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Who is Carrie Schenken?

Who is Carrie Schenken?

January 06, 2021 | Luke Evans

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Carrie Schenken has been Amanda Bearse’s wife since the year 2010. Bearse is known as an American actress, comedian and director. Her career soared when she played Marcy Rhoades D’Arcy on “Married with Children”, a television sitcom, and was commended for her performance in “Fright Night”, a horror film released in 1985. 

Early Life of Carrie Schenken

Carrie was born on the 24th of April 1958 in Florida. Given that being married to a famous personality can be overwhelming and hard at times as you are now also under the public eye, details about her childhood and past are mostly kept private; although some sources claim that she was raised in the United States. 

Regarding Carrie’s educational background, what has been made known to the public is that she has graduated high school but did not choose to pursue a college degree. 

Having met Amanda in 2008, the two quickly hit it off and have been together after a short period of time getting to know each other. After dating for 2 years, Amanda and Carrie decided to tie the knot and make it official as they got privately married in 2010. They have since adopted two children who they are now raising together.

What is Carrie Schenken's Career?

Carrie was a film behind-the-scenes camera technician when she met Amanda, but has changed her profession since then. Although there is no clear statement as to what her occupation is as of the moment, she is still working under the entertainment industry like her wife.

Carrie's Relationship with Amanda Bearse

Having worked as a camera technician, this is when she met her soon-to-be wife, Amanda. Given that this couple has been, and is still is, successful in keeping their relationship and family life as private as possible, no one really knows how the two actually met. After two years of being a couple, they decided to make things official and be with each other for the rest of their lives by holding a secret marriage ceremony where only a few family members and friends were invited. Her “Married with Children” co-star, Katey Sagal, was even said to be invited. A lot of fans and individuals have commended the couple for keeping their lives private even after being with each other for more than a decade. 

Get to Know Amanda Bearse

Carrie Scheken was introduced to the public when her partner, Amanda Bearse, announced their relationship. Like Carrie, Amanda was born in the same year 1958 of August 9th. Both also had the same birthplace in Florida, USA. The now actress, director and comedian went to Winter Park High School and enrolled in a university in 1976. After switching from one school to another, Amanda decided to permanently move to New York where she took and finished a degree in acting at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse where she was mentored by Sanford Meisner, another famous actor and director. She then continued to study directing in Los Angeles at the American Film Institute. 

Amanda had her professional debut in the soap opera “All My Children” in 1982 when she played the role of Amanda Cousins. After two seasons of the show, she was able to appear in the known film “First Affair” a year after. A few minor roles were given to the actress before she landed a job as a prominent actor in one of most recognized films “Fright Night”.

Her career continued to soar when she got her breakthrough role as Marcy Rhoades D’Arcy in the sitcom “Married with Children”. Together with her famous co-stars like Ed O’Neill and Christina Applegate, the show was considered as a hit to the public. While on the show, the rising star made an announcement on National Coming Out Day in 1993. Amanda proudly stated that she was a lesbian as she wanted to be a good and positive example for younger generations that were struggling with their sexuality. Being one of the first celebrities to ever come out, Amanda tells News Corp Australia that ‘I had been out in my life, and people who knew me on the set of ‘Married With Children’, knew that was who I was and that’s how I lived my life.” 

After adopting her daughter named Zoe, she decided to be more honest and raw as she said she would much rather come out than have the media do it for her. “I decided that this was too sacred an event in my life, being given the gift to raise this child, so that’s why I made the choice to do it then. And I had the complete support of all the folks at ‘Married with Children’.” Since then, the actor and director has always been an avid supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and was not afraid to show her respect and love for them by traveling around the world for numerous acting and advocacy engagements. 

Regarding her professional career as a director, Amanda Bearse was given her first credit as such when she directed one of the episodes in “Married with Children” back in 1991 and continued to direct 30 more. Following this, numerous shows and films like “Malcolm & Eddie”, “Dharma & Greg”, “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher” and “Skirtchasers” were also directed by this multi-talented actor.

Who Are The Children of Amanda Bearse and Carrie Schenken?

Prior to their relationship, Amanda has already adopted Zoe, which is now their first child, way back in 1993. Given that the couple really values their privacy and space, nothing about Zoe is known to the public and is now already all grown up. 

After getting married, they have shared to the media that they have successfully adopted a second child, and true to their belief and who they are as a couple, no details about the child have since been released.

Previous Relationships of The Couple

The past relationships of Carrie have yet to be revealed as she is definitely more focused now on her wife and two children. Nevertheless, after working as an actor, director and comedian for more than 30 years, it is publicly known that Amanda has been linked with Sandra Bernhard. Although there was nothing too serious about the two. After that, Amanda was then linked to a woman named Amy which until now, most, if not all, publicists and sources know nothing about. 

Divorce Rumors

Like every other couple under the public eye, numerous people have assumed the two were getting a divorce a few years after their wedding. These rumors were soon proven false as the two are still married and living together. Some guessed that the rumors were caused by the couple’s very private life as it made the public curious on why the family intends to keep most of their things secret.

Carrie Schenken's Net Worth

As you guessed it, Carrie’s net worth cannot be particularly calculated as she prefers to live a life behind the lights and cameras. With that and her previous job of being a film camera technician, no one can exactly point out her net worth. However, there are rumors and speculations that it is estimated around $1 million, there is no confirmation on the said number. For her partner, on the other hand, is estimated to have a net worth around $16 million due to her success over the years she has worked under the entertainment industry. From TV shows to films, as well as comedic gigs, it is no surprise that this hardworking actor is estimated to have such a hefty net worth.

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