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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 July 1953El Paso, Texas, USA
Birth NameLydia Korniloff
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

With 20-34 million viewers Tuesday nights on ABC prime time, and more in worldwide syndication, Best Actress nominee for AFI at Method Fest and People's Choice Award winner Lydia Cornell is best known as the star of the hit ABC series "Too Close for Comfort" as Emmy legend Ted Knight's daughter 'Sara'. More recently seen on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, Variety's Power of Comedy, and the Kelsey Grammer Comedy Hour, she is an international star with over 250 shows and films in 27 countries to her credit. Cornell is creating three new TV shows, plus a new comedy series, book and stage show for 2016.

Cornell went through a frightening incident with a man who moved into her home, posing as a disabled war hero. He sued Kelsey Grammer, falsely using Lydia Cornell's name to get publicity. Cornell never sued Kelsey Grammer, though this was falsely reported in the tabloids and various news outlets.

Cornell is also a writer, director, author, comedienne, talk show host, mother and teen mentor. She received the Southern California Motion Picture Council's Golden Halo Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. She also directed the SAG film "It's My Decision" now on the film festival circuit. One of TV's most popular sex symbols, she is now a writer, director, mother, comedienne, talk show host, women and children's advocate, teen mentor and inspirational public speaker. Her articles have appeared in People, US, Herald de Paris; A&E Biography, Huffington Post, Editor & Publisher, Macon Daily, and Lone Star Icon.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Paul Hayeland (11 November 2002 - 20 January 2010) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Has written a novel.
Her great-great-great-grandmother was Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin.".
Has a son named Jack (born 1994), whom she credits with ending her alcoholism. Father is comedy writer Jim Mulholland.
Recovering alcoholic who had her last drink in 1994.
Older sister of Kathryn Korniloff.
Her stepson, Kevin, had osteogenesis ("brittle-bone" disease).

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