Casey Coates is Ted Danson’s Ex-wife – Facts About Her

Casey Coates (born March 13, 1938; Age: 86 years old) is the ex-wife of popular American actor, TV personality, and producer, Ted Danson who is famous for playing the character of Dr. Ray Petit in the movie, American Dad. Casey is an American environmental designer and environmentalist in her own right.

Most celebrity marriages end in divorce and that was the case with Casey Coates and Ted Danson. The former is not only known for being the former Mrs. Danson and for her past marriage to the popular actor but also for her profession as an environmental activist. This article covers all you need to know about the ex-wife of Ted Danson.

Summary of Casey Coates’s Bio

  • Full name: Casey Coates
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: March 13, 1938
  • Casey Coates’ Age: 86 years old
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Casey Coates’s Ex-husband: Ted Danson
  • Casey Coates’ Children: Kate Danson and Alexis Danson
  • Casey Coates’ Height in Inches: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Casey Coates’ Height in Centimeters: 173cm
  • Casey Coates’ Weight: 57kg
  • Body measurements in inches: 39–33–37 inches
  • Casey Coates’ Net Worth: $20 million
  • Famous for: Ted Danson’s Ex-wife
  • Casey Coates’ Instagram: @caseycoatesdanson
  • Twitter: @CaseyDanson

Casey Coates Was Born In Long Island, New York

Casey Coates was born Cassandra Coates to her parents on March 13, 1938, in Long Island, New York City. The names of her parents are not known but according to sources, her father was a musician by profession while her mother was an artist. Casey is an American by nationality and white by ethnicity while her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Cassandra Coates grew up in Long Island, New York. She had a comfortable childhood as her parents were relatively doing well and were able to cater and provide for her. It is not known if the celebrity ex-wife was the only child of her parents or had siblings with whom she grew alongside.

Casey, just like her mother, loves art and has always been an artistic kid such that there was a time she redesigned her bedroom, drew up plans, and then painted raw wood to design it and give it a better look.

On the aspect of her education, Casey Coates is well educated. She finished primary school and got enrolled at Great Neck High school which was where she had her high school education. After she had graduated from high school, she went further in her academic pursuit to get enrolled at Lasel College in Boston where she spent one year after which she moved to London and later moved back to New York.

Ted Danson’s ex-wife also holds a BFA in Environmental Design which she got from the Parsons School of Design.

Casey Coates Is An Environmental Designer and Environmentalist

Casey Coates, as earlier mentioned, is an Environmental designer and environmentalist. The celebrity ex-wife had nursed a passion for interior design and the environment right from when she was very young. After she had graduated from the university, she went on to work with the Ben Thomas firm located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, before heading to the West Coast.

Moving ahead in her career, she once became a board member at Parsons School of Design, Southern California Institute of Architecture and Environmental media association, and has also served as an advisor for the Jimmy Carter Work project (now-The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project) in Los Angeles.

She further worked alongside her husband, Ted, and together they co-founded a sustainability initiative called American Oceans Campaign. The environment activist has always been the type who is determined and hardworking, a fact that motivated her in 1996 when she started up her initiative, a non-profit organization called Global Possibilities. The organization is solely focused on sensitizing people to renewable energy sources.

Furthermore, Casey worked briefly as an administrative assistant at Wall Street. She has also produced a one-hour documentary film titled “Who’s Got The Power” which is centered on the effects of global warming and the benefits of renewable energy.

As an environmental activist, the celebrity ex-wife spends most of her time teaching people about environmental conservation and the effects of global warming and has in the process gained lots of credits for her top-notch performance in her career field.

What Is Casey’s Net Worth?

According to sources, Casey Coates has a net worth estimated to be $20 million which she got from her career as an actress and also from her divorce settlement from Ted Danson which was $30 million as Ted was asked to pay her $2 million for every year they spent together (15 years).

Casey Coates Was Actor Ted Danson’s Wife

Casey Coates’s ex-husband, Ted Danson, is a well-recognized American actor known for his role as the lead character, Sam Malone, on the NBC sitcom titled Cheers. Ted was born Edward Bridge Danson III on December 29, 1947, to his parents in San Diego, California, United States.

He made his film debut in 1978 in the crime drama ,The Onion Field after which he began taking up other roles. The actor got a breakthrough in his career when he played the role of Jack Holden in the movie titled Three Men and a Baby (1987) and its sequel Three Men and a Little Lady produced in 1990. Some of the other notable movies he has featured in are Saving Private Ryan, Body Heat, Dad, and many others.

Ted’s acting career is not without recognition as he has won awards such as Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards and has also had many other nominations for his acting talent.

Casey Met Her Ex-husband, Ted Danson, in 1976 

Casey Coates and her ex-husband, Ted Danson, met in 1976. When they met, Ted had not become so popular and Casey was a Hollywood producer. They went on to date for some time before deciding to take their relationship to the next step by committing to each other.

The ex-couple had their marriage in 1977. It was a simple wedding ceremony attended by family members and close friends and while this was Casey’s first attempt at marriage, it wasn’t the first for Ted as he was once married to fellow actress, Randall Goschin from 1970 to 1975.

Casey and Ted’s union was blessed with a daughter who they welcomed two years into their marriage (in 1979). They later went on and adopted another daughter, who was born in 1985.

The couple enjoyed marital bliss for years but unfortunately, in the late 80s and early 90s, their relationship as a couple went sour as Ted Danson had reportedly cheated on her with popular actress, Whoopi Goldberg. Casey filed for a divorce which was granted and their marriage of 16 years finally ended in 1993 as a result of infidelity.

Moving on from their divorce, Ted Danson started dating actress Mary Steenburgen while Casey Coates remained single and is currently focused on her profession as an environmental activist. She is busy promoting renewable energy work and also sensitizing people on the effects of global warming.

Who Are Casey Coates And Ted Danson’s Daughters?

Casey and Ted’s first daughter, Kate Danson, was born in 1979. The celebrity child followed in both her parent’s footsteps as she is an actress like her father, featuring in movies like Keepin’ It Real Estate, Cousins, and Kemper: The CoEd Killer. She also has artistic talents like her mother which led her to photography.

The couple’s adopted daughter, Alexis Danson, who was born in 1985. Not much is known about her as she prefers to keep her life secret and stay away from the spotlight.

Casey Coates Suffered Stroke After Giving Birth To Her First Daughter

Many ask why Casey Coates went for adoption after she had her first and only biological child. The couple had to opt for adoption as a result of a health challenge Cassandra Coates faced after the birth of Kate. The celebrity ex-wife had suffered a stroke during Kate’s birth as a result of undiagnosed high blood pressure. This took a toll on the family as Ted was forced to put his acting career on hold and cater to his wife and their newborn baby.

The tension was so much for the couple that it created a gap in their relationship, and they struggled to fix things back to normal. Fortunately for them, Coates became better and was able to walk again. The couple after, what they had experienced, decided it was best for them to adopt a child.

What Is Casey Coates’ Net Worth?

According to sources, Casey Coates has a net worth estimated to be $20 million which she got from her career as an actress and also from her divorce settlement from Ted Danson which was $30 million as Ted was asked to pay her $2 million for every year they spent together (15 years).

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