Known from movies
|Fact||She is the mother of Nathan Hamill (b. June 25, 1979), Griffin Hamill (b. March 4, 1983), Chelsea Hamill (b. July 27, 1988).|
Few people can claim they’ve never heard of Mark Hamill – those who do will likely still recognize his face if asked. The American actor with more than 344 credits to his name, was the creator of one of the longest running franchises in history: “Star Wars”. The actor is far from fading into the background as he is still active in the industry and even voiced Chucky in the horror movie “Child’s Play” in 2019. As recognizable as he is, many are not familiar with his humble and unassuming wife Marilou York. The two have actually been married for four decades, a pretty rare occurrence in Hollywood. So, who is Marilou York?
Early life and family
Marilou was born on February 11, 1955 in Carmi, Illinois, USA, to parents Jean Apple and Doyle Fredrick.
Her parents’ careers are unknown, as is much about her early life. She was an only child of her parents and is a smart and devoted person. Unfortunately, Marilou York lost both her parents, her mother in 2009 and her father in 2001. Hamill and his family have been an indispensable pillar of support during this time. The only known legacy her parents left her was an attitude of “die-hard Democrats.”
York was educated at Carmi Township Halls High School. She was a conscientious and intelligent student, as she enrolled as valedictorian and majorette, a nod to her perseverance and dedication to her studies.
She was able to qualify for a place at Parkland College to study dental hygiene, graduating in 1975, and immediately pursued her chosen career in the workplace, where she would eventually meet Mark Richard Hamill.
So Marilou worked as a dental hygienist. Not one to take things for granted, nor content living on someone else’s salary – even if that someone is the famous Mark Hamill with a net worth of $18 million – York has left her position in the dental industry for nearly thirty years. years of retention, developing into a skilled and experienced professional.
Amazingly Invisible Inc.
In 1993, Marilou’s husband invited her to act as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the company he founded, Amazing Invisible Inc. She is also the CFO of the closely related Hamjamill Inc which was founded in May 2014, also the brainchild of her husband. She is also the owner of My Management, which was founded around the same time as Hamjamill Inc.
York made a single venture into the entertainment industry that so captivated her husband. In 2004, she co-produced ‘Comic Book: The Movie’ described like a straight-to-film flick. The film is a mockumentary that explores the completely twisted relationship between comic book creators and Hollywood producers.
Iconic figures such as Stan Lee and Kevin Smith made appearances in the film, lending gravitas and credibility to the film. The film was studded with stars, from Billy West to epic producer JJ Abrams. While this film was not exactly the biggest success, it gained some fame in the industry, probably due to its dazzling cast of actors. This is also the only record of York’s forays into the entertainment industry, as she now takes a back seat to her husband’s success and fame, without any ill will.
The story of Hamill and York’s relationship is sweet and funny, but it’s also about the effects of fame on relationships.
The two met when Hamill walked into the dentist’s office for his appointment and caught sight of the dental hygienist, who was undeniably sexy. He describes her appearance as “looking at a Vargas painting” – for those who don’t know, Joaquin Albert Vargas y Chavez is a notorious Peruvian painter who specializes in painting seductive and suggestive pin-up girls. After initially being oblivious to Hamill’s comment about her beauty, York accepted his proposal for a date after his appointment. The couple went through a brief hiccup in their relationship after Hamill got a taste of fame when “A New Hope” went mainstream in 1977. The couple separated and Hamill moved to Las Vegas where he dated co-star and showgirl Anne Wyndham.
However, Hamill quickly realized that sometimes it’s the relationships born outside of fame that are truest. He returned to Marilou York and the two dated for a year before getting married in 1978. Their wedding was a quiet and unequivocal affair that took place on December 17 in Mark Hamill’s backyard in Malibu.
The two had to forego a honeymoon because of Hamill’s performance in “The Empire Strikes Back”, which was filming at the time. This had no apparent impact on their marriage, and the couple welcomed their first child on June 25, 1979, whom they named Nathan Hamill. In 1983, a second son, Griffin Hamill, was born on March 4, and they were finally rewarded with a daughter, Chelsea Hamill, on July 27, 1988.
This article states that we reshot the Leia scene rescue because I “messed up” my line. In fact, we had to do it again weeks later, because my name was changed to Skywalker AFTER we did it the first time (when my name was still Starkiller). #TrueFunFact https://t.co/ubcWztJs47
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 26, 2020
The family remains close and affectionate. While her children have all pursued different careers — Nathan as an artist and illustrator, Griffin as a martial arts instructor, and Chelsea who works in public relations at Amazing Invisible Inc. – they’ve all been in the spotlight of Hamill’s success, and they all made several cameos. in the ‘Star Wars’ movies. Nathan seems to be the only one with a solid foothold in the entertainment industry, he works on the arts side of production, such as music and art, and even starred in a few additional films, such as ‘Office Ninja’ in 2014. The guys bear a remarkable resemblance with their father.
Unlike many Hollywood associates, Marilou shies away from the spotlight. She is not in the relationship for fame or recognition, although her preferences certainly give her this. York is regarded as the driving force, support and secret behind her husband’s success in the industry. There have been unfounded rumours that Marilou tried to force a woman, Meagan Chen, to have her son pregnant into abortion, but the child was born and named Autumn. A series of paternity tests have been done, but the results have not been released. Chen eventually gave up on the lawsuits and the case officially remains unsolved.
Marilou may not retain all of those looks that first attracted Mark Hamill to her in 1977, but the spirit of all those traits is still evident. Marilou is slightly shorter than her husband, who is 1.75 m tall. York wears her hair shoulder length and styled, keeping it light brown. She has light blue eyes and is always stylishly dressed.
Net worth and salary
Marilou has accumulated an impressive net worth of her own, independent of her husband’s, estimated at $5 million by mid-2020. This is the result of years of dedication, hard work and dedication to her craft. She currently receives a salary as CFO of two Hamill business ventures, as well as her My Management property.
|First and last name||Marilou York|
|Profession||Dental Hygienist, Film Producer|
|Comic book: the movie||2004||Video co-producer|
|Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles||2006||special thanks|
|Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy||2004||Video documentary credit: photos and posters courtesy of – as Marilou Hamill|
|Reeseville||2003||special thanks – as Marilou Hamill|