• Timothy Olyphant is a Hollywood actor and his wife, Alexis Knief, is a very private woman
• They have been married for almost three decades and have three children together
• Not much is known about Alexis, but it is known that she attended the University of Southern California, where the couple met
• They have a loving relationship and share a sense of humour
• Alexis is an estimated $1 million net worth, while her husband is over $20 million



Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthMay 20, 1968
SpouseAlexis Knief, Timothy Olyphant
MarkUnusual posture
FactLast name is pronounced "Ol-uh-fint" and rhymes with "flint" (not "plant").


Timothy Olyphant is a well-known Hollywood actor, with many roles that have earned him the respect of movie lovers all over the world. His wife Alexis Knief, is a very private woman who does not often take part in the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown.

Not much is known about her despite her husband being a big star – Timothy himself doesn’t spend a lot of time in the limelight either. The two of them have been married for almost three decades and have three children together. They currently live in Los Angeles.

Early life and family

Alexis was born on the 1st of January 1970, in the United States. Not much else has been disclosed about her early life and family. She keeps her personal information so private that no one even knows what her parents’ names are, or if she has any siblings.

Educational background

Once again, this kind of information about Alexis is very rare, but thanks to her relationship with Timothy, we know she attended the University of Southern California, as this is where the two of them met, and it’s believed where their romance started.

The couple is said to have been sweethearts at university who later went on to get married, true soulmates. It is not known what kind of degree Alexis obtained at the university.

Career

As far as anyone knows, Alexis is a housewife and mother to her and Timothy’s children. But it is quite possible that she has a business or entrepreneurial undertaking that she keeps private, like she does most of her life.

Alexis Knief

Hobbies, favourite things and interesting facts

Unfortunately, we do not know much about what Alexis does in her free time, who she really is as a person or what her favourite things are. She does an excellent job of being a woman of mystery.

Who is Timothy Olyphant?

Timothy is an actor – and a producer of movies – and is well-known for his many roles over the years. He was born in Hawaii but moved to California with his family when he was two years old.

He starred in the popular TV show ‘Deadwood’ as well as ‘Justified’ and ‘The Santa Clarita Diet’. His acting in ‘The Crazies’, ‘Catch and Release’ and ‘Rango’ also earned him admiration from fans. He is considered a successful entertainer who is laid-back and very friendly.

Relationship with Timothy

After dating for some time, Timothy popped the question – how and when is unknown – these two really know how to keep people guessing.

When they do make public appearances though, they are admired for their apparently loving relationship, with many people thinking that the couple is a counter example to so many failed relationships in Hollywood. They married at a private event in 1991 and have apparently had their ups and downs, but they will soon celebrate their 30th anniversary.

Timothy once attributed their successful marriage to choosing the right person and being willing to ‘do the work’.

It has been noticed that Timothy wears his wedding band on his right hand rather than the left one, which has led to people thinking that there is trouble in paradise. However, it turns out that he just prefers to wear his ring on the right hand.

The Divorce Joke

Timothy once made a joke about leaving his wife, should he win the Emmy Award that he was nominated for, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role in ‘Justified’. The award was scooped up by Kyle Chandler for his work on ‘Friday Night Lights’.

Timothy once said that his joke was actually Alexis’ idea, and this shows the kind of relationship they have – one that is filled with jokes and humour.

Children

The pair are parents to three children – the eldest, Grace Katherine, was born on 20 June 1999,  they then had a son, Henry two years later, and their third child, Vivian was born in 2003. Timothy has previously praised Alexis for being very supportive and intelligent, and enjoys spending time with her and their kids.

Physical characteristics

  • Hair colour: Dirty blonde
  • Eye colour: Light green
  • Height: 5ft 8ins (1.7m)
  • Weight: lbs ( kgs) – Not disclosed
  • Birth sign: Capricorn
  • Vital Statistics: Not disclosed
  • Shoe Size: Not disclosed
  • Bra Size: Not disclosed

Net worth

Because so little is known about Alexis, it is hard to tell exactly what her net worth is, but it is estimated that it’s about $1 million as of early 2020. Her husband has a net worth that is reputedly over $20 million.

