Who is Erin Hoek?
Born on February 14, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Erin Angle is a nurse but best recognized publicly as the wife of actor Jon Bernthal. Her husband is known for his fame in the entertainment industry and has worked in several high-profile television and film roles. Some of his most notable projects include “The Walking Dead”, “The Punisher”, “Baby Driver”, “Ford v Ferrari” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
The Wealth of Erin Angle
As of mid 2020, Erin Angle’s net worth is estimated to be over $2.5 million earned through a successful career in the medical profession.
While she earns well from her work, she probably also benefits from her husband’s success as Bernthal has a net worth estimated at over $8 million.
Early life, education and career
Growing up in Pittsburgh, Erin set her sights on a career in the medical field at a young age. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned a degree in nursing. After graduating in 1998, she began working at Georgetown University Medical Center as a trauma nurse.
She later continued her studies and enrolled at the University of Southern California to earn a master’s degree in anesthesiology; developing a specialization and increasing her skills would mean a big salary increase. While working on her master’s degree, she also served on the staff of the University of South California Hospital. She continued to work in the trauma industry, but eventually stopped working after her marriage to Bernthal. She focused on supporting her husband and raising their children behind the scenes, often being seen filming several of his projects.
Husband – Jon Bernthal
Jon was born in Washington, DC, and is of Jewish descent. His father worked as a lawyer, while he also had a background in the performing arts, while his grandfather worked as a musician. He grew up alongside two brothers who would pursue completely different interests. His family later moved and settled in Cabin John, Maryland, where he attended nearby Sidwell Friends School. At the time, he was unspectacular academically and was often referred to as a troublemaker during his childhood. After graduating from high school, he moved to New York to attend Skidmore College, but eventually dropped out.
He then pursued an interest in acting, at the encouragement of a teacher. He moved to Russia and joined the prestigious Moscow Art Theater, while also earning some money by joining a professional baseball team, serving as a catcher for the next few years. During his time at performing arts school, he was discovered by a theater director from Harvard University, who later helped him get a start in New York City. Initially, he moved there to participate in stage plays, mainly appearing in off-Broadway productions.
Rise to Fame – Jon Bernthal
After starring in over 30 productions, Bernthal transitioned to television, where he guest-starred in such projects as “How I Met Your Mother,” “Boston Legal,” and “CSI: Miami.”
In 2006, seeing more opportunities for screen work in Los Angeles, he moved there and landed a regular role in the sitcom “The Class”, but it was short-lived as it was canceled after one season. Even then, he continued to find work thanks to the opportunities in LA, appearing in such films as “World Trade Center” and “Day Zero.” He also had regular roles in shows like “Eastwick” and the miniseries “The Pacific ocean”, which aired on HBO.
In 2009, he got his breakthrough after being cast in the television adaptation of “The Walking Dead”, playing Shane Walsh.
Many people got to know him in this role, as he gained a lot of exposure thanks to the liberties the show took to differentiate itself from its source content. After the end from his run with the show in 2013, he went on to other projects, becoming a prominent supporting character in “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”, “Mob City”, “The Ghost Writer”, and “Small Engine Repair ” .
Recent Projects – Jon Bernthal
In 2013, Jon started a series of highly successful film projects, further establishing himself as a star in the film industry. He teamed up with Leonardo DiCaprio on the Martin Scorsese movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”, and also teamed up with Brad Pitt in “Fury”, and was praised for his performance along with the other cast members.
In 2015, he collaborated with Emily Blunt on the film “Sicario”, and the film won numerous awards and added to his ever-expanding resume. In the same year, he was cast as a recurring character in the Netflix series “Daredevil”, portraying the Marvel Comics character The Punisher. His performance was praised and it led to a spin off show named after his character, which was also praised.
Despite the success of the Netflix Marvel shows, they were later canceled. After the end, he returned to film and showed versatility with dramatic roles and independent film projects. In 2019, he played the role of business magnate Lee Iacocca in the movie “Ford vs Ferrari”, which depicted the Ford car company’s venture into the racing world to try to overthrow Ferrari’s success.
The film also served as an autobiographical piece about the life of the late Ken Miles and his partner, car designer Carroll Shelby.
Erin married Jon in 2010, and the two have been together ever since and have three children. Bernthal recalls a time when they almost broke up just after he moved to Los Angeles with her in tow. The two met at a party in New York and lived together for some time. He made a few mistakes in LA that drove them apart, though he worked to win her back, causing her to worry and convincing singer Willie Nelson to dedicate a song to them.
She is the niece of retired professional wrestler Kurt Angle, who is known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Through this association, Kurt also knows Jon.