Atsuko Remar: Personal & Professional Life Of James Remar’s Wife

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Atsuko Remar: Personal & Professional Life Of James Remar’s Wife
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Atsuko Remar is the wife of actor, James Remar. Atsuko’s husband, James is famous for his role as Richard Wright and Harry Morgan in shows, Sex and the City and Dexter respectively. They have been together since the ’80s while becoming parents of two children in between.

Many have seen James in countless movies, mainly playing a baddie, though most people may not actually know his name, just the face. Conversely, off-the-camera, he has been committed to a single woman and is quite strongly a family man.

While people know a thing or two about the actors, here are some details letting it all out about the personal life of his wife, Atsuko Remar.

James Remar’s Wife, Atsuko Remar Is A Japanese 

Atsuko Remar is a Japanese. Although not confirmed, some say she was born in the early or mid-’50s. Her name means child of profound emotions. There, however, isn’t much to tell about the wife of the Dexter actor. Some believe it’s her Japanese nature that Atsuko doesn’t care about living a celebrity life much less giving interviews or attending as many red carpets.

James Remar's wife, Atsuko Remar is not apparent on social media. Additionally, not much about her early life is known. She is very much assumed to be in her late '60s.
James Remar’s wife, Atsuko Remar is Japanese. Although not confirmed, some suggest she was born in the early or mid-’50s. Her name means child of profound emotions. Source: M Von Holden

What adds more to the mystery is that she is not very apparent on networking sites either. Additionally, the facts that would have revealed about her lineage are also in the middle of nowhere. She nonetheless is very much assumed to be in her late ’60s.

She Has Been Married To James For More Than 30 Years 

Atsuko and her actor husband, James married in 1984 and so far have managed to survive the Hollywood curse of divorces. The couple has been married for over 30 years. The Warriors star, however, has kept the details of his longtime partner extremely under wraps.

Together, Atsuko and her actor husband share two children, son Jason, and daughter Lisa.

Atsuko Remar’s Son Is Also An Actor

Remar’s son, Jason followed in his father’s footsteps. He played in TV series like Magnum I.P. and Wilfred. Jason first got his break via playing the character of a policeman in an action crime thriller, Gun (2010).

Atsuko Remar and James Remar's son, Jason Remar appeared in FX's sitcom, Wilfred as Grocery Clerk in an episode titled, Intuition (2013).
Atsuko Remar’s son, Jason Remar is known for his appearances in TV series like Magnum I.P. and Wilfred. Source: Facebook

He then appeared in FX’s sitcom, Wilfred as Grocery Clerk in an episode titled, Intuition (2013). In 2017, he portrayed the character of Nakamon in an action movie, High and Low: The Movie 2 -End Of Sky (2017).

Her Daughter Is A Singer

Atsuko and James’ daughter, Lisa is a singer and performs under the stage name Nana Felix. While talking about her father, The Warriors, the artist daughter of James stated her actor father is very different in real life from the characters that he usually plays.

Atsuko Remar's daughter, Lisa Remar launched her EP called “Splendor” in July 2015.
Atsuko and James’ daughter, Lisa Remar is a singer and performs under the stage name Nana Felix. She once said her actor father is very different in real life from the characters that he usually plays. Source: Getty

She claimed she has a rather really sweet dad in real life and to her, it has been funny to see how different he is from many of the characters that he portrays.

Atsuko’s daughter launched her EP called “Splendor” in July 2015.

Are Atsuko Remar And Her Actor Husband Still Married?

Given the utmost covert personal life of James and his wife, Atsuko, it’s understandable why people often asked if the Remar couple are still together. It’s true the Japanese American couple does not make as many public appearances or talk much about their off-the-screen life. There, however, haven’t been that many confirmations stating the old-time couple has separated or otherwise.

Atsuko still is pretty much speculated to be the wife of the Sex and the City star.

Why Her Husband, James Remar Wasn’t Invited To Dexter Revival

Atsuko’s husband, James Remar was an integral part of the Showtime crime thriller series, Dexter starring Michael C. Hall. And it was natural for the series fans to show their state of shock when they heard James Remar wasn’t going to be in Dexter’s revival. In the revival, Jennifer Carpenter replaced Atsuko’s spouse’s character and hence the actress will now be the voice inside of Dexter’s head.

Consequently, many series viewers went in awe all asking why Remar didn’t make it in the comeback. Then in Nov 2021, showrunner Clyde Phillips offered up an answer in an interview.

As it turns out James, not in the revival is simply the writer wanting to try something new. Phillip said he and the other writers weren’t going to do the same thing with James. He added they had a great opportunity to do it with Carpenter’s character, Debra Morgan.

Phillip further explained how Harry was more of a, no pun intended, father figure while Debra plays Dexter’s doubt. He said with her character Dexter gets a great sense of comfort to argue instead of just committing to the voice inside his head. Phillip stated Deb’s loathness toward Dexter’s killing is something that brings what is the right thing in the story.

The showrunner reasoned “maybe having her in his ear is exactly what he needs to keep him on a better path.”

What Character Did Atsuko Remar’s Husband Play In Dexter

Atsuko’s longtime partner, James Remar starred on Dexter as the titular character’s father Harry Morgan. He taught his son, Dexter the code under which he would only kill other criminals. Later, James’ character became his son’s conscience. Remar appeared in all eight seasons of Dexter. The series had its finale in 2013 with the character faking his death and fleeing Miami for the wilderness.

Why Was Her Husband Fired From James Cameron’s Aliens (1986)

What many do not know is that Atsuko’s spouse was in director, James Cameron’s 1986 blockbuster film, Aliens starring Sigourney Weaver. He had even played some shots as Corporal Dwayne Hicks. James originally played Hicks and customized his armor with the heart and padlock. The film, however, later fired and replaced him with Michael Biehn.
The studio often said it was due to “artistic differences” between Atsuko’s husband and director James Cameron. But in episode #128 of the ‘Sidebar’ podcast, the Cotton Club star revealed that he was fired from the production because they had found him with drugs.
The father of Atsuko Remar’s children added this was in a period of his life where he said he had developed a terrible drug problem. James still appears in the finished film. He is in a scene where the marines enter the alien nest. From behind, the actor is wearing the same armor as Michael Biehn. The back scene makes it’s impossible to tell the difference between the two actors.

Is Atsuko Remar As Rich As Her Husband, James Remar

Considering the penultimate fact that the Japanese Ameican wife of James Remar is extremely shy when it comes to media, the question, “what is her net worth?” is nothing but an unviable discussion.

Atsuko Remar is extremely private about her personal life. Wherefore, not much about her age, early life is known.
Atsuko Remar has been married to The Warriors actor James Remar since 1984. Together they are parents to two children, Jason and Lisa. Source: Getty

In fact, it’s plausible that talking about her financial details is the last thing Ms. Ramer would let out. That is even if she somehow appears for a once-in-a-lifetime interview.

Accordingly, the disclosure as to what she possesses money-wise is clearly an answer somewhere in the distant future.

Regardless, it is at least possible that she gets to live quite a comfortable life. If nothing at all then she has all the support of her husband who has a net worth of around $5million.


Narayan Shankar, who goes by the name David, is a seasoned writer and editor, who has a passion for covering the entertainment industry. He has years of experience writing content, especially in the entertainment niche. He is currently an editor and writer for along with other websites under our organization named Pandora Group of Companies.