Krista Neumann

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The name Krista Neumann rings a bell to all those who know Scott Bakula. Yes, she is the former wife of the handsome actor. The former flames married sometimes in the 1980s and by the 90s went their separate ways.

Meanwhile, Krista shares two children with her ex-husband. They have one daughter Chelsy Bakula and one adopted son named Cody Bakula. Both of their kids are all grown-up now. However, neither of them walked on their old man’s footstep.

Aside from their two kids, there’s not much is known about Krista’s current whereabouts. Well, we have all the answers here about Krista Neumann so let’s get right into it!

Krista Neumann is from Chicago

Krista E Neumann was born on 19th October 1949, in Illinois. Her parents brought her up in the city of Chicago. Krista belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity and has German and Danish ancestry. As she isn’t as famous as her former husband Scott, there’s not much info about her siblings. She came to media prominence only after marrying the actor.

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Krista during her younger days.

Now talking about her formal education, she studied at the Luther High School North located in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago. The high ceased from operation since 2017.

Krista graduated college with a degree in Theatre

Since her late teens, Neumann has always wanted to act on stage shows. In order to fulfill her dream, she joined the Speech and Theatre Bachelor’s program at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Krista jumped straight into theatre and became a prominent face.

Krista Neumann is a famous theatre artist

Krista is a professional theatre artist and an instructor. She has so far worked in several states across the US including Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

So far, her most famous theatre credits include Canterbury Tales, South Pacific, A Little Night Music, Death of a Salesman, August Osage County.

In addition to her work as an actor, Krista has also tried her hand in directing. As of now, she has worked as a director for ICCT, City Circle, The Old Creamery, Combined Efforts, Dreamwell, and Young Footliters.

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Krista works in the theatre.

What is Krista Neumann doing nowadays?

Like we mentioned, that leading up to now Krista has been solely focused on the theatre. From working as an actor to director to an instructor, she has made theatre her life.

As for what is she doing these days, for the last couple of years, Krista has been working as an instructor at The Corridor’s Broadway Bootcamp. She is based in Iowa City, Iowa. She lives alongside her pet cat and is enjoying life.

Krista Neumann is famous for her marriage with Scott Bakula

Although she is quite famous in the theatre world, Krista gained major fame after marrying actor Scott Bakula. The handsome actor and the beautiful theatrical actress initially met in the late 1970s.

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Scott with his ex-wife, Krista.

The pair exchanged vows in 1981 in a small ceremony. At the time of their marriage, Scott was an up-and-coming actor while his wife had already begun her career in theatre. When the two were married, they were considered one of the most followed couples around. And why wouldn’t they? After all, Scott was one of the leading actors around.

Krista became a mother of two beautiful children

From their marriage, the former pair share two kids. They welcomed their first and only biological child, a daughter named Chelsy on February 22nd, 1984. Several years after the birth of their first kid, they adopted a baby boy whom they named Cody. He was born in 1991.

Now talking about their kids’ professional life, well, Chelsy did follow in her dad’s footsteps for a short while. She appeared in a handful of episodes of Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise. But she later took a permanent break from showbiz. On the other hand, Krista’s adopted son Cody also didn’t become an actor. As of now, he works in the sales department at Lucy Zahran & Co.

Krista and Scott divorced in 1995

Around a decade after they tied the knot, the lovebirds decided to call it quits. Their divorce was finalized in the year 1995. When they got separated the reason behind their relationship’s fallout wasn’t out. However, sometimes after Scott revealed the reason why.

In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, he mentioned that it was due to this work commitment that his marriage with Krista fell out. In the interview, he mentioned how he hardly ever came home whilst shooting for the show, Quantum Leap.

He further stated, “It took me a long time to work out my feelings about our relationship.” Moreover, Scott also admitted that to this day he regrets not being available during his daughter Chelsy’s ‘formative years.’

Nevertheless, Scott learned from his past mistakes and when he married his second wife, Chelsea Field, he made a vow to never miss anything. In the same interview, he maintained, “I had it put in my contract that I would be done every Wednesday at 6 so I could be home for dinner.”

Although Krista had to suffer a major setback due to Scott’s unavailability during their marriage, she did make him realize his shortcomings.

How much is Krista Neumann net worth?

Whenever there’s a big celebrity divorce in the picture, people automatically assume there’s a lot of money involved. When Scott and Krista divorced, Scott had become a superstar. From his role of Sam Beckett, he earned numerous accolades and also a lot of money.

As of now, Scott’s net worth is around $15 million so it is safe to say he gave Krista a settlement amounting to millions of dollars. Whatever the amount may be, we can assume Krista is enjoying a peaceful life without worrying about money.


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