The blossoming career of America’s Lucinda Dickey as a dancer and actress has placed her in the frontline of fame. Her marriage to Emmy Award-winning TV producer, Craig Piligian has further added to her being recognized.
Dickey has appeared in films such as Breakin’ and .. while her husband has his name as the executive producer of..
Interesting Facts About Lucinda Dickey You Probably Never Came Across
10. She Started Dancing at The Age of 4
She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas as Lucinda Marie Henninger on August 14, 1960. She hails from a family of five girls who also learned dancing.
At a young age, she found her talent in dancing, and by the time she was 4, she had already started dancing at her mother’s studio.
At the age of 20 in 1980, she moved to Los Angeles where she got a scholarship with the Roland DuPree Dance Academy.
9. Her Mother Operated a Dance School
The wife of Craig Piligian does not seem to be the only dancer in her family as she was raised by a mother, Judy Mason who had a good rooting in the art.
Judy Mason’s interest in dance led to her operating Judy’s School of dance in the same town where Lucinda was born, Hutchinson, Kansas. Her managing the school lasted 42 years from 1964 to 2006.
Prior to closing, Mason would teach for several hours from 4 to around 7-9.
8. Lucinda Dickey Competed in a Beauty Pageant
While the .. years old was younger, she attended Kansas State University and majored in dance. While she was still a student, she competed for the crown of Miss Manhattan/Kansas-State in the Miss Kansan pageant. Although she did not win, she came ended up as the third runner-up as well as the winner of the talent division.
7. Her Dancing Prowess Has Landed Her Movie Roles
Shortly after she became a student at a dancing school, Lucinda Dickey started to audition for movie roles. This would lead to her being featured as a dancer in Grease 2 (1982) which was followed by another dancing role in Solid Gold.
In 1984, the dancer and former actress appeared in Ninja III: The Domination, Breakin’ (1984), and Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo.
After making a name for herself in the movie industry, Dickey appeared in Perry Mason: The Caes of the Defiant Daughter in 1990. This would also be the last time she would feature as an actress in a movie.
6. Lucinda Dickey Was a Judge in Master of Dance
In 2008, TLC began a new dance reality competition dubbed the Master of Dance. Lucinda was one of the 3 judges that included Keith Tyce Dioro and Loni Love.
Prior to the dance, Lucinda maintained quite a distance from the public. However, it was evident that her contributions throughout the years in the dancing world is still appreciated even after decades.
5. She Has Been Married Twice
Prior to the time that Dickey became married to Craig Piligian, she became married to Halley Dickey and adopted his second name. The marriage ended up in a divorce.
When she was the age of.. in 1990, the dancer became married to Emmy Award Winning TV producer Piligian. He has to his credits The Ultimate Fighter, American Chopper, Survivor, and Dirty Jobs to mention a few.
4. She is a Mother of 2
In 1986, 4 years before their marriage, Lucinda and Piligian welcomed their first child, Joseph Michael. He went to Notre Dame.
Dickey was… years old while Craig was.. when they had their second child, a daughter named Amanda Marie in 1989, a year before they tied the knot. Marie attended Santa Monica College.
After Lucinda had her kids, she gave a little distance to her showbiz career and made only an appearance in a few works. She has since worked on raising them as a stay home mother.
3. Her Husband Has Been Listed in the Most Powerful List
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The contributions of Craig Piligian have been enormous, especially on TV with credits that include several reality shows. The works have attracted him awards and in 2012, The Hollywood Reporter’s 50 Most Powerful List.
2. Net Worth of Lucinda Dickey
The actress’ net worth is contradictory as sources report different figures. Nonetheless, many claims that the net worth may be as high as $50 million.
The American dancer made her wealth from different sources ranging from acting to dancing and a number of things that may not necessarily be popular on media’s pages.
On the other hand, she is married to a man, Craig Piligian who has been in the entertainment industry for more than a decade and has made a net worth estimated at $300 million.
Apart from TV production that has won him a large part of his net worth, Piligian is the founder of Pilgrim’s Strudions and the president of Lionsgate – a company that purchased his studio for $200 million.
On how he spends his wealth, Craig Piligian in 2016 purchased a $5.3 million worth historic ranch in Kansas.
1. Where is She Now?
Lucinda Dickey retired from her acting career in 1990 and currently lives most of her life away from the media. She reportedly lives in California with her family.