General Info

Full NameTimothy Olyphant
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthMay 20, 1968
Height1.83 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Voice Actor
EducationUniversity of Southern California, Fred C. Beyer High School, University of Southern California
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseAlexis Knief, Timothy Olyphant
ChildrenVivian Olyphant, Grace Olyphant, Henry Olyphant, Grace Olyphant, Vivian Olyphant, Henry Olyphant
ParentsKatherine Olyphant, John Vernon Bevan Olyphant
SiblingsMatt Olyphant, Andy Olyphant

Accomplishments

AwardsSatellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series, Young Hollywood Award for Best Bad Boy
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, Genie Award for Best Performanc...
MoviesHitman, The Crazies, I Am Number Four, Live Free or Die Hard, A Perfect Getaway, Catch and Release, The Girl Next Door, Mother's Day, Rango, Snowden, A Man Apart, Scream 2, Dreamcatcher, Gone in 60 Seconds, This Is Where I Leave You, Stop-Loss, Rock Star, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, E...
TV ShowsJustified, Damages, Deadwood, High Incident, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Santa Clarita Diet, Fire in the Hole

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Grits his teeth when he speaks
2Unusual posture

Quotes

#Quote
1[on his unique walk] I think people talking about the way I walk sounds great. Me talking about the way I walk sounds moronic.
2[on Justified (2010), which ran for six seasons] I have a very healthy understanding of how good a gig this is. You're never quite sure, when you first get something if you really have a sense of what an opportunity it is. I think I've learned, over the years, that this is about as good as it gets, as far as working in show business.
3[on room service] I'll admit a little something: If I go to one of those hotels where there's like a $50 omelet, I'm taking the silverware home with me. I'm not saying it's right. I just feel like it's an unspoken agreement where the mug and the silverware are just part of the deal.
4[on late writer Elmore Leonard, who created the Raylan Givens character in Justified (2010)] The guy was genuinely cool. It was never a pose with him. You can go into any party or public gathering, and you'll see lots of people trying to act cool, and then there's always one person off in the corner, not doing much, who's the real deal. That was Elmore.
5[on playing a fictionalized version of himself on The Grinder (2015) and being portrayed as a philanderer] I said (to the people behind the show), "This is a little bit of an issue because I'm playing Timothy Olyphant and Timothy Olyphant has been married for 25 years... and you've got him showing up and he's going to have this affair with this girl, and that's not really 'me,'" and they said, "Well, that's not the way we see the character." I actually said to my wife at one point, "Are we OK with this?" and she said, "Tim, nobody takes this shit seriously."
6[on the the strong dialogue on Justified (2010), inspired by the writing of Elmore Leonard] It's a joy, you know, it's a pleasure to be able to speak these lines and have such good dialogue. It's hard to get your hands on that and I feel like I get to do it week in and week out. And it's not lost on me and what an opportunity it is and I'm enjoying every second of it. But, my contribution to that... you know, very little. I'm not sure it's my greatest strength. The word "dude" comes out of my mouth a lot and so my contributions need to be translated and rearticulated in Elmore speak.
7[on fandom and being recognized] I know the difference between someone coming up to you on the street and saying, "Hey, you're that dude, right. Yes, that's what I thought," and somebody coming up and saying, "Big fan of the show. Big fan of that character." And that's nice. You're out there telling stories, you're hoping to find an audience, and it's very appreciated.
8I trust that I know a good part when I see one and usually, when I see one, I have to wait for seven people to pass, in order for me to get it.
9[on Deadwood (2004)] I think that after 9/11 there was a feeling in this country that people felt that their enemies were everywhere and around the corner, and were looking at their neighbors differently. That feeling seemed to be very much alive in our show. That capacity for violence was everywhere. So, as much as it was about the 1800s, it felt very much like we were doing something contemporary.
10[Joking about why he was passed over as Best Actor in a Dramatic Series for his show Justified (2010)] As I understand it, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is fifty people from around the world that make that vote, and I slept with three of them. I don't know if that helps me or hurts me, but it just shows you it could turn pretty quick.
11[on committing to a TV series] I can't speak for everybody, but for me, if you told actors that you wanted to do a TV series and it was going to run three years and that's it, you're done, I think the line would get a lot longer, without question. It's really easy to fall into this habit of, "Ahh, I don't know what I'm going to do next." You think every job is your last job, but there's another side to that, which is that it never gets any better than when you first get a new job. It's the most fun. When somebody says, "You got the job," that's the most fun, and from that point forward, it's so exciting, but part of the fun is when the job is over and you move on. The danger with success in television is "Haven't we shot this episode before? Didn't we shoot this scene two years ago?" I think it's really hard to just take the risk from season to season and not be afraid to give the audience something completely different, and trust that they'll come with you.
12Well, bottom line with A Perfect Getaway (2009) was, I thought "I'm going to have a lot of fun at work". That part was gonna get me an opportunity to play and have fun. There's something great when you read something and you have some sense of, "I know what to do here. Give me a little room. This is going to be a lot of fun". And then when we got Steve [Steve Zahn], "Well, now it's going to be a ton of fun, because there's somebody who's going to be so fun to bounce off of". The quality of the actors I got to work with on that made it seem like I was getting away with something.
13[on Deadwood (2004)] The fact is, this job is always fun, always a good time, but it's not that often that you can be as proud of it as I am of this experience. We just had a great time making it too.
14Istanbul was unbelievable! What a city! I could go back there again and again. That was a fascinating place. It was a very foreign experience. But yeah, that is one of the perks of the job. You get to go places that you'd never imagine and see a part of the world you hadn't considered before. It was great. (On filming portions of Hitman (2007) in Istanbul).

