Alexis Knief is an American celebrity, but probably better known for being the wife of the famous actor Timothy Olyphant. This biography reveals everything you need to know about the celebrity wife, her career, and her family life. Stay with us.
Early Life, Family, Educational Background
Alexis Knief was born on 1 January 1970 under the zodiac sign of Capricorn, in South Carolina, USA. She’s of White Caucasian ethnicity and holds American nationality. Nothing is known of Alexis’ early life or family, except that she obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, where she met Timothy, her would-be husband.
Alexis Knief only came into the spotlight because of her marriage to the famous actor Timothy Olyphant.
She wants nothing to do with fame and, for this reason stays away from social media and interviews. Alexis has kept her career a secret for over 30 years, but we know that she’s also the homemaker of the Olyphant household.
Personal Life, Husband, and Children
Alexis married Timothy Olyphant in July 1991, when she was 21 years old. After eight years of marriage, they welcomed their first child, Grace Katherine Olyphant, on 20 June 1999. Then, their second child (and first son), Henry Olyphant, followed in 2001, and Alexis gave birth to her last child, Vivian Olyphant, in 2003.
Like many other celebrity marriages, the Olyphants’ haven’t been spared from rumors of divorce – Timothy was once spotted wearing his wedding ring on his right hand instead of the traditional left, and tongues started wagging.
However, the actor quelled the rumors by stating that he simply prefers to wear his wedding band on the right hand. This tiny hurdle aside, Alexis and Timothy’s marriage has been void of scandals.
The American socialite currently lives with her family in Westwood, Los Angeles.
Appearance, Clothing Style
Alexis Knief is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall and weighs about 120lbs (55kgs). Her body measurements are 34- 24- 37 inches. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes. She has a slender stature that makes her look great in any outfit.
Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Interesting Facts
- Alexis and her husband are animal lovers.
- They also contribute to charitable causes.
- Alexis practices yoga regularly.
- Alexis Knief and her husband are both inactive on social media.
Net Worth and Salary
As of late-2021, Alexis Knief’s net worth is valued at $1 million, while her husband is 20 times richer reputedly worth over $20 million. The couple owns their Westwood home in Los Angeles, and other properties around the US.
Who is Timothy Olyphant?
Timothy Olyphant is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Seth Bullock in “Deadwood.”
On 20 May 1968, he was born under the Taurus zodiac sign in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, to John Vernon Olyphant and Katherine Gideon. Although he holds American nationality, Timothy is a mix of various ethnicities, including English, German, Scottish and Jewish.
Timothy’s parents raised him and his brothers (Andy and Matt Olyphant) in Modesto, California where they lived until college. Timothy matriculated from the Fred C. Beyer high school, where he took part in competitive swimming. Subsequently, he landed a full-ride athletic scholarship to the University of South Carolina majoring in Fine Arts, and where he joined the swim team.
He obtained his BFA in 1990, and then married his college sweetheart, Alexis Knief. The couple moved to New York, where Timothy dabbled in stand-up comedy. Ever the forward thinker, Timothy decided that a career in acting would be sustainable, so then met with an agent, who initially helped him land auditions for commercials.
Struggling for a few months, Timothy took acting classes at U.C Irvine and completed a two-year course under the veteran acting tutor, William Esper. Timothy subsequently made his acting debut in an off-Broadway production of “The Monogamist” (1995), which earned him a Theatre World Award. The following year he played David Sedaris in Atlantic Theater’s “The Santaland Diaries”.
Timothy also made his film debut in 1996, playing Brett Artounian in “The First Wives Club”, and the same year made his television debut in the pilot episode of “Mr. & Mrs Scooby”.
In the early years of his career, Timothy was cast in supporting roles in films and shows including, “Scream 2” and “High Incident” both in 1997, and “Go” in 1999, among several others.
Olyphant got his big break when he played Sheriff Seth Bullock in HBO’s Western television series “Deadwood”, from 2004 through 2006. Many years after the show’s end, Timothy remarked that “Deadwood” ‘almost has done more for me since we wrapped than while it was on. I’m much better at my job now because of the things I learned while doing it.’
In 2007, Timothy starred opposite Jennifer Garner in the romantic comedy “Catch and Release”, Susannah Grant’s directorial debut.
Then in 2009 he took on two major roles, playing Nick Bennett in “The Perfect Getaway” and Dick in “High Life”.
Through 2009 and 2010, the actor played a supporting role as Wes Krulik in the legal thriller “Damages.” Then, he appeared as Raylan Givens, Deputy US Marshal in “Justified” (2010- 2015), also working as executive producer of the show. In 2011, Timothy won a Satellite Award for ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series.’
In 2016, Olyphant played Henry, Sandy’s ex-husband opposite Jennifer Aniston in “Mother’s Day”, and subsequently acting as a CIA agent (Geneva) in Oliver Stone’s biographical thriller, “Snowden.”
Timothy Olyphant landed a lead role in the Netflix horror-comedy series “Santa Clarita Diet,” playing Joel Hammond opposite Drew Barrymore and Skyler Gisondo, while also serving as the show’s executive director.
Other films and TV shows in which Timothy has appeared recently are: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Deadwood: The Movie” both in 2019, and “Fargo” in 2020.
The actor has been married to his heartthrob Alexis Knief for over 30 years, and they have three children together. In an interview with Women’s Health Magazine, the actor shared that the secret to a lasting marriage is ‘being with the right person, and readiness to put in the work, day in, day out.’