Carrie Schenken – Bio, Family Life and Profile of Amanda Bearse’s Wife

Being in a same-sex relationship is not an easy venture. Many societies are still up tight about it while it is still illegal in some. Carrie Schenken is the wife of Hollywood actress and director, Amanda Bearse, and they have been together for nearly a decade. Find out more about her here including her bio, family life and profile.

Bio and Profile of Amanda Bearse’s Wife

Carrie Schenken was born on the 24th of April 1958 in Florida. Her nationality is American while her ethnicity is Caucasian. Due to the fact that Schenken is not a celebrity in her own right, there is a paucity of information about her early life. There are no details about her parents or family background. There are also no details about her educational qualifications. However it is believed that she completed her high school diploma.

On the other hand, wife – Amanda Bearse, was born on the 9th of August 1958. She grew up in Winter Park, Central Florida, and attended Winter Park High School.  While growing up, Bearse did not aspire to be an actress. She rather wanted to be a water skier. It was her beloved theater teacher that convinced her to try acting and once she delved in, she did so with her whole heart. She took part in several school productions and also studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.

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When it comes to her career, Carrie Schenken is also in the movie industry. Her expertise however lies behind the camera as a technician. This is unlike Bearse whose talents lies in front of the camera. Amanda Bearse commenced her acting career on TV appearing in the soap opera, All My Children, from 1982 to 1983. She also featured in other TV series such as First Affair, Protocol and Fraternity Vacation.

Coming Out

One phase that many gay people go through is when they disclose their sexuality to their family and friends. Schenken most probably went through this phase with her family. On the other hand, her wife is a celebrity and as such, her coming out was on a much grander scale. Amanda Bearse came out as gay in the year 1993; she was one of the first high profile personalities to do so at the time. The actress knew that she could have suffered some repercussions for her honesty but she choose to come out anyway to show people that gays and lesbians are just normal people. Since coming out nearly three decades ago, Bearse has not looked back. She is a well know advocate of gay rights and once served as an ambassador for the federation of gay games.

Family Life

Schenken first met Bearse in 2008 and they subsequently commenced a relationship. The couple dated for two years and got married in 2010. They have two adopted children together. Schenken and her wife keep their family life very private and as such, there are no details on their children.

The most we do know is that one of their children is a daughter named Zoe and Bearse adopted her before they even got together. Besides Amanda Bearse, Carrie Schenken has a scant dating history. Her wife on the other hand has been previously involved with a few people including Sandra Bernhard. Bernhard is a popular actress, comedian, singer and author. She is most popular for playing the role of Nancy on the ABC sitcom, Roseanne.

Carrie Schenken’s  Net Worth

Carrie Schenken’s net worth is still under review and is not yet available. Her wife, on the other hand has a fortune of $16 million. Her source of income is ostensibly her acting career. Bearse’s acting gigs has not been limited to TV; she has also appeared in several feature length films. They include Totally Baked, Give or take an inch, The Doomed Generation, Fraternity Vacation and Fright Night. Fright Night is a 1985 horror movie about two teenagers, named Charlie and Amy, who discover that a neighbor is a blood sucking vampire. They therefore do all in their power to escape him while dealing with the authorities who do not believe them. Amanda Bearse played the leading role of Amy and the movie was so well received that it spurned a sequel and a remake. It has also gone on to become a cult classic over the years.

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