It is really beginning to look like the marriage between actress Amanda Anka and actor Jason Bateman is the happily ever after type as they now serve as a source of inspiration to celebrity couples who cannot hold their homes together. The couple has been married since 2001 and 18 years and two kids later, they are still going strong.
Amanda can best be described as a film and television actress, she has also functioned as a voice actress in the past. She burst into the limelight on the set of the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer and since then, Amanda has played notable roles in productions like Taxi. Lost Highway, Lightbulb, as well as Cherry Falls. Continue reading as we x-ray the life and celebrity profile of the wife of Jason Bateman.
Amanda Anka – Bio
She is an American national born in New York City on the 10th of December 1968. She was born with the given name of Amanda Katherine Anka, her astrological sign is Sagittarius and she is of white ethnicity. Both of her parents were into showbiz, her dad earned a living as a musician and an actor while her mother Anne de Zogheb attained popularity as a model. Her parents’ marriage lasted for over 37 years from 1963 to 2000 and apart from Amanda who is their second child, they have four other daughters – Alexandra, Anthea, Amelia, and Alicia. Amanda’s only male sibling is her stepbrother Ethna Anka.
Celebrity Facts and Profile of Jason Bateman’s Wife
- Celebrity Profile
She was catapulted to instant fame when she came on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer – a TV flick that was released in 1992. 1997 saw her as part of the cast of Lost Highway – a French-American neo-noir flick. The slasher movie titled Cherry Falls cast her in the role of Deputy Sheriff Mina. Amanda was part of the film Taxi in 2004 after which she appeared in Lightbulb – an Indie drama. She has also come in as a guest star on some television shows like; Diagnosis Murder, 90210, ER, and many more.
- Net Worth
As an actress, Amanda has garnered a decent amount of money as her net worth; a not-so-reliable source pegged her accumulated wealth at $1 million. However, her superstar husband boasts $30 million as his estimated net worth. In 2014, the couple traded in their 2,879-square-foot mid-century modern-style house in Hollywood Hills for the sum of $2.25 million only to purchase a five-bedroom house in LA for the sum of $3 million. The former owner of the house was the deceased actor Ernest Borgnine.
- Relationship History
The story of Amanda’s love life is a very simple one as she appears to be a one-man kind of woman. Her marriage to Jason Bateman has lasted for almost 18 years since they tied the nuptial knot in 2001. Her marriage makes her the daughter-in-law of renowned actor, director, and producer Kent Batman and sister-in-law to Justine Bateman, another entertainer in the Bateman family.
The couple’s marriage is blessed with two kids, a couple of daughters. Francesca Nora Bateman whose date of birth is the 28th of February 2006 is their first, she soon became a sister to Maple Sylvie Bateman who came into the world on the 10th of February 2012.
Her height is listed as 5 feet 4 inches while her body weight of 53kg is commensurate with her height. Amanda’s general body measurements from the bust to hips are listed as 34-24-34 inches or 84-69-84 cm. Amanda Anka wears a bra size of 32B, she is a natural brunette with hazel eyes.
- Scandals and Controversy
The wife of Jason Bateman made headlines in 2014 when she leveled allegations against known hotelier Andre Balazs for groping her. It happened at London’s Chiltern Firehouse where they attended a dinner party after the premiere of Horrible Bosses 2 which was her husband’s film.
According to Amanda Anka, Balazs slipped his hand under her skirt, grabbing her crotch while she was on her way up the firehouse ladder which was constructed to enable the guests to observe the grand view of London. Media sources revealed that Amanda was initially hesitant to ascend the ladder but changed her mind at Balazs’ insistence. Her husband called out the hotelier and spat gum in his face when she told him what happened and they had to leave the premises immediately.