In the celebrity world where divorce cases are rampant, when one comes across a couple like Marilou York and Mark Hamill who has been married for over 4 decades, there is a reassurance that the marriage institution has not failed completely. Their union has not only thrived harmoniously for many years, but it has in addition grown to be a model for other couples; celebrities and none celebrities alike.
While Marilou maybe vastly known for her marriage to Mark the Star Wars star, that is not all there is to know about the woman. She has a thriving career as a dental hygienist and has equally ventured into film production. In this article, we will be telling you all there is to know about her: from her background and career to her marital relationship with Mark Hamill and many other facts.
Marilou York Bio
Marilou York was born in the United States of America as an Aquarian on February 11, 1955. It is believed that she was raised by her parents Jean Apple (born September 25, 1919 – died June 2, 2009) and Doyle Frederick York (born August 23, 1919 – died May 18, 2001). Marilou is reportedly an only child. Aside from this, not much is known about her upbringing.
But aside from these missing details about her childhood, we learned that she studied at Carmi Township Halls High School in Carmi, Illinois and afterward in 1973, she proceeded to Parkland College; a Community college in Champaign, Illinois where she graduated from in 1975 as a dental hygienist. She practiced the profession for many years before we saw her do something else in 2004. Marilou directed and co-produced Comic Book The Movie; a direct-to DVD mockumentary which also starred her husband as the character Donald Swan.
Mark Hamill and Marilou York have been married for many years with an interesting love story between them right from the word go. Their first meeting was by chance with no drama. Mark called at a dental clinic and it happened that Marilou was working there. From the moment they first saw each other, there was an instant attraction and what initially seemed like the usual patient-to-care-giver formal relationship quickly blossomed into a dating affair.
They, however, had an interim breakup when Mark relocated to Las Vegas and began dating a showgirl. Notwithstanding, he probably knew that what he saw in Marilou, he might never see in another woman as his heart yearned to be with her. The two came back together and this time around, they honored their longtime relationship by getting married. Their wedding was a private event which held at the backyard of Mark’s home on 17th December 1978. The love they professed for each other has continued to blossom each and every new day of their lives.
In the course of the marriage between Marilou York and Mark Hamill, the couple bore 3 children: two boys, Nathan and Griffin, and a girl named Chelsea Elizabeth.
No doubt, Marks’ popularity as an actor has in no small way rubbed off on his wife. He is an American actor, voice actor, and writer with many acting roles under his belt. Some of his notable works include his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, Megatronus (voice role) in Transformers: Titans Return, and many others.
The awards he has won include the 1981 Saturn Award for Best Actor, this was for his role in Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back; the Interactive Achievement Awards for Outstanding Achievement, and Hollywood Walk of Fame for all his film work.
Other Facts About The Dental Hygienist, Mark Hamill’s wife
- Net Worth
With a career as a dentist and later a film producer, Marilou York garnered a reasonable amount of wealth in the pursuit of her professional endeavors. Available estimates have it that she is worth about $5 million while her actor husband has his at $18 million.
- Political Leaning
Marilou and her partner are inseparable, this transcends beyond their marital lives as a couple as they have over the years, grown to share a lot of things in common. Among other things, it is known that the two are staunch democrats.