Facts

#Fact
1Before he got work as an actor, he started his career performing stand-up comedy in New York City and Boston, where Dave Attell, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Jay Mohr and Dave Chappelle were other new comedians on the scene.
2Is very good friends with Conan O'Brien and is a frequent guest on his talk show.
3He is a third cousin, once removed, of journalist Anderson Cooper, a second cousin, twice removed, of Anderson's mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and a fourth cousin of filmmaker James Vanderbilt. Timothy's three times paternal great-grandparents, William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam, were also the two times maternal great-grandparents of Anderson Cooper and the three times paternal great-grandparents of James Vanderbilt.
4His maternal great-grandfather, Abraham Gideon, was a Jewish immigrant from Tula, Russia. Timothy's other ancestry is mostly English, along with German, Scottish, Dutch, and Irish. Through his father, Timothy is a four times great-grandson of industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt, and a three times great-grandson of his son, William Henry Vanderbilt, who vastly expanded the Vanderbilt family fortune. Timothy's paternal grandmother, Adele Sloane Hammond, was the sister of music producer John Hammond and the sister-in-law of musician Benny Goodman. Another of Timothy's four times great-grandfathers, Dr. David Olyphant, born in Scotland, served as director-general of Southern hospitals during the American Revolutionary War. His third great-grandfather, David Olyphant, and great-great-grandfather, Robert Morrison Olyphant, were both prominent businessmen.
5Timothy was classmates with actor Jeremy Renner during their high school years, in Modesto, Ca. Both attended Beyer High School, during the 1980s, although they were not in the same graduating class.
6He was considered for the role of Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008).
7Last name is pronounced "Ol-uh-fint" and rhymes with "flint" (not "plant").
8Has three children with his wife Alexis: a daughter Grace (born 1999), a son named Henry (born 2001) and a daughter named Vivian (born 2003).
9Read sports for Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1 on its morning show until the departure of Joe Escalante in 2008.
10While at the University of Southern California, he studied fine art and theater.
11Lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.
12Swam competitively while attending the University of Southern California (US National Finalist in the 200m individual medley)
13His older brother, Andy Olyphant, is an A & R executive for Warner Bros. Records. His younger brother, Matt Olyphant, was the lead singer for Fetish.
141986 graduate of Fred C. Beyer High School, Modesto, California.
15He was raised in Modesto, California and attended the University of Southern California.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Santa Clarita Diet2017TV Series pre-productionJoel
Behold My Heart2017post-productionSteven Lang
Snowden2016CIA Agent Geneva
Mother's Day2016Henry
The Grinder2015-2016TV SeriesTimothy Olyphant / Rake Grinder
Justified2010-2015TV SeriesRaylan Givens
This Is Where I Leave You2014Horry Callen
The Mindy Project2013TV SeriesGraham
Dealin' with Idiots2013Max's Dad
Archer2013TV SeriesLucas Troy
The League2012TV SeriesWesley
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32011Video GameGrinch (voice)
I Am Number Four2011Henri
Rango2011Spirit of the West (voice)
The Office2010TV SeriesDanny Cordray
Damages2009-2010TV SeriesWes Krulik
Elektra Luxx2010Dellwood Butterworth
The Crazies2010David
A Perfect Getaway2009Nick
High Life2009Dick
Samantha Who?2008TV SeriesWinston Funk
Stop-Loss2008Lt. Col. Boot Miller
Turok2008Video GameCowboy (voice)
Hitman2007/IAgent 47
Gag Reel2007Video shortThomas Gabriel
Meet Bill2007Chip Johnson
Live Free or Die Hard2007Thomas Gabriel
Catch and Release2006/IIFritz
Deadwood2004-2006TV SeriesSeth Bullock
My Name Is Earl2006TV SeriesBilly Reed
The Girl Next Door2004Kelly
A Man Apart2003Hollywood Jack
Dreamcatcher2003Pete
Night Visions2002TV SeriesEli
Shadow Realm2002TV MovieEli West
Coastlines2002Sonny Mann
Rock Star2001Rob Malcolm, Blood Pollution Guitarist
The Safety of Objects2001Randy
Doppelganger2001ShortBrian
Head Over Heels2001Michael
Gone in Sixty Seconds2000Detective Drycoff
Auggie Rose2000Roy Mason
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy2000Dennis
Advice from a Caterpillar1999Brat
No Vacancy1999Luke
Go1999Todd Gaines
Sex and the City1998TV SeriesSam
When Trumpets Fade1998TV MovieLt. Lukas
19991998Hooks
Ellen Foster1997TV MovieRoy Hobbs
Scream 21997Mickey
A Life Less Ordinary1997Hiker
High Incident1997TV SeriesBrett Farraday
The First Wives Club1996Brett Artounian
Mr. & Mrs. Smith1996TV SeriesScooby
77 Sunset Strip1995TV Movie

