Most people are likely to hear the name Kathryn Boyd and think of her husband, Josh Brolin. After all, he is the more famous of the two. But one would be missing out on the amazing woman that she is. Kathryn is an entrepreneur who has also worked behind and in front of the camera.
Her eclectic career has left many wondering how she does it. Well, along with details about her marriage to the Thanos and Cable actor, we explored how Boyd balances her career with her family life.
Kathryn Boyd’s Early Life and Hollywood Beginnings
Kathryn Brittney Boyd was born on the 12th of October 1987 in the city of Atlanta. Boyd grew up in Atlanta and had her education at the Lovett School, graduating in 2005.
For college, she attended the University of Georgia, specifically the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. While there, she studied journalism with an emphasis on magazine journalism.
She also obtained a certificate in photojournalism from the institution, all between 2005 and 2009. Within the same period, she also studied photography at an art school (SRISA) in Florence, Italy, in 2008.
Kathryn Boyd commenced her career as a production assistant in Hollywood in 2010, shortly after completing her education. She worked as a P.A. on the set of the TV show, Past Life, across eight episodes.
From there, she worked on other productions like Footloose, The Watch, Oldboy, and a few others. Her last gig as a production assistant came in 2015, in the film, Everest, the same year Boyd made her first credited role as an actress.
Dissecting Her Professional Endeavors
With her P.A life behind her, Kathryn Boyd began working as an actress. So far, she has worked primarily in short films. Her first onscreen role came in 2011, albeit uncredited, in the movie, Hall Pass as an extra.
Boyd, The Rising Actress
Four years after her debut role, she played Jessica in the short film, Bad Company, and starred in others like Ride to Vegas and Rideshare. Over the years, she has made subsequent appearances in other short films like Loveless in a Brown Room and the short-length TV series, The Inspectors, in the episode, Hospital Hacks.
In the second half of 2019, she made another short film appearance in Lamb, as Rebecca. After years of playing in the short films circuit, Kathryn Boyd will get her first appearance in a feature film in 2021 as Nancy in the Chris Helton-directed film, The Shallow.
Not only has Boyd grown her acting credits with a series of short films, but she has also produced some of them. She produced the short films, Ride to Vegas, Rideshare, and Loveless in a Brown Room.
Boyd, The Entrepreneur
Kathryn Boyd is 5 feet 11 inches tall. For a woman, she belonged in a physical minority, and this posed specific challenges for her. Boyd found it demanding to find clothes that would perfectly fit her tall frame. Rather than feeling despondent, she put on the thinking cap and got to work. This resulted in the birth of her jeans brand known as Midheaven Denim.
The brand produces sexy, high-end jeans, specifically for tall women (5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 3 inches). The jeans also boast of inseams of 33 to 38 inches, which the wearer can let out to accommodate their height.
Another admirable feature of the Midheaven brand is that it is an eco-conscious brand. They source their denim from an eco-friendly mill located in Italy known as Candiani Denim. She tailors the jeans in L.A., and the process is eco-conscious every step of the way. They use eco-friendly wrapping and packaging. Midheaven Denim has received favourable views and sales in the retail market.
She has also found some prominent fans for her product. Her Denim brand has been worn by celebrities such as Cindy Crawford and Nicole Kidman.
How Kathryn Boyd Sustains Her Career And Family Life Concurrently
By now, it is evident that the actress/producer/entrepreneur is a remarkably busy woman and beyond her career pursuits, she also has a marriage, with one of the biggest actors in the world, Josh Brolin.
Thankfully, while Josh might be famous for playing a ruthless conqueror in Thanos, his real-life persona is much closer to the family man that is his Deadpool character, Cable. As a loving family man, he chips in considerably in taking care of their home, especially their daughter.
Additionally, his wealth, currently estimated at $35 million, has allowed the family to employ a few helping hands when necessary. This gives Kathryn Boyd a chance to fulfil her creative and professional desires.
Lastly and perhaps most importantly, Boyd’s hardworking nature has been a significant contributor. Right from her school days, she has been adept at combining multiple pursuits. It is a quality she has brought into her adult life, successfully juggling her career and family, with a supportive man by her side.
Her Marriage And Relationship With Josh Brolin
Kathryn Boyd (who now goes by Kathryn Boyd Brolin) is married to the popular Hollywood actor, Josh Brolin. Brolin is a native of California and commenced his career on TV in the 80s. He got his breakthrough in the 1985 movie The Goonies.
Since then, he has appeared in movies such as Milk, No Country for Old Men, and Deadpool 2. He has also portrayed the villain, Thanos, in several Marvel movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Avengers: Infinity War, etc.
Kathryn Boyd and her hubby first met in 2010 when she worked as his assistant. The professional relationship became a romantic one in March 2013. They dated for two years and got engaged in March 2015. Their nuptials took place more than a year later in September 2016. Through their marriage, the American icon, Barbara Streisand, became her stepmother-in-law.
Boyd and her husband have a daughter together, her name is Westlyn Reign Brolin, and she was born in November 2018. In July 2020, the couple announced they were expecting their second child, another baby girl due in December.
Her Husband Had Been in Two Other Marriages
It is worth stating that while this is the first marriage for Kathryn Boyd, her husband, on the other hand, has been married on two previous occasions. His first marriage was to an actress named Alice Adair in 1988.
The union lasted for six years and produced two children, Eden and Trevor. They divorced in 1994. Brolin’s second marriage was to actress Diane Lane in 2004. Their union lasted nearly a decade, and they divorced in 2013.
While it did not end in a marriage, he was also engaged to another actress, Minnie Driver. Their engagement lasted for six months between April and October 2001. The two never set a wedding date and eventually parted ways, bringing their three-year romance to an end.