Who is Mark Hamill’s wife? Marilou York Wiki Biography
Marilou York Hamill was born in the USA on 11 February 1955 so her nationality is American and zodiac sign Aquarius. She is mostly popular for being the wife of Mark Hamill, a famous actor.
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Education and early life
Marilou spent most of her childhood in Champaign, Illinois alongside her parents. She matriculated from a high school there, and then enrolled at Parkland College in her home town 1973 – she dropped out two years later.
Marilou began working as a dental hygienist in 1976 and was holding the same job until she began working as the chief financial officer at her husband’s company called Amazing Invisible Inc. She is also credited with producing the “Comic Book: The Movie” straight to video flick.
Mark and Marilou’s love story
Mark and Marilou first met while Marilou was working as a dental hygienist, and Mark came as one of her patients. For Mark, it was love at first sight as he fell for her white coat and big breasts, and the two began dating not long after, however, after the “Star Wars” movie he was acting in turned out to be a huge success, Mark’s fame kicked him in the head, and he left Marilou and began dating Anne Wyndham, a fellow actress.
It didn’t take long for Mark to realize things weren’t the same without Marilou, and the two got back together and married in December 1978. They chose Malibu for the event, inviting only their closest friends and family.
In 1979 Marilou gave birth to their first boy, Nathan; Griffin followed in 1983, and their daughter Chelsea in 1988. All the children have been very successful in their careers, as Nathan became an illustrator, Griffin is working as an artist and a teacher of martial arts, while Chelsea is working in public relations in the Amazing Invisible Inc., her father’s company.
Who is Mark Hamill?
Mark Richard Hamill was born in Oakland, California USA on 25 September 1951, so under the sign of Libra and has American nationality. Mark is a writer, actor and a voice actor, who rose to prominence after he began playing Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” franchise.
Mark spent his childhood moving around the states, as his father William Thomas Hamill was a US Navy Captain, while his mother Virginia Suzanne was a housewife – Mark has four sisters and two brothers. He studied at three elementary schools and three high schools, while he matriculated from the Nile C. Kinnick High School in Japan in 1969. He went on to study at the Los Angeles City College, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in drama in 1973.
Mark made his TV debut in “The Bill Cosby Show” in 1970, and went on to appear in numerous other movies and TV series, such as “The Partridge Family” in 1971 and “Night Gallery” in 1972, before winning his first recurring role of Kent Murray in the “General Hospital” TV series. His first main role came in 1976, in the “Eight is Enough” family drama TV series, but it wasn’t until he started playing Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” franchise in 1977 that he became famous – “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” sequels followed in 1980 and 1983.
In 1992, Mark began working as a voice actor, with his first TV series being “Batman: The Animated Series”, which he was part of from 1992 to 1994 voicing Joker – he went on to lend his voice to a character in the “Superman” TV series in 1997, and “The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest” in the same year. He was invited to act in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” sequel which was released on 18 December 2015, and which broke multiple box office records for earnings – more than $530 million around the world for the first weekend. Mark also appeared in the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie ,released on 15 December 2017.
Marilou’s interests and hobbies
Marilou began dating Mark, who took her to all the movie events he was invited to. Her favorite movies are those in the “Star Wars” franchise as Mark appeared in them, while her favorite TV series is “Doctor Who”. She enjoyed travelling with Mark while they were younger, and the premieres of his movies have taken the two to numerous states in the US throughout the years, while they have also had a chance to visit Europe and Asia on several occasions. Marilou and Mark both like animals, and have had several pet dogs throughout the years.
Marilou was never sporting, and has always preferred to read books and watch movies rather than exercise – her favorites being “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and the less known “Magnum Opus”.
Appearance and net worth
Marilou is currently 64 years old. She has medium long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) – her net worth is $5 million, whereas her husband’s net worth is over $18 million.