Valerie C. Robinson:
• Former model and actress
• Born in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania
• Married to former actor and model Michael Schoeffling
• Retired from acting and modeling to raise her children
• Net worth estimated to be over $500,000
Who is Valerie C. Robinson?
According to some sources, Valerie was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 25 January 1960, however, this birth date hasn’t been confirmed by her, but it is known that she was born in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania USA, thus she holds American nationality, while her ethnicity is White. She’s a former model and actress, but perhaps known best for her marriage with Michael Schoeffling, who is also a former actor and model.
Early life and education
Valerie C. Robinson was raised in Newfoundland, a small village in Wayne County, by her parents, however, there is no information about their names and occupations, and it’s also unknown if she has any siblings.
She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1978, she didn’t enroll at college but launched her modeling and acting career.
After working as a model for some magazines, Valerie was cast to play a minor role in the movie “Having Babies”, which was her acting debut, followed by her appearance in the 1982 movie “One Shoe Makes It Murder”, alongside Robert Mitchum, Mel Ferrer and Angie Dickinson.
In 1984, Valerie made an appearance in the series “Lottery” before she was cast to play a support role in the movie “Over the Brooklyn Bridge”, starring Elliott Gould, Sid Caesar and Margaux Hemingway, and after that, she portrayed First Female in “Patty Hearst”, a biographical drama based on the novel “Every Secret Thing” by Patricia Hearst and Alvin Moscow, which was her last role before she retired from acting.
Love life and marriage with Michael Schoeffling
Since they both worked in the fashion and film industry, it’s assumed that Valerie and Michael met on set, or at some parties during the early ’80s – some rumors were saying that they met on the shooting for GQ magazine, but they haven’t confirmed this. The two were secretly dating for a few years before they tied the knot in 1987, in a private wedding ceremony.
Soon after the wedding, they welcomed their first child, son Zane and later they celebrated the birth of their daughter Scarlet; the exact birth dates of their children are unrevealed, however, it’s known that Scarlet followed her parent’s steps, and is now a renowned model, signed to One Management Modeling agency in New York City, and to La Models Direct agency in Los Angeles, California.
Since retiring from acting and modeling, Valerie has devoted herself to raising her children and supporting her husband’s business, in which she helps him nowadays. The couple is still together, living their lives away from the media’s attention, in Michael’s hometown in Pennsylvania.
Age, height, and net worth
Valerie is 61-years-old, with brown hair and hazel eyes; she weighs around 143lbs (65kgs) and is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, with vital statistics of 33-24-35.
As of January 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.
Who is her husband, Michael Schoeffling?
Michael Earl Schoeffling was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 10 December 1960, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is of part-German descent.
He’s a former actor with more than 10 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Jake in the 1984 movie “Sixteen Candles”.
He was raised in South Jersey where his family moved after his birth, and he had two brothers; when he was in a high school and at college he was a wrestler, and even won a gold medal for the US as a member of the National Wrestling Team, in Munich, Germany, at the European Championships in 1978.
Michael attended Cherokee High School in New Jersey, and upon matriculating in 1978, he enrolled at Temple University, Philadelphia, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, in 1982.
After graduation, he traveled around Europe, and then moved to New York City, where he launched his modeling career working for GQ magazine – his acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan were paid for by photographer Bruce Weber.
Michael made his acting debut in 1984, in the movie “Racing with the Moon”, although his role was uncredited; in the same year, he was cast to play Jake in “Sixteen Candles” acting alongside Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry and Anthony Michael Hall in this romantic comedy, written and directed by John Hughes.
In the following years, he was cast to play Kuch in “Vision Quest”, Matt in “Sylvester”, and Hypolite Leger in “Belizaire the Cajun”, before he portrayed Corey Burck in “Let’s Get Harry”, starring alongside Fidel Abrego and Thomas F. Wilson in this action adventure from 1986.
Michael made his first appearance on television portraying Lance in an episode of the series “The Hitchhiker”, followed by his role as Jan in “Slaves of New York” in 1989, and he then played Michael in “Longtime Companion” an Oscar-nominated romantic drama, starring Stephen Caffrey, Brian Cousins and Patrick Cassidy; the movie had 12 award nominations, including one for the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and won six.
In 1990, Michael was cast to play Joe in “Mermaids”, a romantic comedy drama, starring Cher, Winona Ryder and Bob Hoskins, which was based on the novel of the same title by Patty Dann.
His last role before he retired from acting was in the 1991 movie “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken”, portraying Al Carver starring alongside Cliff Robertson and Gabriele Anwar.
After he retired, people were asking why he did that since he was one of the rising stars in the late ’80s – he said that he didn’t like the roles that were offered to him, and he also stated: ‘Actors spend most of their time out of work, so I actually spend more time making furniture.
The thing about furniture that’s much better than acting is that it’s just me. There’s no director, no script – the concept is me, unless a client wants something.’
It was clear that he enjoys his role as the owner of the woodworking shop, where he hand-makes furniture, however, this once ‘heart-breaker’ wasn’t forgotten, as in 2005 the Teen Magazine ranked him in 22nd place on the list of ‘Biggest Hunks of the 1980s’.
As of January 2022, Michael and his wife enjoy their retirement days, away from the public eye, making furniture for their clients; his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.