Anne Stringfield is popularly known as the wife of American actor and one of the kings of comedy, Steve Martin. But many do not know that she is not just a celebrity spouse to the famous veteran funnyman but also a former writer and editor at the New Yorker.
Anne Powell Stringfield was born in 1972 to Dr James and Margo Stringfield in Pensacola, Florida. Her father is a pulmonologist and her mother an archaeologist at the University of West Florida. Anne attended Pensacola High School and later Davidson College where she graduated from in 1994. The American writer is of white ethnicity.
Family Life – Husband, Baby
Anne Stringfield and Steve Martin got married in a surprise wedding ceremony on July 28, 2007, after dating for three years. The former writer and multiple award-winning comedian, tied the knot in a private but romantic ceremony at their home in Los Angeles, among a few guests who initially thought that they were invited to a house party, but which turned out to be a disguised wedding ceremony. Among the 75 guests in attendance were Tom Hanks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Carl Reiner, Ricky Jay and former Nebraska Senator, Bob Kerrey who presided over the ceremony.
In 2012, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter. Anne who loves to keep information about her life and family low-profile, has so far, done a good job at keeping their daughter out of the limelight. Steve once stated on David Letterman’s famous talk show that their daughter was given a fascinating name ‘Conquistador’. According to the comedian, the name Conquistador is ‘a statement’ which he believes ‘is different from one of those Hollywood weird names’. However, despite the long mystery which surrounded their daughter’s name, her real name has been revealed as Mary.
Despite more than two decades of age-gap between the couple, Anne Stringfield is enjoying a blissful married life with one of the greatest comedians of all time. Her husband Steve Martin who is known for his vibrant personality on and off screen is not just a successful actor, comedian, and producer but also a writer, a playwright, and a talented musician (an accomplished banjo player). He is also an art collector and a trustee of the Los Angeles Museum of Art. More so, Steve’s autobiography Born Standing Up released in 2007 was a huge success. The memoir chronicles his early life, relationships and career rise to fame.
The veteran Hollywood actor is known for blockbuster comedies. He describes his wife as beautiful, smart and rewarding, and never fails to appreciate how much Anne and his daughter mean to him. The couple has maintained a close family bond.
Height, Other Facts about Anne Stringfield
- Body Stats
Anne Stringfield who has a slim physique stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs about 60 kg.
- Career as a Writer
Besides being a former writer for The New Yorker, Anne has also done some freelance writing for the Vogue magazine.
- Marriage History
Anne Stringfield is Steve Martin’s second wife. While it is Anne’s first marriage, the iconic comedian was previously married to British actress Victoria Tennant. The former lovebirds who tied the knot in November 1986, got divorced in 1994 after about eight years of marriage. The union produced no children.
- Wedding List
The writer has a sister who was the maid of honor at her wedding. More so, the creator of the famous sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels was the best man at their wedding ceremony.
Following her daughter’s birth, Anne has since dedicated all her focus and energy to raising her child. She voluntarily quit her job at New Yorker as an editor in order to become a stay at home mother and raise her daughter. She, however, still writes for magazines.
- Camera Shy
Mrs. Martin is not the regular celebrity spouse, but a woman who has chosen not to share the limelight with her famous husband. Anne prefers to maintain a low-key profile in the media and has in fact, seldom made red carpet appearances alongside her husband since their union in 2007. She was spotted with her husband for the first time in 2014, in Los Angeles when their daughter was 23 months old. Anne has only made smaller public appearances and consciously avoided the expected showbiz limelight because she is camera shy.
- The resemblance with Tina Fey
Anne Stringfield is a look-alike to her husband’s long-time friend, Tina Frey. Fey described Anne as the younger, thinner and smarter version of herself during the AFI Award Ceremony in 2015.