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The Facts About Jeremy Yaffe, Alan Arkin’s First Wife and Their Marriage

Jeremy Yaffe is the first wife of Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin. In addition to being an actor, her ex-husband is also a director and screenwriter. Being in the industry for over six decades, Arkin has won numerous prestigious accolades including Golden Globe Awards and British Academy Film Awards. His best works are The Russians Are Coming (1966), The In-Laws (1979), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Argo (2012).

Besides, Alan Arkin’s ex-wife Jeremy who was a nurse by profession shared two children with him. They went their separate ways only a year after their second child was born. Let’s find out about Jeremy’s life post-divorce. Is Yaffe remarried to anyone?

In today’s article, we will further discuss her career as a nurse, net worth, and so forth.

Who are Jeremy Yaffe’s Parents? Her Early Life and Age

According to Ancestry, Jeremy was born in the year 1937 in Massachusetts. She was born to her parents George Yaffe and Ninna Yaffe. At the age of three, she moved to Massachusetts. She even had a maid Irene Giovannini while growing up. So, we could say that she had a hurdle-less childhood.

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Jeremy Yaffe is the first wife of actor Alan Arkin
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As of 2022, Jeremy Yaffe’s age is 85. She is of a White ethnic group and holds American nationality.

Jeremy Yaffe was a nurse

Talking about Alan Arkin’s ex-wife profession, Jeremy was a registered nurse. She used to work as a medical attendant in California until her medical license expired on 29 Feb 2012. However, other than that there is nothing more about her professional career.

As we have mentioned earlier that Yaffe only came to popularity as Alan Arkin’s first wife. Because of this, much of her career other than being a nurse is unknown.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband is a worldwide famous actor.

All You Need to Know About Her Former Spouse’s Profession

Going to her ex-husband, Alan is one of the most recognized faces in the entertainment industry. Throughout his extensive career as an actor, Alan has given many hits to the entertainment industry.

The most significant nomination Arkin got was an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his first screen appearance in the movie The Russians Are Coming, Russians Are Coming in 1966. Some of his other works are The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, Little Murders, The In-Laws, Glengarry Glen Ross, and so forth.

In addition to that, his career as a director also took off in 1969 with his directorial debut in People Soup. The short movie was even nominated for the Oscars. He has also directed movies such as Little Murders, Fire Sale, Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon, and Arigo.

Jeremy’s ex-husband is truly a talented person with his hands full. He has also engaged in writing and is the author of many books. Some of his books are Tony’s Hard Work Day, The Lemming Condition, Halfway Through the Door: An Actor’s Journey Toward Self, and The Clearing. Furthermore, the man of many talents has also published two memoirs which are An Improvised Life (2011) and Out of My Mind (2018).

Jeremy Yaffe’s Marriage With Her Ex-Husband Alan Arkin

Jeremy married her ex-husband Alan on 14 December 1955. They wed in a private wedding ceremony which was attended by their family members and friends.

During their early married life, Alan was still a struggling actor. He used to play small roles on TV and on stage. Furthermore, Jeremy’s then-husband reportedly made living by doing several odd jobs such as delivery boy, pot washer, babysitter, and repairman.

But, things changed for good after a year into the marriage. In 1956, Jeremy’s then-husband co-wrote “The Banana Boat Song” which went a super hit. The song even reached number 4 on Billboard’s chart of music. The following year, Arkin appeared on the big screen as a lead singer with his vocal group called The Tarriers.

Their Divorce

Although things initially seemed to be going well between Jeremy and her husband, their marriage started falling apart by the early 1960s. And they divorced in 1961, after 6-years of their matrimonial relationship.

But, neither Jeremy nor her spouse Alan has revealed why they went their separate ways.

Both Of Jeremy Yaffe’s Children Are Actors

Jeremy shared two beautiful kids with her then-husband Alan Arkin. Their firstborn son Adam Arkin was born on August 19, 1956. Likewise, her second child is Matthew Arkin, born on 21 March 1960.

Both of her children are now successful actors. Her first child, Adam, is famous for his role as Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope. He started off his acting career, playing the role in the series Busting Loose. He later also worked on movies such as Hitch and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. 

Moreover, Jeremy Yaffe’s son Adam is also a director. Some of his credits as a director are Grey’s Anatomy, Boston Legal, The Riches, The Blacklist, Justified, and Masters of Sex.

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Both of Jeremy’s sons are into acting
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On the other hand, her second-born is also an actor. Prior to acting, Matthew once also pursued a degree to become a lawyer. However, the star kid later decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. Some of his works are The Sunshine Boys, Dinner with Friends, Losing Louie, and 100 Centre Street. 

Moreover, both of Jeremy’s kids also starred in their father’s directorial debut People Soup.

Did Jeremy Remarry After Divorcing Alan Arkin?

Following her divorce from her ex Alan, Jeremy Yaffe moved on with her new partner. Jeremy later remarried a person named Franklin W Wakefield. They actually tied the knot in the year 1966. After the wedding, Jeremy also goes by the name Jeremy Wakefield. However, this marriage too couldn’t last long like Jeremy’s first marriage. She divorced her second husband Franklin in 1984.

Similarly, her ex-spouse Alan has also been married twice after divorcing Jeremy. He first married actress and screenwriter Barbara Dana. The two exchanged their vows in 1964. However, they divorced after almost three decades of their marriage in 1994. Between them, the two share a son Anthony (Tony) Dana Arkin born in 1967.

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Jeremy’s family (Molly, Suzzanne, Alan, Emmet, and Matthew)
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After divorcing his second wife, Alan went on to marry his third wife a psychotherapist Suzanne Newlander in 1996. The two have been married ever since.

Where is Jeremy Yaffe Now?

After parting with her Oscar-winning husband, Alan Arkin’ first wife Jeremy has stayed away from the prying eyes of the camera. But, as of now, the 85-yr old resides at 429 Hudson St, Oakland, California 94618.

How Rich Is Her Sx-husband Alan Arkin?

Being in the industry for over six decades has brought huge fortune for Jeremy Yaffe’s first-spouse Alan. As of 2022, Alan Arkin’s estimated net worth is $10 million. Similarly, Jeremy’s firstborn Adam Arkin’s net worth is $10 million too. Both the father-son duo earned most of their wealth through their career as an actor.