The Untold Truth About Kyle Chandler’s Wife Kathryn Chandler

April 18, 2024
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Who is Kathryn Chandler?

Kathryn MacQuarrie was born in the USA in 1967 – she has kept her exact date of birth hidden from the media’s attention, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Scorpio, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and a writer, but who’s probably known best for being the wife of American actor Kyle Chandler.

Early life and education

Kathryn was raised in the US by her parents, but about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was a fisherman, and that her mother was a cleaning lady. Because Kathryn hasn’t mentioned any siblings, most of her fans believe her to be an only child.

She became interested in acting when she was around eight years old, mostly because she spent nearly every evening watching movies and TV series with her parents.

Kathryn continued acting upon enrolling at high school in 1981, she was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in various plays performed there.

She matriculated in 1985, and even though she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s still believed that she attended college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1989.

Career as an actress

Kathryn has only a single acting credit; she played the supporting character Tough Chick in the popular 1990 fantasy comedy movie “The Willies”, written and directed by Brian Peck, and which starred Sean Astin, Jason Horst and Joshua John Miller. It follows three young boys who have gathered at a backyard camp to tell scary stories.


Kathryn also has a writing credit: she wrote the episodes “The Cake”, “Written Word” and “Jump” of the critically acclaimed romantic drama series “Red Shoe Diaries” in 1994 and 1995. It starred David Duchovny, Anthony Addabbo and Audie England, and follows Jake whose fiancée has passed away, while he’s now set to learn about other women’s secret lives by reading their diaries; the series was nominated for three awards.

It’s not known what Kathryn has since been doing, as she’s been staying away from media attention, but it’s believed that she has remained involved in the film industry.

Love life and marriage with Kyle Chandler

Kathryn prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it.

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She met the actor Kyle Chandler in 1990, while they were both walking their pet dogs in a park. They met a couple of times before Kyle asked her out on a date, and in 1996, the two married in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.

Kathryn gave birth to their daughter Sydney Chandler on 13 February 1997, while their second daughter Sawyer Chandler followed in 2003; both Kathryn and Kyle are keeping their children away from the media’s attention, and thus nothing about them is known.

Neither Kyle nor Kathryn have spoken of any other people whom they might have been with, so as of December 2021, Kathryn’s married to Kyle Chandler, and they have two daughters.


Hobbies and other interests

Kathryn’s main hobby is travelling, and she’s been all around the US for both work and pleasure, and has kept her husband company during his travels while shooting for his movies and TV series. She’s apparently also been to a couple of European countries, with her dream travel destination being Paris in France.

She’s a huge lover of animals, and she and Kyle today have many pet dogs and donkeys.

Kathryn is a fashionista, as she’s trying to keep up with all the latest fashion trends.

She was physically quite active during her 20s and 30s, and had multiple training sessions at the gym every week; Kathryn no longer works out, but rather occasionally does yoga at home.

Late at night, she likes to watch movies with Kyle, and her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of her favorite films include “Catch Me If You Can”, “You’ve Got Mail” and “Dear John”.

Age, height and net worth

Kathryn’s age is 54. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $150,000, while her husband Kyle’s net worth is reputedly more than $12 million.

Who is Kyle Chandler?

Kyle Martin Chandler was born in Buffalo, New York State USA, on 17 September 1965 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality.


He’s an actor, film producer and director, who’s appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of one of the main characters, Deputy Jackson Lamb, in the 2011 mystery science fiction movie “Super 8”. It was written and directed by J. J. Abrams, also starred Elle Fanning and AJ Michalka, and follows a group of friends who have seen a train crash, and are now witnessing strange events happening in their city; the movie won 11 of the 81 award for which it was nominated.

Kyle was raised in Buffalo alongside his three older siblings, by their mother Sally Jeanette (nee Meyer) who was a dog breeder, and their father Edward Chandler who was a pharmaceutical sales representative.

The family moved to Loganville in Georgia when Kyle was 11 years old, and he later attended George Walton Academy, matriculating in 1983; during his time there. Kyle was a member of their football team, which won the 1979 state championship.

Kyle then enrolled at the University of Georgia, but dropped out in 1988, when he was only two exams away from graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in drama.

He launched his acting career that year, with his portrayal of Skinner in the drama movie “Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 1989 drama movie “Unconquered”, the 1989 episode “Memory Overload” of the horror thriller series “Freddy’s Nightmares”, and the 1992 romantic musical film “Pure Country”.


Kyle gained recognition when between 1996 and 2000, he played the main character Gary Hobson, in all the 90 episodes of the adventure comedy series “Early Edition”, created by Ian Abrams and Bob Brush, and which also starred Shanesia Davis and Fisher Stevens. It follows Gary who keeps getting tomorrow’s newspapers today, which gives him 24 hours to change the future; the series won three of the 14 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations.

Some of his most notable performances in that decade were in the 2003 biographical historical movie “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself”, the 2005 action adventure film “King Kong”, and the 2007 action thriller movie “The Kingdom”.

In 2016, Kyle played Joe Chandler in the critically acclaimed drama movie “Manchester by the Sea”, which won 131 award, including two Oscars for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Casey Affleck) and Best Original Screenplay, while it was nominated for 264 other awards. Most recently, in 2021 he began portraying the supporting character Mitch McLusky in the crime thriller series “Mayor of Kingstown”.

Kyle has won seven of the 40 awards for which he has been nominated: his wins include a 2011 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for his performance in “Friday Night Lights”.

He’s a philanthropist, and has worked as a volunteer firefighter for several years now, while he also competes in a charity golf tournament which is organized every year at Wolfdancer Golf Club; the money is donated to Football Players who have injured their spinal cords.

The Chandler family is today living in Dripping Springs, Texas, where they have 33 acres of land; Kyle’s mother came to live with them after she learned that she was suffering from Alzheimer’s – she passed away in 2014.

Olivia Wilson

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