Meet Virgin River's Hope McCrea, Annette O'Toole; Know About Her Husband, Previous Relationship, Career, And Net-worth! – Celebdating Life

Meet Virgin River’s Hope McCrea, Annette O’Toole; Know About Her Husband, Previous Relationship, Career, And Net-worth!

Annette O'Toole

Annette O’Toole has won several hearts as Hope McCrea in Virgin River. On the show, she played the role of Mayor of a small town Virgin River which has only 600 people.

On the show, she and her on-screen husband Doctor Mullins have a complicated relationship. Different from her reel life, she is happily married in real life.

Annette as Hope McCrea in Virgin River

Annette plays the character of Hope McCrea in the drama series based on the book of American novelist Robyn Carr. The book follows the nurse practitioner Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge).

Hope hires Mel as a nurse on the small town Virgin River. The series displays the life of people living in a small town far from the chaos of the city area.

Annette as Hope McCrea (Source: PopSugar)

With her amazing performance on TV shows and movies, she has accumulated thousands of fans. But do you know about her life behind the cameras?

Inside the life of Annette O’Toole

Annette was born on April 1, 1952, in Houston, Texas. She was born to mother  Dorothy Geraldine, and father William West Toole Jr. Annette belongs to mixed ethnicity i.e. English, Irish, Scottish, Bohemian Czech.

From her small age of 3, she was passionate about dancing. Later on, at the age of 13, she took dance lessons. For most of you who did not know, she is also a good singer.

She wrote and sung What Could Be Better for 2004 Disney’s children’s album A World of Happiness with her husband.

Annette O’Toole in Virgin River with her co-stars (Source: Netflix)

Related:- Is Mel Monroe From Virgin River Married In Real Life?

Career of Annette

Apart from singing and dancing, she has built a strong career in the field of acting. She debuted her career on the small screen in 1967 after she appeared in My Three Sons. However, she was only for a single episode on her first TV show.

She then appeared in many TV Shows, and Netflix shows. Some of her movies and her character are:-

TV Shows:-

Shows  Character  Year
Kiss Of A Killer  Kate Wilson 1993
The Christmas Box  Keri Evans 1995
Keeping The Promise Anne Hallowell 1997
The Huntress Dorothy Thorson 2000-2001
Smallville Martha Kent 2001-2011
Halt and Catch Fire Susan Emerson 2014-2015
Virgin River Hope McCrea 2019
The Punisher Eliza Schultz 2019


Movies Year
Little Big Man 1970
One on One 1977
Cat People 1982
Andre 1994
Temptation 2003
We Go On 2016
Women Who Kill 2016
Blow Man Down 2019

Married life of Annette O’Toole

Annette is married twice in her life. She tied the knot with actor Bill Geisslinger on April 8, 1983. The couple welcomed two children Nell and Anna. After a decade of marriage, the couple parted ways and divorced each other in 1992.

Annette O’Toole and Michael McKean (Source: Zimbio)

After her divorce, she met her now-husband, actor, and comedian, Michael McKean. They met at the screening for the first time. Thought it wasn’t a love-at-first-sight moment for them, they started a talking term with each other.

Later on, Michael and Annette became co-stars on a 1985 movie named Final Justice. During the movie, they slowly got close. And their trip to the Van Morrison concert led to their first date in LA.

On 20th March 1999, Micheal and Annette tied the knot in an intimate ceremony. Annette is also a step-mother to Colin McKean and Fletcher McKean.

In 2000, they made their guest appearance in the 18th episode of the series Law & Order Season 10. The married duo played the role of a wealthy couple who is accused of murder.

Annette O'Toole
Annette O’Toole with her daughter Nell Geisslinger (Source: Celeb In-Depth)

Most recently the couple shared the screen in the DC superhero series Smallville. In the series, McKean played the character of Perry White while O’Toole’s character was Martha Kent.


No doubt, Annette has a successful career in the Entertainment industry. She has accumulated an estimated net worth of $4.5 million US.

This is an estimated number from the average salary of actors in the USA which ranges from $19k-$210k US per year.

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