Who Is Laela Wilding? Her Family Background, Career, Marriage, & More

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Who Is Laela Wilding? Her Family Background, Career, Marriage, & More

Laela Wilding is a Portland-based American graphic designer. She is also a yoga instructor who currently owns a business entity called All Heart Yoga (previously known as Yoga NW). Also, she works as an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Despite being successful in multiple fields, the 51 years old always grabbed the limelight because of her showbiz family. Primarily, she is famous as one of ten grandchildren of the late legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor. Likewise, she is popular as the daughter of Michael Wilding Jr. and his first wife Beth Clutter.

Explore more about Wilding’s unknown facts and personal details including her husband, mother, net worth, and career achievements. Stay tuned with us to know more about Elizabeth Taylor’s first granddaughter Laela Wilding.

Laela Wilding Is A Portland Native: Her Age, Parents, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Laela Wilding was born on July 25, 1971, in Portland, Oregon, the United States of America. She holds American citizenship and belongs to the white ethnic group. As of 2022, her age is 51 years.

Laela’s father is Michael Wilding Jr. and her mother is Beth Clutter. Her dad is an American actor famous for her roles in Dallas, Deadly Illusion, and Guiding Light. Michael is the half-sibling of actress Liza Todd.

Talking about her other family members, Wilding is a granddaughter of Elizabeth and Michael Wilding. Both of her parental grandparents were established actors of their era.

Laela Wilding is the first grand daughter of Elizabeth Taylor
Laela Wilding’s grandmother Elizabeth Taylor

Taylor was a British-American actress who was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She is famous for her portrayals in There’s One Born Every Minute, National Velvet, and Father of the Bride. Likewise, her granddad was a film and stage actor recognized for Alred Hitchcock, Under Capricorn, and Stage Fright.

Does She Have Any Siblings?

The first child of Michael does not have biological siblings but she does have half-siblings. She has two younger half-siblings: Naomi and Tarquin Palance Wilding.

Laela Wilding’s Professional Career: What Does She Do For Living?

Growing up in a family of actors, Laela did not choose the same path to become famous. Owning the spirit to do something on her own she is now a graphic designer.

Apart from designing, Wilding is also working as a yoga instructor. Currently, she owns a business entity called All Heart Yoga (previously named Yoga NW). Her courses mostly emphasize peaceful reflection and physical inquiry.

Besides that, the star kid still continues to maintain her grandma’s legacy. Currently, she is working as an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. This charitable organization aspires to an AIDS-free world.

Laela Wilding and her half-sister Naomi deLuce Wilding
The ETAF’s ambassadors Laela Wilding and Naomi deLuce Wilding

She along with her half-sister Noami once disclosed the organization is unique and almost all of her family wanted to contribute there. She stated:

“We are determined to support the legacy of our grandmother and let the world know the foundation is thriving, and is still working to help people living with HIV in education advocacy, and supporting people living with HIV around the world.”

Being one of the ambassadors’ Laela often participates in AIDSWatch and America’s largest annual HIV/AIDS advocacy event. She even has used Washington’s event in order to meet Congressional staffers to push to end the HIV criminal laws.

Laela Wilding Is Already Married To Her Husband

Well, Laela is happily married at the moment. As per her Yoga website page, she exchanged wedding vows with her husband Todd McMurray. Their nuptials ceremony was a private affair with the presence of close ones only.

She is notoriously secretive when it comes to her relationship. There is no information available about her husband except his name.

She Is A Mother Of A Child

Wilding and her spouse McMurray are proud parents of a child. The couple shares a son named Finn McMurray.

Their only kid is a high school senior studying in Portland, Oregon. Back in 2016, he joined Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) group at AIDSWatch in Washington to advocate for United States Legislators.

Finn McMurray is the only kid of Laela Wilding
Laela Wilding and Todd McMurray’s son, Finn McMurray

As of now, he has contributed to the organization’s planning and attending awareness programs and events including The International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, and the National HIV Testing Day Event at the Abbey.

Finn also works really hard for his grandmother’s dedication and passion. In order to fulfill Taylor’s dream to end AIDS, he has been following her footprints taking an oath to aware people of the serious issue.

Are Laela Wilding’s Parents Still Together?

Laela’s parents are divorced due to which they do not stay together. As mentioned above, she is the daughter of Michael Wilding Jr. and Beth Clutter. Her mother was the first wife of the American actor whom he married on October 6, 1970.

Her parents started facing problems in their marriage due to which they got divorced. After that, her father again married Brooke Palance on 28 August 1982. Likewise, Michael also reportedly had an affair with a woman named Johanna Lykke-Dahn.

How Rich Is Laela Wilding?

Coming from wealthy family background, the graphic designer definitely lives a lavish lifestyle. As per the reports, Laela Wilding owns a fortune of $1.5 million in 2022. She earns impressive hundreds of thousands of dollars as a yoga instructor, ambassador of ETAF, and graphic designer.

On the other hand, Laela Wilding’s father Michael has a $10 million net worth. He shares his mother Elizabeth’s lifelong earning / inheritance along with his 3 siblings and their kids. According to CBS News, Michael’s mom Taylor had a worth between $600 million to $1 billion at the time of her death.