David Mars is the husband of Patina Miller, an actress, and singer best known for West End. Mars and Miller have been together since the early 2010s and the two also share a daughter in between. Professionally, he is a venture capitalist, businessman, entrepreneur, co-founder & director of Windstream Energy, a commercial wind farm developer.
Keep scrolling to know more about Miller’s husband, David Mars, including his family, financial standings, his life outside his work, and more.
- David Mars is the husband of the famous actress Patina Miller. Besides, he is a businessman and venture capitalist.
- Mars and his wife, Miller are parents to a daughter, Emerson Harper Mars. The couple welcomed their first child on August 9, 2017, in New York City.
- Before Miller, Mars was married to someone else; though it is unclear who this ex-wife of his is.
David Mars Is From A Military Family7
Mars was born in 1975 in Holmdel, New Jersey. He reportedly is from a military family; his father served in the military. Mars went to Holmdel High School.
David, who is 48 years old, is a graduate of Boston University, magna cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Venture Capital.
Patina Miller’s Husband, David Mars Is A Venture Capitalist At Several Business Organizations
David is a partner of White Owl Capital Partners LLC and is responsible for investing in early-stage companies in the energy and technology industries. He reportedly joined White Owl in 2007. Before that, Mars was the Director of Strategy & Business Development at IDT Telecom.
In this role, Mars was responsible for all product management, market expansion, and strategic partnerships and helped grow the division to over $200 million in revenue.
Is a Founding Member of Steamtunnels, Inc.
Before working at IDT, David was one of the founders of Steamtunnels, Inc., a venture-backed national collegiate magazine and integrated marketing company. Steamtunnels had over 2.1 million readers. It additionally was the largest magazine in the history of the college market.
David has also worked as an analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers. As of recent, Mars reportedly serves as a director of OfficeDrop, Mass Appeal Media Inc., Vesta Inc., Windstream Energy LLC, and OpenPay Ltd.
In the meantime, he is also Co-President of the Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and on the board of the non-profit Global Potential.
David And Patina Miller Initially Connected Through An Online Dating App
David and his wife Miller first met through an online dating app called eHarmony. Before considering using a dating app, Miller reportedly stayed out of the dating game for a long time. As a matter of fact, Miller joined the application on the advice of her fellow Sister Act co-star, Victoria Clark.
Coincidentally, at the same time that Mr. Mars was also considering membership. Mars talked about him joining the dating app saying,
“A guy at one of my portfolio companies suggested that I should go on all these dating sites.”
Mr. Mars joined eHarmony too and eventually found Ms. Miller’s profile. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay actress’ account included a simple photograph that showed her wearing no makeup and which described her, somewhat modestly, as an entertainer.
Mars and Miller exchanged online messages and prepared for their first date, on Aug. 2, 2011, at the Morrell Wine Bar and Café in Rockefeller Center.
Mars Didn’t Know His Future Spouse Patina Miller Was A Theater Actress
David later revealed when he was meeting Miller for the first time, he was not quite sure what he was in for. He said Miller hadn’t told him what she did for a living, other than she was a singer. She reportedly had only told him that she worked at night, so they’d got to meet during the day.
On their first date, Miller showed up wearing one long feather earring and a hat to which Mars wondered if she was a rock star. Miller says she had walked into the wine bar and was sweating profusely, wearing a single earring and carrying a three-month-old Labrador retriever puppy.
After the date, Mars walked back to her work and it was the time David knew who she really was. Mars found out about her when the CBS Madam Secretary actress pointed him to a yellow cab with the Sister Act poster on it. Afterward, David saw Miller perform in “Sister Act” and after that, the couple became inseparable, living together and going on vacations.
Within months they moved in together. The couple says they knew their alignment, in terms of their moral compass, was the same. Meanwhile, Miller said she knew David Mars was the One almost immediately. In her words, “It was on our first date. I felt like I could really be myself with him.”
David Mars Talked Miller Into Audition For The Role In Pippin
Miller had a crucial role in Miller taking part in the play Pippin. What happened was Miller had an audition for “Pippin” but was unsure whether she wanted to proceed. David, her then-boyfriend, then told her about his dream which had this very vivid scenario that Miller was at the Tony Awards, and she was accepting her Tony for “Pippin.”
Further reporting his dream to his then-girlfriend, David said,
“And you’re thanking me as your fiancé.’ ”
Mars emphasized he was not trying to put any pressure on her or himself regarding their relationship. But, he told her she should really audition for the part. Miller went through an audition and ultimately got the role of the worldly and seductive Leading Player of “Pippin.”
David Mars And Patina Miller’s Engagement
David decided to ask Miller to marry him after two years of dating right after she landed the role of Leading Player of “Pippin.” It was on April 25, 2013, at the opening night party for the “Pippin” revival. Mars waited until he thought the party had largely cleared out before asking the Raising Kanan actress.
David told the NY Times in 2014 that night there was nobody else there — it was just him and his then-girlfriend. However, not long after, there were 200 people on top of them.
Mars nonetheless proposed backstage after the show. He got down on one knee within the circle of Miller’s castmates and friends. The moment where David proposed Miller has also made its way to YouTube and become something of an Internet classic within theater circles.
David and Patina Miller Married On Long Island
David and Miller got married on June 14, 2014, at the Foundry in Long Island City, Queens. The guests included Ms. Clark; Jonathan Groff (who starred with Ms. Miller in “Hair”); the “Sister Act” director Jerry Zaks; Charles Randolph-Wright, the director of “Motown the Musical”; and Billy Porter, a Tony winner for “Kinky Boots.”
Ms. Miller’s mother, Robin Burch, served as the officiant; she at the time, was also an associate minister at Crawford Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. As husband and wife, the pair have welcomed a child together. They gave birth to their daughter, Emerson Harper Mars on August 9, 2017.
What Are The Net Worths Of David Mars And Patina Miller?
Both Miller and her husband, Mars have millions of dollars in net worth. As a venture capitalist of multiple firms, David supposedly has made millions of dollars from his firm.
David Mars Likes To Talk Geo-Political Issues On Instagram
Miller’s husband, Mars is quite active and vocal on socials, especially on Instagram. His most recent posts include his thoughts on Uvalde, Texas elementary shootings where an 18 years old boy killed about 19 school kids and two teachers.
He has also spoken against Russia for its unprovoked attack on Ukraine and its people. In the meantime, Mars can also be seen giving shutouts to his wife for her screen achievements and all.