When you are married to the only surviving daughter of someone revered as one of the greatest martial artists ever, be rest assured that the spotlights will come beaming down on you. This is the case with Ian Keasler, who, although he has tried to live every aspect of his life tucked away from the media, has many people searching to know more about him online. The sole reason for this is that he is married to Shannon Lee. Doesn’t ring a bell? Well, she is the only surviving daughter of the famous Hong Kong martial artist Bruce Lee who is now committed to protecting her father’s legacy built through hard work and sheer brilliance.
Ian Keasler was born in the United States in 1962
People like Ian Keasler, who come to fame only due to marriage, often tend to shy away from the media, and he is apparently one of them. Though it has been uncovered that he was born in 1962, his actual birthday and his place of birth are unknown in the media. Details about where he was born and raised are also not available for public consumption. It is, however, known that he was born somewhere in the United States of America. Judging by his looks, it seems obvious that Keasler’s ethnicity is Caucasian; that said, there is a possibility that he could be of a mixed background.
Keasler Has Been Shannon Lee’s Husband Since 1994
Without Shannon Lee, Ian Keasler’s name could have probably never been a name many people would be interested in, especially on the internet. Still, unfortunately for him, he is the son-in-law of Bruce Lee, and even in the legend’s death, everyone connected to him is instantly famous, though Keasler seems to have vowed not to embrace that fame and all the benefits that could come with it. Keasler’s journey to becoming Bruce Lee’s son-in-law began way back in the 1980s, it was a time when he was in college, and luckily for him, the beautiful Shannon Lee happened to be attending the same college.
There was an attraction as both became friends before scratching off platonic from the definition of their friendship, going full-blown romantic. The college where all of this happened was Tulane University, in Orleans, Louisiana. Fast forward to 1994, precisely on 22nd August, and after six years of dating, Ian Keasler officially became Bruce Lee’s son-in-law when he married his only surviving daughter Shannon Lee. Their wedding was a small and intimate one.
The couple has since been together. However, they have been incredibly private with their marriage that some sources report that they are divorced. The truth is that there is no way to know which it is. Keasler does not operate an active Instagram account, which is a place where fans go to sneak a peek at the ongoings in the lives of their favorite celebs. Hopefully, Keasler’s bond with his wife, Lee Shannon, is still rock solid, and they are having the time of their lives while keeping us all at bay.
Keasler Has One Child With Shannon Lee
- Full Name: Wren Lee Keasler
- Born: 14th December 2002
- Age: 19 Years Old
Ian Keasler and his wife, Shannon, might have managed to keep details of their love life from us, but they could not hide the news of their daughter. On 14th December 2002, Ian Keasler and Shannon Lee welcomed a child together, and it was a daughter they named Wren Lee Keasler. Keasler’s wife, Shannon, occasionally shares photos of her on her Instagram page. In one post where she celebrated her 18th birthday, she gushed about her daughter, saying that she was honored to be her mother and that she brought light and love everywhere she went.
Wren Lee Keasler seems to be much like her father regarding social media activity. She does own an Instagram account but has set it to private, allowing only her close friends to gain access to her posts. She has a little over a thousand followers on the platform, which pales compared to her mother Shannon’s 135K followers.
Ian Keasler’s daughter Wren attends public events with her mother, Shannon, on extremely rare occasions. On 17th July 2003, alongside her mom, she attended the Bruce Lee Tribute Night held at AT&T Park in San Francisco. When So You Think You Can Dance, dance crew Jabbawockeez premiered their show PRiSM at the Luxor Resort & Casino in Las Vegas; she was there with her mom.
Wren might prefer her dad’s private lifestyle, but she does share something in common with her mom – a passion for martial arts. She trains frequently and is also said to be passionate about acting. She attended her dad’s alma mater, Tulane University.
Is Ian Keasler a Martial Artist?
Ian Keasler is said to be primarily an art dealer, specializing in African tribal art, a field he has been involved in for over a decade. There are also speculations that he is an artist. According to IMDb, he worked as an artist in No Horizon, a short drama released in 2003. However, whether this Ian Keasler is the same person as Shannon’s husband remains yet to be clarified.
According to HollywoodZam, Ian Keasler is also a legal professional. He studied law, graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law, and was admitted to the California State Bar in December 2000. However, it seems Keasler no longer appears in courts as his license status is said to have been inactive since 2014.
To the question of whether Ian Keasler is a martial artist, Keasler does know how to throw a punch and defend himself with skills acquired from martial arts. Alongside his wife, he was taught Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do by one of Lee’s good friends Ted Wong.