Jacqueline Ray, born in Burbank, California, U.S.A is an American actress and a former model. She is popularly known for her marriage to noted American actor Tom Selleck and for her roles in movies such as Beyond The Universe (1981), The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980).

Personal Life

According to her bopiraphu, she was born as Jacqueline Mary Ray in Burbank, California, she grew up along with her siblings. The details about her initial life isn’t available in any sources of the media.Ray, who has been married thrice, first married a man named Shepard. It was with Shepard that she had a son named Kevin. Kevin, who was born in 1966 was later adopted by Ray’s second husband, well-known American actor Tom Selleck.

Selleck and Ray got married on May 15,1971. The marriage lasted for 11 years after which they got a divorce, however, Tom continued to be a hands-on father to Kevin and even was granted custody of him. Almost a decade after getting a divorce from Selleck, Ray got married for the third time, to Clarence Barry Witmer on March 21,1992. However, this marriage to ended in a divorce.Jacqueline Ray also has a daughter named Umeko Ray, whose father is unknown to the media.Despite speculation that Witmer indeed is Umeko’s father.

It was in 2014, that Ray hired a professional hitman named Luis Barker to kill her son-in-law Leon Bauchum. The controversy was widely covered by the media and the case went to court where it was learnt that Ray had paid the hitman almost twelve thousand US Dollars to kill her son in law. After pleading guilty to all charges against her, Ray was sentenced to 18 years in prison while the Hitman was sentenced to 29 years in prison. As of today, Ray continues to be in prison.

Net worth

It is estimated that her net worth is close to half million USD.


Ray showed great interest in acting, right since her childhood, in Burbank, California.As soon as she completed her high school, Ray eventually ventured into acting, however, her initial assignments were more related to modelling. After working through the 60’s as a model, Ray had her first big role in the Hollywood movie In Like Flint, which released in the year 1967, post that her most notable role was in The Killings at Outpost Zeta, which released in the year 1980 and she eventually starred in her most successful film till date, Beyond The Universe, the film which released in 1981 made her famous overnight and she was counted among the A-listers in Hollywood.

Her role as Ms. Roebuck, Lisa in the TV series Magnum P.I was loved by fans, it was in-between her two appearances on the show that she got married to actor Tom Selleck, who played the lead role in the same TV series. Following this, she was part of various TV series through the 80’s and was last seen in the TV series, Unfabulous, in the year 2007.

Last Modified: 15 Mar, 2018

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