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Who Is An American Actress, Maria Cooper Janis? Wikipedia, Parents, Boyfriend, Married, Husband, & Net Worth

Maria Cooper Janis

Maria Cooper Janis is a professional actress and producer. She came into the limelight being the daughter of Veteran actor Gary Cooper.

Maria also wrote the book Gary Cooper, off Camera: A Daughter Remembers on 1 November 1999.

Maria Cooper Janis is active on social media platforms. She has more than 4199 followers on her Instagram account and has 2410 followers on her Facebook page.

Who Is Maria Cooper Janis? Wikipedia Details

Maria Cooper Janis is an American actress and producer by profession. She is yet to make her mark in the film industry. Maria is famously known as the daughter of Gary Cooper and Veronica Cooper.

Maria Cooper Janis was born on 15 September 1937 in Los Angeles, California. She is currently 84 years old, and her full name is Maria Veronica Balfe Cooper.

Her height is 6 feet 1 inches or 1.85 m tall, and she weighs around 57 kg or 125 lbs.

Who Are Maria Cooper Janis’ Parents?

Maria Cooper Janis is the only daughter of her parents. Her father, Gary Cooper, was one of the Veteran actors in the Hollywood industry. Her father is known for his films, such as Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Sergeant York (1941), and others.

Likewise, her mother, Veronica Cooper, was also an American actress and production manager.

Her godfather was her great uncle Cedric Gibbons, and her godmother was actress Dolores del Rio.

Unfortunately, both of her parents passed away. Her father died on 13 May 1961, and her mother died on 16 February 2000.

Who Is Maria Cooper Janis’ Husband?

Maria Cooper Janis’ husband named is Byron Janis. Her husband is a classical pianist known as the most outstanding pianist worldwide. Her husband became the youngest artist ever signed to a contract by RCA Victor Records at the age of 18.

Maria and her pianist husband, Byron, got married on 11 April 1996. The American actress revealed about her first met with her husband. The duo first met on her mother’s honeymoon date with her new husband, Dr. John Converse, on Cape Ferrat in the South of France.

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She opened up about her relationship with her boyfriend turned husband on 11 April 2021 via Instagram, saying:

I was introduced by our hostess, “Maria I like you to meet this brilliant young American concert pianist, Byron Janis. But I didn’t really hear most of what else she said because when our eyes and hands met I somehow knew here was my future and the rest of my life! It was not, “love at first sight,” but a mutual recognition of a kind I didn’t and still don’t have words to explain.

The couple has maintained their strong relationship as a husband and wife over the last five and a half decades. Maria and her husband Byron Janis celebrated their 55th marriage anniversary on 11 April 2022.

Who Are Maria Cooper Janis’ Children?

Maria Cooper Janis’ is a mother of two children. One of the sons, named Stefan Janis, was adopted by her, and another was her biological son.

Sadly, her adopted son, Stefan, died in 2017 while enjoying his vacation trip in France.

When Did Maria Cooper Janis Start Her Career?

Maria Cooper Janis began her career as an actress in the TV Series The Jack Benny Program in 1958. She portrayed the role of Gary Cooper’s daughter, and some of the leading stars were Jack Benny, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, and Don Wilson.

The 84 years old the, actress didn’t get lots of opportunities in the Hollywood industry. Later in 2000, she landed her role as Bobbi in the film Sleepy Hollow Hight, directed by Chris Arth and Kevin Summerfield.

Besides acting, Maria pursues her paintings with great energy, exhibiting in the United States and Europe, and Asia. She also works with the Neuropathy Foundation and is an active board member of the ASPR (American Society for Psychical Research).

Moreover, Maria Cooper also worked as a producer and has produced films such as Behind High Noon (2002) and Icons (2005).

How Much Is Maria Cooper Janis’ Net Worth?

Maria Cooper Janis has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, which she earned from her professional career as an actress and painter.

Moreover, her father, Gary Cooper, has a massive fortune of $100 million as per