Who is Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell? Her Bio, Daughter of Lawrence O’Donnell, Kathryn Harrold, Grandparents


Who is Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell?

Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell is the daughter of Lawrence O’Donnell and Kathryn Harrold. There is very little known about Elizabeth, despite having such high profile parents. Her parents met in 1994, shortly after which they married, and Kathryn was pregnant with Elizabeth after only a few months. Harrold and O’Donnell divorced in 2013 after 19 years of marriage. Elizabeth has shied away from the public eye and there are hardly any pictures of Elizabeth on the internet, even on social media. In fact, even the exact date of her birth is still unknown.

Who are Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell’s parents?

Elizabeth’s father is Lawrence O’Donnell. He is perhaps best known as a political commentary host in his own show on MSNBC called “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”. The 67-year old is also an actor (Homeland), author, and producer (West Wing). He was also an aide to a US Senator and he was formerly the Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee. Kathryn Harrold was an actress and she is best known for her leading roles in films such as The Hunter (with Steve McQueen), The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (with Robert Duvall), and Raw Deal (with Arnold Schwarzenegger). Harrold has since retired from making movies and is now runs a counseling practice in Los Angeles, California.

What Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell Relationship with Parents

Although Elizabeth has hardly made the news, she is often mentioned by her parents. When Lawrence O’Donnell was in a car accident in the British Virgin Islands in 2014, he said in an interview that during the crash, one of the first things that he thought about was his daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth has hardly been seen in public including at Hollywood events, but one of her rarest appearances was in an event with her mother, Kathryn, when she was still a young girl.

Who are Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell Grandparents?

Elizabeth’s grandparents on her mother side are B.H. and Carolyn Harrold, and she is the granddaughter on her father’s side to Lawrence Francis O’Donnell and Frances Marie Buckley. She has an uncle on her father’s side named Michael, a lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts.

When did Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell’s Parents Divorce?

Lawrence O’Donnell and Kathryn Harrold separated sometime in 2011. At the time there were already rumors that O’Donnell had started dating Tamron Hall, a fellow anchor and television host at MSNBC, and in fact Hall and O’Donnell have been together ever since, but prefer to keep their personal lives relatively private. In 2016, there were rumors that O’Donnell and Tamron were secretly married, but neither has confirmed the rumors.

Since separating from O’Donnell, Kathryn Harrold has preferred to keep a low profile, and has refrained from being seen in public, but instead has been focusing on her second profession of counseling – after her divorce, Harrold retrained as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and she now runs a practice in Los Angeles.