It is a common saying that love is blind, and sometimes we do not really choose who we fall in love with. It makes love unpredictable and the choice the heart makes most times is uncontrollable. This, of course, justifies the saying, “the heart wants what the heart wants.” Stephanie Allynne and her heart made a choice she never foresaw herself taking. Although she had never dated any female before she met her spouse and was so sure she was straight, she ended up falling in love with a lesbian comedienne Tig Notaro and now the pair share a home as a married couple and mothers of lovely twin sons. In this article, we shall be revealing some interesting facts you may not have known about the popular actor and her partner.
Who Is Stephanie Allynne?
Stephanie Allynne is an American actress, writer, and comedienne. She was born on September 19, 1986, in Claremont, California. Her family later moved to New York, Buffalo precisely, where she lived for a while before eventually moving to the city of Los Angeles when she attained the legal age. She still resides in the Californian city till this day.
Stephanie studied at Hugh School and afterward went on to study English Literature at Howard University. At Howard, she got her Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Right from the start, Stephanie had always wanted to go into showbiz and it was what influenced her decision to move to LA, the capital of show business. Stephanie Allynne moved to Los Angeles with the sole intention of becoming an actress but when she got there, improvisation and sketch comedy stole her attention, and it lured her into joining The Upright Citizen Brigade. Since moving to LA, she has been involved in comedy as well as fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming an actress.
In 2012, Stephanie Allynne starred in her debut film playing the role of Paige in the short film Tomorrow. Between her film debut year and the following year, she starred in a couple of other short films such as In a World… as Nancy, in Turkey Day as Jane, in K.I.T as C.J., in Gregory Go Boom as Willie, in The Boyfriend Experience: Girls and Ribs as James’s GF; and in Librarians as Lisa.
She has also starred in TV shows such as USB Comedy Originals, Funny or Die, The Midnight Show, Key, and People, Happy Endings, Up All Night, 2 Broke Girls, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Birthday Boys, Guy Code, One Mississippi, Twin Peaks, Love, Room 104 and Dream Corp, LLC.
Allynne wrote the Amazon TV series One Mississippi, where she co-starred with Tig Notaro. The TV show is a semi-autobiography of the life of Stephanie and her lesbian partner. In the series, Stephanie was cast as Kate in 10 of 12 episodes released.
Meet Her Spouse – Tig Notaro
Stephanie Allynne is married to Tig Notaro, an American comedian, actress and podcast presenter. She was born as Mathilde O’Callaghan Notaro on March 24, 1971, in Jackson, Mississippi. Tig wasn’t a lover of school, she dropped out of high school after failing three grades. She later got her GED in 1990, while residing in Texas. Her name “Tig” was given as a nickname when she was a toddler by her elder brother Renaud Notaro. She has since adopted the name and is now popularly known by it.
As an actress, Tig has starred in a host of films and TV shows such as The Tig Series, In a World…, Punching Henry, Dog Days, Instant Family, In the Motherhood, One Mississippi and Star Trek: Discovery.
How Did Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro Meet?
The lesbian couple first met on the set of In a world…, which they both starred in. They dated for a while and on January 1, 2015, Tig proposed to Stephanie and they got engaged. Neither Tig nor Stephanie had prior knowledge about dating someone of the same gender.
They both have had a turn of heartbreakS in their past relationship with men. Stephanie has not even been in a long term relationship with any man before meeting each other.
The two eventually got married 10 months after their meeting, on October 24, 2015. The couple welcomed their twin sons, Mac and Finn, on January 26, 2016. Their kids were conceived via surrogacy, through Stephanie’s eggs.