Carrie Schenken, Meet Amanda Bearse’s Wife and Their Wedding

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Carrie Schenken, Meet Amanda Bearse’s Wife and Their Wedding
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Carrie Schenken is the wife of the American actress, comedian, and director Amanda Bearse. Her husband is best known for appearing in Married… with Children, Fright Night, Nikki, and others. Amanda has also worked as a TV director in over 90 episodes of comedy series.

Besides, do you know Carrie and Amanda are a lesbian couple? As we all know, the LGBTQ community is still left behind. But, Carrie and her spouse Amanda have been tackling all the ups and downs together that are in their life. Coming up to 2023, it has been over a decade since they are married and their marital relationship is going strong day by day.

Here in this article, let’s know about Carrie’s age, career, net worth, and many more.

How Old Is Carrie Schenken? Info On Her Age, Bio

Carrie is very private when it comes to her personal life. She hasn’t shared any information about her age, birth date, and parents. Apparently, as per some online tabloids, Carrie was born on April 24, 1958, in Florida which makes her 64 years old as of 2023.

Besides, her long-time wife Amanda was born on August 9, 1958, in Winter Park, Florida, USA. The actress graduated from Winter Park High School in 1976 and later moved to Atlanta along with her family. Then, the actress went to study at Rollins College, Young Harris College, and Birmingham Southern College.

Amanda Bearse’s Wife Carrie Schenken Used To Work In The Film Industry

The celebrity spouse Carrie was a camera technician who used to work behind the scenes. On the other hand, her partner Amanda has been in the acting field for over forty years. She made her TV debut by playing the role of Amanda Cousins in the ABC daytime Soap opera All My Children in 1982. The next year, Bearse appeared in the comedy film Protocol in a small role.

She eventually landed a role in the Fox sitcom Married…with Children, which is also known as one of the longest-running sitcoms in Television history. The actress featured in the series from 1987 to 1997.

Carrie Schenken's husuband Amanda Bearse
Amanda Bearse at the Family Equality Council’s Los Angeles Awards dinner, at The Globe Theatre, in Universal City, California.

While Amanda was still a cast member of the show, the actress had already started directing television. From 1991-97, she directed 31 episodes of that sitcom. Similarly, she also has directing credits in the episodes of RebaMad TVNick Freno: Licensed TeacherThe Jamie Foxx Show, and many more.

Besides, Carrie’s wife Bearse partnered with the actress Rosie O’Donnell to produce and direct The Big Gay Sketch Show. The show was first featured on an American basic cable channel Logo TV on April 24, 2007. After working in the film industry for 25 years, in 2020, she made her first film appearance in the German comedy horror, Sky Sharks.

Carrie Schenken & Amanda Bearse Wedding Details: Are They Still Married?

Carrie and her spouse Amanda first met back in 2008. The couple then dated for around two years and decided to walk down the aisle in 2010. Their wedding was held in a very private ceremony in front of their close friends and family. The only person outside their family was Married…with Children co-star Kate Sagal who attended their wedding.

Amanda had a child named Zoe Bearse before she met Carrie. Zoe was born in May 1993. Later, Schenken and her partner Bearse adopted another child. But, the name and the other identification of the child are still far from the prying eyes of the media.

The pair has been in a marital relationship for over a decade and are still going so strong.

Schenken’s Partner Amanda’s Past Affairs

Carrie Schenken’s wife Amanda dated two women before her wedding to Carrie. The actress’ first known relationship was with another actress Sandra Bernhard. They were in a relationship for over two and a half years.

After that, Carrie’s now spouse Bearse started dating the TV ad producer Amy Shomer. In 1993, their relationship was highly publicized for rearing a baby together.

Carrie Schenken's husband Amanda with her ex-partner Sandra
Carrie’s long-time spouse Amanda Bearse (L) and Sandra Bernhard at the 17th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on March 27, 2006, in New York City.

As per the book, Hollywood Lesbians, they first met at a dude ranch in Santa Barbara. Later, they adopted Zoe as their daughter.

Besides, Carrie hasn’t said anything about her previous relationship. Therefore, Amanda might be the first publicly known person with whom she has been in a relationship.

Carrie’s Partner Amanda Was The First Actress To Become A LGBTQ Icon

The actress openly shared that she was a lesbian in 1993. When she made an announcement in Advocate Magazine, it made a series of headlines. Then, she also became the first primetime actress to “come out.”

As per the Washington Independent, Amanda has proudly said that she was a lesbian and wanted to be a good and positive example for younger generations who were struggling to reveal their sexuality.

Carrie Schenken's hubby Amanda was the first person to reveal her sexuality in the public
Amanda Bearse at the Family Equality Council’s Annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner at The Globe Theatre, in Universal City, California.

Amanda said that her daughter Zoe was a major strength for her to come out publically about her sexuality.

She explained,

“I decided that this was too sacred an event in my life, being given the gift to raise this child, so that’s why I made the choice to do it then. And I had the complete support of all the folks at Married … with Children.”

Where Is Carrie Schenken Now?

As per the reports, Carrie, her partner Amanda, and their kids are now living in an apartment, in Seattle. As per sources, it monthly costs $2,310.

Carrie Schenken’s Net Worth

Carrie is estimated to have a total net worth of $500,000 as of 2023. She earned her money as a camera technician. On the other hand, her partner Amanda has a net worth of $12 million. And Bearse has racked all of her fortunes from her successful acting career.


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