Who Is Brie Shaffer? Thing To Know About Michael Pena’s Wife

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Who Is Brie Shaffer? Thing To Know About Michael Pena’s Wife
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Brie Shaffer is an American poet, actress, and fine artist. Besides, she is also leading a successful career as a screenwriter for movies and TV series. Besides, her professional accomplishments, Shaffer is also recognized as the wife of American character actor Michael Pena.

While Brie and her husband are leading a beautiful relationship, they also share a kid together. What about her parents? Well, here, we have brought to you every detail about her career, & relationship.

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Brie Shaffer Birth Details, Parents

The beautiful Brie Shaffer was born in the United States to late father Jack Shaffer and mother Shannon Ramsay. Her father originally comes from Chicago, Illinois, and was born on December 28, 1941, to her grandparents Fay and William Shaffer. A graduate of Loras College, Jack had a major in English & Spanish. Unfortunately, her father died on June 24, 2009, in his rural home in Jones County, Iowa.

Talking about her siblings, she has a brother Mark and a sister Caroline. Not much is known about her siblings but they are both married with children and are leading a great life.

Her Parents Beautiful Love Story

Shaffer’s father Jack who was a well-educated individual, shortly after completing his graduation from Loras College, starting traveling across the world. Moving on from one country to another, he lived in Columbia, Japan, and spent quite a while in Los Angeles.

He later moved to Iowa and it was there that he met his wife and Brie’s mother, Shannon Ramsay. After dating a while, the duo built a beautiful home on a bluff overlooking the Wapsipinicon River.

While Jack is no more, he is survived by his wife and kids.

Shaffer Is a Writer, Screenwriter, & Actress As Well

The 48 years old Shaffer leads a successful life as a professional. She is a poet, writer, and actress as well. As per her IMDb profile, she is also a film director and has also directed around three student films.

Apart from this, as an actress, he was a regular cast in a TV-series pilot, which was commissioned by Fox. Well, despite being a successful professional in her field, Brie seems to enjoy a more of a low-profile life.

Brie Shaffer’s Husband Is a Successful Actor

Shaffer’s husband Michael is one of the most successful actors. He is widely recognized for his acting ability and his nuanced portrayal of character roles. He not only appeared in movies but flaunts his talent in TV, music videos, and has also done voice acting in several video games.

Brie Shaffer Married Her Husband Michael Pena In 2006
Brie Shaffer Married Her Husband Michael Pena In 2006

He made his acting debut in 1996, appearing in two back to back roles as Ernesto in My Fellow Americans, and Rabbit in Pacific Blue. Soon after that, he appeared in films like Boogie Boy, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Calcium Kid.

His work was highly appreciated in two Best Picture Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby. For his work in the 2012 film End of Watch, he was even nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.

Apart from all the supporting roles, he has also played title in the 2014 film Cesar Chavez and was the co-lead in the first season of the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico.

Marriage With Michael And Children

Not all relationships stand to the wedding vows. But it looks like, Brie and Michael’s love story is the one made in heaven. The couple married in 2006 and it has been over 14 years and the duo seems as strong as ever in their marital relationship.

Unlike most relationships these days, the duo share great compatibility. In fact, Brie and Michael are together on every occasion, be it the premier of the movie or any special occasion, which pretty much reflect their love for one another.


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Just after their marriage, the newlywed was seen together at the 2006 BAFTA/LA Cunard Brittania Awards that was held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Further, Brie also accompanied Michael, who is a member of Scientology, at the 2007 Church of Scientology summer event on August 4, 2007, in Hollywood, California.

In 2013. the husband and wife were spotted together at the 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, in Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA.

Brie Has a Son With Her Partner, Pena

The actress and screenwriter Brie shares a son with Michael. She gave birth to her first and the only child, a son Roman in September 2008. The family has been leading a great relationship at present.

Brie Shaffer With Her Husband Michael And Son Roman
Brie Shaffer With Her Husband Michael And Son Roman

Further, Michael has also developed a strong connection with his kid and also once shared how the birth of Roman has changed him. Taling to ET’s Hallie Stephens, he stated how he has become more cautious since he now has a kid to look after. He said, (being a father)

It makes you more cautious, Like, even the way that I drive now is a little more cautious

Pena, who was shooting for the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, where he was playing Kiki Camarena, in connection with Kiki who dies leaving behind his three kids, stated,

You get the feeling of potential loss, like you don’t want your kids to grow up without a parent, So, you sort of taking that into consideration whenever you’re close to danger or what not.