Who Is Connie Macdonald? About Norm Macdonald’s Ex-wife

Connie and Norm Macdonald

Many of you might remember the SNL star, Norm Macdonald who passed away at the age of 61 due to cancer on 14th September 2021. He had an ex-wife Connie Macdonald and the heartbreaking news about his death has left many fans wondering about her life and whereabouts.

If you love comedy then you might remember Norm for his dry and witty sense of humor. He was known for his style of deadpan humor and interjecting poetic, sometimes old-fashioned turns of phrase, as well as, for hosting SNL, and fans admired his celebrity impressions immensely.

We all know much about Norm Macdonald but not much is known about his ex-wife Connie Macdonald. So, we will tell you everything you need to know about Connie Macdonald in this article.

Connie Macdonald is a family therapist

Connie Vaillancourt Macdonald was born between the years 1962-1966 and she got married to the Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald in 1988. Together they welcomed a child but unfortunately, their relationship couldn’t last long. They remained married for almost a decade before calling it quits in 1999.

However, the reason behind their divorce hasn’t been revealed yet. It has been revealed that she is a family therapist by profession and lives in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, she remained away from the media’s radar during her marriage to the popular comedian so nothing much is known about her life and family background.

They had a son named Dylan Macdonald in 1993 and he must be around 29-30 years old at the present. According to his Facebook profile, he had worked at “TheLead” and he is also running a YouTube channel called 3rd Triumvirate with his friends.

Similarly, Connie must be around 55-59 years at the present. She has got a LinkedIn profile from where we get to know that she got admitted to a local school in her locality for basic study and she had completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific Univerity in 1994.

Talking about her measurements, she is 5’6″ (167 cm) tall and she weighs about 56-59 kg (123-130 lbs). Her exact body measurements are not known. She has a pair of dark brown eyes and blonde hair.

Who was Norm Macdonald? Did he re-mary?

Norm Macdonald whose birth name is Norman Gene Macdonald was born on 17th October 1959. He was a famous Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who has appeared in many films and was a regular comedian panelist on talk shows, with some critics considering him the ultimate late-night comedy guest.

In 1993, he landed on the mainstream radar thanks to Saturday Night Live (SNL) as he made his debut in the iconic sketch as a writer and cast member. He spent a total of five seasons on the series until he was fired from SNL in 1998. Norm was most remembered for his role as the Weekend Update anchor for three seasons as he performed impressions of the various famous personality and he was also known for his dry, quick wit.

Norm Macdonald


Some of his memorable impersonations are of Burt Reynolds, Larry King, David Letterman, and many more. In 1998, he starred in the film Dirty Work and he headlined his own sitcom The Norm Show from 1999 to 2001. After that, he continued to make various appearances on late-night television such as Norm Macdonald Live where he interviewed comedians and other celebrities. One of his most notable interviews is with Conan O’Brien.

Following his divorce from Connie, it doesn’t seem like he ever re-married even though he was extremely secretive about his personal life. That’s because he has never mentioned anything about his wife in his chat show appearances and stand-ups following his divorce.

But, it was reported that he had dated actress Elle Macpherson between 1997 and 1998 after his divorce from Connie. Unfortunately, not much is known about their relationship either.

How did Norm die?

Macdonald died from acute leukemia at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California on 14th September 2021. He fought cancer for nine years until he lost the battle at the age of 61. His brother Neil had revealed that he didn’t disclose his condition to the public because it would affect the way he was perceived so he disclosed his diagnosis to only his family, agent, and producing partner.

Norm’s friend Hoekstra made a statement for Norm as he wrote, “He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic.”

Lots and lots of people have expressed their sorrow including comedians like Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, Adam Sandler, David Letterman, Jay Leno, David Spade, Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange, Seth Rogen, Bob Saget, Jim Carrey, and many more.

Jimmy praised Norm by saying, “He’s just one of the greatest comedians ever, and, God, we’re going to miss him. He was a friend of the show — family, really, to us.”

James also commended the comedian for his bravery by saying, “Norm Macdonald passed away today, far too soon, after a nine-year battle with cancer; a battle Norm never told anybody about, because all Norm ever wanted to do was to make us laugh, and he was absolutely brilliant at it. There was nobody quite like him.”

Her net worth

According to Connie’s profile on Open Path Collective, it has been revealed that she must be living quite a lavish life as she charges $30-$60 USD for couples and family counseling. Talking about her net worth, her estimated net worth is approximately $2-3 million dollars.

Whereas her ex-husband was reported to have a net worth of $2.5 million dollars. Additionally, he had participated in the trivia contest Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and won $500,000 in 2000. However, he donated the funds to charity.

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