Tracy Reiner is a talented American actress; perhaps, it would be best to identify her as Penny Marshall’s daughter. Tracy is best remembered for her excellent performances in several movies and TV series including When Harry Met Sally, A League of Their Own, Masque of the Red Death and Apollo 13, etc. In addition to being an actress, Reiner is also a married woman and a doting mother of five. Read on to get the details of both her personal and professional life.
Tracy Reiner – Biography
Tracy Reiner came into the world with the given name of Tracy Henry on the 7th of July 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the product of the union between Michael Henry, a former college football player, and Penny Marshall an actress cum movie director. Unfortunately, her parents’ relationship did not survive for long after her birth as they both parted ways.
The young Tracy spent a better part of her formative years in New Mexico with her maternal grandparents Marjorie Marshall and Anthony Marshall after her parents’ separation. Her mum Penny relocated to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in the entertainment industry. By the time she clocked eight, her mum had already met and married movie director Rob Reiner and with time, Tracy had to join her mum and stepdad in Los Angeles.
Tracy later drops her biological father’s last name to assume the last name of Rob Reiner who adopted her as his own daughter after his marriage to Tracy’s mum which lasted for 10 years. Tracy is obviously of American nationality but with mixed ethnicity of English, Scottish as well as Irish. As a result of her parent’s profession, she got exposed to the world of entertainment from her formative years.
Her educational qualifications indicate that she is a college graduate; she went to Colfax Avenue School and a French academic institution where she earned competence in the French language. Her quest for further qualifications took her to Bennington College where she graduated as a major in The History of Storytelling.
After her high school graduation, Tracy started showing interest in areas like Mythology, philosophy, history, and religion. Acting never featured in her plans at that stage, she had more interest in writing and had her fair share of odd jobs in places like restaurants in order to make ends meet but she came in front of the camera for the first time at age 13 on the set of Laverne & Shirley – a kiddies show which featured her for the next four years. Although she had an initial dislike for the limelight, she soon became acclimatized in no time at all.
Family: Mother (Penny Marshall) and Husband
Tracy Reiner’s mum is one of the prominent personalities in the world of entertainment. In fact, Tracy is best known as the daughter of Penny Marshall, a movie maker of Scottish, English and Italian origin. Though she is yet to achieve massive mainstream success in her acting career, the support she has received from her family has spurred on till date. Her movie director uncle, Garry Marshall made her debut role possible in his movie titled The Flamingo Kid which came to light in 1984. Sequel to this, her stepfather Rob Reiner cast her in his movie, The Sure Thing.
Although she has never been considered competent enough to handle starring roles, she has been able to garner a considerable level of public attention through the help of her ever-supportive family. Out of all the movies she has been featured in, four were directed by her mum Penny, Nine came from her uncle Garry Marshall, and her adoptive father Rob Reiner directed two of them.
Tracy’s family is really a long line of entertainers, even her adoptive paternal grandparents are part of the entertainment industry. Grandpa Carl Reiner was popular as a comedian and actor while his wife Estelle Reiner was a renowned actress during her lifetime. Other members of her large family include Barbara Marshall and Ronny Hallin her aunts and a host of cousins which include Kathleen Marshall, Lori Marshall, Scott Marshall, Judy Hallin, Penny Lee Hallin, and Wendy S. Hallin.
On the relationship front, Tracy Reiner is a wife and a mother. She is the wife of Matthew Theodore Conlan, albeit the details of their nuptials have never come under the attention of the media. Despite the fact that not much can be said about their union, evidence points to the fact that their marriage has lasted for a very long time. What’s more, they have five lovely children to show for their time together, notable among them is Bella Conlan, their daughter who was born on the 23rd of May 2005. The Conlan family currently lives in Los Angeles.