• Anna Beth Goodman (nee Hartzog) was born in 1969 in Bogalusa, Louisiana USA and holds American nationality
• She attended the University of New Orleans and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1989
• She married actor John Goodman in 1989 and the couple have a daughter named Molly Evangeline Goodman
• Anna owns a children’s clothing store called Pippen Lane and also owns a clothing brand called Lylian Heirloom
• Her net worth has been estimated at over $4 million, while John’s net worth is over $65 million
Who is Anna Beth Goodman?
Anna Beth Goodman (nee Hartzog) was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana USA in 1969 while she has kept her exact date of birth hidden from the media’s attention – her zodiac sign is said to be Gemini and she holds American nationality. She is a businesswoman who might be known best for being the wife of John Goodman, a famous American actor.
Early life and education
Anna hasn’t shared any details regarding her siblings or parents with the public but it is known that she was raised in Bogalusa in a middle-class family.
She became interested in acting at a very early age as most of her peers dreamed about becoming either actresses or models – Anna went on to test her skills at the school’s drama club but soon found out she wasn’t talented enough for acting.
She attended Bogalusa High School from which she matriculated in 1986 having skipped a year and then enrolled at the University of New Orleans from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1989.
Upon graduation, Anna moved to Los Angeles in California to live with her husband and there started working in the fashion industry – she came back to Louisiana after the birth of her daughter in August 1990 and in New Orleans’ French Quarter opened a children’s clothing store, having done a lot of research, and realising that New Orleans didn’t have a shop that sold European clothes for kids – the store is called Pippen Lane, and today sells other things besides clothes such as toys, gifts and strollers.
In 2011 Anna bought Lylian Heirloom, a clothing brand, and has been working with it to this day. Most recently, Anna created her signature label called “Layette”.
Love life and marriage with John Goodman
Anna and John Goodman met in 1987 – some sources claim it was 1988 – at a Halloween party at which they were introduced by a mutual friend – Anna was attending her second year of studies at the time, while John was shooting for his film “Everybody’s All-American”. They dated for two years before marrying in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family in 1989 and on 31 August 1990, the two welcomed their daughter Molly Evangeline Goodman – the family then moved away from Los Angeles and Hollywood as Anna and John wanted to raise their daughter away from the media’s attention.
According to John, Anna has stayed by his side during the toughest of times, as she helped him fight his alcohol addiction and undergo therapy – she also helped him lose weight as the two worked out together at a gym.
Anna hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated, and as of November 2020, she is married to John Goodman and has a daughter with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Anna was quite sporting during her teenage years, as she played various sports including soccer and also worked out at a gym several times each week – she continued to work out during her 20s but eventually stopped.
Travelling is one of her main hobbies, and Anna has been all around the US, mostly to keep her husband company during his film events, but also for her own career.
She has travelled for pleasure as well, and has been to various European countries such as France, Italy and Greece.
Anna is a lover of animals, with zebras being her favorites, and she supports the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
She is keen on watching movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite movies are “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Bruce Almighty” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”.
Age, height and net worth
Anna is 51 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).
As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $4 million, while John’s net worth is reputedly over $65 million.
Who is John Goodman?
John Stephen Goodman was born in Affton, Missouri USA, on 20 June 1952 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds American nationality. He is perhaps known best for his portrayal of Dan Conner in the comedy series “Roseanne”, created by Roseanne Barr who also starred in the series alongside John and Laurie Metcalf – it follows the lives of an American middle-class family. The show was a hit, winning 49 awards including three Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 113 other awards – for his performance, John won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
He was raised alongside his brother and sister, Leslie and Elisabeth in Affton.
Their father Leslie Francis Goodman worked at a postal office until he died from a heart attack when John was two, and their mother Virginia Roos was a waitress at Jack and Phil’s Bar-B-Que, before working at a retail store and in laundry. John was bullied at school, and found comfort in the Boy Scouts, comic books and radio. He attended Affton High School at which he started acting with the school’s drama club, and also played football. He matriculated in 1970 and then took a one-year break from studying before enrolling at Missouri State University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1975.
He then moved to Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, New York City and worked various jobs including being a bartender and a waiter while winning roles in theatre plays.
He appeared in his first movie “Eddie Macon’s Run” in 1982 and during the next five years mostly acted in theatre plays such as “Big River” for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. One of the roles which helped him become a famous actor he is today was in the 1986 satirical comedy movie “True Stories”. He worked with the Coen Brothers for the first time in 1987 when he starred in their crime comedy film “Raising Arizona” while the following years saw him appear in more of their movies, including “Barton Fink” in 1991, “The Big Lebowski” in 1998 and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” in 2000 – John has also appeared in three Steven Spielberg’s films “Always”, “The Flintstones” and “Arachnophobia”.
For his performance in the comedy series “Studio 60 on the Sunset Trip”, John won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series. He also ventured into the field of voice acting, lending his voice to Robot Santa in the animated science fiction sitcom “Futurama”, while John also starred as Pacha in the 2000 critically acclaimed animated buddy comedy movie “The Emperor’s New Groove”.
John also voiced Sully, one of the lead characters in animated movies “Monsters, Inc.” and “Monsters University”, in 2001 and 2013 respectively. He appeared in many movies and TV series during the 2000s, and then in 2011 guest starred in a single episode of the critically acclaimed comedy series “Community”.
He was awarded a Disney Legends Award on 10 August 2013, and on 10 March 2017 received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
One of his most recent roles has been in the comedy series “The Righteous Gemstones”, in which he has been starring as the lead character alongside Danny McBride and Adam Levine since 2019. The series was created by Danny McBride and follows the lives of a televangelist family.
For his acting skills, John has been nominated for 104 awards, winning 31.
He is a huge fan of baseball, and cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals competing in Major League Baseball (MLB), and just recently in 2020, John narrated a documentary film about the team.