The Untold Truth About Michael Rooker’s Wife Margot Rooker

April 18, 2024
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Who is Margot Rooker?

Margot Rooker was born New Jersey, USA, sometime in the 1950s – she’s kept her date of birth hidden from the media’s attention, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Aries, and she holds American nationality. She’s probably only known for being the wife of the famous American actor Michael Rooker.

Early life and education

Margot was raised in a village in New Jersey by her parents, about whom nothing’s known as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was a farmer, and that her mother was a housewife. She has siblings, but prefers to keep them away from the media’s attention.

Margot became interested in numerous activities while still attending a local elementary school, including playing volleyball and soccer, while she also practiced her acting skills with the school’s drama club.

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She continued playing sports upon enrolling at a local high school, but was urged by her parents to focus on her education. Upon matriculating, she enrolled at the prestigious Harvard University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Margot’s career

Margot is keeping the details of her career away from the media’s attention, but it’s known that she was working as a chef when she met Michael, and that she eventually became the head chef of a popular local restaurant, however, after she married, Margot chose to become a housewife.

Love life and marriage with Michael Rooker

Margot and Michael haven’t spoken of how they met, but it’s believed by some that Michael was eating at a restaurant, and that he asked to see the chef (Margot) because he loved the food.


The two married in a private ceremony on 22 June 1979, attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; she gave birth to their two daughters Alynne and Gillian Rooker, with both girls appearing in the 2010 short comedy movie “Army of Gamers”, which was directed by Alynne, who also appeared in the 2015 episode “Said the Pedophile” of the comedy series “It’s Always Better with Roommates”.

Neither Margot nor Michael have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, so as of December 2021, Margot’s married to Michael Rooker, and they have two children together.

Hobbies and other interests

Margot is a cat-lover, and has two pet cats.

She likes to travel, and has kept her husband company during many of his red carpet events. She has been to various US states, and has also vacationed with Michael in a couple of European countries, including France and Italy.

Margot is a huge fan of basketball, and enjoys watching National Basketball Association (NBA) games.

She’s into reading books in her spare time – her favorite author is Agatha Christie, while her favorite books include “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” and “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”.

Margot is a philanthropist, and has worked with various charity organizations, mostly with those which aim to help underprivileged children.

She enjoys watching comedy movies – her favorite actor and actress are Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, while some of her favorite films include “Grown Ups”, “Just Go With It” and “Blended”.


Age, height and net worth

Margot is today in her ‘60s. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).

As of December 2021, her and Michael’s shared net worth has been estimated at over $4 million.

Who is her husband Michael Rooker?

Michael Rooker was born in Jasper, Alabama USA, on 6 April 1955 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film producer and director, who has appeared in close to 150 movies and TV series, while he’s probably known best for his portrayal of Yondu Udonta, in the 2014 action adventure comedy movie “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

It was written and directed by James Gunn, starred Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel (voice) and Bradley Cooper (voice), and follows several intergalactic criminals who have teamed up to stop a villain from destroying the universe; the movie won 54 of the 106 awards for which it was nominated, including two Oscar nominations.

Michael was raised in Jasper alongside his nine brothers and sisters by their parents, but who divorced in 1968, when Michael was 13; Michael and all his siblings moved with their mother to Chicago, Illinois. He became interested in acting while studying at Wells Community Academy High School, and upon matriculating in 1983, Michael enrolled at DePaul University’s Goodman School of Drama, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1987.


He launched his career in 1986, when cast to play Henry Lee Lucas in the psychological crime horror movie “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”; the movie was a success, and Michael was then invited to appear in various films, including the 1987 action crime comedy “Rent-a-Cop”, the 1988 historical sports drama “Eight Men Out” and the 1989 crime thriller drama “Music Box”.

In 1991, he was cast to play Bill Broussard in the historical thriller “JFK”, directed by Oliver Stone and based on the book “On the Trail of the Assassins” by Jim Garrison, and which starred Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman. The movie follows the district attorney Jim Garrison who’s investigating the assassination of Kennedy, and it won 21 award, including two Oscars for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing.

Some of Michael’s other notable performances in the ‘90s were in the 1993 biographical action movie “Tombstone”, the 1996 thriller film “The Trigger Effect”, and the 1998 crime thriller “Brown’s Requiem”.

What marked the 2000s for Michael was perhaps his portrayal of William Rice in the hit science fiction adventure “Jumper”, directed by Doug Liman, and which starred Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Bell. It follows a teenager who has just learned that he can teleport, but has found himself in the middle of a war which his ancestors have been fighting for millennia; the movie won two of the seven awards for which it was nominated.


Michael was then invited to play supporting characters in a couple of critically acclaimed movies, such as the 2010 crime thriller drama “Freeway Killer”, the 2016 horror thriller “The Belko Experiment” and the 2017 action adventure comedy “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”.

He’s currently shooting for six upcoming movies, including “Corrective Measures”, “White Elephant”, and “The President Is Missing”.

For his acting skills, Michael has won five of the 12 awards for which he’s been nominated.

He has been practicing martial arts since a very early age, and still today practices the Kyokushin karate style.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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