Kerri Browitt Caviezel is a British national and a Western Washington University graduate. Also a teacher, she is known to the public as the wife of Jim Caviezel, the actor famed for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson‘s Passion of the Christ.
Unlike her famous husband, Browitt operates under the radar. She is also a flutist, a skill she learned and perfected in high school. While her husband entertains us on the screen, Kerri cheers him from home where she takes care of the household, including their three adopted kids. Learn other facts about Jim Caviezel’s wife.
Kerri Browitt Caviezel – Bio
Kerri Browitt Caviezel was born in the United Kingdom but her birth date has not been revealed to the public and the exact place where she was born still remains vague as well. While we may want to know everything possible about her early years and family background, Jim Caviezel’s missus is not forthcoming with her biographical information. The only member of her family known to the media is her sister – Kristen, the wife of former St. Louis Rams head coach, Scott Linehan.
Kerri Browitt Caviezel attended Cle Elum High School in Cle Elum, Washington where she was a first-team All-State basketball player. While Jim graduated from the University of Washington, Kerri Browitt Caviezel attended Western Washington University (WWU). The 5 feet 9 inches beauty also played in the school’s Women’s Basketball team (WWU Vikings) in 1989/90. She was one of the only two Vikings to complete a career ranking among WWU’s top 10 leaders in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots. She co-captained the team on the 1988-89 squad that finished 30-5, the first and only 30-win women’s hoop squad in school history. The same season, Kerri also won District 1 and B-District I playoff titles and reached the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament.
Through her four-year career, she started all but four games and never missed a contest. Additionally, Kerri became an NAIA National Scholar-Athlete and was named to the school’s President’s List nine times.
Her husband, Jim, also played professional basketball while in college. Nevertheless, neither she nor Jim made it to the professional arena. Jim’s career was cut short by an injury in college but it is not known why Kerri chose not to pursue the sports further. In February 2015, Kerri Browitt Caviezel was inducted into WWU’s Athletics Hall of Fame. She attended the ceremony in Bellingham, Washington with her children.
Kerri now teaches English in a high school and is also a flutist. Besides these, she is a loving wife and mother who is dedicated to her family.
Husband, Kids & Family Life of Jim Caviezel’s Wife
Jim Caviezel was born on September 26, 1968, in Mount Vernon, Washington, United States. He was raised along with his four siblings, a younger brother and three sisters, in Conway, Washington. He is an actor who is best known for playing Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ (2004). His net worth is estimated to be $25 million.
He met Kerri Browitt in 1993 on a blind date arranged by his own sister, Amy. While they did not fall in love instantly, they went on subsequent dates and three years later, on July 20, 1996, the duo exchanged their marital vows in front of family and friends. Their wedding was held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Roslynn, Washington. Kerri and Jim are both devout Catholics.
Kerri Browitt and Jim Caviezel have three kids, Bo (b. December 12, 1999), Lyn Elizabeth “LeLe” (b. September 25, 2001), and David (b. 2010). Interestingly, none of the kids is their biological child, they were all adopted from China; all the kids had cancer but that did not deter the couple.
When they adopted their daughter, Lyn, they were offered a healthy newborn girl but opted for the five-year-old Lyn who had a brain tumor. Speaking on their decision to adopt her, the couple stated that instead of going for healthy children, they reasoned that those would definitely find a good home but it is very unlikely that a sick child would.
Just like Lyn, Bo was also born with a brain tumor while David was diagnosed with a high-stage sarcoma on his leg. The tumors, however, turned out to be benign and has since been successfully removed. Also, after numerous visits to the hospital, their son David had his leg saved and is now living happily with his family. Jim describes his wife as beauty and kindness personified and the family of five share a very special bonding.