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Santa Clarita Diet2017TV Series executive producer pre-production
JustifiedTV Series co-executive producer - 26 episodes, 2013 - 2014 producer - 26 episodes, 2011 - 2012 executive producer - 13 episodes, 2015
Justified: Sneak Peek2013Short co-executive producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Justified: Sneak Peek2013ShortHimself
The Office: The Farewells2013TV Series documentary
Live with Kelly and Michael2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wild West2013TV Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sesame Street2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
ES.TV HD2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Attack of the Show!2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard'2007Video documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dinner for Five2005TV SeriesHimself
Making 'Deadwood': Season Two2005TV Short documentaryHimself (as Tim Olyphant)
Making 'Deadwood': The Show Behind the Show2004TV Short documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Pete
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 2 - Cannes1999Video documentaryHimself
Conan2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Complaining About Cancelled Appearance / Himself - Guest
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mixing It Up with Timothy Olyphant2015TV ShortHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Grinder (2015)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaJustified (2010)
2000Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest Bad BoyGo (1999)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Drama SeriesJustified (2010)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Lead ActorJustified (2010)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Drama SeriesJustified (2010)
2013IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroJustified (2010)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesJustified (2010)
2013TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite ActorJustified (2010)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Drama SeriesJustified (2010)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesJustified (2010)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaJustified (2010)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesJustified (2010)
2011Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Drama SeriesJustified (2010)
2011GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleHigh Life (2009)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Lead ActorJustified (2010)
2011IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroJustified (2010)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesJustified (2010)
2011TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaJustified (2010)
2010IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroJustified (2010)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Horror ActorThe Crazies (2010)
2010TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorA Perfect Getaway (2009)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDeadwood (2004)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Cable SeriesSex and the City (1998)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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