Verna Bloom

Verna Bloom

Do you know Who is Verna Bloom?

Verna Bloom was born on August 7, 1939, in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. She is a retired actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Belding in the film “High Plains Drifter” (1973), Marion Wormer in the film “Animal House” (1978), and Mary, Mother of Jesus in the film “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1988), among many other varied appearances she secured in her career from the late 1960s to the early 2000s.

Early Life

Verna has kept information about her parents private, however, she is of Jewish descent and grew up in her little community. After graduating from high school, she relocated to Boston, where she enrolled in the School of Fine Arts at Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She continued her acting education at New York City’s HB Studio.


Verna’s career began in the late 1960s with a modest appearance in the TV series “NBC Experiments in Television,” followed by a role in another TV series, “N.Y.P.D.” the following year. Then she made her film debut, co-starring in “Medium Cool” with Robert Forster and Peter Bonerz. Following that, Verna appeared in several underappreciated films, including “Children’s Games” in 1969 and “The Hired Hand” in 1971, both starring Peter Fonda and Warren Oats, with Verna playing the major female part.

Verna’s name became more popular as the 1970s progressed. She gradually rose to stardom. Five years later starred in the comedy film “Animal House,” alongside John Belushi, Karen Allen, and Tom Hulce, propelling her to Hollywood stardom. She continued to work successfully into the 1980s, appearing in films such as the television drama “Playing for Time” (1980), starring Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, and Maud Adams, and then reuniting with Clint Eastwood in the 1982 film “Honkytonk Man,” as well as the Academy Award-nominated adventure film “The Journey of Natty Gann” in 1985. The same year, she co-starred with Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette in the Golden Globe Award-nominated comedy crime-drama film “After Hours,” and in 1988, she had another breakthrough role as Mary, Mother of Jesus in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-nominated drama film “The Last Temptation of Christ,” starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, and Barbara Hershey.

Verna began to drift towards retirement in the early 1990s, and she was less interested in new acting roles. She made a few appearances before her official retirement.

Net Worth

Bloom’s net worth is currently believed to be $13 million, up from roughly $9 million a year ago. According to credible sources – her shrewd business choices have further expanded her riches.

Relationship Status

When it comes to her personal life, Verna hasn’t been one of those superstars who share every detail. Instead, she is the polar opposite, making every effort to keep her most private secrets are hidden from public sight. Nonetheless, she has been married to famed screenwriter Jay Cocks since 1972. But there is no information on whether or not the pair has children. She has no active social media accounts.

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