Kathryn Chandler: Everything to Know About Kyle Chandler’s Wife

Marriage is one of the ways through which regular people can shoot from obscurity to fame and many celebrities have this to thank for becoming famous. While some embrace the fame with arms wide open and even leverage it for great benefits, others choose to shy away from it and Kathryn Chandler, the wife of Kyle Chandler, belongs to the latter category. Her husband is an Emmy winner who has been active in the industry since 1988 and is best recognized for his role as Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights, a sports drama series that was adapted from a book of the same name. Though Kathryn tends to shy away from the limelight, her longstanding union with Kyle keeps the interest of his fans in her life piqued.

Profile Summary Of Kathryn Chandler

  • Full Name: Kathryn MacQuarrie Chandler
  • Career: Actress, animator, and writer
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: Sawyer Chandler, Sydney Chandler
  • Nationality: American
  • Popular Works: Animator for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Lion King, Cats, Lady and the Tramp, The One and Only Ivan

What Does Kathryn Chandler Do For A Living?

This is almost always the first question asked when fans get introduced to a celebrity’s spouse for the first time. Unsurprisingly, Kathryn shares similar interests with her movie star husband Kyle. According to her IMDb profile, she is a screenwriter and actress, one can imagine that they had a lot to talk about on their first date due to their shared interest.

Though Kathryn has the same career path as her husband Kyle, her success is dwarfed when compared to his. Her profile shows that she has only two credits to her name. She acted in the 1990 fantasy comedy-drama titled The Willies. The movie follows two brothers camping out in the night alongside their cousin and tries to outdo each other by telling spooky stories. One of the brothers narrates stories of strange happenings at an elementary school while the other tells the story of a young boy with a peculiar interest.

Kathryn Chandler’s other work is as a screenwriter in the series titled The Red Diaries which ran from 1992 to 1999. The series which scores more than an average rating on IMDb follows a young man Jack as he tries to unearth the secret life his late fiance lived. His mission sees him soliciting heartfelt and passionate entries in the diaries of other women.

Though not a lot is known about Kathryn Chandler before her marriage to Kyle Chandler, it is known that her maiden name is Kathryn Macquarrie, however, her age and place of birth is not known, but if we are to go by their looks, it is obvious that her husband Kyle who was born on the 17th of September 1965 is the older one.

Kathryn Chandler seemed to have left the world of entertainment and is focused on other interests unknown to the public. She is often confused with another Kathryn Chandler who is an animator, but these are two different people. Kathryn Chandler the animator unlike Kyle’s wife is from the United Kingdom. She has worked at Industrial Light & Magic and a couple of other media companies and has contributed to the animation of successful projects like Cats, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, The One and Only Ivan, and Clifford the Big Red Dog. She was also part of the animation team for 2019’s The Lion King which featured the voice of Beyonce.

How Kathryn Chandler Met Her Husband, Kyle Chandler

Kathryn Chandler met her husband Kyle Chandler at a dog park in 1993. Both used to visit the same dog park in Los Angeles. The first time she saw Kyle, she immediately noticed him and his dog whom he was riding on his bike. Kathryn had a Jack Russell terrier and on a few occasions, she would run into Kyle with his own dog.

There was an instant attraction but both never said a word to each other. .”…We would kind of smile at each other and do the triple take, but we wouldn’t really do anything about it,” Kathryn once narrated to the media. For those who might not have an idea, a triple take is not referring to the riffle but is what happens when two people are trying to check each other out and keep making awkward eye contact.

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More triple takes followed until Kathryn got bold enough to make the first move. It sort of played out like a scene from a romantic movie. As Kathryn narrated, she was standing on one side of the park and Kyle was standing at the other, then she noticed it was just the two of them there. She summoned courage and told her dog named Otis to jump on Kyle. Her dog whom she says never listens to her did exactly that to which Kyle responded; “Whoa, friendly dog you got here.” However, the rest was not history yet, it took Kyle about 6 months to warm up to Kathryn and get comfortable enough to ask her out on their first date to the movies.

Fast forward to two years later and the couple got married in 1995. Kathryn and Kyle Chandler have since remained together, making them one of Hollywood’s longstanding couples. Kyle has spoken to the media on a couple of occasions on the secret to their longevity. He told Good Housekeeping in an interview, that their secret was simply “trust.” “We trust each other 100 percent,” the actor said.”

The actor also revealed that his inspiration to build a long-lasting home was his grandparents who fell in love when they were really young and he was opportune to watch them grow in marriage. He did admit that he and Kathryn do have their fair share of arguments, but their decision to remain devoted to each other binds them to always work things out. Kyle also revealed that they define their roles around the home. While he focuses on the kitchen and has built the tradition of making his kids breakfast every morning just like his own father did, Kathryn, on the other hand, is tasked with keeping the house tidy and decluttered.

How Many Children Does Kathryn Chandler Have With Her Husband, Kyle?

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Kathryn Chandler and her husband Kyle share two kids. They are both daughters named Sydney and Sawyer. Due to the family’s uber private lifestyle, it is not known when the kids were born. They once appeared on the red carpet with their parents and one looked way older than the other. The actor once revealed that he and one of his daughters, Sawyer have been working together to end the practice of shark finning.

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