Alexis Knief is an American celebrity who came to the limelight as Timothy Olyphant’s wife following her marriage to the American Hollywood star actor and producer.
Born Timothy David Olyphant, the celebrity actor is well known for his appearance in a good number of stage, TV series, and film roles in projects like A Man Apart (2003), The Girl Next Door (2004), Catch and Release (2006) and Hitman (2007). Though the identities, lives, and careers of celebrity spouses are often overshadowed by those of their famous significant others, they are always an object of curiosity to the general public. This article focuses on everything there is to know about the life and career of Alexis Knief.
Who Is Alexis Knief?
Alexis Knief was born on January 1, 1970, in South Carolina, United States of America. Her birth sign is Capricorn and she holds an American nationality. The 52-year-old celebrity wife prefers to keep details of her early life away from the public’s view and as a result, there is next to no information about the identity of her parents or any siblings. Her classic physical features of blonde hair and brown eyes give her ethnic identity away as Caucasian.
Alexis Knief spent most of her early life in her hometown of South Carolina where she most likely got the required formal education as a child and subsequently as a high school teenager.
The finer details of her formal education, such as the schools she attended and their locations are limited to the widely known fact that she acquired a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. The discipline for which she was granted the said B.Sc. is as yet unknown to the media and general public.
Unlike Her Husband’s, Alexis Knief’s Occupation is Not Known
Alexis Knief doesn’t allow details about her private or professional life to leak to the public or press and this makes it quite challenging to determine exactly what the celebrity wife does for a living. On the other hand, her husband, Timothy Olyphant’s career gained even more public attention when he was cast in the lead role of Deputy US Marshall Raylan Givens in FX’s TV series titled Justified (2010-2015).
It has been widely stated that this role of Raylan Givens took Timothy Olyphant’s career to even better heights and his Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series invariably confirms those claims.
Prior to and since the role on Justified, Timothy has currently acted in a combined total of 74 films and television series, just as his IMDb page suggests. His considerable number of credits as an actor include the role of Detective Drycoff in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Pete in Dreamcatcher (2003), Hollywood Jack in A Man Apart (2003), Kelly in The Girl Next Door, Agent 47 in Hitman and Elliott Schmidt in National Champions amongst many other TV series and film roles.
Knief’s husband is also a producer after he made the decision to expand his artistic abilities by playing a significant part as the co-executive producer and producer of 26 episodes out of 78 of his most popular TV appearance, Justified. His other projects as a producer include Deadwood: The Movie and Santa Claria Diet.
Although he might not really admit to it, the actor and producer’s biggest career regret would be the decision to turn down the role of Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise amidst his own private fears that the movie would be a flop at the box office. Suffice to say that we all know how successful the film franchise has been since its inception and we all think that Timothy Olyphant sure wishes he had accepted the offer.
The choice to turn down the Fast & Furious role doesn’t in any way detract from the fact that Olyphant has had a relatively enviable and successful career as an actor and as a producer. If anything, his net worth, which is said to be an estimated $20 million, surely confirms that theory.
Alexis Knief Has Been Married To Timothy Olyphant For Over Three Decades
Alexis and her husband, Timothy share the same university alma mater in the sense that they both attended the University of Southern California. Timothy later graduated with a degree in Fine Arts but it was while they were both studying at the university that they met, bonded, and eventually became lovers.
The relationship progressed to the point where they both made the decision to exchange marital vows in July 1991. The couple who have been married for 30 years attribute the success of their longevity in marriage to mutual support and understanding as confirmed by Timothy who essentially pointed out that the success of a long and lasting marriage depends primarily on finding the right person and both willing to work on the marriage every day to ensure its success.
Just like any other, the marriage has not been without its challenges as exemplified in 2011 when the actor jokingly stated that he would have divorced his wife if he had won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Justified.
Those rumors intensified when the actor was soon spotted without a wedding band on his left finger. He however explained that it was due to his rather unusual habit of wearing his wedding ring on his right finger rather than the customary left.
She Is Currently A Mother Of Three
These wobbles notwithstanding, Knief and her husband are parents to three lovely children, 2 girls, and a boy. Their first child was a daughter named Grace Catherine Olyphant. Grace was born on June 20, 1999.
Two years after Grace was born, in 2001, Alexis and her husband welcomed a new addition to their family. The fruit of the womb this time turned out to be a boy who was named Henry Olyphant.
The last baby of the Olyphant household is a daughter named Vivian Olyphant and she was born in 2003. The current family of five presently makes their home in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.
Other Notable Facts About Alexis Knief
The celebrity wife stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 55kg. Her slim build of 34-24-37 inches of body measurements is well accentuated by her brown eyes and blonde hair.
Although she keeps her personal and professional life away from the media, certain publications have suggested that Alexis Knief is worth somewhere around an estimated $1 million, although without exactly determining what she does for a living, there is no way to verify this figure.
A consequence of her not being particularly outgoing is the fact that Alexis Knief is currently not active on any social media platform. She doesn’t own or operate any Instagram, Twitter, or other social media handles.