Who is Marc Schauer? Inside The Life of Laura Linney’s Husband

Marc Schauer is an American real estate agent and drug and alcohol counselor who came into the spotlight as a result of his marriage to the award-winning singer and actress, Laura Linney.

He and Laura have been married since 2009 and have a son together. However, there is more to Marc than just being a father and the husband of a Hollywood celebrity. Even though he is known to be a very private person, we have been able to gather some information about him that will definitely interest you.

Summary of Marc Schauer’s Biography

  • Full name: Marc Schauer
  • Nickname: Marc
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 5th April 1960
  • Place of Birth: Telluride, Colorado
  • Place of Residence: Manhattan, New York
  • Marc Schauer’sAge: : 62 Years Old
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Marc Schauer’s Wife: Laura Linney – 2009 to present
  • Marc Schauer’s Children: 1 (Bennet Armistead Schauer)
  • Occupation: Real estate agent
  • Marc Schauer’sHeight in Inches: Approximately 70
  • Marc Schauer’sHeight in Centimetres: Approximately 177.8
  • Marc Schauer’sWeight: Approximately 67 kg
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Marc Schauer’sNet worth: $10 million
  • Famous for: Being the husband of American actress, singer, and director Laura Linney

Marc Schauer is Currently 62 Years Old

Marc Schauer was born in the former Victorian mining town of Telluride in Colorado on 5th April 1960. Until meeting Laura, he was not in the public eye, however, despite now being associated with the Hollywood star whose details are easily accessible, the same is not the case with him as he prefers to live a private life.

Consequently, information about him, especially about his education, childhood, parents, and siblings is not known. In addition to that, he is not present on any online social platform. That notwithstanding, Marc has been gracious enough to disclose a few things about him, including the fact that his family relocated from Colorado to New York where he is believed to have been raised.

Additionally, he decided to forfeit his college education after he graduated from high school, choosing instead to start a career in the real estate industry.

He is a Licenced Real Estate Individual Broker 

Marc Schauer is listed on License.io as a licensed real estate agent in New York and as such, he is permitted to transact real estate business in the state. According to the site, he has a license type of Real Estate Individual Broker which allows him to deliver services such as renting, auctioning, buying, and selling.

With his license type, Marc is also allowed to advertise real estate properties for compensation, often in the form of commission or brokerage which is mostly negotiable.

Marc Schauer and Laura Linney’s Love Story Began in 2004

Who is Marc Schauer? Inside The Life of Laura Linney's Husband
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In addition to his work in the real estate industry, Marc Schauer is also a drug and alcohol counselor. But sadly, details of his work in this field are unavailable. Meanwhile, as reported by various sources, the average annual salary of a substance abuse counselor is $54,760 ranging between $47,870 and $60,860.

In the same vein, a real estate agent in New York is said to earn approximately $98,000 per annum. But being a “celebrity”, Marc’s earnings could be above that. Whatever the case, Marc is obviously making enough money from both of his careers to provide a comfortable life for himself and his family.

Marc Schauer and Laura Linney first met in Marc’s hometown of Telluride, Colorado, in 2004 when he was assigned to host her during her visit to the town for a film festival. The actress described their first encounter as something close to love at first sight as she was immediately attracted to him. Her host also felt the same way about her, but neither of them acted on their feelings, at least not for some time.

When the festival was over, Marc took Laura stargazing alongside her mother, and the Hollywood star thought it was very romantic. Probably because of the presence of Laura’s mother, nothing happened between the then-prospective lovers.

However, before Laura left, Marc gave her a note in which he promised her that he would take her to observe the stars whenever she wanted. So, even though they lived miles away from each other coupled with Laura’s very busy schedule due to constant filming, the duo began communicating via emails. After some time, they made arrangements to meet physically.

They eventually met in Chicago during one of the times Laura visited the city. Afterward, they started dating and subsequently got engaged in 2007.

The Couple Has Been Married for Over a Decade

Two years after their engagement, precisely in May 2009, Marc and Laura tied the knot in a private ceremony that had their families and close friends in attendance.

At the time they got married, Laura was already an established actress. As a matter of fact, she had her Hollywood breakthrough ten years earlier with her role as Jim Carrey’s wife in the film The Truman Show. Therefore, it was only normal that a lot of celebrities were present to witness her wedding ceremony. Meanwhile, Laura was walked down the aisle by actor Liam Neeson.

It has been over eighteen years since they met and more than twelve years since they got married, yet Marc Schauer and his celebrity wife are still going strong. They support each other’s careers with Marc often ditching his preference for a low profile life to accompany his wife to public events.

Within the years they have been married, there has never been any news or rumors about the couple having issues and we hope it stays that way for the very long haul.

How Many Kids Does Marc Schauer Have?

Marc Schauer’s marriage to Laura has produced one child, a son named Bennett Armistead, who was born on January 8, 2014, almost five years after they got married. Raha Lewis of People Magazine was the first person to break the news of the baby’s birth, which came as a surprise to almost everyone owing to the fact that Laura never showed her baby bump.

In the months leading up to her delivery, Laura hardly made public appearances. She even did not show up to receive her fourth Emmy award for best actress for The Big C in September 2013. When she did appear in public, she made sure to hide her baby bump by wearing oversized jumpers. As a result, no one ever suspected she was pregnant.

Two years and six months after she delivered her first child at the age of 49, the actress appeared on Live with Kelly and shared her reason for keeping the news of her pregnancy away from the public- although she maintains it was never a secret. She told Kelly and her husband Mark Consuelos, who was a guest co-host on the show that day, that she was only being cautious.

She explained that she was an older mother-to-be, and it had taken her a very long time to conceive. As a result, she wanted to see to it that her child was actually born, safe and healthy. Speaking further, Laura pointed out that she never made any special effort to hide her pregnancy, yet she still succeeded in keeping it under wraps.

“I just was very, quiet about it — I didn’t hide it intentionally, I just didn’t advertise it. So it was the right thing for me and my family,” she said.


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