Quincy Jones’ ex-wife, Jeri Caldwell Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Children, Movies

March 6, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Jeri Caldwell is a former American actress who rose to fame as the first wife of Quincy Jones, one of the most influential music producers and composers of all time.

She married Jones when they were both teenagers and had a daughter with him, Jolie Jones, who also became an actress and model.

Jeri Caldwell appeared in only one film, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, in 1994 and later featured in a documentary about her ex-husband, Quincy, in 2018.


  • Full name: Jeri Caldwell
  • Date of birth: 1930s
  • Age: 90s
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Washington, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Former actress
  • Height: N/A
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Quincy Jones (m. 1957; div. 1966)
  • Children: Jolie Jones
  • Relationship status: N/A
  • Net worth: $1 million

Early Life and Education

Jeri Caldwell was born in Washington, United States, sometime in the 1930s. She attended Garfield High School in Seattle and met Quincy Jones, a student.

They fell in love and eloped in 1957 when they were both 19. They moved to New York City, where Jones pursued his music career, and Caldwell supported him.

She did not pursue any formal education after high school.

Personal Life

Jeri Caldwell’s personal life was largely defined by her marriage to Quincy Jones, who became one of history’s most successful and acclaimed music producers and composers.

They had a daughter, Jolie Jones, in 1959, who followed her parent’s footsteps and became an actress and model.

However, their marriage was not happy, as Jones was often away from home and had affairs with other women. Caldwell also suffered from depression and attempted suicide twice. They divorced in 1966 after nine years of marriage.

Caldwell never remarried and kept a low profile after the divorce. She remained on good terms with Jones and their daughter and attended Jones’ 85th birthday celebration in 2018.


Jeri Caldwell’s career as an actress was very brief and limited. She appeared in only one film, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994, as a producer’s wife.

She had a cameo role and did not have any dialogue. She also appeared in a documentary film about Quincy Jones, called Quincy, in 2018, where she shared some memories of their marriage and divorce.

Net Worth

Jeri Caldwell’s net worth is estimated at $1 million. She may have received some alimony from Quincy Jones after their divorce, but the amount and terms are not disclosed.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Twitter handle: N/A


  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Quincy

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