Carrie Schenken – Bio, Facts and Profile of Amanda Bearse’s Wife

In the line of famous celebrity gay couples such as Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades, and Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, you will also find Amanda Bearse and Carrie Schenken who have also sustained for quite a long time.

In her own rights, however, Carrie Schenken is not necessarily a celebrity. Instead, she has become popular as the significant other of famous American actress Amanda Bearse. The two have been together for many years as a couple and are not only married but also share a child.

Carrie Schenken Bio and Profile

Carrie Schenken was born in Florida, the United States on April 24, 1958. It was also in the States that she was brought up. As someone who has not been in the limelight for most of her life until her relationship with Bearse, not so much is known about her personal life, parents, and siblings.

Nonetheless, it is said that she graduated from high school but did not go to college. Before she met her partner, she did various low paying jobs. She is famously known as a camera technician.

Facts about Amanda Bearse’s Wife

1. Relationship with Amanda Bearse

As already stated, Carrie Schenken is a married woman whose wife is the actress, director, and comedian Amanda Bearse. The first time the couple met was in 2008, although it is not known exactly how they met.

They dated for up to two years before they decided to tie the knot in 2010. The low key event only had very close friends of the couple and their relatives in attendance. Since their marriage, they have made extra effort to keep their private life and all information about their family away from the media.

Publicly, it is known that they share a child together, Zoe Bearse who was adopted by Amanda as far back as 1993, more than a decade before she met her future wife. Although Zoe is now a grown-up woman, there is still no information about her. According to some reports, she is not the only child of the couple as after their union, they adopted yet another child whose identity still remains a mystery.

It was in 1993 that Amanda Bearse first came out publicly as a lesbian. At the time, the actress was the only person to have ever come out in primetime as a lesbian. As far back as 1991, there were speculations about her sexuality on various media but it was until 1993 that she came out to publicly confirm the speculation. Her main reason for coming out was to make others understand that gay and lesbians were also normal people.

In 2015, there were some reports that Carrie Schenken and the actress were no longer together as Amanda had moved on to another lover. However, it would later turn out to be very much untrue as the two are still very much together.

Even before her relationship with Carrie, Amanda was in a relationship with actress, comedian, and singer Sandra Bernhard. The two were linked to each other as far back as 1983 even before Amanda finally came out. Although there is no much information about them as a couple, it is known that they did not survive together as a couple for a long time before they decided to go their separate ways.

Bearse was also linked to a woman simply identified as Amy. This also seemed to be a relationship that did not last a long time as there is no much information about it. It is believed that she has also dated other people but being a private person, there is no much telling about it.

See Also: Lesbian Celebrities – 20 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Gay

2. She was born in the same state as her partner

Both women were born in the state of Florida. More than just that, they were both born in 1958. While details of Carrie’s early life are hard to come by, the case is different for Amanda.

3. What’s her net worth?

Although we have not been able to confirm this in any meaningful way, several reports have it that Carrie Schenken has a net worth of $1 million. While this is significant, it is very much insignificant if you compare it to the $16 million that Amanda Bearse has as her net worth.


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