|Real Name:||Carrie Schenken|
|Birthday:||April 24, 1958|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Occupation:||American Camera Technician, Wife of Amanda Bearse|
There are many famous gay couple celebrities in Hollywood. Some of them include Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, and among them, Amanda Bearse and Carrie Schenken.
Carrie became popular as the wife of Amanda, but the two have been together for many years. They also have an adopted child together.
How did they meet? What does Carrie do for a living? How do they spend their days together? Let’s find out.
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Who Is Her Famous Spouse?
Before we can talk about Carrie Schenken, we need to begin with her partner, American actress Amanda Bearse.
Born in August 1958, Amanda is an actress, comedian, and director. She got her big break starring in the 1985 supernatural horror film Fright Night and as Marcy Rhoades D’Arcy in the Fox television series Married with Children. She has also worked as a television director, directing more than 90 episodes of comedy series in her career.
Amanda grew up in Winter Park, Florida, where she graduated from Winter Park High School in 1976. After that, her family moved to Atlanta where she attended Rollins College, Birmingham Southern College, and Young Harris College. Amanda received an Associate of arts degree, and later studied acting at the New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse.
She made her debut as Amanda Cousins in the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children from 1982 to 1983. The next year, she had a small role in the movie Protocol alongside Goldie Hawn. The famous actress also landed a role in the sex comedy Fraternity Vacation.
In 1985, she got her big break as the leading female role in the supernatural horror movie Fright Night. The next year, she returned to television and had a guest-starring role in the drama series, Hotel.
In 1987, Amanda got her big break in television, being cast as Marcy Rhoades, later Marcy D’Arcy in the sitcom, Married with Children. She played the feminist next-door neighbor opposite Katey Sagal and Ed O’Neill. The TV show ran until 1997, becoming one of the longest-running sitcoms in television history.
During her time on Married with Children, she began directing. She directed 31 episodes of the TV series. And she also directed episodes of Reba, Mad TV, Licensed Teacher, Malcolm & Eddie, The Jamie Foxx Show, Dharma and Greg, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Jesse, and Ladies Man.
In 1993, she came out publicly as a lesbian. Many people wondered about her sexuality even before that. And when she came out publicly, she became one of the first primetime actors to do so. She has an adopted daughter Zoe Bearse. Since coming out, she has become one of the biggest supporters of the LGBT community and has been involved in various campaigns.
Now let’s go back to Carrie Schenken, a lady famous for her relationship with Amanda. The celebrity spouse also works behind the camera but as a camera technician.
The American woman generated publicity due to her celebrity marriage. Her wife is a famous American actress, director, and comedian.
Born in April 1958 in Florida, United States of America, she is in her 60s as of July 2023. There are no reports or information about the names of her siblings and parents. She has an American nationality and practices Christianity. Carrie is of Caucasian ethnicity.
We do not know her exact educational background. According to reports, she finished schooling at a local school in Florida and later finished higher education.
Carrie is also part of the entertainment industry. But she is one of the artists behind the camera, working as a camera technician. She got famous for her relationship with Amanda.
Marriage To Amanda
Speaking of her relationship with Amanda, they got involved in the 2000s. Born on April 24, 1958, in Florida, Carrie hasn’t shared details about her childhood and upbringing.
Amanda and Carrie met for the first time in 2008. Shortly after, they began their romantic relationship. After two years of dating, the famous lesbian couple got married in 2010. They have two adopted kids. One is Zoe, a daughter Amanda has adopted previously. They have not revealed the identity of their second adopted child.
Before dating Carrie, Amanda was in a relationship with Sandra Bernhard. She was one of the first primetime actors to publicly come out as a homosexual.
Their wedding ceremony included Amanda’s close friends and colleagues. For example, she invited her colleague Katey Sagal from Married with Children. Yet, she excluded David Faustino and Ed O’Neill, because they grew apart after the show’s end. To be fair, they didn’t have a close relationship during the TV show as well.
Is She On Social Media?
Carrie is a rather secretive person. As we said before, she has not revealed information about her early life, educational background, parents, siblings, and upbringing.
You might be able to find a social media profile under her name on social media platforms. For example, there is one on Instagram. But she has fewer than 100 followers.
Her famous wife is not much active on social media as well. She has a profile on Instagram, but with 1,500 followers. Definitely, not a profile that screams celebrity.
Carrie lives a comfortable life, but it is mostly due to the wealth of her romantic partner. As a camera technician, Carrie Schenken doesn’t earn a lot of money. Fortunately, her wife Amanda earns quite a lot.
According to reports, Carrie has a net worth of $1 million. Amanda, on the other hand, has a net worth of $16 million as of July 2023.