Anne Stringfield is a talented American writer and former The New Yorker employee best known as the wife of Steve Martin, a multiple award-winning actor and comedian.
The Pensacola, Florida native has been married to her husband for more than a decade. While Steve has been in the spotlight for many years, Anne, who works in the news media industry, has stayed far away from it.
As a talented writer, she has worked as a freelancer for Vogue magazine. She is also known to have been a former staff of the New Yorker magazine. The records show that she has written many reviews for art and off-Broadway plays, which have been featured. Beyond all these, there is still a lot to know about Steve Martin’s wife.
Anne Stringfield was Born and Raised in Florida
Though Anne’s birth date has not been disclosed to the public, she’s believed to have been born sometime in 1972, which means that she is about 50 years this year. Steve Martin’s wife spent the earlier part of her childhood days in Pensacola, Florida, USA, the same city where she was born. Her father, Dr. James Stringfield, is a medical practitioner who specializes in Pulmonology and works at Alabama School of Medicine. Her mother, Margo Stringfield, is an archaeologist known to have worked at the University of West Florida. Not much is said of her younger sister with whom she grew up.
Anne had her high school education at Pensacola High School, located in downtown Pensacola, Florida. In high school, many youngsters seem to discover their passion and interest. This is not unlikely for Anne, as it was during her high school days that she developed an interest in acting. On completion of her high school studies, Anne Stringfield proceeded to Davidson College where she graduated in 1994.
Stringfield Met Steve Martin At Work Sometime in 2002
Meeting one’s spouse at a place of work is not strange for many people. Such is the case with Anne Stringfield and Steve Martin. Their love story began back in 2002 when Anne worked as an editor for the New Yorker magazine. Anne was given a comic script, which was written by Steve to edit. As she began working on it, it led to frequent phone conversations with Steve as she had to often converse with him to discuss the amendments and progress she is making with the work. Thus, their conversations went beyond their workplace as they also took a liking to each other.
Though both parties had been shy and didn’t know how to express their feelings to each other, one good thing they did was to keep their work-related friendship going smoothly at that time.
The Pair Got Married In 2007
Anne and Steve didn’t become soulmates until July 28, 2007, 5 years after they met. Their wedding was conducted at Steve’s house in Los Angeles. The wedding ceremony came as a surprise to guests. The initial impression they had was that it was just a little party, not until the atmosphere changed and the event took a different turn. The occasion was graced by friends and well-wishers of the couple such as Ricky Jay, Tom Hanks, Eugene Levy, and Carl Reiner among many others. Hot Rize provided scintillating and melodious music as he entertained guests at the memorable wedding. After their wedding, the couple set off to the French West Indies for their honeymoon.
Before Anne Stringfield came into Steve’s life, he was previously married to British actress Victoria Tennant. They were married in 1986 but got divorced in 1994. Before Victoria, Steve dated some actresses and artists. They include Cindy Sherman, Carrie Fisher, and Bernadette Peters.
Steve Was a Sexagenarian in 2012 When He and Anne Had Their First Child
In December 2012, the couple welcomed their first child; a baby girl they named Mary Martin. This was indeed one of the best things to have happened to Steve as he was 67 years old at that time while Anne was 40 years old. This was Steve’s first child as he had none from his previous marriage. Mary Martin is now aged 10 years old.
Talking about her name, Steve once revealed in an episode of David Letterman’s show that another of their daughter’s names is “Conquistador.” According to him, he believes the name is distinct and unique from the usual Hollywood weird names. Be that as it may, their daughter is more famously known as Mary. On the other hand, the parents, more especially Anne, ensures that little to nothing is known about their daughter in public.
The couple’s marriage has not been entirely free from controversies. Their age difference has been talked about a lot as Steve Martin is 27 years older than Anne Stringfield. Although this has raised many eyebrows amongst their fans, the couple seems not to be bothered, as they’ve grown to be fond of each other over the years. Anne is a low-key person, who has decided to stay away from the public gaze and she’s rarely spotted with her husband in the public.
Anne Stringfield’s Burgeoning Career as a Writer
After her graduation, Anne began pursuing her career in earnest. She worked at New Yorker Magazine as an editor and fact-checker. During her time there, Anne wrote a tribute, eulogizing Hollywood talent manager Sue Mengers in 2011. She was also noted to have shown her support for gay marriages in the Southern US States. As a writer, she worked as a freelancer writing articles, editing written works, as well as writing reviews on plays and artworks. One popular magazine she worked with at this time was Vogue.
As of today, Anne who has always been a professional writer still writes and earns a living from writing. She’s also an art collector and is currently one of the trustees of the Los Angeles Art Museum. Her husband also shares a similar love for art just as his wife. The duo has had many painting collections which were displayed at Gagosian, Los Angeles in 2019.