Paul Newman’s youngest child, Claire Olivia Newman, has also made it great in Hollywood. Well! It’s no surprise that it happened because her growing-up years have meandered only around the world of cinema and cameras.
Of course, receiving a reputable surname is a blessing and, at times, can be too much to carry forward gracefully.
Barrymores, Warners, Smiths, and Kardashians are among the honorable patrons. Newmans are also one leaf of the same tree.
Everybody knows about his father, Paul Newman, but his kids are no less. Every one of his children has excelled in their fields and proved that they are not just products of nepotism.
Claire Olivia Newman is a grown woman today and if you wish to jot down all about Paul’s one of the prodigal children, continue reading this article.
Claire’s Growing Up & Career
Born on April 21, 1965, Olivia is a celebrated daughter of the famous Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Her growing-up years were closely related to the field of acting because of her father’s stellar career.
Fortunately, she took birth to a lovable couple. Yes! Her parents’ marriage is one of Hollywood’s longest love stories. Claire is not the only child of the couple; in fact, she has a total of 5 siblings.
Two of her real and three step-siblings are Nell Newman, Melissa Newman, Stephanie Newman, Susan Kendall Newman, and Scott Newman.
The Last Movie Stars, a limited documentary series, is filmed around their relationship only. Coming to Olivia, the actress was born in Hoboken, New Jersey.
As for her educational background, Claire holds a graduate degree in French and women’s studies from Vassar College. Additionally, she received an MFA from Columbia University.
Besides these details, her short film, titled Blue-Eyed Mary, got featured at the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival in the year 2010. She did the direction of the film.
Overall, the talented woman has been actively working in front and behind the camera, so Claire’s skills in the acting facility are broad.
From being a production consultant on Big Little Lies to being a co-producer on the 2020 series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the youngest Newman has done it all.
The following year, Olivia’s debut feature film, “First Match,” premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, where she was the director as well as the mind behind the film.
Her appreciation-deserving body of work doesn’t limit to these films. So, check out the list of her films and series that are quite remarkable.
|Storm Up the Sky|
|2022||Where the Crawdads Sing|
|TBA||The Last Thing He Told Me|
Interestingly, Claire Olivia Newman has not only acted in these movies or television series, but she has also directed and written a few of them. In fact, she has been awarded and nominated for many of these flicks, so let’s also know about her achievements.
|Aspen Shortsfest||Jury Award||Won|
|New Jersey Film Festiva||Grand Prize||Won|
|2018||SXSW Film Festival||SXSW Gamechanger Award||Won|
Some Interesting Facts About Claire Olivia Newman
Although a lot has not been covered about her in the media; however, there are some really fun facts about Olivia.
- Did you know her mother, Joanne Woodworth, named Claire after a character in Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet? Just before her birth, her mother was reading the novel and decided to give her the character’s name.
- Interestingly, she was raised by the popular Hall of Fame basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
- Claire considers herself to be special and honored to be a part of her father’s legacy, as everyone in the family is involved in philanthropy.
- Clea shared in one of her interviews that she can’t watch Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid “without crying” solely because of her father’s character getting killed.
- She loves horse riding and considers horses ‘a happy place.’
- Olivia always wanted to be a lawyer to do good for society and shield them.
- Since she likes to advocate for needy people, Newman has launched the Barretstown pop-up shop at Kildare Village and the charity’s ‘Press Play’ campaign.
Speaking of her committed and lovable marriage, Clea has been married to the CEO of Safe Water Network, Kurt Soderlund, since the year 2003(approx).
In an interview, the beautiful Claire stated that it was a perfect storm for both of them, as both were getting old and wanted to settle down.
Also, she expressed that finding the right person makes everything else just noise. Currently, she happily lives with her husband in Westport in Connecticut.
Did you know that Paul Newman was very fond of Kurt and was content to walk her daughter down the aisle? As far as Kurt’s and Clarie’s married life, they are like a couple next doors.
As far as their children are concerned, they are not parents as of now. However, both share a strong bond and are leading dreamy lives together.
If a parent’s legacy is carried forward gracefully, it’s like a dream for them. Claire Olivia Newman is a talented leaf of Paul’s family tree. Her views and values are so pure for the unprivileged ones.
Also, she has been very open about the close bond that she shares with her superstar mom. Often, all the family members meet up and don’t share an estranged relationship.
Besides getting to know the youngest Newman, read about Jennifer Belle Saget, who is also a celebrity’s daughter.