Catriona McGinn is the wife of Mark-Paul Gosselaar who is famous for his role of Zack Morris in NBC’s sitcom, Saved By The Bell. Individually, she is an advertising executive and the mother of two children.
The towering blonde wife of Gosselaar is a beauty to behold. And her skills plus her proficient career make it more interesting to study her aside from her husband’s spotlight.
So let’s know how McGinn managed to create an identity of her own whilst unraveling the facts about her early life, career, relationship with her husband, as well as her personal aspects.
Catriona McGinn’s Early Life
McGinn was born on the 22nd of June, 1978. As of 2021, she is 43 years old. Most of Catriona’s family is from the United Kingdom and has Scottish origin.
Although her exact place of birth is unknown, considering the fact she gained her early education at John Abbot College in Quebec, the general notion is she is a Canadian.
She pursued her higher education at Simon Fraser University where she studied public relations, advertising, and applied communication. In 1998 she enrolled at McGill University to study media, cognitive, and child psychology and graduated in 2002.
Catriona Leads A Successful Career
While still in college, McGinn became an editorial manager for New Canadian Magazine. After working for two and a half years, she joined SparkNet Communications as an operation manager. In 2006 she got a new job at the Nielsen Company as a general manager. She would work at the company for about 3 years and 7 months.
The five foot eleven Mrs. Gosselaar then worked as a business developer for Media Monitors. Thereafter, she provided her services to Social 5150, a social media agency.
She next became the co-founder and director of sales and marketing of Paskal Lamour, New York, a company where she still works. McGinn also has been an interior designer associate for Jeff Lewis Design since August 2015.
The blue-eyed gorgeous has also made appearances in 14 episodes of Bravo’s reality series, Flipping Out, and in three episodes of food-based television series, Dinner at Tiffani’s.
Catriona McGinn Is Married To Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Catriona married Mark-Paul Gosselaar in July 2012. They began dating in 2010. Gosselaar proposed to her with a 5-carat cushion-cut Neil Lane ring in August 2011. The wedding took place at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California on Saturday. The pair spent their honeymoon in Italy.
Prior to walking down the aisle with McGinn, Gosselaar was married to Lisa Ann Russell. They split after 14 years of marriage in June 2010 finalizing their divorce in May 2011. The former husband and the wife share two children, Michael and Ava.
In 2011, the actor explained his kids absolutely adored McGinn, and that she, too, was great with them.
Catriona and her husband, welcomed their first child, son Dekker Edward, in October 2013. Three years later the couple celebrated the birth of their girl, Lachlan on February 17, 2015.
Catriona McGinn’s Husband, Mark-Paul Gosselaar Has Appeared In Over Fifty Shows
McGinn’s partner, Gosselaar has been acting since age 12; he first made his screen debut in NBC’s fantasy drama series, Highway to Heaven as Rofe Baldt. He came to public notice as the star of the hit television comedy series Saved by the Bell, which aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993.
His character, Zack Morris, was adapted from the short-lived Disney Channel sitcom, Good Morning, Miss Bliss. In 2019, Mark began portraying the lead role of Paul Jackson (Rainbow’s father) in the ABC comedy series Mixed-ish (spin-off and prequel series of Black-ish). McGinn’s husband reprised his role as Zack Morris in the 2020 sequel series Saved by the Bell.
In addition, he has also appeared in other hit series like The Twilight Zone, Law & Order: Special Victims, NYPD Blue, Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash, Men At Work, Pitch, Family Guy, The Passage, among others.
Her Husband Doesn’t Want Their Children In The Entertainment Industry
Ironic enough, one who started and made his career out of his child persona doesn’t want his kids to try their fate in show biz.
In March 2021, while interviewing for People, Catriona’s husband remembered the realities of growing up in the business — including the “rejection” he and his co-actors faced and being treated like adults when they were still kids.
He also mentioned the burden he used to bear while auditioning for roles. The actor despised the idea of thinking like an adult when you aren’t one. Consequently, he ruled his kids are better off pursuing a career in the industry owing to the aforesaid reasons.
Mark, nonetheless, maintains he will be supportive of his childrens’ decision of becoming an actor only when they turn 18. The 47-year-old actor said he would be more supportive once his kids turn 18.
Catriona McGinn’s Net Worth
McGinn has been working since her college years. Her resume is no short of experiences; which she gained from working for reputed multinational brands. She has been active in marketing and advertising since the early 2000s.
The significantly tall life partner of Gosselaar could be raking anything but a meager salary from her professional pursuits. In fact, there’s should be no harm in saying her yearly take tallies at over $400,000 or so. Yet, the precise detail, regarding her net worth or financial gain, is something that is yet to come to the public’s knowledge.
Nevertheless, considering the time she’s been in her profession, Catriona must have reached close to or even over $1million in career earnings. Meanwhile, her husband Mark has a total net worth of $8 million.