Susan Schneider Williams is no stranger when it comes to being in the limelight. She garnered wide popularity through her marriage to the American actor and comic star, Robin Williams. The duo was together for about three years before Robin passed away in 2014. Meanwhile, her husband was regarded as the funniest person of all time following his witty and top-notch improvisational skills. Although the Hollywood icon is no more, his legacy has continued to live among his family and loved ones, more especially his wife. Learn more about Susan Schneider Williams below.
Who is Susan Schneider Williams – Robin Williams Ex-Wife?
She is a talented fine artist, acclaimed author, and graphic designer, famously known for being the former wife of the late Hollywood icon, Robin Williams. She was the third and last wife of the comedian and they were married for barely three years before his sudden demise in 2014. After his death, Susan, who attributed his death to his struggle with Lewy body disease has since become an advocate for brain health and Lewy Body Dementia Awareness.
Robin Williams’ ex-wife came into this world on the 24th day of January 1964 and was born in Marin County in California, United States. She hasn’t shared many details regarding her childhood, parents, and family; hence, nothing much could be said about them. However, it is already known that she has an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Regarding her education, the creative artist completed her basic education in California. Upon graduation, she enrolled at the University of California where she studied graphic designing. After spending a few years at UCLA, Susan went on to acquire her bachelor’s degree from California College of Arts.
Soon after her graduation, Susan Schneider Williams began her career, working as a freelance graphic artist in her hometown, Marin County. After eight years of working as a freelancer, Susan went on to start her own design company called Critical Eye Design in 1997. Her company specializes in designing logos as well as brand development. While running her own company, she also combined her work with creative arts and paintings.
She successfully launched her first art exhibition in 2006 and during the exhibition, she got positive reviews from art lovers around the US. Afterward, she decided to channel her focus on improving her art skills rather than graphic design. Interestingly, Susan also carried out seven solo as well as group art exhibitions in the US and Canada in 2018. Her latest project is an international art exhibition scheduled to be held at the Haynes Fine Art Gallery, London in 2019.
Additionally, she has also worked as an art teacher at Marin Catholic High School as well as other art workshops. Her works are usually landscape painting, greatly influenced by the beauty of her hometown.
Marriage To Robin Williams
Like we aforementioned, Susan Schneider Williams was the third wife of the late Hollywood star Robin Williams. Robin was a prolific actor and stand-up comedian, best known for his appearances on movies such as World’s Greatest Dad and Night at the Museum trilogy, to mention a few. He rose to the spotlight after portraying the character of Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy which aired on ABC Network from 1978 to 1982. He was also a philanthropist and co-founder of Comic Relief USA. Comic Relief is a non-profit organization which he founded alongside Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg in 1986.
The couple met each other in late 2008 in what could be described as love at first sight. They bonded so well and fast, all thanks to their art inclinations. After their meeting, the pair decided to ignite a relationship and three years later, they tied the knot in a lavish wedding held in St. Helena, California on 22nd October 2011. The ceremony was graced by high profile celebrities including Steven Spielberg, Billy Crystal, and George Lucas. Robin’s three children from his past relationships were also in attendance.
Prior to their marriage, Susan Schneider Williams was once married to an American businessman named Richard Armusewicz. The duo tied the knot during the ‘80s, had two children together, and later divorced in 2001. Robin, on the other hand, was previously married twice. His first marriage was with Valerie Velardi in 1978 and the pair had a son named Zachary (born in 1983). They went their separate ways after ten years of marriage and their divorce was finalized in 1988.
The following year, he married film producer Marsha Garces. The pair had two children, actress Zelda Williams born in 1989 and Cody Williams in 1991. Robin and Marsha went their separate ways in 2008, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their divorce. Their divorce was process was consummated in 2010.
Where is She Now?
Three years into their marriage, Susan’s husband Robin was found hanging in his mansion in California. The actor was said to have committed suicide by hanging, leaving behind his wife and children. After his death, it was discovered that he was battling with Lewy body dementia. As a result of this, his wife Susan devoted her life to advocating for people suffering from such a disease. She has been working with the American Brain Foundation, helping to raise awareness for brain diseases.
In recent times, she makes guest appearances on various TV shows including The View, CBS This Morning, and Good Morning America, among others. She also wrote a book entitled The Terrorist Inside my Husband’s Brain for which she won an award from the American Brain Foundation. Additionally, she serves as the current vice president of the foundation.