Who Is Lisa Ann Russell? Is She Still Married To Jeff Probst? Insight Into Her Life

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Who Is Lisa Ann Russell? Is She Still Married To Jeff Probst? Insight Into Her Life

Lisa Ann Russell is an American actress who is famous for her role in Twisted Love and Kounterfeit. Further, she is a former model who started her modeling career with Revlon. More than her acting career, she is constantly in the limelight for being the spouse wife of Jeff Probst, a Survivor host.

Besides, Russell had been in a marital relationship with Saved By Bell actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar who is widely known for his role as Paul Johnson in the series Mixed-ish, and detective John Clark Jr. in NYPD Blue. Well, because of her marital relationship with such a renowned man in the American entertainment industry, her private life is always the subject of curiosity to the people.

So, we are here to address your curiosity regarding her relationship with her husband, Jeff, her wedding to her ex-spouse Mark-Paul Gosselaar along with her career, children, net worth, and many more. Here, We Go.

Lisa Ann Russell Is In Her 50s: Her Birth Details And Early Life

She was born on March 21, 1972, in Sterling, Illinois, United States. As of 2022, Lisa is 50 years of age. Though she was born in Illinois, her family moved to Michigan, Chicago, where she spent most of her early life. After that, she along with her family again shifted to California where she did her college.

As per her ethnical background, she is of mixed ethnicity ( French and Italian) and is an American citizen. Apart from these, Lisa has not revealed her personal info regarding her parents and siblings as she prefers to live a private life.

Lisa Ann Russell’s Started As A Model Before Becoming An Actress

She began her career professionally as a model after she moved to California. She became a model for Revlon, a cosmetic company. Later, she made a guest appearance in the American television sitcom Saved by the Bell: The College Years in 1993.

Lisa Ann Russell is a former model
Lisa Ann Russell is an actress

Following her first small roles in TV series, she started getting more roles to act in the projects like Twisted Love (1995), Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights (1998), A.P.E.X. (1994), and others. Russell has also hosted several shows one being alongside her husband in his show named Jeff Probst Show.

Lisa Ann Russell Is Married To The Survivor Host Jeff Probst

The Illinois-born actress Lisa is happily in a marital relationship with an American reality show host Jeff Probst. The wife and husband tied the knot on December 5, 2011, in an intimate ceremony at their own residence in Los Angeles, California. At the time of their wedding, Lisa was 40 and Jeff was in his 50s.

The duo, for the first time, met each other at the annual Christmas party organized by Mark Burnett, a Survivor producer. Then on, they started seeing each other which took way to a lifetime commitment. Up to the present time, both the individuals are on good terms with each other as there is no news of their separation and internal feud.

Just for a fact, her husband, Jeff was also previously married to Psychotherapist Shelly Wright. The couple tied the knot in 1996 and separated in 2001.

So, who is her husband Jeff Probst? Go through his short Bio…

Lisa’s Husband, Jeff Probst Is Emmy Award-Winning Host

Jeff was born on November 4, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas, US. After he did graduation from Seattle Pacific University, he started his career as a producer and narrator of marketing videos at Being Motion Picture/Television. Further, he rose as a host and hosted several shows like FX’s original half-hour show, VH1 series Rock & Roll Jeopardy!, and many more.

But Probst gained more recognition after he hosted the American version of the international TV franchise reality show Survivor which premiered on 2000 on CBS. For this franchise show, he is rewarded with the Primetime Emmy Award four times. Further, he also hosted The Jeff Probst Show and has worked as a director, producer, and writer in movies like Kiss Me and Finder’s Fee.

Allegations On Lisa Regarding Jeff’s Job On Survivor

Once, there was news that Lisa wanted her husband to leave the franchise reality show Survivor, where he was working as a host. As per the article on Radar online, the actress was hoping for more time from her spouse to handle her teenage kids. In this regard, some of the close sources stated,

“Jeff loves his crazy job and the very peaceful home life he goes home to when he’s not shooting, but his wife, Lisa, wants him home permanently,”

Lisa Ann Russell Was Previously Wedded To An Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar

The former model Lisa and her ex-husband, Gosselaar for the first time met on the set of Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993) in which she has a guest spot. And eventually after 3 years, in 1996, an actress shared a vow with an actor.

Lisa Russell married twice
Lisa An Russell’s ex-spouse Mark-Paul Gosselaar

The couple remained in a marital relationship for 14 years and they split in the month of June in 2010. After their separation, her ex-husband filed for a divorce on June 18, 2010, which was finalized in May 2011. Together, the ex-couple had two kids. After their divorce, her former husband remarried an interior designer Catriona McGinn.

Lisa Ann Russell Is A Mother Of Two Children

In her 14 years of marriage with Saved By The Bell actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Lisa gave birth to a son named Michael Charles and a daughter named Ava Lorenn.

Lisa Ann Russell is a mother of 2 children
Lisa Ann Russell with her husband and children

Her son Michael was born on January 31, 2004, and Ava was born in the year 2006. As of 2022, both of her children are adolescents and as a mother, Lisa is raising them alongside her husband Jeff Probst.

Lisa’s Husband, Jeff Is A Step-Dad to Her Kids: How Is Their Relationship?

The Survivor host shares a good bonding with his step-children, Michael and Ava. In an interview with HuffPost in 2013, Jeff talked about his relationship with his step-children and said,

“As weird as it sounds to say, I was dropped into their lives and now I feel like a dad, “It doesn’t feel weird when they call me dad and it doesn’t take away from the fact that they have another dad — their biological dad — but it doesn’t lessen the impact I feel as a dad.”

From his statement, we can say that he has opened his arms to the children of his wife from her previous marriage without any hesitation. For sure, he is a great stepdad.

Is Lisa Ann Russell In Social Networking Sites?

Talking about her social media presence, Lisa doesn’t seem to be on any networking sites neither on Instagram nor on Facebook. On the other hand, her husband Jeff Probst is on Instagram under the username @jeffprobst with 242k followers.

Lisa’s Net Worth

She has been a model in her professional career. Further, the Survivor host’s spouse worked as an actress in several TV series as well. Well, with such accomplishments, she definitely has amassed a decent sum. As of 2022, she has a net worth of $2 million.

Meanwhile, her husband Jeff has an estimated net worth of $50 million.