• Connie MacDonald (nee Vaillancourt) kept her life away from media attention.
• Little is known about her, other than she is a family therapist in Los Angeles, California and she was married to late comedian Norm MacDonald from 1988-1999.
• Norm MacDonald was a stand-up comedian, actor and writer who rose to prominence on "Saturday Night Live".
• He was diagnosed with plasma cell myeloma and acute leukemia, before passing away in 2021
• Posthumously, he was nominated for three Primetime Emmys for his work on “Norm MacDonald: Nothing Special”.
Connie MacDonald Wiki
Being a celebrity wife for some means a luxurious life and rising to prominence, however, for Connie MacDonald (nee Vaillancourt) it meant almost nothing. She kept her life away from the media’s attention, and was rarely seen in public with her then-husband, Norm MacDonald, the famous late comedian.
There isn’t much information regarding her life; it’s unknown when and where she was born, and which college did she attend. The only known thing about her is that she now lives in Los Angeles, California USA and that she’s a family therapist.
Marriage with Norm MacDonald
Connie married Norm in 1988, and since Norm was also quite secretive about his private life, the wedding date and place haven’t been revealed. The two became parents in 1993 when Connie gave birth to their only child, Dylan.
Speaking of their son, he also prefers to keep his private life under wraps, although he has a YouTube channel entitled “3rd Triumvirate”, which he runs with his friends.
Connie and Norm divorced in 1999, and haven’t commented about the reason for their separation, although reportedly it was revealed that during 1997 and 1998, Norm was in a relationship with the model, Elle Macpherson, thus many people assumed that the reason for their divorce was his infidelity.
Reports about Connie’s net worth are unavailable, but what we can say is that, according to sources, family therapists have an average salary of around $65,000 per year. If you wondered about the net worth of her ex-husband, at the time of his death in 2021, Norm’s net worth has been estimated at over $2.5 million.
Who was Norm MacDonald?
Norman Gene ‘Norm’ MacDonald was a comedian, actor and writer who rose to prominence as a stand-up comedian performing on the famous TV show “Saturday Night Live”. He was born on 17 October 1959, in Quebec City, Canada, and was raised alongside his two brothers, Leslie and Neil by their father Percy Lloyd, and mother Ferne, both elementary school teachers.
Norm Macdonald, Comedian and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star, Dies at 61 https://t.co/AbQqP6H9wB
— Variety (@Variety) September 14, 2021
Speaking of his educational background, he attended a local high school, and then his family moved to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where he attended Gloucester High School. He matriculated in 1975, aged 16, and enrolled at Carleton University to study mathematics. However, he dropped out of college, but later continued his education at Algonquin College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Norm began his stand-up career performing in clubs across Ottawa, before he made his debut in “Saturday Night Live” in 1993, appearing in 94 episodes of the show through 2009. In 1997, he was nominated for the Online Film & Television Association for Best Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Series.
Concurrently, Norm was seen in “The Drew Carey Show” (1996-2000), and from 1999 until 2001, he starred in the comedy series “Norm”, which he co-created with Bruce Helford. This Primetime Emmy-nominated series followed the story of an ex-hockey player who, after being banned from hockey for gambling, must now work as a community service worker or face prison.
In the following years, Norm was seen as Stan Hooper in another comedy series “A Minute with Stan Hooper” (2003-2004), and from 2007 until 2009, he had a recurring role as Little Chubby in the series “My Name Is Earl”. From 2010 until 2018, Norm was seen as Rusty Heck in “The Middle”, a comedy family drama, starring Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, and Charlie McDermott.
Concurrently, in 2015, Norm portrayed The Hole in the series “Sunnyside”, a comedy sketch show, which brought him and the rest of the crew the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble).
He followed with his role as Rick in “Girlboss” in 2017.
Movie and voice roles
Norm made his big-screen debut as Frank in the 1995 movie “Billy Madison”, followed by his role as a Reporter in “The People vs. Larry Flynt” in 1996. Two years later, he was seen as Mitch in “Dirty Work”, and in the same year came his first voice role, as Lucky in “Doctor Dolittle” starring Eddie Murphy. In the following year, he had uncredited roles in “Casper Meets Wendy”, “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo”, and “Man on the Moon”.
In 2000, he was cast to play Willard Fillmore in “Screwed”, followed by his role in “The Animal” in 2001. In the late 2000s, Norm co-starred in “Grown Ups” (2010), “Jack and Jill” (2011), and “The Ridiculous 6” (2015).
Some of his notable voice roles have been in “Farce of the Penguins” (2006), “Christmas is Here Again” (2007), and “The Flight Before Christmas” (2008). From 2014 until 2020, he was heard as Pigeon in the series “Mike Tyson Mysteries”, also starring Mike Tyson and Rachel Ramras. This animated comedy followed the story of a retired boxing champion, his daughter, a gay ghost, and a mean pigeon, and was nominated for the Annie Award for Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production.
In 2017, Norm was heard as Yaphit in “The Orville”, an adventure comedy set 400 years into the future, starring Seth MacFarlane, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Adrianne Palicki, which was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA-Saturn Award for Best Streaming Science Fiction Series in 2022.
We are saddened to hear that Norm Macdonald, who voices Gelatin Lieutenant Yaphit on The Orville, has passed away. This is his only appearance on 'The Orville' in his human form.
Posted by SBS VICELAND on Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Speaking of Norm’s personal life, after his divorce from Connie, he was the subject of various rumors, and one of them, which later came true, was that he had a gambling addiction. In one of his interviews, he admitted that the largest amount he once lost was around $400,000 in a night – he went bankrupt twice.
In 2013, Norm was diagnosed with plasma cell myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells, which he hid from the public; only his family members and close associates knew of his illness. Although the cancer went into remission after the treatment, in early 2020, it returned.
The cancer metastases into myelodysplastic syndrome, and soon after, Norm was diagnosed with acute leukemia. In July 2021, Norm went to the hospital for chemotherapy treatment, but unfortunately developed an infection.
He died on 14 September 2021 at the City of Hope National Medical Centre, California. Posthumously, Norm was nominated for three Primetime Emmys for his work on “Norm MacDonald: Nothing Special”, which premiered on 30 May 2022 on Netflix.