The Untold Truth About Alan Arkin’s Ex-Wife Jeremy Yaffe

April 18, 2024
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Who is Jeremy Yaffe?

Jeremy Yaffe is an American celebrity who rose to prominence as the wife of a famous actor and director, Alan Arkin.

Jeremy Yaffe Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Jeremy Yaffe was born in 1937 in Massachusetts, USA. She is very secretive about her early life, and hasn’t revealed the exact date and place of her birth.

Jeremy is the daughter of George Yaffe and his wife, Nina Yaffe; There is no information on whether she is the only child or has any siblings. Moreover, her educational background is also unknown, but she worked as a nurse in a local hospital for years before retiring.

Relationship with Alan Arkin

Information about how the duo met is obscure, as neither of the two talked about it. They married in 1955 and were together for the next six years before they divorced, having welcomed two children, Adam born in 1956, and Matthew in 1960.

Life After Divorce

Jeremy secluded herself from the media scrutiny following the couple’s divorce. Since the divorce, she has lived a single life, focused on her two boys and her grandchildren.

Net Worth

As of early 2022, Jeremy Yaffe’s net worth has been estimated to be around $5 million, which she earned largrly through her settlement after divorcing Arkin.


Jeremy Yaffe’s Children

Adam Arkin was born on 19 August 1956, in Brooklyn, New York City USA. He went to Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York, after which he went on to become an award-winning actor and director.

Some of his most famous work includes portraying Ethan Zobelle in the TV series “Sons of Anarchy” (2009-2013), and as Theo Tonin in the TV series “Justified” (2010-2015). He also directed the popular TV series “Get Shorty” (2017-2019). He has a daughter Molly with his first wife, Linda Sublette, and a son with his second wife, Phyllis Anne Lyons. He is now married to his third wife, Michelle Dunker.

Matthew Arkin was born on 21 March 1960, in Brooklyn, and attended the same high school as his older brother. After matriculating, he enrolled at Wesleyan University, and subsequently earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham University School of Law. Jeremy and Alan divorced when Matthew was still an infant, and he then lived with Jeremy until he turned seven years old, when he returned to New York to live with his father and his second wife and stepmother Barbara Dana.

Before pursuing an acting career, Matthew worked as a lawyer in small firms in Tarrytown and White Plains, New York. He left practice after five years, and started attending acting classes at the HB Studio under Uta Hagen, Sheldon Patinkin, and Austin Pendleton.


Since launching his acting career, Matthew has worked both on and off-Broadway, and on screen. Some of his most popular appearances include the role of Ben Silverman in the play “The Sunshine Boys” (1997) and as Gabe in the Off-Broadway production of “Dinner with Friends”, for which he earned the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play nomination.

He was married to Pamela Newkirk from 1993 to 2011, with whom he has two children. He now lives in Pasadena, California, USA.

Jeremy Yaffe’s Ex-Husband, Alan Arkin Biography

Alan Wolf Arkin was born on 26 March 1934 in New York City, the son of David I. Arkin, a painter and writer, and Beatrice, a teacher.

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Of Russian-Jewish ancestry, Alan and his parents moved to Los Angeles when he was 11 years old, but after an 8-month Hollywood strike, his father lost his job as a set designer, and they returned to New York.

Alan started studying acting under Benjamin Zemach at the age of 10. After high school, he enrolled at Los Angeles State College from 1951 until 1953, then transferred to Bennington College.

His Academy Award-winning career started in the mid- ’60s when he portrayed Lt. Rozanov in the Oscar-nominated war comedy film “The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming”, co-starring Carl Reiner and Eva Marie Saint.

Alan received an Oscar nomination for his work and thus became one of only six actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for their first screen appearance.


The following year, he starred in the film “Wait Until Dark”, and in 1968 portrayed Insp. Jacques Clouseau in the film “Inspector Clouseau”.

The same year, he earned his second Oscar nomination, this time for the role of Singer in the film “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter”.

Alan enjoyed tremendous success in the ’70s, starring in such films as “Freebie and the Bean” (1974), then “Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins” and “Hearts of the West” both in 1975, and the Academy Award-nominated adventure crime drama film “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution” in 1976.

Alan continued to take starring roles in films in the ’80s, starting the decade with the titular role in the sci-fi comedy film “Simon”. Another famous part in the ’80s includes Leon Feldhender in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated historical war-drama movie “Escape from Sobibor”, co-starring Joanna Pacula and Rutger Hauer.

One of the first Alan’s roles in the ’90s was as Bill in Tim Burton’s Oscar-nominated romantic fantasy-drama film “Edward Scissorhands”, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest. In 1992, he co-starred in the mystery crime-drama film “Glengarry Glen Ross”, with Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon and Alec Baldwin.

The role of Dr. Oatman in the award-winning George Armitage’s action comedy-drama film “Grosse Pointe Blank” (1997) didn’t bring him any award, but he still received high praise, and the same year he starred in the Academy Award-nominated historical action-drama film “Four Days in September”.

He finished the decade with the role of Frankfurter in the awarded war-drama film “Jakob the Liar”, which starred Robin Williams.


The 2000s were very successful for the veteran actor. He won his first and only Academy Award for the role of the grandfather with a thing for heroin and foul language in the comedy-drama film “Little Miss Sunshine”. The film starred Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear, and won over 70 awards from a total of 112 award nominations.

Other prominent roles included the lead role in the comedy-drama “Sunshine Cleaning” (2008) and Herb Lee in the romantic comedy-drama film “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” (2009).

Although he is in his late ’80s, Alan is still an active on screen, and from 2018 to 2019 portrayed Norman Newlander in the TV series “The Kominsky Method”.

Then in 2020, he was Henry in the mystery action-drama film “Spenser Confidential”, directed by Peter Berg and co-starring Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke.

Moreover, he will voice Wild Knuckles’ character in the animated film “Minions 2: The Rise of Gru”, set for its premiere in 2022.

Alan Arkin’s net worth has been estimated to be around $10 million as of early 2022, earned through his magnificent career as an actor.

Alan now lives in Carlsbad, California with his third wife, psychotherapist Suzanne Newlander; the two have been married since 1996.

His second wife was actress-screenwriter Barbara Dana. The two were married from 1964 to 1994 and in 1967welcomed their son, Anthony Dana Arkin.

Martha Clifford

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