Lawrence O’Donnell and Kathryn Harrold’s daughter is Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell. Despite having such well-known parents, nothing is known about Elizabeth. Her parents met in 1994, married soon after, and Kathryn became pregnant with Elizabeth after only a few months. After 19 years of marriage, Harrold and O’Donnell split in 2013. Elizabeth has avoided public glare, and there are few images of her on the internet, even on social media. In fact, even the precise date of her birth is uncertain.
Lawrence O’Donnell is Elizabeth’s father. He is arguably best known as the host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” a political discussion show. The 67-year-old is also a Homeland actor, author, and producer (West Wing). He has also worked as an aide to a US Senator and as the Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee. Kathryn Harrold was an actress best known for her prominent performances in films such as The Hunter (co-starring Steve McQueen), The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (co-starring Robert Duvall), and Raw Deal (with Arnold Schwarzenegger). Harrold has now retired from filmmaking and is now a counselor in Los Angeles, California.
Despite the fact that Elizabeth has received little attention, her parents frequently mention her. Lawrence O’Donnell revealed in an interview that when he was in a car accident in the British Virgin Islands in 2014, one of the first things he thought about was his daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth has rarely been seen in public, including at Hollywood events, but one of her most notable appearances was with her mother, Kathryn, when she was a small kid.
Elizabeth’s grandparents on her mother’s side are B.H. and Carolyn Harrold, and she is the granddaughter of Lawrence Francis O’Donnell and Frances Marie Buckley on her father’s side. On her father’s side, she has an uncle named Michael who works as a lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts.
Lawrence O’Donnell and Kathryn Harrold divorced in 2011. There were reports at the time that O’Donnell was dating Tamron Hall, a fellow anchor and television host at MSNBC, and Hall and O’Donnell have been together ever since, but prefer to keep their personal lives somewhat private. Accusations circulated in 2016 that O’Donnell and Tamron were secretly married, although neither has verified the rumors.
Kathryn Harrold has decided to keep a low profile and has avoided public appearances after her divorce, instead of focusing on her second career of counseling — after her divorce, Harrold retrained as a registered Marriage and Family Therapist, and she now has a clinic in Los Angeles.