|Real Name:||Bennett Armistead Schauer|
|Birthday:||January 8, 2014|
|Occupation:||Son of Laura Linney|
In Hollywood, there are multiple ways to become a celebrity. One of them is being born to a celebrity parent. That is the case with Bennett Armistead Schauer, the son of American actress Laura Linney. She got him later in life, but that didn’t stop her from enjoying motherhood.
How much do we know about the young boy? Where does he go to school? What are his hobbies? Let’s try and find out.
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Who Is His Celebrity Mother?
Before we can talk about Bennett Schauer, we have to talk about his mother. After all, she is the reason he made it to the media news. Born Laura Leggett Linney in February 1964, she is an award-winning American actress.
Laura has won Golden Globe Award two times, and Primetime Emmy Award four times. She has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, for her performance in You Can Count on Me, Kinsey, and The Savages. Two of her Oscar nominations are for a leading role and one is for a supporting role.
The established film actress made her debut with a minor role in Lorenzo’s Oil, a movie released in 1992. In 2000, she got her first Oscar nomination for appearing in You Can Count on Me. In the next 8 years, she earned two more nominations. Some of her other notable roles include Primal Fear, The Squid and the Whale, The Nanny Diaries, Hyde Park on Hudson, Mystic River, Love Actually, Mr. Holmes, Sully, Nocturnal Animals, and more.
Born in Manhattan, her mother Miriam Anderson Ann Perse was a nurse at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her father, Romulus Linney was a playwright and professor. She spent her summers in New Hampshire with her father, where she fell in love with the stage.
In 1982, she graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School, a preparatory school in Massachusetts. From there, Laura continued her education at Northwestern University, before transferring to Brown University. There, she studied acting with Jim Barnhill and John Emigh, serving on the board of Production Workshop.
In 1986, she graduated from Brown and continued her studies at the Julliard School. She was a member of Group 19.
In 1990, after finishing her education at Julliard, she had her New York stage debut in the Off-Broadway adaptation of The Seagull.
In the early 1990s, she appeared in minor roles, including Searching for Bobby Fischer, Dave, Tales of the City, and even an episode of Law and Order. During the 1990s, she was more focused on her stage career.
By the late 1990s, she was cast in some bigger roles, including Congo, Primal Fear, Absolute Power, and The Truman Show. In the last one, she portrayed Jim Carrey’s on-screen wife and got critical acclaim for it.
Her next big break came appearing alongside Mark Ruffalo and Matthew Broderick in the movie You Can Count on Me. The movie has an approval rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes to this day, despite being released in 2000.
In 2003, she appeared in the hit movie Mystic River alongside Sean Penn and Tim Robbins. Clint Eastwood directed the movie, with critics praising the acting of the cast.
In 2004, she appeared again next to Lian Neeson, this time in the movie Kinsey, portraying the titular character’s wife.
Fun fact: in 2009, she appeared at the Lincoln Memorial, during the inaugural opening ceremony for President Barack Obama. During the ceremony, she read passages from Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. The event, We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial was free to the public.
In the 2020s, she returned to Broadway. In 2022, she made her television directorial debut with the 11th episode of the final season of Ozark.
Speaking of her personal life, she was married to American actor David Adkins from 1995 to 2000. In 2007, she got engaged to Marc Schauer, a real estate mogul. Fun fact: on her wedding day, American actor Liam Neeson walked her down the aisle.
Now let’s talk about the Ozark actress’ only child, Bennett Armistead Schauer. She met Marc Schauer in 2004 at a film festival in Telluride, Colorado. They instantly hit it off, and have been happily married ever since.
In October 2007, they got engaged and exchanged vows in May 2009. Their son Bennett Schauer was born in January 2014, five years after their wedding.
Bennett’s father Marc is a real estate mogul. He graduated from high school, and instead of enrolling at university, he chose to pursue a career in real estate. Marc began networking his way into the industry and rose to become one of the most famous brokers.
Bennett Armistead Schauer lives in an environment with a lot of love and care. His mother got him later in life, and she tries to give him as much love and affection as she can. There is no personal information about his education.
His Mother Kept The Pregnancy A Secret
Here is an interesting fact, amid public appearances at major events and award shows, nobody suspected Linney was pregnant. She hid her pregnancy for almost nine months. The famous actress explained her decision, saying she nursed fears of losing the baby before its arrival.
In one interview, she explained how she wanted to make sure the newborn actually arrived before making the news public. Linney appeared in public even in her eighth month. But nobody noticed since she was wearing bump-concealing outfits.
Becoming A Mother At 49
As we said before, Laura didn’t become a mother until later in life. She gave birth to her son Bennett Armistead Schauer at 49 years of age. Her son is the first child she has with her husband Marc Schauer. After welcoming her son, she began changing in ways she never expected.
For example, in one interview, she said, “In the first year of being a mom, I realized there were muscles in my face that had never been used before. When looking at my son, I was smiling in a way I never had before. My face was sore all the time”.
She continued, “Motherhood changes you on a cellular level. It literally infuses the cells of your body, and they behave differently. Fatigue is different. Joy is different. Fear is different. Anxiety is different. All of your emotions become more potent”.
She is also the first one to admit that balancing work and motherhood is not easy. She says, “I want to be with my child all the time. But that’s not possible or realistic or particularly good for him either, for that matter. You just do the best you can”.
Nowadays, she says she is grateful for having a child.
And her son, Bennett, has got to experience a lot thanks to her job. Because of her job as an actress, Bennett has been able to travel to various parts of the world.
The only downside of having a baby later in life? The American actress admits she knows she will not be there for his adulthood, and that is why she is preparing him to succeed in life early on.
Speaking about waiting, the famous actress says she doesn’t regret it. Laura said she was fortunate enough to have lived a life to the utmost for nearly 50 years before welcoming her son.
Is He On Social Media?
Being that he is only 9 years old, Bennett Armistead Schauer is not legally allowed to have a profile on any social media platform, be it Instagram or Facebook. His mother, Laura, is also raising him outside of the spotlight.
His face has not been made public so far on her social media posts. Laura has more than 350k followers on her Instagram profile. But she doesn’t share her son there.
We cannot talk about the net worth of a nine-year-old baby boy, right? Of course, not. What we can do is talk about the net worth of his mother. According to some sources, Laura earned $300,000 per episode of the TV show Ozark.
As of July 2023, she has a net worth of more than $10 million. The net worth of Bennett’s father is not known. But given the fact that real estate moguls earn millions as well, we can say the young celebrity kid has things set up for him.