2002.

Son and daughter of Josie Bissett.
Children of Josie Bissett.
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The Estes family was living a happy life with each other. However, the couple’s marital relationship didn’t stay strong for long enough as they separated in 2005. They announced their divorce officially in January 2006.

Net Worth Of Josie Bissett In 2021

The mother of two kids has been in the industry for a notably long period. From her career commencement at age of 12 to now, she has indeed come a long way and achieved a lot of love and wealth from this field. Now, her net worth is actually a topic of interest and curiosity to a huge mass of people.

Sources have revealed that the net worth of Josie Bissett is $3 million as of 2021. There’s no denying that Bissett made a chunk of her fortune through her carer as an actress & author. On average, an actor in the United States earns a salary of $57,000 per year, while the payroll for an experienced one is in the 6-digit figure.

In addition to that, the Melrose Place actress collected benefits from her writing career too. Moreover, the alimony from her divorce from her first husband Rob Estes contributed to her fortune growth.

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