Anya Longwell (born November 30, 1964) is a 58 years old American actress, voice actress, model, photographer, and the ex-wife of Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Anya’s ex-husband Jeffrey is also quite popular in Hollywood circles for his portrayal of the character Negan in the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead (2016-2022). He also played the role of John Winchester in the CW fantasy horror series Supernatural (2005 – 2007, 2019). His marriage to Longwell lasted for more than a decade and, understandably, people would want to know more about her.
Summary of Anya Longwell’s Bio
- Full name: Anya Longwell
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: November 30, 1964
- Anya Longwell’s Age: 58 years old
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Anya Longwell’s Ex-Husband: Jefferey Dean Morgan
- Siblings: Tommy Longwell
- Anya Longwell’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 10 inches
- Anya Longwell’s Height in Centimeters: 178 cm
- Anya Longwell’s Weight: 77 kg (170 lbs)
- Body measurements in inches: 34-26-36
- Body measurements in centimeters: 86-66-91
- Education: Perkiomen Prep School, Upper Perkiomen High School, American College, Paris France
- Profession: Actress, voice actress, model, photographer
- Anya Longwell’s Net worth: Est. $1.2 million
- Famous for: Being Jeffery Dean Morgan’s ex-wife
- Anya Longwell’s Instagram: @anyalongwell
- Facebook: Anya Longwell
Anya Longwell was Born in 1964
Anya Longwell was born on November 30, 1964, in the United States. The exact place of her birth in the US has yet to become public knowledge, but she is currently 58 years old. Her birth sign is Sagittarius, and she belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group.
Anya’s birth in the United States and parental heritage confirm her status as an American citizen, but there is not much information regarding her parents. Sources close to the model claim that she grew up with a brother named Tommy, who sadly passed away in November 2021. The Instagram post she made about it disclosed her feelings on the sad occurrence.
While she has not explicitly stated it, Longwell’s Facebook bio reveals that she attended both Perkiomen Prep School and Upper Perkiomen High School, implying that she spent her formative years in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, where the schools are located. After high school, though, she left the United States for Europe, where she earned an Arts degree from American College in Paris, France.
Anya Longwell Met Her Ex-Husband During The Early 1990s
Anya Longwell met her ex-husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan during the early years of her professional acting career in the early 1990s. Born on April 22, 1966, in Seattle, Washington, to Sandy Thomas and Richard Dean Morgan, 56-year-old Morgan was also starting a career in acting.
To put it in proper context, his first real acting work on the silver screen came in the 1991 movie, Uncaged, and he has yet to look back. Most of his work as an actor, though, has come in television with series like The Burning Zone (1996-1997), Supernatural (2005-2007, 2019), and The Walking Dead (2016-2022), all part of his impressive acting resumé which has over 25 movies and TV series credits.
What has been left unsaid when talking about how Anya Longwell met the man who would later become her ex-husband includes the possibility that they met on the set of a movie or TV series production, given their active involvement in the movie-making business at the time.
They began dating soon after, but the rest timeline is a factor that has paled in comparison to subsequent events in the relationship. After a few months of dating, the former couple took the next logical step in their relationship and settled down as husband and wife.
Anya Longwell Became Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Wife in 1992
After months of dating, Anya and Jeffrey announced that they were engaged in March 1992, and on May 30, 1992, the model walked down the aisle to say I do to the Grey’s Anatomy actor.
The wedding was held in Las Vegas and was attended by the former couple’s closest friends and family members. However, despite promising early signs of a union that would last forever, the marriage did not make it past the ten-year mark as the couple officially separated on October 17, 2002.
That situation persisted until January 12, 2003, when Anya and Jeffrey filed for divorce, and the dissolution of their marriage was finalized on January 19, 2003, bringing an end to a marital union that had lasted the better part of a decade.
So far, neither party has been forthcoming about why they separated from and ultimately divorced each other.
She Did Not Have Any Children With Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Anya Longwell’s more than one-decade-long marriage to Jeffrey Dean Morgan had its moments, challenges, and highlights. However, one thing that was missing from the union was a child of their own.
Whether it was by choice or due to infertility issues remains a puzzle the public and media have yet to solve. After her divorce from Morgan, the 5 feet 10 inches tall model partially stepped away from the limelight, and one of the fallouts from that decision remains the fact that pertinent details of her personal life, including whether she remarried and had children remain a mystery.
On the other hand, her ex-husband Jeffrey has been linked to three more women since their divorce and even has two children with one of them. He was briefly engaged to Mary Louise Parker, an actress he shared screen time with on Weeds, in 2007. Their engagement lasted until April 2008, before they called it off.
A year later, actress and producer Sherrie Rose claimed she had a son with the Supernatural star, but he never confirmed it. That same year he started dating One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton, and they married on October 5, 2019.
She is the mother of his two children, a son born on March 14, 2010, and a daughter born almost 8 years later on February 16, 2018.
Anya Longwell is Currently Based in Los Angeles, California
The beautiful model has been drawn to the spotlight from a very young age and has always had dreams of making it big in Hollywood. She got the opportunity to take the first steps toward achieving those dreams when she was handed a role in the 1991 movie Mobsters.
She has since taken part in the production of several Hollywood movies and TV series productions including but not limited to Death Becomes Her (1992), Dead of Night (1996), Veronica’s Closet (1997-1998), and Shame Shame Shame (1999) amongst several others.
As a model, she has worked with several fashion, beauty, and non-fashion brands, including Sio, Marla Wayne Collection, Blue Lily Organic, Foxcrofts, Lancer, Pause-Well Aging, Sambucol, and several others.
She also uses her Instagram to represent the brands she works with. Her Instagram profile indicates that she is active in the modeling business with several modeling agencies in and around the Los Angeles area. Some of the few she listed include Q Model Management NYC, The Talent Group PA, Locke Models NC, CESD Print LA, and more.