Who is Anne Wheaton?
Anne L. Prince was born on 8 August 1969, in the United States of America. She is an author, blogger, and online personality, but perhaps better known for being the wife of actor Will Wheaton. Her husband rose to fame in the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as Wesly Crusher, and later became known for his work in promoting geek culture.
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The Riches of Anne Wheaton
As of early-2020, Anne Wheaton’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her collaborations with her husband and children’s book have helped in bringing in wealth.
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She probably benefits from the success of her husband too, who has a net worth estimated to be over $500,000.
Life and Career
Anne grew up mostly away from the spotlight until her marriage to Wil. She was previously in a long-term relationship and had two children from it, which eventually ended. After her marriage, the two children remained close to their stepfather, with one even asking for adoption when he was 19, which Wil accepted.
The first project the couple collaborated on is the independent film called “Neverland”, which was released in 2003 and features a re-telling of the tale of Peter Pan, taking inspiration from the 1904 JM Barrie play and the novel “Peter and Wendy’, which was published in 1911. Afterwards she became a frequent guest in the web series “Tabletop”, which was hosted by her husband. The show was made with the help of actress and businesswoman Felicia Day. The show aired on the YouTube channel Geek and Sundry, featuring various guests, often celebrities, playing popular tabletop games. These ranged from card games, to role-playing games, and Euro board games, more strategically focused board games.
Husband – Wil Wheaton
Wil didn’t have a good childhood as he was abused by his father with his mother being an enabler of that abuse. He did grow close to his two siblings. With his mother being involved in the entertainment industry, he would soon follow the same path, making his entry into acting projects in 1980. One of his first projects was the animated film “The Secret of NIMH”, and he was also cast in a minor role in “The Last Starfighter”, but his part was eventually cut.
In 1986 he began gaining a bit of attention for his work in the film “Stand By Me”, in which he played Gordie Lachance.
The film is an adaptation of the novella called “The Body”, written by Stephen King and published in 1982, which tells the story of four boys who while hiking, discover the body of a boy who’s been missing. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for its screenplay. His biggest role came when he became a part of the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, in which he played the recurring character Wesley Crusher.
Life After Star Trek – Wil Wheaton
After “Star Trek”, Wheaton had significantly lesser roles, though he was diligent in continuing acting work. He appeared in the film “Toy Soldiers”, and then began a foray into independent films.
He made a name for himself for performances in “The Good Things” and “Jane White Is Sick & Twisted”, and then became a regular guest on television shows such as “Numb3rs”, “Criminal Minds”, and the web series “The Guild” which is one of his first collaborations with Felicia Day.
From the third season of “The Big Bang Theory”, he was cast as a recurring character in the show, playing a fictional version of himself. He also became very popular as a voice actor, often working various television shows based on comic book franchises. He narrates various audiobooks too, including “Ready Player One” and “Chronicles of Amber”.
Some of his most popular projects include “Naruto”, “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”, “Teen Titans”, and “Zero Day”. He also did voice acting for video games, including being a consistent voice for various “Grand Theft Auto” games. His voice can often be heard from pedestrians or disc jockeys in the series.
Geek Culture – Wil Wheaton
During the latter part of his career, Wil became more involved in promoting various interests from gaming to comic books, and geek culture in general. He is a big fan of “Dungeons & Dragons”, and has appeared in numerous web shows as a player. He also helped create the show “TableTop” which had millions of views during its run from 2012 to 2017.
He has also expressed his love for poker many times, even regularly playing and holding events, before eventually stopping sometime in the late-2000s.
Like his wife, he is also a writer, and ran a blog that expressed some of his interests. His fame as an actor and passion for geek culture led him to be the guest on many popular websites. He founded an independent publishing company called monolith Press which led to the release of ‘Dancing Barefoot” and “Just a Geek”, detailing his experiences in life. His love for books and writing is what led him to a lot of audiobook projects as a narrator.
Some of his most recent works include “Boneshaker” by Cherie Priest, “The Collapsing” by Tobias Buckell, and “The Consuming Fire” by John Scalzi.
Anne married Wil in 1999, and the family resides in Arcadia, California; they don’t have any children together. They share the same love for geek culture which led them to connect very well in their relationship. Her husband is an atheist, though it is not known if she shares the same beliefs. He is also very active in politics, describing himself as a liberal, and is a known supporter of Barack Obama and previously supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Anne likely shares the same inclinations, though it hasn’t been confirmed.