Rachel Trudeau: Meet Jane Pauley’s Daughter with Garry Trudeau

Rachel Trudeau (born in 1983; Age: 39 years old) is an American lawyer who is mostly known as the daughter of popular American TV journalist Margaret Jane Pauley and her husband, Gary Trudeau.

Although Rachel is a celebrity kid of two famous television personalities, she prefers to live a low-key lifestyle and keep her personal life away from the public. However, we have uncovered a lot about her, and here is all you need to know about the celebrity kid.

Biography Summary of Rachel Trudeau

  • Full name: Rachel Trudeau
  • Nickname: Rickie
  • Gender: Female 
  • Date of birth: 1983
  • Rachel Trudeau Age: 39 years old
  • Education: University of Pennsylvania
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Rachel Trudeau Husband: Robert Gary Steinsdoefer
  • Rachel Trudeau Parents: Margaret Jane Pauley and Gary Trudeau
  • Siblings: Thomas Trudeau and Rose Trudeau
  • Famous for: Being the celebrity kid of Margaret Jane Pauley and Gary Trudeau

How Old is Rachel Trudeau?

Rachael Trudeau was born sometime in 1983 and is currently 39 years old. She was born to her mother, Jane Pauley, who is a popular American Television journalist and novelist, and her father, Gary Trudeau, who is an accomplished cartoonist.

She was born in the United States, where she spent the bulk of her childhood with her parents and two siblings, Thomas Trudeau and Rose Trudeau. Although Rachel has an American nationality, she comes from a line of mixed ancestry ranging from French, Canadian, Dutch, English, German and Swedish.

Rachel Trudeau: Meet Jane Pauley's Daughter with Garry Trudeau
Rachel Trudeau

She Has a Law Degree From the University of Pennsylvania

Rickie, as she is fondly called by her family, is a private person and has not revealed the various schools where she had her basic and secondary education. However, for her higher education, she attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied law and graduated successfully.

Meet Rachel Trudeau’s Famous Parents

Rachel Trudeau’s parents are  Margaret Jane Pauley, a popular actress and TV anchor, and famous Hollywood cartoonist Gary Trudeau. The couple got married on June 14, 1980, and have remained happily married since then. Their marriage is blessed with three children.

Rachel’s Mother, Margaret Jane Pauley, is a CBS Anchor

Jane Margaret Pauley is an American journalist, author, actress, and television anchor. She was born in Indianapolis, the US, to her parents Richard Pauley and Mary Pauley. She was born on October 431, 1950, and is currently 71 years old. As a television anchor, Pauley started off co-hosting the Today Show from 1976-1981 and later on with Bryant Gumbel from December 1982.

She was also the anchor of the NBC Nightly News, Sunday edition, from 1980-1982. In 1989 Pauley decided to quit her anchoring career to spend more time with her children. Although Pauley was gone from the show for only one year, her absence in the industry was greatly felt. In her short absence from the show, it recorded an estimated loss of $10 Million due to the fall in its rating and a 10% loss in audience.

In March 1990, Jane returned on air on the NBC primetime special, Changes; Conversations with Jane Pauley. And the show gained a 24% audience and a 13.3 national Nielsen rating value. As a television anchor, she has hosted shows like Your Life Calling, Depression, Out of the Shadows, and The Jane Pauley Show.

On October 09, 2016, Jane was made the anchor of the CBS Sunday Morning Show. She took over the position from the retiring Charles Osgood and has retained it to date. As an author, Jane is the author of the second New York Bestseller, Your Life Calling; Reimagining the Rest of Your Life.

Rachel Trudeau’s Father, Gary Trudeau, Is the Writer of Doonesbury

Gary Trudeau is an Oscar-award-nominated cartoonist, most famous for creating the comic series Doonesbury. He first stepped into the limelight after he wrote and co-produced the 1988 HBO miniseries Tanner 88. He is also the writer of several books like #SAD!; Doonesbury in the Time of Trump on September 18, 2018, and Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump on July 5, 2006.

Although Trudeau has received several backlashes for his comic strips, none of these criticisms have negatively impacted his career. His creativity in his animated film, A Doonesbury Special, earned him a nomination for the Oscar Award for the best-animated film in 1977.

Rachel Trudeau is Married to Robert Gary Steinsdoefer

Rachel Trudeau: Meet Jane Pauley's Daughter with Garry Trudeau
Trudeau and Robert Gary Steinsdoefer

Rachel is currently married to her husband, Robert Gary Steinsdoefer, who is a senior underwriter in the commercial market sector for Zurich North America Insurance. She and her husband first met in October 2011 at a law school party in Philadelphia. They were introduced by a mutual friend.

Three days before the party, Rachel had already seen a picture of Gary and was very attracted to him. On the other hand, Gary only got to know about Rachel at the party and confessed that during their first meeting, he was impressed by Rachel’s ability to keep a conversation.

A week after meeting each other, they went on their first date at a wine bar in Philadelphia, and a few weeks after that, Gary officially met Rickie’s mum and also won her heart and blessings. After dating for three years, the love birds officially tied the knot in Gotham Hall, a public event space in New York.

They have since then remained married, and their beautiful marriage has never been involved in any scandal or controversies. Like Rachel, Gary is also a reserved person, and together the couple has successfully left all information on their marriage undisclosed. There is no information on whether or not the couple has any child.

Rachel Trudeau Now Earns a Living Working as a Lawyer

She currently works as a lawyer. Unlike the norm with most celebrity kids, Rachel chose to pursue a career and make a living for herself away from her parents’ shadows. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she put her degree certificate to good use and got a job related to her discipline.

She currently works at Weil, Gotshal, and Manges, a United States law firm in New York City. Rachel Trudeau’s official net worth is yet to be revealed. However, with her successful career as a lawyer, she is likely to make enough money.

On the other hand, her parents have a staggering net worth of $40 million each. With this, they can comfortably provide a luxurious lifestyle for themselves and their children.

What is Rachel Trudeau Doing Now?

Rachel prefers to keep a low profile and is not seen in public events much. She and her husband are still very much married but like to keep details of their personal affairs away from the public. Similarly, unlike most celebrity kids, Rachel Trudeau is not active on any social media platform.

She seems to be more intent on building her career and family with as little public attention on her as she can get. On the other hand, her husband Gary is active on Instagram. However, his Instagram account, @Bobbystein, is personalized and can only be viewed by his followers.


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