Kathryn Chandler – Kyle Chandler’s Wife And What We Know About Her Family

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Kathryn Chandler joins the ranks of those who rose from obscurity to fame as a result of their marriage to a popular figure. If not for her marriage to actor Kyle Chandler, Kathryn would have perhaps been just another regular American. For over two decades, she has served as the support system of her husband, Kyle, whose career has since been flying high. Kyle has starred in a plethora of movies and TV shows but is perhaps best known for his role in the ABC drama – Homefront, his lead role of Gary Hobson in the CBS series – Early Edition, as well as a brief but acclaimed performance in Grey’s Anatomy. Kathryn’s husband won his first Emmy Award following a couple of nominations for his role as Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights.

Who Is Kathryn Chandler?

Before her marriage, Kyle Chandler’s wife briefly worked as a model. She was born as Kathryn Macquarrie in 1964 – the same year as her husband Kyle. Atypical of C-Z list celebrities – a category where Kathryn falls into as she’s only known because of her marriage to a star, details about her background as well as her recent endeavors have been kept under wraps. All that is known publicly about her is what her husband occasionally reveals in his interviews.

Kathryn Chandler is often mistaken for a certain animator named Kathryn Chandler; though they share the same name, the animator (who was part of the team that animated 2019’s The Lion King) is not Kyle Chandler’s wife, Kathryn. Some online sources refer to her as an actress and screenwriter but there are no valid records to prove this. What is certain about Kathryn Handler is the fact that she is a happily married woman who is devoted to her family.

About Kathryn’s Family with Kyle Chandler

How Kathryn And Kyle Chandler Met

Kathryn Chandler, going by her husband’s words, is a woman who puts her family first. As the story goes, she met her husband Kyle in the mid-90s at a dog park. Their shared fondness for dogs led to a friendship that quickly transitioned to marriage as the duo were married in 1995. They have since remained married and are not one of those couples to reveal too much about their private life, although Kyle occasionally speaks of their family life and how great a wife Kathryn is.

Trust Keeps Their Marriage Together

On one occasion, he revealed that the secret for the longevity that they have enjoyed in marriage is trust, stating that they trust each other “100 percent.” But this is not to mean that the Chandlers don’t have regular couple problems. In another interview, Kyle Chandler said that he does have pretty tough arguments with his wife but what pulls them through is their lifelong commitment to always be together.

Kyle’s unwavering belief in the institution of marriage was first stirred in him by his grandparents who themselves got married at a very young age and stuck by each other through thick and thin.

Their Family Roles

Kathryn Chandler and her husband seem to have defined roles around the home; while she is often tasked with ensuring that the house always looks organized, her husband Kyle handles breakfast for the kids; a habit he learned from watching his own parents. Kyle once revealed that growing up, his father always made them breakfast and he made the decision to adopt the style when he was grown up.

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Kathryn & Kyle’s Kids

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Kathryn Chandler and her husband Kyle share two kids together; they are daughters Sydney Chandler and Sawyer Chandler born in 1996 and 2002 respectively. The latter works with her father on their shared vision of bringing an end to the practice of shark finning – it is an act where people remove the fins of sharks only to return them to the ocean where they become vulnerable to attacks as they are unable to swim, if they are not eaten by other fishes, they die of suffocation. Shark finning has endangered a wide variety of sharks and has dire effects on the marine ecosystem.

Kathryn’s Role In Kyle Chandler’s Success

Kathryn Chandler has been instrumental in her husband’s success in the film industry. At the premiere of Hulu’s satirical dark comedy miniseries Catch-22 where he plays one the lead roles as Colonel Cathcart, Kyle revealed that his wife had good instincts about the project and asked him to accept the role even before he read the script.