Anna Strout is the wife of the Now You See Me actor Jesse Eisenberg. Strout and Eisenberg have been together since the early 2000s and the couple is parents to a son.
Strout is an activist who works in raising awareness for the victims of domestic violence. She has also had a few credits in the movies.
Jesse’s partner is good when it comes to fundraising and community engagement. She is associated with one of the most reputed non-profit organizations in the United States. Get to know more about her life; in and out of her husband’s spotlight, who was she before being the girlfriend of Jesse Eisenberg, how did she meet him, and more.
Anna Strout Mother Was A Notable Activist
Eisenberg’s wife, Anna Strout was born around the year, 1983. She is a native of Indiana. Anna has a brother named Anthony Arnove.
Anna’s late father, documentary filmmaker Ben Strout is from Bloomington and Carmel.
Strout’s late mother, Toby Strout, who passed away in 2017, was the executive director of the shelter, The Middle Way House.
The organization is one of six national model domestic violence shelters in the United States. It includes childcare programs, support groups, legal advocacy groups, and a transitional housing unit.
Anna Strout Mother Helped Numerous Women
For her contributions through Middle Way House, Anna’s mother won the National Historic Preservation award for transforming an old Coca-Cola bottling plant into an emergency shelter, permanent housing, and administrative building called New Wings.
What’s more, after her mother’s demise, the community of Washington named one of its streets in honor of her name.
Anna’s mother also helped create The RISE!. It is a transitional housing program that provides affordable housing for low-income and homeless families, who have breadwinners as women who have experienced life-threatening violence.
Her mother additionally empowered and challenged others through personal conversations, and public speaking.
She Followed In Her Mother’s Footsteps
Anna’s mother, Toby Strout started working for the Middle Way House in 1984. She served myriad survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
She would often bring Anna to marches, rallies, community meetings, and city hall press conferences. While doing so her daughter would see firsthand how her mother advocated for services for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.
And after her mother’s death, Anna continued to work for the Middle Way House as a volunteer and fundraiser.
As for the present, Anna continues to work at different nonprofits and teaches in New York City at a nonprofit. The Midwesterner also works with 100 underserved schools in arts education.
Much like her mother, Eisenberg’s spouse is an activist for the rights of women. She, likewise, volunteers with Middle Way House and helped organize the campaign.
Anna, a 2000 graduate of Indiana University is also the director of special projects and events for New York-based non-profit Urban Arts Partnership.
She is also a producer of Voices of a People’s History.
Anna Strout Also Worked For Some Movies And Documentaries
In the 2000s, Eisenberg’s partner was also in the entertainment industry working professionally for a few or two projects.
Initially, she was with the 24 Hour Plays off-Broadway for several years.
IMDB states she first stepped into the show biz by becoming a set production assistant for the 2001 film, Don’t Say A Word. She then had a cameo in Michael Hoffman’s directorial, The Emperor’s Club (2002).
After that, Strout served as a talent coordinator in the TV movie documentary, Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia.
She additionally was an assistant business manager in another tv movie documentary, Digital Man/Digital World.
Her late credit in the media was an associate producer in director, Eliot Montague’s short supernatural mystery film, Light On A Path, Follow (2019).
Anna’s Relationship With Her Husband Jesse Eisenberg
Strout married actor Eisenberg in 2017. Together they are parents to a son, Banner.
The Rodger Dodger star says his wife, Strout is a good cook.
When Did Anna Strout And Jesse Eisenberg Start Dating?
Strout and Eisenberg dated for 10 years, from 2002 to 2012, after meeting on the set of the movie The Emperor’s Club. When they first encountered each other in 2011, the two were in their 20s. They, however, took a break in 2012.
By 2013, Anna and Jesse had separated, and the latter after some time went on to date his The Double co-star, Mia Wasikowska.
Although the media spotted the co-stars quite often in cafes and airports, the two never confirmed their relationship. Wasikowska and the Social Network eventually split around 2014.
They Married In 2017
After his alleged fling with the Australian actress cooled down, Jesse reunited with Strout in December 2015.
Following that they rekindled their relationship though in secret. Shortly after, however, the New Yorker traveled to London to perform in the West End show The Spoils.
Anna Strout and Eisenberg’s relationship was out in the open after their picture taken at a basketball was made public in January 2016.
The same year in October, the news broke out stating they were expecting. And in April 2017 they welcomed their first child, a son who they named Banner. Shortly after having the baby, the couple married each other though they are yet to talk about their wedding specifics.
Due to each of their jobs that needed them to travel for most time of the year their infant son spent the first few years of his life traveling.
The duo with their son split their time in Los Angeles and New York City.
Anna Strout And Her Partner Works Together To Help Women Of Domestic Violence
During the off days, Strout and her husband are volunteering at a domestic violence shelter that Anna’s late mother ran for more than three decades.
She and her spouse coordinate donations from local businesses.
During the pandemic, they also did some more unusual fundraising efforts, like a community program to buy 400 ferns. They, in addition, work to support the greenhouse in town.
The couple also goes and tries to build a campaign to encourage people to look out for their local domestic violence shelters.
Through her husband, Anna Strout is also friends with actress, Amy Schumer.
Anna’s Husband Explained Why He Fell For Her
Though he’s been excellently private about his off-screen life, he once revealed how he has always seen something incredibly special in his longtime partner, Strout.
In an interview with Seventeen magazine in 2011, not only did the Adventureland star admit she was the only girl he’d ever been on a date with, but he also revealed what he loved about her.
“I find people who want to help other people to be the most interesting,”
said the Academy nominee.
Eisenberg also explained how the selfish nature of his job requires him to himself with people who are actually helping people throughout their day. And Strout was a perfect partner for those.
Her Husband’s A Millionaire
Although Strout’s husband hasn’t had that many commercially astounding movies, Eisenberg is an actor whose paychecks are by no means below average.
In any case, among the many other reasons, Eisenberg could hardly be in it for monetary benefits as such the Zombieland star spent half of the year in activism and raising awareness.
Anna’s husband nonetheless is still a celebrity whose net worth is easily in eight figures.
For the pandemic 2020, Strout and her actor husband along with their then-3-year-old son, piled into an RV for an impromptu road trip.